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January 7, 2015

Events

January 8
PhD Candidacy Exam: Mohammad Shahidul

January 8
Faculty of Education 3MT heat

January 9
Art on the Line Preview Exhibition

January 9
Research Talk: Ed Hornibrook

January 9
People on the Pipeline Winning Videos

January 9 and 10
Volleyball (W) Calgary @ UBCO

January 9 and 10
Volleyball (M) Calgary @ UBCO

January 14
Opening up colonial space: Aboriginality, Perth and the Nyoongar Tent Embassy

January 14
Faculty of Education Working Paper Series roundtable discussion

January 15
QuitNow Men: A quit smoking website designed with men for men

January 15
Dissertation Examination: Hessamodin Teimouri

January 15
Dissertation Examination Announcement: Hanie Esmaeilzadeh

January 15 and 16
Volleyball (W) Thompson Rivers @ UBCO

January 15 and 16
Volleyball (M): Thompson Rivers @ UBCO

January 16
Alterknowledge: How Just is Fair Trade?

January 16 and 17
It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend

January 16 and 17
Basketball (W) Mount Royal @ UBCO

January 16 and 17
Basketball (M) Mount Royal @ UBCO

January 19
Research Talk: Margaret Walton-Roberts

January 20
Info Session: Labatt Brewing Company

January 24
Annual Active Chess Championship

January 27
Dignity therapy: Why is it important and what role can I play in supporting it?

January 28
Building the well-being of men in the community: Starting Men's Sheds in Canada

Workshops

January 7
Introduction to Blackboard Connect for Lecturers, Adjuncts, Sessionals

January 9
Teaching Portfolios

January 12
TA Credentialing (Foundations)

January 13
Academic Integrity and Working with Turnitin for Lecturers, Adjuncts, Sessionals

January 14
SoTL Grant Information Session

January 14 and 21
BEN (Behaviour Modification, Exercise, Nutrition)

January 16
Introduction to Snagit

January 16
Reflective Practice Workshop

January 19
Smartforms Training

January 20
Assessment Module #1-Developing an Assessment Philosophy and Connecting Assessment to Learning Outcomes

January 29
RISe Drop-in Session

For more events and events workshops visit ok.ubc.ca/events

Workshops

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Employee NewsAnthony Haddad, director of Okanagan Campus Planning and Development, with a concept drawing from the draft UBC Okanagan Master Plan.
Anthony Haddad, director of Okanagan Campus Planning and Development, with a concept drawing from the draft UBC Okanagan Master Plan.

Updating the UBC Okanagan Master Plan

On Jan. 28, the campus community is invited to a Public Open House on the draft UBC Okanagan Master Plan. Provide your feedback at the Open House or online from Jan. 26 to Feb. 6 at planning.ubc.ca/okanagan

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Free Group Fitness classes all week

DON'T MISS OUT

A faculty and staff Group Fitness pass gives you access to unlimited group fitness classes from now until April 17. That's 15 weeks of fun, energizing fitness experiences right on campus – for only $100!

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Bundle up to save energy

Did you know? By turning off a ceramic office heater for one workday you can save enough energy to heat 600 cups of tea. Wearing seasonally-appropriate clothing is one effective way to conserve energy.

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Green research funding available

Reduce the environmental impact of your research
or lab

Faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply for up to $4,000 from the Green Labs Fund. In 2013, successful applicants received funding to decrease water use, reduce hazardous waste, and purchase equipment requiring the use of fewer chemicals.

Submission deadline is January 27, 2014.

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Reading Week Days of Caring volunteer opportunities available

The Community Service Learning Program in partnership with United Way's Days of Caring has organized a series of one-day volunteer opportunities for interested students from February 9 to 13.

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UBC StoriesJack Shadbolt’s Primavera now graces the south wall at UBC’s University Centre Ballroom.
Jack Shadbolt's Primavera now graces the south wall at UBC's University Centre Ballroom.

UBC's art collection transformed by Jack Shadbolt sculptures

Two enormous, colourful butterflies now enhance University Centre Ballroom

It may be winter, but two bright and colourful butterflies have made a recent and dramatic appearance at UBC's Okanagan campus.

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Jim Bell, left, Kristof Schlagintweit (No. 6) and Josh Harvey (No. 10) work with their teammates during a recent game at UBC Okanagan. Courtesy Greystoke Photography.
Jim Bell, left, Kristof Schlagintweit (No. 6) and Josh Harvey (No. 10) work with their teammates during a recent game at UBC Okanagan. Photo credit: Greystoke Photography.

Engineering students a smash with men's UBC Heat volleyball

Close-knit team has strong ties that keep them together on and off the court

To some, volleyball is a just game. To others, it's science in action.

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With mindfulness in mind, smartUBC is developing new programs and services for educators and community, industry, and academic partners.
With mindfulness in mind, smartUBC is developing new programs and services for educators and community, industry, and academic partners.

UBC Okanagan faculties adopt mindfulness to improve learning

Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques become part of curriculum

At UBC Okanagan, mindfulness has not only become a resolution, but a fast-growing movement to improve education -- in and outside the classroom.

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School of Engineering hosts Great Northern competition

This year -- from Jan. 21 to 25, 2015 -- the School of Engineering hosts the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race, bringing together about 420 engineering students from across Canada to Kelowna.

Race day on Jan. 24 takes place at Big White Ski Resort.

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Belgian dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez
Belgian dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez

Performance Series dances into new year

Belgian choreographer performs Jan. 16 and 17
at Rotary Centre

The FCCS Performance Series kicks off the second half of its 2014-2015 season with two performances by Belgian dancer/choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez.

It's going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend showcases the talents of Gruwez, who fuses choreography, light, and fragments of speech by the notorious American televangelist Jimmy Swaggart.

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Denim Day graphicStudents bring Denim Day to UBC

January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UBC Okanagan and to help build awareness, the SARA program has organized Denim Day on January 21.

On that day all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear denim and a Denim Day sticker to help stand up against sexual assault.

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"People on the Pipeline" winning videos featured at Pipeline Art Jan. 9

Prize-winning films from the People on the Pipeline Contest will be featured at Pipeline Art, a free public event in Kelowna on Friday (7 p.m., Black Box Theatre at 1435 Water St.).

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  • 21st Century Campus
    UBC generates ideas that start evolutions. Help start an evolution at startanevolution.ca
  • Distinguished Speaker Series: Edward Burtynsky
    In his Distinguished Speaker Series talk, Edward Burtynsky discusses the intersection of his image-making process as an artist while exploring modern civilization's troubling relationship with nature.
  • Nobel Night 2014
    Panel members for this year's Nobel Night discuss the importance of recognizing the prize winners and their work.

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