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Feb. 18, 2015

Events

February 18
FCCS Visiting Author Series: Kevin Chong

February 18
Designing Tito's Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism and Socialism in Belgrade

February 19
Biology Research Talk: Sanjoy Ghosh

February 19
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Ahmed Arafa

February 19
Volleyball (W) Trinity Western vs. UBC Okanagan Heat

February 20
Volleyball (W) TBD vs. UBC Okanagan Heat

February 20
Pit Stop: Positive Space Committee

February 23
FCCS Visiting Artist Series: David Khang

February 24 and March 3
TEDx Tuesdays

February 24
An Illusion of Ignorance? The Muslims of the Middle East and the Franks before the Crusades

February 24 and March 3
Learn to Lift clinic

February 26
FCCS Visiting Author Series: Joanne Arnott

February 27
Slow Food and the Okanagan Sockeye Salmon

February 27
Alterknowledge: Creative Resistance: Art and Social Justice Activism

February 28
Entrepreneur Boot Camp

March 2
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Morteza Farrokhsiar

March 2
Positive organizational research in schools

March 3
Nurses and other palliative caregivers providing care in a context of end-of-life delirium

March 3
MSc Thesis Defense: Melissa Joy Cruz

March 4
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Final

March 5
Opportunities Fair

March 5
Breaking the cycle of chronic pain. What will it take?

March 12
Why do people lie?

Workshops

February 18, 25 and March 4
Behaviour Modification, Exercise, Nutrition

February 18
Discussions About Teaching Excellence

February 18
Thesis or Dissertation Structure: An Overview

February 19
New Staff Orientation

February 19, 26 and March 5
Living Life to the Full Series

February 20
Reflective Practice Workshop

February 23
Copyright Essentials for Writing your Thesis

February 24
Hiring Students Workshop

February 24 and March 3
Tuesday Mindfulness Session

February 24
Assessment Module 3: Feedback and Assessing Team Work

February 26
Writing the Literature Review

February 26
RISe Drop-in Session

March 2
Navigating FMS nQuery

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

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OGO Car Share car

OGO Car Share Co-op arrives on campus

Another sustainable transportation option for students, faculty and staff is now at UBC Okanagan.

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Town Hall: 2014 Workplace
Experiences Survey

The survey results are in. Find out what faculty and staff said about their experiences at UBC at the 2014 Workplace Experiences Survey Results Town Hall on February 26.

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2015 President's Award for Excellence

Nominations due March 13

Do you know a long-standing UBC staff member who makes outstanding contributions to UBC? Recognize their achievements by nominating them for the 2015 President's Service Award for Excellence.

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Showcasing UBC Okanagan research

CELEBRATE RESEARCH WEEK event schedule now available

A full week of events -- March 2 to 6 -- will showcase UBC's research ideas, innovation and impact to our communities and our world. There are events for everyone and it's all at no charge.

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Students sharpening elevator pitches for InternsPIT

The first-ever InternsPIT competition is a Dragon's Den-inspired recruitment event and networking social where post-secondary students get the chance to win an interview with some of the region's top employers.

The deadline to apply for competition positions is Feb. 23.

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3MT final on March 4

Faculty, staff and students are invited to watch the Three Minute Thesis final on March 4.

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Distinguished medical researcher presents at Celebrate Research event March 2

Aurin Tricarboxylic Acid: If predictions are correct, it may become the most widespread drug ever developed.

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Work Study streamlines application and eligibility requirements

Key changes have been made to the Work Study program.

Submit one proposal to apply for the entire year (both Summer and Winter sessions), summer registration is no longer required for students, and all student groups are now eligible -- including international graduate students.

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Discover your career at student, alumni event March 17

On March 17, the Faculty of Management presents its second Discovery Career Conference (DCC).

The DCC -- designed for all UBC students and alumni -- features four Q&A panel discussions with local businesses, organizations, and professionals.

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Okanagan campus no longer licensed for ChemBioOffice

Cambridgesoft, the makers of the ChemBioOffice suite, have recently changed their licensing and the Okanagan campus is now considered a separate site from the Vancouver campus.

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UBC Stories
Ronaldo is everywhere. This photo was taken by UBC’s Luis LM Aguiar at a downtown Seattle mural.
Ronaldo is everywhere. This photo was taken by UBC's Luis LM Aguiar at a downtown Seattle mural.

UBC students examine social phenomenon of Cristiano Ronaldo

How does this globally known footballer affect society, and why should we care?

With more than 100 million Facebook fans, a museum dedicated to just him, and a blossoming career as a male model with his own line of clothing, there is no doubt that Portuguese soccer sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is known for more than just his skills on the pitch.

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UBC Okanagan won both games of a best-of-three Canada West quarterfinal this weekend. (Photo credit: Greystoke Photography)
UBC Okanagan won both games of a best-of-three Canada West quarterfinal this weekend. (Photo credit: Greystoke Photography)

Heat sweep weekend versus champs to get back to Final Four

UBC Okanagan takes important victory at home

The host UBC Okanagan Heat women's volleyball team found the fire needed to win their quarterfinal matches this weekend.

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Philip Currie helped found the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta (photo courtesy of The Alberta Order of Excellence).
Philip Currie helped found the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta. Photo credit: The Alberta Order of Excellence.

UBC honours contributions to science of dinosaurs and distant planets

Paleontologist and astrophysicist to receive honorary degrees in June

Two accomplished Canadian scientists -- a discoverer of dinosaurs, and a discoverer of atmosphere on planets orbiting distant stars -- will receive honorary degrees at this year's Convocation.

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A scene from Marooned, playing Feb. 18-28 at UBC’s University Theatre.
A scene from Marooned, playing Feb. 18 to 28.

'Acrobats of stupidity' debuts tomorrow

VETERAN STAGE PERFORMERS BRING DARK COMEDY TO UNIVERSITY THEATRE

Aron De Casmaker and Jesse Buck bring a surreal slice of their lives in Marooned, debuting in the University Theatre tomorrow.

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A medical tent, complete with a rat, shows the stark reality of medical care in many countries around the world.
A medical tent, complete with a rat, shows the stark reality of medical care in many countries around the world.

Nursing students volunteer at Kelowna's Global Village

Stage is set to teach elementary students how many kids are ‘too sick for school'

Nursing students spent their reading week at the Global School House, an annual event that helps local Grade 6 students experience a day in a poor international village.

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Interior Saving’s Gene Creelman (left) poses with CRIS staff, Eric Rampone, Troy Becker, and Dawn Widdifield, along with UBC Okanagan’s Rebecca Frechette and Sally Willis-Stewart in front of a newly-delivered Parks Explorer.
Interior Saving's Gene Creelman (left) poses with CRIS staff Eric Rampone, Troy Becker, and Dawn Widdifield, along with UBC Okanagan's Rebecca Frechette and Sally Willis-Stewart in front of a newly-delivered Parks Explorer.

Interior Savings, UBC team up to go places never thought possible

Adaptive outdoor cycling equipment turns disabled riders into Explorers

Unique cycling machines that can help people with disabilities get outdoors onto hiking and skiing trails will also help UBC Okanagan students to better understand physical limitations.

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The VW van makes it to the finish line during the slalom event at Big White.
The VW van makes it to the finish line during the slalom event at Big White.

Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race results

For the second year in a row, UBC Okanagan's concrete toboggan team won second place overall at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race.

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Students Charlie Drummond and Christy Hui have organized BARK2GO and will station volunteers and therapy dogs in three different locations across campus every Wednesday.
Students Charlie Drummond and Christy Hui have organized BARK2GO and will station volunteers and therapy dogs in three different locations across campus every Wednesday.

Animal therapy program launches BARK2GO

Building Academic Retention through K9s expands across campus

Students are lining up on campus -- and it's not for Tim Hortons.

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Frederic Menard (left) will head the new Chemical Biology Research Laboratory. Andrew Jirasek (right) will head the new Laboratory for Medical Physics.
Frederic Menard (left) will head the new Chemical Biology Research Laboratory. Andrew Jirasek (right) will head the new Laboratory for Medical Physics.

Significant funding to create new research spaces

Two Barber School professors have been awarded a combined $249,750 federal funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to create new research spaces on campus.

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Equity and Inclusion Office collage

A year in the life of the Equity and Inclusion Office

It's been a busy year for the Equity and Inclusion Office (EIO) in 2014 and EIO educator Jenica Frisque helped coordinate a significant and diverse agenda at UBC Okanagan.

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Leigh Badgley
Leigh Badgley

Filmmaker Leigh Badgley to give public talk tonight

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies welcomes visiting scholar Leigh Badgley to campus tonight. She will share her work and expertise with faculty, students and the public.

The stories Badgley tells empower audiences to re-commit to that place inside of them that knows that anything is possible and hope is the way to a better world.

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UBC history professor Doug Owram, FRSC, has chaired a report that examines Canada’s need to keep up with the digital revolution.
UBC history professor Doug Owram, FRSC, has chaired a report that examines Canada's need to keep up with the digital revolution.

UBC professor chairs national committee on historical preservation

Experts look at ways for libraries and museums to digitally preserve history

A national committee chaired by UBC history Professor Doug Owram is calling on Canadian memory institutions such as libraries, museums, archival storage organizations and galleries, to make a concentrated effort to keep up with the digital revolution.

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Heather Semeniuk has coached UBC Okanagan’s Heat women’s basketball team for the past 21 years. Photo credit: Steve Shulhan
Heather Semeniuk has coached UBC Okanagan's Heat women's basketball team for the past 21 years. Photo credit: Steve Shulhan

Okanagan Heat family bids farewell to long-serving basketball coach

After two decades on the court, coach Semeniuk retires and hangs up the hightops

"Family comes first" is the motto of Heather Semeniuk, who is retiring after spending the past 21 years as coach of the Heat women's basketball team.

The game has always been a passion for Semeniuk, and her on-court and off-court contributions will be remembered for years to come by former players and colleagues who refer to her affectionately as "Coach Sem."

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Moura Quayle, director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues.
Moura Quayle, director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues.

Visiting Speaker talks business leadership

Moura Quayle discusses the competitive advantage on Feb. 20

Next up in the Faculty of Management's Visiting Speaker Series is Moura Quayle, who unpacks design processes, principles, and practices and translates them into the world of business leadership.

Quayle is the Director of UBC's Liu Institute for Global Issues and a Professor in the Sauder School of Business.

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Carrie Karsgaard
Carrie Karsgaard

Recruiter-Advisor joins International Programs and Services team

International Programs and Services is excited to welcome Carrie Karsgaard to the team. Early next week she will be moving from the UBC Student Recruitment and Advising office where she has worked since 2009.

Karsgaard holds a master's degree in literature and religion from Regent College, and she is nearing completion of another master's degree from UBC.

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Serveh Naghshbandi (left) and Kathryn Struik have advanced to UBC Okanagan's 3MT finals
Serveh Naghshbandi (left) and Kathryn Struik have advanced to UBC Okanagan's 3MT finals.

Faculty of Education Three Minute Thesis winners

Kathryn Struik and Serveh Naghshbandi advance to campus 3MT finals

On January 8, the Innovative Learning Centre hosted this year's Faculty of Education 3MT heat. Graduate students were invited to explain the depth and significance of their thesis research to a non-specialized audience and panel of judges in just three minutes.

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Klomps, Wuttunee block their way into Canada West All-Stars

A pair of middle blockers for the Heat women's volleyball team have earned all-star honours for their Canada West regular season campaign.

Fourth-year students Katy Klomps and Katie Wuttunee were named to the first and second team.

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