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March 4, 2015

Events

March 5
We Belt the Globe: Black Beauty Culture and Early-Twentieth Century Internationalism

March 5
President Carter, US domestic politics, and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process, 1977-1978

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

March 5
International Women's Day event

March 10
I, Too, Am, UBCO photo shoot

March 10 and 17
TEDx Tuesdays

March 10
Town Hall: Tuition Consultation

March 11
Master's Thesis Oral Examination Announcement: Lauren Erland

March 11
Anti-Climax: The Failed Search for a 'Pink' Viagra

March 11
Savvy seniors: New communication technologies and you

March 12
Is chronic inflammation the common link between aging and chronic disease?

March 12
I, Too, Am, UBCO photo shoot

March 12
Why do people lie?

March 12
UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Health Conference

March 13
Propensity-Based Behavioural Crime Scene Analysis and the Future of Offender Profiling

March 15
Okanagan WinterFest

March 17
Rule Out Racism panel: Canadian racism and its complexities

March 17
EESC and Physical GEOG Seminar Series: Roxanne Snook

March 18
Behaviour challenges of dementia

March 18
Driving Transitions: Hanging up the car keys

March 19
Walk ‘n Talk for your Life

March 19
World Water Day

March 19
Water Research Splashdown

Workshops

March 4, 11 and 18
BEN (Behaviour Modification, Exercise, Nutrition)

March 5, 12 and 19
Living Life to the Full Series

March 5
Research Data Management: Part 1

March 6
Online Course Design Workshop

March 9
Self and Peer Assessment and Assessing Large Classes

March 10 and 17
Tuesday Mindfulness Sessions

March 10
Learn to Lift clinic

March 11
Ace Your Interview: Mock Interview Session

March 12
Research Data Management: Part 2

March 13
Online Course Design Workshop

March 13
HR Job Shadow Program

March 16
Intro to Human Resource Management System (HRMS)

March 17
MD Admissions Info Session

March 17
Examining and Creating Learning Outcomes for Your Courses

March 18
ORCID: Essential Identifier for Researchers

March 19
Data Ownership, Copyright and Citation

March 26
RISe Drop-in Session

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

Workshops

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Celebrate Research 2015 graphic

UBC celebrates making a difference through research

This week highlights students, professors, and projects

This is UBC Okanagan's 10th annual Celebrate Research week --shining a spotlight on the research of our faculty and students..

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Restrictions in place on Curtis Road easement

The BC Supreme Court has approved a UBC plan to reduce unauthorized uses of the private driveway between UBC Okanagan and Curtis road (on the west side of campus).

To preserve access for authorized users, it is important that all cyclists and pedestrians who have been using the Curtis Road easement stop using this private road immediately, unless they have classes or employment in the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre or the Creative and Critical Studies Building that day.

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Curtis Morcom
Curtis Morcom

Curtis Morcom to serve as interim AVP Finance and Operations

In January, Michael Shakespeare, Associate Vice-President Finance and Operations, announced that he will be taking a leadership role at the Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver as the Executive Director of Finance and Operations, effective April 1.

In his absence, Curtis Morcom has agreed to serve as interim Associate Vice-President, Finance and Operations, effective March 1, continuing until a new Associate Vice-President has been selected.

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How do you find the right student for your opportunity?

tomorrow | 1–4 PM | Fipke Centre foyer

Last year, more than 2,400 students were hired by UBC Okanagan faculty and staff to fill both paid and volunteer positions on campus.

The Opportunities Fair being held tomorrow will provide faculty and staff with a chance to connect with students and showcase their employment and volunteer opportunities.

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Turn off the lights to save energy

if we turn off campus lights overnight we can save enough energy to charge 30,545 cell phones

In a 2014 survey, approximately 75 per cent of staff and faculty respondents said they turned off their office lights at the end of the day.

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Work Study funding applications open until March 22

The deadline to submit Work Study applications for the 2015 Summer (May 1 to Aug. 31) and 2015 Winter (Sept. 1 to Apr. 30) sessions is 11:59 p.m. on March 22.

If you are a faculty or staff member and have an opportunity for students to learn through doing, consider applying today.

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UBC Okanagan enrols in QReserve research asset inventory management system

The Office of Research Services has partnered with QReserve to help establish a database that will centralize research facility equipment and services as well as help increase the visibility of research programs and facilities.

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Relay for Life golf cart fundraiser organized for Mar. 9 and 13

Students and staff members are organizing a series of on-campus fundraisers for the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

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2015 Undergraduate Experience Survey now live

The Undergraduate Experience Survey is an important way UBC learns about its students. It's live until March 13 and 10 prizes of $100 Visa gift cards are available to be won.

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UBC Stories
Middle blocker Katy Klomps is a CIS All-Canadian
Middle blocker Katy Klomps is a CIS All-Canadian

Women's volleyball student athlete Katy Klomps selected as All-Canadian

Katy Klomps is the first student athlete from UBC Okanagan to earn a CIS All-Canadian award.

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UBC Okanagan graduate Jennifer Forsythe, shown with parents Tracy and Irwin, was the winner of the Three Minute Thesis competition at Celebrate Research week 2014.
Graduate Jennifer Forsythe, shown with parents Tracy and Irwin, was the winner of the Three Minute Thesis competition at Celebrate Research week 2014.

Popular three-minute thesis contest returns to UBC campus

Precision and clarity are keys to rapid-fire research presentations

Imagine having three minutes to explain what you’re passionate about. And there’s money on the line if you do a good job.

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Brandon Taylor, an English major in critical studies
Brandon Taylor, an English major in critical studies

English major works on critical investigation of contemporary TV

Brandon Taylor was recently awarded $2,500 from the FCCS Undergraduate Student Research Award fund for his research involving a critical investigation of how contemporary television creates empathetic routes toward sociopaths and what this relationship implies.

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Michael Tymko, graduate student in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, and Prof. Gen Foster (right).
Michael Tymko, graduate student in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, and Prof. Glen Foster (right).

UBC professor receives grant to investigate breathing apparatus

Rarely do we consider the importance of our circulatory system until something goes wrong. Thankfully, researchers like Prof. Glen Foster do.

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David F. Scott and Adam Wei are co-authors with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in a study that shows that changes in land cover play as significant a role as climate change on the hydrology of watersheds.
David F. Scott and Adam Wei are co-authors with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in a study that shows that changes in land cover play as significant a role as climate change on the hydrology of watersheds.

Significant impact on water resources by land-use change: UBC study

Climate change ruled out as most dominant factor for watersheds

A UBC-Chinese Academy of Sciences joint study shows that land cover plays as significant a role as climate change on the hydrology of watersheds.

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Science researchers, enthusiasts and keeners unite!

The second annual Science Week -- March 9 to 13 -- offers faculty and staff a unique exposure opportunity to connect with science-focused students, faculty, and staff.

Registration is now open for Science Week event submissions. Events can be workshops, presentations, demonstrations, games – anything science related. Event planning assistance is provided.

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Aboriginal student Dexter James adjusts his Métis sash prior to the Louis Riel Day celebration in the Fipke foyer.
Aboriginal student Dexter James adjusts his Métis sash prior to the Louis Riel Day celebration in the Fipke foyer.

Louis Riel Day celebration completes circle for Aboriginal student

Showcasing his Métis heritage on campus was a milestone in the cultural journey of Dexter James.

The fourth-year Barber School science student jumped at the chance to play a role in hosting the Louis Riel Day celebration in the Fipke foyer recently.

At the Louis Riel Day Celebration Métis Elder Garry Hill provided intermittent fiddle music which generated no shortage of interest from students, faculty and staff commuting through the Fipke foyer.

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Discovery Career Conference is March 17

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

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Short list announced for Okanagan Short Fiction contest

More than 90 entries for 17th annual story contest

It will be a tough call. A total of 93 entries were received for the 17th annual Okanagan Short Fiction contest, sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), the Central Okanagan Foundation, and the Kelowna Capital News.

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Berrios points way to All-Rookie team

For the first time in the four years that the Heat have been competing in the Canada West men's basketball league the team has earned a conference award.

Aldrich Berrios has been selected to the Canada West All-Rookie team for his outstanding freshman season.

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Indigeneity Panel on campus March 18

The Indigenous Studies Program presents the fourth-annual Indigeneity Panel on Wednesday, March 18, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the University Centre Ballroom UNC 200.

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