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March 18, 2015

Events

March 18
FCCS Research Series: Richard Kerridge

March 18
An Embrace Aging event: Behaviour challenges of dementia

March 18
An Embrace Aging Event: Hanging up the keys

March 19
Embrace Aging event: Walk ‘n Talk for your Life

March 19
FCCS Visiting Scholars: Richard Kerridge and Roy Miki

March 19
Building a locomotor repertoire: How do we learn and remember new walking patterns

March 19
Water Research Splashdown

March 23
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Cody Epema

March 23
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Heather Joy Gray

March 24
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Yiqiang Fan

March 24
TEDx Tuesdays

March 25
FCCS Research Series: Jodey Castricano

March 25
An Embrace Aging event: Reducing medication in the frail elderly

March 25
Tim Lane, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada: Canada's economy after the oil shock

March 26
Embrace Aging event: Keep seniors singing

March 26
An Embrace Aging event: Sing for your life

March 26
A History degree: more than just preparation for law school

March 27
Pit Stop: Student Housing and Hospitality Services

March 27
It's your life: Cancer prevention and you

March 27
Everything Old is New Again: Making the Case for Psychedelic Treatment Models to Promote Mental Health

March 29
TEDxUBCO

March 30
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Md Ruhul Amin Rana

March 31
Your Next Step: Dress to Impress

April 1
The Social and Emotional Consequences of Living in a Wireless World

April 1
Roger Watts Advocacy Debates

Workshops

March 18, 25 and April 1
BEN (Behaviour Modification, Exercise, Nutrition)

March 18
ORCID: Essential Identifier for Researchers

March 19
Living Life to the Full Series

March 19
Data Ownership, Copyright and Citation

March 20
Mitacs Step: Discovering the Entrepreneur Within

March 24 and 31
Tuesday Mindfulness Sessions

March 26
RISe Drop-in Session

April 1
Setting up Academic Profiles

April 2
More Learning, Less Grading

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DVC Town Hall on Mar. 30

Spring Update 2015

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal's Town Hall on March 30 is a great opportunity to learn about our campus priorities and developments since last September’s Town Hall.

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One employee’s power savings could light a Heat game

Did you know? If you unplug your desktop equipment for the hours you’re away from work, in one year you’ll save enough energy to light a Heat basketball game.

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End-of-term exam preparation blitz kicks off Apr. 13

Exam Jam prepares students for final exam success

Kicking off on April 13, with a second day of exam reviews scheduled on April 19, this popular campus-wide event provides students with faculty reviews, Supplemental Learning sessions, tutoring, and study spaces.

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Youth summer camps open for registration

UBC Okanagan’s week-long summer camps for junior and senior youth offer a welcoming environment with a focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, creativity, and fun.

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Townhall with NSERC president B. Mario Pinto

A videoconference Townhall Meeting with B. Mario Pinto, president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, has been organized for March 25.

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Open session with CIHR chief scientific officer

Faculty members are invited to a video conference with Jane Aubin, chief scientific officer for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, on March 25.

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LEED exam preparation workshop organized for Apr. 20

Continuing Studies has organized an on-campus LEED green associate exam preparation workshop for April 20.

Led by Brenda Martens, this workshop will provide the resources needed for the V4 LEED Green Associate exam.

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UBC Okanagan Researcher of the Year Abbas Milani, right, discusses his work with student Andrew Olson

UBC Okanagan Researcher of the Year Abbas Milani, right, discusses his work with student Andrew Olson.

Abbas Milani is UBC Okanagan Researcher of the Year

Trio of student researchers also recognized at Celebrate Research Awards and reception

An engineering professor with a penchant for designing lighter and stronger aerospace materials has been named UBC Okanagan’s Researcher of the Year.

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Deputy Vice Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard, along with Wilden graphic designer Michael Eger and director Karin Eger-Blenk, celebrate the announcement of the new Wilden award at the FCCS Art on the Line event, along with Dr. Michelle Periera, and UBC President Arvind Gupta.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard, along with Wilden graphic designer Michael Eger and director Karin Eger-Blenk, celebrate the announcement of the new Wilden award at the FCCS Art on the Line event, along with Dr. Michelle Periera and UBC President Arvind Gupta.

New Wilden Creativity Award will recognize an emerging UBC artist

Funding rewards UBC Okanagan’s talented visual artists for courage and insight

Expressing one’s creativity may be its own reward, but one fortunate visual arts student will now receive added encouragement thanks to the support of the Blenk family, the local developers of Wilden.

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Winners and Losers battle it out at UBC

Staged conversation heats up over Tom Cruise, rainforests, and class privilege

You’re either a winner or a loser. You can’t be both. That is the premise of Winners and Losers, presented by FCCS and Theatre26 this week in the University Theatre.

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Octagon

Music to fill the Ballroom

Eight amazing artists to perform on Mar. 27

The Minds & Music program welcomes Octagon -- an illustrious ensemble of eight artists -- to the University Centre Ballroom stage for a Friday afternoon of extraordinary musicianship, beauty and insight into the works of Beethoven and Schubert.

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Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

United Nations Special Rapporteur coming to Kelowna

Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund talks take place on Mar. 30 and 31

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, speaks on her priorities and challenges in a pair of talks on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna) and Tuesday, March 31 at 9:30 a.m. in the University Centre Ballroom (UNC 200).


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World Water Day 2015 celebrations

Kick-off ceremonies starting at noon tomorrow

A host of campus activities are happening this week to raise sustainability and water conservation awareness.

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Midfielder Ellis comes for the heat, stays for the Heat and will suit up for team’s second Canada West season
Midfielder Ellis will suit up for the Heat's second Canada West season.

Former Alberta champion to join women’s soccer team next fall

Calgary product Madelyn Ellis will continue her soccer and educational exploits at UBC Okanagan next fall.

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From left: Vernon Integrated Community Clerkship Director Dr. Carmen Larsen, Vernon Family Physician Dr. George Borchert, MLA Eric Foster, and UBC medical students Julia Hassler and Erin Charman help official open new UBC space at Vernon Jubilee Hospital
From left: Vernon Integrated Community Clerkship Director Dr. Carmen Larsen, Vernon Family Physician Dr. George Borchert, MLA Eric Foster, and UBC medical students Julia Hassler and Erin Charman.

New medical school space opens at Vernon Jubilee Hospital

Students in the Southern Medical Program officially have a new place to call home at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

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Marie Clements is UBC’s 2015 Writer in Residence.
Marie Clements is UBC’s 2015 Writer in Residence.

UBC welcomes Writer-in-Residence Marie Clements

Okanagan writers have opportunity for one-on-one critiques

Playwright, screenwriter, performer, director, and producer Marie Clements is UBC Okanagan’s eighth annual writer-in-residence for 2015.

Sponsored by the Department of Creative Studies and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, this program allows selected local writers to get free critiques on their work.

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Richard Kerridge
Richard Kerridge

FCCS Research Series: Eco Cultures

the complex intersection of culture, imagination, and ecological issues.

Today at 2 p.m. renowned writer and ecocritic Richard Kerridge will give a public talk about his new memoir Cold Blood for the Eco Cultures Research Series.

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Professor Chris Voss
Professor Chris Voss

How do you design high-experience services?

Visiting Speaker Chris Voss discusses 'experience' at the RCA on Mar. 31

Professor Chris Voss examines how organizations design high-experience services March 31 at the Rotary Centre for Arts, which wraps the Faculty of Management’s 2014-2015 Visiting Speaker Series.

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Fifth-annual Indigeneity panel takes place at UBC Okanagan

Indigenous graduate students explain the importance of their research

UBC Okanagan’s Indigenous Studies Program presents the fifth-annual Indigeneity Panel later today in the University Centre Ballroom.

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UBC presents second annual Okanagan Embrace Aging month

March is Embrace Aging month and the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, along with the Faculty of Health and Social Development, and the Interior Health Authority, have teamed up to present a number of events that may help with the transition from middle age to senior citizen.

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Dads in Gear program kicks off in Kelowna, Abbotsford and Nanaimo

UBC project enables dads to reduce and quit smoking

Becoming a father is a significant transition period in a man’s life. And for many men, it is the ideal time to quit smoking.

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AlterKnowledge discussion debates the "Welcoming Okanagan"

How can this region become more welcoming, vibrant, and supportive?

As the Okanagan region continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in the province, researchers are asking: how welcoming is the Okanagan? And can it be more welcoming, vibrant, and supportive to newcomers?

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Marketing students present non-profits with marketing and brand strategies on Mar. 26

Fourth-year students of Ying Zhu's Marketing Strategy course have spent this term helping 11 non-for-profit organizations gain a better understanding of their brands, customers and marketing strategies.

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