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Events

April 16
Don't take chances. Make a health care plan.

April 16
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Farshad Hedayati Dezfuli

April 16
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Stephanie Schindler

April 16 to 18
Latitude 49.88

April 17
PhD Dissertation Oral Examination: Carla Meints

April 17
Alterknowledge: Nsyilxcən Language Revitalization in the Okanagan

April 21
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: James Nastos

April 22
Southern Medical Program Year Four Poster Presentations

April 27
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Adil Umer

April 28
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Stan Chung

April 30
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Faezeh Dousty

April 30
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Ashley Little

May 4
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Brian Ohsowski

May 7
Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference

Workshops

April 16
Building Effective Supervisory Relationships Workshop

April 20
LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Workshop

April 20
Teaching Portfolios

April 21 and 28
Tuesday Mindfulness Sessions

April 23
Examining and Creating Learning Outcomes for Your Courses

April 24
Publishing an Article: Understanding Your Author Rights

April 29
RISe Drop-in Session

April 30
Converting your Class Paper or Conference Presentation into a Journal Article

April 30
Finding an Industry or Community Research Partner

May 4 and 5
Write to Win: Business Writing Style I

May 6 and 7
Write to Win: Business Writing Style II

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

Workshops

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Employee News
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It's time to nominate someone great

If you know someone who is making a positive impact in the workplace, why not nominate them for a Staff Award of Excellence?

Nominations are being accepted until July 17, 2015.

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Volunteers needed for Sports Day

To make the 2015 Staff & Faculty Sports Day a success, volunteers are needed to assist with event preparation, set up, activity stations, food service and clean up.

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New faculty and staff pages now live on UBC.ca

Content for faculty and staff on UBC.ca has recently been revamped.

These pages have been designed to provide both campus communities with timely updates, the opportunity to learn about each other and to connect them to relevant resources and events happening in Vancouver and the Okanagan.

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Destination UBC: One month to go

With just under one month until Destination UBC kicks off at UBC Okanagan, organizers are busy preparing to welcome more than 500 students on May 8.

If you are interested in being involved, email halyna.petryshyn@ubc.ca.

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STAR initiative graphicMix and mingle with Chamber members on Apr. 23

STAR hosts on campus Chamber Business After Hours event

The STAR Initiative (Survive and Thrive Applied Research) is hosting the next Kelowna Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours event on April 23 in the Richard S. Hallisey Atrium from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Spots still available for the 11th annual Learning Conference

Explore innovation in teaching and learning

On May 6 and 7, UBC Okanagan faculty have the opportunity to network with colleagues as they explore evidence-based teaching and learning innovations and take in practical ideas for the classroom.

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UBC's Lynda.com access has been extended to 2019

Human Resources is pleased to announce that all UBC faculty and staff will continue to have free and unlimited access to lynda.com's online learning resources for the next four years.

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First-ever Internationalization Learning Day organized for Apr. 27

UBC is kicking off a new annual tradition with its first-ever Internationalization Learning Day on April 27.

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Policies and expectations for UBC faculty and staff

Human Resources has developed a document that is a summary of policies and expectations for all UBC faculty and staff.

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Unwanted and spam videoconference calls

UBC Okanagan continues to receive a large number of unwanted 'robocalls' to the videoconferencing systems on campus.

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UBC Stories
Candice Loring is only the second UBC Okanagan student to be named a Ch’nook Scholar.
Candice Loring is only the second UBC Okanagan student to be named a Ch'nook Scholar.

Management student becomes UBC Okanagan's Ch'nook Scholar

Candice Loring had many reasons to give up on education but never did

Overcoming obstacles has been a way of life for Candice Loring -- UBC Okanagan's newest Ch'nook Scholar.

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Angela Brown, Valley First’s Assistant Vice-President, Marketing, Engagement and Community Investment, was presented with a special thank-you trophy from student Manny Straith, left, Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi, and UBC Okanagan’s Director of Athletics and Recreation Rob Johnson. Valley First Credit Union has sponsored the Athletics Scholarship breakfast for the past 10 years.
Angela Brown, Valley First's Assistant Vice-President, Marketing, Engagement and Community Investment, was presented with a special thank-you trophy from student Manny Straith, left, Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi, and UBC Okanagan's Director of Athletics and Recreation Rob Johnson.

Whitecaps soccer legend encourages player support and development

Bob Lenarduzzi speaks at Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship breakfast

Bob Lenarduzzi, former player and now president of the Vancouver Whitecaps, told a sold-out crowd gathered to support student athletes that investing in young student athletes is an investment in Canada's future.

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Ryan Hoiland, graduate student in the School of Health and Exercises, conducts breathing and blood-flow testing on volunteer Stirling Steeves at UBC’s Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health.
Ryan Hoiland, graduate student in the School of Health and Exercises, conducts breathing and blood-flow testing on volunteer Stirling Steeves at the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health.

UBC Everest research shows impacts on cardiovascular health

Grad student's findings add to knowledge about blood flow and breathing

Ryan Hoiland's work as a master's student is paying off in new understandings about human physiology – based on UBC Okanagan research conducted at the international Pyramid Laboratory near Everest Base Camp.

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Students Sonya Mollema and Chelsey O’Callaghan discuss the Pageant display by Kelowna-based artist Kassandra Davis, recently installed. A wall, outside the university’s book store, has been dedicated for art which may be deemed controversial.
Students Sonya Mollema and Chelsey O'Callaghan discuss the Pageant display by Kelowna-based artist Kassandra Davis, recently installed. A wall, outside the university's book store, has been dedicated for art which may be deemed controversial.

UBC Okanagan opens display area for controversial art work

Public display of art may make some uncomfortable, but may also open debate

Art, controversial or not, deserves to be displayed.

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2015 Female UBC Okanagan Heat award winners

Award winners for the annual Athletics Awards Banquet

The annual Athletics Awards Banquet took place on March 31. Four distinguished female athletes and four distinguished male athletes received special honours.

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Fourth-year BFA grad student Melissa Demale finishing up paintings for the show.
Fourth-year BFA student Melissa Demale finishing up paintings for the show.

Shelf Life launches next week

2015 BFA graduation exhibition runs from Apr. 21 to 26

Graduating students from the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies are excited to launch their final exhibit of the year.

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Education students present their Guided Reflective Inquiry Project on Friday. This project can be presented either by a roundtable discussion or visual poster. Photo credit: Melissa McHugh
Education students present their Guided Reflective Inquiry Project on Friday. This project can be presented either by a roundtable discussion or visual poster. Photo credit: Melissa McHugh.

Bachelor of Education elementary students present their Guided Reflective Inquiry Projects

On April 17, 50 students in the Faculty of Education's Guided Reflective Inquiry Project will be presenting their finished work.

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The annual dessert buffet is one of many events organized by resident students on campus to raise funds for local charities.
The annual dessert buffet is one of many events organized by resident students on campus to raise funds for local charities.

Themed living communities help UBC students feel at home

Students living on campus are connected by more than their street addresses

Nearly 1,700 students live in residence at UBC's Okanagan campus. With many of these students in their first year of university, Integrated Living Communities have been created to help new students feel at home.

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Students holding up their projects for the DYN Mission package
Students display their art and writing projects for the Dig Your Neighbourhood: Mission launch.

FCCS students make art for the Mission in Dig Your Neighbourhood

Dig Your Neighbourhood: Mission will be holding its launch and showcase event at the Marmalade Cat Café on Saturday.

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Registration now open for Undergrad Computer Science conference

The Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference is the first conference in North America that showcases undergraduate research in the computing sciences. It takes place at UBC Okanagan from July 8 to 11.

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ubco.tv spotlight
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  • DVC Spring Town Hall 2015
    An update from Deborah Buszard about campus priorities and developments since last September's Town Hall.
  • Setting Stage for the Future
    Fourth-year interdisciplinary performance students talk about their final year projects.
  • 2015 Heat Athletics Award Banquet
    The event highlights UBC Okanagan's vibrant student athlete community and included award presentations for outstanding, graduating, student and rookie athletes of the year.

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