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June 17, 2015

Events

June 18
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Nathalie Armstrong

June 18
BC Cancer Agency: Student-Led Research Seminars

June 19
Woodshed Reading Series: Jeff Latosik

June 20
Workshops at Woodhaven

June 22
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Kurt Smith

June 22
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Johannes Schneider

June 23
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Ryan Hoiland

June 27
Poetry Picnic

June 30
Master's Thesis Oral Examination Announcement: Emily Robinson

July 2
BC Cancer Agency: Student-Led Research Seminars

July 2
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Rehan Ahmed

July 6
Forests and Water in a Changing Environment

Workshops

June 17
Just in Time Course Design

June 18
MS Office PowerPoint 2013

June 22
eRecruit Training

June 23
Reflecting on Learning Outcomes and Assessment of Student Learning

June 25
Experiential Learning

June 25
RISe Drop-in Session

June 26
Social Media Community of Practice

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

Workshops

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For all that you did

The Ceremonies and Events office would like to thank all volunteers and colleagues who helped make the 2015 Convocation ceremonies a success.

Graduation couldn't have happened without all of you.


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Opera season opens "under the stars" at UBC Okanagan

Opera Kelowna and UBC partner for summer evening concert

Opera lovers and those who want to get to know opera will enjoy a memorable summer evening at UBC Okanagan on August 2.

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Falcons Play for United Way on July 8

Falcons Play for United Way July 8

Join in a family-friendly baseball game for a great cause

Get into the game on July 8 with the Kelowna Falcons.

Buy a $10 game ticket and all proceeds will go towards UBC's 2015 United Way campaign.

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Make a statement about your colleague's work ethic

Cara Kirkey made a statement. In 2014, she recommended Malcolm Petch for the Staff Awards of Excellence.

Who will you nominate? The process is straightforward. Nominations are being accepted until July 17, 2015.

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This year's orientation and summer transition program coordinators. Back row, from left: Evelyn Kiiza, Sydney Bednarik, David Lacho, Matt Hoogveld, Nick Ross, Mirabelle Arodi. Front row from left: Alejandra Garcia and Linh Le.

Student leaders selected to help coordinate orientation and summer transition programs

Campus Life, International Programs and Services, Aboriginal Programs and Services and the Advising and Involvement Centre warmly welcome a number of orientation and summer transition program coordinators this summer.

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Mentors needed for Geering Up science and engineering camps

Would you like to help build a passion for science or engineering in the next generation of UBC students?

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Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life group booking organized for June 27

The UBC Okanagan Partners for Life Team has raised the bar for this year's blood donation target. The team is hoping to beat this year's goal of 250 blood donations from faculty, staff and students.

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A record 1,650 degrees were awarded at the Spring 2015 Convocation.
A record 1,650 degrees were awarded at the Spring 2015 Convocation.

UBC celebrates 10th graduating class in the Okanagan

Record 1,650 degrees conferred at 2015 Convocation ceremonies

A sea of mortarboards and gowns flowed across campus on June 4 and 5 as a record 1,650 students received undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Caitlyn Makins, PhD graduate in biochemistry and molecular biology, is UBC’s Okanagan campus Governor General’s Gold Medal award as top undergraduate student.
UBC Okanagan's top graduate student Caitlyn Makins, PhD graduate in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Makins earns Gold Medal as top graduate student

Caitlyn Makins, PhD graduate in biochemistry and molecular biology, received the Governor General’s Gold Medal as top graduate student at UBC Okanagan on June 5.

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Dakota Broadfoot of Vernon won the 2015 Governor General’s Silver Medal as top undergraduate student at UBC.
Dakota Broadfoot of Vernon won the 2015 Governor General's Silver Medal as top undergraduate student at UBC.

Psychology student Dakota Broadfoot wins Governor General's Silver Medal

Silver medal given to UBC undergraduate with best consistent academic standing

It's no easy feat to reach the pinnacle of academic achievement as a UBC undergraduate student, topping thousands of others for the highest honours.

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Maternal instincts

HOW INDIGENOUS VALUES AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH STRENGTHEN FAMILY TIES

Balance requires a special mix of knowledge, values, and hard-won experiences, according to Jennifer Leason, a doctoral researcher in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies.

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A quick study with Nishat Tasnim

Biology honours graduate Nishat Tasnim says her UBC Okanagan experience has inspired her. To Tasnim, the word Okanagan "means growing, learning and thriving at the best university campus in the world."

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Heat graduates of 2015

Congratulations to the Heat graduates of 2015

21 Heat athletes were among the record number of graduates receiving degrees during Convocation ceremonies on June 4 and 5.

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UBC Okanagan hosts the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges, June 22 to 25.
UBC Okanagan hosts the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges, June 22 to 25.

Universities and colleges mobilize to promote healthy, sustainable campuses

Global conference to renew international charter at UBC Okanagan

Universities and colleges from around the world will come together at UBC's Okanagan campus for four days in June to share their experiences and develop new strategies to create healthier, more sustainable communities on their campuses and beyond.

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The Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre is a three-suite apartment where visiting artists and graduate students can work on their writing projects.
The Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre is a three-suite apartment where visiting artists and graduate students can work on their writing projects.

UBC organizes summer reading and writing series at Woodhaven

Cabin in the woods is the perfect setting for mid-summer eve creative events

UBC Okanagan's cabin in the woods is the setting for a summer of readings, writing, and creative moments as the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre gets set for a busy summer of activities.

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Rob Dinwoodie, with BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, meets with UBC professor Deborah Roberts and research student Nusrat Urmi at a nose-hole on a creek. The nose-hole is built specifically so cattle can access water without wading into it.
Rob Dinwoodie from the BC Ministry of Forests meets with UBC professor Deborah Roberts and research student Nusrat Urmi at a nose-hole on a creek. The nose-hole is built specifically so cattle can access water without wading into it.

UBC water contamination study examines wildlife, livestock impact

Cattle, recreational users may be cause of damage to drinking water supplies

Researchers in the School of Engineering are working with local ranchers and stakeholders to determine the best way to protect drinking water on cattle grazing lands.

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Mark Litzenberger, BASc
Mark Litzenberger, BASc.

Donors make all the difference

Student awards make education possible for many

This spring more than 1,600 students received their degree from UBC Okanagan. To get to this moment, many of these new graduates received vital assistance in the form of a student award.

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Yasha Pushak, winner of the 2015 $10,000 Pushor Mitchell Gold Medal Leadership Prize.
Yasha Pushak, winner of the 2015 $10,000 Pushor Mitchell Gold Medal Leadership Prize.

Stellar student researcher wins $10,000 leadership prize

Pushor Mitchell award goes to UBC honours undergrad Yasha Pushak

Few students publish scientific research as undergrads -- and fewer yet are tapped as lead authors by their profs.

But double-honours computer science and math student Yasha Pushak -- winner of the 2015 $10,000 Pushor Mitchell Gold Medal Leadership Prize -- found himself in that rarefied air.

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Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular researcher Jinelle Gelinas
Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular researcher Jinelle Gelinas

UBC graduate earns national respiratory research award

UBC graduate and Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular researcher Jinelle Gelinas is the recipient of the 2015 Frederick Hargreave Clinical Research Poster Award.

Gelinas earned the award at the Canadian Thoracic Society's annual competition held at the 2015 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference.

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Stephen Porter receives Canadian Psychological Association award

Professor of Psychology Stephen Porter is the recipient of the 2015 Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology.

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