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July 15, 2015

Events

July 15
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Seyyed Mohammad Mohseni

July 16 and 30
BC Cancer Agency: Student-Led Research Seminars

July 16
FCCS Artist Residencies Workshop

July 17
FCCS Artist Residents Reception

July 20
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Holli-Anne Passmore

July 22
Summer Institute in Education Speaker Series: Indigenizing Knowledge

July 22
FCCS Artist Residency Reception: Jeroen Witvliet

July 23
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Carrie Karsgaard

July 24
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Kayee Larocque

July 24
Pit Stop: Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies

July 27
Monotone inclusions and Fitzpatrick functions

July 27
On the convexity of piecewise-defined functions

July 29
Summer Institute in Education Speaker Series: Graduate Student Panel

July 29
FCCS Artist Residency Reception: Katie Brennan

August 5
Summer Institute in Education Speaker Series: Panel discussion on recent book launches

August 6
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Abu Hena Md Muntasir Billah

Workshops

July 21 and 23
MS Office Publisher 2013

July 21, 28 and August 4
Tuesday Mindfulness Sessions

August 4 and 6
Adobe Acrobat: Creating Electronic Documents

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

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Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, recently spent a morning volunteering at the Clubhouse Farm outdoor child care and education centre.
Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, recently spent a morning volunteering at the Clubhouse Farm outdoor child care and education centre.

UBC gives more than dollars to the annual United Way campaign

Volunteers help at outdoor child care centre

For the second year in a row senior administrative staff at UBC Okanagan have demonstrated a willingness to roll up their sleeves -- literally -- to get the job done for a worthy cause.

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Workshop: Applying to Artist in Residence Programs

Tomorrow evening the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is holding an open studios session and workshop on how to apply for the Artist in Residence Programs.

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Kelowna Newcomers Club connections

Are you looking to connect with an audience of seniors in the Okanagan?

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UBC Stories
Patrick Lundeen’s The Elephant is an acrylic painting with plastic hands and beads on canvas. More of his work will be showcased during his residency program with UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.
Patrick Lundeen's The Elephant is an acrylic painting with plastic hands and beads on canvas. More of his work will be showcased during his residency program.

UBC's summer residency brings artists into the studio

Artists given space to create work, design, learn and teach

UBC Okanagan's new Summer Residency program is connecting artists with free studio space, allowing them time and encouragement to create new work and enhance their skills.

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Nel Noddings, professor emeritus from Stanford University and internationally renowned philosopher of education, will give a talk at 1 p.m. as part of the Summer Institute in Education Speaker Series.
Nel Noddings, professor emeritus from Stanford University and internationally renowned philosopher of education, will give a talk at 1 p.m. as part of the Summer Institute in Education Speaker Series.

Internationally renowned philosopher of education to speak today

Summer Institute in Education Speaker Series features Nel Noddings

School may be out, but summer is the perfect time for teachers to get back to class.

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From left: Zifang Jiang, Lauren Hughes, Duncan Szarmes, Kevin Eger, Rebecca Mlikotic, Tony Culos, Joyce Epp, Yousif Muard.
From left: Zifang Jiang, Lauren Hughes, Duncan Szarmes, Kevin Eger, Rebecca Mlikotic, Tony Culos, Joyce Epp and Yousif Muard.

Barber School students collaborate on cancer research

A group of current and former Barber School students are working for the BC Cancer Agency's Early Detection Research Group in Kelowna to reduce the impact of cancer on patients and their families.

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Cultural Studies student Lauren Richardson and History student Samantha Steenwyk encourage people to share their “sightings” of Ogopogo toys, sculptures, and other images.
Cultural Studies student Lauren Richardson and History student Samantha Steenwyk encourage people to share their "sightings" of Ogopogo toys, sculptures, and other images.

UBC students research Kelowna's famous lake creature

How did the 'spirit of the lake' evolve into the smiling Ogopogo mascot?

How well do you know Ogopogo?

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Professor of Statistics John Braun has been awarded $200,000 from the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute to map fire risk.
Professor of Statistics John Braun has been awarded $200,000 to map fire risk.

Statistics professor wins $200,000 award to map fire risk

Barber School Statistics Professor John Braun is co-leader of an interdisciplinary team that has received a $200,000 award from the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute for a project that will develop statistical methods for quantifying and mapping fire risk and modelling fire regime in the Boreal Forest.

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UBC hosts international Conference on Forests and Water

Delegates highlight how changing forest environments affect water resources

Scientists from around the world were in Kelowna from July 6 to 9 to talk about water quality and availability, forestry and aquatic ecology.

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