Faculty members are encouraged to apply to the Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund, which provides opportunities for international visitors to engage with the campus community and share their research and expertise.
Get involved in the Okanagan campus United Way campaign
This year's UBC Okanagan United Way campaign kicks off on October 5. The campus campaign is seeking faculty and staff interested in joining the team of dedicated volunteers working to build a stronger, healthier community to improve the quality of lives of people in the Okanagan.
UBC Okanagan disposed an average of 100.65 kg of garbage per person in 2014. 85 per cent of the material sent to the landfill was actually recyclable, and 20 per cent of that was single-use coffee cups.
The Sustainability Office would like to remind the campus community that there are many ways to reduce waste at work.
What's compost, and what's recyclable, refundable, or waste?
A reminder postcard provided to faculty and staff this week indicates the variety of materials allowed in collection containers for compost, refundables, paper and plastic, and waste. Look for the card in your workspace.
The card incorrectly included coffee grounds as allowed in the paper and plastics bins. Coffee grounds are definitely compostable and should go in the yellow compost bins conveniently located at all recycling stations on campus.
Matthew Grant, associate director of public affairs.
Assoc. director of public affairs joins University Relations
This week, the University Relations department welcomed Matthew Grant, the new associate director of public affairs overseeing the department's day-to-day media relations and community engagement work.
Reminder: restrictions on using Curtis Road private easement
Cyclists and pedestrians are reminded that restrictions on the use of the private easement road between campus and Curtis Road to the west remain in effect. These restrictions are posted on signage at the UBC campus boundary.
A new Inclusive Technology Lab (ITL) is now open on campus for all students, faculty and staff. The ITL is an environment designed to facilitate learning and research through access, training and experimentation with a variety of assistive technologies.
UBC civil engineering students Blake Cloutier (left) and Andre Prohoroff are presented with their second-place award by Amie Therrien, the Student and Young Professionals Program Coordinator, at the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering annual conference earlier this summer.
Civil engineering students make mark at professional conference
Team comes home with two significant awards, including most improved chapter
Students from the School of Engineering came back with big accolades from industry professionals when they attended the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering annual conference earlier this summer.
Nima Moallemi, PhD student in the School of Engineering.
CFD Society of Canada Student Scholarship awarded
Engineering PhD student Nima Moallemi has been awarded the 2015 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Society of Canada Student Scholarship, which recognizes excellence in a student's CFD research in Canada.
Chemistry prof. Paul Shipley elected president of the Natural Health Products Research Society of Canada
Congratulations to Paul Shipley, associate professor of chemistry, on being recently elected president of the Natural Health Products Research Society of Canada. Shipley previously served as treasurer for the NHPRS.