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oct. 7, 2015

Events

October 7
Inclusive Technology Lab Open House

October 7
Public Support of Transforming Technologies: Necessary, Helpful, or Harmful?

October 7
One Book UBCO Presentations: Jenica Frisque, Ross Hickey and Dwayne Tannant

October 9
Women's Soccer TRU vs. UBCO

October 9
Men's Soccer TRU vs. UBCO

October 9
Men's Basketball NAIT vs. UBCO

October 13
Rule Out Racism: A Conversation

October 13
FCCS Visiting Author Series: Jordan Abel

October 15
One Book UBCO Presentations: James Hull, Judy Gillespie and Shirley Hutchinson

October 16
Women's Volleyball: Regina vs. UBCO

October 16
Men's Volleyball: Regina vs. UBCO

October 17
Women's Soccer: MacEwan vs. UBCO

October 17
Men's Soccer: UVIC vs. UBCO

October 17
Women's Volleyball: Regina vs. UBCO

October 17
Men's Volleyball: Regina vs. UBCO

October 18
Women's Soccer: MRU vs. UBCO

October 18
Men's Soccer (M) UBC @ UBCO

October 19
FCCS Visiting Artist: Jennifer Stillwell

October 20
Hispanic Cinema Retrospective: Cápsulas

October 22
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Sadegh Abbasian

October 22
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Spencer Cheyne

October 22
Healthy Public Policy: A Primer

Workshops

October 7
The Imposter Syndrome and Rising Above it

October 7
Writing for the Academic Job Market

October 7
Midpoint Feedback Info Session

October 7
Job Club

October 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22
Drop-in Advising

October 8
UBC Staff Pension Plan Information Seminar

October 8
Global Seminar Info Session: Ghana

October 8
Researching for the Literature Review

October 8
Teaching Large Classes Community of Practice

October 9
SoTL Info Session

October 13
Teaching Squares

October 13 and 20
Tuesday Mindfulness Sessions

October 13
Marking Midterms TA seminar

October 14
Discussions About Teaching Excellence: Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal

October 14
Grad Rundown

October 14
Global Seminar Info Session

October 14
Writing the Literature Review

October 15
Go Global Info Session for visual arts students

October 15
Team Based Learning Community of Practice

October 15
Building Research Partnerships 101

October 15
Global Seminar Info Session: New Zealand

October 16
Online Course Design Workshop

October 16
Smartforms Training

October 16
Global Seminar Info Session: Netherlands

October 19
Mitacs Step: Foundations of Project Management I

October 19
Biology Seminar Series: Robert Young

October 19
Equity and Inclusion TA Seminar

October 20
Experiential Learning Community of Practice

October 20
MD Admissions Info Session

October 20
Global Seminar Info Session

October 21
Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications Info Session

October 21
Community Building Through Understanding and Action

October 21
Graduate Studies Information Session

October 21
Southern Medical Program Faculty Development Session

October 22
Planning for success at UBC and beyond: 9 Keys to Thrive as a current (and future) Post-Doc Workshop

October 22
Positive Space Workshop

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Since UBC Okanagan opened in 2005, student enrolment has grown from 3,500 students to 8,400 students, and floor space has tripled from half a million sq. ft. to 1.5 million sq. ft.
Since UBC Okanagan opened in 2005, student enrolment has grown from 3,500 students to 8,400 students, and floor space has tripled from half a million sq. ft. to 1.5 million sq. ft.

UBC plans even more welcoming and connected Okanagan campus

Updated campus plan to guide UBC Okanagan's future physical development

More sustainable, liveable, welcoming and connected. That's the future for UBC's Okanagan campus in Kelowna.

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Mini-Med health education series gets personalized

Class is in session starting Oct. 27

Starting on October 27, the Mini-Med health education series returns to Kelowna with four health classes presented by esteemed researchers from both UBC campuses.

The theme for this year's series is Personalized Medicine and registration is now open.

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New intercultural development program for students launched

The new Intercultural Development Program brings together students from across campus through a blend of workshops and hands-on learning that imparts the perspective and skills needed to live and work within a diverse community like UBC Okanagan.

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WHMIS certification update required

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) was updated in June to help modernize and meet the needs of an increasing global workplace.

Any UBC Okanagan employee who completed WHMIS certification prior to July 1, 2015, needs to take a short online course to be compliant with the new WHMIS 2015 system.

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The Global Spectrum logo The Global Spectrum

addressing international issues and intercultural perspectives

The Global Spectrum is a new, student-driven, student-edited and student-published blog that links UBC's Okanagan campus and the world. It is looking for members of the campus community who would like to help shape this student-oriented project.

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Pick up a free Okanagan Regional Library card on Oct. 13

On Tuesday, October 13, staff from the Okanagan Regional Library will be on campus to issue free public library cards to students, faculty and staff.

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UBC experts team up to offer new healthy weight service

Participants invited for cognitive-behavioural service addressing healthy body weight

The UBC Okanagan Interprofessional Clinic -- a place where faculty experts from social work and psychology combine their expertise -- is launching a healthy weight service and is looking for participants.

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Election signage on campus

Leading up to the Federal Election on October 19, election signage is now in full display around Kelowna streets.

Election signage is not permitted on private property without owner permission, including the University campus.

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Navigating FMS nQuery for researchers

Finance is running a Navigating FMS nQuery for Researchers workshop on October 21 to help new and current researchers get better acquainted with FMS nQuery. Research assistants and research administrative assistants are welcome to attend this session.

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Meet-up Group for free online course IndEdu200x

The Innovation Library is hosting a weekly meet-up group for a free Massive Open Online Course hosted on the edX platform.

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Tri-Council Memorandum of Understanding and eligible expenses

At this session on October 28, Finance will provide an overview of the memorandum of understanding and a review of eligible expenses for tri-council grants. Researchers, research assistants and research admin assistants are invited to attend this session.

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Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Signing the renewed memorandum of understanding on Monday afternoon were, from left, UBC Interim President Martha Piper, Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie, and UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Okanagan Principal Deborah Buszard.
Signing the renewed memorandum of understanding on September 28 were, from left, UBC Interim President Martha Piper, Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie, and UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Okanagan Principal Deborah Buszard.

Okanagan Nation and UBC celebrate educational cooperation

Partners mark UBC Centennial and Okanagan campus 10th anniversary

A historic educational partnership between the Okanagan Nation Alliance and UBC, first signed on the eve of UBC Okanagan's opening in 2005, was renewed on September 28.

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Assoc. Prof. Jonathan Holzman, left, and students Brandon Born and Jeff Krupa view 2001: A Space Odyssey on a laptop that is connected to a computer on the other side of Holzman’s lab via laser beam.
Assoc. Prof. Jonathan Holzman, left, and students Brandon Born and Jeff Krupa view 2001: A Space Odyssey on a laptop that is connected via laser beam to a computer on the other side of Holzman's lab.

UBC research moves the bar on the quest for faster Internet speeds

Nano-photonics research could lead to faster Internet and computing speeds

People interested in faster computer and Internet speeds should take note of research coming out of labs at UBC Okanagan.

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Pilot fatigue for those flying firefighting aircraft is the focus of a new research study underway with industrial partners and UBC Okanagan’s Survive and Thrive Applied Research lab. Photo credit: Larry Scholle
Pilot fatigue for those flying firefighting aircraft is the focus of new research underway with industrial partners and UBC Okanagan's Survive and Thrive Applied Research facility. Photo credit: Larry Scholle

UBC research helps to improve firefighter pilot safety

STAR researchers collaborate with Conair and partner institutions

Hundreds of men and women piloting loaded airtankers above the treetops battled nearly 2,000 wildfires that swept across the province this summer. A new research collaboration with the Survive and Thrive Applied Research facility will study pilot workload and the role that plays in pilot fatigue and overall performance.

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UBC Okanagan Assoc. Prof. Zach Walsh says the government needs to do a rethink when it comes to medicinal cannabis as new research indicates more and more people are substituting cannabis for prescription drugs, including opiate pain killers. Darren Hull photo.
UBC Okanagan Assoc. Prof. Zach Walsh says the government needs to do a rethink when it comes to medicinal cannabis as new research indicates more and more people are substituting cannabis for prescription drugs, including opiate pain killers. Darren Hull photo.

Study highlights potential public health benefits of medical cannabis

Research challenges cannabis' reputation as gateway drug

Cannabis has been long maligned as an addictive narcotic that could lead to serious health issues, but a UBC and University of Victoria study demonstrates that more people are using cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs and alcohol.

And that may be a good thing, says Assoc. Prof. Zach Walsh.

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From left: Brandon Born, Jeffrey Krupa, engineering professor and Head of the Integrated Optics Laboratory Jonathan Holzman (right) make use of a femtosecond pulsed laser to develop a time-resolved pump-probe setup.
From left: Brandon Born, Jeffrey Krupa, engineering professor and Head of the Integrated Optics Laboratory Jonathan Holzman make use of a femtosecond pulsed laser to develop a time-resolved pump-probe setup.

Physics undergrad co-authors paper with School of Engineering

Three UBC Okanagan students have done what many scientists strive for: publishing their research in a top science journal.

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UBC Okanagan women win gold, the men win bronze and Carolyn Lee, Laurne Siemers, and James Casorso all earn Provincial All-Stars.

Heat women's golf team are provincial champions

women win gold, men win bronze and Carolyn Lee, Laurne Siemers, and James Casorso all earn Provincial All-Stars

Winners of three of the four tournaments on the 2015 PACWEST women's golf tour, the UBC Okanagan Heat were crowned provincial champions on October 4 at the University of the Fraser Valley Invitational.

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Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Development, Gordon Binsted (left) discusses health and wellness with Ulco Visser whose foundation just donated $150,000 to UBC Okanagan.
Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Development, Gordon Binsted (left) discusses health and wellness with Ulco Visser whose foundation just donated $150,000 to UBC Okanagan.

$150,000 for next generation of health researchers at UBC Okanagan

Impact Foundation's donation launches fund for support of community partnerships focused on comprehensive view of health

A $150,000 gift is enabling a new funding resource that supports early career health researchers working with industry and communities.

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With a superimposed image of his father behind him, Wab Kinew discusses a song he wrote shortly after his dad’s death. Kinew played four songs in his traditional language, and the audience responded with a standing ovation.
With a superimposed image of his father behind him, Wab Kinew discusses a song he wrote shortly after his dad's death. Kinew played four songs in his traditional language, and the audience responded with a standing ovation.

Wab Kinew speaks of forgiveness, reconciliation, and love

Time with his dying father leads to new book, and profound new quality of life

Wearing a t-shirt to mark Orange Shirt Day -- a national day to recognize former residential school students -- and describing himself as humble and honoured to be in front of a Kelowna audience, Wab Kinew took a packed house on a journey Wednesday night.

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I Am Accessible award winners are: (from left, back row) Ben Tippett, Milka Beck, Allison Hargreaves, Aleksandra Dulic, Yang Cao. In front are: Ramon Lawrence, Daniel Keyes, and Paul Davies. Missing from the photo are: Richard Plunkett, Ruth Frost, Matthew Rader, and Hsing-Ming Chang.
I Am Accessible award winners are: (from left, back row) Ben Tippett, Milka Beck, Allison Hargreaves, Aleksandra Dulic, Yang Cao. In front are: Ramon Lawrence, Daniel Keyes and Paul Davies. Missing from the photo are: Richard Plunkett, Ruth Frost, Matthew Rader and Hsing-Ming Chang.

Faculty honoured for keeping campus inclusive to all students

A dozen faculty members were honoured recently by the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) as it presented the annual I Am Accessible award.

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Al Colodey (right), Pacific & Yukon Director for CALA presents a John Lawrence Scholarship certificate to Chemistry student David Moon.
Al Colodey (right), Pacific & Yukon director for CALA presents a John Lawrence Scholarship certificate to Chemistry student David Moon.

Chemistry student David Moon receives CALA John Lawrence Student Scholarship Award

David Moon, fourth-year undergraduate chemistry student in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the annual John Lawrence Student Scholarship.

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Graduate students from the clinical psychology program (from left: Diana Lisi, Pamela Black, Dr. Lesley Lutes (Director of Clinical Training), Drew DeClerck, Marina Le, and Carmela White) volunteered with the BC SPCA for annual Paws for a Cause.
Graduate students from the clinical psychology program (from left: Diana Lisi, Pamela Black, Lesley Lutes (Director of Clinical Training), Drew DeClerck, Marina Le and Carmela White) volunteered with the BC SPCA for annual Paws for a Cause.

Clinical Psychology graduate students support Paws for a Cause

Graduate students from the clinical psychology program proudly volunteered with BC SPCA at the annual Paws for a Cause walk on September 13.

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Group shot of the Go Global UK students on a ferry in Liverpool.
Group shot of the Go Global UK students on a ferry in Liverpool.

Classrooms without borders

Economics professor Peter Wylie leads Go Global experience of a lifetime

Nineteen students. Fourteen cities. Five weeks. One memorable Go Global trip.

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UBC Okanagan launches iSTAND event series today

Imposter Syndrome and Rising Above It to examine competence and self-doubt

UBC Okanagan is launching the first in a series of events known as iSTAND, which are designed to encourage the recruitment and retention of professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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PhD student's research looks at finding the problem, not just the solution

After working as a designer for 10 years, it seems appropriate that Serveh Naghshbandi's research in education would bring her back to the concept.

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UBC Okanagan + DI = gold mine of information

Digital Initiatives is at it again with the UBC Okanagan Library to provide you with new historical resources.

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