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Events

October 21
Wikipedia Editathon

October 22, 27, 29 and November 3
Drop-in Advising

October 22
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Sadegh Abbasian

October 22
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Spencer Cheyne

October 22
Healthy public policy in your community

October 22
Wikipedia Editathon

October 22
Back to the future: How New Zealand's ancient glaciers can help solve the riddle of Canada's changing climate

October 23
Healthy Living Ideasfest

October 23
Dan Waschbusch: The Assessment and Treatment of Conduct Problems in Children

October 24
Women's Soccer: UNBC vs. UBCO

October 25
Women's Soccer UofA vs. UBCO

October 27
David T. Hansen: What does it mean to be a Person in the Role of Teacher Today?

October 27
Quantitative Sciences Course Union Presents: Practical Python Workshop

October 29
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Joshua Tremblay

October 29
One Book UBCO: Closing Talk with Michael V. Smith

October 29
Thrive Commuter Coffee Time

October 29
RISe Drop-in Session

November 2
Thrive Hive Stress Wall

November 2
Thrive Kick off and Healthy Breakfast

November 2
Bannock Making and Smudging Ceremony

November 2
Running Group

November 3
Thrive Commuter Coffee Time #2

November 3
Thrive Photo Booth and Caring Cookies

November 3
Thrive at Zumba

November 3
Thrive: Speed Friending

November 3
Career Days Speed-Networking and Social

November 4
Free Flu Clinic

November 4
Extreme Makeover: Resume Edition

November 4
Walk/Run Group

November 4
Thrive Hive Photo Booth

November 4
Ace Your Interview: Mock Interview Session

November 4
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Drew DeClerck

November 4
Free Massages

Workshops

October 21
Your Next Step: Meet Your Mentor

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 22
First steps to taking action on healthy public policy in your community

October 22
Nine Keys to thrive as a current (and future) Post-Doc

October 22
Positive Space Workshop

October 23
Co-op Pre-employment Training Session

October 23
cIRcle: Your Institutional Repository

October 26 to 30
Open Classroom Week

October 27
Helping Your Unit Head: Your Role as the Tenure and Promotion Process Guardian

October 27 and November 3
Tuesday Mindfulness Sessions

October 27
ePAF Initiator/Approver Training

October 27
Thesis or Dissertation Structure: An Overview

October 27
Teaching with Technology: TA Seminar

October 28
Writing the Ethics Application

October 28
Inclusive Language Workshop

October 28
Go Global Info Session for management students

October 28
Graduate Studies Information Session

October 28
Researchers: Tri-Council Memo of Understanding and Eligible Expenses

October 29
Time Management Webinar

October 30
Social Media Community of Practice: Video and visual communications

November 2
Caring for the Aging

November 2
Course Design: TA Seminar

November 3
Instructional Skills Seminar

November 3
Research Data Management

November 3
Accelerate Okanagan: What We Do

November 3
UBC Master of Occupational Therapy video conference

November 4
Question Persuade & Refer (QPR) Training

November 4
Positive Space Workshop

November 4
Go Global Info Session for human kinetics students

November 4
Info Session: Peter A. Allard School of Law

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From left: Volunteers Amanda Hancock and Dina Curtis canvas campus community members at the annual United Way Walk-Through Breakfast.
From left: Volunteers Amanda Hancock and Dina Curtis canvas campus community members at the annual United Way Walk-Through Breakfast.

Campus campaign begins for United Way

The UBC Okanagan United Way campaign started with a big week of events Oct. 5 to 8.

None of this could have happened without all the dedicated campaign volunteers who participated. The kick-off week raised over $2,600 for this year's campaign.

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Introducing the Aspire Learning and Teaching Fund

The Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal Academic, in collaboration with the Deans Council, invites proposals to the newly established Aspire Learning & Teaching (ALT) Fund.

The ALT Fund supports curriculum change, innovative teaching practices and learning environment enhancement.

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Al King Memorial Trail graphic

Al King Memorial Trail opening to be held Oct. 28

The campus community is invited to attend a ceremony to celebrate the revitalization of the Old Pond Trail in memory of Allan King.

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Open Access Week 2015

UBC Okanagan and many of its faculty, researchers and students support open access.

To celebrate this commitment, the library is holding a number of events for Open Access supporters across campus.

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Career Days 2015 graphic#UBCOCareerDays returns next month

Largest career-focused event of the term runs Nov. 3 to 5

Career Days brings together students, industry experts and three days of career-building opportunities to UBC Okanagan.

Interested in developing leadership abilities or showcasing your best self? Want to know what your job prospects are? Find out more on November 3 to 5.

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alumniUBC logoHow much does terroir matter to Okanagan wines?

A UBC Dialogues: Okanagan event

Every wine is unique. Distinctive qualities are often attributed to terroir -- how the wine’s flavours and characteristics are expressed through the soil, location and climate.

Join alumniUBC as they explore how vineyards make the most of their specific Okanagan terroir.

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Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund graphicTuum Est Student Initiative Fund: Supporting student ideas since 2012

Established to provide financial support for student-led initiatives, the Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund gives UBC Okanagan students the opportunity to bring their ideas to life.

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Recognize your TAs and tutors

The Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors recognizes exceptional teaching assistants and tutors for their contributions to academic life at UBC Okanagan.

Each year up to six awards consisting of a $500 cash prize and a certificate of recognition are given to deserving recipients.

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Food for fines

From October 19 to November 10 donate non-perishable food items to lower any library fines you have.

Each food item donated counts toward $2 in fines, up to a max of $30. All donations will go to the UBC Okanagan Food Exchange.

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CELPIP test centre launched

UBC Okanagan is now home to the BC Interior's only test centre for the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program.

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Finance workshop focuses on researchers

Finance is using its expertise to help researchers with a workshop next Wednesday on the Tri-Council Memorandum of Understanding and eligible expenses.

Understanding the financial aspects of research activities helps ensure success with administrative reporting to granting agencies.

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What happens to your hard drive?

Have you ever wondered what IT, Media & Classroom Services does with the hard drives extracted from computers?

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Current staff postings

UBC StoriesJacques-Olivier Pesme, director of the Wine and Spirits Management Academy at KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France will be back at UBC in November to help facilitate the Wine Industry Collaborative hosted by UBC’s Faculty of Management.
Jacques-Olivier Pesme, director of the Wine and Spirits Management Academy at KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, France will be back at UBC in November to help facilitate the Wine Industry Collaborative hosted by UBC’s Faculty of Management.

UBC collaborates with French partners to support BC wine industry

Regional wineries position themselves for international growth

With the international wine industry constantly changing, wineries in British Columbia are facing tougher competition at home and abroad.

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UBC Okanagan chief librarian Heather Berringer, DVC Deborah Buszard, and Pilar Portela, with Accelerate Okanagan, search digital records at the opening of the UBC Innovative Library inside the Kelowna library.
UBC Okanagan chief librarian Heather Berringer, DVC Deborah Buszard, and Pilar Portela, with Accelerate Okanagan, search digital records at the opening of the UBC Innovative Library inside the Kelowna library.

UBC Okanagan’s Innovation Library opens in Kelowna

UBC Library provides new access point for services and resources.

UBC Okanagan has officially opened its Innovation Library in Kelowna's downtown Regional Library.

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As the United Way campaign gets underway throughout the Okanagan, UBC Assist. Prof. Ross Hickey is examining the various ways charities ask for money to determine what works and why.
As the United Way campaign gets underway throughout the Okanagan, UBC Assist. Prof. Ross Hickey is examining the various ways charities ask for money to determine what works and why.

UBC researcher examines the science of charity

Pilot study to review people’s motivation for charitable giving

A UBC Okanagan professor is studying the best way to encourage people to open their wallets for a good cause.

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In the news...

Photo Credit: Global Gala website
Photo Credit: Global Gala website

Nursing Students' Annual Gala Will Fund Aid in Africa

This year's graduating class of nursing students will complete their education by embarking on a practicum in Africa this spring, and they need the help of the community to do it.

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Physical Geography professor Fes de Scally leads applied management of mountain hazards field school in the Rocky Mountains.
Physical Geography professor Fes de Scally leads applied management of mountain hazards field school in the Rocky Mountains.

Fieldwork brings new level of understanding for students

Doing and discussing: this is the learning philosophy behind physical geography professor Fes de Scally’s applied management of mountain hazards field school.

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In the news...

Ashley Little. Photo Credit: Vancouver Public Library
Ashley Little. Photo Credit: Vancouver Public Library

Prize-winning author Ashley Little on her UBC Okanagan experience

The celebrated Canadian author Ashley Little has stated that an experience she had at UBC Okanagan played an important role in the shaping of her career.

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Heat golfer Carolyn Lee
Heat golfer Carolyn Lee

Carolyn Lee named CCAA Golf All-Canadian

For the second straight year, Carolyn Lee has found herself as an All-Canadian golfer.

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Rachel Pavlakovic (centre) is working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree UBC Okanagan. Thanks to Rick and Yasmin Thorpe, and their entrance scholarship, Pavlakovic can focus on her studies instead of worrying about the bills. The Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Entrance Scholarship has contributed nearly $60,000 to student awards at UBC Okanagan.
Rachel Pavlakovic (centre) is working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree at UBC Okanagan. Thanks to Rick and Yasmin Thorpe, and their entrance scholarship, Pavlakovic can focus on her studies.

Entrance awards assist UBC students

South Okanagan students can apply for the Rick and Yasmin Thorpe scholarships

Rachel Pavlakovic may have had the coolest summer job ever. Pavlakovic, who wants to be a professional songwriter and recording artist, was the official anthem singer at the Kelowna Falcons baseball games.

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Okanagan Charter a call to action on health and wellbeing

Universities and colleges put priority on health promotion locally and globally

A new international charter, an outcome of the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges / VII International Congress, signals a challenge to universities and colleges to create healthier campuses and healthier communities.

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¡Bravo! This year’s Hispanic Cinema Retrospective ready to roll

Films from Latin America countries focus on the world as seen by children

The lineup for the annual Hispanic Cinema Retrospective is set and the films are ready to roll.

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Australian scholar to work with UBC on climate change research

Australia and Okanagan Valley seeing similar patterns with water and drought

A visiting Australian scholar will work with researchers at UBC Okanagan to examine the recent record of climate change in the Kelowna area.

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  • Get Involved at UBC Okanagan
    Volunteering on campus and in your community helps develop skills, gives back to the community, and creates opportunities to network with campus partners.
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    The School of Nursing is one of the first in North America to incorporate a mindfulness-themed course in their curriculum.
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    Brains are not everything. Muscle is not everything. Teamwork is everything.
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    Two volleyball players wrap up their careers with the UBC Okanagan Heat this season and are among six Kelowna-raised players on this year's women's volleyball team.

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