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Events

November 4
Walk/Run Group

November 4
Thrive Hive Photo Booth

November 4
Make Your Own Stress Ball

November 4
BARK 2GO

November 4
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Drew DeClerck

November 4
Post-Election Talk: The 2015 Election and the Canadian Party System

November 4
Free Massage Sessions

November 5
Allowing for Loss: Some Guidance from Medieval Mystics

November 5
Explore a Maze (Labyrinth)

November 5
Anxiety Info Booth

November 5
Healthy Cooking Demo

November 6
Random Act of Kindness Day

November 6
Pit Stop: Campus Rec

November 6
Restorative Yoga University Challenge

November 6
Thrive Wrap-Up Event

November 6
Memory, National Belonging and the Social Lives of Monuments

November 9
FCCS Visiting Artist: Rebecca Brewer

November 9
FCCS Visiting Author Series: Kevin Kerr

November 13
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Fan Yang

November 13
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Lynn Rollison

November 13
PhD Thesis: Lynn Rollison

November 16
Biology Seminar Series: Dominique Gravel

November 17
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Samuel Nunoo

November 17
BRAES Seminars Presents: Rolf Mathewes

November 24
Supporting family caregivers: The development and use of a decision guide

Workshops

November 4
Question Persuade and Refer (QPR) Training

November 4
Extreme Makeover: Resume Edition

November 4
Hone Your Own Happiness

November 4
Ace Your Interview: Mock Interview Session

November 4
Positive Space Workshop

November 4
Go Global Info Session: Human Kinetics

November 5, 10, 12 and 17
Drop-in Advising

November 5
Midwifery Info Session

November 5
Networking Workshop

November 5
Intro to Exercise

November 5
Social Media Workshop: Showcase Your Best Self

November 5
Worries and Woes

November 10
Mitacs Step: Practice Your Presentation Skills I

November 10 and 17
Tuesday Mindfulness Sessions

November 10
Publishing an Article: Understanding Your Author Rights

November 10
TAs Giving Students Feedback

November 12 or 16
Tri-Council Grant Writing Boot Camp

November 16
Teaching Large Classes Community of Practice

November 16
Undergraduate Research Information Session

November 17 and 18
Graduate Scholarships and Awards Q&A Drop-in Session

November 17
MD Admissions Info Session

November 17
Pharmaceutical Sciences Info Session

November 26
RISe Drop-in Session

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Fourth-year nursing students Kristin Booth, left, and Jessica Bergen are excited about Thrive 365. The week-long series of events kicked-off with a Healthy Breakfast on Monday. All Thrive events are free and open to the campus community.
Fourth-year nursing students Kristin Booth, left, and Jessica Bergen are excited about Thrive 365. The week-long series of events kicked-off with a Healthy Breakfast on Monday. All Thrive events are free and open to the campus community.

Learn to Thrive 365

UBC Thrive events taking place all week

Don't miss out on all the Thrive events that are taking place on campus this week.

A huge number of activities are still scheduled -- with the focus on building skills that promote positive mental health for all students, faculty and staff.

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Beat the flu! Get the flu shot.

UBC will offer free flu shots to staff, faculty and students at clinics happening today and November 9. Vaccinations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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UBC Remembers

2015 Remembrance Day service

The UBC Okanagan Remembrance Day service will be held on November 9 in the campus main courtyard by the flagpoles. Everyone is welcome to attend this annual ceremony.

The ceremony commences at 10:45 a.m. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony in the Arts Building Foyer.

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Nov. events support United Way

As of last week, the Okanagan campus United Way campaign had raised $19,906, and the contributions are still coming in.

November brings two exciting events: Wear Red Day on Nov. 17; and a big Bake Sale and More day on Nov. 26.

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Does terroir matter?

AlumniUBC are exploring how vineyards make the most of local soil and climate conditions on November 25.

Join a panel of wine experts as they discuss the importance of, and the award-winning taste of, the Okanagan terroir.

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Career Days 2015 graphic#UBCOCareerDays in full swing this week

Don't miss out on mock interview sessions and social media workshops

There are still several Career Days sessions taking place this week, all of which are no charge to UBC students.

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Nominations open Nov. 13 for teaching assistants and tutors award

Know an exceptional teaching assistant or tutor? Nominations open next Friday for the Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors.

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 Parking Fines now in effect

Between now and December 18 when you pay the first $30 of any parking fine, you may pay the remaining balance owing in food donations.

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Workshop: Understanding HRMS workflow

Finance is offering its expertise to help guide initiators and approvers through the Human Resource Management System (HRMS) workflow and electronic approvals process.

On November 19, learn more about how rules are administered to position management, eRecruit and ePAF in HRMS.

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UBC Stories
Ross Langford, Okanagan chair for UBC’s Start an Evolution campaign, announced the campaign’s fundraising total at a closing ceremony on October 17.
Ross Langford, Okanagan chair for UBC’s start an evolution campaign, announced the campaign’s fundraising total at a closing ceremony on October 17.

UBC Okanagan start an evolution campaign exceeds goals

Campaign tops fundraising and alumni engagement expectations

An ambitious campaign to raise money for UBC Okanagan students and research has resulted in more than $100 million in gifts.

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A new species of giant tortoise, Chelonoidis donfaustoi, has been discovered on Ecuador’s Galápagos Archipelago. UBC biology professor Michael Russello was on the team of international scientists who identified this species. Photo credit: James P. Gibbs
A new species of giant tortoise, Chelonoidis donfaustoi, has been discovered on Ecuador’s Galápagos Archipelago. Photo credit: James P. Gibbs

New giant tortoise species found in Galápagos Archipelago

Barber School professor Michael Russello part of research team that identifies new, vulnerable species

An international team of scientists has discovered there are actually two species of giant tortoises living on Santa Cruz Island in the centre of the Galápagos Archipelago.

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Four-year-old Nadia found a suitable stem cell match through a cord blood registry (a database that catalogues voluntary donations of umbilical cord blood). Her family encourages more people to become blood and stem cell donors.
Four-year-old Nadia found a suitable stem cell match through a cord blood registry (a database that catalogues voluntary donations of umbilical cord blood). Her family encourages more people to become blood and stem cell donors.

UBC supports drive to expand blood and stem cell donor registry

Kelowna family tells their story and encourages Okanagan residents to donate

For most people, having 26 million options to choose from would seem like good odds. For Kelowna’s four-year-old Nadia Bjarnason and her family, those odds were not quite enough.

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Second-year UBC medical student Hannah Duyvewaardt spent the summer keeping track of requisitions for CT scans at Kelowna General Hospital as part of a study to determine if guidelines for CT scans are being followed by emergency room doctors.
Second-year UBC medical student Hannah Duyvewaardt spent the summer keeping track of requisitions for CT scans at Kelowna General Hospital as part of a study to determine if guidelines for CT scans are being followed by emergency room doctors.

UBC medical student examines the use of CT scans by doctors

Study will help determine ways to improve utilization of a costly resource

Increased public awareness of the risks associated with concussions has led to a surge in patients visiting emergency departments.

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In an organic garden near Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Tirso Gonzales looks over a variety of plants including catnip, mint, nettle, and mustard that grow unfettered in a friend’s sanctuary. Photo credit: Gabe Cipes.
In an organic garden near Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Tirso Gonzales looks over a variety of plants including catnip, mint, nettle, and mustard that grow unfettered in a friend’s sanctuary. Photo credit: Gabe Cipes.

UBC prof. heading to global conference on sustainable agriculture

Indigenous peoples from around the world to gather in India in November

For Tirso Gonzales, associate professor of indigenous studies, the problems with the western world’s way of farming are clear. Current practices such as monocropping, pesticide use, and only using a select group of plant species are solely profit driven and unsustainable.

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Clinical Psychology and Psychological Science graduate students connect with the community.
Back row from left: Diana Lisi, Jennifer Upshaw, Alysha Baker, Pamela Black, Kim Crosby. Front row from left: Carmela White, Damian Leitner.

Psychology graduate students partner with Habitat for Humanity Kelowna

Seven doctoral students in the department of psychology volunteered recently with Habitat for Humanity Kelowna to help families in need.

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Emergency room nurse Adam Fulton, a UBC School of Nursing graduate, is now working on his master’s degree while continuing with his career.
Emergency room nurse Adam Fulton, a School of Nursing graduate, is now working on his master’s degree while continuing with his career.

Master of science in nursing program adds new dimension of caring

UBC Okanagan’s MSN option provides life-time learning opportunities

Nursing is in Adam Fulton’s blood. Both of his parents (now retired) were registered nurses and when Fulton started thinking about career choices, it was easy to follow in their footsteps.

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