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Jan. 6, 2016

Events

January 7
Winter Wonderland

January 8
Women's Basketball: Thompson Rivers vs. UBCO

January 8
Men's Basketball: Thompson Rivers vs. UBCO

January 9
Women's Basketball: Thompson Rivers vs. UBCO

January 9
Men's Basketball: Thompson Rivers vs. UBCO

January 12
Mindfulness Practice

January 12
The Lives of Bumble Bees in the Anthropocene

January 14
Draw By Night #13: Edible Matrimony

January 15
Women's Volleyball: Alberta vs. UBCO

January 15
Men's Volleyball: Alberta vs. UBCO

January 16
Women's Volleyball: Alberta vs. UBCO

January 16
Men's Volleyball: Alberta vs. UBCO

January 19
Providing leadership to promote excellence in palliative and end-of-life care

January 21
Fit for Life: Preventing frailty among older adults

January 30
Active Chess Championship

Workshops

January 7
Blackboard Connect for Adjuncts and Sessionals

January 11
Teaching Large Classes Community of Practice

January 12
Academic Integrity and Turnitin

January 12
Copyright Essentials for Thesis Writing

January 13
Keeping Up-to-Date on Current Research

January 14
cIRcle: Your Institutional Repository

January 14
Reflective Practice Workshop: Session One

January 20
New Staff Orientation Workshop

January 21
Advanced Features in Connect

January 21
Resume Rescue

January 28
RISe Drop-in Session

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

Workshops

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Martha Piper

Look ahead with Martha Piper

UBC president to address Jan. 28 Chamber Luncheon

Interim President and Vice-Chancellor Martha Piper is presenting at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon on January 28.

Her presentation is titled "UBC Okanagan: The Next Decade." All faculty, staff and community partners are invited to learn more about the future of UBC's Okanagan campus.

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Grad photo sessions scheduled this month

GradImages will be on campus January 26 to 28 in the Arts building foyer to take grad and professional photos. No appointments are needed for photos, but online bookings are available.

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Free Group Fitness classes all week

Try out the wide variety of Group Fitness offerings this week at no charge, including faculty and staff yoga, Zumba cardio, spin, Full Body Circuit, Bike and Bosu, and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).

A faculty and staff Group Fitness pass gets you unlimited access until April 16. Exercise before work, during lunch hour or after work for only $100.

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Canadian Blood ServicesOn-campus blood donor clinic being held Jan. 19

The UBC Okanagan Partners for Life team is holding an on-campus blood donor clinic on January 19.

The clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Centre Ballroom (room UNC200).

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Call for nominations: alumni UBC 2016 Achievement Awards

The alumni UBC Achievement Awards is one of the marquee events of the year. The awards program recognizes the accomplishments of UBC community members, including alumni, students, faculty, staff and emeriti for their outstanding contributions to the community and beyond. Nominations are open until January 29.

Get to know the 2015 award recipients and what inspires them in their commitment to making a difference by viewing their enlightening and inspirational videos online.

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UBC Travel Smart trade show and seminar

UBC Travel Program Manager Judith Fograscher will be on campus for the annual UBC Travel Smart trade show and seminar on January 21.

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Learn the basics of shooting and video production at new weekly series

Media Centre Studio is starting a new weekly series of video production workshops. The first session starts tomorrow and will focus on basic camera skills.

Sessions will run each Thursday at 12 noon in room ADM013 and will focus on a different topic each week.

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Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Food forester Ryan Foster, seated far right, joins third-year marketing students (from left) Anton Urtan, Kimberly Ouwor, Mitchell Cockburn, Nicky Sellinger, Kelsey Branchflower, and Jamison Humeny after the group made its formal presentation about proposed plans for Penticton’s Munson Mountain.
Food forester Ryan Foster, seated far right, joins third-year marketing students (from left) Anton Urtan, Kimberly Ouwor, Mitchell Cockburn, Nicky Sellinger, Kelsey Branchflower and Jamison Humeny after the group made its formal presentation about proposed plans for Penticton’s Munson Mountain.

Management students help promote BMX park and food forest

A presentation by business students might conjure up images of snazzy suits, flashy displays, and talks about profit margins, market demand, and growth.

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ETEP teacher candidates, Maddie Horvat, Natalie Rivard, Hayden McIntosh and Kelsey McLellan show off their dance moves to Quigley students.
ETEP teacher candidates Maddie Horvat, Natalie Rivard, Hayden McIntosh and Kelsey McLellan show off their dance moves to Quigley students.

UBC professors create a Learning Arcade, hosted by Quigley Elementary

Education faculty join forces to teach BC Curriculum Competencies in a fun, innovative way

The future of education will be very different from traditional classroom learning if professors in the Faculty of Education have anything to say about it.

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Poster image from What does it mean to be The Problem exhibitionUBC art project examines stereotypes, racism, and privilege

"Indian headdresses" and blackface art on display at the Alternator gallery

With a display that will intentionally stir up controversy, UBC artists along with staff at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, hope to open the door to discussion about racism with the upcoming exhibition, What does it mean to be The Problem.

The exhibition, opening Friday at 7 p.m., features work from Fern Helfand, with responses from Tannis Nielsen and Samuel Roy-Bois.

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