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Jan. 20, 2016

Events

January 20
Homosexuality, Moral Panic, and Politicized Homophobia in Ghana

January 21
Beecology: Organic / Biodynamic Food Gardens for People and Pollinators

January 21
Fit for Life: Preventing frailty among older adults

January 21
Will Emerging Energy-Resolving X-Ray Imaging Detectors Improve Medical Image Quality?

January 22
Philosophy Colloquium

January 23
Code Create_

January 25
FCCS Visiting Author Series: Armand Ruffo

January 25
New Chemistry for an "Old" Problem

January 27
MD Admissions Info Session

January 27
Explanations of Consciousness: Where's the Smart Money?

January 28
Men's Sheds Canada

January 28
What Eocene Fossils of the Okanagan Highlands Tell Us About Big Picture Biogeography

January 29
Pit Stop: Deputy Vice-Chancellor's Office

January 29
Women's Volleyball: UBC vs. UBCO

January 29
Men's Volleyball: UBC vs. UBCO

January 30
Active Chess Championship

January 30
Women's Volleyball: UBC vs. UBCO

January 30
Men's Volleyball: UBC vs. UBCO

February 1
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Mehrdad Zareh

Workshops

January 20
New Staff Orientation Workshop

January 20
Writing the Literature Review

January 21
Advanced Features in Connect

January 21
Cryptography Workshop

January 21
Resume Rescue

January 22
Info Session: About the 3MT Competition and Presentation Skills

January 26 and February 2
Mindfulness Practice

January 26
Grad Rundown

January 27
Discussions About Teaching Excellence Panel

January 27
Resume Rescue

January 27
Building Effective Supervisory Relationships

January 27
Social Media Community of Practice

January 28
RISe Drop-in Session

January 28
Midpoint Feedback Information Session

January 28
ORCID: Essential Identifier for Researchers

January 29
Video Editing Workshop

February 1
Midpoint Feedback Information Session

February 1
Writing the Artist's Statement

February 2
Instructional Skills Seminar

February 2
Resume Rescue

February 3 and 4
Coaching Out of the Box

February 4
Info Session: About the 3MT Competition and Presentation Skills

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

Workshops

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Employee News
Mike McGinty, associate director of Risk Management Services and Campus Security.
Mike McGinty, associate director of Risk Management Services and Campus Security.

Campus Operations and Risk Management welcomes new assoc. director

This month Campus Operations and Risk Management welcomed Mike McGinty, UBC Okanagan’s new associate director responsible for Risk Management Services and Campus Security.

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2016 President's Service Awards for Excellence: Call for nominations

We all know UBC staff members who make outstanding contributions to the University community.

Human Resources invites you to recognize them and their achievements by nominating them for the 2016 President’s Service Award for Excellence.

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Where to begin when planning a conference

Conferences and Accommodations has organized an information session on February 10 that will review what you need to know, planning tips, resources that are available, and more.

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The Storm Water Retention Pond

Campus pond undergoing maintenance

A recent environmental report assessing the current conditions of the storm water retention pond behind the Engineering Management Education building has recommended a few things to restore water storage capacity and help maintain habitat features that are critical to the pond, its vegetation and its wildlife.

Excavation work began the first week of January when most wildlife is absent or hibernating, limiting potential negative impacts.

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Call for proposals: 12th annual Learning Conference

Educators are invited to share their expertise and experiences in advancing student learning through evidence-based practice by submitting a proposal.

The deadline for proposals is February 29, 2016.

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Faculty of Management launches series of on- and off-campus info sessions for master's program

Starting next Wednesday, the Faculty of Management is holding a series of public info sessions in Kelowna and Vernon for its Master of Management program.

Find out more about the program and how it teaches ways of leading and managing in a rapidly changing globalized world.

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UBC Okanagan Library seeks input from faculty members

All faculty and students are invited to participate in a comprehensive survey of library service quality. The survey is open until February 5, 2016.

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Registration for Heat Sport Camps now open

Even though summer is a few months away, register now and save.

Register before February 29 at goheat.ca/camps and save 10 per cent on Heat Sport camps for volleyball, golf, basketball and soccer.


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3MT heats are underway

Competitors compete to advance to the campus final

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heats are currently being organized across all faculties and schools at UBC Okanagan. Grad students will present their research in the first stage of the 3MT competition in the next few weeks.

There’s still time to participate in the 3MT. Contact heat organizers if you are interested.

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Campus Life seeks student leaders for summer, fall

Campus Life is recruiting for a variety of volunteer and paid student leadership positions for summer 2016 and the 2016/17 academic year. Students will develop new skills, explore new opportunities, and support our campus community.

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Student leaders from across campus are evolving on Jan. 23

This on-campus conference provides students with the opportunity to connect with global and local leaders who will show what it means to excel and evolve in their field.

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Clifford Saron
Clifford Saron

A weekend with Clifford Saron

Exploring meditation and mindfulness as it relates to community well-being and families living with autism

Clifford Saron -- international expert on the effects of meditation on brain function, emotional regulation and physical health -- will be in Kelowna from February 5 to 7 to give a series of workshops.

The workshops will focus on mindfulness-based interventions and easing the chronic stress of caregivers for children with autism.

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Research Ethics Board logoBehavioural Research Ethics Board seeks new members

The Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB) is recruiting new members to represent students, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and graduate students.

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Top Employer for Young People graphicUBC a top employer for young people in 2016

UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2016, the only post-secondary institution to be named to the list.

This is the fourth year in a row that UBC received this award for its work on attracting and retaining young employees.

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Suicide prevention workshop organized for Jan. 27

January 27 is Suicide Awareness Day at UBC. On that day facilitators from Health and Wellness, the School of Nursing, and Human Resources will be holding a workshop to help participants reach out and help those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts.

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Reminder: Grad photo sessions being held Jan. 26 to 28

Don't forget that GradImages will be on campus next week to take grad and professional photos. No appointments are needed for photos, but online bookings are available.

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Reminder: UBC Travel Smart trade show and seminar takes place tomorrow

The trade show and seminar is for faculty and staff involved with UBC-related travel or meeting and event organizers.

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UBC Stories
Naomi Klein
Photo courtesy of Kourosh Keshiri.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Naomi Klein

Barber school brings author and social activist to kelowna on feb. 18

Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon -- it’s about capitalism.

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UBC students wear denim and take a stand against sexual assault

Public art project part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Wearing jeans to work is often associated with casual Friday, but a group of students is promoting Denim Day for a much deeper reason.

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Comedy Vu steeped in French Circus

FCCS PRESENTS KIDS-FRIENDLY SHOW JAN. 29 & 30

Vu is an internationally celebrated, non-verbal solo performance that applies the spirit of object theatre and clowning to one man’s obsession with making a cup of tea.

For ages 7 and up, Vu will be performed by circus artist Étienne Manceau at Black Box Theatre (1375 Water Street) on Jan. 29 and 30.

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Former superintendent of schools Hugh Gloster joins UBC as project manager for the renewal of the Faculty of Education program.
Former superintendent of schools Hugh Gloster joins UBC as project manager for the renewal of the Faculty of Education program.

Retired school superintendent joins UBC’s Faculty of Education

Hugh Gloster brings 36 years’ experience in education to program renewal

Hugh Gloster’s retirement was a quick one.

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A backs-to-the-wall five set comeback for the Heat over the Pandas on Saturday night in a heavyweight Canada West women's volleyball match.
A backs-to-the-wall comeback over the Pandas on Saturday night had the Heat celebrating.

Five set win gives UBC Okanagan sweep of Alberta

A five-set comeback for the Heat over the Pandas on Saturday night in a heavyweight Canada West women's volleyball match puts the women's volleyball team tied for first place in the Canada West rankings.

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Wanda Nanibush

Artist and scholar Wanda Nanibush to give public talks in Kelowna

Wanda Nanibush is Cultural Studies' featured guest speaker in two upcoming public lectures in Kelowna. 

The Anishinaabe-kwe "image and word warrior" will discuss how indigenous media artists use their work to express themselves and their culture.

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Human Kinetics student Paige Marzinzik high fives a young boy during her last visit to Haiti.
Paige Marzinzik high fives a young boy during her last visit to Haiti.

UBC student runs across Haiti to raise funds for job creation

Catch her if you can, but there’s no stopping long distance runner Paige Marzinzik

Paige Marzinzik has been on the run for several months now.

Marzinzik is a fifth-year Human Kinetics student who plans to run across the island nation of Haiti in late February.

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Author Tamas Dobozy, 2016 FCCS Writer in Residence, will be adjudicating the contest.
Author Tamas Dobozy, 2016 FCCS Writer in Residence, will be adjudicating the contest.

Budding writers encouraged to submit work for short story contest

Deadline for annual writing Okanagan Short Story Contest fast approaching

Promising writers are being encouraged to sharpen their pencils, get the creative juices flowing, and finalize their submissions for the annual Okanagan Short Story Contest.

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UBC hosts "Beecology" talk, where status of pollinators is highlighted

Beekeeper, permaculture designer, is part of Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project

Gabe Cipes, a certified permaculture designer, beekeeper, and viticulturist at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, will share his knowledge about “beecology” and how vital pollinizers are for gardeners.

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