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feb. 3, 2016

Events

February 4
Border Free Bees papermaking workshop

February 4
Ultrasound-Stimulated Microbubbles for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications

February 4
Tight Linear Convergence Rate Bounds for Douglas-Rachford Splitting

February 5
The Application of Lithogeochemistry and Hyperspectral Analysis

February 5
Sensory Experiences and Transnational Process in Industrial Cities

February 5
Women's Basketball: Fraser Valley vs. UBCO

February 5
Men's Basketball: Fraser Valley vs. UBCO

February 6
Women's Basketball: Fraser Valley vs. UBCO

February 6
Men's Basketball: Fraser Valley vs. UBCO

February 12
Women's Basketball: MacEwan vs. UBCO

February 12
Men's Basketball: MacEwan vs. UBCO

February 13
Women's Basketball: MacEwan vs. UBCO

February 13
Men's Basketball: MacEwan vs. UBCO

February 15
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Mehdi Jahandardoost

February 16
Commemorating Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing: Transatlantic Perspectives

February 16
The Causes And Consequences of the Global Rise (and Rise) Of Private Security

February 18
Early results from the Healthy Together Program

February 18
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Marissa Neuner

February 18
Sports Statistics Workshop

February 19
Pit Stop: Finance

February 24
Your Next Step: Starting Your Business in Kelowna

Workshops

February 3 and 4
Coaching Out of the Box

February 3
Inclusive Technology Lab Wednesday Workshops

February 3
Arts and Science Major Mingle

February 4
3MT Presentation Skills and Information Session

February 6, 9 and 10
Credentialing for Teaching Assistants

February 9 and 11
Advanced MS Office Excel 2013 Skills

February 9
3MT Practice Session

February 9 and 10
MS Office Publisher 2013

February 9 and 16
Mindfulness Practice

February 9
Rimes Workshop

February 9
Master of Management Info Session

February 10
Where to begin when planning a conference

February 10 and 12
Advanced MS Office Word 2013 Skills

February 10
Smartforms Training

February 11 and 12
Adobe Acrobat: Creating Electronic Documents

February 15
Starting a Scholarly Research Project

February 16
Mitacs Step: Networking Skills

February 16
Writing Job Descriptions

February 17
Writing the Ethics Application

February 17
Resume Rescue

February 25
RISe Drop-in Session

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Workshops

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Employee News
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Participate in poverty simulation Mar. 1

Be part of a poverty simulation on March 1. Volunteers and participants are needed for this powerful experience that challenges perceptions, changes perspectives and strengthens understanding for those living in poverty.

Join the UBC Students' Union Okanagan and the United Way on March 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the University Centre.

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Psychological assessment and treatment services available on campus

UBC Okanagan’s Interprofessional Clinic is now offering evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment services to interested faculty, staff, students and the Okanagan community.

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One WorkStudy application for the entire year

The 2016 Summer (May 1 to Aug. 31) and 2016 Winter (Sept 1 – Apr 30) funding application are open from February 1 to 22.

Only one application submission is needed for the entire year.

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How do you find the right student for your opportunity?

Thursday Feb. 25 | 1 to 4 PM | Fipke Centre foyer

Last year, more than 2,400 students were hired by faculty and staff to fill paid and volunteer positions on campus.

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What are you doing for Reading Week?

The Community Service Learning Program and the United Way has organized a series of half-day volunteer opportunities for interested students from February 8 to 12.

Spots are limited and the application deadline is February 1.

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UBC to host Emerging Research Workshops

As part of its Centennial celebration, UBC will host a series of Emerging Research Workshops at the Vancouver campus this spring.

The workshops will focus on three areas in which UBC is emerging as a potential global leader:

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IT equipment fiscal year purchasing deadlines

Due to the anticipated volume of requests and demand for the purchase of equipment before the 2015/16 fiscal year end, IT, Media and Classroom Services has posted some deadlines to help process procurement transactions.

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Workshop: Humanities computing

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' Humanist Data Lab and WestGrid have organized a Software Carpentry for Humanists Workshop on February 22 and 23.

This workshop will unlock the research power of your computer, save you hours, and free you from the artificial limitations set by software.

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Teaching assistant and tutor nominations due Monday

Looking to recognize your TA or tutor for all their efforts?

Make sure your nominations for the Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors are delivered to your unit or department head by February 8.

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Workshop: Scientific visualization

Are you curious about how to visualize two- and three-dimensional data sets?

Join FCCS and WestGrid for a hands-on ParaView workshop with Alex Razoumov. This workshop is open to all faculty and students.

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Healthy Measures Assessments Day organized for Feb. 10

Human Resources' WRAP program and the School of Nursing are teaming up to provide a day of health assessments for faculty and staff on February 10.

Blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol, Body Mass Index and aerobic fitness testing will be conducted.

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Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Third-year Faculty of Management students (from left) Nick Ross, Graeme Sailor, and Jennifer Stolarchuk celebrate their first-place finish at JDC West for entrepreneurship. Photo courtesy JDC West 2016.
Third-year Faculty of Management students (from left) Nick Ross, Graeme Sailor and Jennifer Stolarchuk celebrate their first-place finish at JDC West for entrepreneurship. Photo courtesy JDC West 2016.

Management students honoured in business competition

Teams win awards in entrepreneurship, taxation, and accounting

Faculty of Management students won three top-three finishes at JDC West, one of Canada’s largest business competitions. The teams won awards in three key categories: entrepreneurship, taxation, and accounting.

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Miranda Hart, associate professor of biology, and Abbas Milani, associate professor of engineering
Miranda Hart, associate professor of biology, and Abbas Milani, associate professor of engineering.

UBC Okanagan researchers receive Killam awards

Engineering and biology professors win top recognition

Soil ecologist Miranda Hart and composite materials engineer Abbas Milani have won UBC Killam Research Fellowships, which enable them to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave.

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The Heat stretched their winning streak to a dozen after sweeping away the Thunderbirds on Saturday

Twelve straight wins for Heat women's volleyball team

The Heat women's volleyball team's record is now at 17-1. Their .944 winning percentage has them in a tie for first place with Trinity Western in the Canada West division.

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First-year engineering students Ryan Kozak, Erin Kearney, Tyler Ho, George Muson, Emily Simmends, and Kaley Wainwright display their 'personal belongings cart' design during the recent Applied Science Design Showcase.
First-year engineering students Ryan Kozak, Erin Kearney, Tyler Ho, George Muson, Emily Simmends and Kaley Wainwright display their 'personal belongings cart' design during the recent Applied Science Design Showcase.

Providing a bit of home for those who live on the streets

UBC and community aim to provide secure storage for Kelowna’s homeless

Shopping carts used by Kelowna’s homeless are going high-tech thanks to engineers at UBC Okanagan.

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Barber School Professor Stephen Porter studies psychology and law, legal decision-making, forensic aspects of memory, deception detection and criminal behavior.
Barber School Professor Stephen Porter studies psychology and law, legal decision-making, forensic aspects of memory, deception detection and criminal behavior.

Q&A: A look at 'Making a Murderer'

Warning: contains spoilers

An online petition has collected hundred of thousands of digital signatures seeking a pardon for a pair of convicted killers-turned-social media sensations based on a Netflix documentary series that cast doubt on the legal process.

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About 100 School District 23 students, aged eight to 18, spend Saturday at UBC Okanagan learning how to code. The event took place on the heels of Premier Christy Clark’s announcement last week stating coding will become part of the overall K-12 curriculum redesign.
About 100 School District 23 students, aged eight to 18, spent Jan. 23 learning how to code. The event took place on the heels of Premier Christy Clark’s announcement last week stating coding will become part of the overall K-12 curriculum redesign.

Okanagan students learn that computer coding isn’t just for school

Day-long coding workshop at UBC Okanagan introduces computer coding

More than 100 elementary and high school students are one step ahead of their counterparts after spending a day of computer coding at UBC’s Okanagan campus on January 23.

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Warren Brock, communications manager with the Southern Medical Program, leads an online information session with students in the South Okanagan, demonstrating UBC’s videoconference technology as a way of delivering lessons across the province.
Warren Brock, communications manager with the Southern Medical Program, leads an online information session with students in the South Okanagan, demonstrating UBC’s videoconference technology as a way of delivering lessons across the province.

UBC leverages technology to recruit prospective medical students

Faculty of Medicine admissions office pilots new recruitment approach

UBC has long used videoconference technology to train its medical students. In a unique move, the Faculty of Medicine’s admission office decided to use the same technology as a recruitment tool -- offering its first-ever virtual info session to students in the South Okanagan.

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Focus on fan fiction at the UBC Innovation Library

The UBC Innovation Library will be hosting the first event of its Focus Series on February 24, with an event that looks at fan fiction.

The event will provide on a brief sketch of fan fiction, readings and writing activities.

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In the news...

Image courtesy of internationalinnovation.com
Image courtesy of internationalinnovation.com

Understanding sex-specific differences in functional decline

understanding how neuromuscular changes differ between men and women as they age

Jennifer Jakobi, associate professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, heads a team investigating the way in which sex contributes to differential functional decline in men and women as they age.

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Clifford Saron presents a number of positive well-being and meditation practice workshops this weekend for families living with children with autism.
Clifford Saron presents a number of positive well-being and meditation practice workshops this weekend for families living with children with autism.

A weekend of meditation, mindfulness, and autism research

Okanagan clinicians, educators, families will find relief in mindfulness training events

Clifford Saron is known internationally for his research on the effect of meditation on attention, emotional regulation, brain function and physical health. Saron’s other research area focuses on uni- and multisensory processing in children with autism.

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Associate Professor of Economics John Janmaat
Associate Professor of Economics John Janmaat

Q&A: Making sense of rising food prices in Canada

The recipe for high-priced cauliflower starts with the currency, says UBC economist

If you have gone grocery shopping recently, you may have noticed that the costs of everyday foods have dramatically increased -- particularly cauliflower.

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Dads in Gear (DIG) logoUBC helps increasing number of new fathers quit smoking

Researchers find peer support a key to successful quitting

A smoking cessation program designed at UBC is showing some promising results with new and expectant fathers.

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UBC research examines ways to prevent youth homelessness

Study confirms work and education crucial, but not enough for most vulnerable

Young people leaving government care are required to grow up faster than their counterparts who live with their families.

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UBC community helps individuals with eating disorders

The UBC Okanagan community is coming together to raise awareness of eating disorders and encourage healthy living.

Their initiatives, including facilitating a personalized postcard campaign are aimed to de-mystify issues around dieting, food, compulsive exercise, body image and self-esteem.

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In the news...

Management students win delegation of the year at JMSM 2016

The John Molson Sports Marketing (JMSM) competition and conference is the largest sports marketing event in Canada and is hosted by the prestigious John Molson School of Business.

This year the UBC Okanagan's team placed third in the case competition and earned the Delegation of the Year award.

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ubco.tv spotlight
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  • The impact of UBC Okanagan
    At the January 2016 Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon, UBC Interim President and Vice-Chancellor Martha Piper discussed the community impact of the Okanagan campus over the past ten years.
  • Hands-on mechanical engineering
    Engineering Professor Lukas Bichler is providing students with the hands-on experience to conceptualize, design, and build their own projects.
  • Humanist Data Lab
    The Exchange Humanist Data Lab houses projects add value to cultural artifacts through interpretation and analysis -- in a digital context.

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