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feb. 17, 2016

Events

February 18
Settlement and Housing Experiences of Recent Immigrants

February 18
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Marissa Neuner

February 18
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

February 18
Early results from the Healthy Together Program

February 19
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Hamid Reza Zareie Rajani

February 19
Pit Stop: Finance

February 19
3MT Practice Session

February 19
BC Strategy for Patient Orientated Research

February 19
Women's Volleyball: Mount Royal vs. UBCO

February 19
Men's Volleyball: Mount Royal vs. UBCO

February 20
Women's Volleyball: Mount Royal vs. UBCO

February 20
Men's Volleyball: Mount Royal vs. UBCO

February 20
Art on the Line

February 22
FCCS Visiting Artist Series: Christian Nicolay

February 23
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Alireza Gheisi

February 23
Psychedelic Medicine: A Re-Emerging Therapeutic Paradigm

February 24
Interactive Exploration With Treasures From The Ice Age

February 24
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Roya Samanipour

February 24
Or, Very Rarely, the Apparatus may be at Fault: Educating the Modern Telephone Subscriber

February 28
Staff & Faculty Day at Silver Star Mountain

March 1
Savvy Seniors: New communication technologies and you

March 2
Am I Kind?

March 3
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Saber Moradi

March 3
Risk taking by older adults: Contradictions and controversies

Workshops

February 17
Credentialing for Teaching Assistants

February 17
Writing the Ethics Application

February 17
Resume Rescue

February 17
Positive Space Workshop

February 18
Position Management Workshop

February 18
Reflective Practice Workshop

February 18
Sports Statistics Workshop

February 22
Credentialing for Teaching Assistants

February 22
How to Own the First and Final Interviews to Secure Your Dream Job

February 23 and March 1
Mindfulness Practice

February 23
ePAF Initiator/Approver Training

February 23
Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

February 24 and March 2
Inclusive Technology Lab Wednesday Workshops

February 24
MD Admissions Info Session

February 24
Credentialing for Teaching Assistants

February 24
Social Media Community of Practice: 100 Days to Graduation

February 25
Writing Job Descriptions

February 25
Advanced Communications in Connect

February 25
RISe Drop-in Session

February 26
Writing for the Academic Job Market

February 29
Teaching Squares

February 29
Cluster Analysis of Genetic Sequence Data via the Gap Procedure

February 29
Teaching Large Classes Community of Practice

March 1
Writing the Research Proposal

March 1
TA Credentialing Bootcamp

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Falcons Play for United Way on July 8

Thanks for supporting the 2015 United Way campaign

More than 150 not-for-profit organizations in the Okanagan will benefit from $35,797.19 raised through donations to the 2015 UBC Okanagan United Way campaign.

The 2015 campaign came to an exciting close in December with the announcement of the Holiday Prize Draw winners: Gail Donhauser ($750 Orchard Park Gift Card); Susan Wells ($250 Orchard Park Gift Card); and Michelle Tinling (Canucks Tickets).

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New safety app launched

UBC Okanagan has a new tool to promote safety

UBC Safe is a free mobile app for our entire community -- students, faculty and staff.

Download the app today on the App Store or the Google Play store.


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Indigenous research focus of UBC workshop Feb. 22 to 24

UBC is hostsing a workshop in Vancouver Feb. 22 to 24 that brings together a critical mass of researchers and community leaders to build meaningful relationships between indigenous communities and research institutions.

Four themes will be discussed over the three days: Health, curatorial and artistic practices, natural resources, and a capstone session on ethics and pragmatism. 

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Application deadline fast approaching

The deadline to submit Work Study applications for 2016 Summer (May 1 to Aug 31) and 2016 Winter (Sept 1 to Apr 30) sessions is February 22.

If you are a faculty or staff member and have an opportunity for students to learn through doing, consider applying today.

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On-campus poverty simulation organized for March 1

A poverty simulation presented by the UBC Students' Union Okanagan and the United Way will be held on March 1 in the University Centre. It replicates a month in the life of a family living in poverty.

Volunteers can register online using Volinspire or by calling the United Way at 250-860-2356 ext. 106. Participants can sign up using Eventbrite.

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Don't forget to register for the Opportunities Fair

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

The Opportunities Fair provides faculty and staff with a chance to showcase their employment and volunteer opportunities to students. Connect with students and provide them with information on how and when to apply so they are there when you need them.

Register today for a space at the fair.


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February Your Next Step event to feature local entrepreneurs

Alumni UBC is hosting an expert panel and networking event with some of Kelowna's most prominent entrepreneurs on February 24.

Find out more about growth opportunities, as well as what programs and resources are available to help you get your business up and running.

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Student leaders needed for this summer and fall

Campus Life is currently 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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Reminder: President's Service Awards for Excellence nomination deadline approaching

The President's Service Award for Excellence is annually awarded to employees with outstanding contributions to UBC and at least 10 years of service.

The nomination deadline is March 11. Nominate someone great today.

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UBC Stories
Kenneth Chau holds a glass sample used in his latest research, which proved that putting thin layers of metal over glass increases light transmission.
Kenneth Chau holds a glass sample used in his latest research, which proved that putting thin layers of metal over glass increases light transmission.

UBC researchers discover new glass technology

Imagine THE picture window in your living room WORKING AS a giant thermostat or big screen TV

A discovery by researchers at the University of British Columbia has brought us one step closer to this becoming a reality.

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The number one ranked Heat close out their final road game in style sweeping MacEwan University in three sets.
The number one ranked Heat close out their final road game in style sweeping MacEwan University in three sets.

Heat claim best record in Canada West with weekend sweep of Griffins

The UBC Okanagan Heat completed a weekend sweep of the MacEwan Griffins with a win in straight sets on Saturday night. With the win, the Heat women's volleyball team now owns the best record in Canada West.

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Rehan Sadiq, left, and Solomon Tesfamariam are working to improve municipal drinking water systems.
Rehan Sadiq, left, and Solomon Tesfamariam are working to improve municipal drinking water systems.

UBC research helps small municipalities manage aging water systems

School of Engineering researchers have developed a tool that is designed to help small- to medium-sized cities and towns address the challenges posed by aging drinking water infrastructure in Canada.

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Tara Travis performs two roles in The Unfortunate Ruth. Photo by Tyler Rive.
Tara Travis performs two roles in The Unfortunate Ruth. Photo by Tyler Rive.

FCCS presents 'Ruth' sisters in parallel universes

Created and performed by Tara Travis, the hit stage comedy The Unfortunate Ruth brings to UBC's University Theatre a tale about parallel universes, sisterly bonds, and self-actualization.

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Desirée Marshall-Peer is the newest member to join the Faculty of Education
Desirée Marshall-Peer is the newest member to join the Faculty of Education

UBC lecturer looks at the science behind teaching

An exact formula for teaching doesn't exist, according to the newest member in the Faculty of Education, Desirée Marshall-Peer.

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In the News...

Participants in UBC Okanagan’s Community Service Learning program contributed nearly 300 hours of service through Days of Caring activities during Reading Week.
Participants in the Community Service Learning Days of Caring program contributed nearly 300 hours of service during Reading Week.

Students give during Days of Caring

UBC Okanagan students generously volunteered their time to help local charities through the United Way Day of Caring Program last week.

More than 55 students signed up through the UBC Okanagan Community Service Learning Program, contributing nearly 300 hours of time saving the agencies over $4,500 in labour costs.

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A scene from The Age of Love. Photo courtesy of Steven Loring.
A scene from The Age of Love. Photo courtesy of Steven Loring.

Seniors learn it's never too late to date

Barber School and FHSD Prof. Mary Ann Murphy researches and organizes local screenings of The Age of Love

What is it like to be in your later years of life and yet still long for romantic love; to want to be held once again in someone's arms; and to enjoy companionship and affection?

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Barb Pesut, Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity.
Barb Pesut, Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity.

Canada Research Chair renewed for nursing professor

Barb Pesut's tenure as Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics, and Diversity has been renewed for a further five years.

Pesut, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, has spent her career working on ways to improve the quality of end-of-life healthcare, specifically for people who are at risk for health disparities due to geographic, cultural, or social differences.

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Carey Doberstein, assistant professor of political science.
Carey Doberstein, assistant professor of political science

UBC professor's book rethinks how to address homelessness

In his new book, Exploring Effective System Responses to Homelessness, Barber School political scientist Carey Doberstein says the solution to homelessness requires an integrated system response from multiple players. The book was co-edited with Naomi Nichols from McGill University.

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Assoc. Prof. Charlotte Jones is looking for local seniors to participate in program.
Assoc. Prof. Charlotte Jones is looking for local seniors to participate in program.

UBC prof. looking for seniors with hearing loss for new study

UBC Okanagan's widely popular Walk ‘n Talk for your Life program -- creating exercise and safe social settings for local seniors -- is branching out.

Assoc. Prof. Charlotte Jones, who teaches with the Southern Medical Program and initiated Walk ‘n Talk in 2014, is now looking for seniors who are living with hearing loss.

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UBC to confer three honorary degrees at Okanagan graduation

Pioneering astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar, global economist Dambisa Moyo and water scientist David Schindler will be recognized with UBC Centennial honorary degrees during UBC Okanagan's graduation ceremonies June 9 and 10.

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AlterKnowledge series welcomes award-winning author Bev Sellars

FCCS' AlterKnowledge Discussion Series will host a public reading and discussion on Friday with Bev Sellars, author of They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at Indian Residential School.

Read more...

ubco.tv spotlight
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  • Engineering bike safety
    Graduate student Adam Lee and engineering professor Gordon Lovegrove are studying ways to make bicycle infrastructure better.
  • Students create Eureka Labs
    A team of UBC Okanagan students is working to help solve the problem of child illiteracy in developing countries.
  • Walk, Talk and Listen
    Walk, Talk and Listen is a collaborative, community health research study aimed at helping older adults with hearing loss.

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