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mar. 2, 2016

Events

March 2
Embrace Aging Month: Am I Kind?

March 3
Tips and Plants for Creating a Water-Wise Pollinator Garden

March 3
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Saber Moradi

March 3
Embrace Aging Month: Risk taking by older adults

March 3
Black-Box Optimization: Algorithms and Applications

March 7
Embrace Aging Month: So, YOU are in the hospital

March 7
General Relativity, LIGO and the Detection of Gravitational Waves

March 7
Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Local Plant Foods and Bees

March 8, 9 and 10
Graduation and Professional Photos

March 8
The Canadian Virtual Hospice Loss and Grief Interactive Tool for patients and families

March 8
Digital Bodies, Gender and Violence: An International Women's Day talk

March 9
Embrace Aging Month: Public transportation accessibility and options for seniors

March 9
History Major or Minor Meet and Greet

March 10
Embrace Aging Month: Seniors' Exercise Fair

March 10
BMO Career Conversations

March 10
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Mesfin Fentabil

March 10
Got rhythm? Getting to the heart of atrial fibrillation

March 10
Circling Around: a conversation about University and Community Research Relationships

March 11
Experiences of New Immigrants Seeking Emergency Healthcare in Kelowna

March 11
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Emad Awad

March 11
Freedom of Speech Symposium

March 13
Growing Native Plants with Brian Campbell of Westcoast Seeds

March 15
2016 UBCO Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference

March 15
MD Admissions Info Session

March 15
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Bradley Reinholz

March 15
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Jaimie Isaac

March 15
Embrace Aging Month: Singing makes everything better

March 16
Embrace Aging Month: Hearing and healthy aging for older adults

March 16
FCCS Visiting Author Series: Tamas Dobozy

March 17
Embrace Aging Month: Okanagan Men's Sheds

March 17
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Oleg Shabarchin

March 17
Embrace Aging Month: Sleep tips for seniors

March 17
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Lisa Wensink

March 19
alumni UBC Graduation Ball

March 20
Making Homes for Bees

Workshops

March 2
Inclusive Technology Lab Wednesday Workshops

March 7
Thesis or Dissertation Structure: An Overview

March 8 and 15
Mindfulness Practice

March 9
Women in Science and Engineering Workshop

March 10
eRecruit Training

March 10
Engaging Students in Open Education

March 10
Careers in Banking Workshop

March 10
Network Like a Pro

March 14
NEADS-LEAD Workshop

March 14
Converting a Course Paper into a Journal Article

March 15
Selecting Quality Journals for Publishing Your Research

March 16
Mitacs Step: Career Professionalism

March 16
Anxiety Management 101

March 16
Teaching Large Classes Community of Practice

March 16
Research Data Management Plans

March 17
Reflective Practice Workshop

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UBC’s Opera Ensemble will perform at the Kelowna Community Theatre on March 21.
UBC’s Opera Ensemble will perform at the Kelowna Community Theatre on March 21.

Celebrate UBC's first century with a night at the opera

The University of British Columbia celebrates its first century of success and the 10th anniversary of its Okanagan campus with a special evening performance in Kelowna by UBC’s Opera Ensemble.

Free online registration is now open at: ubc-opera.eventbrite.ca 


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100 days to #UBCOGrad

The countdown to this spring's graduation ceremonies started yesterday with the official launch of 100 Days to #UBCOGrad.

To celebrate UBC's Centennial year several UBC Okanagan social media channels will be posting a photo each day in a countdown to Convocation.

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Call for proposals: UBC Equity Enhancement Fund

The call for proposals is now open for the UBC Equity Enhancement Fund. The fund supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, inclusion and intercultural understanding at UBC.

Applications are due by April 1, 2016.

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Urban Studies hosts Okanagan-focused urbanization symposium

Kelowna is the fastest-growing city in the country. Learn more about the impacts of this kind of growth on March 11.

Presenters include experts from UBC Okanagan, the University of Victoria, the City of Kelowna, BC Housing and the Urban Land Institute of British Columbia.

Register or find out more...

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Meet the pros at Discovery Career Conference 2016

FREE EVENTS OPEN TO ALL UBC STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

Explore career paths and meet local professionals at the Discovery Career Conference on March 16 in the Univeristy Centre Ballroom (UNC 200).

Check out potential job opportunities and build your network.

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Aboriginal stage phenom goes into heart of darkness in huff

MARCH 11 & 12 | 8 P.M. | MARY IRWIN THEATRE (RCA)

Written and performed by Cliff Cardinal, huff is an award-winning, one-man tour-de-force about First Nations brothers caught in a torrent of solvent abuse.

Audience advisory: huff, the season finale for the 2015-16 FCCS Performance Series, is for mature audiences only (ages 14+).

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Tickets are selling fast!

Featured speaker for this year's Athletics Scholarship Breakfast is former professional soccer player Rob Friend.

Buy your tickets today -- $125 each or $1,250 per table.

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Competitors present research in 3MT Final

Faculty, staff and students are invited to watch the Three Minute Thesis final on March 10.

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Human Library: Read a living book on Mar. 15

A Human Library is where real people are on loan to readers who borrow the living books and learn their story.

This Human Library will feature UBC Okanagan faculty members Christine Schreyer, Greg Gerrard, Karen Hodges and PhD student Mathieu Aubin.

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UBC Dialogues Okanagan: Can money buy happiness?

Is money the key to happiness? Or, do time and life satisfaction mean more?

Find out on March 22 with alumni UBC and Associate Professor of Psychology Mark Holder.

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UBC workshop examines water Mar. 8 to 11

The UBC Centennial Emerging Research Workshop on Water will be held March 8 to 11. Leading water experts from UBC and around the globe will gather to share knowledge, advance emerging ideas, and help generate a practical roadmap for building a cohesive and comprehensive water research cluster.

The workshop on March 9 and 10 will be available via webcast for anyone wishing to participate but unable to attend.

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In memoriam: students Gavin Dhaliwal and Curtis Schopf

Counselling services available to students, faculty and staff

Our community has been saddened by the recent deaths of students Gurpreet Gavin Singh Dhaliwal on Feb. 21 and Curtis Schopf on Feb. 29.

Our sincere condolences go to the families and many friends and fellow students of Gavin and Curtis. Information about memorial services and flag lowering will be published on the UBC Okanagan website (http://ok.ubc.ca) as it is available.

Students experiencing distress at this time are encouraged to contact the Health and Wellness office for free, confidential counselling support. Call 250-807-9270, visit UNC 337, or email healthwellness.okanagan@ubc.ca to connect with a counsellor.

Faculty and staff seeking counselling are encouraged to contact the UBC Employee and Family Assistance Program’s Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765.


Upcoming HR workshops look at managing sleep, anxiety and difficult personalities

Human Resources has a trio of free workshops in March for all faculty and staff who are looking for help managing anxiety, dealing with difficult personalities and getting restful sleep.

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Faculty to consult with students, alumni and community on proposed changes to Bachelor of Management program

The Faculty of Management is seeking input on proposed modifications to its Bachelor of Management program.

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UBC Stories
The UBC Okanagan women's volleyball team win in three sets to complete the sweep of MRU and lock down the best record of the regular season. UBC Okanagan Will host Canada West Championship on March 4 and 5.

The UBC Okanagan women's volleyball team sweep MRU and lock down the best record of the regular season.

Heat wrap up 22-win season

The Heat women's volleyball team defeated the Mount Royal University Cougars 3-0 on February 20.

With the win, UBC Okanagan locks up the first-place spot in Canada West and will host this weekend's Canada West Final Four.

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In the news...

Stephen Porter, professor of psychology and founding director of the Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law. Photo credit: Jeff Bassett for Postmedia News
Stephen Porter, professor of psychology and founding director of the Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law. Photo credit: Jeff Bassett for Postmedia News

Canadian psychologists fighting ban to participate in national-security police interrogations

Barber School Professor Stephen Porter is making the case for expanding psychologists’ roles in criminal investigations.

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Education Professor John-Tyler Binfet (left) is seen here with participants of a program he runs to help foster emotional well-being in students.
Education Professor John-Tyler Binfet (left) is seen here with participants of a program he runs to help foster emotional well-being in students.

Take time to focus on kindness and not just bullying, says UBC professor

As many Canadians recognize the need to identify and combat bullying on national Pink Shirt Day every Febuary 24, Assist. Prof. of Education John-Tyler Binfet cautions that we need to be careful not to just focus on the negative.

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Assoc. Prof. Neil Eves, and fellow UBC researchers in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, have identified a new method of detecting cardio-vascular disease in female breast cancer survivors.
Assoc. Prof. Neil Eves, and fellow UBC researchers in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, have identified a new method of detecting cardio-vascular disease in female breast cancer survivors.

New technique identifies early heart complications in breast cancer survivors

Researchers in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences have identified a new method of detecting cardio-vascular disease in women who are recovering from breast cancer.

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Awareness is one of the many photos that will be on display at an immigration photo exhibit at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.
Awareness is one of the many photos that will be on display at an immigration photo exhibit at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.

Immigrant experience in Kelowna, a photo exhibition

Hosted by Assoc. Prof. Shirley Chau, Stages of Immigrant Settlement is a new photo exhibition that presents photographs taken by new Canadians who immigrated to Canada from various countries.

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Barber School professor Lesley Lutes is encouraging Canadians to take small steps toward better health.
Barber School professor Lesley Lutes is encouraging Canadians to take small steps toward better health.

Small changes can lead to big weight loss results

In honour of Nutrition Month, Barber Schhol prof. Lesley Lutes shares weight management tips

Do you favour soft drinks over water or indulge in salty snacks during that afternoon slump at work? Maybe your serving sizes are too large? Or perhaps you don’t eat breakfast or enough vegetables?

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Brian Campbell, of West Coast Seeds, hosts: “The Relationship Between Bees and Plants" at the Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library, as part of UBC’s Pollinator Series.
Brian Campbell, of West Coast Seeds, hosts: “The Relationship Between Bees and Plants" at the Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library, as part of UBC’s Pollinator Series.

UBC creates buzz about gardening with bee-related series of talks

Need help in the garden this summer?

UBC’s Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project and the Okanagan Regional Library have lined up a series of talks to help gardeners plot and plan their summer garden so it can be a local haven for pollinators.

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In the news...

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Nancy Holmes, associate professor of creative writing

Creative writing professor selected for national residency program

Nancy Holmes has been selected to participate in a prestigious artist-in-residence program in Toronto.

Holmes is one of five people selected to participate in the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program for 2016. This program artists with accommodation and studio space at the former residence of renowned Canadian artist Doris McCarthy.

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The photo Woman in Mask will be one of the images on display at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art starting February 26.
The photo Woman in Mask will be one of the images on display at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art.

Kelowna immigrants struggle with integration, UBC research finds

Kelowna immigrants feel underemployed and struggle to achieve a sense of belonging, a School of Social work researcher has found.

In a recent UBC Okanagan-led study of resettlement, funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, recent immigrants to Kelowna said that integration into their new community has been harder than they thought.

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Assoc. Prof. Bernard Schulz-Cruz is helping coordinate the Okanagan international film festival, which starts Tuesday, March 1.
Bernard Schulz-Cruz, associate professor of Spanish, is helping coordinate the Okanagan international film festival, which starts Tuesday, March 1.

UBC celebrates diversity with Okanagan international film festival

The Okanagan International Film Festival, which runs throughout the month of March, tackles the topical theme of migration.

The festival, co-sponsored by UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College presents Takes on Migration, a series of films that showcase the stories of immigrants in different countries and their struggles to make sense of their new lives.

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Aging well: UBC embraces aging month

Aging is inevitable. Yet, taking steps to aging well can make life better now and over the long term.

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UBC supports seniors speed dating documentary screening

What is it like to be in your later years and yet still longing for romantic love? Explore Brooklyn filmmaker’s Steven Loring’s movie The Age of Love and find out.

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ubco.tv spotlight
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  • What is a digital humanist?
    Constance Crompton, assistant professor of digital humanities, describes how she links the study of literature with technology.
  • Heat WVB new recruit
    Stand-out setter Sara McCreary discusses why she chose UBC Okanagan.
  • Peer Mentor successes
    First-year students at UBC Okanagan are benefiting from the experience of peer mentors who help them gain a greater understanding of what it takes to be successful.

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