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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.