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mar. 16, 2016

Events

March 16
Listen Up: Hearing and healthy aging for older adults

March 16
Open Doors: Bachelor of Management program consultation

March 16
Discovery Career Conference

March 16
FCCS Visiting Author Series: Tamas Dobozy

March 17
Embrace Aging: Okanagan Men's Sheds

March 17
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Oleg Shabarchin

March 17
Embrace Aging: Sleep tips for seniors

March 17
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Lisa Wensink

March 21
Improving Efficiency in Organic Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds

March 21
UBC's Centennial evening at the opera

March 22
Embrace Aging: Making room for older adults

March 22
Water For People

March 22
Can Money Buy Happiness?

March 24
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Golam Kabir

March 24
Partnership in Research Seminar: A Dementia-Friendly Community

March 29
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Sadaf Moallemi Pour

March 31
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Caleb Goertz

March 31
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Amir Zaher

April 5
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Naryn Searcy

April 5
Live Case Challenge

April 7
Climate Impacts on Water Availability in Canada

Workshops

March 16
Mitacs Step: Career Professionalism

March 16
Research Data Management Plans

March 16 and 30
Anxiety Management 101

March 16
Teaching Large Classes Community of Practice

March 17
Reflective Practice Workshop

March 21
Publishing an Article: Understanding Your Author Rights

March 22
Dealing with Difficult Personalities

March 22
Tri-Agency Open Access Policy

March 22, 29 and April 5
Mindfulness Practice

March 23
Research Metrics Tools: SciVal and PlumX

March 23
Career Café: Careers in health care other than "MD"

March 23
Clothes the Deal: What to wear to get the job

March 24
Grade Center for the advanced user

March 29
Getting Restful Sleep

March 30
Social Media Community of Practice: 100 Days to #UBCOGrad update

March 31
RISe Drop-in Session

April 5
ORCID: Essential Identifier for Researchers

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

Workshops

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Employee News
Mina Hoorfar working in her lab.
Mina Hoorfar working in her lab.

Mina Hoorfar named UBC Okanagan Researcher of the Year

The mark of a good professor is one who is up to their elbows in research projects, has a strong group of post-grad students working with them, resonates with students, and is popular with their peers.

Professor Mina Hoorfar -- UBC Okanagan's Researcher of the Year -- fits the bill exactly.

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Celebrate at Spring Fest March 31

Celebrating UBC's Centennial and the 10th anniversary of UBC's Okanagan campus

Students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in celebrations co-hosted by UBC and the UBC Students' Union Okanagan, at a lunch-hour spring festival in the central courtyard.

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Alumni Then and Now

Over the past 30 years, student work acquired from graduating exhibitions has formed the foundation of the Public Art Collection on UBC's Okanagan campus.

In conjunction with the Lake Country Art Gallery, UBC Okanagan will showcase the work of a selection of those emerging artists in an exhibition opening on April 13 at 6 p.m., as well as a panel discussion on April 16 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Learning Conference provides practical ideas for classroom teaching

Post-secondary education author to deliver 12th Annual Learning Conference keynote

Linda B. Nilson, director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University, is the keynote for this year's UBC Okanagan Learning Conference.

The conference takes place May 4 and 5, 2016, and is no charge for UBC faculty members.

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Wordle for Sustainability Office

Impactful labs don't have to be impactful on the environment

Laboratory activities can have a huge impact on the environment. learn how to reduce the impact of your research on the environment on March 29.

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Rule Out Racism events organized for next week

Rule Out Racism Week is an annual focus on the need for greater literacy and conversation about race and racism within the UBC community.

This year's events feature a series of on-campus displays, as well as documentary screenings, poetry readings and a comedy show.

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Public open house: Redesign of University Way

UBC is undertaking a process to redesign University Way between Alumni Avenue and International Mews at the heart of campus.

The first phase of public consultation on the redesign is taking place between March 23 and April 10.

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Public open house: Integrated Stormwater Management Plan

UBC is developing an Integrated Stormwater Management Plan to responsibly manage the stormwater that falls on the Okanagan campus and to accommodate the future growth of campus sustainably.

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exSTREAMS: The Okanagan water story and you

Phil Johnson -- host of AM1150's Early Edition -- is moderating this year's annual World Water Week public forum on March 22.

This year's forum looks at the Okanagan's droughts and floods from a historical First Nation's perspective, and how these extreme weather events are changing.

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Rail Trail public open houses

Okanagan Rail Trail organizers are preparing a planning and design process to create a continuous corridor on the recently acquired rail route.

Residents of the Okanagan region are invited to review the concept and give their feedback at open house sessions. The next session is tonight (Mar. 16) from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Winfield Memorial Hall, 10130 Bottom Wood Lake Rd. in Lake Country.

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UBC Stories
At the CIS national women's volleyball championships in Brandon, MB the Heat women's volleyball swept the UBC Thunderbirds to claim the national bronze medal.

At the CIS national women's volleyball championships in Brandon, Man., the Heat women's volleyball swept the UBC Thunderbirds to claim the national bronze medal..

Heat women's volleyball claims national bronze

No one is questioning the Heat's place in the CIS now

The Heat earned a medal in their first trip to the national women's volleyball championship, beating the UBC Vancouver Thunderbirds in Sunday's bronze medal match.

Support the women's volleyball victory by attending this year's Athletics Scholarship Breakfast on April 8.

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Another record setting season in the Okanagan has the Heat's Steve Manuel adding a coach of the year award to the list of accolades the women's volleyball squad has earned in 2015/16.
Another record-setting season in the Okanagan has the Heat's Steve Manuel adding a coach of the year award to the list of accolades the women's volleyball squad has earned in 2015/16.

Steve Manuel is the Canada West Coach of the Year

For the second time in four seasons, Steve Manuel is the Canada West Coach of the Year.

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Barber School student Gary Su with one of the Baptist Housing clients he worked with during the Music and Memories project.
Barber School student Gary Su with one of the Baptist Housing clients he worked with during the Music and Memories project.

Music and Memory project brings UBC students and seniors together

A unique Music and Memory project at Baptist Housing brought textbook learning to life for a number of Barber School students.

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A portable ultrasound machine in use during an anatomy lecture presented at UBC Okanagan and video conferenced to medical students in Vancouver, Prince George and Victoria.
A portable ultrasound machine in use during an anatomy lecture presented at UBC Okanagan and video conferenced to medical students in Vancouver, Prince George and Victoria.

Gift enhances medical training for UBC students

UBC medical students and health-care providers will get more hands-on training thanks to a recent donation of two new portable ultrasound machines to the UBC Southern Medical Program.

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Miriam Grant, left, congratulates 3MT winner Mike Unrau.
Miriam Grant, vice-provost and dean of graduate and postdoctoral Studies (left), congratulates 3MT winner Mike Unrau.

UBC thesis winner advances to western regionals

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies will have a seat at the table when UBC Okanagan hosts the Three Minute Thesis Western Regional competition in April.

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Rutland Middle School students at UBC Okanagan's SNAP Math Fair.
Rutland Middle School students at the SNAP Math Fair.

SNAP Math Fair debuts

Mathematics instructor Jim Nastos organizes meaningful math problem-solving event

For the first time, UBC Okanagan hosted a SNAP (Student-centered, Non-competitive, All-inclusive, Problem-based) Math Fair.

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FCCS Visiting Scholar John Greyson
FCCS Visiting Scholar John Greyson

Human-rights activist presents film at UBC

JOHN GREYSON ALSO TO RECOUNT IMPRISONMENT IN EGYPT

FCCS Visiting Scholar John Greyson is talented, outspoken, openly gay, and has spent months in a brutal Egyptian prison, held without charges.

The human-rights activist, educator and filmmaker is spending March 21 to 25 on campus working with students and faculty, and to present a documentary screening of Fig Trees and public lecture, “Narcissus in Cairo.”

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Serveh Naghshbandi
Serveh Naghshbandi

PhD student's research looks at finding the problem, not just the solution

After working as a designer for 10 years, it seems appropriate that Serveh Naghshbandi's research in education would bring her back to the concept.

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Oncologists support having advance care planning discussions earlier, UBC research shows

A UBC researcher is pointing to the need for oncologists to have advance care planning and end-of-life discussions with cancer patients sooner rather than later.

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UBC Okanagan researchers honoured

UBC Okanagan research in areas that include tissue engineering research and pediatric inactivity received $1.4 million in funding on Monday from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

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Okanagan short fiction contest short list announced

Anne Fleming has just completed a pretty a tough job.

Fleming, who is the creative writing program coordinator, has been working on the committee to short list the winners of the annual short story contest. The 18th annual Okanagan Short Story Contest attracted 85 story submissions by writers from throughout BC's Southern Interior.

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AlterKnowledge series discusses what it means to be a 'settler'

FCCS' AlterKnowledge Discussion Series invites members of the public to join in a conversation about what it means to be a 'settler' in the Okanagan today.

What is the history of settlement here? What does it mean to recognize oneself as a guest in Syilx (Okanagan) territory?

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In the news...

Students' Union Raised $30K Worth of Medical Supplies for Syria

The UBCSUO has collected $30,000 worth of medical supplies with its ongoing medical supply donation drive, and the recent Syrian Charity Gala.

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ubco.tv spotlight
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  • Researcher of the Year
    From fuel cells, biomedical sensors and environmental monitoring, Engineering Professor Mina Hoorfar is using micro-fluidics to solve complex problems.
  • Graduate Researcher of the Year
    Biology PhD student Evelyn Jensen is researching the genetic distinction between tortoise species that live in the Galápagos Islands.
  • Undergraduate Researcher of the Year
    Second-year engineering student Cameron McDermid's research is focused on using Magnetohydrodynamics to move droplets.
  • National Bronze: Heat Women's Volleyball in 2016
    The UBC Okanagan Heat defeated the UBC Thunderbirds in straight sets to claim a bronze medal at the 2016 Canadian National Women's Volleyball Championships.

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