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May 18, 2016

Events

May 18
Southern Medical Program and BC Cancer Agency Student Research Presentations

May 24
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Allison Sharkey

May 24
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Elise Hjalmarson

May 24
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Jeewon Yoo

May 25
Extreme Drinking Among Young Adults in Kelowna and Vancouver

May 26
Women Who Run with the Bees: Artists Inspired by Bees and Artist-Led Conservation Projects

May 26
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Judith van Roggen

May 26
The Behavioral Immune System (and Why it Matters)

May 27
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Gillian Vlasschaert

May 27
Pit Stop: Student Housing and Hospitality Services

May 27
Cancer: It's Personal

May 30
Down on the farm: Understanding male farmers and mental health

May 30
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Xian Jim

June 2
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Changle Zhu

June 2
Southern Medical Program and BC Cancer Agency Student Research Presentations

June 2
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Kimberely Ondrik

Workshops

May 18
True Colours

May 24 and 31
Mindfulness Practice

May 25
Aligning Learning Outcomes and Assessments for your Course

May 25
Social Media Best Practices

May 25
Fostering an intercultural campus community

May 31
QPR Suicide Prevention Training

June 1
Positive Space

June 2
Course Design Bootcamp

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

Workshops

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Employee NewsZach Walsh, assoc. professor of psychology in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Ann Murphy, who teaches in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Social Work,received UBC Oaagan's 2016 Teaching Excellence and Innovation Awards.
Zach Walsh, assoc. professor of psychology in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Ann Murphy, who teaches in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Social Work, received UBC Okanagan's 2016 Teaching Excellence and Innovation Awards.

UBC celebrates 'exemplary role models' who make a difference

The best of the best were honoured at a special ceremony at UBC Okanagan last week.

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Count yourself in!

Complete the UBC Employment Equity Survey by May 27.

UBC is conducting a census of its work force. Completing the survey is mandatory for all employees and the information you provide supports a number of equity initiatives and priorities.

The information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and it only takes a few minutes to fill in the online survey.

Learn more at equity.ok.ubc.ca


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Learn to be RAD ready in June

Personal defense course for women now open for registration

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Basic Personal Defense System is a realistic self-defense course that will be offered on June 23 and 24.

Women of all ages, ability, experience and strength are encouraged to register. The RAD system is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, risk reduction, risk avoidance and includes physical training.

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Share your #UBCOgrad moments

There are 22 days until campus community recognizes the class of 2016

In order to give all soon-to-be alumni the best graduation experience possible, make sure to share your #UBCOgrad moments through your UBC Okanagan social media channels.

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GEERing Up! for this year's science and engineering camps

Geering Up returns to UBC Okanagan this summer with a series of science and engineering day camps for kids in Grades 1 to 7.
Camps run from July 4 to August 19.

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Hack & Whack your way through June 16

registration deadline approaching

Enjoy the start of summer with colleagues at the 10th annual Hack & Whack golf tournament on June 16.

Registration closes on June 8 – don't miss out on the fun.

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Spring and summer group fitness

classes are in full swing

A faculty and staff Group Fitness pass gives you access to unlimited group fitness classes from now until August 31 for only $80.

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UBC supports Falcons Play for United Way on July 6

UBC Okanagan is supporting a charity fund-raiser baseball game on July 6 featuring the Kelowna Falcons. Proceeds from each $10 ticket go count towards UBC Okanagan's 2016 United Way workplace campaign. Tickets can be purchased online.

Volunteer your time – shifts are available for the gate, 50/50 draw and kids' zone. Children can help too. Email bud.mortenson@ubc.ca to find out more.


Parking accounts and vehicle information

Parking Services would like to remind all employees that if you are driving to campus and parking, the vehicle you're using must be linked to your parking permit.

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Engineering summer programs launched for older teens

The School of Engineering is launching two new summer programs for students going into Grades 10 to 12: SEED and DiscoverE.

Both programs take place in July and are designed to foster skills in engineering and develop a love of learning and exploration.

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International Programs and Services now in University Centre

International Programs and Services (IPS) has moved from the Fipke Centre to a new location on the second floor of University Centre -- UNC 227. IPS provides advising, transition services, and programs for international students.

The team assists our many international students with issues related to safety, health insurance, employment, and their transition to UBC and the Okanagan campus.

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Reminder: Coordinated Summer Training sessions still available

The new Coordinated Summer Training series offers great professional development and networking opportunities for summer student staff, professional staff and faculty members.

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UBC Stories
Commuter Student Coordinator Greg Mather lines up the ‘UBCO’ wooden blocks on stage in the University Theatre. Mather also acted as emcee for the second annual IAN Talks.
Commuter Student Coordinator Greg Mather lines up the 'UBCO' wooden blocks on stage in the University Theatre. Mather also acted as emcee for the second annual IAN Talks.

IAN Talks: A personal light on new journeys

For the second straight year, IAN Talks gave select staff members from the AVP Students portfolio an opportunity to share innovative ideas and insights into their respective departments.

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UBC Assist. Prof. Mary Jung says a continuous glucose monitor could make all the difference for diabetics when it comes to keeping up an exercise routine.
UBC Assist. Prof. Mary Jung says a continuous glucose monitor could make all the difference for diabetics when it comes to keeping up an exercise routine.

Digital tools can motivate diabetics to exercise and eat well

A UBC researcher is encouraged by the findings of a pilot study showing people with prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes, given the right tools, are motivated to exercise more.

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Assoc. Prof. of Psychology Paul Davies.
Assoc. Prof. of Psychology Paul Davies.

Eyewitnesses' memories darken skin colour when recalling 'black' crimes, UBC research shows

Eyewitnesses remember the faces of black suspects less accurately in drive-by shootings than they do in serial killings.

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Bonar Buffam, assist. prof. of sociology
Bonar Buffam, assist. prof. of sociology.

Racial minorities still viewed as broken windows, UBC research shows

Skin colour is still a cause for suspicion among the urban middle class who are turning to technology to record and express their fears, a UBC study has concluded.

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From left: Students Michael Bitcon, John Martin, Tomasz Cykowski, Linh Bui and economics instructor Julien Picault.
From left: Students Michael Bitcon, John Martin, Tomasz Cykowski, Linh Bui and economics instructor Julien Picault.

UBC Okanagan students #getloud for mental health awareness

Third and fourth-year students Michael Bitcon, Linh Bui, Tomasz Cykowski, John Martin and James Vandenberg are getting loud.

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Rehan Sadiq, associate dean of engineering
Rehan Sadiq, associate dean of engineering

UBC research aims to make swimming healthier, more energy efficient

UBC engineering researchers are looking for ways to reduce energy use and minimize potential health concerns in community pools.

"This project is a mix of civil engineering and toxicology," says Rehan Sadiq, associate dean of engineering and the study's lead investigator. “Pools are a popular yet complicated indoor environment to manage, and we believe this study will help identify the most desirable ways pools can be built and operated.”

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Healthcare Travelling Roadshow highlights career options for students

At each roadshow stop, an interdisciplinary group of healthcare students from BC universities and colleges lead a series of formal and informal presentations.

They will speak to rural students about the diversity of medical career options and provide a first-hand look at current healthcare technologies.

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UBC Okanagan offers social anxiety treatment to the public

UBC Okanagan’s Interprofessional Clinic is offering 6 to 12-week social anxiety treatments for people who experience intense anxiety in social situations, have difficulty interacting with others, worry about being judged or do their best to avoid social situations.

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