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June 1, 2016

Events

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

June 7
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Amy Malbeuf

June 7
Evidence For a New, Five-Class Typology of Male Sexual Offender

June 7
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Crystal Lea Munday

June 7
International Perspectives on Climate Skepticism

June 9
Faculty of Management Pre-Convocation Celebration

June 14
Community Gleaning, Food Injustice and the Alternative Food Movement

June 14
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Ailsa Beischer

June 14
Southern Medical Program and BC Cancer Agency Student Research Presentations

June 14
Approximate Subdifferential of Piecewise Linear-Quadratic Functions

June 14
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Anuj Bajaj

June 15
Leveraging masculinities to promote men's physical activity and healthy eating

June 16
Hack & Whack Golf Tournament

Workshops

June 1
OneNote for Mac 2016 Essential Training

June 1
Positive Space

June 2
Course Design Bootcamp

June 7 and 14
Mindfulness Practice

June 7
Thinking interculturally: Designing programs, building communities

June 8
Community Building Through Action

June 14
MS Office 2013 Word: Basic Skills

June 14
Aligning Learning Outcomes and Assessments for Your Course

June 14
MD Admissions Info Session

June 14
Microsoft Office and Excel Skills

June 15
Charting Your Path: Career Development

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

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And the Winners are….

Michael V. Smith and Sharon McCoubrey recognized with 2016 Okanagan Arts Awards

Congratulations to FCCS' Michael V. Smith and Education professor emeritus Sharon McCoubrey. The two professors were recognized for their achievements at this year's Okanagan Arts Awards on May 28.

Smith took home the Literature Award and McCoubrey was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Lego robots and mad scientists abound

This year's Geering Up! science and engineering summer camps feature Lego robots, a variety of mad scientists and a Girls Only! week.

The camps are for kids in grades one to seven and run from July 4 to August 19.

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Reminder: RAD course offered June 23 and 24

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

Women of all ages, levels of ability, experience, and strength are encouraged to register.

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Philipp Reichert (middle) with 2015 Jumpstart Coordinators Alejandra Garcia (left) and Mirabelle Arodi (right).
Philipp Reichert (middle) with 2015 Jumpstart Coordinators Alejandra Garcia (left) and Mirabelle Arodi (right).

International Programs and Services Advisor appointed as instructor for new national immigration education program

Philipp Reichert, immigration advisor for International Programs and Services, has been appointed as an instructor for the English-language version of the new International Students and Immigration Education Program.

The program will be fully online and taught during the evenings and weekends to international student advisors across Canada.

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Pilar Martinez
Pilar Martinez

Library Leader in Residence public talk organized for June 16

UBC Okanagan Library's third Leader in Residence Pilar Martinez, CEO of Edmonton Public Library (EPL), will be giving a public talk on June 16.

The EPL was one of the first public libraries in Canada to implement a system-wide, integrated community-led service approach in 2008.

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From tattoo traditions to stem cells

UBC Equity Enhancement Fund awarded for diverse projects

UBC's 2016 Equity Enhancement Fund has been awarded, with five groups receiving funding at UBC Okanagan for a total of $15,000.

Interest in the fund was high and the Equity and Inclusion office received seven proposals from Okanagan campus community members.

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Summer schedule for IT Service Desk starts June 6

Effective June 6, the IT Service Desk will start operating on summer hours -- 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The service desk hours will return to normal (7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) on August 22.


Indirect tax workshop organized for June 20

UBC Okanagan Finance is hosting an Indirect Tax Workshop on June 20. The session will be led by UBC Tax Manager Paul Farrelly and will cover issues relating to GST, PST and self-assessments.

Participants will also learn the income tax withholding requirements when paying invoices from non-residents.

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Accommodation tours available throughout the summer

Conferences and Accommodations is now open for its summer season and is inviting the campus community on a tour.

If you've been wondering what the on-campus accommodations options are for an upcoming conference or workshop, now's your chance to find out more.

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Engineering summer programs available for teens: SEED and DiscoverE

If you have any teenagers who are going into Grades 10 to 12, the School of Engineering has an excellent summer learning opportunity for them.

The School is running SEED and DiscoverE, two teen-focused programs that foster skills in engineering and develop a love of learning and exploration.

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UBC Stories
Anant Parghi (left) and Assoc. Prof. Shahria Alam hold up a piece of 'green' concrete and some of the glass that helped make it.
Anant Parghi (left) and Assoc. Prof. Shahria Alam hold up a piece of 'green' concrete and some of the glass that helped make it.

UBC researchers discover cure for 'concrete cancer'

UBC researchers have found a more reliable way to make concrete from discarded glass.

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Jan Unwin (left), superintendent of graduation and student transitions with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education, participates in a maker demonstration at UBC’s Small Schools Think Tank this week.
Jan Unwin (left), superintendent of graduation and student transitions with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education, participates in a maker demonstration at UBC's Small Schools Think Tank.

UBC works with small schools to tackle big problems

The Faculty of Education is working with rural educators from across the province to find ways to help schools in smaller communities.

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard and Associate Dean of Engineering Rehan Sadiq unveil the plaque for the Dr. Spiro Yannacopoulos Board Room.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard and Associate Dean of Engineering Rehan Sadiq unveil the plaque for the Dr. Spiro Yannacopoulos Board Room.

Permanent space dedicated to School of Engineering's Spiro Yannacopoulos

When UBC professor Spiro Yannacopoulos passed away in December 2015, the School of Engineering looked for some way to keep his memory -- and his passion for the profession -- alive.

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A bumble bee is busy inspecting mouse ear chickweed.
A bumble bee is busy inspecting mouse ear chickweed.

UBC professor encourages community to help local bees

UBC's Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project and the UBC/Okanagan Regional Library's "Pollinizing Sessions" host two events that share how-to advice and experience in creating pollinator-friendly habitats.

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Assoc. Prof. Solomon Tesfamariam
Solomon Tesfamariam.

UBC research targets oil and gas pipeline safety

A recent UBC study could make it easier for oil and gas companies to prevent pipeline failures.

This study has resulted in an engineering model intended to help the companies determine which areas of their pipeline network could be prone to corrosion and should receive priority for integrity testing.

"There are over 40,000 kilometers of pipelines operating in Canada alone and deciding how best to schedule and complete testing on those lines can be a daunting task," says Solomon Tesfamariam, assoc. prof. of engineering.

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UBC student Heather Hackett and her supervisor Assoc. Prof. Glen Foster.
Student Heather Hackett and her supervisor Assoc. Prof. Glen Foster.

Student wins international award at major conference

A fourth-year human kinetics student came away with a top prize at the recent Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego.

Heather Hackett attended the annual conference in April, presenting her research on an ultrasound contrast agent that identifies the presence of intra-cardiac and intrapulmonary shunts.

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Cultures of 'Denial' workshop at UBC tackles climate skepticism

A Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies professor wants to know more about the people who are skeptical, or even deny, the facts of climate change

In June, Greg Garrard is hosting a three-day workshop: Cultures of Denial -- International Perspectives on Climate Skepticism.

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Conference "spotlights" Faculty of Education professors

Research and publications from the Faculty of Education were recognized nationally at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference on May 23.

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