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July 6, 2016

Events

July 6, 13 and 20
Faculty of Education Summer Speaker Series

July 7
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Megan Udala

July 8
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Danika Quesnel

July 11
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Samantha Kelly Ranson

July 12
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Anantray Parghi

July 12
FCCS Visiting Artist: Carmen Papalia

July 12
Effects of Organic Amendments on Raspberry Root Health

July 12
Polishing The Tarnished Silver Bullet: The Quest For New Antibiotics

July 12
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Mark Buchanan

July 12
Justin Lawley: Athletes, Astronauts and Altitude

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

July 14
High on Altitude: Studying Human Adaption to High Altitude

July 14
The FCCS Visiting Author Series Presents: Bodies of Knowledge

July 15
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Juawana Grant

July 15
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: David Laird

July 19
Effect of Grazing on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Temperate Grasslands

July 20
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Heshmatollah Adib Natanzi

July 20
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Jordan Bennett

July 22
Pit Stop: Creative and Critical Studies

Workshops

July 6
Teaching Portfolios

July 12
Aligning Learning Outcomes and Assessments for Your Course

July 12 and 19
Mindfulness Practice

July 19 and 21
Prezi Training

July 21
New Staff Orientation

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

Workshops

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Opera Kelowna soprano Chelsea Rus performed at last summer's Opera Under the Stars concert. Rus graduated from UBC Opera's Bachelor of Music program in 2014.

Opera Under the Stars returns to UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan's central courtyard will be filled with the sounds of opera as Opera Kelowna presents a free evening concert (8 to 9 p.m.) on August 3.

The Opera Under the Stars program includes arias, duets and chorus selections by Opera Kelowna's professional opera singers who will take an evening away from their rehearsals of Mozart's The Magic Flute, which will be performed fully on August 12, 13 and 14 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Interested in volunteering to help? Contact Bud Mortenson.


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All educators invited to Scholar-Practitioner Conference

Join a network of individuals practicing and teaching in diverse school communities at the inaugural Scholar-Practitioner Conference on August 10.

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University Way Redesign phase one consultation report now available

The first phase of the University Way redesign process is now complete, and a report has been produced that summarizes the input received during the public consultation that took place in March and April.

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Graphic for Behavioural Research Ethics BoardBehavioural Research Ethics Board recruiting new members

The Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB) is looking for new faculty members in FCCS and FHSD who want to participate in the Okanagan campus' research ethics review process.

The BREB is also looking to recruit a graduate student or postdoc fellow.

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Summer 2016 workshops for the Essential Administrative Skills Series

These courses, workshops and eLearning options focus on human resource system training, software skill development and building knowledge of process. They provide training opportunities for staff who primarily deal with administrative tasks.

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Get the latest campus safety updates

As a UBC faculty or staff member, you have a number of options for staying informed about the latest campus safety alerts and updates.

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SPSS license renewal completed, v24 Now Available

SPSS concurrent licenses have been renewed for SPSS v23 and SPSS v24 is now available.

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Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Associate Professor Lael Parrott used a model system to show slower ship speeds will reduce vessel-whale collisions.
Associate Professor Lael Parrott used a model system to show slower ship speeds will reduce vessel-whale collisions.

Slowing down ships saves whales

Endangered whale species and the marine traffic that threatens them can co-exist, Barber School research shows.

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Craig Nichol holds an unlikely tool in the battle against climate change, wood mulch.
Craig Nichol holds an unlikely tool in the battle against climate change, wood mulch.

Wood mulch can help in climate change fight

In addition to looking nice, covering soil with wood mulch can actually help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Barber School research shows.

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Christopher Martin, assistant professor of education.
Christopher Martin, assistant professor of education.

Should students have to borrow?

Christopher Martin explores the impact of rising student debt

As graduates prepare to enter the next stage of their lives, many are feeling the stress of making a decision for one of life's most fundamental questions: How am I going to make a living?

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Canadian poet Jordan Scott will host a public reading Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m. at the Alternator Gallery.
Canadian poet Jordan Scott will host a public reading Friday at 7 p.m.

FCCS Visiting Author Series presents poet Jordan Scott at a public reading

Award-winning Canadian poet Jordan Scott is hosting a public reading this week, as part of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies summer writing intensive program.

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Gord Binsted wears micrometers, instruments used in his research about conscious awareness of body movement.
Human Kinetics Prof. Gord Binsted wears micrometers, instruments used in his research about conscious awareness of body movement.

Human brain wired to avoid information overload

The conscious part of the human brain is actually more in tune with body parts that are not moving, UBC research shows.

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Alyssa Penner, student reader at the 2016 FCCS graduation ceremony.
Alyssa Penner, student reader at the 2016 FCCS graduation ceremony.

Student Reader recognized for her acheivements

Alyssa Penner, graduating with a BA with a major in French and Spanish, was chosen as student reader at this year's FCCS and engineering graduation ceremony.

At the ceremony, she shared a heartfelt and insightful speech with the class of 2016.

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Student researchers at work in an engineering lab.
Student researchers at work in an engineering lab.

UBC celebrates national research grants

Biologists, engineers, statisticians, chemists and a number of grad students at UBC's Okanagan campus will benefit from federal research grants announced on June 23.

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In the news...

Jeannette Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Philosophy.
Jeannette Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Philosophy.

Jeanette Armstrong wins prestigious literary prize

Jeanette Armstrong isn't really sure she is ready for a lifetime achievement award.

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Smith on the sidelines for a Quest match in 2014. (Vancouver Sport Photos)
Smith on the sidelines for a Quest match in 2014. (Vancouver Sport Photos)

Smith tabbed as interim coach for Heat women's soccer

Reigning PACWEST Coach of the Year Craig Smith from Quest University will pilot the Heat women's soccer team for 2016/17

With success at coaching stints at the amateur, professional, and national level, Craig Smith makes a great addition to the Heat women's soccer program.

"We are very pleased to have a coach of this calibre guide the program," said Rob Johnson, director of Athletics and Recreation.

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Brad Hudson coaching with Douglas College (Photo from CCAA via FLICKR)
Brad Hudson coaching with Douglas College (Photo from CCAA via FLICKR)

Hudson to guide Heat men's volleyball program

Two–time CCAA national coach of the year Brad Hudson will be the interim head coach of the Heat for 2016/17

Brad Hudson has a reputation for building a solid culture and consistently winning in all the programs he has led.

Hudson has earned numerous coaching awards in his career, winning three of the last four PACWEST Provincial Coach of the Year awards.

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Re-connecting Foodscapes

The BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN) works to create healthy, just and sustainable food systems in British Columbia by strengthening connections, nurturing capacity, and supporting food policy at all levels.

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UBC works with school district on coding curriculum

The Faculty of Education is working with public school educators to create ways to bring more innovation into Okanagan classrooms.

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