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Sept. 7, 2016

Events

September 7
An Experimental Test of Hybrid Speciation in Drosophila

September 7
Master's Thesis Oral Examination Announcement: Armin Rashidi Mehrabadi

September 8
Visiting Scholar Presentation: Kate Hunt

September 8
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Giampiero Galvagno

September 8
Why might gender be important in the design and delivery of public health interventions?

September 9
Negotiating challenges, partnerships and benefits in public health interventions

September 9
A Visiting Scholar Presentation: Kate Hunt

September 9
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Kaitlyn Carlson

September 9
The Mechanistic Pathways of Trophic Interactions in Human-Occupied Landscapes

September 15
Club Bibliotheca Speaker Series

September 17
Women's Soccer: Heat vs UNBC

September 17
Men's Soccer: Heat vs Calgary

September 18
Women's Soccer: Heat vs Alberta

September 18
Men's Soccer: Heat vs Lethbridge

September 20
Barber School Undergraduate Research Awards Symposium

September 20
UBC Distinguished Speaker Series: Timothy Caulfield

Workshops

September 7, 14 and 21
Mindfulness Practice

September 7 and 10
Credentialing for Teaching Assistants for Computer Science

September 8
Mitacs Step: Time Management

September 8
Bootcamp: Writing the Doctoral Scholarship Application

September 8
Sessional/ Adjunct/ Lecturer Introduction to Blackboard Connect

September 12, 13 and 14
Credentialing for Teaching Assistants

September 12
Get Involved! How to find paid and volunteer opportunities.

September 12
TA Credential Review

September 13
Sessional/ Adjunct /Lecturer Academic Integrity and Working with Turnitin

September 14
Communicating Your Research

September 14
Co-op Information Sessions

September 14
Large Class Community of Practice

September 15, 22 and 29
Reflective Practice

September 16 and 23
Online Course Design

September 19, 20 and 21
Credentialing for Teaching Assistants

September 19
Team Based Learning Community of Practice

September 19
Master Teacher Certificate Program

September 20
Developing Your Assessment Philosophy and Aligning Assessment to Learning Outcomes

September 21
TA Grade Centre Training

September 21
Resume Rescue

September 22
Experiential Learning Community of Practice

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

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2016 Staff Awards of Excellence winners Alana Jordan, Cherie Michels, George Athans and Leah Sanford stand with (far left) Director of Student Development and Advising Michelle Lowton and (far right) Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard.
2016 Staff Awards of Excellence winners Alana Jordan, Cherie Michels, George Athans and Leah Sanford stand with (far left) Director of Student Development and Advising Michelle Lowton and (far right) Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard.

Serving the campus community and beyond

The end of the summer marks an important tradition at UBC Okanagan: the bestowing of the annual Staff Awards of Excellence.

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UBC Okanagan Co-op Program expands

UBC Okanagan students have an exciting new opportunity available to them this academic year: co-op.

The UBC Okanagan Co-op Program has expanded across campus, and starting this year co-op will be an option for most academic programs.

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Consent is clear

Consent is enthusiastic, freely given, and can be revoked at any time.

The Consent Is Clear campaign is a good opportunity to remind everyone that we're all connected, so let's be good to each other.

Share the campaign's information about available on-campus wellness counselling and sexual assault resources.

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FCCS and Barber School Instructor Miles Thorogood (right) shows students some of the technology that will be used in the new Bachelor of Media Studies program.
FCCS and Barber School Instructor Miles Thorogood (right) shows students some of the technology that will be used in the new Bachelor of Media Studies program.

New UBC program feeds demand for creative tech-savvy workers

There’s a new program at UBC Okanagan linking the tech industry to academia.

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Have your say in the Learning Technology Environment Renewal Project

The learning technology environment is evolving at UBC, and the input of faculty members from both UBC campuses is needed.

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Wellbeing survey ends Friday: share your views

An online survey of UBC Okanagan faculty and staff is underway to gain a better understanding of the current state of health and wellbeing on campus, and to gather information about the use of and satisfaction with campus services, facilities and amenities related to health and wellbeing.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the Wellbeing at UBC survey. All participants receive a one-day free pass to The Hangar Fitness and Wellness Centre.


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Learning Local Landscapes workshops take root

A new gardening club has sprung to life on campus.

The club has organized a series of five Learning Local Landscapes workshops hosted by community experts and UBC Okanagan faculty members. The workshops began in August and are continuing throughout September and October.

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Canadian Blood ServicesSave lives this year with four Partners for Life clinics

The UBC Okanagan Partners for Life team is getting ambitious about saving lives

The team has organized a series of on-campus blood donor clinics for the fall and winter, beginning Wednesday, September 28. This will be followed by a clinic on October 26, as well as two in 2017 on January 17 and January 18.

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Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund returns for fifth year

Established to provide financial support for student-led initiatives, the Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund is entering its fifth year of helping students bring their ideas to life.

UBC Okanagan students can apply for funding to develop a new initiative, attend an academic or professional conference, or participate in an academic competition.

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Logo for Club BibliothecaDavid Bond to present at next Club Bibliotheca Speaker Series event

Join the UBC Okanagan Library for the next Club Bibliotheca’s Speaker Series event on September 15.

The event features former Chief Economist for the Hong Kong Bank of Canada David Bond discussing his favourite books for 2015 and 2016.

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30 Day Online Mindfulness Challenge

Register now for the fall

The 30 Day Online Mindfulness Challenge is online training focused on reducing stress, while increasing joy and performance in all areas of life including leadership, interpersonal communication, conflict management, and decision-making in the workplace.

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Reminder: Get your Staff Pension Plan questions answered on Oct. 20

Thinking about retirement? Have questions about your pension benefits?

A UBC Staff Pension Plan seminar is organized for October 20. It will be led by Pension Administrator Margaret Leathley. One-on-one retirement info sessions are also available upon request.

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UBC Stories
A number of ice-breaker activities took place on September 6, including the annual colour run -- a fun event that helps raise funds for local charity Feed the Valley.
A number of ice-breaker activities took place on September 6, including the annual colour run -- a fun event that helps raise funds for local charity Feed the Valley.

UBC unrolls the welcome mat for thousands of incoming students

For the class of 2020, the doorways to their future are wide open and welcoming.

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A synthetic heart artery.
A synthetic heart artery.

Synthetic heart valves will help doctors improve surgical skills

A UBC invention has made it possible for doctors to vastly improve their bypass surgery techniques without relying on animals.

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Rudolph Seethaler, associate professor of mechanical engineering.
Rudolph Seethaler, associate professor of mechanical engineering.

UBC engineer creates valve that will reduce vehicle emissions

A UBC researcher has determined there is a way to make internal combustion engines more fuel efficient and better for the environment.

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Spencer Young’s first career Heat goal was a game winner to kick off the 2016 season
Spencer Young’s first career Heat goal was a game winner to kick off the 2016 season.

Late goal from local freshman gives Heat season-opening win

The UBC Okanagan Heat defeated the University of Victoria Vikes 1-0 on August 27 at the Nonis Field in Kelowna.

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Heat athletes make move-in day a breeze, as parent Bruce Pollock discovered during a previous Move-in Day at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
Heat athletes make move-in day a breeze, as parent Bruce Pollock discovered during a previous Move-in Day at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

UBC student move-in day is a fast-paced, well-choreographed team effort

On September 4 more than 1,200 students embarked on a life milestone they will never forget.

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Barber School student Cassidy Northway.
Physics undergraduate student Cassidy Northway.

UBC student receives Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation award

Barber School student Cassidy Northway is the recipient of a summer studentship award from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, enabling her to spend summer working to advance a new treatment for early-stage breast cancer.

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