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oct. 5, 2016

Events

October 5
Learning Local Landscapes workshop: Birds and Local Plant Species

October 5
Conservation of Caribou: Canada's Conundrum

October 6
FCCS Visiting Author: Mark Winston

October 7
Building Relationships: Transfers of Indigenous Knowledges to Western Academia

October 7
Physics Research Talks

October 8
Women's Soccer: Heat vs. TRU

October 8
Men's Soccer: Heat vs. TRU

October 11
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Asif Al Noor

October 11
Children's Literary Culture in Early Modern England

October 12
Film screening and Q&A with with Jennifer Ruth Hosek

October 12
One Book Kelowna Book Discussion

October 13
Is Gratitude a Pathway to Happiness?

October 14
Pit Stop: United Way

October 14
If THEY build it, will THEY act?

October 14
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Saskatchewan

October 14
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. MacEwan

October 15
Men's Soccer: Heat vs. Fraser Valley

October 15
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. Quest

October 15
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. MacEwan

October 16
Men's Soccer: Heat vs. Trinity Western

October 17
FCCS Visiting Artist: Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes

October 20
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Mark Bergen

October 20
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Mohamed Hegazi

October 20
Sexual Science and the Study of Pornography

Workshops

October 5, 12 and 19
Info session: thesis final submissions and ciRcle

October 5, 12 and 19
Mindfulness Practice

October 5
Researching for the Literature Review

October 5
Go Global 101

October 5
Interprise Information Session

October 5
Learning Technology Environment Renewal Town Hall

October 5
Midwifery Info Session

October 5
Applying for Grad Studies at UBC Okanagan

October 6
Multimedia Using Kaltura

October 6
Training for TAs: Marking Multiple Choice Bubble Sheet Exams

October 6
BEd Information Session for 3rd and 4th year students

October 6
Introduction to Research Ethics

October 6
Inclusive Language Workshop

October 7
Positive Space Workshop

October 7
Go Global 101

October 7
Interprise Information Session

October 7
Positive Space Workshop

October 11
Writing for the Academic Job Market (CV and Cover Letter)

October 11
Marking Midterms for TAs

October 12
MD Admissions Info Session

October 12
Resume Rescue

October 18, 19 and 20
Instructional Skills Seminar (3 Sessions)

October 18
Meet the Centre for Scholarly Communication and Subject Librarians

October 19
Discussions About Teaching Excellence: SoTL Panel

October 20
UBC Staff Pension Plan Information Seminar

October 20
UBC Staff Pension Plan Information Seminar

October 20
Equity and Inclusion for TAs

October 27
RISe Drop-in Session

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Pancake breakfast opens United Way campaign

Get your teams ready for the inaugural Great Pancake Race

The UBC Okanagan United Way campaign begins the day after Thanksgiving -- Tuesday, Oct. 11 -- with a big pancake breakfast in the central courtyard (7:30 to 10:30 a.m.).

At 9:45 a.m. cheer on teams competing in the inaugural UBC Okanagan Great Pancake Race.

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Engineering student named to Prime Minister's Youth Council

Congratulations to third-year engineering student Macgregor (Mac) Tebbutt, who was recently named to the first Prime Minister's Youth Council.

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LGBTQIA+ staff, faculty and allies rendezvous organized for Oct. 5

The first-ever LGBTQIA+ meetup for UBC Okanagan staff, faculty and allies is happening at the Wine and Art Bistro tonight. This is a simple social gathering to meet your queer(-friendly) colleagues.

There is also a Positive Space Workshop organized for Friday in the University Centre building.

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Okanagan Short Story Contest now open

The annual contest awards the best new short stories by writers in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, with all proceeds going towards creative writing scholarships at UBC.

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Re-imagining a good green life

Next Tuesday, Seth Klein, BC director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, shares how our province can become carbon-zero and generate green jobs.

Presented in part by the Institute for Community Engaged Research and Community, Culture and Global Studies.

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Learn more about the Inclusive Technology Lab

Interested in Inclusive Technology?  The library's Inclusive Technology Lab Advisory Council is looking for new members. All faculty, staff and students are invited to join.

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How cyber safe are you?

As a UBC faculty or staff member, you may have access to a significant amount of sensitive personal information, such as student or employee information and financial expense data.

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New Finance Operations and Strategies website now online

The new Finance Operations and Strategies website (finance.ok.ubc.ca) is now live. The website has combined Payment & Procurement Services and Finance into one online location.

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macOS availability and support

As of version 10.12, Apple's OSX is now known as macOS.

Until such time as complete compatibility has been assured, and all our vendors support this release of macOS, IT, Media & Classroom Services will not be performing upgrades or shipping new systems with 10.12.

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UBC Stories
Stephen McNeil, associate professor of chemistry.
Stephen McNeil, associate professor of chemistry.

Turning chemistry inside out

The new flipped classroom

Stephen McNeil wasn't happy with traditional approaches to teaching chemistry.

Recognizing that most of his first-year students weren't actually planning to complete a full degree in the chemical sciences, he wanted to find a way to make his discipline easier to understand and more relatable to students' everyday lives.

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UBC Okanagan Heat women’s volleyball continue their all-Canadian run with a dominant performance in the nation’s capital. (Pictured with the trophy and Stephen Fuhr).
The Heat women's volleyball team continue their all-Canadian run with a dominant performance in the nation's capital. (Pictured with the trophy and Kelowna-Lake Country Member of Parliament Stephen Fuhr).

Heat women's volleyball team have a week for the ages

Last week started with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play for and meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and ended with the Heat women's volleyball team winning the Gee-Gee's 40th Annual Pre-Season Classic in Ottawa.

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Mary Jung, assistant professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
Mary Jung, assistant professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.

Fitness apps more effective when they are personalized

When fitness apps include personal touches such as individualized goals and contact with a 'real live trainer', users tend to exercise more consistently, a UBC study concludes.

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Gareth Jones gives a local resident with some exercise tips to prevent frailty.
Gareth Jones, assistant professor of Health and Exercise Sciences, gives a local resident with some exercise tips to prevent frailty.

Exercise prescriptions could keep elderly out of hospitals

Prescribing senior citizens tailored exercise routines could keep them independent longer and lower health care costs.

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John Tyler Binfet, assistant professor of education.
John Tyler Binfet, assistant professor of education.

Students see teaching as an act of kindness

It seems the stereotypical image of children liking, or finding good in their teachers, is correct.

According to a recent UBC study that surveyed 650 local elementary students, 42 per cent of them believe that teaching is an act of kindness. The survey consisted of kindergarten to Grade 3 students in the Central Okanagan Valley School District (23).

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Mark Winston discusses what we can learn from bees

Recognized as one of the world's leading expert on bees and pollination, Mark Winston believes humans can learn a lot from the bees in terms of building a balanced community.

Find out more at the Public Art Pollinator Pasture Project event tomorrow evening at the Kelowna Art Gallery

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