Getting the flu vaccine is your best protection against catching and spreading the virus. Free flu shots are available to all students, faculty and staff on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the Admin Building foyer.
Innovation Precinct information sessions: Oct. 25 and 26
The campus community is invited to information sessions on the UBC Okanagan innovation precinct to learn about the proposed location and upcoming planning process. As well, your input on the proposed concept will help refine the vision and guiding principles for the precinct. To accommodate a variety of schedules, three different times and locations are planned:
October 25 in the Fipke Foyer – 8:30 to 10 a.m., and Administration Building Foyer from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
October 26 in the Arts and Sciences Foyer – 3 to 4:30 p.m.
This year's Mini-Med lecture series explores one of the most vital organs in the human body
Starting October 25, the UBC Clinical Academic Campus will host leading health experts for a four-week series that advances our understanding of conditions like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke and addiction.
Celebrating our roles as “everyday heroes” when we support the United Way, a team of superheroes from the United Way of the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen visited campus to help out with the campaign-launching Pancake Breakfast on October 11.
Prizes draws coming for United Way e-pledges
All faculty and staff who make payroll e-pledges to the United Way in October will be eligible to win a multi-pass to The Hangar Fitness and Recreation Centre, courtesy of UBC Okanagan Athletics and Recreation, in a draw made Oct. 31.
Anyone contributing by payroll e-pledge in October or November will also be eligible to win a one-year parking permit on campus, courtesy of UBC Okanagan Parking Services, to be drawn Nov. 30.
Philipp Reichert wins North Star Award for Emerging Leader in International Education
Congratulations to International Programs and Services Advisor Philipp Reichert, who was just named this year's winner of the Canadian Bureau for International Education's (CBIE) North Star Award for Emerging Leader in International Education.
Based on feedback from an earlier consultation and technical work completed, UBC now has options for an Integrated Rainwater Management Plan for the Okanagan campus.
Come see proposed approaches and tell Campus Planning and Development what you think on November 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the EME's Richard S. Hallisey atrium. You can also provide your input at sustain.ok.ubc.ca/rainwater
Chemistry professor Stephen McNeil demonstrates the chemical properties in essential oils and various herbs. Photo credit: Curtis Anderson
Barber School celebrates chemistry week with hands-on sensory events
National Chemistry Week is an annual, week-long celebration of the chemical sciences. It’s an opportunity for youth to get connected with the wonders of chemistry and for the not-so-young to appreciate chemistry through games, demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions and more.
High-quality social relationships and a romantic connection are viewed as critical factors in happiness, says Mark Holder, associate professor of psychology.
UBC prof. examines romantic relationships and happiness of psychopaths
Popular television series like Dexter and Criminal Minds have given a renewed high profile to psychopaths. And while pop culture makes it appear psychopaths get everything they want, a UBC researcher wants to know if they are truly happy.
Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group and UBC have formed a research partnership that will allow the two organizations to collaborate in developing technology and innovative solutions for the mining tire industry.
A 3D bowtie for Prof. Ono UBC President Santa Ono received a unique gift from the School of Engineering in September. An inter-disciplinary team headed by senior instructor Ray Taheri built a 3D bowtie with magnetic accessories.