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oct. 19, 2016

Events

October 19
Scaling Laws Predict Global Microbial Diversity

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

October 20
One Book Kelowna at Okanagan College

October 20
Get To Know Your Nose: The Science of Scent

October 21
How Do Large Hot Orogens Work? Lessons From The Middle Crust

October 22
Element of Discovery

October 22
Women's Soccer: Heat vs. Saskatchewan

October 22
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Trinity Western

October 23
Heat Cross Country @ Kal Park

October 23
Women's Soccer: Heat vs. Regina

October 24
Recent Discoveries in the Field of Phosphorescent Main Group Species

October 25
One Book Kelowna Finale

October 26
Blood donor clinic

October 27
In the Bloodlands

October 27
The Heat Is On

October 28
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. Brandon

October 28
Commuter Coffee Time

October 28
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Brandon

October 29
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. Brandon

October 29
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Brandon

October 31
Thrive Healthy Breakfast Kick Off

October 31
Bannock Making and Gathering Circle

October 31
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Gabrielle Legault

October 31
Detect Parallel Universes By Producing a Mini Black Holes

October 31
Spin and Sculpt

November 1
Rise and Shine: University Yoga Challenge

November 1
Photo Installation: #ubcogrit

November 1
Tea Talks: Navigating Identities & Mental Wellbeing

November 1
Free Massage Sessions

November 2
Aging at risk: The South Okanagan-Similkameen Rural Mental Health Project

November 2
Inclusive Technology Lab Open House

November 2
Strength Circuit

November 2
BARK2GO

Workshops

October 19, 26 and November 2
Thesis Final Submission and ciRcle Drop-In Session

October 19
Discussions About Teaching Excellence SoTL Panel

October 19, 26 and November 2
Mindfulness Practice

October 19
How to get a job

October 19
TA Credentialing Workshop

October 19
QPR Suicide Prevention Training

October 20
UBC Staff Pension Plan Information Seminar

October 20
UBC Staff Pension Plan Information Seminar

October 20
Online Teaching Community of Practice

October 20
Thesis or Dissertation Structure: An Overview

October 20
Equity and Inclusion for TAs

October 21
Inkshedding: Learning to Write and Writing to Learn

October 21
Enhancing your academic experience through Go Global

October 21
Large Class Community of Practice

October 24
Public speaking and presentation skills

October 25 and 26
Foundations of Project Management I

October 25
Stopping Plagiarism Before It Starts

October 25
Assessing Student Learning: Communicating Your Assessment Plans and Using Rubrics

October 25
Teaching with Technology for TAs

October 26
Open Access Week: Author Rights When Publishing

October 26
Responding to a Disclosure of Sexual Assault

October 26
How to get a job

October 27
RISe Drop-in Session

October 27
Writing the Ethics Application

October 27
ePAF Initiator/Approver Training

October 27
Financial Literacy

October 27
Open Access Week: DOIs and cIRcle Deposit

October 28
Open Access Week: Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

October 31
Interprofessional Clinic Workshops

October 31
Course Design for TAs

November 1
Flipped and Flexible Teaching

November 1
QPR Suicide Awareness Training

November 1
Accelerate Okanagan: What We Do

November 2
Resilience Workshops

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Employee News
Graphic for In Conversation with UBC President & Vice-Chancellor Prof. Santa J. Ono

Prof. Santa Ono to be featured in next alumni UBC event

In an intimate In Conversation event on October 27 presented by alumni UBC, Professor Santa Ono will share his priorities and interests on how we can continue to strengthen our university.

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Protect yourself from the flu

free flu shots for students, faculty and staff

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.

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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.

For more information on the innovation precinct, please see the campus master plan document


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Mini-Med 2016: the brain

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.

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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.
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.

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Team Cube won the first-ever UBC Okanagan Great Pancake Race Oct. 11, claiming the Golden Frying Pan.
Team Cube won the first-ever UBC Okanagan Great Pancake Race, claiming the Golden Frying Pan.

SHHS breaks 1-minute barrier to win golden trophy

UBC Okanagan's inaugural Great Pancake Race was held on October 11. The fastest team -- with a record-setting time of 56 seconds -- was Team Cube from Student Housing and Hospitality Services.

Claiming first place prizes -- guest cards courtesy of Food services -- and the almost-as-coveted Golden Frying Plan trophy were Maaike Ammerlaan, Debbie Harding, Susie McCormick and Jace Ma.

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UBC Okanagan's Human Resource team at last year's Thrive wind-up event
UBC Okanagan's Human Resource team at last year's Thrive wind-up event

Thrive 365 begins on Oct. 31

Come out and join in on one of the many events organized for this year's Thrive week.

It starts off at the healthy breakfast kick-off on Monday, October 31, which includes Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard.

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Free online cancer prevention resource for UBC students now available

UBC students are now able to learn how to prevent cancer in a quick and simple way, thanks to an initiative by UBC's Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention.

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Philipp Reichert
Philipp Reichert.

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.

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LARGEST CAREER-FOCUSED EVENT OF THE TERM RUNS NOV. 1 TO 3

Career Days brings together students and industry experts for three days of career-building opportunities at UBC Okanagan.

Check out sessions and socials dedicated to supporting career discovery and professional development.

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Water main flushing taking place next week

The Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District (GEID) has notified UBC that water main flushing will be underway next week, with the system serving UBC Okanagan being affected on October 24 and 25.

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Workshop: emotional intelligence and leadership

Explore the fundamentals of emotional intelligence and emotionally effective leadership in this interactive one-day session on November 3.

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Gardening club announces last workshop for season

They’ve learned about nectar trails and planted a xeriscape garden, and even gone bird-watching. Now the gardening club is getting ready for winter.

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Open house: Integrated Rainwater Management Plan

Public Consultation Oct. 31 to Nov. 13

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

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UBC Stories
Chemistry professor Stephen McNeil demonstrates the chemical properties in essential oils and various herbs. Photo credit: Curtis Anderson
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.

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The first documentary in this year’s Hispanic Cinema Retrospective explores the cultural meaning of bicycling in Cuba’s capital.
The first documentary in this year’s Hispanic Cinema Retrospective explores the cultural meaning of bicycling in Cuba’s capital.

Culture of Cuba focus of annual Hispanic Cinema Retrospective

Cuba’s unique culture and history will be in the spotlight during this year’s Hispanic Cinema Retrospective.

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Deborah Roberts, professor of engineering.
Deborah Roberts, professor of engineering.

School of Engineering identifies bacteria linked to acid produced at mining sites

UBC researchers have isolated organisms that cause acid-rock drainage in mining operations.

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Rehan Sadiq, professor of engineering, and Kasun Hewage, associate professor of engineering.
Rehan Sadiq, associate dean of the School of Engineering, and Kasun Hewage, associate professor of engineering.

Snow could reduce need for air conditioning

A recent UBC study shows that snow cleared from winter roads can help reduce summer air-conditioning bills.

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UBC economics student Trophy Ewila will lead the next AlterKnowledge discussion and speak about the negative stereotypes Africa faces.
UBC economics student Trophy Ewila will lead the next AlterKnowledge discussion and speak about the negative stereotypes Africa faces.

AlterKnowledge discussion challenges stereotypes of Africa

What comes to mind when you hear the name, Africa?

The next AlterKnowledge discussion, hosted by UBC Okanagan student Trophy Ewila, focuses on stereotypes of the complex, multi-nation continent.

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Assistant Professor Hadi Mohammadi.
Assistant Professor Hadi Mohammadi.

UBC research offers faster way to confirm safety of oil and gas pipelines

A simple vibration test can help oil and gas companies prevent pipeline spills in a way that is faster and cheaper than conventional methods, a UBC study shows.

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High-quality social relationships and a romantic connection are viewed as critical factors in happiness, says Mark Holder, associate professor of psychology.
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.

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UBC and Kal Tire announce research partnership

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.

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ubco.tv spotlight
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  • 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.
  • Distinguished Speaker Series: Timothy Caulfield
    Relive Caulfield's Distinguished Speaker Series talk with this highlight video and his six simple steps to live a healthy lifestyle
  • From bones to pipelines
    A simple vibration test can help oil and gas companies prevent pipeline spills in a way that is faster and cheaper than conventional methods.

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