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Nov. 2, 2016

Events

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

November 2
Inclusive Technology Lab Open House

November 2
BARK2GO

November 2
Strength Circuit

November 3
Interprofessional Clinic Open House

November 4
Early Bird Spin

November 4
Pit Stop: Athletics and Recreation

November 4
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Jonathan Lee

November 4
Thrive Wrap Up

November 4
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Trinity Western

November 5
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. Trinity Western

November 5
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Trinity Western

November 8
Indigeneity, Diaspora, and the Politics of Decolonization in Feminist Art

November 8
Mini-Med 2016: Understanding Stroke and Recovery

November 9
The Social Geography of Athens and the Impact of the Crisis

November 11
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. Manitoba

November 11
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Manitoba

November 12
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. Manitoba

November 12
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Manitoba

November 14
FCCS Visiting Artist: Carol Sawyer

November 15
Indigenous Voices: Stories of serious illness and grief

November 15
Mini-Med 2016: Addiction as a Brain Disease

November 17
Tectonomagmatic Controls on Arc Metallogeny

Workshops

November 2
Resilience Workshop

November 2
Stress Management 101

November 2
Career Days: Rapid Resume Review

November 2, 9 and 16
Thesis Final Submission and ciRcle Drop-In Sessions

November 2
Thrive Hive ~ How to Handle Stress

November 2
Time Management

November 2, 9 and 16
Mindfulness Practice

November 2 and 3
Healthy Weight: Tips and Tricks

November 2
Career Days: Ace Your Interview

November 2
Consent Tea

November 3
Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Workshop

November 3
Healthy Weight: Tips and Tricks

November 3
Thrive Hive ~ Food and Mental Health

November 3
Treadmill Desk Test Drive

November 3
Mental Health Break

November 3
Wire Your Brain For High Impact Leadership

November 3
Research Data Management

November 4
Thrive Hive ~ Benefits of Physical Activity

November 4
Increasing Well-being Through Positive Interpersonal Relationships

November 4
Smartforms Training

November 4
A Reassessment of the Self-Sufficiency Project

November 4
Mental Health Match Up

November 7
Training for TAs: Marking Multiple Choice Bubble Sheet Exams

November 7
Learn how to advertise positions for students

November 7
Web Development Workshop

November 8
Assessing Student Learning: Providing Effective Feedback and Self/Peer Assessment

November 8
Publishing an Article: Understanding Author Rights

November 8
Giving Students Feedback for TAs

November 9
WordPress In/ For Your Course Content

November 9
How do I start my job search after grad?

November 14
Writing the Master's Scholarship Application

November 15
MD Admissions Info Session

November 16
Practical Tips on Growing Your Network

November 16
Master Teacher Certificate Program

November 17
Barber School Undergraduate Research Information Session

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

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Thrive volunteers Anneleis Bachanan (left) and Andrea Kouwenhoven served up rubber ducks with mental wellness messages to kick off Thrive Week.

Thrive volunteers Anneleis Bachanan (left) and Andrea Kouwenhoven served up rubber ducks with mental wellness messages to kick off Thrive Week.

Thrive this week with Consent Tea and more

This year's Thrive Week is currently in full swing and organizers are reminding everyone to take the time to build positive mental health for yourself and others at UBC.

Don't miss out on tonight's Consent Tea at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, or any of the other Thrive events that are taking place until Friday.

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UBC Remembers

Remembrance Day service being held next Wed

The UBC Okanagan Remembrance Day service will be held on November 9 in the campus main courtyard by the flagpoles. Everyone is welcome to attend this annual ceremony.

The ceremony commences at 10:45 a.m. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony in the Arts Building Foyer.

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UBC Dialogues: why are people afraid of chemicals?

Join alumni UBC on November 17 for a provocative dialogue where a panel of experts will discuss the myths and realities of your chemical concerns.

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United Way bake sale and book sale coming Nov. 14 and 15

A stylish bow tie once owned and worn by UBC President Santa Ono is up for auction during the United Way campus campaign. Visit the Bookstore any time -- or place your bid during the Nov. 14 United Way Bake Sale and Cake Auction from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fipke foyer. Bake Sale organizers are looking for donations of baked goods for the sale.

Wear red on Nov. 15 to show your suport for the United Way, and visit the UBC Okanagan Library for their book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- all proceeds go to the United Way.

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Gerald Levac and Valerie Nichol
Gerald Levac and Valerie Nichol.

New managers join Finance Operations and Strategies

Two new managers have joined the Finance Operations and Strategies team who will be serving research and academic units at UBC Okanagan: Gerald Levac and Valerie Nichol.

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This term's Exam Jam organized for Dec. 3

Exam Jam -- UBC Okanagan’s end-of-term exam preparation blitz -- takes place on December 3 this year.

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Campus Security's Mike Gesi (left) and Paul Hipsey (right) return a stolen portable weather station to Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist.
Campus Security's Mike Gesi (left) and Paul Hipsey (right) return a stolen portable weather station to Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist.

Campus Security rescues stolen weather station destined for local school

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist is singing the praises of Campus Security after the return of a stolen portable weather station.

Following the recent report of some on-campus thefts at the Mountain Weather Office, Campus Security was able to investigate the events, identify a suspect and liaise with the local RCMP to ensure the item was returned.

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Golden Apple Awards graphicGolden Apple Awards launched this week

The Golden Apple Award is now available for faculty members and instructors who go the extra mile in creating classrooms that promote and sustain the health of students.

The nomination page launched this week and will close on November 25, 2016.

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Wine Survivor imageWine Survivor begins Nov. 21: who will win?

Be among the first 40 people to register in this fun United Way fundraiser and stay tuned to find out who gets voted off in the first episode.

Contestants make a payroll e-pledge to the United Way and contribute a bottle of wine. At the end of the game, the last two survivors and anyone in their alliances will claim the wine.

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Become a BBA Reader

Broad-Based Admission (BBA) Readers play a vital role in shaping our UBC Okanagan student community and the future alumni of the University.

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All-access fitness pass goes to United Way e-pledge draw winner

Everyone who has given to the United Way this fall through UBC payroll e-pledge is elegible to win prizes. The October grand prize winner is Ilya Parkins, associate professor of gender and women's studies, who receives an all-access membership to The Hangar Fitness and Wellness Centre for the spring term.

The next prize draw is Nov. 30. To be eligible to win a 2017 parking pass, make your e-pledge (info in your Oct. 11 email from the United Way).

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Workshop: Connect Copyright Alerts

UBC is rolling out a copyright alerting system within Connect for the Okanagan campus on November 7. This new system will alert faculty members if any of their uploaded files are missing copyright status metadata.

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UBC Okanagan Job Board: learn how to advertise positions for students

Post a Job. Hire a Student. On-or-off campus. Paid or volunteer. Short or long term.

Hiring a student? Recruiting a volunteer? Join the Advising and Involvement Centre in November for a quick overview of how the Student Job Board works.

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Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award nominations now open

Do you know someone who excels at teaching? Nominate them for a Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award.

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Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard (left) invites UBC Students' Union Okanagan President Blake Edwards to sign the Okanagan Charter. Following this photo, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor invited all those in attendance to sign the Charter as well.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard (left) invites UBC Students' Union Okanagan President Blake Edwards to sign the Okanagan Charter. Following this photo, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor invited all those in attendance to sign the Charter as well.

UBC officially signs Okanagan Charter and helps lead groundbreaking health promotion movement

Canadian universities are leading an international effort to create campuses that will improve the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff.

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PhD student Kimberly Kaseweter and Prof. Michael Woodworth share their sex offender classification report with Kelowna RCMP’s Greg Willcocks.
PhD student Kimberly Kaseweter and Prof. Michael Woodworth share their sex offender classification report with Kelowna RCMP’s Greg Willcocks.

UBC researchers create new method to classify dangerous sex offenders

UBC researchers have developed a new classification system that could help police solve sex crimes.

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James Casorso
James Casorso

James Casorso earns CCAA Golf All-Canadian distinctions

A steady progression in his golf game has led Heat golfer James Casorso to be honoured with a recent selection as a CCAA All-Canadian.

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The great horned owl's food supply of northern hare may become scarce as global warming continues. Photo credit: Bob Lalonde.
The great horned owl's food supply of northern hare may become scarce as global warming continues. Photo credit: Bob Lalonde.

UBC researcher worries global warming may harm predator and prey connections

A UBC study highlights the potential harm that climate change may have on a number of predator and prey relationships.

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UBC Okanagan dominated in their two matches to capture the Hindson Cup this weekend. Topping both Mount Royal and Calgary in the three team tourney.
UBC Okanagan dominated in their two matches to capture the Hindson Cup this weekend. Topping both Mount Royal and Calgary in the three team tourney.

Heat men's rugby win fourth Hindson Cup in six years

The Heat men's rugby team won a pair of games at the Hindson Cup on Saturday, October 29. They dominated in both matches.

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Susan Crichton with East African educators
Susan Crichton with East African Educators

UBC Professor continues to make change in East African Classrooms

UBC researcher Susan Crichton has recently returned from Africa as a continuation of her eight-year project with colleagues at Aga Khan University that encourages teachers and students to think outside the box when it comes to traditional learning techniques.

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UBC Associate Professor Zach Walsh's research shows that having higher levels of psychopathic personality traits is an important predictor of how likely someone is to engage in intimate partner violence.
Zach Walsh's research shows that having higher levels of psychopathic personality traits is an important predictor of how likely someone is to engage in intimate partner violence.

Psychopathy increases risk of violence in romantic relationships

People with higher levels of psychopathic tendencies are more likely to assault their romantic partners. They are also more likely to drink alcohol, a UBC study has found.

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Project Director Margaret Macintyre Latta and Rhonda Draper from School District 23.
Project Director Margaret Macintyre Latta and Rhonda Draper from School District 23.

UBC prof awarded $160,000 to help educators re-envision learning in their classrooms

A UBC researcher, working alongside students and educators, will be conducting a multi-year project aimed at inspiring creative and critical student thinking, thanks to a federal partnership development grant.

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Assistant Professor Heather Gainforth holds a nicotine inhaler, a popular tool with people trying to quit smoking.
Heather Gainforth holds a nicotine inhaler, a popular tool with people trying to quit smoking.

People trying to quit smoking don’t always focus on tobacco cessation

Fifty per cent of statements made by smokers during counselling sessions designed to help them stop have nothing to do with quitting, a UBC study has found.

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UBC professor Kathleen Martin Ginis (left) and PhD candidate Matthew Stork.
UBC professor Kathleen Martin Ginis (left) and PhD candidate Matthew Stork.

Music may help make high-intensity interval training viable option for average person

Listening to music may make it easier for people to adopt short duration exercise regimens that could help them stay in shape, according to researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

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HatTrick participant Kevin Lavigne and poses with Kelowna Rockets mascot Rocky the Raccoon.
HatTrick participant Kevin Lavigne and poses with Kelowna Rockets mascot Rocky the Raccoon.

UBC researchers team up with Kelowna Rockets to support men’s health

Asst. Professor Cristina Caperchione is teaming up with the Kelowna Rockets to offer HAT TRICK; an innovative healthy lifestyle program to help local men increase physical activity, improve nutritional habits, and enhance their social connectedness.

Caperchione is now looking for recruits for the first session that begins in January.

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POWERPLAY, developed by UBC researchers, provides tools for workplaces to encourage male employees to take off their boots and get some physical exercise.
POWERPLAY, developed by UBC researchers, provides tools for workplaces to encourage male employees to take off their boots and get some physical exercise.

UBC research aims to increase health of men in blue-collared jobs

Despite studies that show men generally want to be healthy, there are very few workplace programs designed specifically for men that encourage healthy lifestyles.

A team of UBC researchers met with groups of men to discuss the best ways to support healthy eating and physical activity during their working days.

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