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Nov. 16, 2016

Events

November 17
Tectonomagmatic Controls on Arc Metallogeny

November 17
Why Are People Afraid of Chemicals?

November 18
A Perspective on Using Medicine Circles in Indigenous Health and Wellness Research

November 18
Income Inequality Symposium

November 18
Deuterium Isotope Effects on Acid-Base Equilibria

November 18
Human Rights, Non-State Violent Actors, and Globalization

November 18
An Individual-Based Modelling Approach to Estimate Landscape Connectivity

November 18
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Corrie Allen

November 18
Two-Spirit Awareness Event with Tomson Highway

November 18
AlterKnowledge discussion: Colonial Settlement of BC

November 18
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. Mount Royal

November 18
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Mount Royal

November 19
Observa Toury: From Road to Sky and Stars

November 19
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. Mount Royal

November 19
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Mount Royal

November 21
The Making and Breaking of C-O and C-S Bonds

November 23
Physical Activity and Spinal Cord Injury Colloquium

November 23
Sport, Exercise and Well-being After a Spinal Cord Injury

November 24
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Lindsay Spielman

November 24
Metabolic Hormones and Physical Activity as Regulators of Brain Glial Cell Functions

November 24
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Daan Hoekstra

November 29
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Bardia Tabiatnejad

November 29
Centre for Mindful Engagement Fiction Book Club

November 30
Bachelor of Education Information Webinar

December 2
Pit Stop ~ UBC Bookstore

December 2
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Niu Liu

December 2
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. Calgary

December 2
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Calgary

December 3
International Day of Persons with Disabilities Film Fesitival

December 3
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. Calgary

December 3
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Calgary

December 5
Okanagan Research Forum

December 5
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Ehsan Samiei

December 6
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Trevor Billows

December 6
Environmental Factors Influencing Fungal Growth on Gypsum Boards and Their Biodegradation

December 6
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Negin Kazemian

Workshops

November 16
Practical Tips on Growing Your Network

November 16, 23 and 30
Thesis Final Submission and ciRcle Drop-In Sessions

November 16, 23, 30 and December 7
Mindfulness Practice

November 16
Info Session: Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy program

November 16
ORCID: Essential Identifier for Researchers

November 17
Undergraduate Research Information Session

November 21
Communicating your Research

November 21
Writing the Master's Scholarship Application

November 22, 25 and 28
Graduate Student Scholarships and Awards Drop-In Session

November 22
Large Class Community of Practice

November 23
Writing Effective Emails

November 23
Intro into the Collective Agreement

November 23
Time Management Webinar

November 24
Setting Up Academic Profiles

November 24
RISe Drop-in Session

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

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Photo of the Route 8 bus in Kelowna

Kelowna regional transit strike continues

A strike by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1722 began last Thursday and continues this week. Most public transit buses serving UBC Okanagan and other routes throughout the Central Okanagan are not running.

BC Transit has advised customers who use public transit to make alternative arrangements for their transportation during the strike.

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Nobel Night returns Dec. 8

On Dec. 8, distinguished UBC researchers will discuss all six of this year's Nobel Prize-winning contributions -- explaining the what, how, and why of the ideas and what might be the greatest benefit to all mankind.

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I am Accessible Award Winners (from left): Lori Walter, UBC Library; Brendan D’Souza, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences; and Charlene Strumpel, School of Nursing.
I am Accessible Award Winners (from left): Lori Walter, UBC Library; Brendan D'Souza, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences; and Charlene Strumpel, School of Nursing.

Faculty and staff honoured for keeping campus inclusive to all students

On October 25, the Disability Resource Centre honoured faculty and staff at its annual I Am Accessible Award Reception.

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Interprise students will be exposed to foundational coursework in arts, sciences, technology and management.
Interprise students will be exposed to foundational coursework in arts, sciences, technology and management.

Summer study option open to UBC Okanagan students

Launching summer 2017, Interprise allows upper-level undergraduate students from any discipline the chance to join a four-month cohort of peers and gain valuable skills outside their major area of study.

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BIMPE IX is currently on display in the FINA Gallery.
BIMPE IX is currently on display in the FINA Gallery.

BIMPE IX now on display in the FINA gallery

The Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE) is back at UBC Okanagan.

This is the third time FCCS has hosted BIMPE in the FINA Gallery, which is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibition runs until November 18.

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Planning a conference, workshop, meeting or event in 2017?

Now is the time to get help planning and organizing your 2017 conference, workshop or event

Beyond providing places to stay in the summer, Conferences and Accommodation's services include planning, on-site coordination, website creation, registration, abstract, and financial management.

To find out more, visit: www.stayatubc.ca/confservices. Or call 250-807-9358.


UBC adjunct physics prof. Tony Teke running tests on a linear accelerator.
UBC adjunct physics prof. Tony Teke running tests on a linear accelerator.

Medical physics program gains CAMPEP accreditation

The UBC Okanagan graduate program in Medical Physics has recently gained accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs.

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Student evaluation of teaching starts this week

Students will be completing this term's online Teacher Evaluation Questionnaires from Nov. 18 until Dec. 4. Faculty members receive an email verifying courses for evaluation and providing material to help promote the evaluations.

Questions? Contact Lynne McPherson with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at lynne.mcpherson@ubc.ca.


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More Exam Jam sessions available for interested faculty

UBC's end-of-term exam preparation event – Exam Jam – launches on December 3.

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Free UBC Library service makes research outputs more visible online

The UBC Library's Digital Object Identifier Assignment Service makes research more discoverable and helps track scholarly impact.

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Procurement year-end deadlines

To assist in processing procurement transactions for the 2016 calendar year and fiscal 2016/17 year ends UBC Finance has released the year-end deadlines for purchase and service requisitions.

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Reminder: Student Job Board training being offered in November

Twice a week in November the Advising and Involvement Centre is offering training sessions for the Student Job Board.

Walk through how you fill out the online posting form for student employee or volunteer recruitment.  And learn about the Job Board from the student's view.

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Science Fair 2017: Ideas welcome

For the past three years, Central Okanagan public schools and UBC Okanagan have partnered to host the Central Okanagan District Science Fair on campus.

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Exchange food for parking fines until Dec. 16

Between now and December 16 when you pay the first $30 of any parking fine, you may pay $30 of the remaining balance in food donations.

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City's community visioning underway

The City of Kelowna is asking residents to take part in the Imagine Kelowna initiative, the largest city-wide conversation in recent years to create a long-term community vision.

The UBC Okanagan community is invited to join the conversation online or learn more about the City's Imagine Kelowna consultation process.

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UBC Stories
For the second time in four years the UBC Okanagan Heat women's cross country team are the best in the country.
For the second time in four years the UBC Okanagan Heat women's cross country team are the best in the country.

Heat women's cross country team is the fastest in Canada

Training and teamwork set the stage for the UBC Okanagan women's cross country team to be crowned national champions.

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Zach Walsh, associate professor of psychology.
Zach Walsh, associate professor of psychology.

Marijuana could help treat drug addiction, mental health

Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found.

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John-Tyler Binfet conducts kindness research in Central Okanagan schools.
John-Tyler Binfet conducts kindness research in Central Okanagan schools.

The science behind kindness

Why is it important to acknowledge kindness?

World Kindness Day was on November 13. On that day kindness expert and Assist. Prof. John-Tyler Binfet sat down with the Faculty of Education to discuss his kindness research in schools and how it relates to everyday life.

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UBC Okanagan Director of Athletics Rob Johnson poses with Heat Men’s soccer coach Dante Zanatta, 2016 Capri Scholarship winner Nicholas Reitsma, and Capri President Tim Miller.
UBC Okanagan Director of Athletics Rob Johnson poses with Heat Men's soccer coach Dante Zanatta, 2016 Capri Scholarship winner Nicholas Reitsma, and Capri President Tim Miller.

Capri scholarship allows UBC keeper to keep up with training

There is plenty to be worried about when starting a new school and trying out for a new team.

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Nick Blackwell and Jon Corbett, with UBC Okanagan’s Spatial Information for Community Engagement lab, have created an interactive media map to create a visual analysis of what’s happening in Canadian media.
Nick Blackwell and Jon Corbett, with UBC Okanagan's Spatial Information for Community Engagement lab, have created an interactive media map to create a visual analysis of what's happening in Canadian media.

UBC prof. creates crowdsourcing map to track changes in Canada's media

While the landscape of Canadian media outlets has changed significantly during the past decade, a UBC researcher is hoping to keep tabs on exactly what has changed and where.

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UBC Okanagan defeated the University of Manitoba 3 sets to 1 on Friday night in the UBC Okanagan gymnasium.
UBC Okanagan defeated the University of Manitoba 3 sets to 1 on Friday night in the UBC Okanagan gymnasium.

Heat take third straight to start season

The Heat women's volleball team and the University of Manitoba Bisons kicked off their third week of 2016/17 Canada West competition with a Remembrance Day matchup that saw the Heat earn victory by a final score of 3-1.

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Engineering students Sneha Philip and Saveena Kahlon, right, conduct lab work at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The School of Engineering hosts its inaugural open house on November 19.
Engineering students Nuwanthi Thennakoonwela and Saveena Kahlon, right, conduct lab work.

School of Engineering hosts first-ever community open house

Race cars, concrete toboggans, autonomous vehicles, lasers, mechatronics and sustainable infrastructure solutions. These are a few of the things you will learn about at UBC Okanagan on November 19.

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First-year Bachelor of Science students (from left) Thomas Girard, Gurpreet Saini, Alyssa Liegmann and Kohl Finlayson each received $2,500 towards tuition from the Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Scholarship foundation.
First-year Bachelor of Science students (from left) Thomas Girard, Gurpreet Saini, Alyssa Liegmann and Kohl Finlayson each received $2,500 towards tuition from the Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and Friends Scholarship foundation.

Thorpe family doubles the dollars for UBC student scholarships this year

This year, to celebrate 10 years of giving, the Thorpe family decided to give money to twice as many UBC students as in previous years.

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While working in a rural clinic in Zambia, UBC nursing students work and learn alongside fellow nurses from the host country.
While working in a rural clinic in Zambia, UBC nursing students work and learn alongside fellow nurses from the host country.

UBC nursing students raise funds for healthcare in Ghana and Zambia

Each spring, students in UBC Okanagan's School of Nursing travel to Zambia or Ghana to complete a global health practicum. To help fund this project, the students host the Global Gala, a formal dinner and silent auction open to the community.

Again this year, the students have partnered with the Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative, an organization committed to improving the health of people living in Zambia through locally identified health priorities. Together, with the Global Gala, they hope to raise money to cover the cost of these projects.

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AlterKnowledge discussion addresses colonial settlement of BC

What is the colonial history of settlement in BC, and why is it important to present-day relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples?

The next AlterKnowledge discussion focuses on the invasion and settlement of this province—and fosters a rethinking of our relationships through this history.

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