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Dec. 21, 2016

Events

December 30
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Douglas

January 3
Remodeling of Synaptic Signaling During Homeostatic Scaling and Sleep

January 6
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Jennifer Leason

January 6
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Regina

January 7
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. Regina

January 7
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Regina

January 11
Pre-Living Things Festival Film Screening: Objects in Motion

January 12
Women’s Use of Ancestry in Early Modern England

January 13
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. Victoria

January 13
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Victoria

January 14
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. Victoria

January 14
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Victoria

January 17
Blood donor clinic

January 17
Closing the gap in rural health care services: Exploring the entrepreneurial activities of citizen led coalitions

January 18
Pre-Living Things Festival Film Screening: Objects in Motion

January 19
MD Admissions Info Session

January 24
Dying at home: Enabling caregivers’ determination

January 26
Small changes: a big idea to deal with the obesity epidemic

Workshops

December 21
Mindfulness Practice

January 5
Undergraduate Research Awards Writing Workshop

January 10
smartUBC

January 12
How to Rock the 3MT: Competition Info and Presentation Skills Session

January 12
Interprise Information Session

January 18
New Staff Orientation Session

January 18
Diversifying your Research Career

January 18
Resume 101

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

Workshops

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A time for reflection

read the first post from Professor Santa Ono's new blog

"The holiday season is a time for reflection, and lately I have been thinking fondly of the warm welcome that the members of the UBC community have extended to me and my family in the months since I took up my position as 15th president and vice-chancellor of the University."

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Holiday safety tips from Facilities Management

Decorations, displays and Christmas trees

During the holidays, decorations, displays, and Christmas trees often make appearances as part of the university's celebrations of the season.

Facilities Management has provided a number of safety tips that should be observed this December.

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Ian Parker.
Ian Parker.

Minds and Music returns on Jan. 19 with a concert by pianist Ian Parker

Is music a language?  If so, who is "talking" and what is the message?

Pianist Ian Parker will address these questions on January 19 with three remarkable pieces of music that are mapped on the same creative pattern: one fertile theme and its variations.

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Art on the Line returns for an evening of music, art and entertainment

Art on the Line -- Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies annual gala event and fundraiser -- is celebrating its 15th year this February.

The gala, which raises money to support student art exhibitions and activities, is a unique auction where participants may choose artwork from local artists, faculty, and students.

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Reminder: Privacy Matters @ UBC

Keeping information safe at UBC is a shared responsibility. Simple actions can have a big impact.

Online training is now available for all faculty and staff. It covers the fundamentals of privacy and information security (www.privacymatters.ubc.ca/training).


Award-winning Canadian writer, Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Renée Sarojini Saklikar

Be chosen for a one-on-one critique with Renée Sarojini Saklikar

Award-winning Canadian writer Renée Sarojini Saklikar is the 10th annual Writer-In-Residence at UBC Okanagan

Saklikar will spend two weeks on campus meeting with students and writers doing critiques, selecting the winners of the Short Story Contest and meeting with local writers.

This residency allows 16 selected local writers the opportunity to receive a free critique of their work. Deadline: January 13, 2017.

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Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award nominations close Jan. 6

Nominate are closing soon for a Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize a faculty member who excels at teaching.

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SMART mindfulness training program launching in Jan.

Linked with research expertise across disciplines, smartUBC (Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques) is implementing mindfulness training across the university.

The 20-hour program is delivered in a workshop setting and consists of eight two-hour sessions and a four-hour silent retreat.

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Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Assistant Professor of Education Catherine Broom.
Assistant Professor of Education Catherine Broom.

Education reform in BC historically not democratic

How and what BC children learn in schools has traditionally been politically driven and largely ignored the input of educators, a Faculty of Education study has found.

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Clinical assistant professor and surgical oncologist Chris Baliksi.
Clinical assistant professor and surgical oncologist Chris Baliksi.

Potentially avoidable breast cancer surgeries cost patients and health-care system

The number of breast cancer patients that have to be reoperated on in Canada is too high and impacts patient well-being and health care costs, according to UBC research.

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From left: Andis Klegeris, associate professor of biology, and Heather Hurren, the Centre for Teaching and Learning's manager of academic development.
From left: Andis Klegeris, associate professor of biology, and Heather Hurren, the Centre for Teaching and Learning's manager of academic development.

Lecturing likely not effective for developing problem-solving skills in students

Traditional university lectures are likely not an effective way to help post-secondary students acquire problem-solving skills.

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Susan Wells, professor of psychology and social work.
Susan Wells, professor of psychology and social work.

Cultural adaptations in juvenile justice may not be working

Significant financial and time investments in culturally adapting services for youths in the justice system may not be effective for the people they are trying to help, UBC Okanagan research shows.

An extensive review of studies on cultural programming in youth justice services in North America was conducted and researchers found that while programming may help employees feel more sensitive towards cultural minorities, there is little evidence the investments directly benefit inmates.

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Marie Tarrant, director of nursing.
Marie Tarrant, director of nursing.

New moms moving toward the bottle

New moms are increasingly using expressed breast milk (either pumped or expressed by hand) instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to a UBC study.

The study also found that moms who use expressed breast milk typically transition their babies to infant formula feeding sooner than their breastfeeding peers, a trend that may impact the health of our next generation.

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Fiction writers wanted for annual Okanagan Short Story contest

There are many deadlines in December, but local writers are watching the calendar as the last day to submit entries to the Okanagan Short Story contest is fast approaching.

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ubco.tv spotlight
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  • 2016 In Review
    Highlighting some of UBC Okanagan's accomplishments during 2016.
  • New moms moving toward the bottle
    New moms are increasingly using expressed breast milk instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to a UBC study.
  • Give Life Club
    Students at UBC Okanagan are teaming up with Canadian Blood Services to increase blood donations on campus and throughout the Okanagan.

To see more videos like this, visit youtube.com/user/ubcotv

         
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