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jan. 18, 2017

Events

January 18
Blood donor clinic

January 18
SAAM: Denim Day Clothesline Project

January 18
SAAM: Naughty Bingo Night

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

January 19
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Mohamed Yafia Okba Salem

January 19
Minds and Music: Ian Parker

January 19
Draw By Night #19: Beautiful Beasts

January 20
Licensure and Discrimination: Evidence from Canadian Social Workers

January 20
Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health Science Social

January 20
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. Trinity Western

January 20
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Trinity Western

January 21
FCCS Creative Days: Screenprinting workshop

January 21
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. Trinity Western

January 21
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Trinity Western

January 23
SAAM: Let's Get Consensual Workshop

January 24
Dying at home: Enabling caregivers' determination

January 24
Cannabis and Mental Health

January 24
Free Range Kids with Lenore Skenazy

January 25
SAAM Tea Talks: LGBTQIA+ relationships and sexual assault

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

January 27
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Ellen Campbell

January 27, 28, 29
Living Things: Portraits in Motion

January 30
SAAM: Healing Circle

January 30
SAAM: Healthier Masculinities

January 31, February 1 and 2
Graduation and Professional Photos

January 31
SAAM: Consent Tea

January 31
Living Things: Goods

February 1
Pre-Living Things Festival Film Screening: Objects in Motion

February 1
Living Things: Coherence

February 2
Living Things: The Message is a Mess

February 2
Living Things: Caws and Effect

February 2
alumNIGHTS at Caché Lounge

February 8
Film screening: Mixed Match

February 23
Can early intervention improve mental health outcomes in youth?

Workshops

January 18
New Staff Orientation Session

January 18
Research Data Management Plans

January 18
Diversifying your Research Career

January 18
Responding to Disclosure Workshop

January 18
Resume 101

January 19
MD Admissions Info Session

January 20
Researching for the Literature Review

January 23
Time Management

January 23 and 30
Mindfulness Practice

January 24
3MT Practice Session

January 24
Resume 101

January 25
Suicide Awareness Workshop

January 26
RISe Drop-in Session

January 30
How to Rock the 3MT: Competition Info and Presentation Skills Session

January 31
Resume 101

February 1
Strategies for Presenting your Thesis in Three Minutes

February 1
Grad Rundown

February 2
Ergonomics Lunch and Learn

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Employee News
Denim Day image

UBC community asked to show respect, wear denim

Students, staff and faculty at UBC Okanagan are being asked to stand up for a respectful campus by wearing denim today.

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Doug Mitchell announced as keynote speaker for 2017 Athletics Scholarship Breakfast

Tickets are selling fast

This year's Valley First/UBC Athletics Scholarship will feature former CFL Commissioner Douglas Mitchell as the keynote speaker.

Buy your tickets today. $125 each or $1,250 per table to help UBC Okanagan student athletes.

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Living Things begins on Jan. 27

A celebration of puppets, masks and performing objects

Living Things -- a unique festival that celebrates the ancient arts of storytelling with renowned national and international performers -- begins next week at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

The festival is organized by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and is open to everyone.

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CONCAP Centre open house organized for Jan. 23

The CONCAP Centre is the place to connect and capture the ideas and innovations that support UBC's STAR Initiative.

Discover its possibilities at the official ConCap Centre open house on January 23.

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Call for proposals: 13th annual Learning Conference

Educators are invited to share their expertise and experiences in advancing student learning through evidence-based practice by submitting a proposal. Deadline for submissions is February 28.

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Call for proposals: UBC Equity Enhancement Fund

Do you have a bright idea to help make UBC even better?

The UBC Equity Enhancement Fund supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, inclusion, and intercultural understanding at UBC.

Small and large project applications are welcome. All student groups, academic or administrative units are invited to apply by February 28.

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Working out on campus has never been more fun or affordable

Make your lunch hour work for you

Register for a full semester of fitness with lunch-hour classes, offered five days a week (morning and evening classes are also available).

At just $100, a faculty and staff Group Fitness pass gets you unlimited access to Group Fitness classes every week until April. Drop-in options are also available.

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Windmills added as live entertainment for Art on the Line

A few tickets are still available for this year's Art on the Line gala, which takes place on February 25.

The gala is hosted by creative writing prof. Michael V. Smith and feature musical guest Windmills.

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Enabling trust on Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day is an annual and worldwide effort to empower people to protect their privacy and to focus on the shared responsibility of protecting privacy and data. It is held annually on January 28.

Protect your data and your presence online. Learn more at www.privacymatters.ubc.ca


UBC's next strategic plan

A new strategic planning process for UBC is being launched this month.

In preparation for the launch of the process, Professor Santa Ono would also like to hear from you on a few important questions.

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IT equipment fiscal year end purchase request deadlines

Deadlines are now available for processing procurement transactions for the fiscal 2016/17 year end through IT, Media and Classroom Services.

These deadlines are for IT equipment purchase requests (not quote requests) through buyIT or the online Helpdesk Tickets.

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Share your innovation story

UBC Communications wants to hear your innovation story.

These 'Innovation Snapshots' will be shared on UBC's central web and social media channels from February through to May 2017. 

Create your Innovation Snapshot today at:  
stories.innovation.ubc.ca


Corporate discounts for health, fitness and family

Check out the UBC Okanagan Corporate Health, Fitness and Family Discount webpage.

Offers for UBC Okanagan faculty and staff include discounted business or personal flights with Pacific Coastal Airlines, and savings at a variety of fitness centres including The Hangar on campus.

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Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Nathan Pelletier, Egg Industry Chair in Sustainability/Endowed Chair in Bio-economy Sustainability Management
Nathan Pelletier, Egg Industry Chair in Sustainability/Endowed Chair in Bio-economy Sustainability Management

UBC welcomes national sustainability research chair

UBC Okanagan has a new national research chair

In collaboration with Egg Farmers of Canada, UBC named Nathan Pelletier as Egg Industry Chair in Sustainability/Endowed Chair in Bio-economy Sustainability Management.

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Myron Campbell

What are you working on?

A series is aimed at getting to know exceptional UBC staff and faculty who are doing anything but the typical day to day

Myron Campbell's creativity seems to be infinitely supplied. His work is not only imaginative but relevant in today's societal dialogues.

From overseeing large city installations, to lecturing on digital imaging and design, his work encompasses that of a true contemporary artist.

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UBC research has shown what you say to customer service employees can determine the quality of service you receive.
UBC research has shown what you say to customer service employees can determine the quality of service you receive.

Get better customer service by choosing words wisely

The next time you make a complaint to your cellphone or cable company, don't get personal.

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School of Engineering researcher Gyan Chhipi-Shrestha has examined the feasibility of recycling water for laundry, agriculture and fire suppression, easing Canadian’s reliance on fresh water lakes.
School of Engineering researcher Gyan Chhipi-Shrestha has examined the feasibility of recycling water for laundry, agriculture and fire suppression, easing Canadian's reliance on fresh water lakes.

Researchers suggest quality guidelines for using recycled water

A School of Engineering research team has investigated the potential reuse of municipal wastewater in urban applications, provided that people don't drink or cook with it.

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The new SIDIT-UBC Okanagan Co-op Grant was officially announced Monday at the Kelowna campus by members of SIDIT and the UBC Okanagan community.
The new SIDIT-UBC Okanagan Co-op Grant was officially announced last Monday at the Kelowna campus by members of SIDIT and the UBC Okanagan community.

New SIDIT-UBC co-op grant available for employers

Search high and low, or just search here

An investment of $50,000 from the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) will give regional companies access and financial support to the best and brightest of young talent -- UBC co-op students.

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Research by Jonathan Little is demonstrating that high-intensity interval training can help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Research by Jonathan Little is demonstrating that high-intensity interval training can help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Pumping iron is good for the heart, UBC researchers show

Just one session of interval weight-training can decrease the risk of Type 2 diabetes complications, according to a UBC Okanagan study. This is encouraging news for those starting the New Year with good intentions.

Jonathan Little, assistant professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, says the study demonstrates that a series of simple leg exercises, involving weights, can improve blood vessel function of people with and without diabetes.

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AlterKnowledge discusses youth, humanitarianism, and responsibility on Friday

When we teach youth their responsibility to help others who are less fortunate, especially by taking part in international humanitarian volunteering, are we really helping?

On January 20, undergraduate students Kezia Elaschuk, Safeera Jaffer-Hirji and Hailey Myers will initiate a discussion international development and the idea of helping.

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