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Feb. 1, 2017

Events

February 1
Minds and Music: Canadian Guitar Quartet

February 1 and 2
Graduation and Professional Photos

February 1
Living Things Festival Film Screening: Objects in Motion

February 1
Coherence

February 1
FCCS Visiting Artist Talk: Geoffrey Farmer

February 2
Derivative-Free Methods for Solving Unconstrained and Constrained Optimization Problems

February 2, 3, 4
and 5
The Message is a Mess

February 2, 3, 4
and 5
Caws and Effect

February 3
The First Twelve Years of UBC Okanagan Campus: A Critical Analysis

February 3
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. Saskatchewan

February 3
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Saskatchewan

February 4
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. Saskatchewan

February 4
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Saskatchewan

February 4
Blaster and Living Things party

February 6
FCCS Visiting Artist: Colleen Heslin

February 7
Re-Routing the Black Atlantic

February 9
Quantitative Sciences Course Union Latex Workshop

February 10
Quantitative Sciences Course Union Git Workshop

February 10
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. Fraser Valley

February 10
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Fraser Valley

February 11
Women's Basketball: Heat vs. Fraser Valley

February 11
Men's Basketball: Heat vs. Fraser Valley

February 16
Partnership in Research Seminar: Social Return on Investment

February 16
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Kelsey McAuliff

Workshops

February 1
Strategies for Presenting your Thesis in 3 Minutes

February 1 and 2
Recycle 101: Recycle Your Empty Coffee Cup

February 1, 8
and 15
Accelerate Okanagan: Startup Basics

February 1
Grad Rundown

February 2
Ergonomics Lunch and Learn

February 3
3MT Practice Session

February 6
30 Day Online Mindfulness Challenge

February 6 and 13
Mindfulness Practice

February 7
Starting a Scholarly Research Project

February 8
Social Media Community of Practice: the UBC social media strategy

February 8
Grad Rundown

February 8
Introduction to Research Ethics

February 8
Resume 101

February 9
Smartforms Training

February 10
Writing for the Academic Job Market

February 14
Outlook Strategic Management Course

February 14 and 15
MS Office Excel 2013

February 14
Break Up with Your Chair

February 14
Copyright for Thesis Writing

February 15 and 16
Functional Movement Screening

February 15 and 16
Healthy Measures Assessments

February 16 and 17
MS Office Excel 2013: Advanced Skills

February 23
RISe Drop-in Session

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

Workshops

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Employee News

Update on Presidential Task Force in response to US executive order

On Sunday, UBC President Santa Ono announced the establishment of a task force to determine what assistance the university can offer those affected by the US Executive Order preventing individuals from seven countries from entering the US for 90 days.

The task force has already begun its work and is assigning resources and people to assist those members of our community who are affected.

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The 2017 NSSE: We want to know about that

First- and fourth-year undergraduate students from UBC's Okanagan campus have been invited to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

The survey will be launched on February 9 and will close on March 31, 2017.

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FCCS launches new annual event: Reading the Valley

Reading the Valley is a new idea that puts the focus on great writers and artists from the Okanagan and beyond.

From February 7 to 10, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies will host a series of on- and off-campus gatherings, panels and workshops. There are author readings every night and a closing Writers Cabaret featuring the Lent Fraser Wall jazz trio.

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Registration now open for Heat Sports Camps

Led by nationally recognized coaches and student athletes, Heat Sport Camps offer a fun-filled week of skill development and game tactics for youths ages 11 to 18.

Attendees benefit from a welcoming environment with a low coach-to-athlete ratio. Athletes of all skill levels welcome. Camps fill up quickly -- sign up now to secure your spot. 

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One Workstudy application for the entire year

Call for Proposals: Feb 1 to 22, 2017

The Work Study program provides a minimum wage subsidy to faculty and staff who provide enriched educational employment opportunities for students.

The 2017 Summer (May 1 to Aug. 31) and 2017/18 Winter (Sept. 1 to Apr. 30) funding application is open until February 22.

Attend an info session to find out more.


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3MT heats are on now

Grad student competitors present research to advance to the final

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heats are currently being organized within all faculties and schools. Grad students will present their research in the first stage of the 3MT competition in the next few weeks.

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alumNIGHTS and discussions about early interventions

alumni UBC is hosting two distinct events in Kelowna this month for UBC graduates.

The first is a social event tomorrow night at the Caché Lounge on Abbott St. The second is a discussion on how early interventions can improve mental health outcomes in youth which features two UBC faculty experts and two alumni who are community experts.


Infographic: Conferences and Accommodation

Infographic: Conferences and Accommodation

Did you know that Conferences and Accommodation was host to nearly 20,000 visitors to campus during the summer of 2016?

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What are your students doing for Reading Week?

The Community Service Learning Program and the United Way of the Central & South Okanagan Similkameen have organized a series of half-day volunteer opportunities for interested students from Feb. 13 to 17. Spots are limited, deadline for signing up is today.

To find out more, visit the Community Service Learning Program website or contact the Program Coordinator Robyn Bunn at robyn.bunn@ubc.ca.


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Healthy food for healthy minds

Donations needed for on-campus Food Exchange

The Food Exchange is an emergency food supply for students in need It's a simple setup: all you do is leave your non-perishable donations on the shelf and students can pick up what they need.

To keep students' access to this program as easy and dignified as possible, however, help is needed from the campus community in the form of donations.

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Faculty of Education hosts award-winning filmmaker Jeff Chiba-Stearns on Feb. 8

The Faculty of Education hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary Mixed Match next Wednesday.

Filmmaker Jeff Chiba-Stearns will be at the screening to discuss what inspired the film.

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VOICE logoNew VOICE project launches this week

This week the Campus Health team is busy preparing to launch VOICE 4, a research project that looks to increase understanding of how the campus environment affects mental wellbeing.

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COACH Cardiac Workshop being offered Feb. 7

COACH Cardiac Rehabilitation Program will be on campus February 7 to lead a workshop on recognition and prevention of risk factors for heart disease.

The talk is organized by Human Resoures and will feature an overview of heart disease, healthy lifestyles, and provide an overview of cardiac resources available in the Central Okanagan.

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Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Student Peng Zhang traces cracks in the column during a strength test in the School of Engineering's Applied Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Structures.
Student Peng Zhang traces cracks in the column during a strength test in the School of Engineering's Applied Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Structures.

Safety codes can lead to over-built bridges, higher building costs

A School of Engineering researcher says bridges built to meet current Canadian safety codes are being 'overbuilt' and may still suffer extensive damages after a major earthquake.

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The official ribbon for the Home of Tomorrow was cut by UBC’s Okanagan’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard; Stephen Fuhr, MP Kelowna - Lake Country; Danielle Wensink, FortisBC; Russ Foster, CEO Blenk Development; Scott Tyerman, AuthenTech Homes; Colin Basran, Mayor City of Kelowna; Jim Hamilton, President, Okanagan College.
The official ribbon for the Home of Tomorrow was cut by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard; Stephen Fuhr, MP Kelowna - Lake Country; Danielle Wensink, FortisBC; Russ Foster, CEO Blenk Development; Scott Tyerman, AuthenTech Homes; Colin Basran, Mayor City of Kelowna; Jim Hamilton, President, Okanagan College.

Wilden Living Lab show homes ready for new families

As laboratories go, the comfy, newly-built Wilden Living Lab is already a winner.

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Stephen McNeil, associate professor of chemistry.
Stephen McNeil, associate professor of chemistry.

What is that goop that gets sprayed on the streets?

Associate professor of chemistry Stephen McNeil explains the chemistry behind ice and snow removal:

"Pure water freezes at zero degrees Celsius, but by adding salt, the freezing point is decreased. Consequently, it is used to de-ice roads and equipment, such as aircraft," says McNeil.

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Faculty of Management students (from left) Tyler Hesketh, Kirstin Townsend and Alan Blackwell celebrate their first place win for the marketing category of JDC West, Western Canada’s largest business competition.
Faculty of Management students (from left) Tyler Hesketh, Kirstin Townsend and Alan Blackwell celebrate their first place win for the marketing category of JDC West, Western Canada's largest business competition.

Faculty of Management students honoured in business competition

Faculty of Management students earned a podium finish in January at JDC West, one of Western Canada's largest business competitions.

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Visual arts program hosts Creative Day workshops for prospective students

Artists interested in UBC Okanagan's visual arts program are invited to attend a series of Creative Day workshops on campus.

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