Exchange banner
Feb. 15, 2017

Events

February 16
Assessing Social Return on Investment in health promotion

February 16
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Kelsey McAuliff

February 17
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Mohammad Shahidul Islam

February 17
Pit Stop: Advising and Involvement Centre

February 18
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. Thompson Rivers

February 18
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. Thompson Rivers

February 20
Min Sook Lee Film Screening: Tiger Spirit

February 21
Min Sook Lee Research Seminar: Building Resistance Through Art

February 22
Min Sook Lee Film Screening: Badge of Pride

February 24
Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health Science Social

February 24
Min Sook Lee Film Screening and Roundtable: Migrant Dreams

February 24
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. MacEwan

February 24
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. MacEwan

February 25
Women's Volleyball: Heat vs. MacEwan

February 25
Men's Volleyball: Heat vs. MacEwan

February 25
Art on the Line 2017

February 28
Wear Your Active Wear Day

February 28
Statistical Learning and Early Language Development

March 1
Savvy Seniors: New communication technologies and you

March 2
Modernism and the Little Glass Dress

Workshops

February 15 and 16
Functional Movement Screening

February 15 and 16
Healthy Measures Assessments

February 15
MS Office Excel 2013: Basic Skills

February 16 and 17
MS Office Excel 2013: Advanced Skills

February 20 and 27
Mindfulness Practice

February 20
Writing the Research Proposal

February 21
MD Admissions Info Session

February 21
Resume 101

February 22
Grad Student Stress and Well-Being

February 23
Writing the Ethics Application

February 23
RISe Drop-in Session

February 27
Mitacs Step: Practice Your Presentation Skills

February 27
Quantitative Sciences Course Union Photoshop Workshop

February 28
Smartforms Training

March 1
What's Next? How to find work in challenging times

March 2
Living Well with Stress

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

Workshops

The Exchange is your newsletter. Let everyone know what's going on in your corner of campus.

Send submissions to University Relations c/o Chris Guenard.

Upcoming submission dates:

February 24
(published March 1)
March 10
(published March 15)
March 31
(published April 5)

View previous editions of The Exchange

Employee News

Discuss UBC's strategic planning process with Prof. Ono live on Facebook

Join Professor Santa Ono live on Facebook today at 4:30 p.m. as he discusses the UBC strategic planning process. You'll have a chance to ask questions live during the session via the comments.

Watch the Facebook Live event at facebook.com/universityofbc

You can also find out more about the strategic planning process at: president.ubc.ca/strategic-initiatives/creating-our-strategic-plan


Graphic for Learning Conference proposals

Reminder: Learning Conference call for proposals

The February 28 submission deadline for this year's UBC Okanagan Learning Conference is fast approaching.

Faculty members from every discipline are encouraged to submit proposals in the form of interactive workshops, presentations and posters.

Read more...


Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis
Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis

Prof. Martin Ginis named Distinguished University Scholar

Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis in the Faculty of Health and Social Development's School of Health and Exercise Sciences, has been named a UBC Distinguished University Scholar.

This prestigious distinction recognizes exceptional members of UBC faculty who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research and/or teaching and learning, or who have the potential to demonstrate such leadership.

Read more...


Min Sook Lee, assistant professor of art and social change at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Min Sook Lee, assistant professor of art and social change at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Director, scholar, Min Sook Lee visits UBC to present film work

Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Min Sook Lee will be visiting UBC Okanagan next week.

Min Sook, a ground-breaking artist and Canadian filmmaker, will be the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' next Artist in Residence.

Read more...


Positive Space Campaign graphicHelp make UBC a more 'Positive Space'

If you are looking for a chance to help make UBC more receptive to and welcoming of its LGBTTQIA+ communities, you're invited to sign up for a Positive Space workshop.

In the workshop, facilitators will review issues and resources related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two-Spirit, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual students, faculty, and staff.

Read more...


Two distinguished Justices to discuss the role of the Supreme Court in Canada and in Germany

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences have invited Justice Andromache Karakatsanis of the Supreme Court of Canada and Justice Johannes Masing of the German Federal Constitutional Court to campus to give public talks on February 27.

Read more...


Sexual Assault Policy info sessions

You are invited to learn how your feedback contributed to the rewritten Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Misconduct Policy on March 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the UNC Ballroom.

Get an overview of changes made to the policy and how you can provide further feedback.

RSVP to the info session...


Judges needed: Central Okanagan Science Fair 2017

The Central Okanagan School District will be presenting its 2017 District Science Fair at UBC on March 10 and 11. Faculty, staff and students are invited to help mentor the young inspiring scientists as judges. Sign up at: www.sd23sciencefair.com/judges

Spaces are also available to faculty, staff and students looking to present hands-on activities, demonstrations or faculty-specific information. To find out more or reserve a spot, email suann.brown@ubc.ca.


Sort it Out and Power Down labs at UBC Okanagan

Laboratory activities can have a huge impact on the environment.

On February 21, have a coffee and learn how to reduce the impact of your research on the environment courtesy of the Sustainability Office and Risk Management Services.

Read more...


Driving the Business of Collaboration

As part of the Fresh Outlook Foundation's Driving the Business of Collaboration event on March 2, the School of Engineering is offering an on-campus session on collaborating with UBC from 7 a.m. to 12 noon.

The UBC community is invited to attend the breakfast and the workshop. Student rates are available.

RSVP or find out more...


An alternative take on the past for a new view of the future

Assoc. Prof. Emeritus of history Duane Thomson and UBC alumni Sharron Simpson and Wayne Wilson will be featured panelists at the Fresh Outlook Foundation's Fresh Dialogues event on March 15.

The panel will follow Alexandre Trudeau's presentation, "Canadian History: An Alternative Take on the Past for a New View of the Future."

RSVP or find out more...


Current staff postings

UBC Stories
UBC researchers Jenn Jakobi, sitting, and Gareth Jones, right, review results from recent electromyography tests on patients with Parkinson’s disease with their student researchers.
Health and Exercise Sciences professors Jennifer Jakobi, sitting, and Gareth Jones, right, review results from recent electromyography tests on patients with Parkinson's disease with their student researchers.

Hand-grip test can indicate decline in physical function of Parkinson's patients

A basic hand-grip test has proven to be a reliable tool to monitor the decline of patients with Parkinson's diseases.

Read more...


Assistant Professor of Economics Ross Hickey.
Assistant Professor of Economics Ross Hickey.

How a UBC economist views Valentine's Day

Barber School economist Ross Hickey explains why falling in love hurts the wallet more than the heart.

Read more...


Margaret Macintyre Latta, associate professor of education, and Leyton Schnellert, assistant professor of education.
Margaret Macintyre Latta, professor of education, and Leyton Schnellert, assistant professor of education.

UBC professors conduct research in local community school

UBC researchers are collaborating with educators to re-imagine the future of education at Vernon Community School, an alternative school that's reconstructing the way we think about learning.

Read more...


UBC research indicates bear management strategies need to improve to educate people and protect the bear population.
UBC research indicates bear management strategies need to improve to educate people and protect the bear population.

Barely-educated humans impact bear behaviour

The American black bear can rest easier thanks to conservation research conducted in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

Read more...


Assoc. Prof. of Nursing Kathy Rush
Assoc. Prof. of Nursing Kathy Rush.

Digital photography could be a key factor in rural health care

Photographs may lead to better treatment and care for patients in rural communities, a UBC Okanagan study shows.

Prof. Kathy Rush, who teaches in the School of Nursing, recently completed a study with older patients who live with atrial fibrillation -- a chronic condition that causes irregular heartbeat, fatigue, dizziness and shortness of breath.

Read more...


Professor of Biology John Klironomos.
Professor of Biology John Klironomos.

UBC researchers conclude root systems and fungi do more than feed trees

UBC researchers have determined how fungi found in the roots of trees regulate forest diversity through their effects on seedlings.

John Klironomos, professor of biology, says a newly-published study verifies how plant interactions with these root-associated fungi affect the biodiversity of a forest.

Read more...

ubco.tv spotlight
Graphic for Video spotlight

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

         
facebook twitter youtube