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March 1, 2017

Events

March 1
Functional Diversity to the Ecological Valuation of Habitat

March 1
Quantitative Sciences Industry Symposium

March 1
Vernon film screening: Age of Love

March 1
Savvy Seniors: New communication technologies and you

March 2
Null Models Yield New Insights into Biogeography of Freshwater Diatoms

March 2
Modernism and the Little Glass Dress

March 2
Kelowna film screening: Age of Love

March 3
Body Image and Self-Esteem

March 3
The Advocacy Coalition Framework: Insights, Challenges, and Ambitions

March 3
West Kelowna film screening: Age of Love

March 6
The Social Life of Climate Change

March 6
Sustained Pattern in a Stochastic Neural Field

March 6
FCCS Presents: Visiting Artist Myfanwy Macleod

March 6
BRAES Institute Open House and Poster Session

March 6
UBC Engineering Research Night

March 8
Poetics and Nde’ Women’s House (After the Wall)

March 8
ICER Institute for Community Engaged Research Open House

March 9
Organelle Dynamics and Fatty Acids Trafficking

March 9
UBC-KEDGE Wine Industry Collaboration

March 9
Living Democracy: Examining the vital connections between education and engaged citizenship

March 9
Café Scientifique: Side stepping the effects of stroke

March 10
The curious case of age related muscle fatigue: Keys to staying active and strong

March 10
Doctoral dissertation oral examination: Logan Cochrane

March 10
R Visualization Workshop

March 13
Cryptosporidium Capture and Detection of Ultraviolet Radiation Induced DNA Damage

March 13
Master's Thesis Oral Exam: Tasnuva Haque

March 13
Master's Thesis Oral Exam: Marina Prado Nogueira

March 13
Master's Thesis Oral Exam: Morgan Antony Roosenmaallen

March 14
An Asset-Based Community Development approach to 'healthful aging' and care in rural communities

March 15
Sleep: The key to healthy aging

March 15
Life, Death, and Survival in Ancient Siberia

March 16
Urban Islands in Peasant Seas

March 21
Giving voice: A tablet-based tool to enhance person-centred palliative care

March 22
Exercise: Putting the brakes on aging

Workshops

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

March 2
Living Well with Stress

March 4
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training

March 6
Sexual Assault Policy info sessions

March 6
Writing Effective Emails

March 6 and 13
Mindfulness Practice

March 8
Outlook Strategic Management Course #3

March 9
Thesis or Dissertation Structure: An Overview

March 13
Writing the Artist’s Statement

March 14
Research Metrics Tools: SciVal and PlumX

March 15
Understanding Your Travel Benefits

March 15
Mitacs Step: Skills of Communication

March 15
Interview Skills for Selection Committee Members

March 16
Strategies for Keeping Up to Date on Current Research: Setting Research Alerts

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Attend Alex Usher's keynote presentation on trends affecting higher education in Canada

Celebrate Research Week 2017 events start next week

Celebrate Research Week culminates on March 10 at 1 p.m. with an insightful presentation by Alex Usher, post-secondary education expert and author of the widely followed and occasionally controversial One Thought to Start Your Day blog.

Usher will be joined by Vice-Principal Research Phil Barker for a focussed Q&A on innovation.

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Teaching and Learning Centre news and construction updates

Regular updates about UBC Okanagan's new multipurpose Teaching and Learning Centre are now available online.

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Discovery Career Conference returns Mar. 14

Interested in learning about innovative organizations in Kelowna and around the Okanagan? Want to hear how professionals made their way into various industries?

The Faculty of Management's Discovery Career Conference empowers students and alumni to learn more about various industries, professions, and career paths by connecting them with dynamic professionals.

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3MT final to take place Mar. 8

Graduate student competitors present research in 2017 3MT Final

After weeks of preparing and competing in qualifying heats, graduate students from across campus will be presenting their research in the 3MT final on March 8.

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UBC Stories

Chemistry instructor Richard Federley is ready to take on any adventure—even space travel.

UBC chemistry instructor shoots for the stars—literally

Keeping his feet on the ground is not Richard Federley's strong point. With an insatiable curiosity and a passion for adventure, jumping out of planes and exploring the unknown is everyday stuff for this UBC chemistry instructor.

No wonder he caught the eye of the Canadian Space Agency recruitment team.

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New research suggests people with chronic pain would rather use cannabis over their recommended medicine.
New research suggests people with chronic pain would rather use cannabis over their recommended medicine.

Given the choice, patients will reach for cannabis over prescribed opioids

Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new research by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

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Back Row from left: Anna Merino, Rachel Garrett, Sarah Coghlin, Alexis Gee, Josie Storey, Colin Wallace (Head coach). Front Row from left: Camille Galloway, Alex Beswick, Rachel Parker. (Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography)
Back Row from left: Anna Merino, Rachel Garrett, Sarah Coghlin, Alexis Gee, Josie Storey and Colin Wallace. Front Row from left: Camille Galloway, Alex Beswick, Rachel Parker. Photo creit: Greystoke Photography

Raising the cross country banner

After the women's volleyball match on Friday night, the women's cross country team's national championship banner was raised to the rafters of the UBC Okanagan gym.

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Embrace Aging month includes plenty of activities for locals

While age may just be a number, how well we age impacts the quality of our later years.

March is Embrace Aging month, and the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, along with Interior Health and Interior Savings Credit Union have teamed up to present a number of events about healthy aging.

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Student volunteers record accessible audiobooks

UBC Okanagan student volunteers have recorded six picture books for the National Network for Equitable Library Service.

This was done in support of the the Co-Curricular Community Service Learning program.

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Supporter of amateur and professional sports speaks at UBC breakfast event

Doug Mitchell -- a man who has played professional football, triumphed in amateur sports, and has arenas and championship trophies named after him -- is the special guest at this year's Valley First / UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Breakfast..

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Time running out for living languages in BC

All of British Columbia's 34 living First Nations languages are critically endangered and many face the loss of their last generation of fluent speakers within the next decade.

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