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April 5, 2017

Events

April 6
Domestic Violence:
Clinical and Policy Implications of the Israeli Experience

April 7
Barber School Undergraduate Research Conference

April 7
The School of Social Work Presents: PTSD and its Effects on Couples

April 7
Microcredit Contract Design: A Macroeconomic Evaluation

April 11
Master's Thesis Oral Exam: Caitlin Pointer

April 13
Master's Thesis Oral Exam: Karen Meyer

April 18
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Exam: Ty Anthony Bereskie

April 19
Master's Thesis Oral Exam: Erica Massey

April 19
Master's Thesis Oral Exam: Dewan Ferdous Wahid

April 20
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Exam: Walid Ibrahim Mazyan

May 2
Making life more livable for older adults with advanced chronic disease

Workshops

April 10 and 17
Mindfulness Practice

April 18
MD Admissions Info Session

April 20
Shepell: Employee and Family Assistance Program presentation

April 27
RISe Drop-in Session

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

Workshops

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Employee News
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard accepted UBC Okanagan’s Canadian Forces Liaison Council Provincial Award of Excellence in recognition of UBC’s support of reservists, such as Lt. Col. Mike McGinty.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard accepted UBC Okanagan's Canadian Forces Liaison Council Provincial Award of Excellence in recognition of UBC's support of reservists, such as Lt. Col. Mike McGinty.

UBC recognized for its support of employee reservists

On March 25, UBC Okanagan was among a small group of organizations recognized by the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, with a Canadian Forces Liaison Council Provincial Award of Excellence for the university's support of military reservists who are also employees.

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A photo of Philip Barker

One-on-one with Philip Barker

Raised in the Okanagan, Philip Barker joined UBC in 2015 to serve a dual role focused on research and innovation.

As Associate Vice-President Research, he has responsibility for innovation across the UBC system, while as Vice-Principal Research, he is responsible for providing leadership and direction on all research matters on the Okanagan campus.

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Graphic for Dr. Julio Montaner's University Killam Professor Lecture Series talk.

University Killam Professor Lecture Series to feature Dr. Julio Montaner on Apr. 20

Over the past 30 years, HIV/AIDS has been transformed from a certain death sentence into a manageable disease through sustained, lifelong treatment – thanks in large part to the work of Dr. Julio Montaner and his team at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Montaner will be giving an on-campus talk on April 20 in RHS 260 as part of the part of the UBC University Killam Professor Lecture Series.

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Explore teaching practices that engage students

Behavioural ecologist to deliver 13th Annual Learning Conference keynote

On May 3, Sarah L. Eddy -- assistant professor of biology at Florida International University's STEM Transformation Institute -- will share her research and recommendations on how instructors can create environments where every student can participate and learn.

Make sure to participate in this year's conference backchannel: #everylearner17

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DO NOT ERASE from Apr. 13 to 25

DO NOT ERASE, this year's BFA graduation exhibition highlights the work of emerging artists and performers in their graduating year.

The exhibition takes place from April 13 to 25 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily) in the Creative and Critical Studies building and features a reception and evening of performances on April 22.

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Two valuable opportunities to help our students

Help our talented students make the best of their UBC Okanagan education by considering a donation to two areas of the university that will help our talented students reach their full potential: The Teaching and Learning Centre-Building Fund or the UBC Okanagan Graduate Scholarship.

Find out more at support.ubc.ca/facultystaff-ubco


Poster for Heat-IT charity volleyball gameIT staff takes on UBC Okanagan women's volleyball team

The UBC Okanagan women's volleyball team competed in the Final Four of the Canada West championships earlier this month, closing out a season during which they were consistently among the top 10 best teams in the country.

Tomorrow afternoon they'll face a challenge playing against "Spike IT" -- a team formed by the IT, Media and Classroom Services department -- in a fun charity match to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation.

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UBC hosts candidate forum for upcoming election

Assist. Prof. of Political Science Carey Doberstein is inviting candidates from all three central Okanagan ridings to a meet and greet on campus today.

After a short social gathering, candidates have a chance to give a brief speech to the audience.

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Rail Trail donation matching

George Galbraith, a life-time resident of the Okanagan, has stepped forward to kick off the spring community campaign for the Okanagan Rail Trail. From now through June 30, donations up to a total of $150,000 will be matched. Let's finish the Rail Trail!

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UBC's Next Century: Have your say

UBC's strategic planning process continues as our university looks to set a strategic direction for the next 25 years, taking an outstanding institution from excellence to eminence.

An online survey is open for all UBC students, faculty and staff to provide perspective on UBC's draft strategic priorities, core commitments and challenges.

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Okanagan Short Story Contest winners to be announced Apr. 18

The winners of the 2017 Okanagan Short Story Contest will be announced at a public event on April 18 at the downtown branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

This event will feature the launch the 2017 PaperShell FCCS student creative writing anthology.

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Microsoft Visio and Project now available at no cost

The UBC-Microsoft Campus Agreement has been extended to include Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project at no cost.

If you want this software, you can install it in minutes using the Self-Service Campus Licensed Software service.

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Enactus introduces Project Roots in courtyard today

Enactus UBC Okanagan -- a group of students passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of the community -- will be hosting a soft launch for their latest initiative, Project Roots, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 5) in the central courtyard.

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Notice of Library connection work

As part of the Teaching and Learning Centre building construction, all building connections that enter the Library building will be moved over the next six weeks.

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Join Team UBC Okanagan for United Way Bus Pull

Team UBC Okanagan is seeking six more faculty and staff members to compete in the United Way Bus Pull on May 27 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prospera Place). The team will compete against more than a dozen other groups for the Community Cup.

Contact Bud Mortenson to sign up or to pledge a few dollars to sponsor a team-member from your department. The team's goal is to raise $1,500 for the United Way.


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UBC Stories
The Aboriginal Programs & Services Drum Making event took place outside UNC over a weekend.
The Aboriginal Programs & Services Drum Making event took place outside the University Centre from March 17 to 19.

UBC drum making workshop celebrates Aboriginal culture while strengthening global connections

First Nation traditional teachings promote the practice of giving away the first drum you make. They also define wealth not as personal possessions, but rather what you can contribute to the health and well-being of your community.

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Prof. Claudio García Turza examines a medieval manuscript.
Prof. Claudio García Turza examines a medieval manuscript.

Visiting Scholar gifts valuable manuscripts to the Okanagan Special Collections

Professor Claudio García Turza, one of the most renowned scholars in the study of the origins of Romance languages, spent three weeks in March working with faculty and students as one of this year's Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies Visiting Scholars.

During his visit, Turza donated a facsimile of three medieval manuscripts that belong to the Royal Academy of History in Spain.

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Assist. Prof. of Education Catherine Broom says children who play outside are likely to care more about nature as adults than kids who don't spend time outdoors.
Assist. Prof. of Education Catherine Broom says children who play outside are likely to care more about nature as adults than kids who don't spend time outdoors.

Children who play outside more likely to protect nature as adults

Protecting the environment can be as easy as telling your kids to go outdoors and play, according to a new Faculty of Education study.

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Jackson Stewart had a great finish at the 19th annual Canadian Freeride Open Championships hosted by Red Mountain. (Photo contributed)
Jackson Stewart had a great finish at the 19th annual Canadian Freeride Open Championships hosted by Red Mountain. (Photo contributed)

Jackson Stewart skis for UBC Okanagan

While there isn't a Heat skiing team, there are students attending UBC Okanagan that compete on the international stage.

Second-year engineering student Jackson Stewart finished seventh in the Canada Freeride Open Championships at Red Mountain Resort in Rossland on January 25.

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Second-year engineering student Dela Hini.
Second-year engineering student Dela Hini.

Dela Hini selected as Engineers Without Borders Junior Fellow

Dela Hini will be off on her next adventure in May. The second-year School of Engineering student has been chosen as 2017's Engineers Without Borders Junior Fellow, and will be spending nearly four months in Ghana.

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With four wins over the two-day event, the Heat men's rugby team finished with their best ever placing at the National University 7s championships. Photo Credit: Trevor Yip.
With four wins over the two-day event, the Heat men's rugby team finished with their best ever placing at the National University 7s championships. Photo Credit: Trevor Yip.

Heat Rugby 7s get best-ever finish at national championships

The Heat men's Rugby team won four of six matches to finish fifth for their best-ever placing at the National University 7s championships on March 17 and 18.

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The Assembly, a participatory installation by Victoria-based artist and 2015 FCCS artist-in-resident Jeroen Witvliet
The Assembly, a participatory installation by and 2015 FCCS artist-in-resident Jeroen Witvliet

Studio 111

Studio 111 is an experimental arts laboratory and exhibition space that is located in the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. This studio space gives the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and its students a more active role in the community.

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The UBC Okanagan Heat 9th Annual Awards Ceremony celebrated a season's worth of Heat accomplishments and handed out the yearly awards, such as the Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year.
The UBC Okanagan Heat Annual Awards Ceremony celebrated a season's worth of accomplishments and handed out the yearly awards, such as the Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year.

Ninth annual UBC Okanagan Heat Athletic Awards Banquet

UBC Okanagan hosted the ninth annual Heat Athletics Awards Banquet on March 28.

The 2016/17 season's best were honoured as a range of awards, both academic and athletic, were given out throughout an evening that highlighted the campus' vibrant student athlete community.

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ETEP teacher candidates, Maddie Horvat, Natalie Rivard, Hayden McIntosh and Kelsey McLellan show off their dance moves to Quigley students.
ETEP teacher candidates, Maddie Horvat, Natalie Rivard, Hayden McIntosh and Kelsey McLellan show off their dance moves to Quigley students.

Education faculty join forces to teach BC Curriculum Competencies in a fun, innovative way

UBC professors create Learning Arcade

The future of education will be very different from traditional classroom learning if professors in the Faculty of Education have anything to say about it.

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Craig Nichol, senior instructor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Craig Nichol, senior instructor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

UBC research paves way for improved road construction

A team of researchers have identified an improved method to predict the strength and durability of shale embankments that line roads.

Called geochemical modelling, this type of analysis can lead to potential savings when it comes to road design and construction, particularly in Saskatchewan.

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Hovercrafts, gearboxes and wearable technology part of year-end projects at UBC

Fourth-year engineering students will showcase the results of their final year Capstone Design Projects in a public poster presentation session this afternoon.

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ubco.tv spotlight
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  • The Research Studio for Spaces and Things
    Visual Arts Assistant Professor Samuel Roy-Bois has created the Research Studio for Spaces and Things to provide an opportunity for students develop core artistic qualities such as patience, creative thinking, and dedication.
  • Heat Athletic Banquet
    Celebrating the 2016-2017 student-athletes and their accomplishments.
  • Celebrate Research Keynote
    Alex Usher talks about the current and future state of higher education in Canada.

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