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Gordon Binstead, associate provost of academic health initiatives.
Gordon Binsted, associate provost of academic health initiatives.

One-on-one with Gordon Binsted

A UBC alum in the field of human kinetics -- after holding positions at the University of Illinois, the Beckman Institute, and the University of Saskatchewan -- Gordon Binsted returned to UBC in 2007 as a professor and is now Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Development and Associate Provost of Academic Health Initiatives.

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Pierre Rondier (left) and Richard Federley, the Office of Research Services' new Research Support Specialists.
Pierre Rondier (left) and Richard Federley, the Office of Research Services' new Research Support Specialists.

Introducing ORS' two new Research Support Specialists

The Office of Research Services now has two specialists in place to provide research support to faculty members and post-doctoral researchers at UBC Okanagan: Pierre Rondier and Richard Federley.

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Screenshot of the new UBC Okanagan heat website

New online home for the UBC Okanagan Heat

a new online presence for the 2017/18 season

This new site provides fans with a mobile-first user experience where they can connect with everything happening in Heat Athletics.

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A photo of water rippling

Change agent: Water

We're tackling global water sustainability through research

At UBC Okanagan, an Integrated Rainwater Management Plan is being developed, with an ambitious goal of retaining 100 per cent of the rainwater within the campus by 2050.

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Campus carbon footprint decreases for a third year in a row

Like all public sector organizations, UBC's Okanagan campus is required by the Province of BC to measure, report and offset the "in-scope" carbon emissions it generates.

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UBC Stories
Mary Stockdale, sessional instructor of geography.
Mary Stockdale, sessional instructor of geography.

UBC introduces sustainable food systems elective

Fascinated by food, instructor looks at the system as a circle, not a chain

Mary Stockdale represents one of the original cornerstones of the global food system: farmers.

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Artifacts at the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum shows the racism Chinese and Japanese immigrants faced when they arrived in the Okanagan.
Artifacts at the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum shows the racism Chinese and Japanese immigrants faced when they arrived in the Okanagan.

Museum exhibit highlights contributions of early immigrants

Chinese and Japanese settlers had significant influence on Okanagan agriculture

A new display at the Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum emphasizes the perseverance of early Chinese and Japanese immigrants, despite the discrimination they faced.

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One of Canada's most iconic Aboriginal artists Alex Janvier will visit UBC from July 13 to 28.
One of Canada's most iconic Aboriginal artists Alex Janvier will visit UBC from July 13 to 28.

UBC's Summer Indigenous Art Intensive has full agenda of events

Public talks, art exhibits, credit courses all part of the program

It's called intensive for a reason. UBC Okanagan's Summer Indigenous Art Intensive offers an educational series of courses, lectures, art shows—and opportunities to create art.

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