UBC Okanagan Partners for Life Program Champions Natalie Murdoch (School of Nursing) and Warren Brock (Southern Medical Program) with their Honouring Our Lifeblood national award from Canadian Blood Services.
UBC team recognized for increasing blood donations on campus
Team-based approach to saving lives recognized nationally by Canadian Blood Services
The UBC Okanagan Partners for Life Team was recently recognized at the 2017 Canadian Blood Services Honouring Our Lifeblood award ceremony for significantly increasing the number of blood donations from students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The UBC Okanagan United Way campaign kicks off October 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a barbecue fundraiser in the central courtyard. $5 gets you a burger (beef or veggie) and a drink.
For extra fun, teams will compete in the Flip ‘n Fun Great Pancake Race at 12:30 p.m. Come out to race or cheer on the competitors, including the Loose Moose from Big White and UBC Okanagan's own Heat Athletics mascot Scorch. Enter your department’s team by Oct. 9 for a chance to win the Golden Frying Pan trophy.
Louise Sidley, left, and David Sidley with the sculpture “Pair of Deer.”
Preventing damage to courtyard deer
The campus community is reminded that climbing the deer sculptures in the central courtyard is not permitted, as it poses a safety concern and in recent months has caused damage to the bronze sculptures.
Appreciate and respect the art in our outdoor spaces and indoor locations across campus. Visit the Public Art Collection website for more information.
A variety of road projects are underway on and around UBC Okanagan that will improve access to transit, allow completion of the Teaching and Learning Centre and improve access to campus from the west.
Construction of roads, buildings and pedestrian paths will cause some short-term inconvenience. Use caution when travelling near the construction sites, pay close attention to flag people and respect fencing in place.
Call for Applications: Invited International Distinguished Visitor Award
The Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund provides opportunities for faculty members to invite international colleagues to visit UBC and share their research and expertise with the campus community.
The award is for $5,000 and the deadline for submissions is October 15.
Until compatibility has been assured for UBC Okanagan systems, and all vendors support this release of macOS, IT, Media & Classroom Services will not be performing upgrades or shipping new systems with macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).
This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week across Canada
More than six million Canadians suffer from a mental illness. As Canadians reflect on how best to accommodate this ever-growing demographic during Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 1 to 7), researchers at UBC Okanagan are investigating the potential causes and its management.