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Oct. 18, 2017

Events

October 20
Watersheds, Fish and Stream Habitats: Water Systems in boreal and tropical forests
October 20
Small Steps for Big Changes Launch Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Hertzel Gerstein

October 21
Creative Days: Aleksandra Dulic

October 23
Thrive Commuter Coffee

October 24
Priorities and challenges in rural Indigenous palliative care: Cultural safety revisited

October 24
MSc Thesis Oral Exam: Upama KC

October 24
Smells (and Looks) Like Multiculturalism: Experiences of Pakistani Women in Toronto

October 26
PINTS Speaker Series

October 27
GoENG Girl

October 27
MASc Thesis Oral Exam: Umair Asghar

October 30
Thrive 2017 Kick-off

October 30 to November 2
Drop-in Mindful Colouring

October 30
Gratitude Project Kick-off

October 30
Strength Circuit - HIIT Fitness Class

October 30
Bannock Making and Smudging Ceremony

October 30
MASc Thesis Oral Exam: Sepehr Rahimi

October 30
Core and Floor Fitness Class

October 31
Gratitude Tree

October 31
The Naked Project

October 31
Organ Donation Info BBQ

October 31
Beyond Kale: Cultivating Happiness without a Green Smoothie in Hand

October 31
Spin and Sculpt Fitness Class

October 31
Film screening: It's Kind of a Funny Story

November 1
Pit Stop: Athletics and Recreation

November 1
Stress Relief Booth

November 1
BARK 2 Go

November 1
Mental Health and Resiliency Research Panel Discussion

November 1
Plant-Based Potluck

November 2
Functional Core Fitness Class

November 2
MASc Thesis Oral Exam: Himani Gandhi

November 2
Gratitude Project Smile Cookies

November 2
Multi-Faith Discussion

November 2
PINTS Speaker Series

November 2
Free Massages

November 6
FCCS Visiting Artist: Dominique Petrin

Workshops

October 18
Diversifying Your Research Career

October 19
Thesis or Dissertation Structure: An Overview

October 20
Author Rights When Publishing

October 20
Inclusive Language Workshop

October 23
Community Building through Action

October 24
Microsoft Viso

October 24
DOIs and cIRcle Deposit

October 24
Smartforms Training

October 25
Building Effective Supervisory Relationships Workshop

October 25
Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

October 26
Integrating Sources into your Paper

October 30
Wellbeing and Relationships Info Session

October 30
Mindfulness Drop-In Sessions

October 30
Social Anxiety Info Session

October 31
Intro to HRMS

October 31
Stress and Sleep Info Session

November 1
Jack Talks

November 1
Setting and Achieving Your Goals

November 2
Microsoft Project

November 2
QPR Suicide Prevention Training

November 2
Social Anxiety Info Session

November 2
Stress and Sleep Info Session

November 2
Writing Grad School Applications

November 2
Healthy Weight Management Info Session

November 2
Positive Space Workshop

November 2
Meditation 101: Introduction to Consciousness

November 2
How to Thrive in Spite of Imposter Syndrome

November 7
Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

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

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Kent Dehnel, PEng.
Kent Dehnel, PEng.

UBC Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) initiative names new operations facilitator

Kent Dehnel's appointment marks an important milestone in the evolution of UBC's STAR initiative.

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Get your free flu shot

The flu bug wants to get up close and personal, but who wants a hug from a bug?

Boost your wellbeing and promote a healthy campus by getting your free flu shot—it’s your best protection against the flu.

Drop in to a clinic of your choice: October 30, November 2 or November 6. All clinics are in UNC 200 and run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Readers needed: help evaluate student profiles

Get to know the students who will soon be attending UBC Okanagan by volunteering as a Broad-based Admissions (BBA) reader.

Readers are needed starting in November. The commitment is flexible—evaluate as many or as few profiles per week as your schedule allows. And BBA reading can be counted toward university service hours for faculty members.

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#UBCOCareerDays returns next month

LARGEST CAREER-FOCUSED EVENT OF THE TERM RUNS NOV. 1 TO 3

Career Days brings together students, industry experts and three days of career-building opportunities to UBC Okanagan.

Check out sessions and socials dedicated to supporting your career discovery and professional development.

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Thrive volunteers Anneleis Bachanan (left) and Andrea Kouwenhoven served up rubber ducks with mental wellness messages to kick off Thrive Week.
Thrive volunteers Anneleis Bachanan (left) and Andrea Kouwenhoven served up rubber ducks with mental wellness messages to kick off last year's Thrive Week.

#LetsThriveUBC: Oct. 30 to Nov. 3

Thrive is back, and this year it features 58 different activities for faculty, staff and students that promote the skills and habits that improve positive mental health.

Events include a Mental Health and Resiliency Research panel, HorseSense, a Multi-Faith discussion, Psychology Interprofessional Clinic workshops, free group fitness classes through Campus Rec., and the #LetsThriveUBC social media challenge.

To find out more, visit: thrive.ubc.ca/thrive-events


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Ponderosa Studio's premium suites: exclusive rates available for Okanagan campus employees

With thirteen suites at Ponderosa Cedar House reserved exclusively for use by UBC staff, faculty and guests of the university, Ponderosa Studio's premium suites are the perfect accommodation choice for UBC Okanagan staff and faculty travelling to UBC Vancouver.

Suites are economical, modern and comfortable accommodation, and provide immediate access to the Vancouver campus.

Book rooms online or call 604-822-1000 to find out more.


Frequencies podcast logoFrequencies: a new podcast series from the UBC Okanagan Library

The UBC Library has launched Frequencies, a new podcast series that features UBC Okanagan researchers and is hosted and produced by the library.

Every season of Frequencies revolves around an emerging topic or current event, with different episodes tackling the issue from different perspectives.

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Notice of water main flushing: Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 23-27

The Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District (GEID) has notified UBC that water main flushing will be underway this week, with the system serving UBC Okanagan being affected on October 19 and 20.

Additional water main flushing will take place from October 23 to 27 which may increase turbidity in the water during this time.

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Inclusive Technology Lab Advisory Council: open call for membership

The UBC Okanagan Library and Disability Resource Centre are issuing an open call for members in the Inclusive Technology Lab (ITL) Advisory Council.

The council advises the library on how best to direct and evaluate ITL initiatives, and all faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate.

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What makes a wine world class?

Okanagan wines are already held in high regard, but can our new world wines truly compete with the old? What qualities separate good wines from world class ones?

Walk through a tasting of prize-winning wines and a lively panel discussion at the next UBC Dialogues event on November 2.

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Oct. 25 open house on Glenmore area public transit

The City of Kelowna and BC Transit are exploring options for improving transit service in the Glenmore area. One of four public open houses will be held in the University Centre (Meekison Student Centre) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 25.

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Assistant Professor of Engineering Keekyoung Kim in his lab.
Assistant Professor of Engineering Keekyoung Kim in his lab.

UBC researcher creates cheap, compact and convenient microscope

From $100,000 to $100, UBC Okanagan engineer makes microscopic imaging accessible

For slightly more than $100, a researcher in the School of Engineering has created a compact, portable and high-performance microscope that enables wireless real-time imaging.

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Psychology professor Zach Walsh and PhD candidate Rielle Capler.
Psychology professor Zach Walsh and PhD candidate Rielle Capler.

Don't dispense with cannabis dispensaries, caution UBC researchers

Recent publication states 'store-front' system has elements that work well

Associate professor Zach Walsh, who teaches psychology in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and PhD candidate Rielle Capler, say store-front dispensaries—often under fire by law enforcement and city governments—are a tried and true method of selling cannabis.

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Cigdem Eskicioglu, professor of engineering.
Cigdem Eskicioglu, professor of engineering.

UBC researchers take the 'stink' out of wastewater treatment

Smelly sludge improves with the right timing of common additives

A foul smell and safety concerns can leave many residents turning their nose at the idea of a wastewater treatment plant in their neighbourhood.

But researchers from the School of Engineering have developed a new way of making wastewater treatment dramatically safer and better smelling by using common and inexpensive chemicals.

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Jonathan Little, assistant professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
Jonathan Little, assistant professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.

Ketone nutritional supplements: Good or bad for athletic performance?

Popular new ketone salts enhance fat burning but impair high-intensity exercise performance

In the quest to improve physical performance, many athletes are turning to untested nutritional supplements.

But in the case of ketone salts -- one recently available and popular class of supplements -- research from the Faculty of Health and Social Development suggests it may inhibit, rather than improve, athletic performance during high-intensity exercise.

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    Highlights from Ed Diener's Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series talk.

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