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Events

November 1
Cardio and Core Fitness Class

November 1, 2 and 3
Mindful Coloring Drop-in

November 1
Pit Stop: UBC Athletics & Recreation

November 1
Jack Talks

November 1
Southern Medical Program Guest Presentation

November 1
Hammock Club Okanagan

November 1
Stress Relief Booth

November 1
BARK 2 Go

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 and 16
PINTS Speaker Series

November 2
Free Massages

November 2
Free Dance Class

November 3
PhD Dissertation Oral Exam: Eva-Marie Kovacs Kowalke

November 3
Yoga Blast Fitness Class

November 3
Thrive Wrap Up

November 3
Historical Trauma, Memory and Transitional Justice

November 3
BARK Drop-In

November 3
Sexapalooza

November 3
UBC Okanagan HEAT Games

November 6
Visiting Artist Lecture with Dominique Petrin

November 7
Time series remotely sensed data to monitor Canada's forests

November 7
Podcasts and Health Care: Only Human

November 9
Collaboration and Understanding in a Successful Wine Cluster

November 13
PHD Dissertation Oral Exam: Candice Amber

November 15
MA Thesis Oral Exam: Stephanie Nagy

November 15
MASc Thesis Oral Exam: Imran Ahmed

November 15
Colloquium Series: Jessa Marley

November 16
Walk and Talk for Life in your community: Using an online implementation toolkit

November 16
MASc Thesis Oral Exam: Wilhelm Wenngren

Workshops

November 1
Anger Management

November 1
Introduction to Research Data Management

November 1
Setting and Achieving Your Goals

November 1
Social Anxiety Info Session

November 1
Make Your Own Stress Ball

November 1
Let's Chat to Thrive

November 2
Microsoft Project

November 2
QPR Suicide Prevention Training

November 2
Stress and Sleep Info Session

November 2
Financial Stress Workshop

November 2
Writing Grad School Applications

November 2
Healthy Weight Management Info Session

November 2
Positive Space Workshop

November 2
Copyright Essentials for Thesis Writing

November 2
Meditation 101: Introduction to Consciousness

November 2
How to Thrive in Spite of Imposter Syndrome

November 3
Microsoft Project

November 3
Express Yourself

November 3
Healthy Weight Management Info Session

November 7
Writing a Research Data Management Plan

November 7
Test Anxiety Workshop

November 9
Learn to use Position Management

November 14
MD Admissions Info Session

November 16
MS Office PowerPoint

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UBC Remembers

Remembrance Day service being held next Thursday

The UBC Okanagan Remembrance Day service will be held on November 9 in the campus courtyard by the flagpoles. Everyone is welcome to attend this annual ceremony.

The ceremony commences at 10:45 a.m. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony in the Arts Building Foyer.

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Students' Union United Way barbecue organized for Nov. 8

All faculty and staff are invited to support the United Way at the Students’ Union barbecue in the central courtyard on November 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds go to the United Way -- UBC's official charitable partner.

Fundraising at UBC Okanagan directly contributes to helping thousands people through United Way-funded organizations in our region. Consider supporting this year through a payroll e-pledge in any amount. Visit the UBC Okanagan e-pledge page to give or give again this year.

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Share your experience: take the UBC Workplace Experiences Survey

What's your experience working at UBC? From today until November 21, you have the opportunity to share anonymous, confidential feedback in the 2017 Workplace Experiences Survey.

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Bigger cash prizes, new category for high-school entrants

Short Story Contest celebrates 20th year in style

Fiction writers of all ages in the Southern Interior of BC are encouraged to enter the annual Okanagan Short Story Contest, organized by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.

The first-prize winner gets $1,000 and their story published in subTerrain magazine. The 20th-annual contest also introduces a new award for the top short story by a high-school student.

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UBC International student Chin-Wen Chong from Singapore spends some quality time with Dobey, a 2.5-year-old rescue horse from the Cheeky Ranch in Pemberton. HorseSense is one of 64 Thrive events taking place this Week.
UBC International student Chin-Wen Chong from Singapore spends some quality time with Dobey, a 2.5-year-old rescue horse from the Cheeky Ranch in Pemberton. HorseSense is one of 64 Thrive events taking place this Week.

Reminder: #LetsThriveUBC all this week

This year's Thrive Week is currently in full swing and organizers are reminding everyone to take the time to build positive mental health for yourself and others at UBC.

Don't miss today's Mental Health and Resiliency Research panel discussion at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, or any of the other Thrive events that are taking place until Friday.

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Help admit the incoming class of 2018 by being a BBA Reader

All it takes is an hour or two per week—the time commitment is up to you

Volunteer BBA readers are critical to the undergraduate admission process and in helping to shape our community of students on campus.

The time commitment is flexible, and BBA reading can be counted toward university service hours for faculty members. There are even weekly and monthly prize draws.

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Reminder: Get your free flu shot

It's not too late to get your flu shot.

Two more flu clinics are taking place tomorrow and November 6. All clinics are in UNC 200 and run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Campus Alumni Luncheon winter picnic organized for Nov. 28

UBC alumni who are working on campus are in for a cozy winter picnic on November 28. Don't worry it will be indoors and feature food, festivities and s'more(s).


Graphic for Wine SurvivorWine Survivor debuts Nov. 20

Have some fun while supporting this year's United Way campaign

The Ceremonies and Events office is seeking 30 players for a game of Wine Survivor. Instead of enduring harsh weather and physical challenges, all you have to do is pledge to this year's UBC United Way Campaign and donate a bottle of wine to the game.

Forge alliances, and outlast your colleagues to win!

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Reminder: Book your invigilated final exams by Nov. 10

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) would like to remind all faculty members that it is time to provide their final exam information.

For professors, instructors, lab managers and sessional instructors with DRC students in their courses, a Faculty Exam Information Form must completed for each exam by November 10. The DRC thanks you for the support you provide to your students.

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Community Water Forum: A one water approach to the urban water cycle

The "one water" strategic approach to managing water infrastructure in urban environments has become a guiding principle for many international organizations.

Join Rehan Sadiq, associate dean of the School of Engineering, on November 14 for an engaging presentation on performance assessment and benchmarking of water infrastructure.

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Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis.
Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis.

UBC launches program to advance chronic disease research

Community-based prevention and management are key goals

The UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program is launching a new research program aimed at progressing the research front when it comes to the prevention and management of chronic diseases.

Kathleen Martin Ginis, professor with the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Health and Social Development, is the founding director of the new Chronic Disease Prevention Program.

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The new study, co-authored by UBC Okanagan's Associate Professor of Psychology Zach Walsh, found that psychedelic drugs are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behaviour.
The new study, co-authored by Associate Professor of Psychology Zach Walsh, found that psychedelic drugs are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behaviour.

New study suggests psychedelic drugs may reduce criminal behaviour

Illicit substances may be effective interventions to crime

Newly published research suggests that common psychedelic drugs—such as magic mushrooms, LSD and mescaline (a substance derived from the peyote cactus)—may reduce criminal offences.

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Border Free Bees Project organizers Cameron Cartiere and Nancy Holmes with award presenters at the 17th Annual NAPPC Conference.
Border Free Bees Project organizers Cameron Cartiere and Nancy Holmes with award presenters at the 17th Annual NAPPC Conference.

Border Free Bees Project receives national award

Award places spotlight on work by Creative Writing professor Nancy Holmes

Presented by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, Border Free Bees was chosen as this year's recipient of the Canadian Pollinator Advocate Award.

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UBC Okanagan Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis chats about physical activity with tennis player and UBC student Rob Shaw.
Professor Kathleen Martin Ginis chats about physical activity with tennis player and UBC student Rob Shaw.

UBC researcher prescribes specific exercise dosage for those with spinal cord injury

International, systematic project reveals recommended dose of weekly exercise

For decades, the main message to keep the general population healthy was for everyone to get active. And while this message was well-meaning, a particular group of people was excluded.

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Benjamin Arcega working in his fourth-year studio, 2017 graduate of UBC Okanagan's Bachelor of Fine Arts program.
Benjamin Arcega working in his fourth-year studio, 2017 graduate of UBC Okanagan's Bachelor of Fine Arts program.

Creative Days open studio doors for prospective students

Artists interested in UBC Okanagan's visual arts program are welcome to attend upcoming Creative Days event at the university on Saturday, November 18.

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Wesley Zandberg, assistant professor of chemistry, and his PhD student Matthew Noestheden, worked in collaboration with several local vineyards and a Kelowna-based analytical company Supra Research and Development.
Wesley Zandberg, assistant professor of chemistry, and his PhD student Matthew Noestheden, worked in collaboration with several local vineyards and a Kelowna-based analytical company Supra Research and Development.

UBC researchers create definitive method to detect wildfire tainted wine grapes

New, highly accurate test offers results in hours rather than in days

Wine producers and grape growers have a new, powerful tool at their disposal to help manage the impact of grapes exposed to smoke from forest fires.

Researchers from the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences have devised a new analytical test to precisely and accurately measure the amount of volatile phenols that are present in the fruit prior to wine production.

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Explore UBC Okanagan's research on mental health resiliency

Panel showcases unique work underway that examines mindfulness, wellness

Every fall UBC's Okanagan campus hosts Thrive, a weeklong series of events for the university community focused on building positive mental health for everyone. This year Thrive moves off campus to Kelowna's downtown Rotary Centre for the Arts.

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Dub poet Scruffmouth will share his "Beautiful Game Theory"

Canadian-Jamaican spoken-word artist featured today at on-campus event

Dub poet Kevan "Scruffmouth" Cameron will share, via his spoken word poetry, his reflections as an athlete, artist and activist at next week's Cultural Studies speaker event.

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School of Engineering hosts community open house

Explore the labs, talk with professors, discover the opportunities

The campus community is invited to learn about the many educational programs and opportunities available within the School of Engineering by visiting the school's second annual Community Open House on Saturday.

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Barber School prof. recognized with Community Service Award

Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Ann Murphy, has been awarded the Faculty Community Service Award by alumni UBC.

The award recognizes members of the UBC community who has taken the lead on important issues to create positive social change.

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  • Small Steps for Big Changes
    Health and Exercise Sciences Associate Professor Mary Jung brings her research from UBC to the Downtown YMCA to help people at risk or suffering from pre-diabetes.
  • Chronic Disease Prevention Program
    The Southern Medical Program's Chronic Disease Prevention Program is aimed at progressing the international research front in the prevention and management of chronic diseases.

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