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nov. 15, 2017

Events

November 15
MA Thesis Oral Exam: Stephanie Nagy

November 15
Thrive Recipe Contest Cooking Demo

November 15
MASc Thesis Oral Exam: Imran Ahmed

November 15
Colloquium Series: Jessa Marley

November 16
MASc Thesis Oral Exam: Wilhelm Wenngren

November 16
Walk and Talk for Life in your community

November 16, 23 and 30
PINTS Speaker Series

November 17
Chemistry Colloquium Series: Dielectric properties of conjugated organic thin films

November 17
MASc Thesis Oral Exam: Meitham Amereh

November 18
Creative Days with Katherine Pickering

November 20
Hearts, Mind and Music

November 20
Visiting Artist Lecture with Etienne Zack

November 22
Who Do We Pray For?

November 23
PhD Dissertation Oral Exam: Brandon Born

November 23
Creativity and Voice in a Successful Economy

November 23
Draw By Night #22

November 27
Visiting Artist Lecture with Alexandre David

November 28
The Oman metaphoric sole: a witness of young and hot subduction

November 30
MSc Thesis Oral Exam: TJ Gooliaff

November 30
MASc Thesis Oral Exam: Sina Kheiri

November 30
MSc Thesis Oral Exam: Courtney Chang

November 30
Public talk: Identity and Cohesion in a Successful Wine Cluster

November 30
Music of the Heavens

December 1
PhD Dissertation Oral Exam: Julianne Barry

December 5
MSc Thesis Oral Exam: Congsong Zhang

December 5
PhD Dissertation Oral Exam: Wenbo Zheng

Workshops

November 15
ORCID: Essential Identifier for Researchers

November 16
MS Office PowerPoint

November 17
Outlook Strategic Management and One Note

November 17 and 22
Tutorial: Writing the Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Application

November 21
Proofreading Pro-tips

November 21
Test Anxiety Workshop

November 24
Setting up Academic Profiles

November 27
MS Office Word Core

November 28
MS Office Excel Core

November 28
Test Anxiety Workshop

November 30
eRecruit - the Recruiting System at UBC

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Employee News

Nov. 30: Discuss the UBC strategic plan

UBC is entering the final stages of the university's strategic planning process. Share your thoughts on the strategic plan by attending events planned for November 30.

  • A Faculty Forum for faculty members from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the University Centre ballroom (UNC200)
  • An Open House for all students, faculty and staff from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the foyer of the Fipke Centre for Innovative Research

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Bake for the United Way

The UBC Okanagan United Way campaign continues with the official start of Wine Survivor on Nov. 20 and the Okanagan campus Bake Sale on Dec. 5 in the Fipke Centre foyer.

Help raise funds for the United Way by baking cakes, cupcakes, cookies, squares – anything you’d like to contribute to the sale. Everyone is invited to buy great baking just in time for the holiday season, or bid on special cakes, breads and more in the silent auction.

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Graphic for Internationalization Learning Day 2017

Nov. 28: Internationalization Learning Day

On November 28, discover how UBC is creating and supporting exceptional, globally relevant learning experiences across disciplines.

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UBC Workplace Experiences Survey graphic

Reminder: take the 2017 UBC Workplace Experiences Survey

What's your experience of working at UBC? Until November 21, you have the opportunity to share your feedback in the UBC Workplace Experiences Survey.

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Reminder: Alumni Luncheon winter picnic

UBC alumni who are working on campus are reminded that there is a winter picnic lunch taking place on November 28.


Frank O'Dea
Frank O'Dea

Hope, vision, action

Hear Second Cup co-founder Frank O’Dea's inspiring story of resilience and triumph in the face of adversity -- from being homeless to becoming a coffee mogul and entrepreneur.

O’Dea will be on-campus on November 22 at 12 noon in the UNC Ballroom. This event is open to all UBC faculty, staff and students.

RSVP or find out more…


VOICE project logoCampus Health encourages everyone to go tobacco free on Nov. 16

Participate in the one-day-stand on Thursday with Campus Health and the VOICE project as they encourage everyone on campus to go tobacco free.

The University Centre foyer will be set up all day, featuring information about smoking cessation supports. You can share your opinions towards tobacco use on campus and find out more about benefits of going tobacco-free.


Students teaching faculty and staff: Your personal tech questions answered

Have a question about one of your devices? Need a technology question answered? Want to learn a new technology? Have all your burning questions answered by technologically-minded students who want to help.

Drop by the Library’s Learning Lab (LIB 111) on November 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. and learn how to use your gadgets more effectively. This session is open to all staff, faculty and students.

Beyond #MeToo and #IWill: changing workplace culture

Awareness is important, but how do we move beyond hashtags and words to making substantive changes to the workplace experience for women?

Join the Equity and Inclusion Office for a panel discussion as we examine this timely and pervasive issue and explore options for moving forward.

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UBC Stories
Stock photo for nature intervention story

Science confirms you should stop and smell the roses

Short nature intervention can bring out the best in people

Is it any wonder that most happiness idioms are associated with nature? Happy as a pig in muck, happy as a clam, happy camper.

A Barber School researcher says there’s truth to the idea that spending time outdoors is a direct line to happiness.

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Lieutenant-Colonel Mike McGinty, centre, salutes at UBC Okanagan's 2016 Remembrance Day service.
Lieutenant-Colonel Mike McGinty, centre, salutes at UBC Okanagan's 2016 Remembrance Day service.

UBC employee stands tall at Remembrance Day

The elderly, uniformed veteran is an iconic image at Remembrance Day. However, it is time -- says Lieutenant-Colonel Mike McGinty with the British Columbia Dragoons and associate director of Risk Management and Security Services -- that Canadians also pay homage to younger veterans who are often overlooked at this time of year.

McGinty also delivered emotional remarks at this year's UBC Okanagan Remembrance Day ceremony.

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UBC Professor Lael Parrott is working to protect low-elevation ecosystems that are important habitat and wildlife movement routes.
Barber School Professor Lael Parrott is working to protect low-elevation ecosystems that are important habitat and wildlife movement routes.

UBC researcher seeks to protect where the wild things walk

Ecological corridor will create north-south migratory route

UBC research is paving the way for a route that will serve as a pilot project to protect green space and allow wildlife to move throughout the Okanagan Valley.

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Associate Professor Mary Jung
Associate Professor Mary Jung

UBC and YMCA partner to offer evidence-based health program to community

Partnership sets up university laboratory downtown Kelowna

Health and Exercise Sciences Assoc. Prof. Mary Jung wants to help those living with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes create, and more importantly, maintain healthy habits.

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Stigma has been called out as the number one silent killer related to substance use and UBC nursing students are working to stop it. From left: Rachel Lee, Brandon Tremblay, Jenna Hunter, Wendy Tan and Shelby Price
Stigma has been called out as the number one silent killer related to substance use and UBC nursing students are working to stop it. From left: Rachel Lee, Brandon Tremblay, Jenna Hunter, Wendy Tan and Shelby Price.

Shaken by stigma, UBC nursing students take action against overdose crisis

As the death toll rises, students work to save lives with anti-stigma campaign

Over the last two years, a group of UBC nursing students have been following the overdose crisis while trying to come up with a life-saving solution. Now that they are in their final year of their undergraduate studies -- and with the crisis gaining momentum they see the eradication of stigma as an important way to solve this crisis.

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School of Engineering Professor Hadi Mohammadi holds a mechanical heart valve that he thinks will be a game changer for surgeons and patients alike.
School of Engineering Professor Hadi Mohammadi holds a mechanical heart valve that he thinks will be a game changer for surgeons and patients alike.

UBC Okanagan researchers invent new synthetic heart valve

Could be first major improvement in mechanical heart valve technology in 20 years

Researchers from UBC's Okanagan campus have developed a new and advanced mechanical heart valve that could have a major impact on the way cardiovascular surgeries are performed.

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Jonathan Little, assistant professor in UBC Okanagan's School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
Jonathan Little, an assistant professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, is testing whether a therapeutic nutrition intervention can help patients with Type 2 diabetes.

From 100 to zero in two weeks flat

Is one diabetic's journey to freedom from medication the answer for all?

J.J. had a choice. Continue to consume a daily cocktail of diabetes medication or change the way he eats.

For the Vancouver Island resident, it was a no-brainer. He opted for the latter and joined a new clinical trial offered jointly between UBC Okanagan and Pharmasave.

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Senior Instructor Julien Picault
Heat cross-country runner Veronika Fagan

Heat's Veronika Fagan is the fastest in Canada

Veronika Fagan crossed the finish line in first-place at the 2017 CCAA Cross-Country Running National Championships on November 11.

Fagan ran the 6k course in 21:42 and her efforts helped the Heat women's cross country team finish with a national bronze medal.

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Senior Instructor Julien Picault
Senior Instructor Julien Picault

An examination of higher education in France

Barber School economist's analysis published in Le Monde

Access to post-secondary education and what post-secondary education should look like are hotly debated topics wherever such institutions exist. At UBC Okanagan, Senior Instructor of Economics Julien Picault has examined these issues as they occur in France.

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