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Jan. 17, 2018

Events

January 17
Pit Stop ~ Ombuds Office

January 17
UBC Okanagan On-Campus Blood Clinic

January 15 to 19
Living Things Festival: Red Phone

January 18
BRAES film screenings: Enter the Incomappleux

January 18 to 20
Living Things Festival: Liar! Liar!

January 20 and 21
Living Things Festival: Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

January 22
Visiting Artist Lecture with Gary Pearson

January 23
Living Things Festival: Objects in Motion

January 24
MASc Thesis Oral Exam: Jayanthan Madheswaran

January 24
PhD Dissertation Oral Exam: Chayne Planiden

January 25
Building Networks for Food Solutions

January 25
Living Things Festival: Canadian premiere of the MGB Trio

January 26 and 27
Living Things Festival: Multiple Organism

January 29
Visiting Artist Lecture with Kevin Schmidt

January 30
How to Rock the 3MT: Competition Info and Presentation Skills

February 1
MA Thesis Oral Exam: David Lacho

February 1
Living Things Festival: Inspired Word Café

February 2
MSN Thesis Oral Exam: Monique Karlstrom

February 2
Living Things Festival: Elles by Ballet Kelowna

February 3
2018 AEGS

February 3
Art on the Line 2018

February 3 and 4
Living Things Festival: Tempus Extraodinarius

February 5
Visiting Artist Lecture with Cindy Mochizuki

February 8
Siberian Exile: Blood, War and a Granddaughter's Reckoning

Workshops

January 17
MS Office Outlook

January 17
BCGEU PD Fund Meeting

January 17
MD Admissions Info Session

January 17
Writing a Research Data Management Plan

January 17
Mental Health from an intercultural perspective

January 17
Thesis Formatting

January 18
Notetaking and Strategic Reading

January 18
3MT Practice Session

January 19
MS Outlook Strategic Management and One Note

January 19
MSc Thesis Oral Exam: Paige Munro

January 19
Reciprocity, Community and Connection

January 22
Researching for the Literature Review

January 23
Copyright for Thesis Writing

January 23
Building Effective Supervisory Relationships

January 24
MS Office Excel Expert - Functions, Forms & Linking Data

January 24
Diversifying Your Research Career

January 24
Positive Space from an Intercultural and Intersectional perspective

January 25
MS Office Excel Expert - Database Management & Analysis

January 25
MS Office PowerPoint

January 25
Hiring Student Staff

January 26
Positive Space Workshop

January 29
Inclusive Language Workshop

January 30
Online Payment Tool (OPT) Drop-in Training

January 31
Suicide Awareness Workshop 2018

February 1
Creating Thesis Statements

February 5
3MT Practice Session

February 5
Introduction to Research Ethics

February 5
Positive Space Workshop

February 7
Writing the Literature Review

February 8
MS Office Word Expert

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

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Professor Santa Ono
Professor Santa Ono.

Getting closer to where you want to be

Professor Santa Ono is starting 2018 by providing some insights into how to achieve your goals.

The takeaway: sometimes you need to let yourself go and step outside your comfort zone.

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Jan. 29: Responding to disclosures of sexual assault

Learn how trauma affects the mind and body, and how to support someone who discloses sexual assault

Presented by Shilo St. Cyr, director of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, this faculty and staff workshop will practice how to respectfully respond to students or co-workers, and teach the difference between disclosure and reporting.

Monday, January 29, 2018 | 3 to 4:30 p.m. | UNC 334


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Tickets for Chantal Hébert event available starting Jan. 23

Politics and Democracy in the Fake News Era

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences' next speaker in its Distinguished Speaker Series is award-winning Canadian journalist Chantal Hébert on February 13.

Early bird tickets for the event will open on January 23, and a second round of tickets will be available on February 6.

To be notified when registration opens on January 23, subscribe to the Distinguished Speaker Series email announcement list. To find out more, visit: speakers.ok.ubc.ca


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Feb. 8: Learn more about the Workplace Experiences Survey results

In November, faculty and staff were invited participate in the Workplace Experiences Survey to help UBC better understand faculty and staff experiences, needs and priorities.

On February 8, Human Resources will present the survey results at an open session in the University Centre Ballroom from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

To find out more, visit ubc.ca/wes or contact workplace.surveys@ubc.ca.


Accessibility matters

I Am Accessible Award presentation to take place Jan. 31

Each year, the Disability Resource Centre receives dozens of nominations from students for the I am Accessible Award, recognizing campus community members who have made exceptional contributions to building an inclusive educational environment.

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Take advantage of an active work break

Your body and your brain will thank you

At just $110, a faculty and staff pass gets you unlimited access to Group Fitness classes every week until mid-April. Drop-in options are also available at $7 per class.

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Making a 2018 conference checklist?

Now is the time to contact Conferences & Accommodation to help you plan and facilitate your 2018 event.

They are able to assist with year-round planning, on-site coordination, website creation as well as registration, abstract and financial management.

To find out more visit www.stayatubc.ca/confservices, call 250-807-9358 or email conferences.ubco@ubc.ca.


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Call For Proposals: 14th Annual Learning Conference

Creating ______ Space for Learning

The spaces -- be it physical, virtual, psychological, political, inclusive, accessible, welcoming, informal, structured or healthy -- where teaching and learning occur can play a critical role in our students’ success.

At the 2018 UBC Okanagan Learning Conference, you are invited to fill in the blank and share your experiences about the _____ space you create for learning.

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UBC Studios and IT Helpdesk changing hours

UBC Studios and the IT Helpdesk would like all employees to know that they are changing business hours.

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Ombuds Officer Michael Jud.
Ombuds Officer Michael Jud.

Office of the Ombudsperson for Students returns to UBC Okanagan

The Okanagan Ombuds Office is in the process of relaunching and is excited to welcome Michael Jud to Kelowna.

Jud -- a recent graduate of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC Vancouver -- is the new Okanagan campus Ombuds Officer.

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Jan. 24: Sexual Assault Awareness Month Q&A

Featuring Shilo St. Cyr and Myrna McCallum

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join the Equity and Inclusion Office on January 24 for a Q&A session with Shilo St. Cyr, the new director of UBC Okanagan's Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, and Myrna McCallum, director of investigations.

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Accounts Payable and Payroll moving to EME; Supply Management to stay in ADM

Accounts Payable and Payroll will be moving to the Engineering Management Education building (EME 2171) on January 19. The office will be closed for the day with business operations resuming on January 22.

Supply Management will remain in the Administration building (ADM 006) and they can continue to receive mail at that location.

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UBC Wellbeing roundup

A roundup of wellbeing updates and initiatives on our campuses and in the community, including information about Healthy Measures, Move UBC, Suicide Awareness Day and the 30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge.

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Jan. 30: Submit nominations for the 2018 SSHRC Impact Awards

The official call for nominations for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Impact Awards is now open.

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Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund applications now open

UBC recognizes the unique challenges and opportunities associated with community-university partnerships.

Whether you're at the beginning, middle or end of a project, CUES is designed to supplement traditional academic grant monies and offset costs incurred by community partners.

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UBC Stories
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Abrupt end to exercise not the answer when it comes to eating disorder treatment

People with eating disorders need to find healthful relationships with exercise

Faculty of Health and Social Development researcher Danika Quesnel says telling people who are undergoing treatment for an eating disorder to completely abstain from exercise can be detrimental to the patient's recovery and long-term health.

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School of Engineering researcher Bryn Crawford holds a sample sheet made with flax bio-waste. The black spots on the sheet indicate mould growth.
School of Engineering researcher Bryn Crawford holds a sample sheet made with flax bio-waste. The black spots on the sheet indicate mould growth.

New research finds that mould can infiltrate and weaken bio-composite materials

Mould on a substance will affect its strength and durability

When something goes mouldy in the fridge, it is annoying and wasteful.

However, at the School of Engineering mould is proving increasingly important in the domain of engineering materials and can lead to early deterioration and structural failure. This is especially the case as manufacturers adopt more bio-derived materials in the drive towards a greener future, explains researcher Bryn Crawford.

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UBC instructor Katherine Pickering reviews Bachelor of Fine Arts student Matthew Glenn's portfolio.
UBC instructor Katherine Pickering reviews Bachelor of Fine Arts student Matthew Glenn's portfolio.

UBC's fine arts studios open for Portfolio Day and Creative Days

Prospective students can earn feedback on their portfolio or learn about course options

The Faculty of Creative and Critical studies is encouraging artists, interested fine arts options at the university, to show off their talent.

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