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March 7, 2018

Events

Mar 7
Social Work Week

Mar 7
Viral Objects Lunchbox Talk

Mar 7
Embrace Aging: Scam protection

Mar 7
The Economics Instructor’s Toolkit

Mar 7
Live Case Challenge launch

Mar 8
Environmental Assessment in Practice: Highlights from the Columbia River and Beyond

Mar 8
Cafe Scientifique: The science behind better sleep for healthy aging

Mar 9
School District 23 Science Fair

Mar 9
Embrace Aging: Co-housing

Mar 9
Reception: Photography Exhibition by FCCS Students

Mar 10
Embrace Aging: Technology fair for seniors

Mar 12
Embrace Aging: Reuniting your head and heart

Mar 12
FCCS Visiting Artist Lecture with Amanda Strong

Mar 13
Exercise for advanced cancer patients

Mar 13
Soundscapes from the Edges of a (FEMINIST) Field

Mar 13
Embrace Aging: Managing chronic pain

Mar 14
Embrace Aging: Estate planning essentials

Mar 14
Embrace Aging: The Patient Engagement in Research Project

Mar 14
Draw By Night #25

Mar 14
The Scientific Basis of Running a Marathon in under Two Hours

Mar 15
Genomics in Medicine: Facts and Fantasies

Mar 15
Embrace Aging: Indigenous Mental Wellness Project

Mar 15
Embrace Aging: Walk, Talk and Listen

Mar 15
Balance of Power: Research & Change

March 16
DVC office Pit Stop

Mar 16
Embrace Aging: Seniors health assessment

Mar 16
2018 FCCS Reading Series

Mar 17
Creative Days with Renay Egami

Mar 17
Graduation Ball 2018

Mar 19
Embrace Aging: Use it or lose it

Mar 20
Embrace Aging: Exercising control over arthritis

Mar 21
Embrace Aging: Estate planning essentials

Mar 22
Activism and Social Change in Postwar Guatemala

Mar 22
Embrace Aging: Transitions in care

Mar 22
FCCS Visiting Scholar: Jo-Anne McArthur

Mar 22
12th Man: Soccer Culture and the Shaping of Eastern Europe

Workshops

Mar 14
BCGEU Professional Dev. Funding Meeting

Mar 14
Shepell Workshop: Caring for the Caregiver

Mar 20 and 22
UBC Survey Tool Qualtrics orientation sessions

Mar 21
MS Office Word Expert

Mar 21
MD Admissions Info Session

Mar 22
MS Office PowerPoint

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

Workshops

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Explore UBC Okanagan stories

University Relations is excited to introduce a new story-sharing platform for the Okanagan campus. This new webpage hosts stories highlighting the attributes that attract people to UBC Okanagan.

See new video and stories at ok.ubc.ca/okanagan-stories.


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Budget 2018: A clear recognition of the value of Canada’s science and research community

In Professor Ono's latest blog post, he looks into the details of this year's federal government budget and discusses the implications for UBC and research universities across Canada.

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Economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin

March 8: UBC Connects webcast

Can we prevent the next mass extinction of life on Earth?

The global economy is in distress. Economists warn of another two decades of declining productivity, slow growth, steep unemployment and increasing inequality.

In this enlightening presentation on March 8, economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin presents a new vision of a Smart Third Industrial Revolution.

To view the webcast or find out more, visit: events.ubc.ca/ubc-connects


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Reverse Career Fair

Students and alumni can CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY ON MARCH 14

A twist on the usual career fair -- the Reverse Career Fair lets companies give a one minute introduction of their business and projects, followed by networking complete with food and refreshments.

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Share your teaching feedback

The 2018 Teaching Practices Survey is an opportunity for faculty members and those with teaching responsibility to share their practices and provide confidential feedback about UBC’s teaching climate.

Those eligible to participate will receive an email invitation to the survey.

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UBC Dialogues: How can we make Kelowna a more culturally inclusive community?

Cultural inclusivity is not easy to achieve. Join alumni UBC on March 15 for a panel discussion that looks at the steps we need to take to make Kelowna more inclusive for a growing multicultural community.

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President's Service Awards for Excellence

This award is open to all UBC staff with 10 or more years of service, including OUC service at the Okanagan campus. Up to five recipients are selected each year.

The awards are presented during the spring graduation ceremonies and each recipient receives a medal and $5,000.

To find out more, visit: focusonpeople.ubc.ca/awards/presidents-awards-for-staff.


UBC Okanagan PhD student Aaron Derickson.
UBC Okanagan PhD student Aaron Derickson.

Tonight: Indigenous Canada speaker series featuring Aaron Derickson

Greater Than the Past: From Colonial History to Reconciliation in the Okanagan

Join the UBC Okanagan Library tonight at the Okanagan Regional Library to hear UBC Okanagan PhD student Aaron Derickson explore Canada’s colonial practices in the Okanagan, to help everyone understand reconciliation in their own space.

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Frequencies podcast logoNew Frequencies podcast episodes from the library for International Women's Day

For International Women's Day, UBC Okanagan Library's podcast Frequencies features faculty members talking about their research on sex and gender. In the first episode -- Dressing resistance: Gender, fashion and culture -- Ilya Parkins, associate professor in Gender and Women's Studies, will discuss issues of gender and resistance expressed through fashion.

More episodes will be released throughout the month. Watch for new episodes or explore previous seasons on the Frequencies web page.

March 8: Remembering the suffragette and the work of suffrage fiction

Who was the suffragette after the vote was won?

Find out from University of Notre Dame professor Barbara Green on March 8. Green has been invited by the Gender and Women’s Studies program to give a talk in celebration of this year's International Women's Day.

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March 13 and 14: Upcoming demonstrations

The Kelowna Right to Life Society will hold a demonstration in the central courtyard at UBC Okanagan from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14, 2018.

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UBC Stories

UBC engineers advance the capability of wearable tech

A new low-cost ultra-stretchable sensor can do more with less

Creating the perfect wearable device to monitor muscle movement, heart rate and other tiny bio-signals without breaking the bank has inspired scientists to look for a simpler and more affordable tool.

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Researchers want boomers to meet daily exercise requirements

Most do not meet the bare minimum to remain healthy and independent

A Faculty of Health and Social Development professor is trying to fix the disconnect when it comes to the amount of physical activity people older than 65 get on a regular basis.

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Running a marathon under two hours still eludes today's professional athletes.
Running a marathon under two hours still eludes today's professional athletes.

The scientific basis of running a marathon in under two hours

UBC hosts a world expert on human performance and exercise physiology on March 14

The Faculty of Health and Social Development hosts Dr. Michael J. Joyner, a physician and researcher from the Mayo Clinic who is a world-leading expert on human performance and exercise physiology. Joyner will talk about the science behind running a marathon in under two hours and present his views on what might be possible.

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Discovery Channel’s Jay Ingram will talk about Alzheimer’s disease at a special presentation March 20, at the Kelowna Community Theatre as part of Embrace Aging Month.
Discovery Channel’s Jay Ingram will talk about Alzheimer’s disease at a special presentation March 20, at the Kelowna Community Theatre as part of Embrace Aging Month.

UBC provides the secrets on how to tap into the fountain of youth

March is Embrace Aging Month in the Okanagan

The Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention has teamed up with Interior Savings Credit Union and the Interior Health Authority to present dozens of free events and activities to mark Embrace Aging Month.

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Keekyoung Kim, associate professor at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering
Keekyoung Kim, associate professor of engineering.

Newly developed 3D printed tissues could advance cancer research

School of Engineering and Barber School profs says the technique is a valuable new tool

Researchers from UBC Okanagan hope to make advances in tissue replacement and cancer research through a new technology that can produce living 3D printed bio-tissues.

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  • The issue of fake news
    On February 13, award-winning Canadian journalist Chantal Hébert took to the stage at Kelowna’s Community Theatre before a sold-out audience to discuss politics and democracy in the era of fake news.

To see more videos like this, visit youtube.com/user/ubcotv

         
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