Community projects awarded funding to build a more inclusive UBC
Four student, faculty and staff projects were awarded funding at UBC Okanagan from this year's Equity Enhancement Fund.
Congratulations to FCCS Prof. Michael V. Smith, Okanagan Planning and Institutional Research Director Stephanie McKeown and everyone else who received funding. These projects will contribute to building a more welcoming and inclusive UBC.
June 25 and July 18: Help build positive space in your community
Is your working or learning environment welcoming to LGBT2SQIA+ students, staff and faculty? Explore how you can have an impact on the university's climate for sexual and gender diversity by attending a Positive Space Workshop.
Workshops are organized by the Equity and Inclusion Office and are scheduled for June 25 and July 18. To find out more, visit: equity.ok.ubc.ca/events/event
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Canvas workshops and drop-in sessions
Reminder: Global Contexts in the Classroom Fund applications being accepted
This new seed funding opportunity provides support for UBC Okanagan faculty members to internationalize curriculum through designing course modules that incorporate international content and contexts into existing courses. The application deadline is August 1, 2018.
Julianne Barry graduated this week with her PhD from UBC Okanagan.
Newly minted PhD graduate keeps her ties to UBC Okanagan
She's done it all—from undergrad to master's to PhD and research fellow
Julianne Barry is one of those rare breeds of university students. She has spent her entire post-secondary academic career—from those first, nervous fresh-faced days to becoming an accomplished researcher and post-doctoral fellow—at UBC Okanagan.
Local First Nations Elder, business leader and astrophysicist honoUred at convocation ceremonies earlier in June
UBC Okanagan celebrated not only its students, but also business leader Anthony von Mandl, Splatsin First Nation Elder Rosalind Williams and astrophysicist Victoria Kaspi during this year's graduation ceremonies.
A new wave of intercultural sharing at UBC Okanagan
Through workshops and speaker events, Rule Out Racism 2018 week engaged students, faculty, staff, and community members around issues of race and racism. Check out the recap of this year's events and consider how you can get involved next year.