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July 4, 2018

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July 20: Nominations due for this year's Staff Awards of Excellence

It's time to nominate someone great

If you know someone who is making a positive impact in the workplace, why not nominate them for a Staff Award of Excellence?

Nominations are being accepted until July 20, 2018.

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An arrow-leaved balsamroot plant, the Okanagan's native 'sunflower'.
An arrow-leaved balsamroot plant, the Okanagan's native 'sunflower'.

Gardening Club activities blossom for summer season

The UBC Okanagan Gardening Club will be abuzz with activity this summer, including workshops, guest speakers, planting along the campus nectar trail and the construction of a new on-campus pollinator hotel.

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UBC STEM summer camps

Do you have a child that wants to learn how to build their own circuits out of paper and Play-Doh? Or is a Minecraft and coding enthusiast? The UBC STEM Summer Camps are for them.

Camp organizers offer engaging and creative opportunities for kids from Grades 1 to 9.

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An American pika in North Cascades National Park (Photo credit: Andrew Veale)
An American pika in North Cascades National Park (Photo credit: Andrew Veale)

Pikas in peril!

UBC scientists say mammal threatened by climate change

Barber School researchers have determined that the American pika, long cast as a sentinel mammal for the impacts of climate change, may be in more trouble than once thought.

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UBC Copanagan was made up of 19 cyclists on campus, ranging from student services staff, to FCCS faculty and IKBSAS grad students.
UBC Copanagan was made up of 19 cyclists on campus, ranging from student services staff, to FCCS faculty and IKBSAS grad students.

Bike to Work Week 2018 participants log almost 1,900 km

Congratulations to UBC Copanagan, which logged 1,896 km during this year's Bike to Work Week (BTWW) from May 28 to June 3. They were one of six teams representing UBC Okanagan for BTWW.

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Elder Richard Armstrong talking with the artists from the 2016 Summer Indigenous Art Intensive
Elder Richard Armstrong talking with the artists from the 2016 Summer Indigenous Art Intensive.

GroundWorks: The 2018 summer Indigenous art intensive

Dedicated to new ideas rooted in Indigenous art-making, the FCCS Summer Intensive is a month-long series of undergraduate and graduate courses, related events and exhibitions, as well as a key component—the artist-in-residence program.

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Rendering of a redesigned Highway 97 corridor system.

Bringing a European approach to Canadian transportation

A pair of visiting researchers are collaborating with the Sustainable Transport Safety Research Lab to make Kelowna's Highway 97 more vibrant, esthetic and safer.

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