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July 18, 2018

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Employee News
UBC Okanagan's courtyard provides the ideal setting for a summer evening concert.

Opera Kelowna brings Carmen to UBC Okanagan

Mid-summer evening and music add to the magic of Opera Under the Stars

The drama of one of opera’s most famous love stories, Carmen, will come to life at UBC Okanagan on August 1 as Opera Under the Stars returns to the university.

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Professor Santa J. Ono

Proud to be a Pacific Rim university

We benefit most when we work together

In Professor Ono's latest blog post, he talks about his recent trip to this year's presidents’ meeting of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and why borders should have no meaning when it comes to knowledge discovery and dissemination.

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New printers coming soon

Print and copy multi-function device fleet to be replaced this summer

Important changes are coming to UBC Okanagan's multi-function printing and copying fleet. Starting mid-July, the Okanagan campus will begin its transition from its aging fleet of Xerox devices to new Ricoh multi-function devices.

To find out more, visit it.ok.ubc.ca/printer-replacement


A photo of the Kelowna Fire Department dealing with a small grassfire above H lot during the summer of 2015. (Photo credit: Dan Odenbach)
A photo of the Kelowna Fire Department dealing with a small grassfire above H lot during the summer of 2015. (Photo credit: Dan Odenbach)

High temperatures bring fire safety reminders

With this week's heat wave, the fire danger rating for the Okanagan Valley has been raised to high, or extreme in certain areas.

Campus Security would like to remind the campus community to be extra vigilant with any flammable materials that you might be using.

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New Client Services Manager and staff join Finance Operations and Strategies

Finance Operations and Strategies is excited to welcome two new staff members and a new Client Services Manager.

Brydie Chamberlain has joined UBC’s Okanagan campus as Payroll and Benefits Specialist; Natalie Kirkwood has joined to support payroll and benefits processing on a term basis; and Chris Munro will start on July 30 as the new Client Services Manager.

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UBC Stories
Heat volleyball player Jennifer Oakes. Photo: usports.ca
Heat volleyball player Jennifer Oakes. Photo: usports.ca

Standing again

Heat libero Oakes back on her feet after Paralympic sitting success

Jennifer Oakes, a second-year human kinetics student, plays for the number one ranked Heat women’s volleyball team. She also has represented Canada on the international stage.

Yet, all of these accomplishments she’s done smiling and happy, and standing on one leg.

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Professor Stephen Foster, head of FCCS' Creative Studies department.
Professor Stephen Foster, head of FCCS' Creative Studies department.

What are you working on?

An established artist whose work spans a variety of media from digital video to photography and interactive sound and video installation, Stephen Foster brings a lifetime of experience to his work as a professor and director of the Summer Indigenous Intensive Program.

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Engineering Assistant Professor Kevin Golovin observes water pooling on a superhydrophobic surface.
Engineering Assistant Professor Kevin Golovin observes water pooling on a superhydrophobic surface.

UBC Okanagan research makes boating more efficient

Superhydrophobic surfaces cut down on drag and make boats and more environmentally friendly

Boats that travel through the water, but don’t get wet. That’s the idea behind new research from the School of Engineering that aims to make boats more efficient by creating superhydrophobic—or extremely water-repellent—surfaces.

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Richard Van Camp, 2018 Writer-in-Residence
Richard Van Camp, 2018 Writer-in-Residence.

Richard Van Camp named Writer-in-Residence

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is pleaseD to have Richard Van Camp as the 2018 Writer-in-Residence

Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Tłı̨chǫ Dene from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. He will be on campus from July 23 to 27 to participate in the Summer Indigenous Art Intensive, give a public reading as part of the Milkcraters of the Moon Reading Series and offer a symposium for local writers.

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Dania Tomlinson
Dania Tomlinson.

Q&A with FCCS alumna and author Dania Tomlinson

Dania Tomlinson completed her MFA from UBC Okanagan in 2014 and her book Our Animal Hearts was recently published by Penguin Random House Canada.

Dania Tomlinson will be giving a public reading from her new book on July 19 at the Okanagan Regional Library.

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ubco.tv spotlight
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  • School of Health and Exercise Sciences
    UBC Studios Okanagan Campus spoke to Prof. Kathleen Martin Ginis and PhD candidate Jasmin Ma about their work in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
  • The Small School Think Tank
    Each year one case study school is chosen. During the two-day think tank, educators discuss the case school and the unique challenge faced by the school community.

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

         
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