Play a role during this year's Thrive Week. You can host an event or activity that supports mental health literacy through the Thrive 5: moving regularly, sleeping soundly, eating to feel nourished, helping others and connecting socially.
The Okanagan Thrive organizing committee is hosting two partner-planning meetings on September 19 from 9 to 10 a.m. in room ART 112 and on October 3 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in room ART 202.
Oct. 30: Staff Pension Plan info session being offered
Thinking about retirement? Have questions about your pension benefits?
An Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan session is organized for October 5. It will be led by Pension Administrator Margaret Leathley. One-on-one retirement info sessions are also available upon request.
Daily mindfulness drop-in sessions are also available Monday through Friday, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in room UNC 328. No experience required.
Election signs on campus
Election signs will soon be appearing along Kelowna streets, regulated by the City of Kelowna’s Election Sign Bylaw, which permits election signage on city property along public roadways.
Students in UBC residences are permitted to post election signs within the boundary of their accommodation premises. However, UBC is a non-partisan entity and election signage elsewhere on campus is not permitted and will be removed by Facilities Management.
Final improvements to Upper Campus Way
Street lights are currently being installed along the newly-opened Upper Campus Way. To accommodate this work, one traffic lane will be closed on Upper Campus Way and single-lane alternating traffic will be in effect for this and next week.
For your safety, please obey flaggers and signage and allow yourself extra time when accessing campus via Upper Campus Way during this period.
Shola Fashanu joined the Okanagan chapter of the Engineers Without Borders last year.
Making a difference in West Africa
While many students spent the spring and summer terms working to gain experience and some money, third-year mechanical engineering student Shola Fashanu was in Ghana working for a small start-up supported by Engineers Without Borders Canada.
Gino DiLabio, professor and head of chemistry, says that the study may lead to the development of a pharmaceutical therapy to help prevent free radical damage.
Artificial anti-oxidant may be the next go-to supplement
Study shows TEMPO is up to 100 times more powerful than vitamin E
Researchers from the Barber School and the University of Bologna have discovered that TEMPO—a well-known artificial anti-oxidant—is up to 100 times more powerful than nature’s best and could help counteract everything from skin damage to Alzheimer’s Disease.