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Dec. 19, 2018

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Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton and UBC Okanagan’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard remove items from Okanagan University College time capsule.
Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton and UBC Okanagan’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deborah Buszard remove items from the Okanagan University College time capsule.

UBC, Okanagan College open time capsule

Items tucked away 25 years ago unveiled at ceremony

The past came alive at a special ceremony at UBC Okanagan last week.

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UBC Okanagan 2018 holiday hours

Hours will be adjusted for campus offices during the holiday season.

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UBC Okanagan's seasonal shutdown

Complete the checklist and enter to win $100 for your department

Every action counts. This holiday season, help save energy as part of UBC Okanagan’s Seasonal Shutdown.

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On-campus blood donor clinic in January

The UBC Okanagan Partners for Life team invites you to take advantage of the on-campus January blood donation clinic.

The clinic takes place January 16, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the University Centre Ballroom (UNC200). There are currently more than 80 appointments to fill.

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Jan. 9 and 10: Time and change management workshops

Two separate workshops help you take control of your time and adapt to change

Are you swamped with emails, requests and tasks? Interested in developing new ways of thinking about change?

Human Resources is holding a Planning, Prioritizing, Productivity workshop on January 9 and a Riding the Wild Wave of Change workshop on January 10.

To register for these workshop or find out more, visit: hr.ok.ubc.ca/events


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UBC Stories
On "one of the greatest days of my life," with only four hours of daylight, scientist Erica Massey conducted geological sampling and mapping at Helgafell ('Holy Mountain') glaciovolcanic ridge, SW Iceland.
On "one of the greatest days of my life," with only four hours of daylight, scientist Erica Massey conducted geological sampling and mapping at Helgafell ('Holy Mountain') glaciovolcanic ridge, SW Iceland.

Brave new worlds

Alumna Erica Massey describes how the UBC community, international research expeditions and contact with NASA scholars cast her into the orbit of planetary science.

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Lonesome George was the famed last representative of a giant tortoise species once found on the Galapagos island of Pinta. Image credit: Mark Putney
Lonesome George was the famed last representative of a giant tortoise species once found on the Galapagos island of Pinta. Photo credit: Mark Putney

Giant tortoise provides insights into longevity and age-related disease

Even after death, Lonesome George's genome provides clues to longer life

Ever since Darwin’s first steps on the Galapagos Islands, understanding the adaptations that offer the giant tortoise its extended lifespan has been a tantalizing scientific pursuit.

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Christina Haston, associate professor of medical physics.
Christina Haston, associate professor of medical physics.

UBC study links specific chromosome to radiation-induced pulmonary fibrosis

Genetic makeup can define whether cancer therapy may do harm

A Barber School researcher has determined that genes on a specific chromosome may be the answer as to why thoracic radiotherapy leads to a lung injury in some lung cancer patients.

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Submissions welcome for UBC Okanagan’s annual fiction competition

Authors encouraged to put pen to paper and get creative

Budding writers are urged to submit their entries for the annual Okanagan Short Story Contest.

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  • A slice of history
    A time capsule, complete with dozens of items tucked away 25 years ago by staff at Okanagan University College (OUC), was opened and its contents revealed last Wednesday.

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