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Events

Jan. 16
UBC Okanagan Blood Donor Clinic

Jan 16
UBCO Life Raft Debate

Jan. 18
MA Oral Defence: Kendra Jacobs

Jan. 18
MASc Oral Defence: Bruno Caneiro

Jan. 18
Intercultural Development Program meet and greet

Jan. 18
Heat Basketball vs. Grant MacEwan

Jan. 19
Heat Basketball vs. Grant MacEwan

Jan. 21
Cultural Heritage Show and Tell

Jan. 22
An intercultural perspective on globalization

Jan. 22
Living Things Festival: Objects in Motion

Jan. 23
Are there Non-Responders to Exercise Training?

Jan. 24
MASc Oral Defence: Connor Badowich

Jan. 24
Migration and the Challenges of Diversity

Jan. 25
Pit Stop: Campus Operations & Risk Management

Jan. 25
Heat basketball vs. Victoria Vikes

Jan. 26
Heat Basketball vs. Victoria Vikes

Jan. 28
FCCS Visiting Artists Lecture Series: Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas

Jan. 30
Welcome to the Anthropocene: Now What?

Jan. 31
PhD Dissertation Oral Defence: Ryan Hendricks

Feb. 1
Heat Women’s Volleyball vs. Regina Cougars

Feb. 2
Heat Women’s Volleyball vs. Regina Cougars

Feb. 4
Visiting Artist Series: Tsema Igharas

Feb. 5
PhD Dissertation Oral Defence: Elizabeth Mudge

Workshops

Jan. 16
PowerConcepts: Adobe Acrobat

Jan. 16
Copyright for Thesis Writing

Jan. 17
Essential Administrative Skills: Hiring Students

Jan. 17
Converting your paper into a journal article

Jan. 18
How to disrupt a single story: an intercultural case study

Jan. 21
PowerConcepts: Microsoft OneNote

Jan. 23
Copyright for Thesis Writing

Jan. 24
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Project

Jan. 25
Manage Your Rights to Make Your Publications Widely Available

Jan. 25
Intercultural Conflict Resolution

Jan. 28
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Office Core Level One

Jan. 28
Researching for the Literature Review

Jan. 29
Master of Data Science Admissions Q&A

Jan. 29
Working in Canada 101

Jan. 29
Writing a Lay Summary

Feb. 4
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Word Core

Feb. 4
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Office Core Level 2

Feb. 4
Building Effective Supervisory Relationship Workshop

Feb. 4
Intercultural 101

Feb. 5
PowerConcepts: Excel Core

Feb. 5
Ask a Hiring Manager

Feb. 6
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Outlook

Feb. 6
How to Protect Yourself from Fraud and Scams

Feb. 6
Introduction to Research Ethics

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Jan. 25: Opening ceremony for the Commons

Everyone on campus is invited to the official opening ceremony for the Commons building on Friday, January 25, at 11 a.m. in the second floor galleria. Refreshments and building tours to follow the ceremony.

Come celebrate this unique facility for students, designed to foster collaboration, scholarly engagement and innovation.

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Feb. 9: Art on the Line returns

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Visual Arts Course Union are set to host this year's Art on the Line fundraiser and gala event on February 9.

This year's gala is hosted by BFA student and performer Peter Navratil. Purchasing a ticket includes entry for two guests and guarantees one piece of artwork.

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Work Study applications now open

Working on campus is an excellent way for students to learn through doing, create strong connections and develop professional skills required for life beyond university.

Apply now for 2019/20 funding. This year's application deadline is January 31.

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3MT competition open to graduate students

Present your research for cash and glory

Calling all graduate students: Sign up now for UBC Okanagan's sixth-annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and compete for cash prizes – including the $6,000 that's up for grabs at the final event.

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PURE: Applications now open for Program for Undergraduate Research Experience

Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE), which broadens access to and enhances undergraduate research experiences across both campuses.

The competition provides up to $1 million in funds to help support undergrad projects across all faculties and schools.

To find out more, attend the PURE info session on January 23.


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New Year, new you. Be stronger than your excuses.

Take advantage of an active work break. Your body and your brain will thank you.

With an on-campus fitness centre, more than 30 group fitness classes a week, and drop-in sport at noon, you’ll be sure to find an activity that fits your schedule.

At $125, a faculty/staff pass gets you unlimited access to all areas of the gym until April 30. Drop-in options are also available at $7 per day.

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Jan. 29: Help shape the future of Kelowna's creative scene.

Join the City of Kelowna at this on-campus open house on January 29 to share your ideas on how to enhance arts, culture and heritage.

To find out more, visit: getinvolved.kelowna.ca/cultural-plan


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Jan. 31: Third Annual Recycling 101 event

WHAT GOES WHERE AND WHY?

Bring your colleagues and your mug to the courtyard on January 31 for a free cup of coffee or cocoa and learn more about UBC Okanagan’s waste diversion programs. Test your sorting knowledge and take the pledge to improve your 'green' behaviours.

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UBC Stories
Image of research subject using a respirator for the the world's first Bluetooth oxygen-sensing device for endurance athletes.

Maximizing Potential

Peter O'Brien exemplifies the measure of a successful early-stage entrepreneur with his invention of the world's first wireless oxygen-sensing device for endurance athletes.

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Failed resolutions need investigating and finding the reason why they fail is the first step to success, says UBC Okanagan behavioural scientist Heather Gainforth.
Failed resolutions need investigating and finding the reason why they fail is the first step to success, says UBC Okanagan behavioural scientist Heather Gainforth.

Having trouble making that New Year resolution stick?

UBC professor says look for the 'culprit' to help you nail your goal

It's New Year's and you have great aspirations. You've made resolutions, this is your year, and you're going to make great strides to improve your lifestyle. But how?

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Thinking smart about energy use

FortisBC partners to fund smart energy research chair at UBC Okanagan

British Columbia is poised to become more energy efficient and sustainable thanks to a new research collaboration between FortisBC and UBC Okanagan.

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Actors Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas act out a scene during Palmyra, their play about the destruction of historical sites in Syria. Palmyra runs February 1 and 2 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Living Things International Arts Festival returns to Kelowna

UBC and Inner Fish Performance create fiesta of art, music, dance and theatre

Get set for a month of visual art, live theatre and music as the Living Things International Arts Festival takes the stage.

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Rehan Sadiq, associate dean for the School of Engineering.
Rehan Sadiq, associate dean for the School of Engineering.

Rehan Sadiq named co-director of Digital Learning Factory Initiative

Associate Dean of Engineering Rehan Sadiq has been named co-director of the Digital Learning Factory Initiative.

A learning factory is the engineering equivalent of a medical teaching hospital and the Digital Learning Factory concept reflects the massive ongoing digitalization of engineering, from design to production.

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