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Feb. 6, 2019

Events

Feb 6 and 11
Group Dialogue Sessions: Smoking and UBC

Feb 7
Draw By Night #29: Noise Farm

Feb 9
Art on the Line Fundraiser and Gala

Feb 12
Bears in Space: Linking Spatial Patterns and Ecological Processes to Support Wildlife Conservation

Feb 14
MA Oral Defence: Brandon Gregg

Feb 15
Passionate Interests and Community Decision Making: Increasing Food Security in Kamloops

Feb 15
Heat Volleyball vs. TRU Wolfpack

Feb 16
Heat Volleyball vs. TRU Wolfpack

Feb 19
PhD Dissertation Oral Defence: Katrina Plamondon

Feb 19
There and Back Again: An Investigation of the Biological and Genetic Consequences of a Sockeye Stocking Program

Feb 19
MASc Oral Defence: Lucas Elliott

Feb 21
Milkcraters of the Moon Reading Series

Workshops

Feb 6
Group Dialogue Sessions: Smoking and UBC

Feb 6
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Outlook

Feb 6
How to Protect Yourself from Fraud and Scams

Feb 6
Introduction to Research Ethics Workshop

Feb 7
Writing the Literature Review

Feb 8
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Word Expert

Feb 11
Group Dialogue Sessions: Smoking and UBC

Feb 11
PowerConcepts: Microsoft PowerPoint

Feb 11
Writing the Academic CV and Cover Letter

Feb 11
Intercultural 101

Feb 12
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Publisher

Feb 13
Starting a Scholarly Research Project

Feb 13
Writing the Ethics Application Workshop

Feb 15
PowerConcepts: Excel Expert

Feb 19
MD Admissions Info Session

Feb 19
Pathways to Permanent Residence Info Session

Feb 27
Women's Health Research Symposium

For more events and events workshops visit ok.ubc.ca/events

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Help make Giving Day a success

On March 6, the Okanagan campus will hold UBC’s first-ever Giving Day. Driven by online engagement, this 24-hour giving challenge will bring donors, alumni, friends and the community together to support our amazing students.

Help make UBCO Giving Day a success by donating to one of the selected student causes, encouraging your friends and family to participate and spreading the word using the hashtag #DayoftheOK.

Learn more at: ok.ubc.ca/giving-day


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Feb. 21: Public presentation with Tanya Talaga

Join the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies on February 21 for a public presentation with Tanya Talaga, acclaimed author of Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City.

Reserve your seat...


Wired Editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson

Feb. 25: Next Distinguished Speaker Series event to feature Wired Editor-in-chief

Nicholas Thompson: The Wired Future

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences' next speaker in its Distinguished Speaker Series is Wired Editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson on February 25.

The next round of tickets will be available on February 18 at 9 a.m.

To find out more, visit: speakers.ok.ubc.ca


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March 6: Me Too and the role of empathy in healing and change

The UBC Connects Series, presented by President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono, is bringing Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke to Kelowna on March 6.

Tickets are on sale tomorrow (Feb. 7) at ubc.ca/ubcconnects.


The Graduation Ball is a great opportunity for you to celebrate with the students you've mentored, advised and guided throughout their university career.
The Graduation Ball is a great opportunity for you to celebrate with the students you've mentored, advised and guided throughout their university career.

Host a table at the fourth annual Graduation Ball

Faculty and staff can now host a table at the fourth annual Graduation Ball on March 23 by purchasing a table at 20 per cent off the regular price.

Read more...


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3MT heats are underway

Grad student competitors present research to advance to the final

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heats are currently being organized across all faculties and schools on campus. Participating graduate students will present their research in the first stage of the 3MT competition over the next few weeks.

Read more...


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Feb. 7: Sort it Out and Power Down

SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE AND RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES HOLD fourth ANNUAL GREEN LABS EVENT

Laboratory activities can have a huge impact on the environment.
Learn more about conserving energy as well as reducing and diverting waste from your lab, tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fipke Centre foyer.

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Showing support for recycling and energy reduction initiatives

The campus community came out in force on a cold day in support of the third annual Recycling 101 event on January 31.

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Introducing the Okanagan IRP team

The Integrated Renewal Program (IRP) has named its primary contacts for the implementation of Workday at UBC Okanagan.

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Changing how you book meeting rooms on campus

Important changes are coming to how departmental meeting rooms are booked on campus. To enhance and improve the meeting room booking experience, IT, Media and Classroom Services has been working with stakeholders to establish a new room booking workflow.

To find out more, visit: it.ok.ubc.ca/meeting-rooms


Workplace Learning and Engagement workshops in February

  • Feb. 21: Project Management
  • Feb. 28: The Cash is Flowing…is it Going in the Right Direction?
  • Feb. 28: Three Essential Steps to Plan for Retirement

To register and find out more, visit: hr.ok.ubc.ca/events


2018 Faculty Research Award winners named

This year's 2018 UBC Faculty Research Awards have been announced and two UBC Okanagan professors have been recognized.

Congratulations to Kyle Larson from the Irving Barber School of Arts and Sciences and Nelly Oelke from the Faculty of Health and Social Development, who both received UBC Killam Research Fellowships.

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UBC Stories

UBC Okanagan students get ready for a high-tech world with new facility

Students at UBC Okanagan will be well prepared for a high-tech world studying in The Commons, our new multipurpose facility outfitted with modern classrooms, technology labs and collaborative study areas.

Read more...


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Game changers

Led by Kathleen Martin Ginis, a professor with the Southern Medical Program and the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, a team of campus researchers are devoted to improving the health and well-being of people with spinal cord injury.

Read more...


Is it a bobcat or a lynx? Even experts, when using publicly-submitted images, have trouble telling the two wildcats apart. Photo credit: James Gagnon.
Is it a bobcat or a lynx? Even experts, when using publicly-submitted images, have trouble telling the two wildcats apart. Photo credit: James Gagnon.

Copy cats: When is a bobcat not a bobcat?

Telling similar animals apart challenges even the experts

Two UBC Okanagan biologists, who have publicly solicited images of wild cats for their research, say telling the difference between a bobcat or a lynx can be difficult.

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Assistant Professor Heather Gainforth researches behaviour change with the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
Assistant Professor Heather Gainforth researches behaviour change with the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.

UBC researcher adopts play-by-play method to understand how counsellors can promote health

Videos help analyze what works to help people change their behaviours

Using a page from a coach's playbook, School of Health and Exercise Sciences researcher Heather Gainforth has come up with a method to analyze behaviour change counselling sessions and determine what makes them work.

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Participants at last year's Art on the Line browse the large selection of art work before the auction begins.
Participants at last year's Art on the Line browse the large selection of art work before the auction begins.

UBC hosts gala evening of fun, art and entertainment

Annual event raises funds for student projects and activities

On February 9, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), in association with the Visual Arts Course Union, will host the 17th annual Art on the Line fundraiser.

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Researchers in the School of Engineering have developed a state-of-the-art microfluidic gas detector that can detect small traces of gases quickly and efficiently.

UBC researchers develop high-level gas detection system

Gas sensing 'artificial nose' created on 3D-printers

A new gas detector, developed by researchers in the School of Engineering, enables highly accurate odour analysis for so many different applications it has been nicknamed the 'artificial nose.'

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UBC research examines living well while dying

Study shows how terminal cancer patients choose to live life with new meaning

A School of Nursing professor emeritus has determined that people diagnosed with terminal cancer—who have hope, positivity and family support—are able to live well during the advanced stage of the disease.

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ubco.tv spotlight

  • Welcome to the Commons
    Dignitaries, students, and the university community gathered on January 25 for the official opening of the Commons.
  • Deborah Buszard introduces the Commons
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard gives you on a quick breakdown of the amenities in the new Commons building

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

         
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