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March 6, 2019

Events

Mar 6
MSc Oral Defense: Brian Muselle

Mar 7
From collusion to collective compassion: Putting heart back into the neoliberal university

Mar 7
Draw By Night #30

Mar 7
Beyond Climate film screening and Q&A with David Suzuki

Mar 8
Predatory Publications and a University’s Reaction to Them

Mar 11
Visiting Artist Series: Ian Johnston

Mar 12
Documentary screening: Us and Them

Mar 13
(K)new Materialism and Posthumanism: Honoring Indigenous Perspectives

Mar 14
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Deborah Carter

Mar 14
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Donna Kozak

Mar 18
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Poppy Siddiqua

Mar 18
Resume Skills: Cross-cultural Communication

Mar 21
Milkcraters of the Moon Reading Series: Kelly Shepherd & John La Greca

Workshops

Mar 8
Thesis or Dissertation Structure: An Overview

Mar 11
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Office Core Level One

Mar 12
MD Admissions Info Session

Mar 12
Canadian employment etiquette: Everything you need to know

Mar 12
Pathways to Permanent Residence Info Session

Mar 13
Writing a Lay Summary

Mar 14
ORCid, DOIs and cIRcle: Increasing your research visibility

Mar 18
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Core

Mar 18
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Office Core Level Two

Mar 18
PowerConcepts: Microsoft OneNote

Mar 19
PowerConcepts: Excel Core

Mar 20
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Outlook

Mar 20
How to Apply, Interview, Get Jobs

Mar 21
PowerConcepts: Excel Expert

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Today is #DayoftheOK

Today is UBC Okanagan Giving Day—a 24-hour giving challenge to inspire donors, alumni, friends and the community to join together to support our amazing students.

Make a big difference in students’ lives by donating to one of the selected student causes and spreading the word using the hashtag #DayoftheOK.

Give now, or find out more, at: ok.ubc.ca/giving-day


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Tonight: UBC Okanagan hosts 'me too.' movement founder Tarana Burke

As the founder of the global ‘me too.' movement, Tarana Burke has inspired many to raise awareness about sexual harassment, abuse and assault in society

Burke is visiting Kelowna today as a guest speaker of the 2019 UBC Connects speaker series presented by UBC President Santa J. Ono.

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March 14: Graduate students take research from campus to the community

Competitors race the clock for UBC Okanagan’s 3MT final

Eight graduate students will take three minutes each to explain years of research to one hundred members of the Okanagan community.

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Host your own Pit Stop

United Way logoShow off your department and what you do, all while raising funds for the United Way

Host a Pit Stop and invite your campus partners to learn more about what your group is about. Departments or units willing to host a Pit Stop can also collect donations for the UBC Okanagan United Way campaign.

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March 14: Social Work Week event featuring Jennifer Charlesworth

Social Work Week 2019: Real People. Real Impact.

Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth is British Columbia's Representative for Children and Youth. She will be in Kelowna next Thursday to give a talk for the School of Social Work.

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UBC Stories
Breastfeeding provides numerous benefits to infants and can potentially offset the effects of early-term birth.
Breastfeeding provides numerous benefits to infants and can potentially offset the effects of early-term birth.

New study indicates early-term infants can succeed at breastfeeding

Contrary to earlier research, early birth need not impact nursing success

Researchers have determined that healthy premature babies can have as much success breastfeeding as full-term babies.

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During photosynthesis, plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere. At the same time, the decomposition of dead plant tissue by soil organisms, including bacteria, fungi, earthworms, ants and others, produce CO2 and release it back into the atmosphere.
During photosynthesis, plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere. At the same time, the decomposition of dead plant tissue by soil organisms produce CO2 and release it back into the atmosphere.

UBC researchers explore an often ignored source of greenhouse gas

Carbon dioxide is released during irrigation with lake water

In a new study from the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, researchers have discovered a surprising new source of carbon dioxide emmissions -- bicarbonates hidden in the lake water used to irrigate local orchards.

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Susana Caxaj, assistant professor of nursing, is one of the leaders of a new project that will look into the unique and evolving struggles faced by migrant workers.
Susana Caxaj, assistant professor of nursing, is one of the leaders of a new project that will look into the unique and evolving struggles faced by migrant workers.

UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College researchers explore how to better support migrant workers

From urban farms to rural orchards and countless settings in between, a team of UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College researchers have spent three years and hundreds of hours speaking with migrant workers and their families about the challenges they face.

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March is Embrace Aging Month in the Okanagan

More than 40 workshops, events and activities planned

From sleeping tips and arthritis care, to technology updates, scam protection and a refresher on Canada’s Food Guide—there is something for everyone at the upcoming Embrace Aging month.

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UBC Okanagan students help plan Kelowna's first co-housing development

Open house explores new design and concept

Community housing is an old concept. But UBC Okanagan students are modernizing the idea with their creation of Kelowna’s first co-housing development plans, called the Aviary.

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