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March 20, 2019

Events

Mar 20
MASc Oral Defense: Priscila Nunes Muniz Barreto

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

Mar 22
MA Dissertation Oral Defense: Darcen Esau

Mar 22
MSN Dissertation Oral Defense: Lauren Airth

Mar 26
MASc Oral Defense: Shahnawaz Khan

Mar 27
Film Screening: Speciesism: The Movie

Mar 28
MASc Oral Defense: James Hager

Mar 30
14th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

April 1
Vice-Principal
Research and Innovation Town Hall

Apr 1
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Etienne Myette-Cote

Apr 2
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Dinesh Adhikary

Apr 3
MSc Oral Defense: Deanna Pasquale

Workshops

Mar 20
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Outlook

Mar 20
How to Apply, Interview, Get Jobs

Mar 21
PowerConcepts: Excel Expert

Mar 25
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Word Expert

Mar 25
Selecting Quality Journals for Publication

Mar 26
PowerConcepts: Microsoft PowerPoint

Mar 26
The Power of LinkedIn and your Online Social Media Presence

Mar 26
Cultural Links in Networking

Mar 29
Manage Your Rights to Make Your Publications Widely Available

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

Workshops

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Employee News
UBCO currently has space for 1,680 students to live on campus which allows it to meet its guarantee to provide student housing to every first-year student.
UBCO currently has space for 1,680 students to live on campus which allows it to meet its guarantee to provide student housing to every first-year student.

UBCO invests $70M in new on-campus student housing

Two new highly efficient residence buildings will create 440 additional beds

With UBC Okanagan’s enrolment numbers set to surpass 10,000 students by September, the university has unveiled plans to build two new student residences adding 440 new beds to its campus housing inventory.

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Giving Day infographic

Thank you for your generosity

You helped make UBC Okanagan’s first-ever giving day a huge success on March 6

Thanks to your support, $35,737 was raised from 282 generous donors. Across campus, from sports to financial aid, the Okanagan community came out in force to help our students.

To see how your support made a difference, visit: ok.ubc.ca/giving-day


UBC tap water campaign graphic

Think you know about tap water?

UBC Okanagan’s tap water is safe to drink because it has been rigorously filtered and tested at the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District’s water provision system.

Test your tap water knowledge at h2omg.ca for a chance to win prizes.


All week: Rule Out Racism events

Rule Out Racism is a week-long series of events organized by the Equity and Inclusion Office focused on the need for greater literacy and conversation about race and racism.

This year’s events include a Race Matters in Leadership panel discussion that features AVP Students Ian Cull and UBCSUO President Amal Alhuwayshil.

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May 3: Dust off your running shoes and participate in the 2019 Staff and Faculty and Sports Day

REGISTER AS A TEAM, AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR AS A VOLUNTEER

The event is free and features loads of prizes. The registration deadline is May 2.

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April 5: Do you have tickets yet?

Buy your tickets today. $125 each or $1,250 per table.

Support UBCO student athletes at the 14th annual Athletic Scholarship Breakfast on April 5. This year’s featured speaker is Dr. Meghan Grant, national team cyclist, RBC Olympian and emergency physician. 

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March 27: Sixth annual Roger Watts Debates

STUDENT DEBATERS ARGUE THEIR CASE for and against pipelines

Top UBC Okanagan student debaters will argue their case before a panel of community judges on March 27.

Tickets are free but registration is required at: rogerwattsdebate2019.eventbrite.ca


Canada's Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau

March 26: Finance Minister Bill Morneau to speak in Kelowna

Canada's Minister of Finance Bill Morneau will visit Kelowna next week to speak about the changing nature of the nation's economy, followed by a moderated Q&A period. Morneau will speak at Okanagan College (1000 KLO Road, Kelowna) on March 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Okanagan College welcomes UBC Okanagan students, faculty and staff to attend. The event is free, but space is limited.

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March 28: Minds and Music returns to campus

Concert FEATURES A PERFORMANCE FROM CLASSICAL MUSICIANS, Q&A OPPORTUNITY AND REMARKS FROM FACULTY

The Minds and Music concert series returns on March 28 with soprano Eeva-Maria Koop and pianist Arnold Draper.

The event takes place at 12:30 p.m. in the UNC Ballroom (UNC 200).

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New printing features

On April 1, IT, Media and Classroom Services will be releasing improved features to the UBC Okanagan print and copy fleet.

Changes include being able to cancel and modify print jobs before they are released and the introduction of a new 'find me' printing queue.

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Help build a more inclusive UBC

Help shape the Equity and Inclusion Office's efforts to build a more welcoming and inclusive campus by completing a short survey or stopping by at an upcoming conversation pop-up event.

Learn more and complete the survey at: equity.ubc.ca/ubcs-inclusion-action-plan


FCCS and SMP sites get new look

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Southern Medical Program have re-launched their websites with a new design offering new online experiences for all audiences.


Upcoming demonstrations

From time to time, organizations from the university or the wider community may choose to exercise their right of free speech and locate demonstrations at UBC campuses.

The Kelowna Right to Life Society will hold a demonstration at UBC Okanagan, in the central courtyard adjacent to the flags and the Arts building (view a map of the courtyard location), from 8 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26 and 27, 2019.

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UBC Stories
Image of social worker talking to children

Custom care

One size doesn’t fit all. Support and mentorship at UBCO’s Social Work Mental Health Clinic is made-to-measure, tailored for both students and the families they help.

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UBCO School of Engineering researcher Mohammad Arjmand examines the new polymer-based brake pad which could revolutionize braking systems in cars and trains.
School of Engineering researcher Mohammad Arjmand examines the new polymer-based brake pad which could revolutionize braking systems in cars and trains.

New technology accelerates the science of deceleration

Researchers look at ways to improve standard braking systems

While it’s not a case of reinventing the wheel, researchers are looking at ways to improve standard braking equipment on trains and cars.

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Cassidy Wallis presents her research at UBC Okanagan’s sixth annual Three Minute Thesis competition.
Cassidy Wallis presents her research at UBC Okanagan’s sixth annual Three Minute Thesis competition.

Psychology student captures top prize at UBCO 3MT final

Graduate students boil down their research into three-minute presentations

A captivating topic and plenty of passion propelled Cassidy Wallis into the winner’s circle at UBC Okanagan’s sixth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition last Thursday.

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UBC Okanagan doctoral student Sadia Ishaq's research has found that Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec have embraced alternative stormwater management technologies.
Doctoral student Sadia Ishaq's research has found that Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec have embraced alternative stormwater management technologies.

When it comes to controlling rainwater runoff, some provinces lag behind

UBC Okanagan researchers develop decision-making tool for governments

As population density in urban areas continues to intensify, municipal and provincial governments are looking towards alternatives to traditional stormwater systems.

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Photo caption: Screening tools do generally work but research has determined that the Transracial Adoptive Parenting Scale is not accurate enough to determine what type of support sexual minority parents might need once they adopt a child.
Screening tools do generally work but research has determined that the Transracial Adoptive Parenting Scale is not accurate enough to determine what type of support sexual minority parents might need once they adopt a child.

Research suggests adoption assessment tool lags behind societal changes

A better measure is needed for gay, lesbian and gender minority adoptive parents

A UBC researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults.

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For the second consecutive year, Enactus UBC Okanagan earned the Regional Champion award in the Scotiabank Environmental Challenge at the Western Canada Regional Exposition
For the second consecutive year, Enactus UBC Okanagan earned the Regional Champion award in the Scotiabank Environmental Challenge at the Western Canada Regional Exposition

Enactus UBC Okanagan puts on a performance

Congratulations to the Enactus UBC Okanagan team on a great performance at this year’s Enactus Western Canada Regional Exposition in Calgary.

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