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May 15, 2019

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Share your #UBCOGrad moments

THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY WILL BE RECOGNIZING THE CLASS OF 2019 ON JUNE 6 AND 7

In order to give all soon-to-be alumni the best graduation experience possible, make sure to share your #UBCOgrad moments through your social media channels.

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Panel members Erin Prosser-Loose, research equity and diversity specialist at the University of Saskatchewan, Shanthi Johnson, dean of the University of Alberta's School of Public Health, and Deborah Saucier, incoming President and Vice-Chancellor of Vancouver Island University.
Panel members Erin Prosser-Loose, research equity and diversity specialist, Shanthi Johnson, dean of the University of Alberta's School of Public Health, and Deborah Saucier, incoming President and Vice-Chancellor of Vancouver Island University.

May 24: Approaches for the inclusion of underrepresented persons in research

The Faculty of Health and Social Development is hosting a panel presentation next Friday that looks at increasing diversity in science and advancing unrepresented persons in academic research.

The panel will feature guest speakers Dr. Deborah Saucier, Dr. Erin Prosser-Loose and Dr. Shanthi Johnson.

To register or find out more, visit: fhsd_marginalized_research_presentation.eventbrite.ca


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May 27 to 31: Bike to Work Week

Campus Recreation will be hosting a Bike to Work Week satellite station at the end of the month

This year's station will take place on May 31 in the south-east corner of parking lot B from 7 to 9 a.m. All cyclists are welcome to stop by for a post-commute coffee, light snacks and prizes.

Interested in participating in Bike to Work Week? Join one of the existing UBCO teams or create a team for your group.

To find out more, visit: camprec.ok.ubc.ca/bike-to-work-week


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June 17 to July 12: Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge

Open to all UBC staff and faculty, the Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge spans four weeks and is a free, easy, accessible way to get active or keep fit – no matter your level of motivation or ability.

The registration deadline is June 12, 2019, at 4 p.m. Participate as an individual, or make it social and register as a team.

To find out more, visit: www.hr.ubc.ca/wellbeing-benefits/living-well/physical-wellbeing/pick-your-peak-stair-challenge  


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Commit to fit this summer

Summer is the perfect time to make activity a part of your routine

For the whole summer, just $110 gets faculty and staff unlimited access to The Hangar Fitness Centre, group fitness classes and drop-in sports.

Need more flexibility? Monthly, 10-time and per-day drop-in passes are also available.

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Peer Writing Group Network now accepting applications

The College of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with the Centre for Scholarly Communication, is currently recruiting graduate students for the summer intake of its Peer Writing Group Network.

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May 28: Golf cart training

The Student Experience Office and Student Housing & Hospitality Services offer training and re-training for staff members who would like to use golf carts on campus.

The training session is on May 28 at 1:30 p.m. in room UNC334.

To register or find out more, visit: ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d0QWYzqy11m5vkp


June 25 or 26: Development Feasibility and Pro Forma Analysis workshops

TWO ONE-DAY SESSIONS BEING OFFERED BY BARBER SCHOOL

These one-day workshops are ideal for faculty and staff with an interest in planning and development, and provides an understanding of key concepts, calculations and evaluation tools necessary to construct a pro-forma model.

To find out more, visit: eegs.ok.ubc.ca/development-feasibility-workshop


Parking permit rate changes

On September 1, 2019, parking rates will be increasing.The new rates can be viewed on the Parking Services website.

With these increases, Parking Services reminds faculty and staff that now is the time to change parking lots if you are considering doing so.

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Reminder: Enhanced CWL drop-in training sessions

IT, Media and Classroom Services are providing weekly drop-in sessions on Thursday afternoons in ADM 013.

At the sessions, you can ask questions and get help registering for Enhanced CWL. Faculty and staff can also ask for support at the IT Helpdesk during regular office hours.

To find out more, visit: it.ok.ubc.ca/enhancedcwl


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A multi-year study on four different crop fields found there could be environmental consequences of adding bio-fertilizers to soil.
A multi-year study on four different crop fields found there could be environmental consequences of adding bio-fertilizers to soil.

Do additives help the soil?

Barber School biologist suggests nature knows what's best

A UBC researcher is using her latest study to question whether soil additives are worth their salt.

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Researchers team up to protect BC's forested watersheds

Interior university coalition funds disaster prevention research initiatives

A new initiative from the Interior University Research Coalition—the Disaster Prevention, Response, Recovery and Resilience fund—is helping researchers explore the impacts of forest disturbances in BC from the past few years.

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Book and clothing donation bins.

Safer donation bins a step closer to reality

New funding helps UBCO engineers retrofit bins

A School of Engineering project to prevent people from getting trapped in clothing donation bins has received a boost in funding.

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Ying Zhu, assistant professor of marketing.
Ying Zhu, assistant professor of marketing.

Touchscreen temptation

Faculty of Management Assistant Professor Ying Zhu involves tech-savvy undergraduate students to extend research on touchscreen projects.

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Peer Leaders and Senior Peer Leaders form a greeting squad at the airport.
Peer Leaders and Senior Peer Leaders form a greeting squad at the airport.

Destination UBC: Catching up on all the fun

Student Recruitment and Advising is proud to have hosted another Destination UBC event at the Okanagan campus this past weekend.

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The Okanagan Valley has seen a number of groups, including casino workers, walk off the job in protest of wages and working conditions.
The Okanagan Valley has seen a number of groups, including casino workers, walk off the job in protest of wages and working conditions.

Barber School event explores labour challenges in Okanagan

Labour resurgence and injustices at work topics of discussion

The Okanagan Valley has seen its fair share of labour disputes over the past few years. A number of groups, including casino workers and bus drivers have walked off the job in protest of wages and working conditions.

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Students at Revelstoke Secondary School learn about the field of midwifery during the 2018 roadshow.
Students at Revelstoke Secondary School learn about the field of midwifery during the 2018 roadshow.

Roadshow promotes healthcare careers to rural high school students

Students in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, dental hygiene talk about career options

With a focus on inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals, the Healthcare Travelling Roadshow is visiting rural communities across BC and the Yukon.

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