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july 3, 2019

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Employee News
Hiring is underway for a variety of staff positions to prepare for full operation beginning in early September
Hiring is underway for a variety of staff positions to prepare for full operation beginning in early September.

Big changes to Food Services at UBC Okanagan

Healthy, high-quality food on the menu as UBCO staffs up for in-house operations

A whole new way of delivering food services at UBC Okanagan started July 1.

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Summer workshops from the Equity & Inclusion Office

Take some time this July to brush up on your inclusive language skills, LGBT2QIA+ awareness and sharpen your tools for maintaining a respectful work environment. The Equity & Inclusion Office will be offering two free workshops this month, open to all faculty and staff.

To register or find out more, visit: equity.ok.ubc.ca/events/event


Reminder: Workday Wednesdays

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WORKDAY?

Join the Integrated Renewal Program Okanagan team for Workday Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. Information will be available specific to Finance, HR and Payroll topics.

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Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Announcing $1 million in funding Friday for Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research (SOAR) are, from left, Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr, UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard, Professor of Health and Exercise Sciences Paul van Donkelaar and Kelowna Women's Shelter Executive Director Karen Mason.
Announcing $1 million in funding for Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research (SOAR) are, from left, Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr, UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard, Professor of Health and Exercise Sciences Paul van Donkelaar and Kelowna Women's Shelter Executive Director Karen Mason.

Groundbreaking UBC project studies brain injury in women abused by partners

Million-dollar grant from Government of Canada funds unique research collaboration

The Government of Canada is providing $1 million to fund a unique research collaboration studying traumatic brain injury in women who have experienced violence and abuse at the hands of an intimate partner.

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UBC research shows that participants who listen to motivational music reported greater enjoyment from their high-intensity interval training sessions.
Participants who listened to motivational music reported greater enjoyment from their high-intensity interval training sessions.

UBC research shows upbeat music can sweeten tough exercise

Insufficiently active people might benefit from choosing the right tunes

New research from the School of Health and Exercise Sciences demonstrates that upbeat music can make a rigorous workout seem less tough. Even for people who are insufficiently active.

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Nursing Professor Kathy Rush overlooks the courtyard as nursing students mingle after their graduation at UBCO.
Nursing Professor Kathy Rush overlooks the courtyard as nursing students mingle after their graduation ceremony on June 7.

UBC professor examines support programs for fresh nursing graduates

Goal is to reduce high-attrition rate for new nurses

This June, 130 students graduated from the School of Nursing. While a new career is an exciting milestone, it can be challenging for new nurses. Statistics show high-attrition rates, with many leaving the profession after just two years.

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A plume of smoke rises above the southern British Columbia community of Joe Rich during the 2017 wildfire season. Communities across Canada are facing an increased need to plan for wildfire prevention. (Credit: Troy McMillan)
A plume of smoke rises above the southern British Columbia community of Joe Rich during the 2017 wildfire season. Communities across Canada are facing an increased need to plan for wildfire prevention. (Photo: Troy McMillan)

Report: Canadian communities responding to changing climate

New research highlights state of local adaptation planning in Canada

Estimated to cost Canadian communities $5 billion a year by 2020, the price-tag of responding to climate change impacts could grow to $43 billion a year by 2050, and new research suggests the response requires involvement from all levels of government, industry and the public.

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At last year’s summer intensive Tania Willard’s exhibition -- Casting Light to Fill Shadow: A Decolonial Aesthesis in Secwepemcul ̓ ecw -- invited people to use flashlights to see beyond the artwork that was presented on the wall.
At last year’s summer intensive, Tania Willard’s exhibition -- Casting Light to Fill Shadow: A Decolonial Aesthesis in Secwepemcul ̓ ecw -- invited people to use flashlights to see beyond the artwork that was presented on the wall.

FCCS hosts Indigenous art-making immersive programs

Artists, curators, writers and scholars share contemporary ideas

The Summer Indigenous Art Intensive features a series of world-renowned speakers, undergraduate and graduate credit courses, and a group of resident artists who will be working to create new works.

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