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july 17, 2019

Events

Jul 18
GCRTC Talk: Durability of Concrete Infrastructure

Jul 18
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Sudip Shrestha

Jul 26
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Jiayu Ye

Jul 29
MA Oral Defense: Eva-Lena Lang

Jul 29
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Ayelign Mengesha Adal

Jul 30
MA Oral Defense: Maya Pilin

Jul 30
MSc Oral Defense: Hannah Caldwell

Jul 30
MSc Oral Defense: Michael William Kudla-Hooper

Jul 31
MSc Oral Defense: Faye Manning

Aug 2
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Sydney Morgan

Workshops

Jul 22
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Project

Jul 23
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Office Core Level 2

Jul 23
PowerConcepts: Word Core

Jul 24
PowerConcepts: Excel Core

Jul 25
PowerConcepts: Outlook

Jul 26
PowerConcepts: PowerPoint

Jul 29
PowerConcepts: Outlook Strategic Management

Jul 29
PowerConcepts: Outlook Strategic management w. OneNote

Jul 29
PowerConcepts: OneNote

Jul 30
PowerConcepts: Excel Expert – Functions, Forms and Data

Jul 31
PowerConcepts: Excel Expert – Database Management

Jul 31
PowerConcepts: Word Expert

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

Workshops

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Sept. 28: Homecoming returns

Homecoming is our premier celebration of school spirit — a chance for students, alumni and the neighbouring community to gather and celebrate UBC Okanagan.

Reconnect with friends at Homecoming events like the Big Breakfast kickoff, Streetfest and Supper with Steve Patterson.

To find out more visit: ok.ubc.ca/homecoming


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July 31: Limited opera tickets available  

There are free tickets remaining to the much-loved annual Opera Under the Stars. Don’t miss this wonderful evening concert performed in the UBC Okanagan central courtyard by a star-studded Opera Kelowna cast.

On July 31 the courtyard opens at 7 p.m., with the concert starting at 8:30 p.m.

To register or find out more, visit: www.operakelowna.com/2019-opera-under-the-stars


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July 19: Barber School hosts pop-up pub

UBCO's inaugural 'pop-up pub' takes place on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Fipke Centre Foyer, and all faculty and staff are invited to attend.

A $5 cover charge includes an assortment of appetizers and drinks will be available for purchase.


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Nominations deadline extended for this year's Staff Awards of Excellence

Deadline moved to July 26

If you know someone who is making a positive impact in the workplace, nominate them for a Staff Award of Excellence.

Nominations are now being accepted until July 26, 2019.

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UBC strategic plan updates

To learn more about the latest updates for UBC's strategic plan implementation, a progress poster is now available to print and display in your workspace.

The poster outlines key achievements and the updates for the Strategic Plan's six priority areas.

Download the poster by visiting strategicplan.ubc.ca.


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Reminder: Register for Create Showcase

The annual Showcase event that happens the afternoon of Create New Student Orientation is being held on September 3 and the deadline to apply is July 31.

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Community-University Engagement Support Fund renewed for 2019

For a second year, $500,000 is available through the Community-University Engagement Support Fund to get community-engaged projects off the ground, activate the results of previous collaborations and drive more direct impacts into partnerships with the community.

Letters of intent are due August 30, 2019 and applications are due October 18, 2019.

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UBC Stories
Grizzly bear hair, caught in wire on a tree, can help identify and track the individual animal who rubbed against this tree. UBCO researchers say genetic tagging is an economical and ethical way to keep tabs on wild animals.
Grizzly bear hair, caught in wire on a tree, can help identify and track the individual animal who rubbed against this tree. UBCO researchers say genetic tagging is an economical and ethical way to keep tabs on wild animals.

Genetic tagging can be an economical, ethical tool

UBCO researchers say tagging has many powerful uses to help keep tabs on animals

They're the central questions of ecology—why are there so many species and where are they found?

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Jasmin Ma is a recent doctoral graduate from the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
Jasmin Ma is a recent doctoral graduate from the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.

Partnership key to fitness success for people with spinal cord injury

UBC research shows personal input and collaboration provide positive results

New co-created research at UBCO has resulted in ground-breaking increases in physical activity and fitness for those living with spinal cord injury.

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Gregory Younging was posthumously recognized on June 19 with the Association of Canadian Publishers President's Award for his contributions to the Canadian publishing industry and the association.
Gregory Younging was posthumously recognized on June 19 with the Association of Canadian Publishers President's Award for his contributions to the Canadian publishing industry and the association.

An extraordinary life: remembering Greg Younging

UBC professor and Indigenous scholar receives prestigious posthumous award

It's the Association of Canadian Publishers' highest honour. And on June 19, UBC's Gregory Younging was posthumously recognized with the President's Award for his contributions to the Canadian publishing industry and the association.

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Master of Fine Arts student Lindsay Kirker.
Master of Fine Arts student Lindsay Kirker.

Master of Fine Arts student vividly illustrates how following our true nature leads to unexpected success

“In junior high, the art teacher always sent me outside and said: 'Paint whatever you see.’ I always look back and wonder, was she done with me and wanted me out of her classroom—or did she see something in me?”

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During the international expedition to Peru, Ben Stacey a doctoral student from Cardiff, United Kingdom conducts a blood vessel function test on a local Andean resident. Researchers are trying to understand how some Andeans, who live at high altitude, develop altitude sickness.
During the international expedition to Peru, Ben Stacey a doctoral student from Cardiff, United Kingdom conducts a blood vessel function test on a local Andean resident.

Global research expedition begins release of 15 major studies

International team conducts high-altitude research experiments

A group of international researchers went to great heights to better understand how high altitude affects both newcomers and Indigenous populations.

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Students get a first-hand look at some of the issues facing the wine industry in B.C., which, according to Wines of British Columbia, contributes $2.8 billion annually to the B.C. economy.
Students get a first-hand look at some of the issues facing the wine industry in BC, which, according to Wines of British Columbia, contributes $2.8 billion annually to the BC economy.

Learning through the grapevine

UBC students get a taste of viticulture with field study in wine grape production

It doesn't look like a typical science classroom. But in the summer, a sunny vineyard is a welcome change for students from both UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver, who come together at various BC vineyards to learn about growing grapes for wine.

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Two UBCO fine arts students have been awarded summer art residencies at The Caetani Cultural Centre, which is located in a historic house in Vernon.
Two UBCO fine arts students have been awarded summer art residencies at The Caetani Cultural Centre, which is located in a historic house in Vernon.

Historic home creates unique opportunity for fine art students

Two FCCS students awarded residency at Vernon's Caetani House

A new partnership between the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and Vernon's Caetani Cultural Centre will help make artistic dreams come true for two student-artists.

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Want to experience graduation again? Streaming video of this year's ceremonies is now available on the UBC Okanagan YouTube channel.

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

         
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