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sept 4, 2019

Events

September 4
Rainbow Staircase Unveiling

September 4
MSc Oral Defense: Lisa Renaud

September 4
MFA Oral Defense: Joe Fowler

September 9
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Sepehr Zarif Mansour

September 12
MASc Oral Defense: Adrian Boivin

September 13
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Isadora Quintans

September 14
Frosh 2019

September 17
14th Annual IKBSAS Undergraduate Research Awards Symposium

September 18
MSc Oral Defense: Shima Amirsadri

September 19
MFA Oral Defense: Carol Zuckerman

September 19
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Lindsey Reinholz

September 19
Pride Picnic

Workshops

September 4
Writing the Doctoral Scholarship Application Tutorial

September 4, 5 and 7
Teaching Scholars Credential Program for Teaching Assistants and Grad Students

September 10
Doctoral Tri-Council Application Review Drop-In Session

September 10
MD Admissions Info Session

September 10
Pharmacy Practice Educator Workshop: When Things Don’t Go Right on Practicum

September 11
Selecting Quality Journals for Publication

September 16
Writing a Lay Summary

September 17
Using Quizzes in Canvas

September 19
Managing Groups in Canvas

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

Workshops

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Employee News
Top row, from left: Andrea Klassen, Andrew Calhoun, Deborah Buszard, Christine Squire and Derek Como. Bottom row, from left: Shannon Hohl, Bruce Mooney, Anthony Dodds, Alana Wright and Robin Whittall.
Top row, from left: Andrea Klassen, Andrew Calhoun, Deborah Buszard, Christine Squire and Derek Como. Bottom row, from left: Shannon Hohl, Bruce Mooney, Anthony Dodds, Alana Wright and Robin Whittall.

Recognizing excellence among us

2019 Staff Awards of Excellence announced at DVC and Principal's Town Hall

At last week’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal’s Town Hall, a number of employees were recognized for their outstanding service to the university at the annual Staff Awards of Excellence.

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A medal representing the President's Service Awards for Excellence

2019 President's Service Awards for Excellence

The President’s Service Awards for Excellence are presented by the university annually to recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence across the UBC community.

This year's recipients were announced on August 26.

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Oct. 1: Next Distinguished Speaker Series event to feature astrophysicist Lucianne Walkowicz

Planets and Stars: New Worlds and New Life

In this electrifying talk on October 1, Lucianne Walkowicz sheds light on how the thousands of newly-discovered planetary systems might lead to the discovery of life beyond Earth, and how the future of our world depends on our connection to science.

Early bird tickets open Monday, September 9 at 9 a.m. and a second round of tickets will be available Monday, September 23 at 9 a.m.

To find out more, visit: speakers.ok.ubc.ca


Sept. 17: History and Sociology Speaker Series returns

FUTURES WITHOUT A PAST

Rohan D’Souza from Kyoto University in Japan will be discussing whether environmental histories of South Asia are still possible in the epoch of humans in the next History and Sociology Speaker Series event at the Okanagan Regional Library.

To register or find out more, visit: futureswithoutapast.eventbrite.com


Sept. 23 to Oct. 4: Campus Commuter Challenge

Bike – Bus – Carpool – Walk

Participate in the inaugural Campus Commuter Challenge from September 23 to October 4.

Track your commute, reduce emissions and be eligible for great prizes. To register or find out more, visit: sustain.ok.ubc.ca/initiatives/campus-commuter-challenge


The School of Engineering is pleased to announce that Drs. Jannik Eikenaar and Sabine Weyand have been appointed as equity, diversity and inclusion advisors.
Drs. Jannik Eikenaar and Sabine Weyand have been appointed as equity, diversity and inclusion advisors.

School of Engineering appoints two Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisors

Jannik Eikenaar and Sabine Weyand have been tasked with directing and supporting activities aimed at making the School of Engineering a more welcoming and inclusive place for all. 

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Prospective students and families gather in the new starting location of UBC's Okanagan campus tours, The Commons' Engagement Theatre.
Prospective students and families gather in the new starting location of UBC's Okanagan campus tours, The Commons' Engagement Theatre.

Campus tours update

UBC Okanagan campus tours have a new starting location and tour route. Tours are now starting from The Commons' Engagement Theatre (room COM 104).

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Shelley Ball appointed director of Independent Investigations Office

Shelley Ball has been appointed as the new director of the Independent Investigations Office (IIO). Shelley joined the IIO in October 2018 and has been the acting director since February 2019.

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Current staff postings

UBC Stories
UBCO students Catherine Fleck-Vidal and Mykela White hold up a banner as President Santa Ono announces the $100,000,000 fundraising campaign has been met a year earlier than planned.
UBCO students Catherine Fleck-Vidal and Mykela White hold up a banner as President Santa Ono announces the $100,000,000 fundraising campaign has been met a year earlier than planned.

UBC doubles fundraising target to help more students realize potential

Blue & Gold Campaign goal reached ahead of schedule, raised to $200 million

UBC has announced the extension of its Blue & Gold Campaign for Students, doubling the target to $200 million by 2022.

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UBC President Santa Ono plays his cello as part of his welcome to the more than 2,300 new-to-UBCO students at Tuesday’s Create celebration.
UBC President Santa Ono plays his cello as part of his welcome to new-to-UBCO students at Tuesday’s Create celebration.

Growth continues to be the trend at UBC Okanagan

Campus welcomes incoming class of more than 2,500 students

As UBCO welcomes the incoming class of 2019, it’s obvious the student population continues to grow.

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UBC alumni and students enjoyed a fun-filled evening at UBC Okanagan's 2018 Homecoming Street Fest.
UBC alumni and students enjoyed a fun-filled evening at UBC Okanagan's 2018 Homecoming Street Fest.

UBC Okanagan plans big welcome for Homecoming

Second annual alumni and student celebration set for Sept. 27 and 28

Students, alumni and the wider community will have plenty to do when Homecoming – a growing tradition at UBC Okanagan – rolls out a big welcome Sept. 27 and 28.

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Romi Jain, a postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty of Management.
Romi Jain, a postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty of Management.

Faculty of Management researcher outlines ideas for inclusivity in the classroom

Study encourages all-encompassing learning environments

UBCO is home to students who represent 106 various countries. Romi Jain, a postdoctoral fellow with the Faculty of Management, has recently published research that outlines specific recommendations to ensure all students feel welcome and comfortable in a classroom.

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ubco.tv spotlight

  • Chef Shelley Robinson
    Meet UBC Okanagan's new Executive Chef: Shelley Robinson.
  • The future of sustainable transportation
    A research project between UBCO's Gordon Lovegrove and the Penticton Indian Band's K'uL Management Group is exploring the possibilities of a hydrogen fuel cell powered train.
  • Understanding incontinence
    New research from Kathy Rush investigates the use of a urinary incontinence self-screening tool to promote help-seeking behaviour in older adults.

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