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sept 18, 2019

Events

September 18
PowerConcepts: PowerPoint

September 19
Managing Groups in Canvas

September 20
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Publisher

September 23
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Project

September 23
Managing Groups in Canvas

September 23
Copyright for Thesis Writing

September 24
Adding Audio and Video to Canvas

September 25
Thesis or Dissertation Structure: An Overview

September 25
Planning a University Level Paper

September 26
Using Quizzes in Canvas

September 26
Copyright for Thesis Writing

September 26
SMP Teacher Certificate Program

September 26
What is justice for a victim of femicide?

September 27
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Word Expert

October 2
Research Data Management: Tools and Background

October 3
PowerConcepts: Outlook Strategic Management

October 3
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault Workshop

October 8
Making connections: Making a difference

Workshops

September 18
MSc Oral Defense: Shima Amirsadri

September 19
MFA Oral Defense: Carol Zuckerman

September 19
MASc Oral Defense: Kristy Baxter

September 19
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Lindsey Reinholz

September 23
Campus Commuter Challenge Kick-Off

September 25
Campus Commuter Challenge Celebration Event #1

September 27
Education Alumni Drop-in: Homecoming Event

September 30
The Politics of Housing in the Okanagan and Beyond

October 2
Campus Commuter Challenge Celebration Event #2

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

Workshops

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Sept. 24: Truth and Reconciliation Commitment Ceremony

All students, faculty and staff are invited to witness a declaration of commitments in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action at a ceremony on September 24.

At this special ceremony, UBC Okanagan will officially commit to action relating to: language fluency and culture; curriculum and scholarship; and intercultural understanding, professional development and cultural orientation.

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Sept. 28: Food and funny with Steve Patterson

This is no ordinary supper

Farm-fresh salads and pan-seared Okanagan free-run chicken, all accompanied by pinot gris or merlot and an evening of comedy from The Debaters' Steve Patterson.

Supper with Steve is part of Homecoming 2019, which celebrates all UBC Okanagan alumni and friends.

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


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Next round of Distinguished Speaker Series seats available Sept. 23

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences' next speaker in its Distinguished Speaker Series is astrophysicist Lucianne Walkowicz on October 1.

If you are still looking for seats to this event, the next round of tickets will be available Monday, September 23 at 9 a.m.

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


Sept. 19: Pride Picnic

Get ready for a fun and fabulous evening as students, faculty and staff celebrate the sexual and gender diversity of the campus community at UBCO’s first-ever Pride Picnic on September 19.

Everyone is welcome, no matter what letter or role you identify with in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. To find out more, visit: facebook.com/events/378268926196453


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Do you know a student who has a fairness concern?

The Ombuds Office is an independent, impartial and confidential resource to ensure that UBC students are treated fairly in all aspects of university life. It provides a place for students to discuss their concerns and offer unbiased advice and guidance.

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Creating a protocol for bringing pets to campus

A working group has been exploring a protocol for on-campus pets at UBCO. A draft protocol has been prepared for the campus community’s review and feedback.

To learn about the proposed protocol, and to provide your feedback to the working group by September 27, visit: ok.ubc.ca/petprotocol


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Stay active and healthy on campus

Inject some wellbeing into your workday with a Group Fitness class at UBC Recreation

Just $220 gets faculty and staff unlimited access to The Hangar, Group Fitness and gymnasium drop-in from now until April. Per day drop-in and 10-punch passes also available.

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Join the University Chorus

DO YOU LOVE TO SING? DO YOU WANT TO POLISH YOUR VOICE AND SHARE IT WITH OTHERS?

The University Chorus is returning to campus in September.

This project is a collaboration between the Minds and Music Concert Series and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. It is open to all students, faculty and staff.

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UBC Cybersecurity Month
passport campaign

Celebrate and be entered to win a Sonos Beam

The Privacy Matters @ UBC team invites you to participate in a fun and interactive passport campaign to celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Find the first checkpoint on October 3 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the central courtyard.

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Sept. 29: Eighth annual SMP Student Golf Tournament

Tee off with Southern Medical Program students, local physicians and community members for a fun nine-hole golf tournament in support of Hope Air.

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Oct. 4: Antagonism or solidarity?

HISTORY and SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT HOSTS LECTURE

Faculty and staff are invited to join guest speaker Dinesh Wadiwel from the University of Sydney for a talk on humans, animals and labour time in Marx’s Capital.

The talk is on Friday, October 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. in EME 1153. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend.


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Oct. 7: Southern Medical Program Open House

The Southern Medical Program is holding an open house next month.

The event is an opportunity to meet Dr. Sarah Brears, interim regional associate dean, interior, and discover more about the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management.

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Oct. 23 and Nov. 20: On-campus UBC Okanagan blood donor clinics

Canadian Blood ServicesThe UBC Okanagan Partners for Life Team invites you to donate blood at on-campus blood donor clinics on October 23 or November 20.

The clinics run both days from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the University Centre Ballroom (room UNC 200).

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Assoc. Prof. of Geography Kevin HannaSept. 27: Excellence, adversity and integrity with Olympian Beckie Scott

Three-time Olympian, with nearly two decades of competitive cross-country ski racing

Hear from Beckie Scott, one of Canada’s best Olympic speakers, as part of this year's Homecoming Celebrations on September 27 at 2 p.m. in room COM 201.

To register or find out more, visit: events.eply.com/HealthandSocialHomecoming2019


Let's Thrive UBC

This November, UBC celebrates 10 years of Thrive with a month of events and initiatives focused on building mental health.

Campus partners are invited to learn and spread your passion for mental health by joining UBC Thrive from November 1 to 30.

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Sept. 20: FCCS Visiting Scholar discussses why writing matters

Terry Myers Zawacki gives talk on what students need to be effective writers in their programs and beyond

Presented by the Department of English and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Zawacki will offer a workshop and lecture on principles and practices of writing across the curriculum.

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Sept. 17 to 19: Undergraduate Research Awards Symposium

BARBER SCHOOL HOSTS ANNUAL EVENT SHOWCASING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Faculty and staff are invited to explore the work of undergraduate researchers from Irving. K Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

Presentations from 2019 Undergraduate Research Awards recipients will run Sept. 17 to 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the UNC Ballroom.

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Oct. 22: Staff Pension Plan info session organized

Thinking about retirement? Have questions about your pension benefits?

An Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan session is organized for October 22. It will be led by Pension Administrator Margaret Leathley. One-on-one retirement info sessions are also available upon request.

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


Applications now open for Invited International Distinguished Visitor Award

The Invited International Distinguished Visitor Fund provides opportunities for faculty members to invite international colleagues to visit UBC and share their research and expertise with the campus community.

The deadline for submissions is October 15.

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Textile tech

UBC researchers are embarking on a three-year collaboration with partners across Western Canada to develop new wearable technologies to help keep Canadian soldiers safer and more comfortable during their missions.

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Engineering Assoc. Prof. Kevin Golovin chats with Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr in the STAR Hub at UBC Okanagan. Golovin is principal investigator of the COMFORTS research network, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Alberta, University of Victoria and industry partners.
Engineering Assoc. Prof. Kevin Golovin chats with Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr in the STAR Hub. Golovin is principal investigator of the COMFORTS research network, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Alberta, University of Victoria and industry partners.

UBC Okanagan awarded $1.5M to develop high-performance body armour

Research will combine new textile technologies and comfort testing to provide lighter, safer protective gear

The age-old technique of dressing in layers is a tried and tested way to protect from the elements. Now thanks to $1.5 million in new funding for UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers are pushing the practice to new limits by creating a high-tech body armour solution with multiple layers of protection against diverse threats.

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Rob Shaw, doctoral student in UBC Okanagan's Faculty of Health and Social Development.
Rob Shaw, doctoral student in the Faculty of Health and Social Development.

UBC doctoral student wins gold

Rob Shaw earns Canada's first podium finish in Parapan American singles wheelchair tennis

UBC's Rob Shaw served up victory for Canada at the recent Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Shaw is the first-ever Parapan American Quad-tennis champion and the first Canadian tennis player to a win a singles medal at a multi-sport games.

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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.

Creating tradition with UBC Okanagan Homecoming

Students and alumni alike are keen to maintain meaningful and long-lasting relationships with UBC. To foster that spirit of engagement, the Okanagan campus hosted its inaugural Homecoming in September 2018.

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Chimpanzee echocardiogram being performed by Aimee Drane from the International Primate Heart Project. Photo courtesy of Robert Shave.
Chimpanzee echocardiogram being performed by Aimee Drane from the International Primate Heart Project. Photo courtesy of Robert Shave.

Taking evolution to heart

UBC research goes from the athletic stadium to African wildlife sanctuaries

An international research group at UBC, Harvard University, and Cardiff Metropolitan University has discovered how the human heart has adapted to support endurance physical activities.

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UBC research has shown that fungal growth significantly affects the physical and mechanical properties of moisture-exposed drywall.
UBC research has shown that fungal growth significantly affects the physical and mechanical properties of moisture-exposed drywall.

UBC study finds health isn't the only issue with bacteria growth

Microbes are degrading infrastructure, compounding health implications

Microorganisms growing inside aging buildings and infrastructure are more than just a health issue, according to new research from the School of Engineering and Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

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UBC event highlights nature's role in government infrastructure

Gibsons' CAO shares experience developing eco-assets strategy

Gibsons’ Chief Administrative Officer Emanuel Machado will share his experience in developing the town’s eco-assets strategy at a special event today in room EME 1202.

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