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Oct 16, 2019

Events

October 16
Cusp Tectonics

October 16
MASc Oral Defense: Niloofar Shakourifar

October 16
250 Years of Alexander von Humboldt

October 17
Ambiguous Heterotopias

October 17
IWC Public Reading Series

October 18
Future of Health: Cancer Care Forum

October 18
Pit Stop: Ombuds, SVPRO and Independent Investigations Offices

October 23
MASc Oral Defense: Brandon Robertson

October 23
On-campus Blood Donor Clinic

October 23
Feminist Research Speaker Series

October 24
Philosophy Course Union Lecture and Pizza Series

October 25
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Joanne Taylor

October 25
Transition Beyond Borders: The Colombian Peace Tribunal as a Global Governance Mechanism

October 30
MA Oral Defense: Ruochen Sun

October 31
MA Oral Defense: Carson Toews

November 5
Experiencing Widowhood Today

November 7
Pit Stop: Athletics and Recreation

November 7
PINTS Speaker Series: Christopher Martin

November 8
Cannabis legalization and young adults

Workshops

October 16
PowerConcepts: Excel Core

October 16
Writing the Academic CV

October 17
PowerConcepts: Outlook

October 17
Crafting Thesis Statements

October 17
QPR Suicide Awareness

October 18
PowerConcepts: PowerPoint

October 21
Writing the Academic Cover Letter

October 21
Info Session: UBC Southern Medical Program

October 22
PowerConcepts: Excel Expert

October 22
Staff Pension Plan workshop

October 23
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Word Expert

October 23 and 24
Using Sources Correctly

October 23
Thesis or Dissertation Structure: An Overview

October 24
The University's Relationship with the Host Nation

October 24
SMP Teacher Certificate Program

October 25
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Publisher

October 29
APA Style Basics

October 29
PowerConcepts: Excel Expert

October 30
MLA Style Basics

October 30
Writing the Master's Scholarship Application Tutorial

November 1
PowerConcepts: Adobe Acrobat DC

November 6
Writing the Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Application Drop-in Session

November 6
Writing Grad School Applications

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

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Ombudsperson Office Fairness Tip #1

Top tips for dealing with student concerns

DISCUSS Concerns in person

  • Encourage students to meet with the individual closest to the source of the problem
  • Better communication occurs when we discuss our concerns face-to-face
  • However, where the concern involves an issue of safety, dealing directly with the person involved may not be appropriate

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Get your free flu shot

Boost your wellbeing and promote a healthy campus by getting your free flu shot—it is your best protection against the flu.

Drop in to UNC 200 for a clinic of your choice: October 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., October 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., or November 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Oct. 16: United Way Cookie Day

Help kickoff this year's UBC Okanagan United Way Campaign with United Way Cookie Day today in the main courtyard from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Small donations are greatly appreciated.

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Oct. 17: Join Shakeout BC this Thursday

On Thursday at 10:17 a.m. practice the Great BC Shakeout, an annual province-wide earthquake drill for everyone to practice how to protect themselves and to be better prepared in the event of an earthquake.

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Join the 30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge

All UBC faculty and staff are invited to register for the free 30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge, which starts on November 1.

Whether new to mindfulness, practicing already or part of a unit looking for a team-building activity, you can boost your well-being by joining this simple practice.

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ALT-2040 Fund call for proposals

Apply for funding to support innovative academic program enhancement, development and transformation. The Category 2 Letter of Intent is due November 18, 2019.

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Voting in the 2019 federal election

Every eligible member of the UBC community is encouraged to take part in the 2019 Federal Election. To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen and at least 18 years old on election day, Monday, October 21.

Your polling station is determined by where you live in your electoral district. To find the correct polling station, use Election Canada's Voter Information Service

To find out more about voting in this year's election, visit: president.ubc.ca/vote-2019/#ubco


Workday 101 course now available on Canvas

Workday 101 is series of short video tutorials that provide an overview of the basic functionality and the look and feel of Workday for employees.

These videos will differ in some ways from what will be seen at UBC once Workday is launched, but they will provide a useful first look.

To access Workday 101, visit: irp.ubc.ca/training-courses


Oct. 30: Join the Workday demo livestream

This demo-style event is open to all UBC faculty and staff to learn more about Workday, the new HR and Finance system being implemented in April 2020, as part of the Integrated Renewal Program.

To watch the livestream on October 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, visit: zoom.us/j/350330133


Reminder: UBCO Length of Service Awards being re-imagined

Faculty and Staff are at the heart of the university's identity and critical to the success and growth of UBC.

Recognition of service length has traditionally been for 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years. Starting this October, UBCO is also now recognizing employees with 15 and 20 years of service.

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UBC Stories
Mule deer are considered an indicator species and their population health is tied to what is going on in the rest of the landscape
Mule deer are considered an indicator species and their population health is tied to what is going on in the rest of the landscape

In the field: Deer data

The massive wildfires shrouding British Columbia in smoke in recent years may actually be helping boost dwindling mule deer populations.

UBC Okanagan doctoral student Chloe Wright says fire may be one of many factors driving populations of mule deer.

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UBCO political science department hosts election candidates

Both Kelowna ridings represented at on-campus event

UBC Okanagan's department of economics, philosophy and political science has organized a meet and greet on Friday for candidates and voters in the upcoming federal election.

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UBC event explores life of climate change pioneer Alexander von Humboldt

Speaker to discuss von Humboldt’s scientific project and relevance today

In commemoration of von Humboldt’s 250th birthday, the campus community is invited to join science historian Sandra Rebok as she evaluates his achievements, how he differed from fellow explorers, and whether or not his scientific methods are still valid today.

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