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Nov. 20, 2019

Events

November 20
On-Campus Blood Donor Clinic

November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 21
Thrive: Yoga and Meditation for Sleep

November 21
Living the Curriculum from the Inside Out with Kim Ondrik

November 21 and 23
IWC Public Reading Series

November 22
UBCO Heat women’s basketball vs the UBC Thunderbirds

November 22
UBCO Heat men’s basketball vs the UBC Thunderbirds

November 23
Lake Country Pow Wow

November 23
UBCO Heat women’s basketball vs the UBC Thunderbirds

November 23
UBCO Heat men’s basketball vs the UBC Thunderbirds

November 25
In Rebel Territory

November 25
Thrive: Yoga and Meditation for Stress

November 26
Chemistry Colloquium Speaker Series: Dr. Jillian Buriak

November 27
Thrive: DEstress for Success

November 28
MASc Oral Defense: Adam Lee

November 28
MASc Oral Defense: Kalie Smith

November 29
United Way Pit Stop

November 29
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Araz Sholehkerdar

November 29
School of Health and Exercise Sciences Seminar Series

November 29
APSC 171 Design Showcase

November 29
UBCO Heat women’s basketball vs the Calgary Dinos

November 29
UBCO Heat men’s basketball vs the Calgary Dinos

November 30
UBCO Heat women’s basketball vs the Calgary Dinos

November 30
UBCO Heat men’s basketball vs the Calgary Dinos

December 2
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Hui Ma

December 2
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Cynthia Bourne

December 3
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Roya Samanipour

December 4
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Mohamed Mohamed

December 5
MASc Oral Defense: Yuwei Guo

Workshops

November 20
Thriving as Parents: Parenting Youth Who Engage in Self Harm

November 20
Positive Space Workshop

November 21
Writing the Master’s Scholarship Application Tutorial

November 21
Thrive: Healthy Weight Workshop

November 21
Drop-In Session for the Open Science and Reproducible Research Workshop

November 21
SMP Teacher Certificate Program

November 21
E-Careers Civil Engineering Industry Presentations and Networking

November 23
Thrive: Memoir Writing

November 25
Research Data Management: Tools and Background

November 26
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Word Core

November 26
ICER Knowledge Mobilization Workshop on Games

November 26
Thesis Formatting

November 26
Writing the Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Application

November 26
Mindful Teaching and Learning: Innovations in Practice

November 27
PowerConcepts: Excel Core

November 27
Screen Time and Young Children: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know

November 27
Thriving as Parents: Parenting, Mental Health and Multiculturalism

November 27
Writing the Literature Review

November 27
MD Admissions Info Session

November 28
Team Building Skills for People Who Lead People

November 28
PowerConcepts: Outlook

November 28
Selecting Quality Journals for Publication

November 29
PowerConcepts: PowerPoint

December 2
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Publisher

December 2
Writing the Academic CV

December 3
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Word Expert

December 3
Manage your Rights to Make your Publications Widely Available

December 4
PowerConcepts: Excel Expert

December 4
Writing the Academic Cover Letter

December 5
PowerConcepts: Excel Expert

December 5
Converting your Paper into a Journal Article

December 5
Teaching Scholars Credential Program for Teaching Assistants and Grad Students

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DVC and Principal Deborah Buszard welcomed Kelowna City Council to UBC Okanagan on Monday night for Council's first-ever regular meeting away from City Hall.
DVC and Principal Deborah Buszard welcomed Kelowna City Council to UBC Okanagan on Monday night for the first-ever regular meeting away from City Hall.

City’s transportation consultation comes to campus

Kelowna officially launched the next phase of it’s Transportation Master Plan consultations during Kelowna City Council’s meeting hosted at UBC Okanagan Monday evening.

City planning staff will be on campus to discuss the future of transportation on November 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the EME building's Hallisey Atrium. Learn more about the plan and participate in an interactive transportation budgeting exercise at: kelowna.ca/transportation2040


Top tips for dealing with student concerns

Talk about expectations early

  • Make an early and significant investment in clearly setting out the "rules of the game"
  • Talk clearly about your expectations and about consequences
  • We’re in a stronger place when we understand our roles, rights and responsibilities clearly
  • We all have the responsibility to help prevent misunderstandings
  • Clear course outlines, holding regular meetings with graduate students, and providing opportunities for timely feedback can build an understanding of what is expected

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UBC tap water campaign graphic

Survey: UBC Drinks Tap Water

Throughout November, UBC Wellbeing has been encouraging students, faculty and staff to increase their consumption of tap water through a project called UBC Drinks Tap Water.

To help measure how the project has on the university, please complete this short one-minute survey: ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78kQRdmBfpQdToN


Workplace Experiences Survey graphic

Reminder: Participate in the 2019 WES Pulse by Nov. 25

What’s your experience of working at UBC? The WES Pulse is your opportunity to share feedback of your experiences in the workplace.

So far, over 130 responses (9.4 per cent) have been provided from faculty and staff in the Okanagan. The survey closes on Monday.

Take the survey now at: wes.ubc.ca


Nov. 28: Gathering to celebrate the late Jessie Ravnsborg

The campus community is invited to celebrate the life of Jessie Ravnsborg on Thursday, November 28, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the University Centre Ballroom, room UNC 200.

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Dec. 3 and 10: Crucial Conversations workshop

Crucial Conversations is an internationally recognized course that creates alignment and agreement between parties by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional and risky topics.

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


Dec. 11: Understanding your travel benefits

Join UBC Benefits Administrator Janet McHugh in this understanding your travel benefits session on December 11 and ensure that your vacations are as stress free as possible.

This video conference session will also include time for Q&As.

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Until Dec. 20: Food for Fines

Between now and December 20, Parking Services will accept non-perishable food items to be used to pay your escalated parking fine at $2 per item.

How it works: when you pay the first $30 for a fine, you may pay the balance owing in food donations. This means that you can provide 15 food items to remove $30 off the amount owed.


Call for nominations: Researcher of the Year

Each year, UBC Okanagan recognizes faculty members who have made a significant contribution to research during their appointment at the university.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations by December 5.

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


UBC releases the 2018/19 Annual Sustainability Report

This year, UBC’s leadership endorsed new strategic plans and actions that significantly deepen the university’s commitment to sustainability across teaching, learning and research, operations, infrastructure and community.

Read how UBC advances its sustainability goals, what researchers are developing and what is in development for coming years in the 2018/19 Annual Sustainability Report.

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Your ideas sought: BC's future workforce

What's your vision for the future workforce? How do you envision being ready for the jobs of the future? 

CleanBC is a government strategy that sets a pathway for reducing climate pollution and building a better future. As the clean economy grows, training needs to keep up and jobs need to be accessible in all corners of the province. 

Provide your feedback by November 29 at: engage.gov.bc.ca/jobreadiness


Current staff postings

UBC Stories
UBCO Associate Professor John-Tyler Binfet, whose research focusses on measuring kindness in schools, children and adolescents, practices what he preaches. Binfet poses with his new rescue dog Craig.
UBCO Associate Professor John-Tyler Binfet, whose research focusses on measuring kindness in schools, children and adolescents, practices what he preaches. Binfet poses with his new rescue dog Craig.

How are you kind?

UBCO researcher seeks to understand the good things that people do

For researcher John-Tyler Binfet, an associate professor in the School of Education, recognizing and celebrating kindness happens throughout the year.

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Associate Professor of History Brigitte Le Normand is the academic director of UBCO's public humanities hub.
Associate Professor of History Brigitte Le Normand is the academic director of UBCO's public humanities hub.

Use the humanities to bridge cultural divisions, say UBC profs

Researchers bring reasoning into scientific, often polarizing, issues

In an era when divisions in society seem more prevalent than ever, two UBC humanities professors are using the power of arts, history and philosophy to build bridges and address the world's most pressing issues.

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A participant performs a computerized task designed to probe cognitive function in Paul van Donkelaar's concussion lab.
A participant performs a computerized task designed to probe cognitive function in Paul van Donkelaar's concussion lab.

UBCO researcher examines traumatic brain injury in survivors of intimate partner violence

Groundbreaking research seeks to create better supports and outcomes for women

While the diagnoses and treatment of sport-related concussion have well-established guidelines and protocols, a new study from the School of Health and Exercise Sciences is looking at what has previously been an understudied group—women survivors of intimate partner violence.

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Alumna Nicole Tomasic.
Alumna Nicole Tomasic.

Finding her way: Nicole Tomasic's story

Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree sparks interest in law for Nicole Tomasic.

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Psychology graduate student Cassidy Wallis won UBCO's 3MT when she presented her research on how and when child abuse is reported.
Psychology graduate student Cassidy Wallis won UBCO's 3MT when she presented her research on how and when child abuse is reported.

UBCO collaboration with RCMP recognizes importance of reporting child abuse

Research to be shared at gala dinner for the Child Advocacy Centre

A special working relationship between a UBC grad student, the RCMP and the Kelowna Child Advocacy Centre may lead to enhanced support and faster treatment for victims of child abuse.

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Claudia Krebs, professor of anatomy in UBC's faculty of medicine.
Claudia Krebs, professor of anatomy in UBC's faculty of medicine.

Reimagining anatomy education for all

From the vast network of blood vessels responsible for supplying blood to the brain to the tiny tendons of our toes, human anatomy is complex. And for hundreds of UBC students, it's their job to master it all.

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Inspired Word Café blends creativity, inclusivity and interactive fun

New series bridges gap between professional and budding writers

Known for the past 10 years as Milkcraters of the Moon reading series, the newly-renamed Inspired Word Café public reading series will bring visiting authors together with writers from the Okanagan to share their experiences and talent.

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