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Dec. 18, 2019

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UBCO Professor Lesley Lutes, president of the Learning Centre’s board of directors, (left) holds Eli while she reads a story with Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development to Lucas, Tyler and Amelia.
UBCO Professor Lesley Lutes, president of the Learning Centre’s board of directors, (left) holds Eli while she reads a story with Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development to Lucas, Tyler and Amelia.

Province and UBC fund major daycare expansion

More families will have access to high-quality child care services at UBCO

The University Children’s Learning Centre at UBC Okanagan will soon add space for 20 more children.

Currently licensed to provide services for 37 children, the facility will be renovated and expanded by 50 per cent thanks to support from the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development and UBC.

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UBC Okanagan's seasonal shutdown

COMPLETE THE CHECKLIST AND ENTER TO WIN $100 FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT

Every action counts. This holiday season, help save energy as part of UBC Okanagan’s seasonal shutdown.

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New Year. New you.

Plan to start 2020 off right with a free test drive of any of on-campus fitness classes at the Hangar from January 6 to 11.

With 30+ classes offered at various times, you can find the fitness options that work best for you and your schedule. 

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Dec. 16 to 31: Important information for submitting hourly timesheets

The final timesheet submission deadline for this year's payroll is December 23

Given this early submission deadline, timesheets for the last pay period of the year will not arrive from UBC Vancouver on time.

All departments are being asked to submit a manual timesheet for their hourly employees for the upcoming December 16 to 31 pay period.

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Feb. 6: Project Management Workshop

failing to plan is the same as planning to fail

By focusing on developing sound project management skills and processes, projects are more realistically budgeted for and resourced, risks are managed and mitigated, and projects are far more likely to be executed on time without severe consequences to people.

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


Nominations open for Kelowna Civic and Community Awards

Recognizing outstanding Kelowna residents, organizations and businesses who positively contributed to the city in 2019, nominations for the 45th annual Kelowna Civic Awards are open until Feburary 14, 2020.

This year’s finalists will be celebrated at the awards ceremony in April.

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Reminder: Nominations now open for 2020 Teaching Excellence Award and Killam Teaching Prize

Nominations close on January 10, 2020 for the annual Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award and the Killam Teaching Prize.

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UBC Stories
Back row, from left: Sally Faulkner, Rehan Sadiq, Dan Charman, Gord Binsted, Krasimira Tsaneva, Bryce Traister. Front row, from left: Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor University of Exeter, Deborah Buszard DVC of UBC Okanagan.
Back row, from left: Sally Faulkner, Rehan Sadiq, Dan Charman, Gord Binsted, Krasimira Tsaneva, Bryce Traister. Front row, from left: Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor University of Exeter, Deborah Buszard DVC of UBC Okanagan.

UBC Okanagan reaches across Atlantic with University of Exeter partnership

New funding will support student and faculty connections between institutions

UBC’s Okanagan campus has entered a new partnership agreement with the UK’s University of Exeter that commits CAD$120,000 to develop and expand relationships across both universities.

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Cheers! Choosing your holiday drinks wisely

School of Health and Exercise Sciences professor shares tips for sipping sensibly during a healthy holiday

For those concerned about sugar intake, particularly people on a diet or with diabetes, ringing in the holidays with the clinking of glasses may be a significant challenge.

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FCCS hosts a gala evening of art and entertainment

Popular fundraiser Art on the Line brings artists and community together

Each year the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, in association with the Visual Arts Course Union, hosts a fundraiser and gala event that celebrates the work of local artists.

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Authors encouraged to put pen to paper and get creative

Budding writers are urged to submit their entries for the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' annual Okanagan Short Story Contest.

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UBCO engineering instructor Ray Taheri watches as a student prepares a bin before installing a retrofit that will make donation bins safer.
Engineering instructor Ray Taheri watches as a student prepares a bin before installing a retrofit that will make donation bins safer.

New, safe models of clothing donation bins heading back to the streets

UBC Okanagan engineering students have solved the problem that took several lives and cost Canadian charities thousands of dollars of lost income.

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Jennifer Davis explores the value of patient-reported measures in the fields of healthy aging.
Jennifer Davis explores the value of patient-reported measures in the fields of healthy aging.

UBC research says poor sleep can impact recovery from a stroke

Getting a good night’s sleep is sound advice for most people, but a new UBC study says sleep is vital for those who are recovering from a stroke

Jennifer Davis is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Management. Her goal is to improve the health of Canadians and her research area includes exploring the value of patient-reported measures in the fields of healthy aging.

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Brodie Sakakibara is an assistant professor with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management.
Brodie Sakakibara is an assistant professor with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management.

Too many Canadians live with multiple chronic conditions, say UBC researchers

Greater efforts to improve lifestyle identified as a solution

A lack of physical activity, a poor diet and too much stress are taking their toll on the health of Canadians, says a new UBC study.

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Hadi Mohammadi is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering.
Hadi Mohammadi is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering and lead author on the study.

New research seeks to improve safety equipment for pregnant women

UBCO engineer says not all body types are taken into account

As technology advances in the things we use every day, it’s generally accepted they also become safer. But according to one UBCO engineer, that may not be true for a large portion of the population.

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Moral challenges still exist around medical assistance in dying

UBCO professor says frontline nurses grapple with a good death amidst new end of life options

Nursing Professor Barb Pesut is a Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity. Much of her research has focused on improving palliative care for diverse populations and ways to improve the quality of life for seniors living with advancing chronic illness.

Recently, she delved into the policy, practice and ethical implications of Medical Assistance in Dying for nurses.

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