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jan. 15, 2020

Events

January 15
What do you meme by that?

January 16
MFA Thesis Oral Defense: Crystal Przybille

January 16
PhD Dissertation Oral Defense: Tianlong (Taylor) Liu

January 17
UBCO Heat women’s basketball vs the UNBC Timberwolves

January 17
UBCO Heat men’s basketball vs the UNBC Timberwolves

January 18
UBCO Hackathon

January 18
UBCO Heat women’s basketball vs the UNBC Timberwolves

January 18
UBCO Heat men’s basketball vs the UNBC Timberwolves

January 20
Picture This: Research with a Bang! A Knowledge Mobilization Workshop

January 21
Tobacco industry tactics for drawing in the young

January 21
Chemistry Colloquium Speaker Series: Dr. James Harynuk

January 23
Getting Home: Stories of navigating rural access to healthcare in the Interior of BC

January 23
IWC Public Reading Series

January 24
Prospects and Challenges for a Basic Income Guarantee in Canada: What Have We Learned So Far?

January 24
School of Health and Exercise Sciences Seminar Series

January 28 to 30
Grad Photos

February 1
18th Annual Art on the Line Gala and Fundraiser

February 3
Reconciling Pedagogies: Accounts from across Canada

Workshops

January 15
PowerConcepts: Excel Core

January 16
PowerConcepts: Outlook

January 17
How to Rock the 3MT: Competition Information and Presentation Skills

January 18
Indigenous-Centered Landscapes through Cyanotype with Tania Willard

January 20
Writing a Lay Summary

January 21
PowerConcepts: Word Expert

January 21
3MT Copyright Session

January 22
3MT Practice Session

January 23
3MT School of Education Heat

January 23
SMP Teacher Certificate Program

January 24
The University’s Relationship with the Host Nation

January 27
PowerConcepts: Excel Expert Part 1

January 27
Building Confidence in Academic Writing

January 28
Researching for the Literature Review

January 29
Planning a University-Level Paper

January 29
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault

January 30
Preparing for an In-Class Essay

January 30
Thesis or Dissertation Structure: An Overview

February 3
PowerConcepts: Microsoft Project

February 4
Building Effective Supervisory Relationships

February 5
PowerConcepts: Adobe Acrobat DC

February 6
PowerConcepts: Excel Expert Part 2

February 6
Project Management Workshop

February 6
How to Rock the 3MT: Competition Information and Presentation Skills

February 6
Mitacs: Skills of Communication

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

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Jan. 22: Next round of Distinguished Speaker Series seats available

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences' next speaker in its Distinguished Speaker Series is celebrated cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky on January 29.

If you are still looking for seats to this event, the next round of tickets will be available Wednesday, January 22 at 9 a.m.

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


President Santa Ono

Jan. 30: This is what hope looks like

President Santa Ono joins Third Space Life Charity on January 30 for a special event discussing the current mental health epidemic in Canada.

Professor Ono will discuss the current youth mental health epidemic and his own personal journey through depression and bi-polar disorder.

Read more…


Stretching seal-skin demonstrates the resilience of certain forms of traditional Inuit knowledge in Nunavut.”
Stretching seal-skin demonstrates the resilience of certain forms of traditional Inuit knowledge in Nunavut.

Feb.6: History and Sociology Speaker Series returns

THE MEANING OF WALLS: LEARNING WITHIN WALLS IN AN ARCTIC HAMLET

Professor Lisa-Jo K van den Scott from Memorial University Newfoundland will discuss the multiple meaning of walls, explaining how these objects unveil hidden power relations, expressions of identity and more.

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


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Top tips for dealing with student concerns

Be sensitive to the inherent power imbalance

  • You may not feel as though you are in a position of power, but the student-instructor or student-administrator relationship is characterized by a power differential
  • Even if conversations become frustrating or challenging, you still hold the authority to make a decision that could adversely impact the student
  • Keeping this in mind can help you to foster open communication to reach a constructive and measured resolution

Read more...


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Help Move UBC during February

Move UBC month is happening in February. UBC Wellbeing and Athletics & Recreation are encouraging the campus community to be more physically active. Grants are available to help you partner with UBC Wellbeing and support events that get students, faculty and staff moving more and sitting less.

Small changes can add up to big impacts. To find out more visit the Move UBC website.


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Be stronger than your excuses

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AN ACTIVE WORK BREAK. YOUR BODY AND YOUR BRAIN WILL THANK YOU

With an on-campus fitness centre, more than 30 group fitness classes a week, and drop-in sport at noon, you’ll be sure to find an activity that fits your schedule.

At just $125, a faculty/staff pass gets you unlimited access to all areas of the gym until April 30. Drop-ins are also an option at $7 per day. 

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Falcons Play for United Way on July 8

Total revealed for the 2019 UBC Okanagan United Way Campaign

The total raised for this year's UBC Okanagan campus United Way Campaign was $37,751.87. This number is the result of our campus community's spirit of giving to make a difference in our valley and all funds raised went to the United Way of the Southern Interior BC.

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Share the air logoWe share the air at UBCO

UBC Okanagan has a voluntary scent-free program on campus to help mitigate problems for scent sensitive individuals -- especially those with asthma, allergies or environmental illnesses.

By not wearing scented products at UBCO you are being compassionate and accommodating to everyone on campus.

To find out more about the scent-free awareness program, visit: hse.ok.ubc.ca/health/scentfree


Jan. 27 to 31: Data Privacy Week

International Data Privacy Day on January 28 is an international effort to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust

With data privacy becoming a fundamental concern for UBC employees, the Privacy Matters @ UBC team has organized two International Data Privacy Day events on January 30.

To RSVP by January 24, or find out more, visit: www.privacymatters.ubc.ca/dpw2020


Jan. 29: Let's talk mental health at UBC

On the morning of January 29, faculty and staff are invited to visit either the transit exchange or the walkway between the Arts and Sciences buildings for a coffee or tea as well as information and resources about employee mental health.

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Feb. 15: Public Humanities Hub Impact Award deadline

stimulate humanities research that engages the public with $3,000 in funding

Students, faculty, sessional instructors and post-doctoral fellows are invited to apply for the Public Humanities Hub Impact Award. Applications should focus on in realizing a short-term research and/or creation project and the deadline is February 15, 2020.

To find out more, visit: public-humanities.ok.ubc.ca/funding


March 10 and 19: 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


Reminder: Nominations close Feb. 14 for Kelowna Civic and Community Awards

nominate residents, organizations and businesses who positively contributed to the City of Kelowna in 2019

This year’s finalists will be celebrated at an awards ceremony in April and nominations are open until February 14, 2020.

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Reminder: Student Learning Hub provides one-stop-shop for UBCO learning services

The Student Learning Hub -- a collaboration between the library and AVP Students -- reduces barriers to access and provides a variety of learning services by offering a single on-campus location.

The hub also offers Academic Integrity Matters, a referral program for students with academic integrity issues.

To find out more, visit students.ok.ubc.ca/learning-hub or email learning.hub@ubc.ca.


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UBC Stories
Olympic champion and fourth-year human kinetics student Kelsey Serwa.
Olympic champion and fourth-year human kinetics student Kelsey Serwa.

In the field: Olympic Heart

Reigning Olympic ski cross champion, hometown hero and UBC Okanagan star student Kelsey Serwa jots notes as the physiotherapist slowly extends the patient's leg.

Serwa, who recently retired from professional sport and has set her sights on becoming a physiotherapist, is at her practicum, a fourth-year requirement for her degree in human kinetics.

Read more...


Back to the future

We are living in a time of unprecedented transformation, driven forward by advances that, just 50 years ago, were virtually unimaginable.

No surprise, then, that universities the world over are also experiencing a seismic shift, as they adjust to a changing landscape of students, research and industry.

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Student Experience Office Senior Manager Phil Bond, right, enjoys some comradery during an informal hockey game at the Ultimate 3x3 rink in West Kelowna.
Student Experience Office Senior Manager Phil Bond, right, enjoys some comradery during an informal hockey game at the Ultimate 3x3 rink in West Kelowna.

Being on the ice manages stress for UBC staff

Despite being a huge NHL fan, Phil Bond's TV timeout from ice hockey ended up lasting more than a quarter of a century.

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Currently, there are more than 1,600 active research projects underway at UBCO.
Currently, there are more than 1,600 active research projects underway at UBCO.

From heart evolution to greenhouse gas

Stories you may have missed in 2019

UBCO researchers are challenging established assumptions, innovating solutions and creating new knowledge that will have broad impacts on our society.

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UBCO researcher Jonathan Little suggests ketone supplement drink may help control blood sugar.
UBCO researcher Jonathan Little suggests ketone supplement drink may help control blood sugar.

Need to control blood sugar? There's a drink for that

Ketone supplement may control glucose by mimicking some aspects of a ketogenic diet

With more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes looking for novel strategies to help control blood sugar, new research from the School of Health and Exercise Sciences suggests that ketone monoester drinks may help do exactly that.

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Photography Instructor Andreas Rutkauskas leading a discussion about student photography projects.
Photography Instructor Andreas Rutkauskas leading a discussion about student photography projects.

Creative Days opens studio doors for potential artists

UBCO professors offer free classes and tips to create a professional portfolio

Artists interested in UBC Okanagan's visual arts program are invited to attend a special class with a professor to learn about the program and find out how to put a portfolio together.

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Engineering students enter virtual reality operating room

New course seeks to make the operating theatre safer and more efficient

UBC Okanagan student Hafsah Khan is immersed in an operating room at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York where a spine surgery is currently underway; although she is not physically there.

Read more...

ubco.tv spotlight

  • Art on the Line gala fundraiser
    This popular annual event brings together the local arts community to celebrate the work of students, faculty, alumni and artists practicing in the community.
  • The clock is ticking
    You have three minutes to tell an audience about your research and why it is significant. Are you up for the 3MT challenge?

To see more videos like this, visit youtube.com/user/ubcotv

         
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