Share your voice: UBC Climate Emergency Engagement
The climate emergency is one of the most pressing issues of our time
At this pivotal moment, the decisions and actions we take today will reverberate beyond our own borders and lifetimes.
Your help is needed to shape UBC’s climate emergency response. Share your ideas, candid and constructive feedback, and engage in lively and respectful conversations. The engagement process runs until March 27, 2020.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard shares her excitement for the implementation of Workday as the core enterprise software system for UBC's human resources, finance and student administration.
Campus to Campus Run organizers are actively recruiting volunteers for what will be a celebratory and community-building experience on April 4. Help is needed to greet runners and support registration, cheer on runners at relay stations and assist in tear-down.
Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt and be invited to a BBQ celebration at Okanagan College. To register or find out more, visit: www.okanagan.bc.ca/campustocampus
Faculty members invited to submit book and journal covers
The UBCO Classroom Artwork Project aims to display academically inspiring artwork in classrooms and other public teaching areas of the university.
Researchers from any faculty who have book or journal covers they would like displayed in a classroom are encouraged to email their submissions to Andrew Irvine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: encourage first- and fourth-year students to complete the 2020 NSSE
A reminder to faculty and staff to encourage all first- and fourth-year students to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The survey closes on May 31, 2020.
Join the UBCSUO in hearing Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five -- formally known as the Central Park Five -- discuss the issues of police brutality and misconduct, press ethics and bias, race and law, and the criminal justice system.
UPCOMING EVENT TO FEATURE TALKS FROM DISTINGUISHED WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
Girls in Tech UBCO is hosting We CAN Tech, a regional celebration that brings women, minorities in technology and allies together in ways that support their participation in computing. The event on March 14 is open to students, faculty members and industry professionals.
March 31: Okanagan Symphony Orchestra open rehearsal
Featuring guest conductor Ivars Taurins
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies is hosting renowned baroque specialist Ivars Taurins and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra as they prepare for an eclectic program that celebrates the music of this historic era.
UBC Okanagan researcher argues against relying only on charismatic species the like grizzly bear for gauging habitat health.
When it comes to conservation, ditch the 'canary in the coal mine'
Menagerie of several species to monitor habitat health offers better conservation outcomes
With habitat loss threatening the extinction of an ever-growing number of species around the world, many wildlife advocates and conservation professionals rely on the proverbial 'canary in the coal mine' -- monitoring and protecting a single representative species -- to maintain healthy wildlife biodiversity.
Taught by UBC sustainability professor Lael Parrott (far left) with Kluane Lake, Yukon, as their backdrop, the field course encourages students to critically evaluate how human-environment interactions change landscapes.
In the field: Connecting the Yukon
They came with differing experiences, expectations and knowledge.
Yet all nine of the students who participated in the ‘Landscapes as Complex Social-Ecological Systems’ Yukon field course left with similar mindsets and impressions.
Sepideh Pakpour, assistant professor of engineering, says test show levitating human plasma may lead to faster, more reliable, portable and simpler disease detection.
Study points to better medical diagnosis through levitating human blood
Floating human plasma helps researchers detect diseases like opioid addiction
New research from the School of Engineering, Harvard Medical School and Michigan State University suggests that levitating human plasma may lead to faster, more reliable, portable and simpler disease detection.
Relax-a-Cucha event aims to make knowledge 'snack-sized'
March 4 event tackles complex ideas in seven minutes and 12 slides
Making difficult concepts accessible and understandable for everyone is hard enough, but to do it in less than seven minutes is an especially unique challenge. That's the idea behind Relax-a-Cucha, an event organized every two years by the Institute for Community Engaged Research.
UBC event explores interconnected histories of Canada and South Asia
Historical connection of Punjabi explored through theatre, art and literary production
Using theatre, visual art and literary production, this event on March 4 explores different aspects of the Punjabi language—as a Canadian and South Asian language—and how creative work like poetry and art express this dynamic relationship.