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August 19, 2020

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Sept. 25 to 27: UBC Okanagan Homecoming reimagined

Third annual UBC Okanagan Homecoming celebrations to take place wherever you are

This year, alumni UBC reimagined Homecoming digitally to celebrate UBCO's 15th anniversary from September 25 to 27.

Make sure to sign up to receive the latest Homecoming event updates before August 30. UBCO alumni will receive a free Homecoming at Home celebration package, and will be entered to win a $250 gift certificate.

To register or find out more, visit: www.alumni.ubc.ca/2020/events/ubc-okanagan-homecoming-2020


Sept. 3: Join DVC and Principal Lesley Cormack for virtual town hall

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal's Town Hall and a celebration of the 2020 Staff Awards of Excellence will be held September 3

In a Zoom town hall format, hear how our university community is navigating change, adapting to the current reality and planning for the future, and celebrate outstanding staff being recognized for leadership, global citizenship and campus spirit.

Information about online registration for this event will be provided in coming days.


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Don't lose your mail

Expecting a shipment from someone off campus? Need to send a mail or package to a colleague?

Follow the easy address instructions from the Campus Receiving and Mail Services team. Make sure your UBCO mail gets there.

To find out more visit: campusmail.ok.ubc.ca


Are you ready to teach online this fall?

use the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to help re-design your courses for online delivery

Teaching online can be engaging, interactive and effective when course instructors have time to design and prepare their lessons.

The CTL has resources to help faculty learn at their own pace or receive one-on-one support.

To find out more, visit: ctl.ok.ubc.ca/teaching-remotely


Aug. 27 to Oct. 22: Foundation of Change workshop series

Foundations of Change is a series of online collaborative workshops open to all faculty and staff which focuses on increasing capacity and strengthening resilience for change.

Sessions focus on change methodologies, wellbeing, leading change and caring for others.

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


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Barbara Pesut, Canada Research Chair and professor of nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development.
Barbara Pesut, Canada Research Chair and professor of nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development.

End-of-life lessons: Barbara Pesut's story

Barbara Pesut, Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity, has dedicated her career to understanding how to relieve the suffering associated with dying.

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The mural represents a CTQ Consultants engineering project that helped protect fish habitat at Harrison Hot Springs.
The mural represents a CTQ Consultants engineering project that helped protect fish habitat at Harrison Hot Springs.

UBCO urban-art project adds colour and vibrancy to city spaces

Murals animate public spaces and add a sense of pride to communities

A UBC Okanagan visual arts instructor used a large concrete wall as a canvas, piles of scaffolding and gallons of paint to turn a summer art course into an urban beautification project.

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A young person vaping an e-cigarette.
A young person vaping an e-cigarette.

UBCO researchers link advertising to uptick in youth vaping

E-cigarette companies know how to target their products

UBC researchers are raising the alarm about the increase of vaping among teenagers and how e-cigarette marketing strategies target youth.

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UBC Okanagan researchers Sadaf Shabanian (left) and Kevin Golovin (right) test water-repellent fabric treatment.
UBC Okanagan researchers Sadaf Shabanian (left) and Kevin Golovin (right) test water-repellent fabric treatment.

UBC Okanagan helps Arc’teryx stay green and dry with next-generation water-repellent fabrics

New research creates sustainable and non-toxic replacement for traditional water-repellent chemistry

New research from the School of Engineering and outdoor apparel giant Arc’teryx has produced one of the world’s first non-toxic oil and water-repellent performance textile finishes.

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