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oct. 21, 2020

Events

October 19 to November 26
Intro to Rock Climbing

October 21
Patient-oriented virtual health economics mixer

October 21
Alumni Office Hours with Moises Uribe

October 21
Diabetes prevention approaches: The efficacy and effectiveness of lifestyle modification

October 21
Entrepreneurship@
UBCO Leadership Forum: Building Okanagan Flood Resiliency

October 21
Okanagan Book Club: Policing Black Lives by Dr. Robyn Maynard

October 22 to November 12
Bootcamp Series

October 22 to December 3
Learn to Play Squash

October 22
Being creative for health and well-being

October 22
Digital Art History Keynote Lecture & Workshop

October 22
You Are What You eat – or Are You?

October 22
Rethinking Critical Pedagogy: Radical Education and the Role of Philosophy

October 23
The short-and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools, viral transmission and physical activity in kids

October 29 to December 3
Kickboxing Series

October 29
Master Grads with Danai Belanger: From Researching to Building Community

October 29
Geoscientific Site Characterization for Canada’s Deep Geological Repository for Used Nuclear Fuel

October 29 
Power, Conflict and Ideas Speaker Series: Dr. William Robinson

Workshops

Ongoing
Online Writing Communities

Ongoing
Tech Connect Drop-In Sessions

Ongoing
Teaching Online Learning Community

Ongoing
International Students Connection Group

October 21
Creating Inclusive Spaces

October 21 and 23
Transitioning to Online Teaching: A Blended Approach

October 21
Communications/
Announcements/
Discussions

October 21
Virtual Interview Prep

October 21
Copyright, Creative Commons, and Open Licenses

October 21
Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

October 21
Writing the Academic CV

October 22
Go Global Q&A Session

October 22
IRP Community
Call-In: Workday Support and the Integrated Service Centre

October 22
Thesis Writing: Methods and Results

October 22
Finding, Using and Adapting Open Resources For Your Courses

October 22
Leading Change and Caring for Others

October 22
Canada Revenue Agency: Tax Benefit Sessions for International Students

October 22
Student Course Time Estimator Tool Overview

October 22
Community Connection Series: Thriving through Racial Barriers

October 23 
CTL Workshop: Camtasia

October 23 and November 6
OER Grant Information Session

October 23
Transitioning to Online Teaching: A Blended Approach

October 26
Thesis and Dissertation Structure

October 26
Canvas Groups & iPeer

October 27
Go Global Q&A Session

October 27
Thesis Formatting Q&A

October 27
Git and Github for non-programmers

October 27
Fitting in Movement

October 27
CTL Workshop: Quizzes

October 27
Healthy Masculinities Group

October 28 
Virtual Interview Prep

October 28
CTL Workshop: Respondus Quiz/ Advanced Quiz

October 28
Go Global Q&A Session

October 28
Writing the Academic Cover Letter

October 29
Career Connections: CPABC

October 29
Writing the CGSM (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) Application

October 29
CTL Workshop: Zoom

October 29
Pathways to Permanent Residency Information Session

October 30
Turnitin

October 30
Go Global Q&A

November 2
Multimedia

November 3
Money Talks: The Cash is Flowing - is it Going in the Right Direction?

November 3
Collaborate Ultra

November 4
Virtual Job Search Strategies

November 4
Virtual Interview Practice

November 4
Assignments/
Speedgrader/
Rubrics

November 4
Gradebook/
Assignment Groups

November 4 
Go Global Q&A

November 5
Rural communities speak about challenges and technology use during COVID-19

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Employee News
Stock photo for UBC email phishing campaign

Is this for real? Stay alert for UBC-wide self-phishing messages

UBC is going live with Workday on November 2 and faculty, staff and student employees can expect an increase in email communications up to and after the launch date.

With increased email communications, it important for the UBC community to be alert and diligent when it comes to potential phishing.

To find out more, visit: privacymatters.ubc.ca/self-phishing and privacymatters.ubc.ca/workday-notifications


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Thrive with the Workplace Initiative Fund

Thrive is a time where UBC comes together as a community to learn about, talk about and explore ways to support our mental health

Applications are now open for Thrive Workplace Initiative Fund available for UBC Okanagan departments and units.

The application process is open until October 30, and information and applications are available online. Additional faculty and staff mental health resources can also be found online.

To learn more about upcoming Thrive events, visit this year's Thrive Calendar.


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Oct. 21 and Nov. 18: Lunch & Lift workshops

A series of free two-in-one interactive well-being workshops

These sessions allow you to get some exercise in over lunch and provide you with some great tips and tricks to support a healthy mind and body.

To register or find out more, visit: recreation.ubc.ca/get-moving/lunch-lift


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Oct. 23: Provost’s Speaker Series on Systemic Racism looks at black studies in Canada

Join UBC Okanagan Provost and Vice-President Academic Ananya Mukherjee Reed for a talk with Professor Andrea A. Davis of York University and Professor Handel Kashope Wright of UBC Vancouver as they examine the landscape of black studies programs in Canada and what is needed to create meaningful change.

The talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A. To register or find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca/festival-of-ideas/black-studies


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Oct. 29: Cycling 101

New to cycling, or interested in learning more? In need of a refresher?

Join the UBCO community and Kelowna Area Cycling Coalition for a lunch and learn virtual workshop that will introduce you to cycling best practices and how to bike safely to work and beyond.

Read more...


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Nov. 3 to 6: Protect yourself from the nasty flu

UBC Okanagan is once again offering free, voluntary flu immunization clinics for students, faculty and staff from November 3 to 6.

All COVID-19 safety and physical distancing rules will be followed, and those interested in participating in the clinic are asked to pre-register online. Drop-in spots will not be available.

To register or find out more, visit: hse.ok.ubc.ca/flu


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Nov. 3 to 24: Transportation Plan public consultation

Next month, Campus Planning is launching a Transportation Plan Phase 1 consultation. It runs from November 3 to 24, during which students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to learn more about the plan and provide input into its vision and emerging strategies.

On November 17 there will also be an online virtual open house where you can ask questions to the planning team.

To find out more, visit: campusplanning.ok.ubc.ca/projects/ubc-okanagan-transportation-plan


Nov. 5, 10, 16 and 25: Find out more about the Work Study program

$400,000 is available through the Work Study program each year in minimum wage subsidies to create student employment opportunities

Information sessions are open to all employees interested in learning more about the Work Study program. Sessions are being offered every week in November.

To find out more, visit students.ok.ubc.ca/career-experience/hire-a-student/work-study or contact Michele Gabourie, work integrated learning program coordinator, at michele.gabourie@ubc.ca


Reminder: Complete mandatory COVID-19 safety training for faculty and staff

Faculty and staff who attend campus meetings or events, or those working on campus, are reminded they need to complete the brief online training module Preventing COVID-19 Infection in the Workplace.

If you have any questions about completing the training, refer to the UBC Okanagan Safety Planning Framework or speak to your supervisor. For work resumption questions or concerns contact the Resumption Planning and Coordination Committee at ready.ok@ubc.ca.


The IT Helpdesk is moving

After Workday launches on November 2, UBC IT Okanagan's online ticketing system will be moving to the UBC Self-Service Portal along with the Integrated Services Centre, to provide online IT support for the Okanagan campus.

This will make it easier for faculty and staff to access a variety of UBC support services from a single website.

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Research in focus

Help your colleagues learn more about you and your work, through the UBC Today website

Research in focus is a new feature that provides faculty and staff with bite-sized, easy to read accounts of the research happening at the university, directly from the researchers conducting it. Shannon Ward from community, culture, and global studies was the most recent researcher from UBCO to be featured.

To submit your Research in focus, visit: ubctoday.ubc.ca/submit-your-research-focus


Important changes to payroll effective November 2020

Beginning next month, you may notice some changes to your net pay as a result of our transition to Workday

For the most part, upcoming changes to payroll are minor and reflect the fact that Workday allows UBC to calculate tax rates and benefit premiums more accurately, and make deductions in a more timely manner.

To find out more, visit: broadcastemail.ubc.ca/2020/10/08/important-changes-to-payroll-effective-november-2020


Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Linda Stober, Ken Stober, Matt Hauge and Keith Brewster from the Stober Foundation along with David McAnerney and Dave Henwood from the Stober Group meet with UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Lesley Cormack (centre).
Linda Stober, Ken Stober, Matt Hauge and Keith Brewster from the Stober Foundation along with David McAnerney and Dave Henwood from the Stober Group meet with UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Lesley Cormack (centre).

$1M gift from Stober Foundation to support UBCO student and public health

Stober Family Foundation will help students in every discipline succeed

With the physical and mental well-being of UBC Okanagan students and the community top of mind, the Stober Family have donated $1 million to support student scholarships, research and community health initiatives over the next five years.

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Karen Ragoonaden, professor of teaching and senior faculty advisor to the president.
Karen Ragoonaden, professor of teaching and senior faculty advisor to the president.

Inspiring minds, shaping hearts, changing the world: Karen Ragoonaden's story

Karen Ragoonaden strives to inspire today’s educators so they can inspire tomorrow’s students.

Karen Ragoonaden has embodied excellence in teaching—and her students have noticed her mastery of the craft. In 2020, one of her graduate students nominated her for the Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award.

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Zach Walsh, a clinical psychologist and professor in psychology in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Zach Walsh, a clinical psychologist and professor in psychology in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

UBCO’s substance use clinic goes virtual

Psychological service adapts to support community during COVID-19

At a time when many are in critical need of counselling and mental health services, UBC Okanagan’s Problematic Substance Clinic use has announced that it will be shifting its services online to support the community during COVID-19.

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Shelly Ben-David, assistant professor at UBC Okanagan’s School of Social Work, examines the early stages of psychosis in young people.
Shelly Ben-David, assistant professor at UBC Okanagan’s School of Social Work, examines the early stages of psychosis in young people.

UBC research identifies gaps when it comes to helping youth diagnosed with early stages of psychosis

A young person’s sense of personal identity might be lost or diminished

New UBC research is highlighting the need for improved training when it comes to helping young people living with psychosis determine their sense of identity.

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