UBC Okanagan's Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Doug Owram chats with student Leanne Davidson on campus. Photo: Tim Swanky

UBC Okanagan Welcomes New DVC Dr. Doug Owram
This week, UBC Okanagan welcomes our new Deputy Vice Chancellor, Dr. Doug Owram. Former Vice President and Provost at the University of Alberta, Dr. Owram says he has been looking forward to his arrival at UBC Okanagan -- for the location, the community, and the opportunity to help develop this new university campus. See the original announcement of Dr. Owram's appointment.

Message From the President
I am pleased to have started my term as UBC's 12th President and Vice Chancellor on July 1, 2006. I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of changes to roles and responsibilities in my office.

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Angela Redish has accepted the position of Senior Advisor to the President. Dr. Redish, reporting directly to me, will provide advice and counsel on a wide range of matters related to policy and planning. She will liaise broadly with UBC faculty, staff and students in order to provide an open channel of communication with the Office of the President.

Furthermore, effective immediately, Ms. Reny Kahlon will become Director, Office of the President. In this role Reny will assume the administrative responsibilities attached to the former Executive Director position, excluding Senate and those issues addressed by Dr. Redish. Ms. Kahlon will also continue to manage my schedule.

Stephen J. Toope

Photo: Martin Dee


New Location for Finance Office
The Finance Office has moved to the Mountain Weather Office. Phone numbers have not changed. The temporary fax number is 807-8434. Please note: all time sheets should now be sent to Wade Noseworthy at the Mountain Weather Office, not dropped off at ARTS 167.


MEDIA RELEASE | June 21, 2006
UBC Okanagan Digital Deception Research Among 79 Projects Funded
UBC Okanagan psychology professor Michael Woodworth is among 79 UBC researchers sharing in $7-million worth of federal funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) annual grants competition. Woodworth received $87,055 for a three-year research project in conjunction with colleagues at Cornell University, exploring the issue of deception in computer mediated environments -- such as online chat rooms. Read more...


New Staff & Faculty Orientation Handbook
If you have not yet provided a submission for the comprehensive Orientation Handbook currently being developed, please contact Laura Thurnheer (807-8623) in Organizational Development & Learning. We would like all departments and schools represented in the Handbook -- please help us make new staff feel welcome!

Orientation for new staff will take place on August 29 and 30. All current staff are invited to attend presentations as well.


Exchange Your Information
The Exchange is your newsletter -- let everyone know what's going on in your corner of UBC Okanagan! Send submissions to Public Affairs c/o Ingrid Tilstra

Publication Date Submission Deadline
July 19 July 14 (Friday)
August 2 July 28 (Friday)
August 16 August 11 (Friday)
July 5, 2006
Athletics and Recreation Open House
UBC Okanagan Athletics and Recreation has engaged a consulting company to assist in planning growth over the next five years. What would you like to see Athletics and Recreation offer in terms of programming, facilities or partnerships? Attend the open house to discuss your ideas with representatives from the Athletics and Recreation Department and MMK Consulting. Read more...

Date: July 11, Tuesday
Time: 3 - 7 p.m.
Location: Student Services Centre, upper foyer


Simona Colonna Trio
Sponsored by UBC Okanagan and presented by Cedar Creek Estate Winery, this Festival Vancouver Around the Province concert features the vocal, piano and guitar talents of Italy's Simona Colonna Trio.

Date: August 10, Thursday
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Vineyard Theatre, Cedar Creek Estate Winery
5445 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna
Tickets: $25, Ticketmaster
More Information from Festival Vancouver


Ian Parker Concert
A graduate of the Julliard School of Music, Ian Parker has won countless prizes and given recitals across North America, Europe and Israel. Sponsored by UBC Okanagan and presented by the North Okanagan Community Concert Society (NOCCS).

Date: September 28, Thursday
Time: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Location: Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
3800-33rd Street, Vernon

Ticket Information:
250.549.7469
(Season tickets only -- $70 for all five NOCCS shows).

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Members of the Prince George Metis Elders visited UBC Okanagan today for an interview with Stephen Foster, Creative Studies professor, who received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Research/Creation grant in Fine Arts for a documentary project on the Prince George Metis. Associate professor Dr. Mike Evans, Canada Research Chair in World's Indigenous Peoples, is a co-investigator on the project. Photo: Margo Yacheshyn
Computer Essentials in Health Informatics
The UBC College of Health Disciplines is offering a new elective for health and life science students. The course is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to health informatics and the use of technology in the delivery of health care, based on knowledge and understanding of computer science concepts and skills tailored to life and health sciences contexts.

Date: August 21- 25, 2006
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Fees: None, but pre-registration is required.
Registration & Information


All Health and Safety courses have been suspended for the summer.

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