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UBC places 30th in THE World University Rankings

Times Higher Education has released its 2010 world university rankings, and the University of British Columbia is 30th among the top 200. It is second in Canada after the University of Toronto, which ranks 17th.

Other Canadian universities in the top 200 are: McGill University at 35; McMaster University at 93, University of Alberta at 127, University of Victoria at 130, University of Montreal at 138, Dalhousie University at 193 and Simon Fraser University at 199.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-11 were developed in concert with a new rankings data provider, Thomson Reuters. The rankings employ indicators in five categories:

  • Teaching -- the learning environment (worth 30 per cent of the overall ranking score)
  • Research -- volume, income and reputation (worth 30 per cent)
  • Citations -- research influence (worth 32.5 per cent)
  • Industry income -- innovation (worth 2.5 per cent)
  • International mix -- staff and students (worth 5 per cent).
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Lynn Bosetti, Dean of the Faculty of Education
Lynn Bosetti, Dean of the Faculty of Education

UBC's Okanagan campus welcomes new Dean of Education Lynn Bosetti

The Faculty of Education has welcomed Lynn Bosetti as its new Dean.

Bosetti has a PhD in educational policy and administration from the University of Alberta, and comes to UBC from the University of Calgary, where she was Professor in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, and served in a variety of roles, including Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education.

Bosetti's research and teaching interests have focused on leadership in higher education, single-gender education, school choice, charter schools, and the philosophical foundations of social science research.

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Held develop the vision for the Sustainability House

Help develop the vision for the Sustainability House

Join the Sustainability Office and share your ideas as they begin to engage the campus community in a consultation process to develop the project concept for the "Sustainability House."

This project will entail transforming the current University House into a model of sustainability, based on ideas brought forth by the campus community about its design, use and purpose.

It is envisioned to be the hub for leading edge sustainability demonstrations, research, teaching and knowledge mobilization and a place to "build community" on campus, locally and internationally.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6 (today)
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Library building foyer
Date: Thursday, Oct. 7
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Ground floor of the University Centre building
Date: Friday, Oct. 8
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Sustainability House

To share ideas for the house drop-in at the Sustainability Office (FIP 246C & D) or email okanagan.sustainability@ubc.ca.

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VOICEOld Pond Trail: community dialogue

This month the second study in the VOICE program of research will launch, focusing on how to sustain health-promoting change given diverse community interests. This project will consult with the community about the Old Pond Trail area, adjacent to the Sustainability House project.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6 (today)
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Library building foyer
Date: Thursday, Oct. 7
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Ground floor of the University Centre building
Date: Friday, Oct. 8
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Old Pond Trail area

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Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law opens on campus

Faculty and students at UBC have a brand-new space to pursue the latest research in the field of forensic psychology. The Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law (CAPSL) has just opened in the new Arts and Sciences Phase II building.

Designed to emerge as a nationally and internationally renowned centre for forensic psychological research, practice and training, the Centre focuses on four key areas at the cross-section of psychology and law:

  • personality/psychopathy and aggression
  • investigative psychology (deception, memory)
  • legal decision-making
  • violence interventions and victim services

"The Centre will be a focal point for cutting-edge research in psychology and law that will result in basic scientific knowledge and empirically-based practice," says Stephen Porter, director of CASPL and UBC professor of psychology.

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Four new professors for growing Human Kinetics program

Now in its fourth academic year, the Human Kinetics program is expanding with four new faculty members to meet the needs of its rapidly growing student population.

Student numbers have increased steadily since the program's inception in 2007. The first class, which will graduate June 2011, began with 65 students. This year, more than 160 students were admitted into the first year of the program.

"When we first set out to develop a Human Kinetics program, the goal was to create a program that was firmly entrenched in the health sciences," says Gord Binsted, head of the Human Kinetics department. "Part of that is ensuring we have a qualified, diverse faculty with a wide range of expertise and research interests to guarantee our students have the opportunity to explore, in depth, all areas of the discipline."

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Healthy Aging and Chronic Disease Symposium Oct. 13

On October 13 the community is invited to UBC's Okanagan campus to take part in an informative, interactive symposium exploring issues surrounding healthy aging while managing chronic disease.

"This symposium provides an opportunity to build networks, explore partnerships and engage with UBC faculty members who are conducting forward-looking research in the areas of chronic disease and healthy aging," says Joan Bottorff, Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention.

"We are also encouraging community agencies in Kelowna that support people living with chronic disease to share information about their local services and the issues they face."

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Small steps and big leaps: climate action workshop at UBC

Faculty and staff didn't have to travel to serve as subject-matter experts for the Thompson-Okanagan region's Provincial Climate Action Workshop, held on campus September 22 and 23.

The two-day event was hosted by the Okanagan campus Sustainability Office, drawing participants from government, business, academia, the public and non-profit sectors.

Small Steps and Big Leaps: Mobilizing Climate Action in the Thompson-Okanagan was organized by the Fresh Outlook Foundation as one in a series of four similar workshops being held throughout the province this year by B.C.'s Climate Action Secretariat.

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Student Leadership ConferenceStudent Leadership Conference organizers looking for presenters

All faculty and staff are invited to get involved in the fourth annual Student Leadership Conference, being held on Saturday, Nov. 6.

The day's events feature information sessions on a variety of topics led by students, staff and faculty members.

Any members of the campus community interested in participating are invited to submit a program proposal. Those interested in participating in the conference, but need a topic to speak about, can read the list of program topics available on the Campus Life website. The deadline to submit program proposals for the conference is Monday, Oct. 25, at 12 noon.

To find out more about the Student Leadership Conference visit the Campus Life website.

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Student life on campus, anytime, anywhereStudent life on campus, anytime, anywhere

UBC students have a variety of new ways to find out the latest information about student life on the Okanagan campus.

Campus Life has created a new news blog to keep everyone as up to date as possible. With ongoing updates on co-op education, campus events and important dates, international learning opportunities, career workshops and healthy lifestyle options, the new Student Life news blog is the online space to find out what's going on and where to find it.

The new blog is set up to be easily viewable on most mobile devices, giving students, faculty and staff access to the latest news anywhere at any time. Members of the campus community can also follow Campus Life on facebook and Twitter, adding another layer of accessibility and mobility to student life on campus.

To find out more visit: https://news.ok.ubc.ca/students/

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External review currently underway for the Equity and Access & Diversity offices

UBC's Equity and Access & Diversity offices are currently undergoing an external review. All faculty, students, staff and alumni are invited to provide input. The deadline for receipt of comments is Friday, Oct. 8.

To find out more read the September 7 memo to the UBC community and the external review terms of reference.

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Breakfast fund-raiser kicks off campus United Way campaign 2010
Okanagan campus United Way committee members, from left, Teresa Steeves, Sharon McCoubrey (2010 Campaign Chair), DVC and Principal Doug Owram, Gwen Zilm, Louise Nelson, and George Athans, raised the campaign banner on Sept. 30.

Breakfast fund-raiser kicks off campus
United Way campaign 2010

More than 400 brown-bag breakfasts were sold last Thursday as UBC's Okanagan campus United Way campaign kicked into high gear. The Walk-Thru Breakfast raised nearly $1,800 and featured LCD televisions and an iPod as prizes courtesy of IT, Media and Classroom Services.

"We appreciate the great support of ITServices, all those who did baking, staffed the stations across campus, and everyone who contributed," says Sharon McCoubrey, Campaign Chair, noting that one of the best ways to give back to the greater community that supports our university so generously is by getting behind the annual United Way campaign.

This year's fund-raising target is $50,000. Last year's campaign surpassed its goal of $45,000, and the organizing committee hopes to beat the official target again this year.

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Equity Matters logoEquity and diversity contest closes this Friday

Members of the campus community are being asked a very specific question: what does equity and diversity mean for the Okanagan campus? Everyone has until Friday at 3 p.m. to provide an answer.

The goal of this contest is to help promote equity and what it means at UBC -- any form of media is welcome: photos, videos, sculptures, songs, essays -- and submissions will be judged on how they creatively and thoughtfully meet this goal.

Definitions of equity and diversity can be found on the new Okanagan campus Human Rights and Equity Resources wiki.

To make a contest submission, e-mail Equity Advisor Jess Roebuck or bring the submission to room FIP302 of the Fipke Centre. To find out more about the contest visit the Equity Matters website.

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Continuing Studies Fall CalendarContinuing Studies Fall Calendar now available

Photography, wine studies, writing, and computer skills are on the agenda this fall, with the launch of the Continuing Studies Fall Calendar.

Looking for a workshop on blogging? Looking for courses that bring out the best in your writing? Looking for the best food and wine pairings? Continuing Studies has courses on it.

Most employee groups can apply tuition waiver benefits to reimburse or offset the cost of most Continuing Studies courses. Visit the UBC HR Benefits website for more detailed information on particular tuition benefits for your employee group.

To find out more about the available courses being offered this fall visit the Continuing Studies website.

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United Way logoUsed books needed for United Way campaign

Readers unite! Donations of gently-used books are now being collected for the Okanagan campus United Way campaign.

The Office of the AVP Learning Services is collecting gently used books to be sold in the Library foyer throughout the fall. Book carts will be available for browsing and books will change as donations are made and books are given a home.

Books prices are a steal: $5 for hard cover, $3 for trade paperback and $1 for paperback.

Free up some space at home or the office, while supporting the United Way, carefully chosen to be UBC's designated charity for its capacity to touch so many lives.

Book donations may be dropped off in the Office of the AVP Learning Services, room LIB101. To find out more contact Lois Marshall, at 250-807-8545.

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Your library account may have expired

Library accounts for faculty with continuing appointments expire after five years. At this point, the accounts of most faculty that were here when the Okanagan campus opened in July 2005 have expired.

For any faculty and staff members who are encountering problems renewing books online, or ordering materials, Library staff are requesting employees visit the Circulation Desk. The renewal process is fast and simple -- employees can regain access to their account within minutes.

To find out more contact the Library at 250-807-9107.

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Reminder: Run/Walk group runs every Tuesday

Students, staff and faculty are reminded to get ready for a new running season with the campus community's ongoing Run/Walk Group. The Run/Walk Group is a great opportunity to get or stay fit while exploring the hiking trails around campus.

The group meets every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Kalamalka Residences Wellness Centre. All levels of runners and walkers are encouraged to participate.

For more information please visit either Health & Wellness Centre on campus -- located in the University Centre (room UNC337) and Kalamalka Residence (room City Home 123) -- or contact Health & Wellness Counsellors Tracey Sutton or Roger Wilson.

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peopleJamie Frezell
Jamie Frezell went to Nepal as a Leave for Change participant in 2010.

Academic advisor shows her passion for higher education

UBC's newest Associate Academic Advisor should be a very familiar face to the Okanagan campus. Jamie Frezell -- better known for her communications services skills and world travels -- has taken on a new adventure this year as an acting associate advisor.

Jamie graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2008 with a Major in Communications, but it was her tireless work and advocacy for her co-curricular and co-op education programs that helped uncover her passion for higher education.

"I'm so excited to be with an organization like UBC, especially in the Okanagan," says Jamie. "There are so many student success stories out there. With the right amount of career and educational planning and advice, there are no limits to what our students are capable of achieving."

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Sheikh Nijam Ali from Bangladesh loosens the tinfoil around a sockeye salmon after it was pulled from a covered cooking pit. (Photo: Dan Odenbach)
Sheikh Nijam Ali from Bangladesh loosens the tinfoil around a sockeye salmon after it was pulled from a covered cooking pit. (Photo: Dan Odenbach)

ONA Salmon Feast a hit with students from around the world

South Okanagan thundershowers failed to dampen spirits as international and Aboriginal students from UBC took part in the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) Salmon Feast celebration, which was held in Okanagan Falls Sept. 17 to 19.

The cultural tour, organized by UBC Aboriginal Programs and Services, was a hit with students from Ontario to Bangladesh. The ONA fisheries department is credited for reintroducing the sockeye salmon back into the Okanagan River.

"This is so special. I really feel honoured to be part of this event," said Gustavo Aguilar from Costa Rica while enjoying a heaping plate of food. "I had no idea of all the hard work the Nation has done to bring this salmon back. I feel lucky to be able to be here today."

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UBC international students recognized for community achievement

Six international students at UBC's Okanagan campus have been recognized for their contributions to the campus and community with the International Student Community Achievement Award.

"The university is extremely proud of the contributions of our international students," says Teresa Flanagan, Manager of International Programs and Services.

"From visual and performing arts to forestry research, from peer support to the promotion of intercultural understanding, this year's recipients have demonstrated consistent effort to make a difference -- locally and globally -- right from our campus," Flanagan says. "This award is a tangible way to recognize those efforts and applaud their passions."

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research spotlightDoris Callaghan, Robyn Wiebe, Claire Budgen, Melissa Feddersen in Geneva
From left, VOICE project members Doris Callaghan, Robyn Wiebe, Claire Budgen and Melissa Feddersen in Geneva

VOICE researchers present at international WHO conference

This July, a team of UBC researchers and health professionals headed to Geneva, Switzerland, as invited guests at the World Health Organization's International Union of Health Promotion and Education conference, held every three years for leaders in the health promotion field.

The team was selected to present their findings from the first VOICE Study, focusing on the study's impact of having students working directly with all members of the campus community -- faculty members, administrators, and campus business leaders -- in making important health promoting changes at UBC using community-based participatory action methods.

Notable changes include improvements to drinking water, establishment of a campus trails system, smoking reduction strategies and access to more and better nutritious food options on campus.

To find out more about the VOICE project, watch the Creating A Healthy Campus Through Action Research video or visit the VOICE study results website.

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New books by Critical Studies authors

New books by Critical Studies authors

Contemporary African Fashion

Suzanne Gott, Assistant Professor of Art History, is one of the editors of a new book, Contemporary African Fashion. To find out more visit the Indiana University Press website.

The Age of Hypochondria: Interpreting Romantic Health and Illness

George Grinnell, Assistant Professor of English, has authored a new book that examines why fictions of health, and obsessions with disease, became so pervasive in the Romantic era of literature. To find out more visit the Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. website.

"Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun"

Jordan Stouck, Critical Studies Composition Instructor, is one of the editors of a new book "Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun." Canadian Publishing and the Correspondence of Sinclair Ross, 1933-1986. To find out more visit the University of Alberta Press website.

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workshopsLibrary RAP program restarts in September

RAP workshops in October and November

The Research Assistance Program (RAP) offers students practical ideas on finding, handling, and presenting research information. Here are some of the upcoming sessions:

Thursday, Oct. 7
RefWorks

Thursday, Oct. 14
PowerPoint and presentation skills

Thursday, Oct. 14
Presentations with smartboards


Saturday, Oct. 16
RAP intensive

Tuesday, Oct. 19
Finding articles

Wednesday, Oct. 20
RefWorks


Tuesday, Oct. 26
RefWorks
Thursday, Oct. 28
RefWorks
Thursday, Nov. 4
RefWorks

Everyone is encouraged to promote this free series of workshops to students on campus. For more information or to register for these workshops visit the RAP website.

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Leading Change

Sponsored by Organizational Development and Learning, this new workshop on leading change, part of the Okanagan campus Sauder School of Executive Leadership Series, offers participants a full day to focus on understanding what drives vision to change and how to adopt change-agent strategies.

Led by Carol Beatty -- Associate Professor with the Queen's University School of Business and the former Director of the School of Industrial Relations -- this workshop will teach participants to plan for and implement change, identify a change team, manage resistance, build support and commitment and communicate a commitment strategy.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 19
Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Administration building, Human Resources boardroom (room ADM009)
Cost: $200

To register for this workshop, or find out more, visit the Human Resources events and workshops website.

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Smart Forms training

Smart Forms are web-based requisition forms that replace paper-based requisition forms (Q-Requisitions and Travel Requisitions). This session is limited to 12 participants.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 19
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Arts and Sciences II building, room ASC165

To register: contact Audrey Kirby or Antonella Lee in Accounts Payable to register for this session. Please include your CWL login ID, your local and e-mail address.

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Cynthia MathiesonDATE (discussions about teaching excellence)

The Centre for Teaching and Learning's new season of teaching excellence events continues in October with guest Cynthia Mathieson, Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.

The DATE (discussions about teaching excellence) will take the form of an open meeting hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The discussion begins with an opening from Dean Mathieson, who will provide insights into teaching excellence and then open the discussion to the audience.

Date: Friday, Oct. 22
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Location: Arts building, room ART110

To register or find out more about this discussion visit the Centre for Teaching and Learning events calendar listing.

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Green Research workshop

Offered annually in October, the Green Research Workshop provides faculty, staff and students with information about green research practices, products and services.

This year's workshop will feature an interactive webcast that looks at developing a lab-specific, waste-minimization plan. Discover practices, products and services available to reduce water consumption and save energy in the lab.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 28
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: University Centre ballroom, room UNC200

There is no charge for this workshop, but online pre-registration is required. A light lunch will be served to those who register by October 20.

To find out more visit the Health, Safety and Environment website.

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OKANAGAN CAMPUS
October 6, 2010

News

UBC places 30th in THE World University Rankings
UBC welcomes new Dean of Education Lynn Bosetti
Help develop the vision for the Sustainability House
Old Pond Trail: community dialogue
Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law opens
Four new professors for growing Human Kinetics program
Healthy Aging and Chronic Disease Symposium at UBC Oct. 13
Small steps and big leaps: climate action workshop at UBC
Student Leadership Conference organizers looking for presenters
Student life on campus, anytime, anywhere
Equity and Access & Diversity External Review
2010 United Way campaign kick-off
Equity and diversity contest closes this Friday
Continuing Studies Fall Calendar now available
Used books needed for United Way campaign
Your library account may have expired
Reminder: Run/Walk group runs every Tuesday

People

Academic advisor shows her passion for higher education
ONA Salmon Feast a hit with students from around the world
UBC international students recognized for community achievement

Research Spotlight

VOICE researchers present at international WHO conference
New books by Critical Studies authors

eventsGlobalFest 2010

GlobalFest 2010

GlobalFest is a showcase of the global village that the campus has become since opening in 2005.

Among the featured activities are an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, belly dancing, performances by the Latin Dance Club, Bhangra Club, and individual singers.

The campus community is invited to sample foods from Bangladesh and other countries, and chat with students from more than two dozen countries. Presentations will be given by students who have gone on Go Global exchanges to several international destinations over the past year.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6 (today)
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: University Centre ballroom, room UNC200

For more information, contact Teresa Flanagan, Manager of International Programs and Services.

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Amazing Race Health Challenge returns in November

After last year's success, the Amazing Race Health Challenge is returning to UBC on November 8.

Challenge organizers are currently looking for departmental and unit representatives that can help organize, inform and motivate faculty and staff to participate in this year's events.

A two-hour training session will be held this Friday for those interested in being a Challenge Representative. Lunch and gifts will be provided for all attendees.

Challenge Rep. Training
Date: Friday, Oct. 8
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: University Centre building, room UNC 325A

To find out more contact Jeff Zeitz, Return to Work/Health Promotion Advisor, at 250-807-8183.

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October Biology Seminar Series events

The Biology Seminar Series is offering two events in October for the campus community.

First up on October 13, is a team of researchers from the University of Northern British Columbia's Ecosystem Science and Management program. They will be giving the talk: Keeping up with climate change: ECM fungal community and seedling growth response in a simulated northward migration of Douglas-fir.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 13
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Arts building, room ART112

The next week, the series continues with Lori Phillips, a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Biology program on campus, who will be giving the talk: Effects of forest fertilization on soil organic matter chemistry and soil fungal communities.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 20
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Arts building, room ART112

These talks are free and open to the public.

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Genocide: a comprehensive introduction

The campus community is invited to celebrate the launch of the second edition Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction, the newest publication from Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Political Science.

This new edition is substantially revised and expanded from the first edition, published in 2006, which has established itself as the leading textbook in comparative genocide studies, and includes more than 170 illustrations, some of which will be presented at the launch.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 14
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Arts building atrium

Note: students who are registered for Jones' POLI382 course in January are able to receive a five per cent discount for the book at the launch.

To find out more contact Ryan Hirowatari, UBC Bookstore Manager, 250-807-9245.

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Small Cities: Balancing Pasts and Futures in the Pacific Northwest

The Society of Architectural Historians will be on campus on October 16 for its annual Pacific Northwest Chapter conference.

The title of this year's conference is Small Cities: Balancing Pasts and Futures in the Pacific Northwest and it looks to address the unique planning and architectural challenges that small cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000 face when trying to balance their heritage with their future aspirations.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 16
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Arts building, room ARTS103

This event is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.

To find out more visit the Society of Architectural Historians website or contact Hussein Keshani, Assistant Professor of Art History at 250-807-9770.

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International Open Access Week

International Open Access Week

From October 18 to 22, UBC is holding a series of events in support of International Open Access Week. Open access refers to literature, including peer-reviewed research, that is made freely available to the world via the internet.

The week's events include a number of information sessions and presentations on Open Access topics, as well as a keynote webcast on Oct. 22 by Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean and Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Dates: Oct. 18 to 22
Times: visit the Open Access Week website for full details
Locations: University Centre room UNC334, and Library room LIB111

To find out more visit the Open Access Week website.

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Daniel David Moses

Visiting Author Series: Daniel David Moses

The Department of Creative Studies presents an evening with Daniel David Moses on Oct. 21.

Daniel David Moses, a Delaware Indian from Ontario, is a prominent poet and playwright. His poems are collected in Delicate Bodies, The White Line and Sixteen Jesuses. His plays include Coyote City, a nominee for the 1991 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama, The Dreaming Beauty, which won the 1990 Theatre Canada National Playwrighting Competition, and Almighty Voice and His Wife.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Okanagan Regional Library -- 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), the Equity Office and the Pride Resource Centre. FCCS is also partnering with En'Owkin Centre for this event.

To find out more visit the Visiting Author Series website or contact the department of Creative Studies at 250-807-9761.

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Robert Silverman

Minds and Music features Robert Silverman in October

On October 27, Robert Silverman will be on campus to perform a number of Beethoven's sonatas.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 27
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: University Centre ballroom, room UNC200

This concert is free, open to the public, and will mark the first occasion that the campus' recently donated grand piano will be used in concert.

For full concert details visit the Minds and Music website.

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Equity Research Spotlight

Orientalism at the movies: touring otherness in Sex and the City II

On October 28, Lindsay Balfour -- MA student in Interdisciplinary Studies -- will look at the latent Orientalism inherent in the recent film Sex and the City II. Balfour will argue that while the film's intended message is one of feminine empowerment, it is presented at the cost of reinforcing alternate forms of othering.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 28
Time: 2 to 3:15 p.m.
Location: Science building, room SCI247

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

To find out more contact Ilya Parkins, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, or Allison Hargreaves, Assistant Professor of North American Indigenous Literatures.

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The first five years: a research showcase

The School of Engineering is presenting a research showcase evening on November 17.

The evening begins at 3 p.m. with graduate student research poster presentations, followed by a dinner at 5 p.m. and a NSERC partnership programs presentation and School of Engineering faculty presentations at 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 17
Time: 3 to 7 p.m.
Location: Administration building Sunroom

Admission is free but reservations are required by October 15. To RSVP visit the School of Engineering website. To find out more contact Susan Tingstad at 250-807-8650.

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What's Happening on campus

The Okanagan campus events calendar is the central point for online information about university-related events, on and off campus.

Events at a Glance:

For a full listing visit the Okanagan campus events calendar.

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The campus community's people, achievements and events are constantly being showcased on UBCO.TV. Check out what's new:

  • President's Town Hall
    Professor Stephen Toope discussed key initiatives and engaged the campus community personally at his second annual Town Hall meeting on September 10.
  • Advancing a sustainable campus
    Highlights of sustainable initiatives at UBC's Okanagan campus

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Exchange your information

The Exchange is your newsletter. Let everyone know what's going on in your corner of campus.

Send submissions to Alumni and University Relations c/o Chris Guenard.

Publication Date

Submission Deadline

October 20 October 15 (Friday)
November 3 October 29 (Friday)
November 17 November 12 (Friday)

View previous editions of The Exchange

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