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april 1, 2015


April 1
The Social and Emotional Consequences of Living in a Wireless World

April 1
Roger Watts Advocacy Debates

April 2
Draw by Night #6: Inorganic Beings

April 9
Blue Drinks Kelowna

April 10
Athletics Scholarship Breakfast

April 11
DADDY, LOOK AT ME!...and tell me I'm good

April 12
Clown Cabaret

April 13
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Robert Hermosillo

April 13
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Amy McCroy

April 13
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Emily Nilsen

April 14
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Francisco Colino

April 14
Master's Thesis Oral Examination: Mikkel Tetland

April 16
Advance Care Planning

April 16
Doctoral Dissertation Oral Examination: Farshad Hedayati Dezfuli

April 16 to 18
Latitude 49.88: A performance showcase of graduating student work


April 1
BEN (Behaviour Modification, Exercise, Nutrition)

April 2
More Learning, Less Grading

April 7 and 14
Tuesday Mindfulness Sessions

April 9
Building a Respectful and Inclusive Campus Workshop

April 10
Strategies for Keeping Up to Date on Current Research

April 13
Research Article: An Overview

April 16
Building Effective Supervisory Relationships Workshop

April 30
RISe Drop-in Session

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Annual Sports Day organized for May 1

UBC Recreation and the WRAP program invite you to participate and challenge other departments for bragging rights at the 2015 Staff & Faculty Sports Day on May 1.

Register as an individual or as a team. There is no cost and a healthy bagged lunch is included for everyone.


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Student evaluation of teaching now open

Students will be completing online Teacher Evaluation Questionnaires from until April 13. Questions? Contact Lynne McPherson with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at


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Exam Jam seeks to expand faculty member participation

UBC's end-of-term exam preparation event -- Exam Jam -- launches on April 13. If you would like to hold an exam preparation session during Exam Jam, email


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The Woodhaven Summer Writing Intensive: Writing in place

Open to writers of all genres, the 2015 Woodhaven Summer Writing Intensive is a 12-day program of writing, master classes, workshops and exploration.


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Conference provides practical ideas for classroom teaching

Educational technology and media expert to deliver 11th Annual Learning Conference keynote

On May 6, Alec Couros, associate professor of information and communication technologies at the University of Regina, will share his insights on how to unlock the educational potential offered by connectivity tools.


Setting up academic profiles

Building your academic profile online can help demonstrate your authority, expertise, and research interests.


Introduction to research project management

On May 8, the Office of Research Services will host a workshop led by Robyn Roscoe on project management concepts and tools such as scope, time management, communication, and risk management concepts and tools.


A new look and feel for the IT Helpdesk

On April 21, IT, Media & Classroom Services will be releasing a new look and feel for the IT Helpdesk System.


Food trucks sightings on campus

A rotating set of food trucks is appearing most weekdays in Parking Lot A near the library. One truck will be on campus per day until at least the end of April.

To find out more contact Gary Hartung, manager of food services coordination, at

Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Professor Deborah Buszard is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of our Okanagan campus and a core member of UBC’s executive leadership team.
Professor Deborah Buszard.

One-on-one with Deborah Buszard

Professor Deborah Buszard is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of our Okanagan campus

Originally from the UK, Buszard's research background is in plant science and strawberry breeding.


Kamloops writer wins top prize in Okanagan Short Story Contest

More than 90 entries received in annual writers' competition

Kamloops writer Katherin Edwards won the $500 first prize and a week's residency at the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre for her story Pellucidity.


Communities in Transformation

Graduate Research Symposium organized for Thursday

Communities in Transformation is an event highlighting some of the ongoing research being conducted by interdisciplinary graduate students at UBC Okanagan.

The panel presentations will be exhibited in a Pecha Kucha format touching on diverse issues of equality, sustainability and transformation affecting our communities across the globe.


In the news...

ICC program brings medical student back home

Recruiting a doctor to set up a practice in a rural area is an issue the province has been dealing with for a long time, but UBC's Southern Medical Program may have a solution.

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