From left: Tracey Hawthorn and Deb Oakley were on hand to accept the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Voices Award on Nov. 4.
Mental Health Award for UBC Okanagan
Human Resources team received Canadian Mental Health Voices Award for a Large Business
Presented for the first time this year, the award recognizes UBC Okanagan’s Thrive week, the Mental Health Network, Employer Community of Practice on Mental Health, and the mental health programs and services provided to faculty and staff.
Students will be completing online Teacher Evaluation Questionnaires from Nov. 21 until Dec. 6. Faculty members receive an email verifying courses for evaluation and providing material to help promote the evaluations.
Exam Jam returns on Dec 5, and organizers are looking for faculty members or teaching assistants who are interested in holding exam prep sessions for students. All you need to do is confirm your attendance and Exam Jam organizers will do the rest.
To find out more, contact Cindy Bourne, manager of learning resources and supports, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeanette Vinek, senior instructor with the School of Nursing, and Mary Jung, assistant professor with the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, have teamed up to bring mindfulness training to first-year nursing students.
UBC’s Faculty of Health and Social Development integrates mindfulness training
Stress management and resiliency techniques part of curriculum and research
The School of Nursing is putting its stress-reducing, mindfulness training to the test.
Adnan Bhat listens while Shaykh Navaid Aziz, a chaplain and youth counsellor from Calgary, answers questions during the “Misconceptions about Islam” event held at in the Arts and Sciences Centre on November 2.
Engineering student bridging gaps between cultures on campus
Muslim Student Association hosts discussion about hatred and misconceptions
UBC graduate student Adnan Bhat knows a thing or two about engineering change.
Jonathan Little is demonstrating that high intensity interval training can help reduce the risk of diabetes.
Just one HIIT: High intensity interval training may reduce risk of diabetes
UBC researchers demonstrate the impact of just one training session
We all know that pushing yourself through that intense cardio workout is good for your heart. But new research demonstrates that high intensity interval training (HIIT) can actually help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Creative Writing students host interactive Green Boxes project
The Green Box(es), an interactive art project, will be taking place on campus the first two weeks of December.
Each participant in Instructor Mark Giles’ creative writing seminar has been asked to fill a green box with items connected by a theme. The campus community is then welcome to explore the boxes; check to see what’s inside and how the contents are connected.