Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard (far left) and Vice-Principal Research Philip Barker (far right) congratulate award-winning researchers Mary Jung, Jonathan Holzman, Mike Deyholos and Susan Frohlick.
Shining stars, bright minds win top research accolades
Open minds, creative thinking and cutting-edge research have led to top awards for faculty and students at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
Open houses: discuss UBC’s Next Century strategic plan
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join the discussion about UBC’s strategic priorities at two upcoming open houses in the Fipke Centre foyer on Monday, March 20 from 4 to 6 p.m., and Thursday, March 30 from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
This is your chance to help shape the future of the university. In addition to the open houses, a survey about the draft priorities, core commitments and challenges will be launched next week. Watch for a personalized email invitation to complete this survey.
Aspire Learning and Teaching Fund call for proposals
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017-2018 Aspire Learning and Teaching Fund: Ray Taheri-Ardebili, senior instructor in the School of Engineering (project: UBCO Design Thinking Hub), and Miles Thorogood in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and Barber School of Arts and Sciences (project: Digital Media Flexible Learning Modules).
Rule Out Racism 2017 examines whiteness on Mar. 20
EVENTS TAKE PLACE FROM MARCH 20 TO 24
This year's Rule Out Racism series gets underway on March 20 with a frank discussion on the realities of racism and critical reflection on white privilege in Canada.
The week also features a variety of other events that focus on conversations about race and racism that take place on campus, as well as Okanagan College and the downtown branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.
Student evaluation of teaching surveys open March 24
Students will be completing online Teacher Evaluation Questionnaires from March 24 to April 9. Faculty members have received an email verifying courses for evaluation and have been provided material to help promote the evaluations.
Heat vs. Spike IT charity volleyball match organized for Apr. 6
The gauntlet has been thrown down as the IT, Media and Classroom Services volleyball team -- SpikeIT -- has challenged the Heat women’s volleyball team to a charity fundraiser match for the BC Cancer Foundation.
Support a great charity and enjoy some great volleyball on April 6 at 1:30 p.m. in the UBC Okanagan Gymnasium. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.
Spam and phishing attempts are on the rise
UBC Okanagan is currently seeing a noticeable increase in the frequency of phishing and malware messages targeting UBC email addresses.
If you receive an email that you think is a phishing and malware message, do not click on any links until you can confirm the legitimacy of the email and its sender.
UBC Okanagan conference draws digital media experts
Experts from across North America will gather at UBC Okanagan from May 17 to 19 for the first-ever Digital Media in Education conference.
As digital media continues to be among the most important and powerful forms of communication in the 21st century, institutions, businesses and governments are building teams of digital media professionals, says conference Chair Rosemary Thompson, manager of UBC Studios Okanagan.
Are you curious about how the digital humanities can support your research, teaching, and dissemination?
This year's Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University will feature DHSI@Congress on May 27 and 28, a series of introductory digital humanities workshops organized by English and Digital Humanities professor Constance Crompton.
All faculty members attending this year's Congress are invited to register for any of the DHSI@Congress sessions.
WILL A TEAM FROM UBC OKANAGAN WIN THIS YEAR’S BUS PULL?
The United Way is looking for teams to compete in the 2017 Bus Pull on May 27 at Prospera Place. Teams of eight are asked to raise $1,500 and pull a city bus in pursuit of the Community Cup. Members can be bus-pullers or fund-raisers, or both.
To register a team, contact Jeremy Lugowy, community engagement coordinator at the United Way office in Kelowna.
Members of the UBC research team trek to the Pyramid International Laboratory/Observatory at the base of Mount Everest.
Learn more about UBC Okanagan's expedition to Nepal this week
A team of UBC Okanagan researchers travelled to Nepal last October to continue their research into altitude acclimatization.
The expedition conducted 12 major studies with one principal goal—to identify physiological differences in acclimatization and responses to sustained high-altitude exposure between lowland natives and people of Tibetan descent.
The Heat women's volleyball season ends in Edmonton with three set loss to Trinity Western.
Bronze medal was not in the cards for shorthanded Heat
Needing a win to advance to another National Championship, the Heat women's volleyball team came up short against the two-time defending Canada West Champion Trinity Western Spartans on Saturday night in the Canada West bronze medal match.
Lack of adequate support a barrier for those wishing to die at home
With a growing trend of people choosing to die at home, UBC researchers have determined that those caring for palliative loved-ones need more support from health care professionals than they are currently getting.
Nursing Professor Carole Robinson says while many people would like to die at home, a sudden decline in health may mean they end up in hospital or a hospice.