2017 Staff Awards of Excellence and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal's award winners: Paula Lambert, Angela Sali, Shannon Dunn, Renee Leboe, Liz Hilliard, Robert Buonomo and (centre) Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard.
Annual awards recognize select staff for spirit and accomplishments
The end of the summer marks an important tradition at UBC Okanagan: the bestowing of the annual Staff Awards of Excellence
The awards are part of the annual end-of-summer welcome back events for staff and faculty, which also features the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal's Town Hall and a barbecue for all employees.
September 14 | 5.30 to 7.30 p.m. | UBC Okanagan Gymnasium
Check out all the ways to #getrecd: Meet a workout buddy, join a club, try a fitness class, and more. Over $1,000 in prizes to be won.
Hosted by UBC Recreation and UBC Okanagan Heat Athletics.
Queer Orientation events organized for Sept. and Oct.
The first of this year's Queer Orientation events got underway last night, and will continue throughout September and early October. The orientation will feature events that foster a sense of community for LGBTQ2IA+ students, staff, and faculty.
Join the UBC Okanagan Partners for Life team for two on-campus blood clinics on September 27 and October 25. The clinics will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Centre Ballroom (room UNC200).
The team has close to 100 faculty, staff and student appointments to fill for each clinic.
Risk Management Services is asking for your help in limiting the use of scented products on campus. Scented products can cause a variety of health problems including sore throats, shortness of breath and migraines.
With earlier support, it becomes easier for a student get back on track when they're facing difficulties that put their academic success at risk.
Early Alert is an available support that helps UBC faculty, staff and TAs put the right supports in place for these students.
It works by uniting a network of faculty, staff and advisors, who can advise students on the available resources and support available.
Western Economic Diversification Canada funds improvements to University Commons
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, was on campus on August 17 to annouce funding upgrades to a variety of community spaces, including upgrades to the University Commons field north of the University Centre building.
Staff Pension Plan info session organized for Oct. 5
THINKING ABOUT RETIREMENT? HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR PENSION BENEFITS?
An Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan session is organized for October 5. It will be led by Pension Administrator Margaret Leathley. One-on-one retirement info sessions are also available upon request.
UBC researcher and Southern Medical Program student Sandy Wright.
UBC researchers test new technique to help with concussion diagnosis
Variations in blood flow may be the method to pin down brain trauma
Sports-related concussions are a major public health concern and are notoriously difficult to diagnose. But new research from the Southern Medical Program and the School of Health and Exercise Sciences provides a new tool to help test athletes for recent brain trauma.
Big and strong may not last as long, according to UBC prof
Research shows women outlast men during dynamic muscle exercises
In the battle of the sexes, new UBC research suggests that men may be stronger physically but women have much greater muscle endurance than their male counterparts.
In a new study from the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, researchers have found that women are considerably less exhausted after natural, dynamic muscle exercises than men of similar age and athletic ability.