On December 6, 1989, an armed man entered an Engineering class at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. After he forced the men to leave, he said he 'hated feminists' and began shooting the women students in the class.
At UBC, we recognize that violence against women is an ongoing reality. We remember this tragic event and honor the women who died.
The Living Things International Arts Festival brings Kelowna’s arts communities together once a year for an inclusive, winter festival with live performances from regional, national and international artists in local venues.
Founded in 2017 by Interdisciplinary Performance Prof. Neil Cadger, the festival presents contemporary artists employing a wide range of storytelling.
Faculty and staff who have completed the Privacy and Information Security Fundamentals training are eligible for the chance to win lunch with Professor Santa Ono. If you have not yet completed the training, get started now.
The Okanagan valley has had an interesting mix of cooler and warmer weather this fall, and Facilities Management wants you to know everything is well-in-foot when snow and ice arrive returns to campus.
Facilities Management's regular winter duties on campus include sweeping snow from walkways and parking lots as well as depositing ice-melt and sand to prevent slips and falls.
IT, Media and Classroom Services' annual holiday celebration takes place on December 12 this year, from 1 to 3 p.m. in room ADM024 of the Administration building.
There will be food, music, games, and a whole lot of Yippee Ki Yay!
Holiday safety tips from Facilities Management
Decorations, displays and Christmas trees
During the holidays, decorations, displays, and Christmas trees often make appearances as part of the university's celebrations of the season. Facilities Management has provided a number of safety tips that should be observed this December.
The Work Study program provides a minimum wage subsidy to faculty and staff who are provide enriched educational employment opportunities for students. All faculty and staff are eligible to apply for funding.
The funding application for summer 2018 (May 1 to Aug. 31) and winter 2018 (Sept. 1 to Apr 30) is open from Jan. 1 to 31, 2018. Submit one application for the entire year.
In recognition of the new BC primary and secondary school Applied Design, Skills and Technologies curriculum, faculty members and several community members with education and computational science backgrounds have developed a foundational digital skills program for adults.
Congratulations to the winners of this year's UBC Okanagan United Way epledge prize draws.
Vanessa Lomas won a tubing party for 10 people at Big White; Suzanne Nazareno won a 2018 parking pass from Parking Services, and Tanja Voegel won a multi-access pass to The Hangar Fitenss and Wellness Centre. In Wine Surivor, Wiesje Stoneson was the big winner with Robert Giardino finishing second
Thank you to all who have been so generous this year. The campus United Way campaign continues through to the end of December.
Rehan Sadiq joined UBC Okanagan in 2009 and is associate dean of the School of Engineering.
Prior to arriving at UBC, Rehan Sadiq worked in the Urban Infrastructure Program of National Research Council Canada, and since 2002 has been involved in research related to drinking water quality modelling, environmental risk analysis and decision-making, and lifecycle asset management of civil infrastructure systems.
Sally Willis-Stewart, senior instructor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
Conversations in wellbeing with Sally Willis-Stewart
Sally Willis-Stewart has long been an advocate for facilitating academic excellence through integrating wellbeing into her classrooms, a theme that can be seen through her research as well as her educational leadership.
Most recently she launched HEALTH 100, a course that is open to all UBC Okanagan students and focuses on supporting personal wellbeing.
Fourth-year electrical engineering students wrapped up their labs this week in ENGR 451. The students were tasked with building a circuit that used optical pulse sensors to function like a fitness tracker
Engineering students get the beat
While first-year engineering students displayed their APSC 171 designs last week, upper-year students were also unveiling their latest creations.