Jan. 29: Responding to disclosures of sexual assault
Learn how trauma affects the mind and body, and how to support someone who discloses sexual assault
Presented by Shilo St. Cyr, director of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, this faculty and staff workshop will practice how to respectfully respond to students or co-workers, and teach the difference between disclosure and reporting.
Monday, January 29, 2018 | 3 to 4:30 p.m. | UNC 334
Tickets for Chantal Hébert event available starting Jan. 23
Politics and Democracy in the Fake News Era
The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences' next speaker in its Distinguished Speaker Series is award-winning Canadian journalist Chantal Hébert on February 13.
Early bird tickets for the event will open on January 23, and a second round of tickets will be available on February 6.
I Am Accessible Award presentation to take place Jan. 31
Each year, the Disability Resource Centre receives dozens of nominations from students for the I am Accessible Award, recognizing campus community members who have made exceptional contributions to building an inclusive educational environment.
Call For Proposals: 14th Annual Learning Conference
Creating ______ Space for Learning
The spaces -- be it physical, virtual, psychological, political, inclusive, accessible, welcoming, informal, structured or healthy -- where teaching and learning occur can play a critical role in our students’ success.
At the 2018 UBC Okanagan Learning Conference, you are invited to fill in the blank and share your experiences about the _____ space you create for learning.
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join the Equity and Inclusion Office on January 24 for a Q&A session with Shilo St. Cyr, the new director of UBC Okanagan's Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office, and Myrna McCallum, director of investigations.
Accounts Payable and Payroll moving to EME; Supply Management to stay in ADM
Accounts Payable and Payroll will be moving to the Engineering Management Education building (EME 2171) on January 19. The office will be closed for the day with business operations resuming on January 22.
Supply Management will remain in the Administration building (ADM 006) and they can continue to receive mail at that location.
Abrupt end to exercise not the answer when it comes to eating disorder treatment
People with eating disorders need to find healthful relationships with exercise
Faculty of Health and Social Development researcher Danika Quesnel says telling people who are undergoing treatment for an eating disorder to completely abstain from exercise can be detrimental to the patient's recovery and long-term health.
School of Engineering researcher Bryn Crawford holds a sample sheet made with flax bio-waste. The black spots on the sheet indicate mould growth.
New research finds that mould can infiltrate and weaken bio-composite materials
Mould on a substance will affect its strength and durability
When something goes mouldy in the fridge, it is annoying and wasteful.
However, at the School of Engineering mould is proving increasingly important in the domain of engineering materials and can lead to early deterioration and structural failure. This is especially the case as manufacturers adopt more bio-derived materials in the drive towards a greener future, explains researcher Bryn Crawford.