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jan. 6, 2021

Events

Ongoing
Growth and Success for International Students

January 6
Virtual Art Hive

January 8
Coffee and Tea with International Programs & Services

January 11
Graduate Student Winter Welcome Week

January 11
Welcome to Kelowna

January 12 and 13
Orientation Welcome Session & Student Panel

January 14
Flowing through Grad School

January 18 to 22
Do you know UBCO? A Virtual Scavenger Hunt

January 18
Virtual Postdoc Research Day

January 19
Relational practice and pandemic restrictions: A qualitative study of palliative care nursing

January 19
Games night

January 20 
Movie Watch Party

January 21
Climate Change and Human Rights Litigation

Workshops

Ongoing
Teaching Online Learning Community

Ongoing
Online Writing Communities

Ongoing
CTL Virtual Drop-in Hours

Ongoing
Maximizing Motivation, Focus and Wellness

Ongoing
Journey Together

January 6
Using Zoom in a Learning Environment

January 6
10 things you can do now to make your course more accessible

January 6
FOS Undergraduate Research Awards Writing Workshop

January 7
Increasing student engagement in the online synchronous environment

January 7
Using Collaborate Ultra in a Learning Environment

January 7
Discussions Online

January 7
FASS Undergraduate Research Awards Writing Workshop

January 11
Writing for the Public

January 11
MD Admissions Information Session

January 11 
Thesis Formatting Q & A

January 11
Set Up for Success

January 12
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault

January 12
Creating Inclusive Spaces

January 12 and 13
International Student Info Session

January 13
Professional Communication

January 13
The University’s Relationship with the Host Nation

January 14
Self Care for Graduate Students

January 14
Set up your Learning Tech for success

January 14 
Rock Your LinkedIn Workshop

January 14
Dream Appreciation Group

January 15
Community Building Through Engagement

January 15 and 19
Planning for Success: Time management workshop

January 15
Let’s Connect: Graduate Student Social

January 19
Thesis and Dissertation Structure

January 20
Information Session for Writing, Research & Learning Support

For more events and workshops visit ok.ubc.ca/events

Workshops

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Student Learning Hub resources available on Canvas  

The Student Learning Hub’s Canvas modules offer undergraduate students free, easy-to-access, self-guided resources and materials to support them in their online courses. Students can learn at their own pace and explore a variety of specifically-developed modules.

There are no pre-requisites and the modules can be accessed in any order, at any time. Students can enrol or find out more, at: canvas.ubc.ca/enroll/4GCHPE  


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Applying flexibility in decision-making

APPROACH COURSE ADAPTATION DECISIONS WITH A COMMITMENT TO COMPASSION AND CARE FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED

It is important to remember that this pandemic is emotionally taxing and can lead to a host of other issues. So now, more than ever, consider students’ individual circumstances when making course decisions, including the overall impact that those decisions may have on well-being.

That kind of thoughtful decision-making is consistent with UBC’s long-standing commitment to fairness and inclusivity.


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Reminder: Using data to advance human rights webinar

Presented by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Okanagan and the Office of the Vice-President, Health

On January 14, join BC Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender, Trish Garner, executive director of research and policy for the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, and Gwen Phillips BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative Champion, Ktunaxa Nation, for a webinar discussing the collection of disaggregated data to advance human rights.

To register or find out more, visit: provost.ok.ubc.ca/data-and-human-rights-webinar


Jan. 11: Teaching Excellence Award and Killam Teaching Prize nominations due

A reminder to all students, faculty and staff that nominations close for the annual Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award and the Killam Teaching Prize on January 11.

As one of the six Killam institutions, UBC offers an annual Killam Teaching Prize to faculty in recognition of excellence in teaching.

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Jan. 14: T’áncháy Redvers and Joshua Whitehead in conversation

A unique online author event that celebrates the diversity of literature created by and for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer people

At this event, writers and creators Joshua Whitehead and T'áncháy Redvers will discuss their work and offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions.

To register or find out more, visit: library.ok.ubc.ca/about/news-events/author-event


Jan. 15: ALT-2040 Fund call for proposals due

Don't forget to apply for this year's ALT-2040 funding. Projects that result in cost savings for students and include students in meaningful roles are particularly encouraged. 

To find out more, visit: alt-2040.ok.ubc.ca


Jan 20: A discussion on Indigenous perspectives and science and systemic racism

The Provost and Vice-President Academic, Okanagan presents the second in a three-part series discussing systemic racism in science

Join panellists Elder Albert Marshall, Mi’kmaw Nation; Jeannette Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy, UBC Okanagan; and Aaron Prosper, master's student, UPEI and project manager for the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Nation Cancer Care Strategy.

The talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A. To register or find out more, visit: provost.ok.ubc.ca/addressing-systemic-racism-indigenous-perspectives


Recording: Science and Systemic Racism webinar

On November 26, the UBC community joined together for the first of a three-part series discussing systemic racism in science. This discussion explored institutional responses to systemic racism, with panellists from NSERC, Nature and UBC.

If you missed the webinar the recording is now available.


February: Move UBC returns

Move UBC is an annual initiative to increase physical activity and reduce the time students, faculty, staff and the UBC community spend sitting.

Small changes can add up to big impacts. If you have a great idea for an event or initiative to get people moving, apply for a Move UBC grant of up to $300.

To find out more, visit: wellbeing.ubc.ca/apply-move-ubc-grant


Deadline extended for Academic Integrity Digital Poster Contest

This competition seeks novel ways to educate students on the importance of academic integrity. It encourages submissions that emphasize positive values such as honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness, and perseverance.

The design submission period for the contest has been extended to Jan 24, 2021. To find out more, visit: students.ok.ubc.ca/academic-success/learning-hub/events-workshops

UBC Stories
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The reality of sci-fi

How science fiction is providing real-world lessons and teaching opportunities for students and professors at UBC Okanagan.

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Ian Foulds, associate professor of engineering.
Ian Foulds, associate professor of engineering.

Connecting and engaging: Ian Foulds' story

Associate Professor Ian Foulds is teaching important lessons about Indigenous reconciliation in engineering.

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The role of the nurse has been front and centre since the pandemic began.
The role of the nurse has been front and centre since the pandemic began.

Reflecting on what really was the Year of the Nurse

Why 2020 shone the light on our nursing professionals

Even before the term COVID-19 was a household name, the World Health Organization had designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

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The Stronger Together project connects patients with expert resources, online counselling, daily health trackers and opportunities to build social connections with Canadians experiencing similar health circumstances.
The Stronger Together project connects patients with expert resources, online counselling, daily health trackers and opportunities to build social connections with Canadians experiencing similar health circumstances.

New UBC research partnership connects patients with virtual health communities

Free online health resources, coaching and peer-to-peer support

Researchers with the UBC Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management have teamed up with digital health company Curatio to provide Canadians with virtual health support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UBCO’s Arts Career Apprenticeship program will focus on new arts, humanities and social sciences graduates.
UBCO’s Arts Career Apprenticeship program will focus on new arts, humanities and social sciences graduates.

UBCO launches arts career apprenticeship with local businesses

Donor-funded program creates employment opportunities for graduates

With many university graduates ready to hit the labour market running, UBC Okanagan is aiming to make that first job an especially meaningful one through the creation of an apprenticeship initiative together with local businesses and organizations.

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A UBCO student project developed a method to make shipping containers immediately identifiable by using artificial intelligence.
A UBCO student project developed a method to make shipping containers immediately identifiable by using artificial intelligence.

UBCO team creates live technology to track shipping containers

Class project may change the entire shipping industry

With hundreds of thousands of packages and shipments crossing the globe, especially during the holiday season, the industry has turned to School of Engineering researchers to develop better ways to track parcels.

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School of Engineering Assistant Professor Mohammad Zarifi has made significant improvements to the real-time sensors that monitor frost and ice build-up on airplanes and turbines.
School of Engineering Assistant Professor Mohammad Zarifi has made significant improvements to the real-time sensors that monitor frost and ice build-up on airplanes and turbines.

UBCO research takes the chill off icy build-up on planes and wind turbines

Ice detection from microwave sensors rising to new heights

New School of Engineering research is changing the way aircraft and wind turbine operators are addressing the risks related to ice build-up.

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Popular fundraiser Art on the Line goes online for 2021

UBCO hosts annual gala evening of art and entertainment

UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, in association with the Visual Arts Course Union, is not letting COVID-19 stop a popular annual tradition.

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