Jan. 22: Report on UBC Okanagan’s TRC Declaration of Commitments webinar
Participate in a webinar on January 22 that shares UBC Okanagan’s progress on its Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) commitments. This progress is a start to UBC's ongoing commitment and dedication to meaningful truth and reconciliation work.
Jan 28: PostSecret and the Pandemic featuring Frank Warren
Frank Warren is the sole founder of the PostSecret Project, a growing collection of over a million artful secrets, mailed anonymously to him on postcards. Known as ‘the most trusted stranger in the world,’ Warren’s presentation reveals how the pandemic has disrupted our lives while providing tools to navigate through this challenging but temporary crisis.
This event is hosted by the School of Social Work and alumni UBC.
Last year, the COVID-19 outbreak quickly propelled UBC into new ways of working.
The university is interested in hearing faculty and staff perspectives on these ways of working, including positive aspects and challenges, and what you’d like your workplace to look like in the future.
The Alumni Builder Award recognizes a cross-section of alumni representing all faculties who have significantly contributed to the university and enriched the lives of others, This year four UBC Okanagan recipients are being recognized:
Moozhan Ahmadzadegan, BFA’19
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
Paul Chernikhowsky, BASc’94
School of Engineering
Dr. Jim Huang, MSc’11, MD’15
Southern Medical Program
Dr. Noelannah Neubauer, BKin’12, MSc’14
Faculty of Health and Social Development
Colin Pritchard is also receiving the inaugural Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal’s Alumni Builder Award.
Are you interested in playing a vital role in championing health and well-being?
HR’s Health and Wellbeing team is looking for volunteer Workplace Wellbeing Ambassadors who will support workplace well-being initiatives, as well as inspire others to be a part of meaningful programs.
The Workplace Health and Wellbeing team is inviting UBCO units and departments to apply for a Thriving Workplaces Micro Fund for up to $500 applied towards activities that promote health, well-being and building resilience in the workplace.
Reminder: Indigenous perspectives and science and systemic racism webinar
HOSTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AND VICE-PRESIDENT ACADEMIC, UBC OKANAGAN
On January 20, 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 for a webinar discussing Indigenous perspectives and science and systemic racism.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Lesley Cormack.
One-on-one with Lesley Cormack
Professor Lesley Cormack is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UBC’s Okanagan campus. She joined UBC in July 2020 from the University of Alberta where she served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 2010 to 2020.
The Okanagan-based CHIME radio telescope detected a fast radio burst from within the Milky Way in April 2020.
Radio burst in Milky Way sheds light on origins of mysterious phenomenon
UBCO researcher describes significance of findings
In the decade since they were first discovered, astronomers have categorized fast radio bursts as mysterious phenomena. But a recent astronomical event has provided further insight into the origin of these signals.
School of Engineering researchers Farhad Ahmadijokani and Mohammad Arjmand have developed a cost-effective material that can help remove toxic chemicals, like cancer-treatment drugs, from water supplies.
New tool removes chemotherapy drugs from water systems
UBCO researchers help protect people from toxic chemicals
‘What goes in, must come out’ is a familiar refrain. It is especially pertinent to the challenges facing School of Engineering researchers who are investigating methods to remove chemicals and pharmaceuticals from public water systems.
Support for innovation in clean technology and sustainable materials at UBCO
On Friday, Western Economic Diversification Canada announced $1.9 million in funding to establish a cleantech hub at UBC Okanagan. The hub will be located in UBC's Innovation Precinct and will promote clean technologies.