Move UBC Movement Break Challenge gaining momentum
There are already over 1,200 reported faculty and staff movement breaks this month.
The School of Health and Exercise Sciences is leading with the Faculty of Management, Student Services and UBCO Library teams challenging for the top spot. Become the UBCO movement champion by reporting your movement breaks.
Faculty and staff can also participate in the Move UBC Wellbeing Challenge and be entered to win a $500 gift card to a favourite fitness-related shop or $250 for a local restaurant.
March 4 and 5: Join eight leading voices in the battle against misinformation
The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences' economics, philosophy and political science department presents the next Roger W. Gale Symposium in Philosophy, Politics and Economics: The Misinformation Age.
A diverse expert panel will discuss how to combat misinformation while preserving free speech. Join for particular sessions or all online virtual sessions.
FACULTY AND STUDENTS' OWN EXPERIENCES ADAPTING TO ONLINE COURSE DELIVERY AND LEARNING
At the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology's (CTLT) Fireside Chat sessions on February 22, 24 and 25, hear some in-the-trenches advice from colleagues who have taught classes online over the past few months. The sessions will also feature students sharing candid experiences of learning online.
Leave with tips and practical strategies you can apply immediately to your online teaching.
March 1: Thinking Qualitatively Conference call for abstracts open
The Thinking Qualitatively Conference is an interdisciplinary methods conference that unites established and emerging qualitative researchers in explorations of qualitative research methodologies from across the world.
The conference runs from July 5 to 9, 2021, and is hosted by the School of Nursing. Abstracts submissions and registration will open on March 1.
March 4: Reimagining economic development futures webinar
Global challenges such as climate change, the health and economic insecurities provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the absence of equity, diversity and inclusion are impacting places around the world.
Join panellists from Europe, Africa and North and South America for a discussion on how these challenges impact economic development and what strategies and policies are required to reimagine our economic development pathways over the next 20 years.
Recording: Science and Systemic Racism, Indigenous Perspectives webinar
On January 20, the UBC community joined together for the second of a three-part series discussing systemic racism in science. This discussion explored Indigenous perspectives on science and systemic racism, with panellists from Mi’kmaw Nation, UPEI and UBC.
The UBC Okanagan department formerly known as IT, Media & Classroom Services has been re-named to UBC Information Technology (IT) Okanagan.This reflects a more integrated and aligned approach to IT services between the two campuses.
On demand, flexible professional learning opportunities available
For faculty or staff looking to use professional development funding before fiscal year end or the BCGEU reimbursement submission deadline of March 15, two flexible learning opportunities are available:
2020 and 2021 Length of Service Award recipients to be honoured this fall
The Length of Service Awards is a long-standing tradition at UBC and one way in which the university recognizes the commitment and service of UBCO staff and faculty. In 2019, the program was expanded to recognize 15- and 20-year milestones in addition to 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service.
Looking ahead to the fall, Human Resources will honour 2020 and 2021 award recipients at two separate in-person receptions if it is safe to do so.
Join UBCO Recreation with virtual, easy-to-follow cooking classes that will have your home smelling wonderful. Recipes include lasagna with zucchini rolls served with salad, tomato rice soup with fresh buns, pesto gnocchi, and ratatouille with flatbread.
When Dr. Mohammad Zarifi joined UBC Okanagan to teach electronic engineering, he didn’t have a lab or students. Quickly building up both, Zarifi‘s entourage is now developing tiny electronics with big potential.
When a smart meal is purchased from the business, the owner then contributes money to the Central Okanagan Food Bank. The pilot project in December raised more than $230 for the food bank with 115 holiday meals purchased. Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash.
UBCO students raise funds for food banks with Smart Meals
Sustainability, food security goals of student-driven project
A group of UBC Okanagan students are hoping to save the planet, one meal at a time.
Celestial Bodies: Four Stories of the Night Sky projections will be shown at the Rotary Centre for the Arts until February 28.
UBCO professor discusses the importance of public art
Public art adds beauty to the community and lets us reflect on what is in front of us
Public art can take many forms, from mural paintings to installations and exhibitions, to large-scale sculptures. It can work to revitalize the urban landscape while supporting and improving the cultural, social and economic vitality of our local community.
The heart always matters, but especially on Valentine’s Day
UBCO researchers weighed in on heart mechanics, mating behaviour and the best romance novels
UBC Okanagan faculty put their hearts into research and teaching. To mark Valentine’s Day, they highlighted their expertise on matters of the heart—from what makes it tick to how to keep the emotions pumping.