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March 3, 2021

Events

Ongoing
Growth and Success for International Students

Ongoing
Study with Me!

Ongoing
Badminton Ladder

Ongoing
Virtual Art Class

March 2 and 3
West Coast Virtual Fairs

March 2, 9 and 16
Virtual cooking Classes

March 5
Okanagan Clinical Neurosciences Grand Rounds

March 5
Cross-Country Skiing at Telemark

March 9
Art Hive

March 11
Virtual Ice Cream Party

March 12
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Expanding the conversation on race in a changing world

March 12
Virtual Chess Tournament

March 13
Rumble in the Jungle

March 16
Art Hive

March 17
Wood Sign Paint Night

March 24
Lunch and Lift

Workshops

Ongoing
Teaching Online Learning Community

Ongoing
Online Writing Communities

Ongoing
CTL Virtual Drop-in Hours

Ongoing
Tech Connect Drop-In

Ongoing
Maximizing Motivation, Focus and Wellness

Ongoing
Journey Together

Ongoing
Dream Appreciation Group

Ongoing
Graduate Online Learning Coach Weekly Drop-In Session

March 3
Designing for Inclusive Learning

March 3
Equity, Diversity, Mental Health and Personal Safety at Work

March 4
Demystifying Academic Writing: Your Questions Answered

March 4
Exploring Peer Assessment with peerScholar

March 4
Cross-cultural Barriers in the Workplace: an Intercultural Lens

March 4
Student Connection in Online Classes

March 4
Developing a Mental Health Curriculum for Teaching Assistants

March 4
Excel Applications for Coursework

March 4
EMERGE Career Week Networking event

March 5
Conversations Matter

March 8
What I Learned in Class Today Renewed Project: Faculty Perspectives Film Panel

March 8
MD Admissions Information Session

March 8
Culture in the Canadian
Workplace 

March 9
PGWP Info Session

March 9
Rock your LinkedIn Profile

March 9 
Resume Building

March 10
Building Your Brand and Networking

March 10
School of Engineering Industry Night: Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing

March 11
Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

March 11
Preparing for Your Thesis Defense

March 11 
Learning Tool Show and Tell: Land Acknowledgements at UBC

March 11
Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada and BC Provincial Nominee Program Presentation

March 11
Resume and Cover Letters

March 12
Coffee and Tea with International Program Services, Career Services and Health and Wellness

March 12
A Rising Tide

March 12 and 26
Climate Friendly Food Dialogue Session

March 12
Wellness in Online Learning for Graduate Students

March 15
Thesis Writing: The Research Proposal

March 15
Interview Skill Building

March 18
Thesis Formatting Q&A

March 18
Gut health: A key to unlocking better health and wellbeing

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

Workshops

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Get your own UBCO Green Ribbon crewneck

PRE-ORDER BY MARCH 7 TO SUPPORT STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH

Launched by the alumni UBC Student Legacy Project, the limited-edition Green Ribbon crewneck aims to support and bring awareness to mental health resources for UBCO students.

The crewneck is available for $30 plus taxes and all proceeds will go to the BARK canine therapy program.

To find out more, visit: events.eply.com/UBCGreenRibbon


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March 30: The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is back

UBC Okanagan’s popular Three Minute Thesis Competition returns March 30 in an all-new format.

Eight graduate students will take the virtual stage, competing for their share of $6,000 in prize money. Their challenge? To captivate you and a panel of judges while explaining their master’s or doctoral research in just three minutes.

To reserve tickets or find out more, visit: gradstudies.ok.ubc.ca/ubco-3mt-final-2021


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UBC Okanagan Transportation Plan update

Thank you to all who participated in the public consultation held in November 2020. Feedback was collected from over 500 people who shared their insights about commuting, remote working and learning, and the transportation plan’s draft vision and objectives.

The plan is being developed to support future campus growth, community wellbeing, and climate action, through convenient, affordable and sustainable strategies for getting to, from and around campus.

Learn more about next steps at: campusplanning.ok.ubc.ca/projects/
ubc-okanagan-transportation-plan


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March 9: UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference

The UBC Okanagan Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference brings together students across the campus community to showcase health science research and public health experiences in an engaging presentation.

The event is organized by the Southern Medical Program. To register or find out more, visit the conference website.


Reminder: Reimagining economic development futures webinar takes place March 4

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, North America and South America tomorrow 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.

Register and learn more...


March 17 and 23: The working mind and leading through disruptions workshops

These sessions provide supervisors, managers or heads with the tools to promote mental health and lead with impact in the midst of uncertainty.

Register now for The Working Mind - for Supervisors/Heads on March 17 or Leading Through Disruption on March 23.


March 24: Science and systemic racism, perspectives of Black scientists

HOSTED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AND VICE-PRESIDENT ACADEMIC, UBC OKANAGAN

On March 24, join panellists Dr. Maydianne Andrade, Dr. Namandjé Bumpus and Dr. Emmanuel Osei for a webinar discussing Black scientists’ perspectives and science and systemic racism.

To register or find out more, visit the event page.


Join the NourishU journey

March is Nutrition Month

Join Food Services in March for Nourish U, a 31-day nutrition journey to transform your relationship with food.

The journey is currently underway and offers daily prizes.

To register or find out more, visit: food.ok.ubc.ca/nourish-ubc


Move UBC Challenges are wrapping up

The Move UBC Wellbeing Challenge remains open until March 5 and participants can still be entered to win a $500 gift card to their favourite fitness-related shop or $250 for a local restaurant.

Congratulations to the Faculty of Management team for winning this year's Move UBC Movement Break Challenge. There were a total of 4,799 reported faculty and staff-initiated movement breaks in February and the winning team logged 2,387 movement breaks.


Reminder: Changes to end-of-course student surveys online forum takes place March 10

Learn about changes to the end-of-course student surveys that will be implemented in the fall of 2021 on March 10.

This open forum will have updates on the changes to the survey questions, the metrics used in reporting results and more.

Read more...


Current staff postings

UBC Stories
Naomi Mison, who is hosting an event to discuss virtual solutions to support loved ones during COVID-19, has a conversation with her mother on Skype.
Naomi Mison, who is hosting an event to discuss virtual solutions to support loved ones during COVID-19, has a conversation with her mother on Skype.

The month of March is set aside to embrace aging in the Okanagan

More than 30 virtual events are lined up, from health tips to art classes

This March will be the eighth annual Embrace Aging month taking place across the Okanagan.

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Danai Bélanger

Cultivating community starts at the top: Danai Bélanger's story

International Student Advisor Danai Bélanger strives to make UBCO’s campus welcoming to all.

Read more...


Lindsay Harris

Ambitious anthropologist: Lindsay Harris' story

Doctoral candidate Lindsay Harris uses ethnography to fight food insecurity in the Thompson-Okanagan.

Read more...


A consequence of the social media business model is that their algorithms often serve us extreme content that arouses emotion, whether or not the content is based in fact.
A consequence of the social media business model is that their algorithms often serve us extreme content that arouses emotion, whether or not the content is based in fact.

Philosopher shines light on dark world of misinformation

Deception, conspiracy theories, and misleading information topics of UBCO event

Misinformation isn’t hard to find. But how can we combat the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories while preserving free speech?

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Assistant Professor of Teaching Dean Richert and student Ram Dershan prepare a workstation that will be used for the industrial automation micro-credential course.
Assistant Professor of Teaching Dean Richert and student Ram Dershan prepare a workstation that will be used for the industrial automation micro-credential course.

UBC Okanagan launches micro-credential programs

Short-duration, competency-based options aim to help community members improve skills

With an increasing need for continued education among those looking to build their knowledge in high-demand fields, UBC Okanagan has launched two micro-credential programs as part of its career and personal education portfolio.

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Nav-CARE is a program where trained volunteers provide navigation services to people with declining health who are living at home.
Nav-CARE is a program where trained volunteers provide navigation services to people with declining health who are living at home.

School of Nursing collaboration supports seniors nationally

Federal funding makes Nav-CARE available to Canada’s most vulnerable population

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all Canadians, but isolated older persons have been especially hard hit over the past year.

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UBCO research shows that people are not uniformly protected by police services and it demonstrates a classic case of inequity between segments of society.
UBCO research shows that people are not uniformly protected by police services and it demonstrates a classic case of inequity between segments of society.

UBCO economist says private security systems bar others from protection

Economically speaking, these systems only benefit a certain segment of society

New research has determined the prevalence of private security systems may be robbing the general public of the police services they need.

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Province partners with Interior universities for COVID-19 research solutions

Projects will look at improving N95 masks, mental health and well-being

The BC Ministry of Health is investing in BC Interior research universities to understand the harmful effects of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on communities across the province.

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