Summer Scholars program wraps up a second successful year
On July 14, 18 students from nine countries arrived at UBC's Okanagan campus for two weeks of personal access to top UBC professors as part of this year's Summer Scholars program.
The program -- offered by the International Student Initiative in partnership with faculty members from the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences -- combined morning lectures with daily field trips that looked at water, forest management and urban planning.
Anthropology student Robyn Giffen won a top oral presentation prize at the U21 Conference in Amsterdam.
Top prize from Universitas 21 comes home to UBC -- again
Irving K. Barber School student dominates at research event for 3rd time in 4 years
The tradition of excellence continues.
Robyn Giffen, an anthropology student at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has earned a top prize for her oral presentation at the recent international Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference in Amsterdam. Giffen is the third student from UBC’s Okanagan campus to win in the past four years.
Apply or nominate someone for the Moldovan Memorial Award
Nominations are now open for the Moldovan Memorial Award. The award gives $1,000 each to two individuals who have made innovative contributions that address specific concerns associated with the teaching and research ecological footprint at UBC.
The award was created in memory of Judit Moldovan, who introduced green labs and a number of positive ecological research changes to UBC's Okanagan campus.
This workshop explores some of the facets of working styles and identifies next steps to take to fulfill career ambitions.
The session uses the Strong Interest Inventory -- the most respected and widely used career planning instrument in the world -- to guide participants to reflect how to add select tasks at work and projects in their personal lives that fit individuals' styles.
This inventory links your interests and preferences to various jobs, work settings and careers.
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 20 Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Location: Fipke Centre building, room FIP124 Cost: $50
To find out more, contact Lisa Levell, organizational development and learning specialist at 250-807-9021.
Win Air Canada or WestJet lounge passes
Attend a UBCTravelSmart session to learn about this one-stop online program for UBC-related travel. UBCTravelSmart offers support when and where it's needed and benefits from UBC’s purchasing power savings while using travel sustainability practices.
Learn when, why, and how to use UBCTravelSmart at one of the following sessions and be entered to win one of several airport lounge pass packages:
SESSIONS FOR TRAVEL ARRANGERS AND FACULTY MEMBERS
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 28 Time: 2 to 3:15 p.m. Location: Arts building, room ART214 Date: Friday, Aug. 30 Time: 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. Location: Arts building, room ART214
CONDENSED SESSION FOR FACULTY MEMBERS
Date: Thursday, Aug. 29 Time: 2 to 2:30 p.m. Location: University Centre building, room UNC334
To RSVP for any of these sessions, contact Deb Deorksen at 250-807-8861.
Workshops at a glance
Here are some professional development workshops for faculty and staff at UBC's Okanagan campus over the next few weeks:
August 8 and 19 Modernization of the Canadian Copyright Act