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Help Create a Great Student Orientation
Faculty and staff volunteers are needed throughout the CREATE 2006 day, Tuesday, September 5. Here's a glimpse at the day's events:
8:30 a.m. Students arrive, Small Group Sessions
9:30 a.m. Invocation Ceremony
10:30 a.m. Small Group Sessions
11:30 a.m. Meet the Dean Sessions
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Campus & Community Showcase
4 p.m. Event ends

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the CREATE First-Year Orientation office for details, local 78205 or SSC 009.

Get involved and help welcome our new students!

UBC Okanagan Ready for the Age Quake
Aging specialization responds to the Okanagan's high senior population and the greying of North American society

Tomorrow's aging population is here today in the Okanagan -- and Kathryn Plancke is ready for it, thanks to a new Aging Specialization available to Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students at UBC Okanagan's Faculty of Health and Social Development.

Plancke graduated in June 2006, and she is already putting her BSW degree and specialization in aging to work as a research assistant exploring seniors' housing needs for the District of Peachland in the Central Okanagan. Read more...

MEDIA RELEASE | August 15, 2006
Survey to Gather Info About Housing Needs of Peachland Seniors
Researchers from UBC Okanagan are surveying Peachland residents next week as part of a larger study to assess seniors' housing and service needs in their community now and in the future.

A multi-page questionnaire will soon be distributed to 360 randomly selected addresses in the District of Peachland, says Dr. Dixon Sookraj, Associate Professor of Social Work at UBC Okanagan and head of the study's survey team. Read more...

Introducing the New Student Recruitment and Advising Team
Several new staff have joined the Student Recruitment and Advising team as they prepare for the coming academic year.

Terina Mailer joins UBC Okanagan after eight years of international work. Her most recent role as Head Teacher and ESL Instructor in South Korea included a great deal of workshop planning, recruiting, and special events. An Okanagan University College graduate, Terina is looking forward to coming home.

Jennifer Tatebe, who holds both a B.Ed. and a B.A. from UBC, is moving to Kelowna to join the Okanagan team. Jennifer's work as a classroom teacher, recreation programmer, and Senior Residence Life Advisor will be a tremendous asset to our recruitment efforts.

The team also welcomes Danielle Lamb. Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Danielle's background in international work, student exchange, and youth advocacy will be an excellent complement to our Okanagan team.

Sadly, the team is wishing a fond farewell to Stephen Price. After two years in the Okanagan office and one year in the Vancouver office, Stephen is pursuing a long-time dream to travel. Stephen is off to France to teach English and sample wine! Stephen's last day in the Okanagan office will be August 18. Best to get your wine requests in early!

Finance Services Contact Info
Starting next week, the contact person for UBC Okanagan Finance Services will be Jeannette Chevrette. You can reach Jeannette at 78616. Barbara Peacock has resigned her position as Manager of Finance effective August 18 and the process of filling this important position has begun. Finance Services is now located in the Mountain Weather Office (MWO), ground floor.

August 16, 2006

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First-Year Classes Cancelled September 5
Create 2006 events for first-year students will take the place of classes that day. All first-year classes have been cancelled for Tuesday, September 5.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the Showcase on the afternoon of September 5. A recently circulated global e-mail invited everyone in the UBC Okanagan community to host a booth at the event.

Applications must be received at the Create office by August 23 and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. For those not hosting a booth, please stop by the central courtyard on September 5 and see what UBC Okanagan and the greater community has to offer!

Live@UBC: UBC's Central Source for Campus Events
Members of the UBC Okanagan community are invited to use Live@UBC, an online database that allows users to find out about events on a daily, weekly, or even on a monthly basis. Users can also search by date or event type.

This service is easy for event coordinators to sign up and use online. Once events are in the database, they are accessible at any time.

View next week's events

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Campus Life Calendar
Your event can be advertised on the Campus Life Calendar -- just submit it, at least one week in advance, to Campus Life Coordinator Leanne Perry. Please include the event's date, time, title, location and a contact name and number.

A brief description of the event is also welcome, as are submissions from students, staff, faculty, committees, course unions and clubs. The Campus Life Calendar will be updated frequently -- visit often!

International Men's Volleyball
The Australian national men's volleyball team will host Team Canada for a series of exhibition matches just prior to the November 2006 World Championships. The exciting Canada vs. Australia series kicks off at UBC Okanagan in August.

Tickets will be available at the door the evening of each match, but numbers are limited and all tickets are rush seating. For advance tickets and more information, visit Volleyball Canada's website.

Date: Tuesday, August 22, and Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gymnasium
Fees: $15 Adult, $12 Student/Senior, children under 5 free (group rates available)

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New Staff & Faculty Orientation
New staff and faculty have been issued invitations for this event. If you have recently joined UBC Okanagan but have not yet received an invitation, or if you are aware of a new staff or faculty member who hasn't been invited, please contact the Human Resources office at 78624.

Current staff and faculty are invited to attend sections of the session as well.

Date: August 29 & 30
Location: SSC026 Theatre, Student Services building

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Publication Date Submission Deadline
September 6 September 1 (Friday)
September 20 September 15 (Friday)
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