Ward on Media Ethics: Celebrate Research Week Speaker

Stephen Ward, UBC Associate Professor of Journalism Ethics, will examine the world of ethics in journalism on Monday, March 5, in a Talk of the Town highlight event during Celebrate Research Week at UBC Okanagan.

Moderator for the evening will be Hal Wake, former host of CBC Radio's Early Edition and a producer at Morningside. The public discussion gets started at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelowna Art Gallery.

Watch the UBC Okanagan website for more information about this and other Celebrate Research Week 2007 activities from March 3 to 10.

Healthy Culture a Key Topic for Health Symposium
What is a healthy culture? Thursday morning's UBC Okanagan Health Symposium keynote speaker, work and organization expert Graham Lowe, will explore issues such as the role of values and the importance of living the organization's values through every interaction you have with colleagues and students. He also will answer the question: "How does culture matter for employees' quality of work life and organizational success?" Lowe's presentation begins at 9:15 a.m. in the Student Services Centre SSC 026 Lecture Theatre.

There's lots more to do and learn all day -- but on-site registration (8 a.m. In SSC 026) is limited.
Check out the Health Symposium schedule

Herb Capozzi played for UBC during his varsity football days in the 1940s. He went on to play for the Montreal Alouettes and had three consecutive Grey Cup appearances before leading the B.C. Lions as general manager for 10 years.

Sports Legend Herb Capozzi Honorary Chair of 2007 Athletic Scholarship Breakfast

Canadian sports legend, UBC alumnus and member of the UBC Sports Hall of Fame, Herb Capozzi has been named Honorary Chair for the second-annual Valley First/UBC Okanagan Athletic Scholarship Breakfast.

Now in its second year, the event will be held on April 13, 2007, at the Coast Capri Hotel. The inaugural breakfast last year raised $25,000 to establish the UBC Okanagan Athletics Scholarship Endowment. UBC matched that amount, doubling the initial endowment total to $50,000.

Capozzi played UBC football and basketball in the 1940s, playing on the first football teams fielded with the varsity league's resumption following World War II.

"I don't think of myself as an athlete, but at school if there were athletics, I got involved," Capozzi says. Drafted by the New York Giants of the National Football League, Capozzi decided instead to join the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and helped them achieve the impressive feat of three consecutive Grey Cup appearances, from 1954 to 1956. Read more...

UBC Okanagan Promotes Great Offer
You may have seen the promotion on the UBC Okanagan website's Welcome page or in the newspaper. As the Feb. 28 application deadline approaches, UBC Okanagan is marketing to families across Western Canada and throughout the Okanagan in print and online, sharing the good news about guaranteed scholarships, guaranteed admission, plus travel subsidies of $500 and accommodation for new students.

Print ads will continue to run in upcoming editions of newspapers in the Lower Mainland, Central Okanagan, Kootenays, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

See the online student recruiting information

Attention Faculty Members: Interested in Having Your Students Study Abroad?
Student Mobility Programs provide students with study, work, and volunteer opportunities to build global citizenship skills and knowledge, to live their discipline, and to take advantage of academic excellence at our partner institutions. UBC Okanagan's Go Global Student Mobility Programs are Senate-approved programs designed to create opportunities for outstanding students to fulfill UBC degree requirements as they immerse themselves in the academic and social lives of different regions. Mobility opportunities are available for undergraduate and graduate students, both internationally and in Canada.

Round One Go Global Application Deadlines have now passed; we will start accepting Round Two applications on March 1 -- deadline is May 15. Please refer to the Go Global website at the end of February for a list of available spots and universities. Note that most of these spots will be available for Term 2 departures only.

For more information, contact Dana Reiter or 807-9276

Planning an Event at UBC Okanagan?
Wondering who to contact about booking space, arranging for AV equipment or any of the many other details involved in planning an event? Step-by-step event planning information can now be found online.

Okanagan Short Story Contest
For the first time, the Okanagan Short Story Contest, sponsored by UBC Okanagan, Okanagan College, the Central Okanagan Foundation and CBC Radio One Kelowna, is open to all writers in B.C.'s Southern Interior. First prize is $500, second $200 and third $100, with publication in a limited edition chapbook. Deadline for entries is March 16, 2007. For entry guidelines see www.okstorycontest.org.

February Research Update
A number of exciting funding opportunities are available in February. Check out these links: Research Update February 2007; Training, Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards; Funding Deadlines February to June 2007


Expert Talks Dinosaurs in Pair of Special Lectures Feb. 13
Some of the greatest predators in the dinosaur world may actually have been family-oriented, not the socially aloof hunters once thought to roam prehistoric lands. Dr. Phil Currie, one of the world's most prominent paleontologists, will give public lectures in Kelowna about this and other new discoveries in dinosaur research on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Currie, a professor at the University of Alberta and former director of dinosaur research at Alberta's Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, is the next featured speaker in UBC Okanagan's Distinguished Speaker Series. He will address university and high school students in an afternoon lecture at 1:30 p.m. in the UBC Okanagan Gymnasium, and deliver a public lecture at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in downtown Kelowna, starting at 7 p.m.

Tickets are free, but must be ordered or picked up in advance. Contact the Rotary Centre for the Arts Box Office at 250-717-5304.

More Information

Dr. Phil Currie

Student Afternoon Lecture
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13
Location: UBC Okanagan Gymnasium

Public Lecture
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Tuesday,Feb. 13
Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts, Mary Irwin Theatre 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna


  • Capilano College Singers in Concert
    Lars Kaario directs the Capilano College Singers in a matinee performance at UBC Okanagan. Bring your lunch and enjoy this very popular choral group.

    Date: Friday, Feb. 9, 2007
    Time: 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Foyer of the Student Services Centre
  • Jazz Improvisations from Bach to Goldberg
    Stu Goldberg -- solo piano recital and lecture

    Date: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007
    Time: 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Foyer of the Student Services Centre
    More information on Stu Goldberg visit his website.


This colloquium of UBC Okanagan women researchers is a response to the UBC Okanagan Academic Plan that notes our responsibility to provide ample time for reflection and debate. The Colloquium gives researchers an opportunity to present their research and how it aligns with their teaching, providing a forum for a cross-fertilization of ideas, reflection and collaboration.

Participants will present current research projects at a variety of stages. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the exchange of ideas. Moderated by Naomi McPherson, Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences.

  • Presenter: Manuela Ungureanu
    Philosophy: Literacy and the Social Nature of Language
    Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14
    Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    Location: ARTS 372

  • Presenter: Carolyn MacHardy
    Art History: Copper and Silver -- Documenting 'Old Paris' ca. 1900
    Date: Wednesday, Feb. 28
    Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    Location: ART 372

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UBC Okanagan nursing students Krystal Morrison, left, and Lianne Jones, right, are among the 17 students on their way to Ghana for practical experience in that African nation's health care system. Vida Yakong, middle, served as a nurse practitioner in Ghana and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing degree at UBC Okanagan.

Nursing Students Blog Their Ghana Adventure

Students, faculty, friends and family can check the Web to keep up with a group of UBC Okanagan Nursing students leaving for Ghana, Africa, this week.

Accompanied on the six-week adventure by Associate Professors Fay Karp and Susan Van Den Tillaart, the 17 fourth-year students will work with graduates from Ghana's University of Development Studies (UDS) Nurse Practitioner program in hospitals, community placements and rural and remote clinics. They will also participate in the classroom and practice teaching nurse practitioner students at UDS.

The students have created a weblog site to document and share their experiences with anyone around the world.

Visit the blog site

Volunteers Needed for World Water Day
Percussionists and performers are needed for World Water Day opening celebrations on March 22, 2007. If you are interested in participating, please contact Neil Cadger. Rehearsal times will be arranged depending on the availability of those involved.

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Check out the continuing series listings:

Poet Scott Opens Spring Season of The Lake: A Reading Series
The Lake: A Reading Series, presented by the UBC Okanagan Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, opens its Spring Season with a reading by poet Jordan Scott at 7 p.m., Feb. 7 at the downtown Kelowna public library. All are invited to join Creative Writing students and faculty of UBC Okanagan for a reading and refreshments.

Jordan Scott grew up in Coquitlam, B.C., and is currently a Master of Arts student at the University of Calgary. His first book, Silt, draws on his grandfather's journals from the slave camps of WWII-era Poland to the Fraser River. He is currently working on his second book, blert, which conducts an original investigation of the poetics of stuttering.

Scott will be introduced by special guest Sylvie Zebroff, Coordinator of the Disability Health Research Network.

Contact Nancy Holmes at 807-9369 for more information.

Event: The Lake: A Reading Series, Reading by Poet Jordan Scott
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 7
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Downtown Kelowna Branch, Okanagan Regional Library 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna

Winter Carnival
Beat the winter blahs with free food, games, and prizes. Sports include broomball, snow soccer and more.

Date: Friday, Feb. 9
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Courtyard

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International Week
Global Connections is excited to introduce UBC Okanagan's second annual International Week, Feb. 9 to 16. This is a week-long series of events, highlighting global citizenship initiatives and opportunities led by UBC Okanagan students. With a focus on interaction, reflection, and fun, the week is filled with global chats, career and volunteer fairs, international films, and more.

Off-campus Global Citizen Week events are taking place this Friday and Saturday at the New Life building on Harvey Avenue, including an open Global Citizen Forum at 1 p.m. on both days. The Intercultural Society of the Central Okanagan and Kelowna Community Resources are co-hosting A Taste of Home multicultural festival beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday -- free admission, ethnic songs and dances and inexpensive food from around the world. Travel the world right here in Kelowna.

For the full schedule of events, visit the International Week website.

UBC Okanagan celebrates OutWeek for the first time. From Feb. 12 to 16, learn about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer (LGTBQ) resources on campus and in the community. Learn how to be an ally to the LGTBQ community. Events include: information booths, movie night, keynote speaker Mark Tewksbury, and a Creating Healthy Queer Relationships seminar. All events are free of charge.

Visit the Campus Life Calendar for full details of OutWeek and other events.

Event: Keynote Speaker Mark Tewksbury, on success, leadership and leaving a legacy
: Tuesday, Feb. 13
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Gymnasium

International Week Photojournalist Presentation
Wendell Phillips has worked and travelled to 46 countries documenting environmental, social, and international development issues. His images have been published in hundreds of publications and networks that include Time Magazine, Macleans, National Post, Globe and Mail, Los Angeles Times, and BBC World News.

During International Week, Phillips will present 'Passage to the Global Community', images from East Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and a long-term documentary featuring addictions and the homeless on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. A variety of other images are also included: NHCR and NATO work from Kosovo, post-tsunami images from Banda Aceh and many more.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13
Time: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Location: ARTS 366

Open Forum: Ways to Support Teaching and Learning Excellence and Innovation
The Senate Learning and Research Committee would like to invite all faculty, staff and students to participate in an Open Forum on new ways to support teaching and learning excellence and innovation at UBC Okanagan.

The academic plan set a direction for UBC Okanagan, but how do we get there? Do we follow the direction of other institutions in setting aside teaching innovation funds? Do we work to create a teaching chair or an Institute devoted to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning? What is necessary to re-imagine what it is we do? What would work best for UBC Okanagan? (If you can't attend the Forum you may submit your ideas online.)

Share your ideas. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Peter Arthur (807-9207).

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Location: LIB 30

Attention Faculty Members: Smarten Up Your Students With RAP
RAP Research Assistance Program is a series of seminars where students can learn smart research skills. Here are some of the upcoming sessions, which will be held in the Learning Lab in the Library:

Session: PowerPoint for Beginners
Students can learn presentation techniques to wow their classmates and instructors.
: Wednesday, Feb. 7
Time: 2 to 2:50 p.m. OR
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13
Time: 10:30 to 11:20 a.m.

Session: Researching in Your Pajamas

This session will feature the ins and outs of doing research at home, using resources such as e-journals, e-books and e-librarians.
: Wednesday, Feb. 14
Time: 2 to 2:50 p.m. OR
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27
Time: 10:30 to 11:20 a.m.

Students can register at the Library website. Tell your students we'd love to see them at the Library!

UBC Okanagan Finance is pleased to offer SMART FORMS training. Smart Forms are web-based requisition forms that serve to replace paper-based requisition forms (Q-Requisitions and Travel Requisitions). Each session will be limited to 12 participants, so register early.

Registration: Contact Gabriel Gock and indicate which session you would like to attend. Be sure to include your CWL login ID.

Date: Monday, Feb. 19 (Ses. 1)
Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: FIN 142

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20 (Ses. 2)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: FIN 142

To access Smart Forms at your workstation, you must complete the Smart Forms training course and you must have access to FMS nQuery. If you would like to apply for access to FMS nQuery, visit the website.

Coaching Clinic
Would you like to find an effective way to leverage the strengths of the people you work with in order to help them contribute their best in the workplace? Would you like to engage people in ways that tap into their creativity and problem-solving skills? Would you like to move away from a traditional way of managing to one that inspires challenges and helps people learn? If your answers are yes, then consider attending Coaching Clinic. This two-day workshop is proven to be effective in helping people become more effective in their day-to-day interactions at work. Facilitated by Julie Stockton and Maura Da Cruz, Organizational Development and Learning, UBC Vancouver.

Date: Thursday, March 1 and Thursday March 22
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Fees: no charge, but pre-registration is required
Registration: Yvonne Novak
at 807-8624

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SOTL Community of Practice
Date: Feb. 9
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Session Leader: TBA
Location: Okanagan Room

Faculty Workshop on Student Engagement
This event focuses on enhancing student engagement to promote successful student learning, retention, and satisfaction for faculty and students. Deputy Vice Chancellor Doug Owram will open the workshop and AVP Academic and Research, Alaa Abd-El-Aziz will moderate a round table session providing an opportunity for participants to share and discuss practical approaches to increasing student engagement in and out of the classroom. A panel of students will discuss their experiences and expectations of the current generation of university students concerning student engagement. The conversation will continue over a soup-and-sandwich lunch (provided).

Date: Friday, Feb. 23
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Student Services Centre Sun Room

Register online or call 807-9293. For more information contact Peter Arthur or 807-9207.

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