UBC Okanagan Welcomes Dean of Management Ian Stuart
Dr. Ian Stuart, former director of the Gerald Schwartz School of Business and Information Systems at St. Francis Xavier University and former director of graduate programs at the University of Victoria's Faculty of Business, has been appointed Dean of UBC Okanagan's Faculty of Management.

"Our Faculty of Management offers an innovative and very popular Bachelor of Management degree, now entering its third year of operation," says UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Doug Owram. "We conducted a rigorous national search to find the right person to advance the program through these important development years and beyond. We are very excited about the future of the Management program under Ian Stuart's leadership as Dean."


Bookstore seeks VIPs for Student Rush in Sept.
The Bookstore is looking for faculty or staff members to volunteer as a "VIP bookstore bagger" in early September. Please contact Carrie Harfman if you are interested.

Last year's rush was thoroughly enjoyable for faculty and staff members who volunteered their time bagging student purchases.

Construction Update: Theatre Renovations
Starting today, the SSC Lecture Theatre (SSC 026) will be closed while the stage is renovated and expanded. The theatre will remain closed until September 4 -- patience and understanding is appreciated from the UBC Okanagan community while this process is underway.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this, please contact Colin Lacey, Special Projects Advisor to the AVP Operations.

Recent FCCS graduate Corrine Johnson smiles proudly as her newly designed banners are hoisted for display in the Library. Corrine's yet-to-be titled work was chosen due to its iconic Okanagan colours that interplay with images of books and the inspirational phrases and knowledge contained therein -- a perfect fit for the library. Be sure to stop by to have a look. They're located in the stairway leading to the second floor stacks.

August 1, 2007

Faculty & Staff BBQ Aug. 30
Come out to the third annual Faculty and Staff BBQ to meet new faculty and staff and catch up with colleagues.

- Live music by The Malarkeys
(with Gail Hourigan from FCCS).
- Door Prizes
Info Booths
- United Way Silent Auction

Team Challenge: Get your teams organized for friendly inter-departmental games of volleyball, bocce and croquet!

RSVP to the Ceremonies Office
(Please let us know if you are vegetarian)

Gourmet Lunch-For-Ten to be Auctioned at Faculty and Staff BBQ
What sends nostrils twitching, taste buds tingling and is capable of pleasing ten ultra-special UBC faculty and staff? Watch for details of the 2007-2008 United Way campaign opening fundraiser in the next issue of The Exchange.

From powerful Taiko drumming to comic opera, the third season of Minds and Music will be packed with entertaining solo and group performances, special concerts, master classes, and more.

More information about the 2007-2008 season is on the Minds and Music website.

Success from the South Pacific
Fes de Scally, Associate Professor of Geography in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences, reported from the island of Rarotonga on July 17 that his project on the history of tropical cyclone hazards in the Cook Islands (South Pacific Ocean) has met with much success. Professor de Scally is currently in Rarotonga carrying out fieldwork on the risks posed by cyclone storm surges on Rarotonga's densely populated fringing lowland and coastline.

His presence there was used by the Cook Islands Meteorological Service (CIMS) as the opportunity to launch A History of Tropical Cyclones and Their Impacts in the Cook Islands -- a book which de Scally and his students published last year in conjunction with the CIMS. A small number of copies of this book were printed with financial assistance from UBC Okanagan, with most copies ending up in libraries and agencies in the Pacific region.

The CIMS and Emergency Management Cook Islands have now secured funding from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to print up to 400 additional copies, for distribution to all the meteorological services in the Pacific and for sale at the Cook Islands campus of the University of the South Pacific.

In addition, de Scally was also asked to prepare a briefing report for the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, the Honourable Jim Marurai, and articles for the Island Climate Update -- published by New Zealand's National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research -- in anticipation of the next Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season.

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