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Canada Remembers
UBC Okanagan's Remembrance Day ceremony will be this Friday, starting at 10:45 a.m. in the campus courtyard. This is the fourth annual Remembrance Day ceremony at UBC Okanagan and combines traditions from UBC and the Royal Canadian Legion. The ceremony is organized by students, faculty and staff working with Legion Branch 26.

This event is free and open to the public.

Remembrance Day Ceremony
Lest We Forget
Date: Friday, Nov. 6
Time: 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Campus Courtyard

There is also an open reception following the ceremony in the SSC Foyer from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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UBC Okanagan remembers 20th anniversary
of the fall of the Berlin Wall

On Nov. 9 -- the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall -- UBC Okanagan will host a roundtable discussion with UBC faculty experts followed by a public reception to commemorate the historic event and reflect on its significance.

The Berlin Wall, a symbolic boundary between democracy and communism during the Cold War, was the physical division between West Berlin and East Germany and its capital, East Berlin.

"The 9th of November, 1989, marks an important turning point in 20th-century history, particularly for Europe and Germany," says Claude Desmarais, Reichwald Professor in Germanic Studies, in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' Department of Critical Studies. "It opened Europe to the East -- an event with wide-ranging ramifications, many of which have also affected Canada, for instance, in terms of immigration patterns."

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New trails system at UBC Okanagan encourages healthy living
A new Campus Trails System at UBC Okanagan officially opened Oct. 21. The trails greatly expand campus green space, and were created for students, faculty and staff as a way to engage the campus community, protect the natural environment, and promote healthy and sustainable campus life, says Doug Owram, UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice Chancellor.

"The trails system initiative is just one example of UBC Okanagan's commitment to healthy and sustainable communities," says Owram. "We strongly believe in fostering positive relationships amongst our internal and external communities, and we know great things can happen when people have the opportunity to come together in healthy ways.

"UBC Okanagan is proud to be a leader in sustainability, and is committed to using innovative solutions aimed at building a vibrant and connected healthy community."

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On-campus H1N1 and influenza
vaccine clinic organized for Nov. 18

UBC Okanagan Health and Wellness is working closely with the Interior Health Authority (IHA) to coordinate H1N1 vaccinations for the campus community in the upcoming weeks. The IHA is now recommending that the seasonal flu vaccine be given after or with the H1N1 vaccine.

All members of the campus community are eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccine on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The clinic will be located in the Sunroom of the Student Service Centre building. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend and there will be no charge for the H1N1 vaccine.

Those who are eligible can also receive the publicly-funded seasonal flu shot at this clinic. To view the eligibility list visit the Health, Safety and Environment website. Those interested in receiving these vaccinations are encouraged to arrive early as the clinic will be open to the Campus Daycare, Aberdeen Hall and other members of the public after 4 p.m.

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The Health and Wellness team at UBC Okanagan includes campus health, counselling, sexual health and HIV/STI testing, and research and development services.

Health and Wellness brings MD (and much more) to campus
The new 4,000-sq.-ft. Wellness Centre on the University Centre's third floor allows Health and Wellness to offer expanded on-campus services including nurse practitioner services, alcohol and drug counseling, sexual health services, psychiatric services, and -- most recently -- the addition of a general practitioner (medical doctor).

"We've just added the services of Dr. Willie Cheyne who will be on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays on an ongoing basis to see students for a variety of health concerns," says Claire Budgen, director of Health and Wellness. "This is an important addition to the team of nurses and counsellors who provide the foundation of prevention, health promotion and treatment services."

Students are able to book an appointment with Dr. Cheyne through the Health and Wellness office in the University Centre (room UNC337) or by calling 250.807.9270. To find out more about all the expanded services available to the campus community visit the Health and Wellness website.

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Nursing students lend a hand to Canadian Blood Services
As part of a fourth-year political action project, UBC Okanagan nursing students are holding two information sessions on campus aimed at encouraging the campus community to donate blood, as well as help build awareness of the need for blood donors in B.C.

"We're specifically targeting our university student population," says nursing student Amanda Zomar. "B.C. is the only province in Canada that cannot sustain its own blood supply. This needs to change and we're here to encourage the campus community to get out and donate as often as possible."

The information sessions will also provide an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to book appointments with the Canadian Blood Services office on Dilworth Rd. in Kelowna. These sessions will be held all day in the cafeteria of the University Centre on November 4 (today) and November 19.

For more information contact Amanda Zomar.

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UBC Okanagan connects students
and grads with potential employers

This Thursday recruiters representing over 30 local, provincial and national companies and organizations will gather at UBC Okanagan in search of the best and brightest students and young alumni.

Taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UBC Okanagan gymnasium, Career Fair 2009 offers students the opportunity to connect with people who are actively looking to hire UBC Okanagan students and grads, says Shawn Swallow, associate director of Career Services and Co-op Education Centre.

"We have exhibitors from almost every field -- from banking and government to engineering, healthcare, education and more," says Swallow. "The job market may not be as hot as in previous years but the employers attending this event get it -- they know the job market will improve and university students are in demand; they want to maintain a presence on campus and attract the best candidates.

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Nominations for teacher of the year award are now open
UBC Okanagan has no shortage of faculty members who are able to impart their knowledge in an increasingly competitive academic landscape. It's part of what makes UBC Okanagan an outstanding learning community.

If you know exceptional teachers at UBC Okanagan that fit this criteria, now is the time to nominate them for the Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation.

Each year UBC Okanagan acknowledges a faculty member for their contribution to teaching excellence and innovation during the time of their appointment. The award consists of a $5,000 cash prize and is presented annually during UBC Okanagan's Learning Conference. Faculty members, Deans, unit heads, alumni and students are invited to submit nominations for any faculty member at UBC Okanagan.

Previous award winners include:
  • 2009
    Co-recipients Stephen McNeil, assistant professor of chemistry, and Maurice Williams, associate professor of history
  • 2008
    Jan Cioe
    , associate professor of psychology
  • 2007
    Blair Spearman
    , associate professor of mathematics

For information on award terms and criteria, or to access the nomination form, visit the Office of the Provost website.

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Reconciliation: hoping through failure and the magical mystery tour of demanding the impossible
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) is kicking off its Culture/Power Series on November 19 with a talk and book launch from writer and educator Ashok Mathur.

The talk -- entitled Reconciliation: hoping through failure and the magical mystery tour of demanding the impossible -- will be held on campus in the Arts building (room ART112) at 2:15 p.m. A launch for Mathur's latest book A Little Distillery in Nowgong will follow at 7 p.m. at the Alternator Gallery (421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna).

Mathur is the director of the Centre for Innovation in Culture and the Arts in Canada, an artistic think-tank dedicated to creative research across visual, media, performance, and literary disciplines.

The FCCS' Culture/Power Series features academics and artists working the field of cultural studies to investigate the relation between culture and power.

For more information contact David Jefferess, assistant professor of English and cultural studies, at 79359.

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Small act, big impact: the 2009 Student Leadership Conference
All student leaders who work or volunteer on campus are invited to attend the third annual UBC Okanagan Student Leadership Conference this Sunday. The theme of this year's conference is Small Act, Big Impact and participants are invited to work on projects that support the Kelowna Community Food Bank and other community-based tasks.

Interested students are encouraged to attend the conference -- attendees will meet student leaders, explore leadership development, group dynamics, team-building activities and more. There is a fee of $10, which covers information packages, a complimentary lunch, as well as refreshments and prizes.

For more information on this year's Student Leadership Conference visit the Campus Life website.

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Online tuition waiver for staff now available
UBC Financial Services has launched a new online tuition waiver application for staff members and their dependents.

The new system simplifies, improves and provides an alternative to paper-based processes as well as provides real-time access to course registration and associated credits used. For example, staff will be able to create and update online tuition waiver requests for themselves and dependent children. The new system also allows most waivers to be processed and approved instantaneously.

Only eligible staff can access the information for themselves and their dependent children. Visit the Tuition Fee Benefit website for more information regarding eligibility, course coverage and instructions on how to submit a tuition waiver.

Staff eligible for the tuition waiver can access the online tuition waiver by visiting the Enterprises System Portal at: www.msp.ubc.ca. For assistance using the Enterprises System Portal, please visit the UBC Financial Services Employee Self Service website or contact hrmshelp@finance.ubc.ca.

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Reminder: SafeWalk Program available to campus community
Studying late? Teaching a lab that runs well into the evening? Give Safewalk a call and don't walk alone.

SafeWalk is a free, student-run foot patrol service available to all members of the campus community. SafeWalk has teams that will meet students, staff or faculty members and accompany them anywhere on campus. All Safewalk member have a bright yellow reflective jackets and signature flashlight logo.

The Safewalk service is open Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. and later on Friday and Saturday nights.

For more information email safewalk@ubcsuo.ca, call 78076 or drop by the Safewalk desk across from the cafeteria in the University Centre.

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Sing for Africa/Sing for Home organizers are UBC Okanagan nursing students Kirsten LeDuke, Carol Pastulovic, Sherise Peddle and Lindsay Redl.

Sing for Africa/Sing for Home helping Project GROW
Fourth-year School of Nursing students are now selling tickets on campus for the second annual Sing for Africa/Sing for Home, a festive evening of Christmas caroling with community speakers on poverty, at Evangel Church (3261 Gordon Dr.) on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m. and caroling is from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

Funds raised will be divided between Kelowna's Drop-In Centre and Project GROW (Ghana Rural Opportunities for Women), which supports women and families in Ghana, Africa. The nursing students will use the evening's proceeds to purchase much-needed medical supplies and other items for villages in rural Northern Ghana.

On-campus ticket sales will take place Nov. 17 and 25 in the Arts Building foyer, and Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in the University Centre building foyer. Tickets can be ordered by contacting sing.for.africa@hotmail.com; or get them at the door on the night of the event.

To find out more about Project GROW visit the campus life website.

To find out more about this event visit the Sing for Africa/Sing for Home website

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Mentor volunteers needed: Canspell
Time, that truly precious commodity, can make a world of difference in nurturing young minds and shaping bright futures for Okanagan children. UBC Okanagan, a supporter of the Canspell National Spelling Bee program, is lining up mentors to help local teachers as they prep their spelling stars for competition.

Volunteers with a love of words and the time to mentor at a local school from mid-November through January are needed to run spellers' study groups and, in some cases, coordinate school spelling bees. Alumni, faculty, staff and students are welcome. Study groups take place at least once per week for one hour. Scheduling is flexible and will be worked out between volunteers and their schools. Groups run for 10 weeks.

Many UBC alumni in the Okanagan have already signed on to be mentors but there is still time -- and a pressing need -- for more. Anyone who enjoys the company of keen kids and is looking for a truly entertaining and heart-warming volunteer experience should contact Andrew Mercer in Alumni and University Relations to sign up right away.

For more information visit the Canspell website.

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Latin American film cycle -- campus screenings
Campus community members and Latin American film buffs alike are invited to take in a series of film screenings being shown this November by Jessica Stites Mor, assistant professor of history.

The Latin American Film Cycle features three films Tuesdays for the rest of November from 6 to 9 p.m. in room FIP204 of the Fipke Centre.

The next two screenings are next Tuesday, Nov. 10, with Kiss of the Spider Woman directed by Hector Babenco (Brazil, 1985) followed on Nov. 17 by Couple in the Cage (1993) by directors Coco Fusco and Paula Heredia. The final screening on Nov. 24 will feature Dignity of the Nobodies (2005) from director Fernando Pino Solanas.

For more information contact Jessica Stites Mor at 79655.

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BCNU Bus visits for student stewardship program launch
The B.C. Nurses Union (BCNU) President Debra McPherson and the BCNU bus visited UBC Okanagan Friday to help nursing students launch the Student Outreach Steward (SOS) program. Fourth-year nursing students Nicole Arnt, Jo-Anna Haner and Heather Pastulovic developed the program in conjunction with the BCNU as part of their political action course.

SOS will assist students through any difficulties they encounter in academic and clinical environments. Stewards will be trained to help with issue assessment, advice, advocacy, letter writing, mediation, correcting misunderstandings, attending meetings, and assisting with the appeal process.

"The launch with the BCNU bus was part of our strategy for the project, to allow us to raise awareness and launch the project with a bang," says Arnt. Students attending the SOS program launch were eligible to win a trip to Vancouver to attend the BCNU Human Rights and Diversity Conference. Third-year Nursing student Jessica Witzaney won the all-expenses-paid trip.

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UBC Okanagan golf team members (from left): Jordan Krulicki, Alana Kent, and Keith Martin

UBC Okanagan golf team enjoys impressive second season
The UBC Okanagan Heat women's and men's golf teams put in a strong showing at all four league invitationals this season, placing first and third, respectively, in the British Columbia Colleges' Athletic Association (BCCAA). Add to that a solid performance at this year's national Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association Golf Open Championships in Windsor, Ontario, held October 17 and 18, and the university golf team has not only met but exceeded expectations in just its second season.

"Our women's team of Jennifer Woods and Alana Kent finished second place at nationals, while the men's team finished sixth place out of 15 teams," says golf coach Adrienne Vedan. "Jen placed fourth in the country, and Alana came sixth. In fact, the women's team will receive a banner to hang in the gym for a national silver medal. And on the men's side, Jordan Krulicki ranked fourth nationally for his individual efforts.

"We've had a really strong, consistent effort this year and our golfers produced -- as individuals and as a team," adds Vedan. "They are a great group of young athletes, both on and off the fairways."

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Angela Brown, assistant vice president of marketing, and two staff members from the on-campus branch of Valley First Credit present a $500 donation for the Food Exchange program to Student Events Coordinator Chelsea Butchart.

Valley First provides funds for food
The on-campus branch of Valley First Credit Union presented Campus Life with a $500 donation for the UBC Okanagan Food Exchange on Oct. 21. This generous donation will enable Food Exchange organizers to purchase two months' worth of supplies for the program and provide more and better food options for students in need.

The Food Exchange is UBC Okanagan's campus-based food assistance program. It is a resource for any member of the campus community that needs a temporary or infrequent food source. Donations for the program are always being accepted. Non-perishable or monetary items can be dropped off in the University Centre, near the exit of the UBC Students' Union Okanagan used bookstore.

For more information about this program visit the Food Exchange website or contact Chelsea Butchart at 79820.

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Students Akhil Gupta and Melanie Gale receive their Air Canada voucher from Ian Cull, AVP, Students.

Students win free air-time
At the end of August, UBC's Office of Planning and Institutional Research conducted a survey of new-to-UBC students on behalf of UBC Okanagan's Office of the AVP Students. The survey questions focused on students' high school experiences and expectations for university.

The survey data is being used to help student-related service providers on campus understand any transition issues that impact first-year students, as well help inform the development of future services. Every survey response was entered into a draw for Air Canada travel vouchers -- good for any Air Canada flight. On Oct. 15 one voucher worth $500 and two worth $200 were awarded to students Akhil Gupta, Melanie Gale and Liam Chisholm.

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Nurses and Rockets hike Mission Creek for good cause
UBC Okanagan Nursing students Tracey Beech, JoyAnne Krupa, Luisa Braun, and Brianne Soltys partnered with the Kelowna Rockets on Oct. 31 to support the Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS). The Kelowna-based organization takes kids, youths and adults with disabilities on outdoor adventures using adaptive equipment.

The students joined Rockets Jessey Astles, Antoine Corbin, Shane McColgan, Kyle St. Denis, Adam Brown, and Tyler Matheson on a hike at Mission Creek Park, taking along several people with physical and cognitive disabilities.

"Our group's goal is to create awareness about CRIS and how they are improving the quality of life for such a marginalized population," says JoyAnne Krupa. "And we want to make sure people know about their latest funding initiative, the Rescue House." In that project, a new home will be built in a Central Okanagan neighbourhood -- using contributed labour, materials and land -- and will be sold at market value, with the proceeds going to support CRIS's adaptive outdoor programming in the Okanagan.

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Carolina Miño (left) handles a baby Roseate Spoonbill while doing fieldwork in Brazil. Yoamel Milian Garcia (right) takes samples from crocodiles.

International students receive awards
to study at UBC Okanagan

Two international students have received $10,000 each to study with ecological and conservation geneticist Michael Russello at UBC Okanagan through the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP), administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education.

Carolina Miño, who is from Argentina, arrived this month for a six-month study term. Miño is working with Russello to address research questions around the breeding habits of the Roseate Spoonbill and Great Egret - an aquatic species of bird - in Brazilian natural breeding colonies.

"UBC Okanagan is a well-known institution because of it excellence in education and research, and having the opportunity to spend time here is wonderful for me," says Miño, who has been living in Brazil for the past six years. "Not only will I benefit from the expertise of a notable researcher, but I will also have the opportunity to learn from a different culture, different people, and share experiences with them."

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Bottorff and Richardson receive $300K research award
The research team of Joan Bottorff from UBC Okanagan and Chris Richardson from UBC in Vancouver have received $307,035 for their research project, Supporting tailored approaches to reducing tobacco (START) - decreasing breast cancer incidence. They are one of five teams awarded a total of $2.4 million in October by the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance/Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Special Research Competition on Psychosocial Aspects of Breast Cancer.

Young women who smoke or are exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk of developing breast cancer later in life. In the START study, public-health messages aimed at aboriginal and non-aboriginal adolescent girls and boys will be designed and evaluated for their ability to promote smoke-free lifestyles. Successfully educating adolescent girls and boys about the breast cancer risk related to smoking and secondhand smoke at this early age could contribute to lowering the incidence of breast cancer.

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November 4, 2009

Telling stories:
narratives are us

This October and November several of UBC Okanagan's Deans will participate in a special series of public lectures at the Okanagan Regional Library's downtown Kelowna location.

The next talk in the series will be Telling Stories: Narratives Are Us, presented by Cynthia Mathieson, acting Dean of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences.

Date: Friday, Nov. 6
Time: 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Location: Downtown Kelowna Branch, Okanagan Regional Library -- 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna

At the conclusion of every Deans' Lecture Series event, the PowerPoint presentation along with an audio podcast will be made available on the Deans' Lecture Series website.

For more information contact Tia-Maria Hoeller, Continuing Studies program leader, at 78177.

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Student research showcased at UBC Okanagan Nov. 9
On Nov. 9, more than a dozen Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences student researchers will present their research findings at UBC Okanagan's fourth annual Undergraduate Research Awards (URA) Symposium.

The URA program, sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Endowment Fund, gives undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue innovative and original research as part of their learning experience at UBC Okanagan. Presentations will be made by students working on research projects in chemistry, biology, pharmacology and biochemistry, psychology, mathematics, and history.

The symposium will be held Monday, Nov. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in University Centre room UNC 106. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

Date: Monday, Nov. 9
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: University Centre room UNC106

To find out more contact URA Program Coordinator Sylvie Desjardins at 78767.

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Public panel to discuss immigrant experiences in small cities
Academics, government and non-government policy-makers from across North America will meet in Kelowna next week to discuss the issues that face immigrants in small and medium-sized cities in Canada and the United States.

The public is invited to participate in a public forum titled The Experiences of Immigrants in Small/Medium-Sized Cities in Canada and the United States

Immigration to Canada and the U.S. has been recognized as an essential element in demographic development and economic growth, says Carlos Teixeira, associate professor of human geography at UBC Okanagan, who is organizing the forum along with Wei Li, associate professor of Asian Pacific American studies and geography at Arizona State University.

Date: Friday, Nov. 13
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: University Centre ballroom, room UNC200

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Brown bag lunch: approaches for tobacco reduction for expectant and new fathers
Hear about how a successful collaboration among community practitioners, expectant and new fathers who smoke and university-based researchers has led to the design of an innovative approach to help fathers stop smoking. Planned specifically for men, the new program will draw on community experts to engage men in exercise, strengthen fathering skills, and develop group support for tobacco reduction.

Presenters include:
  • Joan Bottorff, director of the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Lorne Friesen, director of health services, iQuest Kelowna
  • Zahra Hussein, Interior Health Authority's Senior Tobacco Reduction Coordinator
  • Gayl Sarbit, knowledge broker for the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention

Date: Monday, Nov. 16
Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Arts building, room ART106

This event is free event and open to the public. For more information contact Caron Currie at 78072.

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United Way bake sale and silent auction
Healthy snackers and sweet-tooths alike will delight in the array of homemade baking at this year's United Way Bake Sale.

Right next door to the bake sale you'll find the silent auction -- featuring a wide range of personal and office items to bid on. All proceeds from this event will go to the UBC Okanagan United Way campaign.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 18
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Student Service Centre foyer

Donations: pre-wrapped baked goods can be dropped off in the SSC Foyer before 9 a.m. on Nov. 18. Silent Auction donations are also welcome, please contact Carrol Pidhaichuk in the AVP Administration and Finance office at 78560.

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An evening of Melody
Join the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Rosemary Thomson for an evening of melody. The orchestra will present an open rehearsal as part of the Minds and Music Series at UBC Okanagan.

See first-hand how the orchestra prepares for an upcoming performance, as they rehearse Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Colgrass' Schubert's Birds and Mozart's great Concerto for Harp and Flute. Guest artists Heidi Krutzen and Lorna McGhee will be on hand to participate in this performance.

Date: Friday, Nov. 20
Time: 7 p.m.
University Centre Ballroom, room UNC200

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information visit the Minds & Music website.

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Biology & Physical Geography Seminar Series
Phytoremediation: of endophytes and exudates
Lori Ann Phillips, postdoctoral fellow, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 25
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Science building, room SCI236

This talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

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What's Happening at UBC Okanagan
The UBC Okanagan events calendar is the central point for online information about university-related events, on and off campus. Visit this page often for information about interesting speakers, people doing things on campus, or groups recognizing a national day of celebration or social action.

Events at a Glance:

For a full listing visit the UBC Okanagan events calendar.

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EventsUBCO.TV spotlight
The campus community's people, achievements and events are showcased on UBCO.TV. Check out what's new:
  • Continuing Ed heads to the market
    Continuing Education hosts a bountiful demonstration of healthy cuisine using locally grown produce and artisan products.
  • Board of Governors
    Brad Bennett, chair of the UBC Board of Governors, gives an overview of the board's role and responsibilities while it conducts its first ever meeting on the Okanagan campus.
  • West Grid Collaboration
    This new advanced collaboration facility allows UBC Okanagan to connect with other researchers locally, regionally and globally.

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UBC Brand Workshop
Arlene Cotter, design manager with UBC Public Affairs in Vancouver, will walk participants through the new UBC Brand Guidelines Preview. She will discuss how to implement the UBC Brand elements and how to access the available resources.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 25
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: TBA

To RSVP for this session please contact Candace Bruckshaw at 79216.

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Centre for Teaching and Learning workshops in November
The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) promotes and provides support for teaching and learning excellence and provides campus-wide support for all models of teaching and learning. Faculty members are encouraged to learn more about the year-round growth opportunities that the CTL provides.
To register for any of these workshops visit the Centre for Teaching and Learning website.

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Students offered financial literacy this November
Students have a good opportunity to learn some new money management skills on Tuesdays this November with a new series of workshops being organized by Student Financial Assistance and Awards.

The Financial Literacy 101 series offers students tips on budgeting, understanding credit, money-saving tips and post-graduation financial planning. Upcoming Financial Literacy 101 sessions include:
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10
    Budget Basics
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17
    Sticking to the Plan
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24
    What's Next?

Students can register for these sessions, or find out more, on the Student Financial Assistance & Awards website.

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Lunch and learn:
balance in life

Finding a balance between work and life means building some harmony among competing demands and priorities. This workshop provides information on how to clarify values, identify and resolve stress-producing imbalances, effectively apply available time and energy, and develop a personal action plan.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 17
Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Arts building, room ART108
To register: online registration is required

This workshop is free and open to all faculty and staff. For more information visit the Lunch and Learn website.

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Smart Forms training
Smart Forms are web-based requisition forms that replace paper-based requisition forms (Q-Requisitions and Travel Requisitions). This session is limited to 12 participants. More information can be found on the Finance website.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 24
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Location: Fipke Centre, room FIP133

To register for this workshop please contact Antonella Lee or Audrey Kirby in accounts payable. Please include your CWL login ID, your local and e-mail address.

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Exchange your information
The Exchange is your newsletter. Let everyone know what's going on in your corner of UBC Okanagan.

Send submissions to Public Affairs c/o Chris Guenard.

Publication Date

Submission Deadline

November 18 November 13 (Friday)
December 2 November 27 (Friday)
December 16 December 11 (Friday)

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