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July 20, 2022

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An abstract graphic representation of the SE-Change Festival

Until July 22: SE-Change Festival


Through exhibitions, performances and conversations, the SE-Change Festival explores social and economic change in real places—what it looks like, its effects and how it is shaped.


The festival brings together academics, artists and community members, locally and from various parts of the world, in a forum where they can interact, express themselves and inquire. It runs until July 22.


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July 26: Eminence Program Info Session


The Eminence Program was established to support the development of clusters of research excellence at UBC Okanagan.


Learn more about the goals of the program, lessons learned from existing clusters, the revised evaluation criteria and the new Cluster-Building Grant on July 26.


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Until July 31: Applications open for aquaculture workforce training grant


Students who apply for UBC’s Graduate Certificate in Aquaculture program could be eligible for a Community Workforce Response Grant that covers 100 per cent of tuition fees.


Applications are open until July 31 for the September to December 2022 session.


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Aug. 17: Wicked questions for hybrid and multi-access course design and delivery


Consider common challenges, explore best practices and share your wicked questions about hybrid and multi-access course design with practitioners who are implementing this in their curriculum.


Register or find out more...


Hire a co-op student this fall


With nearly 100 interdisciplinary undergraduate students seeking co-op work experiences starting this September, now is the time to consider hiring a student, providing mentorship and growing relationships that benefit the UBC community.


The Co-op Office can help identify UBC-based co-op work experiences and assist with the hiring and onboarding process.


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Aug. 10: Opera Under the Stars


A highlight summer event returns to the central courtyard this August as Opera Kelowna, in a special partnership with UBC Okanagan, presents Opera Under the Stars.


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Delivering solutions to integrate with Workday Student


The Integrated Renewal Program Student’s mission is to renew UBC’s student information system (SIS). Most applications that currently exist in the SIS will be replaced by or integrated with Workday Student.

However, some newly created applications (aka point solutions) will integrate with Workday Student to complement and enhance its functionality.




UBC stories

Psychedelic mushroom microdoses can improve mood, mental health


Microdosers noted improvements compared to non-microdosing peers


The latest study to examine how tiny amounts of psychedelics can impact mental health provides further evidence of the therapeutic potential of microdosing.




Emily Cornwall to represent Canada at the 2022 FISU University World Golf Championships


UBCO Heat women's golf team member Emily Cornwall is donning the red and white of Team Canada this week as she is set to compete in the 2022 FISU World University Golf Championships in Turin, Italy.




Qin Xue earns Rising Star award from BCCIE


Congratulations to International Student Advisor Qin Xue for being recognized with the Rising Star in International Education Award by the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE). This award recognizes rising leaders and practitioners in the field of international education.


From responding to the needs of students to providing holistic support on the front line, Qin is a passionate and innovative leader who works hard to support and advocate for international students.






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