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July 6, 2022

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Call for art submissions: 2022 UBC Okanagan colouring book

 

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies along with alumni UBC are seeking art submissions for Colour My UBCO 2022.

 

Students, faculty, staff and alumni artists of all levels are invited to submit original work for a colouring book page in any style by July 20.

 

To find out more, visit: fccs.ok.ubc.ca/2022/06/22/call-for-art-submissions-ubc-okanagan-colouring-book-2022


 

Today: Get to know UBCO co-op

 

Interdisciplinary Co-op Education is holding a virtual coffee session today at 10:30 am.

 

This session presents an opportunity to connect and learn more about the programming and gain access and insight into employing a student in your department or unit.

 

Register or find out more...


 

July 14: IBPOC Faculty & Staff Hang Out

 

Drop by the IBPOC Faculty & Staff Hang Out in the courtyard on July 14 from 3 to 4:30 pm.

 

Connect with other UBCO IBPOC faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars while enjoying light refreshments.

 

To register or find out more, visit: equity.ok.ubc.ca/ibpoc-hangout


 

New Positive Space course

 

The new Positive Space: Foundations course is a resource hub for promoting and practising inclusivity towards sexual and gender diversity.

 

Learn about amatonormativity, what to do if you misgender a friend and how you can engage in respectful interactions related to names, pronouns and inclusive language.

 

Take the course...


 

Aug. 23 to April 20: Teaching development program for new faculty

 

This flexible 10-month program helps those who are new to teaching at UBCO, faculty members transitioning to a new appointment as well as sessional faculty members.

 

Participants will build a foundation for teaching careers as well as professional development opportunities focused on teaching practices. Apply by August 23, 2022.

 

Register or find out more...


 

UBCO Testing Services pilot program launched

 

Learning Services and the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) will be piloting a program in 2022/23 that will expand the level of support for invigilation at UBC Okanagan.

 

The DRC has extensive experience in providing invigilation services for students who qualify for alternate exam formats and has worked closely with faculty regarding the invigilation of online and in-person exams.

 

Read more...


 

Reminder: Staff Awards of Excellence nominations due July 15

 

Don’t forget to nominate someone great

 

There is still time to recognize an individual or a team for their initiative, talent, creativity and dedication by nominating them for a 2022 Staff Award of Excellence. Nominations are being accepted until July 15.

 

To find out more, visit: hr.ok.ubc.ca/learning/awards-and-recognition/staffexcellence


 

July 15 and 28: UBCO Recreation Nights with the Falcons

 

Enjoy some summer fun watching the Kelowna Falcons. Tickets for these local baseball games can be purchased at the customer service desk in the gym.

 

To find out more, visit: recreation.ok.ubc.ca/events/off-campus-programs/#falcons


 

July 24: UBCycles Social Ride

 

Enjoy a social bike ride with UBCycles and other cycling enthusiasts.

 

Whether you are new to cycling or want a casual ride with friends, this 25-kilometre roundtrip route from UBCO to Downtown Kelowna and back is perfect for everyone.

 

To register or find out more, visit: events.ok.ubc.ca/event/ubcycles-social-ride-2


 

Recreation summer activity breaks

 

Get active during your lunch breaks with UBCO Recreation throughout the summer. Registration is free and all faculty and staff are invited to participate

 

To register or find out more, visit: recreation.ok.ubc.ca/events/faculty-staff-events


 

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UBC stories

UBCO Downtown

 

UBC Okanagan is expanding to downtown Kelowna, reinforcing its community ties

 

There's a buzz in the streets of downtown Kelowna—a new neighbour is moving in. After living on the outskirts of the city for more than 16 years, UBC Okanagan is planning to open its doors in a new location immersed in the heart of the city.

 

Read more...


 

Deliberate with actions and ambitious with dreams

 

Dr. Will Hughes leads UBCO’s next generation of engineers

 

Throughout his career, Dr. Will Hughes has been a champion of the field of engineering, working tirelessly to expose the discipline to as many people as possible in order to serve the greater good.

 

Read more...


 

Dr. Tamara Freeman shares the magic of chemistry with her students

 

Associate Professor of Teaching wears her passion for teaching on her sleeve

 

As far back as she can remember, Dr. Tamara Freeman has loved science. An early experiment as a toddler had her trying to figure out how a heart worked, as she pumped water between her palms.

 

Read more...


 

UBCO prof digs into geological history of rocks atop Everest

 

Study suggests rocks were deformed as part of Himalaya development

 

It’s been a topic of debate among geologists for years—when did the deformation of rocks at the top of Mount Everest take place?

 

Read more...


 

UBCO researchers change the game when it comes to activity tracking

 

Flexible, highly sensitive motion device created by extrusion printing

 

The creation of high-resolution extrusion printing—think 3D printing but with ink that conducts electricity—has enabled UBC researchers to explore the potential of wearable human motion devices.

 

Read more...

 

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For more events and workshops, visit events.ok.ubc.ca

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