Archive for July, 2011

New Vice Provost and Dean of College of Graduate Studies appointed

July 29, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases

Miriam Grant, Vice Provost of Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies

Miriam Grant, leading academic on HIV/AIDS and urban food security in Southern and Eastern Africa, joins UBC Miriam Grant will join the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus in the senior administrative position of Vice Provost, Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies for a five-year term starting Sept. 1. Grant has been [...]

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Language of Avatar under study

July 28, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Christine Schreyer, assistant professor of Anthropology

UBC prof examines those who speak tongue exclusively invented for Hollywood Na'vi, the invented language spoken by alien characters in the top-grossing Hollywood blockbuster Avatar, is getting scholarly scrutiny by a University of British Columbia anthropology professor. Christine Schreyer, an assistant professor of Anthropology in Community, Culture and Global Studies at the Irving K. Barber [...]

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Harvest research has benefits for students and community

July 21, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

UBC political science and geography student Steve Schiffbauer, left, geography student Kathleen Taylor and psychology student Adam Kubel show off some of the produce grown at the Okanagan campus organic garden.

UBC organic garden produce given to food bank and gospel mission

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Carolyn Labun new director of the Centre for Scholarly Communication

July 19, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Carolyn Labun, director of the Centre for Scholarly Communication

UBC academic will work with grad students to develop advanced writing skills

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Latest issue of LAKE Magazine ready for launch

July 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

Acclaimed and new talent featured in bi-annual publication The latest issue of LAKE Magazine -- a journal of arts and environment -- will be available July 20. The official launch for the semi-annual publication will be held at the Bike Shop Café, 1357 Ellis St., from 5-8 p.m. LAKE is an Okanagan-based journal that publishes [...]

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City, UBC partner to research sustainable transportation

July 14, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

ComPASS project manager Gord Lovegrove

Tuesday workshop focuses on Glenmore pilot project aimed at reducing vehicle traffic Glenmore residents will have an opportunity to comment on a pilot project planned for their neighbourhood to study urban transportation use and reduce road congestion, lessen vehicle pollution and promote traffic safety. The joint initiative by the City of Kelowna and University of [...]

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Immigrant health is subject of three-year study

July 14, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: , ,

Shirley Chau, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at UBC’s Okanagan campus, will be studying why the health of immigrants declines after a few years in Canada.

UBC professor examines wellbeing of newcomers who settle in smaller centres

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Interactive potluck dinner theatre all about Glenmore

July 13, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags: ,

Cultural event offers look at community through stories from residents An interactive evening of stories, food and getting to know your community are all on the menu at the Social Potluck event this weekend. The dinner and show will take place July 16 and is the work of storyteller Gabriel Newman. Newman, a Master of [...]

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Aboriginal educators at UBC for student success conference

July 13, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Representatives from across Canada to share information, discuss best practices More than 90 Aboriginal education coordinators and students from Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon and across B.C. will gather at UBC's Okanagan campus July 13-15 for a series of workshops, forums and tours. The conference is designed to create a sharing of understanding about common [...]

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Get out and learn something this summer

July 7, 2011 | Filed under: Media Releases | Tags:

Continuing Studies program leader Elaine Crebo is encouraging people to check out the summer courses.

Continuing education offers shorter courses appealing to many interests

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