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Archive for October, 2011

Expanded Helpdesk hours now in effect

October 28, 2011 | Filed under: News | Tags:

IT, Media and Classroom Services has significantly increased the campus community's access to its Helpdesk this month -- moving from an eight to twelve hour weekday schedule. Helpdesk hours are now 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The instructional, research and business activities at UBC's Okanagan campus have grown dramatically over the past [...]

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FCCS professor's photo exhibit focuses on taxidermy

October 24, 2011 | Filed under: Research Spotlight | Tags:

At the ROM, 2011, inkjet on paper, 40 X 36 inches, by Fern Helfand

Manufactured settings and human interaction with taxidermy specimens are documented in Fern Helfand’s work, currently exhibited at the Vernon Public Art Gallery. Helfand, associate professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), focused her research on mounted animals and the viewer -- both in fabricated museum environments and private collections. Entitled About Looking, [...]

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Farmers' market coming to UBC campus

October 21, 2011 | Filed under: News

A farmers' market is coming to UBC's Okanagan campus on Friday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the foyer of the Engineering Management Education building. With 19 confirmed vendors selling such things as organic foods and veggies, healthy breads, gluten-free products, and organic soap, the market offers the opportunity for students, staff [...]

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Sustainable Community Development Internal Grant Forum being held Oct. 26

October 20, 2011 | Filed under: News | Tags:

The Okanagan Sustainability Office is hosting a Sustainable Community Development Internal Grant Forum next Wednesday to celebrate and share the outcomes of three projects that help foster sustainable community development within the Glenmore neighborhood of Kelowna.

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Students to vote on U-PASS fees Nov. 18

October 20, 2011 | Filed under: News | Tags:

As part of a 2012 Kelowna Regional Transit fare increase, it is proposed that the student U-PASS (Universal Bus Pass) will cost $60, versus the $50 it cost today. Students at UBC's Okanagan campus would pay $54 (a 10 per cent subsidy is paid by UBC) versus the $45 that they currently pay. The U-PASS has not changed with regular transit fare increases since it came into effect, four years ago.

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IT, Media and Classroom Services update: email server upgrade

October 20, 2011 | Filed under: News | Tags:

IT, Media and Classroom Services will be working with UBC IT to upgrade the Okanagan campus' email services. This upgrade will require a migration of existing mailboxes to the new server and the migration will be coordinated with departments and units throughout the remainder of 2011 and early part of 2012. Updates will be posted [...]

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Workshops at a glance: October 19, 2011

October 19, 2011 | Filed under: Workshops

Here are some professional development workshops for faculty and staff at UBC's Okanagan campus in the next few weeks: October 20 From Surviving to Thriving: Working Effectively October 20 Making an Effective Research Presentation October 21 Understanding Statistics from Multiple Choice Exams October 21 From Competence to Eloquence: Writing with Clarity and Grace October 21 [...]

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New book: Q Skills for Success Reading and Writing 5

October 19, 2011 | Filed under: Research Spotlight

Scott Roy Douglas, assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, has co-authored a new six-level English Assistance Program book for college and university students. Q Skills for Success Reading and Writing 5 looks to connect critical thinking, language skills, and student learning outcomes to learning English. The book's question-centred approach provides a unique critical thinking framework [...]

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Food for fines

October 19, 2011 | Filed under: News | Tags:

A food drive for the campus community's Food Exchange program is underway until the end of October and organizers are treating this as a good opportunity to build awareness about the program. From now until October 31, anyone who donates a non-perishable food item will receive a $2 reduction off their library fines (up to $30). Located [...]

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Support the Heat: 2011 PacWest Soccer Provincial Championship

October 19, 2011 | Filed under: News | Tags: ,

The Heat

Athletics and Recreation is hosting the 2011 PacWest Soccer Provincial Championship next weekend as part of The Heat Weekend in the Okanagan. Many volunteers are needed from October 28 to 30 to help host and coordinate a successful weekend. To volunteer, visit the provincial championship website or contact Adam Goodwin. First Canada West games Oct. 28 and 29 [...]

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