Workshops at a glance: April 17, 2013

Here are some professional development workshops for faculty and staff at UBC's Okanagan campus over the next few weeks:

Sleep: the key to health

Dr. Ron Cridland from the Kelowna Sleep Clinic will be on campus on April 25 to give a workshop about the importance of sleep.

Cridland graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1982, and was certified with the Canadian College of Family Physicians in 1984. After a number of years of practicing health promotion he became aware that poor sleep was often the limiting factor to obtaining optimum health. Consequently, he became interested in sleep disorders medicine.

Date: Thursday, Apr. 25
Time: 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Location: University Centre Ballroom, room UNC200

There is no charge for this workshop and everyone is invited to attend. To RSVP, visit

Write to win: business writing style II

An Essential Administrative Skills Series Advanced Course

Continuing from last year's Write to Win workshop, this all-day immersion in business writing will help to solidify the core concepts of reader-centred writing.

The Write to Win: Business Writing Style I course is not a pre-requisite for this workshop.

Date: Friday, May 31
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: DVC Boardroom, room ADM102C
Cost: $75
Instructor: Michelle Superle

To register for this course visit the Human Resources website. To find out more, contact Deb Deorksen in Human Resources.

More workshops

April 17, 24
and May 1

BEN (Behaviour modification-Exercise-Nutrition)
April 18, 23, 25, 30
and May 2
Drop-in Dissertation, Thesis, or Scholarly Article Writing Group
April 18
Preparing a Poster for a Conference Presentation
April 19
Navigating FMS nQuery
April 19
Writing for the job market: the resume, curriculum vitae and cover letter
April 19
Workplace Writing
April 22
Workplace Presentations
April 22
Using Sources: How to Maintain Authorial Agency and Avoid Plagiarism
April 23
Position Management Training and Refresher
April 25
Hyperion New User Training
April 25
Writing a Critical Analysis
April 25
Finance Lunch and Learn
April 26
Smartforms Training
April 26
Getting Started and Staying Organized: Writing a Major Document
April 26
Writing a Grant Proposal
April 30
Flexible Learning Pre-conference: Using Blackboard IM
April 30,
Flexible Learning Pre-conference: Discussions, Blogs, Wikis and Journals
April 30
Flexible Learning Pre-conference: Adding Audio and Converting PowerPoint Slides into videos
April 30
Flexible Learning Pre-conference: Creating Video with Mediasite
May 1
Using Sources: How to avoid plagiarism and self-plagiarism
May 2
Editing Diary: A method for enhancing your editing skills

For a full listing visit the Okanagan campus events calendar.