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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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Undergrad works chosen for international printmaking exhibit

October 3, 2011 | Filed under: News, People, Research Spotlight | Tags:

Two visual arts undergraduate students have had their work accepted to an international juried printmaking exhibition, taking place in Croatia this month. Laura Widmer's and Angela Duclos' work were chosen from approximately 600 works submitted by professional artists and printmakers to be shown in the 2011 Splitgraphic:  International Graphic Art Biennial exhibition, which runs from [...]

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Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference attracts 42 emerging scholars

May 12, 2011 | Filed under: News, People, Research Spotlight | Tags:

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) doctoral students Jannik Eikenaar, Kelly Doyle, Graduate Students' Union representative Natasha Rebry, and FCCS master's students Lindsay Balfour and Amy Grant hosted Borders and Border Crossings, the 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student (IGS) Conference, on the Okanagan campus May 3 and 4. Regarded as the most successful to date, [...]

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Celebrate Research Week takes audiences around the world

March 2, 2011 | Filed under: News, Research Spotlight | Tags:

Celebrate Research Week is UBC's annual showcase of the tier-one research being conducted on campus. This year's events feature venues that will take Okanagan residents across Kelowna (the Rotary Centre of the Arts, Bohemian Café, University Centre) and topics from around the world (Ghana, Argentina). Featured Events March 7, 7 p.m. Documentary film screening Ghana: [...]

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Evelyn Cornelissen awarded CIHR MPD grant

January 26, 2011 | Filed under: Research Spotlight

PhD Candidate Evelyn Cornelissen has been awarded a Meeting, Planning, and Dissemination (MPD) grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in the amount of $24,997. Cornelissen is a leading member of the Knowledge Translation Trainee Collaborative (KTTC), a national collaborative that aims to facilitate collaborative learning and work, networking and professional development among the [...]

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Call for papers: Graduate Student Conference

December 15, 2010 | Filed under: Research Spotlight

The third annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at UBC's Okanagan campus is next May 3 and 4. The call for papers -- which closes Jan. 31 -- welcomes proposals on the conference themes of health and culture, gender/sexuality, pop culture (or children and culture), post-colonial, and international relations. This conference seeks to examine cultural artifacts [...]

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Expert: Physical Geography Prof. Robert Young

December 1, 2010 | Filed under: Research Spotlight

The Globe and Mail's column "Collected Wisdom" featured Prof. Robert Young on Nov. 26, answering a question about the absence of great lakes on the Canadian Prairies. "We are told that the retreating glaciers carved out the Great Lakes 10,000 years ago, writes Bob McCulloch of Walkerton, Ont. Why did they not create similar lakes on the [...]

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Krank helps launch national resource for drug abuse prevention

December 1, 2010 | Filed under: Research Spotlight

Last week, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse released Canada's first national resource for drug abuse prevention. Marvin Krank, Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, participated in the creation of the new Portfolio of Canadian Standards for Youth Substance Abuse Prevention. The Portfolio of Canadian Standards for Youth Substance Abuse [...]

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Gonzales invited to speak at international agriculture festival

December 1, 2010 | Filed under: People, Research Spotlight

Tirso Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies, is one of three international guests who have been invited to speak at the sixth annual Corn Fair being held in Carichí, located in the Mexican State of Chihuahua. Taking place in early December, the annual Corn Fair is a celebration of the traditional corn that nourishes the [...]

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VOICE researchers present at international WHO conference

October 6, 2010 | Filed under: Research Spotlight

From left, VOICE project members Doris Callaghan, Robyn Wiebe, Claire Budgen and Melissa Feddersen in Geneva

This July, a team of UBC researchers and health professionals headed to Geneva, Switzerland, as invited guests at the World Health Organization's International Union of Health Promotion and Education conference, held every three years for leaders in the health promotion field.

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