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University Relations publishes The Exchange as an email newsletter distributed to faculty and staff on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Current edition: February 21, 2018

Current edition: February 21, 2018

Current Edition:
February 21, 2018

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Amazing Race Wellness Challenge enters its final week

Participants are heading into their final heat of competition for this year's Amazing Race Wellness Challenge. With only one week to go, several Okanagan campus teams continue to impress in the rankings. The top teams this week -- OK Readers of the pack, OK Party & Exercise, and OK All for One -- are all […]

It's a WRAP

Human Resources has implemented a new approach to illness, injury and reduced work capacity on campus -- the Work Re-Integration and Accommodation Program (WRAP). The program, organized by coordinator Tracey Hawthorn, will reflect a collaborative and supportive approach to returning or remaining at work following injuries or illnesses. The WRAP program is in place to support […]

Festive crowd for first Traditions of Christmas Family Fun Day

Senna Rock, daughter of UBC employee Suann Brown

More than 150 people joined the first annual Traditions of Christmas Family Fun Day hosted by IT, Media and Classroom Services in support of the United Way, on Saturday, Dec. 11. This special event was designed for families of employees, students and friends of UBC to enjoy a variety of holiday traditions. The event included Glenmore […]

Campus Security advises on theft prevention during the holidays

Campus Security reminds everyone to safeguard both UBC and personal effects this holiday season. Thefts of this type are crimes of opportunity and offices, study areas, and computer labs that are left unattended tend to be prime targets. Campus Security has the following tips for members of the campus community: Never leave personal effects unattended […]

Expert: Physical Geography Prof. Robert Young

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 […]

Krank helps launch national resource for drug abuse prevention

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 […]