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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: October 2, 2019

Current edition: October 2, 2019

Current Edition:
October 2, 2019


More Exchange news

Gino DiLabio named Dean pro tem for the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

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Dr. DiLabio came to UBC from the National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT), a joint institute of the National Research Council of Canada and the University of Alberta. At NINT/UofA, DiLabio worked as a senior scientist and as an associate director and held an adjunct professor appointment in the department of physics.

Jennifer Jakobi named Dean pro tem for College of Graduate Studies

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Professor Jakobi, a member of UBC Okanagan since 2008 has been integral in the growth and development of the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.

Create Showcase

A picture from Create Showcase 2018

The annual Showcase Event that happens the afternoon of Create New Student Orientation is being held on September 3, 2019.

VPRI temporary office closure and relocation

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Due to numerous repairs and building upgrades taking place this summer in the Charles E. Fipke Centre for Innovative Research, the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation will be temporarily relocated to the third floor of the Commons building (COM 301 to 318), effective June 4 to the end of August 2019.

UBCO reduces carbon footprint

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In 2018, UBC Okanagan reduced its operational carbon emissions by 29 per cent, which is the equivalent of taking nearly 200 cars off the road for one year.

Gender-neutral washroom now available in the Commons

These new signs are being used for washrooms on campus that are gender-neutral and accessible.

UBC Okanagan has begun the process of phasing in gender-neutral washrooms in every major building across campus. The installation of the first multi-stall gender-neutral washroom began this spring in The Commons.