2008 Events

On the Web

Key Lectures

Other Events

On the Web

Digital Tattoo – on the Web
Like a tattoo, your digital reputation is an expression of yourself that is highly visible and hard to remove! This online tutorial will provide users with information and suggestions for proactively managing their on-line identities. Users are presented with a variety of engaging resources including videos, news articles, case studies, polls and quizzes, all relevant to the every-day experiences of students. What’s more, students are invited to submit their own content and stories to this dynamic tutorial. To access to tutorial, please go to http://www.digitaltattoo.ubc.ca/.

What I Learned in the Classroom Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom – on the Web
Classroom discussions of Aboriginal issues often leave students feeling alienated and angry. Though troubling, these situations often go unreported and unresolved, affecting students’ abilities to function in classes and in their coursework. To make these situations visible and to find ways to have more professional and productive classroom discussions, two undergraduate students in the First Nations Studies Program at UBC developed “What I Learned in the Classroom Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom”. This project asks students, instructors and administrators at UBC, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, to share in videotaped interviews their most memorable reflections on the dynamics underpinning these situations. Their interviews form the basis of the materials found on this website. To learn more, please go to: http://www.whatilearnedinclasstoday.com/.

Fieldtrip to the Nitobe Memorial Garden – on the Web
The website has been created especially for Celebrate Learning Week and displays innovative methods we have been exploring for research in our Qualitative Methods in Applied Ethics Research seminar. We present the work of some students who report, using their preferred medium, on the observations they made during a 90-minute fieldtrip to the Nitobe Memorial Gardents. Please go to http://qualitativemethods.moonfruit.com/.

Key Lectures

Carl Wieman, Friday, October 3rd 2008, 12:30pm, Room 101/102, Curtis Building – How People Learn: Implications for Teachers and Students
Research now provides detailed insight as to how the brain learns and how it changes during learning. These insights allow one to accurately predict which teaching and learning experiences will be effective or ineffective and to more accurately measure meaningful learning. It also makes it possible to design teaching and learning practices that are broadly effective. Some of these practices are intuitively obvious to everyone, some are suprising to all, while many are surprising to many teachers but obvious to students. This event is open to all and lunch will be provided.

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Lee Shulman – When Learning is Truly celebrated – Friday, October 3rd 2008, 10am – Qualicum Room, 3rd floor, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Lee Shulman, past President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will challenge us to think about what it is like to truly celebrate learning in higher education. He will call upon his considerable experience to provide us with some examples and helpful ways to keep us moving forward in our own celebrations of learning. This event is sponsored by the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative and the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth.

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Other Events

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 2008

20th Annual Health Care Team Challenge – 12-2pm
The Team Challenge, sponsored by the College of Health Disciplines, will be held in the Auditorium on the main floor of the Student Union Building. Two teams of inter-professional health sciences undergraduate students are presented with a medical “case”. Each team is challenged to answer content and process questions about the case. The event is free and everyone is welcome. For further information about the College, please go to www.chd.ubc.ca.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Exploring Mercury: New Insights from the MESSENGER Mission - 6:30pm for 7
The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences and the Pacific Museum of the Earth host a talk by Catherine Johnson, a member of EOS and the NASA MESSENGER scientific team. In January 2008, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft passed 200 kilometers above the surface of Mercury, imaging parts of the planet that have never been seen by a spacecraft before. Exploration of the planet is especially challenging from an engineering perspective because of Mercury’s proximity to the Sun. Visited previously only by the Mariner 10 spacecraft in the 1970’s, Mercury presents many puzzling questions to planetary scientists. For example, why is Mercury so dense, compared with other rocky planets of the inner solar system such as Earth, Venus and Mars. Why does it have a magnetic field and why is that field so much weaker than the Earth’s? What is Mercury’s geological history? Is there evidence for volcanic activity in the past? In this talk Dr. Johnson will discuss the motivation for exploring Mercury, the engineering challenges, and some of the technical “firsts” that have been part of the MESSENGER mission. She will also show some of the new results from the remarkable data obtained during the first flyby. The MESSENGER team is eagerly awaiting the second flyby on October 6. Snacks and refreshments served at 6:30pm. For more information visit www.eos.ubc.ca/resources/museum or call 604-822-6992. The event is in the Pacific Museum of the Earth, Earth and Ocean Sciences-Main, 6339 Stores Road, UBC. There is no charge and all are welcome.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 2008

Day of the Longboat – 8am-4:30pm
Day of the Longboat began in 1987, and is a week-end long celebration of teamwork, cooperation and spirit. It is a 10-person voyager canoe race along the waters of Jericho Beach. Participation is welcome from the whole UBC Community, including students, faculty, staff and residents. Community teams are also welcome from outsideof UBC. For information on the venue, ticketing etc. please go towww.rec.ubc.ca/events/longboat. No tickets are required for spectators.

Gormenghast – 7:30pm
A macabre tale of a dysfunctional family incarcerated in a fantastical bygone age, adapted from Mervyn Peake’s classic Gothic novel. Produced by Theatre at UBC at the Frederic Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12, $14 and $20 and are available at 604-822-2678. For further information, please go to www.theatre.ubc.ca.

J.V. Clyne Lecture – Dr. Steven Pinker – 8:15pm (doors open at 7:30)
Dr. Pinker will give a talk entitled “The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature”. Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and one of Prospect and Foreign Policy’s top 100 intellectuals in 2005, Dr. Pinker conducts research on visual cognition and the psychology of language and has earned prizes from the National Academy of Sciences and the American Psychology Association. He has also received many awards for his teaching at MIT and for his books “How the Mind Works” (which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and “The Language Instinct”. He is an elected fellow of several scientific societies, associate editor of Cognition, and a member of the usage panel of the American Heritage Dictionary. He has written for the New York Times, The New Republic, Slate and Technology Review.This free public lecture is sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and the Vancouver Institute. It is in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre (IRC), Lecture Hall No. 2.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 2008

Day of the Longboat – 8am – 4PM
Day of the Longboat began in 1987, and is a week-end long celebration of teamwork, cooperation and spirit. It is a 10-person voyager canoe race along the waters of Jericho Beach. Participation is welcome from the whole UBC Community including students, faculty, staff and residents. Community teams are also welcome from outside of UBC. For information on the venue, ticketing etc. please go towww.rec.ubc.ca/events/longboat. No tickets are required for spectators.

UBC Centenary Gala – 3pm
Presented by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (604-822-2697; 6265 Crescent Road) and the CBC Radio Orchestra. Everyone is welcome to the Centenary Gala, which will feature repertoire from some of Ben Heppner’s recent recordings, such as “Ideale: Songs of Paolo Tosti” and “My Secret Heart” as well as Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder (Henze version). The concern is under the direction of Alain Trudel, principal conductor of the CBC Radio Orchestra. In addition to Heppner’s contribution to the program, there will also be a work premiere of a newly commissioned work by Stephen Chatman, Head of the Composition Division of the UBC School of Music for orchestra and Choir. Chatman’s new work, “Earth Songs”, has been commissioned by the University to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of The University Act that established the University of British Columbia in 1908. Tickets are available at a range of prices through the Chan Centre (www.chancentre.come/home) or through Ticketmaster (604-280-3311).

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 2008

Go Global Week – September 29 through October
Are you thinking about spending a term abroad and want to learn more about Go Global programs? Or are you a returned Go Global student wondering how to leverage your international experience as you apply for jobs? This one-week event will showcase work, study, and international service learning opportunities available though Go Global. The event is offered as part of Celebrate Learning and will feature workshops on related topics, ranging from an introduction to international service learning programs to a workshop on how to leverage your international experience to a crash course on intercultural communications. All sessions are free but registration is required for workshops and information sessions. For detailed information, and to registration for sessions, please go to: www.students.ubc.ca/go/globalweek.

Anthropology Fair – Daily through October 3
Anyone interested in an anthropology major is welcome to the Anthropology Fair which has exhibits on opportunities in research and about student experiences in anthropology. The fair displays will be available all day in the Anthropology Building, 6303 NW Marine Drive. For more information about the Department of Anthropology, please go to www.anth.ubc.ca.

Innovation Exploration at the Michael Smith Laboratories - 8:30-11:30am
A select group of BC/Canada-wide Science Fair prize winners are visiting the Michael Smith Laboratories. These students are attending a three-day event called Innovation Exploration organized by the BC Innovation Council. Innovation Exploration at the MSL will involve a combination of hands-on activities, talks by UBC researchers, and tours for these 100+ kids who range in ages from Grades 7-12 (more are 13yrs to 16yrs old). For more information, please see http://www.bioteach.ubc.ca/innovation-exploration-at-the-msl/.

The TERRY Project: Bridging the Gap between Arts and Science at UBC – 12:00 pm
A Talk by Allen Sens (Chair, International Relaitons Program). The Terry Project was founded to enhance interdisciplinary teaching and learning across the Sciences and Arts at UBC, with a special focus on global issues and global citizenship. The global issues of our time cannot be understood or addressed exclusively through the perspectives of the physical and life sciences or the social sciences and humanities, but rather through the integration of both into teaching and learning. Who is Terry? It is an affectionate name for Terra, the Earth, and if we think of Terry as a friend, maybe we will start treating it like one! The Terry project has four components: a speakers series, a creative and literary website, a second year Arts and Science Integrated Course (ASIC 200) and new this year a Terry talks event inspired by the well known TED Talks Project. The event is free and open to all. It is in the Frederick Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Road. For more information about the Terry Project, please go to www.terry.ubc.ca.

How Do You Talk About Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom? – An Interactive Discussion - 12:30pm
UBC’s First Nations Studies Program and the First Nations Legal Studies Program will host a public session on issues of how Aboriginal content is taught and discussed in classrooms at UBC, based on “What I Learned in Class Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom”, an interview-based research project. This session will consist of a screening of a 20 minute edited video of student interviews, followed by an interactive discussion to consider the issues raised by this video, and ways that these issues can be addressed at the clssroom level and at the faculty level to improve the discussion of politically and culturally sensitive topics. The event is n room 157 of the Curtis (Law) Building, 1822 East Mall and is open to all.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 2008

Poster Competition to Celebrate Learning in Arts – 11:30
This competition, which is open to UBC Arts students, staff and faculty, is designed to showcase some of the rich diversity that exists within the Faculty of Arts by probing the variety of approaches and perspectives that the various disciplines bring to bear on any number of questions/issues we face in our world. The competition proproses three themes and asks that participants choose a theme and demonstrate how their discipline approaches it. Participants are encouraged to think creatively about what their own disciplinary, multidisciplinary, or perhaps interdisciplinary approaches might be to whatever pressing quesiton/issue they seek to address. Deadline for submissions is September 25. For more information about the poster competition, please visit http://www.arts.ubc.ca/about-arts/poster-competition.html.

Journalism: The Next Generation – 12:30
School of Journalism students report on their summer internships. UBC Masters of Journalism students worked as reporters, editors, reserchers and writers in print, television, radio and on-line. They covered local, national and international stories from across Canada and beyond to London, New York and Cairo. Come hear a panel of interns talk about the challenges, and the achievements of working in 21st century journalism. The panel is chaired by Professor Mary Llynn Young, Director, School of Journalism. The event is free and open to all and takes place in room 104, School of Journalism, Sing Tao Building, 6338 Crescent Road, UBC. For more information about the School of Journalism, please go towww.journalism.ubc.ca.

UBC Tours of Formal and Informal Learning Spaces – 1:15-3:00pm
On September 30 and October 2, campus tours will be conducted of both formal and informal learning spaces that will highlight innovations in support of student-to-student and faculty-to-student interaction. Spaces visited will feature enhanced technology, support flexibility, informal study and social space opportunities.

Participants should meet at the East entrance of the Leon and Thea Koerner University Centre. The tour will commence promptly at 1:15. Approximately 1 1/2 walking tour and brief question period. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Buildings subject to change. A maximum of 20 persons accepted for each tour. To register in advance, please visit: http://www.freewebs.com/sept30-tour/ or you may e-mailclassroomservices@students.ubc.ca.

  • University Centre Lower Level Classrooms
  • Geography 100
  • Abdul Ladha Student Science Centre
  • Forest Sciences Centre Lobby and Tree House
  • Woodward Concourse and Woodward Theatre
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

During the Tour, a summary will be offered of ongoing upgrades to formal and informal learning spaces including Buchanan Renew, Henry Angus, Biological Sciences Renew, Frank Forward, MacMillan, and Friedman.

Law – National Centre for Business Law – 12:30-1:30
The National Centre for Business Law is hosting the Calgary Speaker Series Professor Anita Anand, from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, will speak on “Examining the Behaviour of Independent Boards” at the Calgary Court Centre, Floor N21, room 42, 604-5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta. The event is open to all who register for a $35 registration. Registration is at businesslaw@law.ubc.ca.

Distance Education Showcase – 1:00-3:00
Join the Office of Learning Technology for an informative two-hour forum celebrating education at UBC. Instructors, students, course authors and instructional designers will discuss some of the challenges and rewards of working in a digital learning environment. Coffee and snacks will be provided. This is a free event and will take place in the Dodson Room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall. For more information, please contact Dianne Mackay at dianne.mackay@ubc.ca.

Emerging Technologies: Learn, Connect, Share – 11:00-1:00
This hands-on workshop, offered by UBC’s Learning Technology Institute (LTI), will give a fresh insight on how to incorporate emerging technologies into the online classroom. We will look at a variety of tools including mind mapping, e-portfolios, blogs/wikis, RSS feeds and digital images. This is a free event and will take place in TAG, Room 222 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall. The event is open to faculty, staff and students interested in learning technologies and online learning. For more information, or to register please visithttp://www.tag.ubc.ca/programs/
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Financial Literacy – What Does it Really Mean? – 5:00
This workshop will provide you with the first step to begin to build a sound financial plan so that you focus on your academics and not “stress out” about when and how to pay your bills, your credit card debts – to name a few. Although the main audience for this is students, all are welcome. The event is in room 185 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 2008

Display of Posters: Community Service Learning in Dentistry – 9am-5pm
A display of current Dentistry community service learning posterboards in the lobby of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Chapman Learning Commons Open House – 9:00am-5pm
Drop by the Chapman Learning Commons and find our about this vibrant, peer driven space in the heart of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Visit interactive displays, meet our peers and find out about the wealth of learning resources available to you! Although students and faculty are the primary audience, all are welcome. The Chapman Learning Commons is on the 3rd floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall. For more information about the Learning Commons, please go to http://www.library.ubc.ca/clc.

Faculty Advisors: 4 Things You Need to Know about LEAP – 9:00-9:30am
In your role, you see many students working to manage their academics successfully. LEAP is the on-line gateway to academic resources for students. Join the Chapman Learning Commons Academic Peer Assistants as they walk you through some “must know about” tools to help students succeed academically. The target audience includes Instructors, TA’s and Faculty members. The event will take place in the Chapman Learning Commons, Dodson Room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall. This event is free of charge. For further information about LEAP, please go to www.leap.ubc.ca.

Career Days 2008 and Graduate & Professional School Fair – 10am-3pm (repeats October 3)
Wondering what to do after you graduate? Explore your options at Career Days 2008 and Graduate & Professional School Fair! This year, a record number of employers, professional associations and post-baccalaureate institutions are on hand to meet UBC students. Check it out and learn abour career opportunities, hiring processes, and labour trends (Student Union Building 2nd floor, Party Room and Ballroom) and investigate graduate, diploma, and certificate programs (Student Union Building Main Concourse). For more information, visit http://www.careers.ubc.ca/events.cfm?page=careerfair.

Inter-professional Learning – 11am-2pm
Presented by the College of Health Disciplines, the Inter-professional Learning event will showcase the work of the College and promote student awareness and engagement with inter-professional education via a joint effort with the Health Sciences Students’ Association. Several informational booths and interactive displays will be lead by College staff and HSSA executives to educate students and other attendees about the positive outcomes of collaborative, inter-professional-based team work in improving healthcare. A “Wheel of Fortune” booth will be set up, offering an exciting array of prizes for those able to answer questions based on what they have learned at our displays. The event takes place in the Lobby on the ground floor of Woodward IRC, 2194 Health Sciences Mall. It is free and all are welcome. For further information on the College, please go to www.chd.ubc.ca.

Faculty: 4 Things You Need to Know about LEAP – 12:00-12:30pm
LEAP is the on-line gateway to academic resources for students. Join the Chapman Learning Commons Academic Peer Assistants as they walk you through some “must know about” tools to help your students succeed academically. The target audience includes Instructors, TA’s and Faculty members. The event will take place in the Chapman Learning Commons, Dodson Room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall. This event is free of charge. For further information about LEAP, please go to www.leap.ubc.ca.

School of Music presents Ali Razmi Tar and Setar – 12 noon
Presented by the UBC School of Music, everyone is welcome to attend a concern featuring traditional Iranian music improvisations. The event will be held at the UBC Recitial Hall at 6361 Memorial Road. Admission is $4.00 at the door (cash only please). For further information on eventssponsored by the School of Music, please go to www.music.ubc.ca.

School of Library Archival and Information Studies Colloquium Series: SLAIS Students Report back from Internships in the Field – 12-1pm
SLAIS graduate students will report on their summer internships in information centres around the world: The Archives of American Memory in Washington, D.C., the Centre for Popular Memory in Cape Town, South Africa, and the Tate Library and Archive in London, England. The event will take place at noon in room 155 in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, room 155. The event is free and open to all (limited seating available).

Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Symposium – 12-12:50, IRC 5
Seminar presentation on curriculum mapping. This event is open only to Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty members.

Both Sides Now: Slow Learning Communities for Fast Times – 1:00-4:00
In this first discussion/workshop of the 2008-2009 Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Series, visiting speaker Barbara Ganely will explore how creative dissonance, experienced through the vibrant interplay between face-to-face and online spaces, the right borderland between old and new, leads us right now, right here to extraordinary, deep learning outcomes. This is a free event. For more information or to registerplease visit http://www.elearning.ubc.ca

Schnelle Gesprache – 1:00-5:30
A series of short presentations by Visual Arts faculty about their current research. Presenters: Christine D’Onofrio, Gu Xiong, Barrie Jones, Simon Levin, Phillip McCrum, Manuel Pina, Richard Prince, Marina Roy and Barbara Zeigler. The presentations will provide a first hand exposure to the wide range of artistic interests and practices that is a salient characteristic of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. The interdisciplinary use of media such as photography, painting, video, sculpture and print media will be outlined. The presenters will discuss the interconnections between our artistic and teaching practices and the role of these media as both subjects of study and teaching tools in our classrooms. The event is in the Dorothy Somerset Studios, room 109, 6361 University Boulevard and is open to all.

Keeping the Feedback Loop Active: Critical Incidents for Learning – 1:30pm
As an instructor, would you like to learn what classroom events students find significant? As a student, would you like an avenue to provide regular, anonymous feedback to your instructor and an opportunity to articulate what classroom happenings were important to you? The “critical inciden questionnaire” (idea from Stephen Brookfield) provides an opportunity for students to examine their own process of learning by identifying what “incidents” they view as “critical”, information helpful both to students and instructors. This seminar will describe the use of the weekly CIQ, and provide opportunities to discuss how best to keep this feedback loop active throughout a course. The seminar is in the the Computer Science Boardroom (room X836) in the ICICS/Computer Science building at 2366 Main Mall.

A Servant to Two Masters – A Working Rehearsal – 2:30-4pm
Everyone is invited to partake in an open rehearsal of Theatre at UBC’s production of Goldoni’s 18th century commedia classic. See how the actors and directors explore possibilities and determine how a scene will be staged. The event is sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Film and is at the Dorothy Somerset Theatre, 6361 University Boulevard. Admission is free (limited seating). For more information on the Department of Theatre and Film, go to www.theatre.ubc.ca.

Celebrate Learning Open House – Navigating your Learning Path – 2:30pm

Join us at our first-ever Celebrate Learning Open House where staff can explore professional and personal development with various campus learning service providers under one roof. Navigate your learning path and discover the many learning opportunities that exist on campus. Door prizes and light snacks available. The event is primarily for UBC staff, but is open to all. The event will be in the Arbutus Room of the Ponderosa Centre. Event information and RSVP online at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/prog_initiatives/celebrate/index.html.

Digital Tattoo – What’s yours? – Information session – 3:30-4:30pm

LInk ink to skin, your on-line tattoo is permanent. We are all the creators and consumers of digital information in our personal and academic lives. As citizens “in a knowledge-based society” we must be informed about the ethical, legal, safe and appropriate use of information. Think everything is ok with your digital identity? Join us and find out! This even is free and open to all. It is in the Koerner Library, room 217 , 1958 Main Mall. For more information about your digital tattoo, please go to www.digitaltattoo.ubc.ca (launching mid-September).

Students: 4 Things You Need to Know about LEAP – 4:00-4:30pm
LEAP is the on-line gateway to academic resources for students. Join the Chapman Learning Commons Academic Peer Assistants as they walk you through some “must know about” tools to help you succeed academically. The event will take place in the Chapman Learning Commons, Dodson Room in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall. This event is free of charge. For further information about LEAP, please go to www.leap.ubc.ca.

Enlightenment Guaranteed (Erleuchtung garantiert) – Film by Doris Doerrie – 4pm
The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies invites you to a film screening with discussion of Doris Doerrie’s comedy. During the event, the Department wll give away 10 free tickets for the North American premiere of the German film “Days in Between” (Die Besucherin) by director Lola Randl at the VIFF. The film “Enlightenment Guaranteed” will be shown in room 218, of Buchanan Tower, 1873 East Mall.

Two brothers want to get their screwed-up lives together by going to Japan for a retreat at a Zen monastery. Enroute, their midlife crisis turns into a nightmare crisis when they get lost in Tokyo’s neon jungle and can’t find the way back to their hotel … They have to survive by their wits and certainly never expected the Zen concept of “leaving everything behind” to be like this … Still, the enigma of enlightment keeps them going. But although it often seems just within their grasp, it continues to elude them. And yet, even if they don’t fully realize it, at the very core of their being, it’s changing them …

Contributors’ Reception: Road to Global Citizenship: An Educator’s Toolbook – 4-5:30pm

In celebration of the culmination of a book two years in the making, authors and contributors to Road to Global Citizenship: An Educator’s Toolbook are invited to a private reception to honour their involvement in the project. This event is by private invitation only. For more information about the book, please go to http://www.tag.ca/programs/gcHome.php.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 2008

Learning Conference 2008: Bringing Learning Goals to Fruition – 8:15am-4:00pm Barber Centre

The 2008 UBC Learning Conference is organized by the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth (TAG). Based onthe success of the 2007 Learning Conference’s “Plenary Workshop” format, the 2008 edition will be held in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s Golden Jubilee space. The day will feature new pedagogical research data to explore opportunities to create well-crafted learning goals for your courses, and an interactive showcase of ways in which learning goals can be achieved. Mark October 2 on your calendar and be prepared to enjoy some energetic and engaging explorations, facilitated by both new and senior members of our teaching and learning community. For information about the Conference and registration please go to: www.tag.ubc.ca/about/message.php.

UBC Climate Action Symposium, 8:45 – 2pm, Ballroom, Graduate Student Centre
The UBC Sustainability Office and the Office of the Provost will host a Climate Action Symposium on October 2nd as part of Celebrate Learning Week. The Symposium will build awareness and facilitate the exchange of ideas on how the UBC community is accelerating climate solutions both on and off campus. Guest speakers include Stephen Toope, UBC Preisdent, Graham Whitmarsh, Head of BC Climate Action Secretariat, and UBC experts on climate change. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend. Please contact Jeca Glor-Bell (climate.symposium@ubc.ca) to RSVP as space is limited. For more information visit http://www.sustain.ubc.ca/events.html.

Career Days 2008 and Graduate & Professional School Fair – 10am-3pm (repeats October 3)

Wondering what to do after you graduate? Explore your options at Career Days 2008 and Graduate & Professional School Fair! This year, a record number of employers, professional associations and post-baccalaureate institutions are on hand to meet UBC students. Check it out and learn abour career opportunities, hiring processes, and labour trends (Student Union Building 2nd floor, Party Room and Ballroom) and investigate graduate, diploma, and certificate programs (Student Union Building Main Concourse). For more information, visit http://www.careers.ubc.ca/events.cfm?page=careerfair.

Study in Germany – Go Global- 11am

Are you considering an exchange to Europe? Want to learn more about study opportunities in Germany? This session will provide you with information on our partner universities as well as introduce you to funding available through DAAD. This session will be in Buchanan A 204. For more information on Exchange programs, go to www.students.ubc.ca/global. For more information of exchange opportunities within German speaking countries, including the Canadian Year in Freiburg exchange program, go to www.cenes.ubc.ca/index.php?id=9116.

Robson Reading Series: Mark Hoolboom – 12:pm

The first novel from acclaimed filmmaker Mike Hoolboom, “The Steve Machine”, is an audaciously original story of the friendship of Auden, a lost and HIV-positive young man, and Steve Reinke, a video artist who can cure insomnia, lower back pain and the ability to fall in love. Together, the duo encounter much love, loss and laughter, as well as Yoko Ono, an orgy master, Leno and Letterman and the staff of Pizzabilities. The event is open to all and is in the Lillooet Room (Level 3) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at 1961 East Mall.

Beijing Revisited Symposium – 12:30

Join us for two panel discussion on themes relating to UBC’s participating in the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paraolympic Summer Games. The first panel features Ben Rutledge, Olympic Gold Medalist with Canada’s men’s rowing crew, and Tom Johnson, Coach of the Canadian Swim Team and former T-bird coach, and Donovan Tildesley, Canada’s flag bearer for the Paraolympic Games and bronze medalist in 400-metre S11 swimming. The second panel will feature Dr. Bob McCormack, Canada’s Chief Medical Officer for the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing and Dr. Jack Taunton, VANOC’s Chief Medical Officer for the 2010 Winter Games. The event is free and open to UBC Students, Faculty and Staff, however, an RSVP is required – please go to http://www.ceremonies.ubc.ca/rsvp/ and use the RSVP code REVISIT. The event takes place in the Dodson Room of the Barber Learning Centre.

Launch Event – Road to Global Citizenship: An Educator’s Toolbook – 12:45

Celebrate the launch of a new resource to support the UBC teaching community in meeting our Trek 2010 goals of fostering global citizenship. Road to Global Citizenship: An Educator’s Toolbook was developed over two years by a collaborative community of practice through the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth (TAG), and is sponsored by UNICEF Canada. Come learn how the Toolbook can work for you! The event is open to UBC’s teaching and learning community and will take place as part of the 2008 Learning Conference in the Golden Jubilee Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. For more information about the book, please go to: http://www.tag.ubc.ca/programs/gcHome.php.

UBC Tours of Formal and Informal Learning Spaces – 1:15
On September 30 and October 2, campus tours will be conducted of both formal and informal learning spaces that will highlight innovations in support of student-to-student and faculty-to-student interaction. Spaces visited will feature enhanced technology, support flexibility, informal study and social space opportunities.

Participants should meet ot the East entrance of the Leon and Thea Koerner University Centre. The tour will commence promptly at 1:15pm. Approximately 1 1/2 hour walking tour and brief question period. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Buildings subject to change. A maximum of 20 persons accepted for each tour. To register in advance, please visit: http://www.freewebs.com/oct2-tour/ or you may e-mail classroomservices@students.ubc.ca.

  • University Centre Lower Level Classrooms
  • Chemistry 200
  • Abdul Ladha Student Science Centre
  • Forest Science Centre Lobby and Treehouse
  • Woodward Concourse and Woodward Theatre
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

During the Tour, a summary will be offered of ongoing upgrades to formal and informal learning spaces including Buchanan Renew, Henry Angus, Biological Sciences Renew, Frank Forward, MacMillan, and Friedman.

The Dr. Richard B. Splane Lecture on Social Policy: A public lecture – 5:30pm: Professor Stephen Toope addresses the topic “International Human Rights: Canada’s Role in Combating Global Poverty”.
A talk sponsored by the School of Social Work at 5:30pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Liu Institute for Global Issus, 6476 NW Marine Drive. Everyone is invited, although seating is limited. For further information contact 604-732-0048 or unacvancouver@gmail.com.

Engineering Tri-Mentoring Program – 6:00pm
Orientation for student participants in the Tri-Mentoring Program. The event is in CEME 1202 and is open only to TM student participants. For more information on the program, please go to www.cpsd.apsc.ubc.ca/mentoring/.

“Days in Between” (Die Besucherin) – Film by Lola Randl – 9:30pm (repeats October 5 at 10:30am)
You are invited to the North American Premiere of the German film “Days in Between” (Die Besucherin) by director Lola Randl, sponsored by the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies. Ten free tickets for this film will be given away by the Department during the Doris Doerrie film on October 1 (please see separate listing). The film will be shown at the Empire Granville 7, in Granville Room Theatre #2.

Bringing to mind a German version of Bertoluccia’s “Last Tango in Paris”, 28 year-old Lola Randl’s debut features Sylvana Krappatsch as AGnes, a successful 40-ish scientist with a contented husband and daughter, who reluctantly agrees to take a set of keys from her flighty sister and look after th eplants in an empty apartment. Mysteriously drawn to the place, she begins to spend more and more time there, taking the odd nap, and snooping around, eventually learning that the apartment belongs to Bruno, a widower who’s wife was killed on her way to an assignation with her lover. One day, she naps a bit too long and finds a naked man – Bruno – snuggled up beside her. Wordlessly, they have sex …

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 2008

Experience the Learning Vibe – 10am
Students destined for high school are given an opportunity to participate in a hands-on DNA extraction with “Let’s Talk Science Partnership Program” volunteers who love what they do. The learning continues in a campus-wide scavenger huntthat aims to promote creative thinking and inspire students to discover for themselves that learning can be fund. The event is open only to the invited students. For further information on “Let’s Talk Science” go to http://www.ubclts.com.

Learning Adventures – 5 Minutes of Fame – 10am

Come and hear four short (5 minute) vignettes on teaching and learning adventures in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Overviews of four projects will be presented. All are welcome to this event which is in the MacMillan Building, 2357 Main Mall, room 350. For information on Land and Food Systems Learning Centre events, please go to http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/learningcentre/.

Learning 2.0: Digital Cultures, Media and Citizenship for a New Millenium – 12-2pm in Arbutus Room, Ponderosa Centre, 2071 West Mall
Internationally renowned invited scholars present leading-edge research on Digital Cultures, Citizenship and New Media and take up key questions regarding education in what Castells has termed the “Network Society”. This scholarship foregrounds the ways in which key elements of education itself, such as “the right to know”, shift significantly by means of careful analytic theorization of the impact of the Internet, convergent new media, social networks and digital socialities.

  • Dr. Megan Boler – Professor, Department of Theory and Policy Studies, OISE, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Darin Barney – Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship, and Associate Professor , Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University
  • Dr. Douglas Kellner – George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair and Professor, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA

Light lunch provided. Free and open to the public, with RSVP by September 30 to ccfi@interchange.ubc.ca. This event is presented by the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (CCFI) Noted Scholars Series, Faculty of Education, Knowledge Media network and Network of Centres and Institutions in Education (NCIE).

Pharmaceutical Sciences – Faculty Symposium – 2-5pm, Dodson Room, Barber Centre
showing of the film “The Graduates: A History of Higher Education in British Columbia”, followed by speakers, poster presentation and a reception. Only open to Pharmaceutical Science faculty members.

School of Music Colloquium Series – 3:30pm
The UBC School of Music welcomes everyone to attend their weekly Colloquium Series presents a lecture by Dr. Michael Tenzer entitled: “Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Augmentation as a Category of Musical Time Transformations”. The event will take place in the Library Seminar Room in the Music Building, 6361 Memorial Road, Room 400B (limited seating). For information on other events offered by the School of Music, please go to www.music.ubc.ca.

Women’s Voices Series and Reception – Dionne Brand, 7pm
Organized by the Centre for Women and Gender Studies, this lecture is free and is open to all faculty, staff, students and community organizations and the general public. The event will be held at the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL building) 2202 Main Mall, UBC, room 120.

CIHR Café Scientifique “Fit not Frail: Activities to Promote Health at any Age or Ability” – 7:15-9:30pm, Juliet’s Café, 1905 Cornwall Avenue (just west of Burrard Bridge at Cypress)
Aging is a fact of life. Physical activity and engaging in meaningful activities compatible with individual life roles and interests help people stay fit and maintain a sense of well-being. This applies to both the generally healthy population and those negotiating chronic illness. While it is relatively easy to find good information about physical activity for the typical population, less is known about adopting and sustaining health-promoting activities in the presence of chronic illness and increasing frailty. This café will stimulate conversation with 3 short talks on activities to promote health at any age or ability. The event is organized by the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. All are welcome, but an RSVP is required – e-mail to: osot.wellcafe@ubc.ca. For more information on the event, please go to: http://www.ot.med.ubc.ca/__shared/assets/Fit_Not_Frail7095.pdf.

School of Music – UBC Symphony Orchestra – 8:00 pm
The UBC School of Music welcomes everyone to a performance of the UBC Symphony Orchestra at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The 70-member orchestra performs symphonic works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, giving several concerts during the year, both on and off campus, often featuring soloists. The Orchestra also performs with the UBC Opera Theatre, and in joint concert with the University Singers and the UBC Choral Union in the performance of large choral works. A wide variety of music is offered including the standard orchestral repertoire, new music and lesser-known works, providing the players with in-depth experience in orchestral performance. On this occasion the Orchestra will perform works by Adams, “Tromba Lontana”, Sibelius, “Violin Concerto”, Daugherty, “Route 66”, and Copland, “Appalachian Spring” and will feature Dae Jin Kim, violin soloist. Admission is free and tickets can be picked up a the Chan Centre at 6265 Crescent Road. For information on otherevents offered by the School of Music, please go to www.music.ubc.ca.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 2008

From Dental Grad to CEO – What to do When you find yourself running the place – 9am-12noon
Sponsored by the Faculty of Dentistry, this is a follow-up to a 2006 course. Come listen and ask questions in a relaxed panel discussion with alumni who have seen it all! This coure is perfect for recent grads looking for an informatl environment to ask the tough questions on everyone’s mind. Discussions will be centered on: practice management best practices; the best time to expand a practice; and lessons learned over the years. Alumni panel soon to be announced. Call Alumni relations at 604-822-6751 for more information on panel participants. The event is open to 4th year Dental students and DMD graduates only. To register, either call 604-822-6751, or e-mail dentalum@interchange.ubc.ca.

Get Learn’d Conference – 10am-4:30pm
The Get Learn’d Conference (GLC) is an all-day conference targeted towards first year students in the Faculties of Applied Science, Arts and Science. The Conference wll play a large role in assisting students with their academic transition into university by providing students with a variety of workshops designed to educate studens on the information and knowledge key to student success. The Conference will take place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and registration is in room 191. Lunch will be provided. For further information and to register, please go towww.glc.ubc.ca. This conference is a student initiative co-sponsored by the Faculties of Applied Science, Arts and Science.

Dentistry ePortfolios – 1-4pm
The ePortfolio is a professional blog for dental students to showcase case work and offer a forum for idea sharing with colleagues around the globe. In this hands-on workshop you will join current UBC Dentistry students and learn dental blogging basics. Students will present ePortfolio successes and offer guidance on building your own blog. You don’t need to be computer savvy to enjoy this course and benefit! Facilitated by Dr. Karen Gardner and current students.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 2008

“Days in Between” (Die Besucherin) – Film by Lola Randl – 10:30am
You are invited to the North American Premiere of the German film “Days in Between” (Die Besucherin) by director Lola Randl, sponsored by the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies. Ten free tickets for this film will be given away by the Department during the Doris Doerrie film on October 1 (please see separate listing). The film will be shown at the Empire Granville 7, in Granville Room Theatre #2.

Bringing to mind a German version of Bertoluccia’s “Last Tango in Paris”, 28 year-old Lola Randl’s debut features Sylvana Krappatsch as AGnes, a successful 40-ish scientist with a contented husband and daughter, who reluctantly agrees to take a set of keys from her flighty sister and look after th eplants in an empty apartment. Mysteriously drawn to the place, she begins to spend more and more time there, taking the odd nap, and snooping around, eventually learning that the apartment belongs to Bruno, a widower who’s wife was killed on her way to an assignation with her lover. One day, she naps a bit too long and finds a naked man – Bruno – snuggled up beside her. Wordlessly, they have sex …

School of Music Opera Teas in the Garden – 2:00pm
The UBC School of Music welcomes everyone to join them for light refreshments and Opera at the Botanical Gardens, 6804 SW Marine Drive. This company, which draws its performers from advanced students and young professionals has been producing high-quality opera since 1964. Students can participate in all aspects of operatic production, including solo and ensemble performance, coaching, conducting, stage direction, lighting, scenery and costume design. Admission is $20 for adults ($15 for seniors). Please call 604-822-8246 to reserve.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 2008

Zen Tour – Finding the Centre: A Martial Arts and Fine Arts Presentation – 3:00-5:00pm and again at 6-7:30pm
Two Zen Masters from Hawaii will visit the Pacific Northwest in October 2008. Events open to the public will feature fine arts and martial arts, and audiencemembers will have a chance to experience Zen for themselves. The instructors iwll present Rinzai Zen as it has developed at the Daihonzan Chozen-ji in Honolulu. The event is open to all and is at the UBC Asian Centre Auditorium. For more information, go towww.Zentour2008.web.officelive.com/ or send an e-mail to revbunkowong@aol.com

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