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UBC Okanagan Library Author Event

The UBC Okanagan Library is presenting a unique online author event celebrating the diversity of literature created by and for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer people. This event features writers and creators T’áncháy Redvers and Joshua Whitehead in conversation.

Date: January 14, 2020
Time: 11 AM – 12:30 PM

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Distinguished University Scholar program accepting nominations

Nominations are now open for the designation of UBC Distinguished University Scholar.  The Distinguished University Scholar program recognizes members of faculty at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses who have distinguished themselves as exceptional scholars in research and/or teaching and learning, or who have demonstrated strong leadership potential in these areas.

Up to 10 new Distinguished University Scholars will be named for 2021 on recommendation to the President by an adjudication panel.

Nominations are made by the Deans and should be submitted by March 5, 2021. The results will be announced in May 2021.

Please visit the Distinguished University Scholar page to read more about the program and elements to include in a nomination.

UBC Okanagan September Student Town Hall



Are you wondering what online classes will be like and how you will participate? What about exams, quizzes and labs? Are you looking to find out what academic supports will be available?

At UBC Okanagan the student experience is at the heart of everything we do and we are working relentlessly to deliver the high-quality UBC education you expect, wherever you may be.

We understand that you have questions and we welcome you to join us for the second UBC Okanagan Student Town Hall on September 2nd to get a better sense of what learning online will look like and get more information.

A panel of UBC students and faculty members will each speak towards a different facet of the online learning experience before the floor is opened to your questions. Please note that while we will do our best to answer all questions the focus of this webinar will be the student learning experience.

In July the Provost hosted the first UBC Okanagan Student Town Hall for students to gain a better idea of what online learning will look like and have their questions answered live. You can watch a recording of the first Town Hall here.

Topics & Speakers

What will assessment look like in an online environment?

  • Nina Langton, Associate Professor, Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies
  • Deanna Gibson, Associate Professor, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science


What will class participation be like in an online environment?

  • Ray Taheri, Associate Professor, School of Engineering


What will labs be like in an online environment?

  • Tamara Freeman, Associate Professor, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science


What online learning supports are available for students?

  • Harshita Chopra, Senior Online Learning Coach in the Student Learning Hub & 3rd year Philosophy, Political Science and Economics student
  • Eloise Espel, Peer Mentor & 4th year Computer Science student
  • Sajni Lacey, Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian


What structural supports are in place for online learning?

  • Bryce Traister, Dean, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies & Dean pro tem, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Scott Reid, Associate Dean, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science


Opening Remarks

Ananya Mukherjee Reed – Provost and Vice President Academic


Heather Berringer – Associate Provost, Learning Services