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What is UBCO Life?
UBCO Life is a newsletter delivered twice per month to continuing undergraduate students, featuring academic and social events, upcoming deadlines, university news, and other issues relevant to student life and success at UBC Okanagan.

Sep 5, 2019

In this issue:

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Go global photo of stonehenge

Want to study in France, Australia, or one of 78 other countries?

Are you interested in finding out more about how to incorporate an exchange or international learning experience into your degree? Go Global is hosting info sessions from the end of September throughout October to answer your questions!

Learn more

Group fitness class

Rec night Expo: Thurs, Sep 12

Gather a team of friends and join us for Rec Night Expo, hosted by UBC Recreation. Teams will gain points as they compete in a variety of games, activities, and challenges. Prizes will be awarded for:

  • highest scoring team
  • best dressed team
  • most spirited team

Pre-register by September 9 and receive a free team pizza from DunnEnzies. There are 18 team spots and 2 Individual teams for this event. Teams require 4-6 participants.

Event starts with registration, prizes and pizza at 6:30 p.m. with activities beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Register now

Group fitness class

Free fitness classes Sep 9-14 at the Hangar Fitness Centre

Discover something new or reconnect with a favorite! With a variety of class options and times, come find out what’s best for you and your schedule.

All Rec memberships are all-access, including fitness classes, Hangar access, gymnasium access, and drop-in sports.

Find your fit

Pet protocol

Student consultation on draft pet protocol

UBC Okanagan is considering a protocol for fair and consistent processes to address concerns relating to animals on campus.Pet protocol

Your perspective matters. Please review the proposed UBC Okanagan Pet Protocol and provide your feedback by September 27, 2019.

Your comments can be sent to Community feedback will be reviewed by the Pet Protocol working group before a final draft is considered for approval, to take effect later this fall.

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UBC Okanagan homecoming

UBCO Homecoming: Sep 27-28

Homecoming is our premier celebration of school spirit — a chance for students and alumni to gather and celebrate UBC Okanagan.

Don't miss out on all of our free and low-cost events for students featuring great food, drinks, and amazing prizes, including:

A full list of events is available at:

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Lucianne Walkowicz

Oct. 1: Next Distinguished Speaker Series event to feature astrophysicist Lucianne Walkowicz


In this electrifying talk on October 1, Lucianne Walkowicz sheds light on how the thousands of newly-discovered planetary systems might lead to the discovery of life beyond Earth, and how the future of our world depends on our connection to science.

Free registration: early bird tickets open Monday, September 9 at 9 a.m. and a second round of tickets on Monday, September 23 at 9 a.m.

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Canoe in a dirty pond

Sept 17 lecture: Futures Without a Past - Are Environmental Histories of South Asia still possible in the Epoch of Humans (the Anthropocene)

History & Sociology Speaker Series returns

Students are invited to the first talk in the History & Sociology Speaker Series for the 2019-2020 academic year. Join Rohan D’Souza from Japan’s Kyoto University as he explores whether environmental histories of South Asia are still possible in the epoch of humans.

This is a free event open to all, but registration is required.

Register Now

Level up leadership conference

Student Discount for LEVEL UP Leadership Conference

The largest leadership summit of the decade is in Kelowna on Friday, September 27. Network and learn from some of the world’s best leaders, including Former CMO at Beats by Dre and Former VP Marketing at Apple, Omar Johnson, Right Honourable Jean Chretien, former NBA Player Walter Bond and more.

Get your tickets for $99 (reg. $299) by entering the promo code “UBCOSTUDENT”.

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Thinking About Using Cannabis?

As you get ready for the next school year, don’t let substances stop you from doing well in your classes or connecting with new friends.

If you’re thinking about using cannabis, make sure to check out The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s safer use guidelines.

These guidelines explain the least harmful ways to use cannabis, how different types of cannabis can affect you, how long somebody is considered impaired for after using cannabis, and more.


View safer use guidelines

CBT for Sleep

Are your thoughts keeping you awake? Do you find it difficult to relax and unwind at the end of the day?

CBT for Sleep is a new group that will run on a four-week cycle; no registration required.

Overcome underlying causes of sleep disturbance and establish healthy sleep patterns to get you through the year.

Date: Wednesdays starting Sep 11
Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: UNC 335 (upper collegia)


More counselling and mental health resources

CBT for Sleep

Feeling overwhelmed or anxious?

Lowering Anxiety through Self-Regulation is a 5-week group series on how to manage anxiety through body awareness and principles of somatic experiencing.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 26 – Thursday, Oct. 24 at
Time: 6:30-8PM
Location: UNC 335 (upper collegia)

Email to register.


More counselling and mental health resources

CBT for Sleep

Community Wellness

A drop-in group created by YOU, our students, to discuss any topics you choose (e.g., loneliness, relationships, anxiety, and stress).

Connect with other students, build relationships, and have fun!

Date: Mondays (starting Sep 16)
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m. (excluding holidays)
Location: UNC 325A


More counselling and mental health resources


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