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UBC Management students honoured in business competition

UBC Management students (from left) Tyler Hesketh, Kirstin Townsend and Alan Blackwell celebrate their first place win for the marketing category of JDC West, Western Canada’s largest business competition.

UBC Management students (from left) Tyler Hesketh, Kirstin Townsend and Alan Blackwell celebrate their first place win for the marketing category of JDC West, Western Canada’s largest business competition.

Faculty of Management students from UBC Okanagan’s campus earned a podium finish at JDC West, one of Western Canada’s largest business competitions.

The Marketing Team, consisting of students Alan Blackwell, Tyler Hesketh and Kirstin Townsend, won first place in the category featuring a live case.

Refresh, a Saskatoon-based marketing firm, was seeking a positioning and marketing plan for an interactive kiosk service it had developed, and the UBC students suggested implementation of an e-concierge system for the tourism industry.

Coached by UBC Faculty of Management professor Eric Li and alumni Mark Rossi and Kevin Burns, the team of third-year students pitched the concept of a tiered pricing structure including entry-level and premium packages to entice the full spectrum of the hotel sector. Focusing more on direct sales, their promotion plan featured young on-the-ground sales teams to target larger destinations like Toronto, hospitality trade shows to create buzz in the industry, and use of Linked-in promotion tools to broaden reach.

“Our coaches support provided us with multiple tools, and that really pushed us over the top,” Hesketh said. “We were going to a large-scale competition, facing schools much larger than ours. For us to take first place, I think that there was something genuine about our performance that can only happen because the Okanagan campus allowed us to connect with professors on a closer level, and help us put forward high-quality work.”

In addition to the Marketing Team’s podium finish, UBC Okanagan's JDC West team placed third in participation and third for their skit.

More than 50 students from UBC’s Okanagan campus competed in JDC West, the largest business competition in Western Canada. Held in Edmonton, January 13 to 15, the event showcases academics, athletics, debate, and an out-of-the-box social competition with more than 600 students from 12 of western Canada’s top universities competing.

“We are very proud of how our students represented UBC Okanagan at the JDC West competition. They demonstrated commitment and innovation, and these are capabilities that are highly sought-after in today’s management environment,” says Roger Sugden, Dean of UBC’s Faculty of Management. “I congratulate the students on their achievements and offer my gratitude to our faculty, alumni and local businesses for mentoring all the participants. Success is achieved through collaboration, and this truly was a group effort.”

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Lecturer to uncover Mysteries of the Mind

Okanagan College Media Release

Okanagan College will host Dr. Tomas Veloz, an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, for an afternoon lecture series entitled Mysteries of the Mind: Quantum Perspectives in Cognitive Science for Learning Environments.Tomas Veloz Jan 2017

Veloz is the director of the Systemics department at the Instituto de Filosofia y Ciencias de la Complejidad, Santiago, Chile, and a post-doctoral researcher at the Free University of Brussels. His research focuses on the application of the mathematical formalism of quantum theory to generalize probabilistic theories of rationality and cognition.

“We are thrilled to be hosting Dr. Veloz at Okanagan College,” said Dr. Norah Bowman, College professor of English and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. “His recent work on quantum physics and cognition can teach those of us in teaching, literature, arts and the humanities new ways of thinking. It’s a creative and stimulating field.”

The lecture takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 12 -1 p.m. in the lecture theatre. The free event is presented by Okanagan College’s Institute for Learning and Teaching.

 



Business grad reaps rewards of well-rounded College experience

Okanagan College Media Release

 

Hannah Griffin Jan 2017When setting off to pursue a career change, business student Hannah Griffin was surprised by the opportunities that came knocking during College.

Griffin thought she would have to wait to finish a diploma before embarking on a new career path, but a series of opportunities to enhance her education presented themselves the minute she became an Okanagan College business student.  

Griffin will be one of 369 students who will receive credentials at the College’s first convocation ceremony of 2017 this Saturday and will graduate with a Post-Baccalaureate diploma in Accounting from the Okanagan College School of Business.

While still in the first semester of the business program, Griffin was offered a position as a financial administrator with local tech success Vineyard Networks and jumped at the chance.

“Working during my studies has taken me longer to complete my diploma, but it was a win-win,” she explains. “I took distance courses part-time and gained experience in private and public accounting while being able to support my daughter.”

Born and raised in West Kelowna, Griffin completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at UBC Okanagan. While making a living as an artist, the economic recession hit and she sought out a more stable career. The reputation of the College’s School of Business enticed her to enrol in the two-year Post-Baccalaureate diploma program in 2011.

Following the sale of Vineyard Networks and subsequent relocation of the company’s accounting office in 2015, Griffin took the opportunity to accelerate her education by continuing at the College on a full-time basis.

“One of the highlights of the program was the accessibility of my professors,” she says. “I knew I could go to anyone in the department and they would happily take the time to help me and answer questions.”

With the encouragement of her professors, she stepped outside of her comfort zone and joined the School of Business’s debate team and Enactus Okanagan College, where she co-founded CANsave, a financial literacy program for elementary school students.  

Her involvement in the two groups brought about regional and national travel and industry networking opportunities. In January 2016, Griffin competed at the finals of the prestigious Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C.) at Queen’s University in Kingston and in May 2016 she flew to Toronto for the Enactus National Competition, where CANsave earned the title of Canada’s second-best Financial Literacy program.

When Griffin completed her studies in August, a connection from one of the College’s networking events led to a full-time position as an articling student at Crowe MacKay. She is concurrently pursuing her CPA designation.

On Saturday, Griffin’s three-year-old daughter Lucia will watch her don a cap and gown to receive her diploma.

“Balancing my education with providing the best life for Lucia has been a challenge, but also very rewarding.” says Griffin. “She will be able to look at me and see what a single mom is – a hardworking woman who can give back to others and be ambitious in chasing her dreams.”

Winter Convocation is the first of the College’s seven convocation ceremonies that take place this year. Students from all four campuses will cross the stage at the Kelowna campus to receive their credentials. The College will confer 60 bachelor’s degrees, 17 associate degrees, 191 diplomas and 101 certificates.

The morning ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 and will stream live on the College’s Facebook page. 

In 2016, Okanagan College graduated more than 2,100 students from its programs.

Watch the ceremony live on facebook.com/okanagancollege.ca

 






Pumping iron is good for the heart, UBC researchers show

Research by UBC’s Okanagan’s Jonathan Little is demonstrating that high intensity interval training can help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Research by UBC’s Okanagan’s Jonathan Little is demonstrating that high-intensity interval training can help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Just one session of interval weight-training can decrease the risk of Type 2 diabetes complications, according to a UBC Okanagan study. This is encouraging news for those starting the New Year with good intentions.

Jonathan Little, an assistant professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC Okanagan’s campus, says the study demonstrates that a series of simple leg exercises, involving weights, can improve blood vessel function of people with and without diabetes.

“Individuals with Type 2 diabetes are up to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those without,” says Little, the study’s senior researcher. “After completion of just one bout of exercise, we saw an improvement in blood vessel function, an indicator of heart health and heart attack risk.

"With further study, this information could provide a new safe and cost-effective tool to help people manage their disease.”

In the study, Little and his research team compared the effect of two types of interval training—resistance (leg press, extensions and lifts) and cardiovascular (stationary bicycle) exercises—on blood vessel function. Both of these alternated periods of high- and low-intensity effort, in a one-to-one work/rest ratio.

Thirty-five age-matched study participants were assigned into one of three groups; people with Type 2 diabetes, non-exercisers, and regular exercisers without diabetes. Each group performed a 20-minute exercise routine, which included a warm up and seven one-minute, high-intensity efforts with a one-minute rest between each interval.

“All exercisers showed greater blood vessel function improvement after the resistance-based interval training,” says Monique Francois, a UBC graduate student and the co-author of the study. “However, this was most prominent in the Type 2 diabetes group.”

“Resistance training was introduced to this group because it’s relatively easy and can accommodate individuals who are new to exercising. This study shows that resistance-based interval training exercise is a time-efficient and effective method with immediate effects.”

According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, there are 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic, debilitating, and sometimes fatal disease, in which the body cannot produce insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of sugar in the blood.

The study, published in American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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New SIDIT-UBC co-op grant available for employers

The new SIDIT-UBC Okanagan Co-op Grant was officially announced Monday at the Kelowna campus. Front row (from left): Luanne Chore, CEO of SIDIT; Grace McGregor, Board of Directors Chair for SIDIT; Cynthia Mathieson, UBC Okanagan Provost and Vice-Principal Academic; Claudette Everett, Vice Chair for SIDIT; Pam Deveau, SIDIT Director Corporate Resources/Corporate Secretary. Back row (from left): Aimee Watson, SIDIT Board member; Philip Barker, UBC Okanagan Vice-Principal Research; John Zimmer, SIDIT Board member; Ginny Becker, SIDIT Program Manager for Business Advisory Services.

The new SIDIT-UBC Okanagan Co-op Grant was officially announced Monday at the Kelowna campus. Front row (from left): Luanne Chore, CEO of SIDIT; Grace McGregor, Board of Directors Chair for SIDIT; Cynthia Mathieson, UBC Okanagan Provost and Vice-Principal Academic; Claudette Everett, Vice Chair for SIDIT; Pam Deveau, SIDIT Director Corporate Resources/Corporate Secretary. Back row (from left): Aimee Watson, SIDIT Board member; Philip Barker, UBC Okanagan Vice-Principal Research; John Zimmer, SIDIT Board member; Ginny Becker, SIDIT Program Manager for Business Advisory Services.

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An investment of $50,000 from the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) to UBC’s Okanagan campus will give regional companies access and financial support to the best and brightest of young talent—UBC Okanagan co-op students.

The pilot program makes available grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying businesses in the Southern Interior region of B.C. looking to bring on a co-op student from the pre-screened talent pool for the first time. UBC Okanagan Co-op Education has expanded this year to include students studying diverse subject areas—everything from arts and sciences to management and human kinetics—in paid work opportunities across the province and beyond. This program builds on SIDIT’s ongoing support of UBC Okanagan students through its bursary and scholarship program, with a total investment exceeding $400,000.

“This is an exciting initiative, SIDIT is proud of the ongoing work to expand SIDIT’s relationship with UBC Okanagan. This program will greatly benefit both businesses and students in the Southern Interior,” said Grace McGregor, Chair SIDIT Board of Directors.

“We are looking forward to working with UBC Okanagan on this initiative,” said Luanne Chore, Chief Executive Officer of SIDIT.

The goals of the grant program are to develop co-op experiences and opportunities, encourage small- to medium-sized enterprises in the Southern Interior to hire a co-op student, support regional resident recruitment efforts by helping students access employment off-campus, as well as create a bridge between communities and the Okanagan campus of UBC.

“UBC Okanagan co-op has proven to be an excellent source of talent for the region, bringing youthful energy, new ideas and innovation to organizations for many years,” said Cynthia Mathieson, Provost and Vice-Principal Academic of UBC Okanagan. “We thank SIDIT for investing in the program development that will support employers to make a significant difference in the lives of co-op students and, on a larger scale, develop a sustainable talent pool within the region.”

Preference will be given to small- to medium-sized enterprises that fit within one or more of the following categories: start-ups, family businesses, rural municipalities with a population less than 25,000, entrepreneurs, employers in remote communities, manufacturing and agricultural operations with less than 50 employees, and non-profit organizations.

The program has a particular focus on co-op work experiences that demonstrate direct impact and community development around agriculture, forestry, pine beetle recovery, transportation, tourism, mining, small business, economic development and energy matters.

For more information and details on grant eligibility, visit: coop.ok.ubc.ca

About SIDIT

The Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust was created by an Act of the BC Legislature in 2006. SIDIT received a one-time allocation of $50 million from the Province of BC designated for strategic investments in sustainable economic development initiatives throughout the southern interior of British Columbia. The Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust Act mandates investment in ten areas of the economy.These areas include Energy, Forestry, Mining, Olympic Opportunities, Agriculture, Transportation, Small Business, Tourism, Pine Beetle Recovery, and Economic Development. SIDIT is managed by an independent Board of Directors comprised of thirteen members – eight elected municipal officials and five BC Government appointees from the SIDIT Region. SIDIT is focused on supporting economic development initiatives that will demonstrate long-term measurable economic impact within the Southern Interior.

A full overview of SIDIT can be found at www.sidit-bc.ca

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About UBC Okanagan Co-op Education

UBC Okanagan co-op is committed to enriching education and extending classroom learning to the workplace in diverse opportunities from a broad range of sectors (public institutions, non-profit agencies, large corporations, entrepreneurial start-ups and NGOs) in the Okanagan Valley and beyond. Co-operative education supports students with valuable experience and community partners with a simplified search for great talent—improving the socio-economic health of the communities throughout the Southern Interior of B.C.

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Alumnus comes home to OC for student-produced concerts

Okanagan College Media Release

Up and coming country music star Ben Klick will be bringing his high-energy, guitar-slinging country music back to his alma mater for an evening of country music entertainment, as part of a two-night concert series early in the new year.Ben Klick Jan 2017

Nominated at both the Okanagan Arts Awards, and British Columbia Country Music Association Awards, the West Kelowna native will be headlining the “North of Nashville” concert evening on Jan. 13 at Okanagan College. Country music enthusiasts will recognize his music from radio play, as well as from various festivals and events in the region.

Klick’s performance is part of a two-concert package that is being produced by students from the College’s Audio Engineering and Music Production certificate program: a program that Klick graduated from in 2015.

The second concert (Jan. 14) will see the Bjorn Kriel Trio (featuring Tim Hirtz) take the stage for “Here Comes Treble,” presenting a modern twist on classical jazz sounds. This youthful and entertaining group has developed a strong following in the local live music scene due to their lively shows.

These evenings form part of the live sound module of the AEMP program at Okanagan College, which trains students to work in various technical positions such as recording arts, music, theatre, concerts, broadcasting, video and film. Both concerts will help to raise funds for bursaries for future students to attend the AEMP program.

“It’s more than just a course about audio,” says current student Owen Moore. “It’s a course about developing your essential skills, your confidence, and self-discovery; realizing that you have the skill set to take control of your life and make a difference in an area that you are passionate about. To have someone like Ben Klick, who graduated from the AEMP program, come back to the College to share his music with us shows as that we can achieve success too.”

Shows start at 7 p.m. and are in the lecture theatre at the Kelowna campus on KLO Road. Tickets for the two-hour shows are available at the door for only $15 (students $10 with valid student ID). 

 



Researchers suggest quality guidelines for using recycled water

UBC researcher Gyan Chhipi-Shrestha has examined the feasibility of recycling water for laundry, agriculture and fire suppression, easing Canadian’s reliance on fresh water lakes.

UBC researcher Gyan Chhipi-Shrestha has examined the feasibility of recycling water for laundry, agriculture and fire suppression, easing Canadian’s reliance on fresh water lakes.

A UBC research team has investigated the potential reuse of municipal wastewater in urban applications, provided that people don’t drink or cook with it.

Engineering researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus have developed guidelines for the microbial quality of recycled water for non-potable uses including laundry, landscape irrigation, agriculture, vehicle washing and fire-fighting. Grey water from laundry, dishwashing and showers, and black water from toilets can be recycled and reused provided the proposed water quality guidelines are maintained.

In creating the guidelines, the study used E. coli as an indicator of microbial water quality. Study author Gyan Chhipi-Shrestha, a PhD candidate at UBC’s campus in Kelowna, explains that E. coli is the best gauge for fecal contamination and indicates the possible presence of pathogens such as Cryptosporidium, Salmonella, Rotavirus, Giardia and other known microorganisms that can cause serious health issues when consumed.

“Our methodology and recommended values were successfully applied to three wastewater treatment plants in the Okanagan Valley,” says Chhipi-Shrestha.

Rehan Sadiq, senior investigator of the study and associate dean of engineering, says while there are some provincial guidelines, there are currently no national (except for toilet and urinal flushing) or globally-accepted water quality guideline values for reusing water even though it is in practice in Australia, Israel, Turkey, and Japan. With climate change, growing drought concerns and year-round water restrictions in some municipalities, Sadiq says it’s time to explore how we can become less dependent on freshwater use.

“The Canadian perspective is that we all expect our water to come from freshwater lakes or creeks,” says Sadiq. “The reality is we should be saving our lakes as a resource and we should be recycling our water for non-potable uses.”

Kasun Hewage, another senior investigator of the study and associate professor of engineering, says recycled water is an important resource and can minimize pressure on water infrastructure expansion to meet growing water demand.

While conducting his research, Chhipi-Shrestha reviewed existing international reclaimed water quality guidelines and explored risk-based recommended values for microbial quality of reclaimed water. He also examined Health Canada’s guidelines for water quality and looked at provincial, regional, and municipal regulations. Using this data and computer simulations, he created risk-based recommended values for acceptable microbial quality in reclaimed water for various non-potable urban reuses.

The guidelines are a first step to establishing safe and publicly-accepted regulations for water recycling. Chhipi-Shrestha noted that in a 2013 Canada-wide survey public perception on reclaimed water shows that 80 per cent of respondents are willing to use reclaimed water for toilet flushing and irrigation of public parks, golf courses and gardens (other than where vegetables consumed raw are grown).

“We have proven the feasibility that reclaimed water, which the Canadian public is willing to use for non-potable purposes, is a do-able option,” says Chhipi-Shrestha.

His research was recently published in Science of the Total Environment journal and funded by NSERC. To find out more, visit: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716322884

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Back to school not just for fall, College offers winter intake

If a new educational path or career goal are part of your plans for 2017, Okanagan College offers a range of programs that start early in the new year.

The school offers a variety of courses, at its campuses in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton, with winter 2017 intakes in a range of subject matters for degree, diploma and certificate programs. 

From business administration to commercial aviation, from office assistant to recreation vehicle service technician, there is a wide range of programs that start early in the winter semester.

Registration is also open for a variety of university studies courses. The College offers two-year arts diploma programs in subject areas such as criminal and social justice, environmental studies, international development and communications, culture and journalism studies.

Select arts and sciences, business and office administration and continuing studies programs are also available via distance education.

The College also delivers winter intakes of Pre-Apprenticeship programs for some of B.C.’s most in-demand trades, including aircraft maintenance engineering (structures), welding and residential construction. 

For those looking to upgrade their education, all four campuses offer January intakes for their adult academic and career preparation foundational programs.

The Continuing Studies department provides hundreds of general interest, professional development and certificate courses.

Winter intake dates vary by program, with most courses commencing in January.

Online applications and a full listing of programs available at each campus can be found at www.okanagan.bc.ca/januarystart



Home of Tomorrow demonstrates energy efficiency

Okanagan College Media Release

Wilden Living Lab Jan 2017Recent EnerGuide testing has shown the Home of Tomorrow, one of two homes that make up the Wilden Living Lab project, to be 52 per cent more energy efficient than a standard home constructed to today’s building code.  

The Home of Today and the Home of Tomorrow ­– two houses constructed side-by-side in the popular Wilden neighbourhood ­­– are part of a real-world study on sustainable homebuilding that compares the energy usage patterns of identical structures built with different energy-efficient technologies.

The pioneering initiative is collaborative three-year learning and research project by Wilden developer Blenk Development Corp., AuthenTech Homes, UBC Okanagan, Okanagan College and FortisBC.

Following the completion of construction of both homes in early November, the Living Lab partners enlisted an energy evaluation company to analyze the performance of each home based on the Government of Canada’s EnerGuide standard ratings for new homes.

Gilles Lesage, operations manager of Total Home Solutions, conducted the testing on insulation levels, airtightness, windows and door types and space and hot water heating systems. The Home of Tomorrow achieved an exceptional EnerGuide rating of 47 gigajoules (GJ) per year and greenhouse gas emissions of only 0.3 tonnes per year in the energy audit. In comparison, the Home of Today, which was built to current building code standards, has a rating of 110 GJ/year and GHG emissions of 3.0 tonnes/year.

Lesage attributes the efficiency rating to the sustainable construction of the Home of Tomorrow.

“This project shows the impact that’s made when homes are built with efficiency in mind right from the planning stage,” says Danielle Wensink, director, energy conservation and management for FortisBC. “We believe it’s well worth supporting forward-thinking projects like this that advance energy-efficient construction in the region.”

The Home of Tomorrow was built with several advanced, energy-efficient components that exceed current building code requirements, including geothermal heating and cooling, a heat pump water heater, triple glazed windows and an insulated concrete form foundation. The Home of Today was built to the current B.C. Building Code specifications, allowing it to act as a baseline comparison to the Home of Tomorrow.

The Wilden Living Lab project is also unique in that it has integrated students from both post-secondary institutions for hands-on participation.

Students from Okanagan College’s Sustainable Construction Management and Residential Construction programs worked with local builder AuthenTech Homes on the construction of the homes and implementing the latest sustainable technologies.

“Working with the latest green building materials on these homes was very valuable for our students,” says Angus Wood, Okanagan College program instructor. “And seeing the EnerGuide results will affirm for them the benefits of new technology and techniques they employed in this project.”

The two Wilden Living Lab homes mark the College’s 49th and 50th community projects as part of their Homes for Learning program.

In Spring 2017, the homes will start their collection of real life data, when they will be sold at market value. The residents who move in will have their consumption monitored on the meters and sensors installed throughout the equipment in the homes. Researchers from UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering will spend the next three years analyzing and comparing the collected data from the homes to learn how sustainable building technologies can influence energy consumption.

“The Wilden Living Lab will provide real life energy consumption data over the next three years and help us understand and compare the conventional and advanced local construction practices and energy efficient appliances, and its relationship to energy bills,” explains UBC Okanagan associate professor Dr. Shahria Alam, who is leading the monitoring effort.

“The initial test on the home of tomorrow has already proven its energy efficiency. The model being developed from the generated data will be also capable of selecting the most energy efficient components and their various combinations for residential construction.”

The findings from UBC will be published on the Wilden Living Lab website.

FortisBC will be offering open houses to the public in Feb. 2017.

The project has been named a finalist in four categories of the annual Tommie Awards, organized by the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) Okanagan chapter. The winners will be announced at the Tommie Awards Gold Gala on Jan. 28.

More information about the project is available at wildenlivinglab.com

 



UBC hosts animal science expert and author Temple Grandin

World-renowned author and animal rights activist Temple Grandin

World-renowned author and animal rights activist Temple Grandin.

What: UBC Okanagan’s Distinguished Speaker Series: Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society
Who:  Temple Grandin
When: Tuesday, January 17 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna

World-renowned author and animal rights activist Temple Grandin is UBC Okanagan’s next distinguished speaker, appearing in Kelowna on January 17.

Grandin is also known as one of the most accomplished and perhaps well-known adults with autism—she has earned an undergraduate degree at Franklin Pierce College, her masters of science in Animal Science at Arizona State University, and her PhD in Animal Science from the University of Illinois. Grandin is known internationally for speaking out about animal rights, protection, and a movement towards better handling of animals before they are slaughtered for meat production.

She is also an expert in autism. Her talk, Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society, will provide insight and understanding about different types of thinkers, their skills and how they can complement each other. Grandin will share her experiences, from working on construction projects in the cattle industry, to learning with autism, to writing best-selling books, and will articulate her point that the world needs just as many visual thinkers, those who excel at the arts, as it does pattern thinkers, those who excel at mathematics.

She is the author of several books including New York Times best-seller Animals in Translation. Grandin’s visit is part of UBC Okanagan’s Distinguished Speaker Series, events that bring compelling speakers, with unique perspectives on issues that affect our region, our country and our world to the Okanagan.

This event is free and open to the public, but on-line pre-registration is required. Registration for this event will open on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

To register visit: speakers.ok.ubc.ca. Those with no internet can call 250 807 9216 for tickets.

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