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It’s almost here! The Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games will officially start next week (July 8-12) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Point Grey campus. The UBC Vancouver campus “will welcome 1,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities for the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games” as announced in the UBC News media release yesterday.

Find out how UBC’s faculty, staff and students aim “to make the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games among the greenest sporting events ever, with a little help from the athletes” by checking out this story – “A passport to a green future” – at: http://news.ubc.ca/2014/06/25/a-passport-to-a-green-future/.

Discover how a 3rd-year undergraduate-level, collaborative Community Based Experiential Learning (CBEL) and SEEDS (Social Ecological Economic Development Studies) research project in the School of Kinesiology came together by focusing on discrimination and human health. Learn how their three project initiatives aim “to ensure that the Special Olympics 2014 Canada Games are a positive experience for all Olympians and the UBC community” by reading their story – “Promoting human well-being at UBC by hosting the Vancouver 2014 Games” – at: http://vancouver2014.ubc.ca/2013/12/04/wellbeing.

Access and/or download the CBEL/SEEDS project via one of the Library’s digital services – cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository – at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/46853.

Did You Know?

The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre will host the opening and closing ceremonies and is the first venue in the world to host the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, and a major Special Olympics event. Explore the UBC and the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy via cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/17995.

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