Events

The Learning Centre hosts an exciting program of events including academic lectures and seminars, symposiums and conferences, workshops, presentations and much more.

 

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  • Mar

    27

    Open Scholarly Practice

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301, 12:00 pm

    “Open scholarship, which encompasses open access, open data, open educational resources, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, is changing how knowledge is created and shared.” Association of Research Libraries Open Scholarship In this session, we’ll explore ideas of scholarly practice in the digital age and how they can inform...

  • Mar

    25

    One Day @ UBC: Politics, Literature and Painting through Three Women of the 20th Century: Evita Peron, Gabriela Mistral and Frida Kahlo

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 191, 9:30 am

    Explore the legacy of three important women in the first half of the 20th century: the First Lady of Argentina, Evita Peron; Gabriela Mistral, the Chilean poet-diplomat and the first Latin American author to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature; and Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico’s greatest artists. Examine the lives of these women through...

  • Mar

    24

    Double Exposure Japan-Canada: Missionary Photographs of Meiji-Taisho Japan

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301, 12:00 pm

    Take a rare glimpse into Japan in the 1890s-1920s through the photographs taken by a Canadian missionary, John Cooper Robinson. We can only begin to understand Cooper Robinson’s photographs by overlaying both Canadian and Japanese historical contexts and perspectives. Join our symposium led by art historians and historians who specialize in Japan and Canada, to...

  • Mar

    23

    Explorations in Culture and Diversity

    , 10:00 pm

    The PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series returns in 2017 with five dynamic events, where doctoral students tell their community-engaged research stories in just under seven minutes. Initiated by the Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies in the 2015-6 academic year, the PhDs Go Public events spotlight PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative, who use the Pecha Kucha format to present on how their research is contributing...

  • Mar

    23

    Third Annual Contract Faculty Colloquium

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301, 11:30 am

    The Faculty Association Contract Faculty Committee presents the Third Annual Contract Faculty Colloquium, which provides contract faculty an opportunity to share with and learn from their contract faculty colleagues across campus in a genial, relaxed atmosphere. Short papers will be presented by contract faculty from a diverse range of departments, including Engineering, Political Science, English,...

  • Mar

    21

    State and Directions of Learning Analytics Adoption

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B), 3:00 pm

    The Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) is excited to host Professor Dragan Gasevic, Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics from University of Edinburgh, to talk about State and Directions of Learning Analytics Adoption.  The analysis of data collected from user interactions with educational and information technology has attracted much attention as...

  • Mar

    21

    Cultural Humility in Teaching and Learning: Conversation with Dr. Evan Adams

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B), 10:00 am

    Please join us for an exploration of cultural humility and what it means for how we teach and learn. We will hear from Dr. Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer of the First Nations Health Authority and a trailblazer in promoting cultural humility within the healthcare system. With humour and wisdom, Dr. Adams offers insights into...

  • Mar

    18

    One Day @ UBC: Calling Cartographers: Learn Open Source Geographic Information Systems

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 191, 9:30 am

    Learn how to create maps using free and open source software for Geographic Information Systems. By the end of the course, you have an understanding of free data sources, types of data, and how to create and publish your own unique map of Vancouver. The main software used will be QGIS; personal laptops are required....

 

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Art and cultural exhibits at the Learning Centre are curated to delight and educate visitors — and reflect UBC’s mission to create exceptional learning environments and serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

 

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