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  • Frankly Speaking: Indigenous Education

    UBC Robson Square, Room C300 4th Oct 2017 6:00:pm

      Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, the University of British Columbia, hosts the second annual FRANKLY SPEAKING event on October 4, 2017. In the spirit of ideas worth advancing, the theme will be Indigenous Education. FRANKLY SPEAKING provides alumni and friends of UBC’s Faculty of Education with the opportunity to hear from prominent...

  • Brain Power for Life – Improve Your Mind as You Age

    Scarfe 100, Neville Scarfe Building 24th Aug 2017 5:30:pm

      Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, Faculty of Education, the University of British Columbia, invites alumni, professor emeriti, faculty, staff and friends of the UBC Faculty of Education to the special presentation Brain Power for Life – Improve Your Mind as You Age. Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:30 – 6:30 PM  Program 6:30 – 7:30 PM...

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    Building Digital Literacies: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B) 5th May 2017 1:00:pm

    Wikipedia-based assignments can engage students in an authentic learning experience that involves open collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge building for a global audience. When students write or edit in wikipedia, they are not using the same format or skills that they would in writing a research paper or persuasive essay – they are applying new...

  • Flexible Learning in the Sauder School of Business

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 5th May 2017 1:00:pm

    In this session we will discuss and explore the benefits, challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of the Sauder’s Flexible Learning Initiatives. In 2013, UBC launched the Flexible Learning Initiative, which aimed to provide an agile yet deliberate approach to transforming and enhancing student learning experience. The Flex Comm Minor project (7 courses for...

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    Writing Assignment and Assessment Design

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 5th May 2017 9:30:am

    This three-hour workshop introduces best practices for designing more effective formal science writing assignments, including the importance of context, active thinking and learning strategies, and assessment (e.g. rubrics). During the workshop, participants will focus on audience, purpose and genre for writing assignments, will have the opportunity to assess the design of their own assignment and...

  • Developing a Course-Level Graduate TA Program

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B) 5th May 2017 9:30:am

    Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) play a pivotal role in undergraduate education; however, they often receive insufficient professional development to prepare them for effective teaching in a university setting. In the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, we have incorporated a course-level GTA development program into a large-enrollment course with 10 GTAs in order that the...

  • The ComPAIR Project: Student Experiences with a New Teaching Technology

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B) 3rd May 2017 1:00:pm

    This presentation introduces ComPAIR, an innovative peer-feedback and teaching technology being developed at UBC. Participants will engage with the application hands-on to learn about this new way to integrate comparison and peer feedback into other modes of teaching. We will then review the results of an extended assessment of student experience with ComPAIR through three...

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    Evaluation of Teaching: Integrated Reporting of Summary Statistics

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 3rd May 2017 1:00:pm

    Student Evaluation of Teaching (SEoT) summary statistics are going through a transition and a new Integrated Reporting tool is now implemented. The Reporting Tool will be accessible to department heads and directors. If you are involved in using the results for evaluating instructors in your program, come to this session to learn about the steps...

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    Mapping a Plurality of the Good in Teaching

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 3rd May 2017 9:30:am

    Why can’t everyone be like me: Mapping a plurality of the good in teaching. Introduction: How might we understand and explain the different approaches to teaching across our campus or within our department? What characterizes effective teaching across those differences? How would you explain your approach to evaluators of your teaching? This session will explore...

  • Best Practices in Teaching Science Communication

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B) 3rd May 2017 9:00:am

    Consistent with its recognized commitment to pedagogical innovation, the University of British Columbia is evolving and improving approaches to teaching and learning in science communication. To disseminate recent ideas and advancements in this area, Writing Across the Curriculum+ (WAC+) will showcase the work of UBC faculty and students involved in teaching communication in science. This...

  • When Are We Going to be Ready? Faculty Experiences Introducing Indigenous Content as Non-Specialists

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B) 2nd May 2017 1:00:pm

    A faculty panel featuring instructors across different fields and disciplines who are actively responding to TRC and other calls to action by integrating Indigenous content in their courses. Come hear what motivated these instructors to do so, and learn from their experiences, challenges, and successes. Contributors: Neil Armitage, Amy Metcalfe, Moss Norman, Jennifer Peterson, Stefania Pizzirani Registration Required...

  • Replacing Connect & What To Expect Next

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 2nd May 2017 1:00:pm

    Since last summer, UBC has undertaken an extensive consultation and evaluation process to determine how the UBC Learning Technology Environment needs to change to better support teaching and learning. These results have been used to select the application that sits at the core of our Learning Technology Environment. In this panel-style presentation, faculty and staff...

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    Creating Emotional Connections with Technology

    University Services Building, UBC Studios-Main Studio-Room 0110 2nd May 2017 1:00:pm

    The key element in student engagement is the affective connection with learning elements and materials. The lightboard is ideally suited for creating this connection, a consequence of the eye contact of the presenter with the viewer. Examples of lightboard presentation techniques will demonstrate this strong connection and how the lightboard can be used as the ideal...

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    After the Ban: Continuing Conversations on Discrimination and Marginalization at UBC

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 2nd May 2017 9:30:am

    When the first travel ban in the United States was implemented in January 2017 a number of faculty, staff and students got together to discuss possible responses by UBC. We were happy to see the President implement a task force right away to address the impacts of the ban on people at the university, and...

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    Exploring the CURE: A Symposium on Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B) 2nd May 2017 9:00:am

    Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) have been developing since at least 2000 at the University of British Columbia. This pedagogical innovation is consistent with UBC’s strategic vision of providing its undergraduates with opportunities for enhanced educational experiences as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science which called for the integration of authentic...

  • One Day @ UBC: Diabetes: How Interactions between our Genes and Environment Cause a Global Epidemic

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185 29th Apr 2017 9:30:am

    We live in a global diabetes epidemic: 415 million people live with diabetes, diabetes claims 5 million lives annually – more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined – and diabetes consumes 12% of our health expenditures. Yet the underlying molecular defects that cause diabetes remain elusive. Learn about the latest achievements in the field of...

  • One Day @ UBC: Object Lessons, Object Questions: A One Day Experiment @ MOA

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185 22nd Apr 2017 9:30:am

    Engage in a conversation about objects and culture and the many ways in which objects are part of our (cultural) lives. Attempt to establish what differentiates “common” from “museum” objects. Take a walk through the museum’s backstage and get acquainted with artifacts from the museum’s Amazonian collections, learn about their biographies, and debate the curatorial...

  • One Day @ UBC: Topics in World History, 1945-2001

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185 8th Apr 2017 9:30:am

    Explore contemporary history through the lens of places and sites around the world – places such as Auschwitz; the city of Guangzhou, on China’s southeast coast; the Galapagos Islands; the International Monetary Fund building in Washington, DC; a United Nations refugee camp in western Uganda; the former secret detention centre at the Argentine Naval base...

  • One Day @ UBC: Sleep: Your Other Life

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185 1st Apr 2017 9:30:am

    Why do we sleep? How much sleep do we actually need? Why am I having trouble getting to sleep? What is the true impact of sleep deprivation on thinking and behaviour? Why do we sleep walk? These and other questions are addressed in this one-day course that explores the universal state in which we spend one...

  • Pioneers of Print – Roedde House Museum Exhibit

    1st Apr 2017

    Pioneers of Print – Roedde House Museum Exhibit

  • Open Scholarly Practice

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301 27th Mar 2017 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...

  • 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 25th Mar 2017 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...

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

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301 24th Mar 2017 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...

  • Explorations in Culture and Diversity

    23rd Mar 2017 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...

  • Third Annual Contract Faculty Colloquium

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301 23rd Mar 2017 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,...

  • State and Directions of Learning Analytics Adoption

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B) 21st Mar 2017 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...

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

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B) 21st Mar 2017 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...

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

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 191 18th Mar 2017 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....

  • One Day @ UBC: Thor and Company: Old Norse Mythology through the Ages

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185 18th Mar 2017 9:30:am

    Few mythologies can rival the popularity of Old Norse mythology – the world of Thor, Odin and Loki, of dwarves, trolls and frost giants. But almost everything we “know” about Old Norse mythology was recorded by hostile Christian observers or Icelandic scribes writing at least two hundred after years the Christianization of Iceland. As a...

  • Salon Series 2016/17: Ninin Dôjôji-The Two Maidens at the Dôjô Temple

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 256 13th Mar 2017 7:00:pm

    This performance shows the two-dancer version of the famous play, Musume Dôjôji, where the double spirit of Kiyohime comes to the Dôjô temple as shirabyôshi dancers, Hanako and Sakurako. Their jealous serpent-selves are revealed as they destroy the bell that once hid their lover who ran away from them. Head over to the event page...

  • One Day @ UBC: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff – How Can We Best Produce our Food?

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185 11th Mar 2017 9:30:am

    How can we produce food in a more sustainable manner while providing livelihoods to farmers as well as nutritious and accessible food to consumers? There are many solutions being promoted: organic, urban agriculture, GMO, local, fair trade, and so on. But what do we actually know about what works? Gain a broad overview of the...

  • Research Day 2017 – Information, Social Media, and Well-Being

    The Golden Jubilee Room (4th floor, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre) 10th Mar 2017 11:00:am

    We are pleased to announce that the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at UBC, will hold its 7th Annual Research Day on Friday, March 10th, 2017, in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Golden Jubilee Room. Research Day showcases the contributions of the iSchool students and faculty working at the intersections...

  • One Day @ UBC: Egypt and the Bible: Cultural Contact in Literature, Religion and Art

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185 10th Mar 2017 9:30:am

    Egypt was an important political and cultural point of reference for Israel and had a major influence on Israel and the larger Levant throughout the 1st millennium BCE. Explore the cultural, religious and literary significance of Egypt for ancient Israel, with a particular focus on genres, texts, and literary motifs of the Hebrew Bible. THOMAS...

  • Master Mind Master Class with Homa Hoodfar

    Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre 8th Mar 2017 6:30:pm

    In March 2016, Canadian-Iranian academic Homa Hoodfar, best known for her research on the role of women in Muslim societies, was arrested in Tehran by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. She was accused publicly of “dabbling in feminism and security matters” related to the recent election, and in June, after her bail was increased, she was jailed in Tehran’s Evin...

  • ACAM Dialogue: Queer Asian Canadians

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301 3rd Mar 2017 3:00:pm

    Does the metaphor for coming out work out cross-culturally? What does or can family look like to LGBTQ Asians? What does it mean and how can one be an ally to the LGBTQ+ Asian community? This month’s ACAM Dialogue is focused on LGBTQ+ and non-heteronormative sexualities as well as what it means to be a...

  • A Season for Friendly Meetings: Exploring Jane Austen’s Influences and Legacy

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301 2nd Mar 2017 1:00:pm

    In coordination with our current exhibition Ever Austen: Literary Timelessness in the Regency Period, Rare Books and Special Collections is delighted to host a special Austen-themed panel discussion. We’re delighted to be joined by scholars from both UBC and SFU for this fascinating discussion on and celebration of Jane Austen, in honour of the 200th...

  • Freedom of Expression in the Post Truth Era: Open Mic Event

    Irving K, Barber Learning Centre Foyer 28th Feb 2017 12:00:pm

    Freedom of Expression is a charter right in Canada and is a fundamental value of professional groups such as librarians, archivists and journalists, who promote transparency, public accountability and the broadest possible access to information. However, we are seeing an erosion of these values in public life, through steps to censor scientists and public servants,...

  • AABC: Talking With First Nations Archives

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301 23rd Feb 2017 10:00:am

    The Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) is pleased to present the webcast roundtable “Talking with First Nations Archives”. Colleagues who work in local First Nations Archives, Resource Centres and in Records Management programs will share with us their experiences establishing archives, their role in facilitating access to records, and issues and concerns they encounter...

  • Second Annual Exhibition of UBC Contract Faculty Publications

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301 16th Feb 2017 11:00:am

    Please join us at an exhibition showcasing the scholarly and creative publications of contract faculty members at UBC. Academics who teach on contract at UBC have published a wide range of research papers and books. In addition, contract faculty at UBC, have produced multi-media presentations and talks, some of which will be presented during this...

  • The Ethical Public Scholar

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 16th Feb 2017 11:00:am

    Description: As scholars, we have a critical responsibility to uphold principles such as intellectual honesty, rigour, and open communication. Those who work outside the academy, or whose scholarship spans the academic and non-academic realms, have additional responsibilities and often face more complex or different ethical dilemmas and conflicting moral imperatives in their work. This workshop...

  • Engaging Education for Public Good

    UBC Learning Exchange 26th Jan 2017 6:30:pm

    How can education go beyond the classroom to reach the lives of the public? In the first event of the 2017 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, seven PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes to talk about their education research, and how it can make a positive contribution in and out of the university....

  • The Grape Debate 2017: Featuring the Wines of British Columbia and presented by Odlum Brown Limited

    Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre 26th Jan 2017 6:00:pm

    What role does the vessel play? Winemakers in BC have traditionally used stainless steel and oak barrel vessels in the fermentation and ageing processes. Yet there are two new kids on the block: amphora (clay) and concrete now making their way into local cellars. Each affects the makeup of the wine differently, not only because...

  • MEDTalks: The Genomics Revolution

    Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre Jack Poole Hall (2nd Floor) 24th Jan 2017 6:30:pm

    Presented by UBC Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, and Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in partnership with alumni UBC The sequencing of the human genome has been hailed as a scientific breakthrough in that it has opened the human genetic blueprint to investigations of all questions ranging from human origins to the understanding of health...

  • Salon Series 2016/17: Akoya-The Courtesan Akoya

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 256 23rd Jan 2017 7:00:pm

    Akoya is a scene from the puppet play Dan no Ura Kabuto Gunki which first premiered in 1732 and was later restaged as a kabuki play. This scene, originally known as the “Koto Torture Scene”, shows Shigetada questioning the courtesan Akoya on where her lover, the defeated Heike warrior Kagekiyo, is. Shigetada forces Akoya to...

  • SLAIS Welcomes Archivist Anne Lindsay as Speaker for 2017 Colloquium

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 18th Jan 2017 12:00:pm

    The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies is pleased to welcome Anne Lindsay, Access and Research Archivist for the NCTR, as a speaker in the iSchool’s Winter 2017 Colloquium program. She will be speaking on the topic of “Beyond Jenkinson: Authority, provenance, and Arrangement in a Complex Digital Collection at the National Centre for Truth...

  • Mental Health Legacies: The Riverview Hospital Suitcase Project

    UBC School of Nursing Room T206 10th Jan 2017 12:00:pm

    The UBC School of Nursing Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry presents the Health History Lecture and display on Mental Health Legacies: The Riverview Hospital Suitcase Project. The project is created to honor the lgacies of two women whose lives were impacted by mental illness. It tells of their individual journeys and of the effects of...

  • ACAM Journal Launch – Tributaries

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 6th Jan 2017 12:00:pm

    The Asian Canadian Asian Migration Studies program invites you to join us at it’s first academic ACAM journal launch. To celebrate, you are warmly invited to our launch party from 12 – 1PM in the Dodson Room 302 (Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC) on January 6th 2017. Free lunch will be provided to those who...

  • Ever Austen: Literary Timelessness in the Regency Period

    Irving K, Barber Learning Centre Foyer 4th Jan 2017 5:00:am

      2017 marks the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s death, an author who has left an ever-lasting literary legacy that continually influences popular culture across time. In celebration of this legacy, Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library is delighted to present “Ever Austen: Literary Timelessness in the Regency Period.” This exhibition not only honours...

  • UBC Continuing Studies: Cool Canadian History

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 191 26th Nov 2016 9:30:am

    One Day @ UBC Take a journey through some of the most interesting, unique, weird, and significant moments in Canadian history. From a rebellion on the prairies to coureurs de bois serving on the Nile River, learn about some of the people, moments, and events that changed the course of the nation, the continent, and...

  • One Asia Forum Talk Series: Tributary Twilight and the Global Modern: Lost Visions of Qing-Chosŏn Relations in the Late Nineteenth Century

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 461 17th Nov 2016 4:00:pm

    Head over to the event page to read more about this One Asia Forum Talk Series and its speakers.

  • LSI Public Talk: Staying Healthy for Heart and Stroke: What Can Your Genes and Proteins Tell You?

    The Orpheum Annex 15th Nov 2016 6:00:pm

    Head over to the event page to read more about this Life Sciences Institute Public Talk and the panelists. This is a free event and walk-ins are welcome. However, space is limited so please click here to register. For more information on heart health, please visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation website. For those interested...

  • Walter "Robby" Robinson

    Spotlight on the Church: Vancouver Institute & Irving K. Barber Centre Lecture

    UBC Woodward IRC Lecture Hall 2 12th Nov 2016 8:15:pm

    Spotlight on the Church: How Sex Abuse Went Unnoticed For So Long, And What It Took To Expose It. Mr. Walter “Robby” Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Boston Globe where he currently holds the title of Editor-At-Large.  He led the Globe‘s coverage of the Roman Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal, for...

  • Remembrance Day Speaker Series and Display: Remembering the Great War with Canadian Writers and Artists

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301 10th Nov 2016 12:30:pm

    Remembering the Great War with Canadian Writers and Artists When: November 10, 2016 12:00-1:30 p.m. Speaker: Sherrill Grace, OC, FRSC, Professor Emerita of English and University Killam Professor While Canada has been surprisingly low key about commemorating the Great War since 2014, we do have a wealth of artistic material that does important work in...

  • Citizen Science: New Challenges for Information Studies

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 9th Nov 2016 12:00:pm

    As part of the 44th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science (CAIS), Jennifer Preece, Professor of the College of Information Studies at University of Maryland will be hosting a discussion about the new challenges for Information Studies in this period, known as the anthropocene. Humans are now having a profound influence on...

  • Remembrance Day Speaker Series and Display: Canada’s Secret Sailors: Asian Crewmen and Canadian Vessels in the Indo-Pacific Theatre

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301 8th Nov 2016 12:30:pm

    Canada’s Secret Sailors: Asian Crewmen and Canadian Vessels in the Indo-Pacific Theatre When: November 8, 2016 12:00-1:30 p.m. Speaker: Clifford J. Pereira, FRGS, Independent researcher, curator, and museum consultant Based on research gathered over the last two years from national, provincial, and naval archives in Canada, Australia, and the U.K, Clifford J. Pereira will tell...

  • Remembrance Day Speaker Series and Display: Tragic Bravery: Canada and the Battle of Hong Kong

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301 4th Nov 2016 12:00:pm

    Tragic Bravery: Canada and the Battle of Hong Kong When: November 4, 2016 12:00-1:30 p.m. Speaker: Cameron Cathcart, President of the Royal United Services Institute – Vancouver Society (RUSI) and director of Vancouver’s Remembrance Day ceremonies at Victory Square When asked if he thought the British Colony of Hong Kong could be defended against an...

  • Equity Enhancement Fund Workshop

    2nd Sep 2016 7:00:pm

    The Equity and Inclusion office hosts this interactive workshop sessions with students, staff and faculty who have received Equity Enhancement fund at UBC.

  • General Orientation to Academic Life ( GOAL) Workshops

    5th Oct 2015 1:30:pm

    The General Orientation to Academic Life (GOAL) workshops are designed to equip UBC- Rits students with information and skills to adapt to academic life on campus. This series of two workshops ( and four sessions) are aimed at providing students with interactive sessions where they can participate in activities that will enhance their understanding of...

  • Work Learn Orientation Session

    30th Sep 2015 3:00:pm

    The Work Learn program fosters student learning and career development through meaningful on-campus work experiences. Through their Work Learn jobs, students will not just be earning money, but will develop personal and professional skills, develop self-awareness through reflection, have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical setting, gain mentorship, expand their network, and...

  • Librarians Without Borders Speaker Series

    30th Sep 2015 11:30:am

    UBC Librarians Without Borders presents Rebecca Lahr, a current UBC student doing her Masters in Library Science who recently went on a trip to Guatemala to help further the mission of Librarians Without Borders: “Putting Information in the Hands of the World.” Come listen to Lahr as she discusses her journey with LWB and tells...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    29th Sep 2015 8:30:am

  • General Orientation to Academic Life ( GOAL) Workshops

    28th Sep 2015 1:30:pm

    The General Orientation to Academic Life (GOAL) workshops are designed to equip UBC- Rits students with information and skills to adapt to academic life on campus. This series of two workshops ( and four sessions) are aimed at providing students with interactive sessions where they can participate in activities that will enhance their understanding of...

  • Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program

    25th Sep 2015 11:30:am

    The Asian Canadian and Asian Migrations Studies Program (http://acam.arts.ubc.ca) is hosting three lunch events in hopes of building student community and contributing to academic success.The lunch on September 25th will involve a talk from a guest speaker, Shirley Nakata, who will engage in a dialogue with students and explore topics around community building and experiences...

  • Launch into Leadership

    24th Sep 2015 5:00:pm

    Launch into Leadership is going into its third year. It’s a self-selected series of workshops that students participate in to increase their experience and skills so that they are prepared for leadership opportunities such as the Student Leadership Conference, Peer Programs, Residence Life (Residence Advisor, etc) and opportunities in the larger community.

  • Global Development & Economic Governance: A Discussion with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz

    24th Sep 2015 3:00:pm

    Columbia University economist Joseph Stiglitz is a leading scholar on the causes of inequality and a strong advocate for political and economic reform to address its consequences. He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and author of several books including, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We...

  • SLAIS Co-op Orientation Session

    24th Sep 2015 11:30:am

    Orientation for SLAIS student group on Arts Co-op opportunities.

  • Giving Effective Feedback on Writing Assignments Workshop

    24th Sep 2015 9:00:am

    The workshop will introduce some best practices for giving feedback on writing assignments in science courses. Participants will discuss and practice some time-saving feedback strategies for instructors/TAs, while aiming to increase student responsibility for the quality of their writing.

  • Work Learn Orientation Session

    23rd Sep 2015 3:00:pm

    The Work Learn program fosters student learning and career development through meaningful on-campus work experiences. Through their Work Learn jobs, students will not just be earning money, but will develop personal and professional skills, develop self-awareness through reflection, have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical setting, gain mentorship, expand their network, and...

  • Thunderstudy

    22nd Sep 2015 6:00:pm

    Thunderstudy is study hall held for varsity athletes at UBC and is facilitated by the Department of Athletics and Recreation.  Thunder-study is a chance for athletes to have a dedicated study space and also be able to access tutors in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Math, Physics and Writing Skills. Visit the Academic Support page at...

  • SLAIS’ Dodson Visiting Professor Talk

    16th Sep 2015 12:00:pm

    The Dodson Visiting Professorship is named in honour of Suzanne and Earl Dodson. This fellowship provides funds to enable the successful candidate to spend a term engaged in teaching and research at the iSchool and with the UBC community. The iSchool is pleased to announce that the Dodson Visiting Professor for the 2015-16 academic year...

  • Peer Program Training for Wellness Peers and Emergency Medical Aid Team

    15th Sep 2015 4:00:pm

    Peer Programs is a network of student teams that strive to improve the UBC student experience through programs and events in areas like academics, careers, and personal development. These teams are structured, advised, and supported by UBC staff. Two of these student teams are: the UBC Wellness Peers and UBC Emergency Medical Aid Team(EMAT). EMAT...

  • General Orientation to Academic Life ( GOAL) Workshops

    14th Sep 2015 2:00:pm

    The General Orientation to Academic Life (GOAL) workshops are designed to equip UBC- Rits students with information and skills to adapt to academic life on campus. This series of two workshops ( and four sessions) are aimed at providing students with interactive sessions where they can participate in activities that will enhance their understanding of...

  • Bachelor of Education Financial Workshop

    10th Sep 2015 5:00:pm

    Open to all UBC students with a focus on Bachelor of Education students. Provides an overview of government student loans, UBC financial support options, specific financial matters related to the BEd program and Q&As.

  • Work Learn Resume Workshop

    10th Sep 2015 3:30:pm

    The Work Learn program fosters student learning and career development through meaningful on-campus work experiences. Through their Work Learn jobs, students will not just be earning money, but will develop personal and professional skills, develop self-awareness through reflection, have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical setting, gain mentorship, expand their network, and...

  • Funding your studies at UBC

    10th Sep 2015 1:00:pm

    We’ll be offering a session on planning for program costs, budgeting, available awards/scholarships, student loans & UBC bursary. Loans, awards, and work are all helpful options. Don’t forget to take advantage of UBC’s financial resources and tools, and make sure you maintain eligibility for your loans and awards.

  • Work Learn Resume Workshop

    9th Sep 2015 3:30:pm

    The Work Learn program fosters student learning and career development through meaningful on-campus work experiences. Through their Work Learn jobs, students will not just be earning money, but will develop personal and professional skills, develop self-awareness through reflection, have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical setting, gain mentorship, expand their network, and...

  • TEI Workshop

    28th Aug 2015 9:00:am

    The workshop will address how TEI (the language of the Text Encoding Initiative) fits in to larger Digital Humanities projects. No prior experience with TEI is required. To ensure the quality and efficiency of the workshop, we’ve limited the number of attendees to 15. Day 1: Overview of TEI as editorial best practice; sustainability, interoperability...

  • Mental Health Awareness Club Training

    28th Aug 2015 9:00:am

    A training workshop that is being hosted by the Wellness Centre Coordinator, Amanda Unruh and the Wellness Coaching Coordinator, Diana Jung. This is a professional development and leadership training workshop for the executive members of the Mental Health Awareness Club. The UBC Mental Health Awareness Club (UBC MHAC) is a student-run initiative that was founded...

  • TEI Workshop

    27th Aug 2015 9:00:am

    The workshop will address how TEI (the language of the Text Encoding Initiative) fits in to larger Digital Humanities projects. No prior experience with TEI is required. To ensure the quality and efficiency of the workshop, we’ve limited the number of attendees to 15. Day 1: Overview of TEI as editorial best practice; sustainability, interoperability...

  • Offering Effective Feedback

    27th Aug 2015 9:00:am

    This workshop will cover best practices and current research on offering effective, timely feedback on student writing.

  • Rhodes scholarship information session

    20th Aug 2015 2:00:pm

    The Rhodes Scholarships, established in 1902, were designed to bring outstanding students from across the world to study at Oxford University in the interests of promoting international understanding and public service. Eleven Canadians are selected each year to join a class of 84 Scholars from across the world. The Scholarships cover all approved fees for...

  • Assignment and Assessment Design

    11th Aug 2015 9:30:am

    The workshop will introduce best practices in assignment and assessment design, with a focus on using writing as a learning tool in science courses. The workshop is intended to help participants further understand context, active thinking and learning, and assessment (e.g. rubrics) in designing more effective writing assignments and is suitable for all levels of...

  • Housing the knowledge of Tangata Whenua (Indigenous people)

    10th Aug 2015 2:00:pm

    UBC Library is pleased to announce an upcoming presentation by a Māori Librarian, Anahera Morehu, on indigenous people and collections. “Housing the knowledge of tangata whenua (indigenous people)” will focus on how information professionals can build respectful collections. Cultural organisations house most of the written historical information of tangata whenua (Indigenous people), however, not many organizations...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    23rd Jul 2015 9:30:am

    All UBC students, staff and faculty are welcome to sign up for a Positive Space workshop. Workshops are 3.5 hours in length and are informative, interactive and a lot of fun. They attract a diverse mix of people from across the campus, including those with a lot of experience and those to whom these issues...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    22nd Jun 2015 9:30:am

    All UBC students, staff and faculty are welcome to sign up for a Positive Space workshop. Workshops are 3.5 hours in length and are informative, interactive and a lot of fun. They attract a diverse mix of people from across the campus, including those with a lot of experience and those to whom these issues...

  • Basil Stuart Stubbs Book Prize

    9th Jun 2015 3:00:pm

    The annual Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia recognizes the best scholarly book published on a British Columbia subject by a Canadian author. This prize was established in 2012 to honour the memory of Basil Stuart-Stubbs, whose many accomplishments included serving as the University Librarian at UBC Library and the Director...

  • Asian Canadian Elder Care Summit

    30th May 2015 10:00:am

    Canada is multicultural and ethnically diverse. Cultural identity is integral to all aspects of life and is a constitutive facet of self-identity. In 1971, the Canadian government introduced an official multiculturalism policy, and in 1982 the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms formally recognized the equality of all Canadians, on grounds including, race, ethnicity, language,...

  • Annual Safety Forum

    29th May 2015 10:30:am

    This event is a forum regarding UBC Campus Safety. It will bring together members of the public, and campus stakeholders to discuss steps that have taken place since the campus safety report was issued and to issue feedback from the group on what other concerns they see.

  • Positive Space Workshop

    29th May 2015 9:30:am

    The Equity and Inclusion office invites you to take part in the Positive Space Campaign – an initiative intended to help make UBC more receptive to and welcoming of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* (transgender, transsexual, trans-identified), two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBT*TQIA+) communities, individuals and issues of sexual and gender diversity on campus....

  • Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology Spring Institute

    26th May 2015 9:30:am

    Registration is officially open for the 2015 CTLT Spring Institute. All events listed below are free and take place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) located on UBC’s Vancouver Campus. Spaces are filling up, so reserve your spot today! Register here: http://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/program-registration/?login

  • BFA Graduate Reading Spring 2015

    19th May 2015 2:00:pm

    This is a learning experience for these students, as they will be preparing readings in advance and presenting them at the Graduate Reading. Readings and public speaking are foundational skills for writers, and one of the program requirements is preparing a reading of your work. It is very much an educational and fun evening to...

  • Crash Course on Careers

    12th May 2015 10:00:am

    Crash Course on Careers is an interactive, one-day conference that encourages you to chart your career path and build your job-search skills. Career advisors, alumni, and employers will also share their career development advice.

  • Positive Space Workshop

    7th May 2015 12:30:pm

  • Wellness Peer and Peer Wellness Coaches Training

    30th Apr 2015 9:00:am

    This 2 day series of workshops and skill building is intended to build the capacity and knowledge for new volunteer Wellness Peers and Peer Wellness Coaches. We’ll be examining how to talk and support our peers in conversations about wellness, health, and wellbeing as well as how to share resources and referrals, including specific on...

  • DIY Media Learning Community function featuring Dr. Ian Scott

    23rd Apr 2015 10:00:am

    Join Dr. Ian Scott as he leads us through an exploration of evidence based techniques for making teaching with multimedia more effective. Learn about the role of memory in the learning process and the implications for designing multimedia for learning. Dr. Ian Scott is a scholar at the Centre for Health Education Scholarship and an...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    21st Apr 2015 11:30:am

  • UBCO obsolete media reformatting pilot

    17th Apr 2015 11:00:am

    Open forum for Library staff to hear about UBCO’s pilot project to replace and reformat obsolete media.

  • Are there holes in the stories of pulmonary gas exchange and thermoregulation during exercise?

    16th Apr 2015 12:30:pm

    The foramen ovale which is part of the normal fetal cardiopulmonary circulation, fails to close after birth in ~35% of the population and represents a source of right-to-left shunt. Despite the prevalence of patent foramen ovale (PFO) in the general population, cardiopulmonary, exercise, thermoregulatory and altitude physiologists have underestimated the potential effect of this shunted...

  • 2014/2015 Chemistry Undergraduate Research Conference

    2nd Apr 2015 12:30:pm

    Annually, the Undergraduate Chemistry Society hosts a research conference in which senior undergraduates who are currently or have participated in laboratory research can showcase their hard work. This year, with the support of the Department of Chemistry and TA Instrumentals Inc., we have successfully recruited a total of eight students speakers that will present their...

  • Your Financial Toolkit

    31st Mar 2015 12:00:pm

    Enrolment Services is planning on offering a session around raising awareness about one’s Financial Toolkit (Credit and Debt Management & Income, Expenses and Budget). The information has been mostly developed by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and we’re hoping to share this info with our student population.

  • Science One Mini Conference

    28th Mar 2015 10:30:am

    In this Mini-Conference, Science One students will be presenting their research papers to their peers and faculty.

  • 11th Annual Art History Undergraduate Symposium

    27th Mar 2015 1:30:pm

    The symposium comprises the presentation and discussion of a range of undergraduate research treating on contemporary and historical issues. This year’s topics examine a wide range of issues surrounding the displays of Northwest Coast art, the politics of body art, the aesthetic trajectory of serial imagery, the representation of national identities, and finally, a critical...

  • CNERS Alumni Night

    26th Mar 2015 6:00:pm

    This event provides students with the opportunity to network with people in the fields of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious studies. This will include a variety of alumni, both from within the aforementioned fields and those who decided to apply their degrees elsewhere. furthermore, students will be able to meet and mingle with professors from...

  • A Questionable Proposition: competing views on MotherEarth

    26th Mar 2015 2:00:pm

    Esteemed guests Kanahus Manuel, Jen Moore, and Alain Deneault to speak about Canadian extractivism, foreign policy, and the response of directly affected communities. During this Social Justice Centre-sponsored panel discussion the panelists will touch on the relative merits and drawbacks of hosting a federally-sponsored think-tank at UBC.

  • Art History & Curatorial Studies Roundtables

    20th Mar 2015 9:00:am

    The Art History, Visual Art, and Theory department is holding the Art History and Critical and Curatorial Studies Roundtables where students will share their work through a series of engaging presentations. This is an opportunity for many to learn about the great work that is being developed within the department, as well as for the...

  • Arts Internship Orientation Session

    18th Mar 2015 4:00:pm

    Info to students: Attend an orientation session to get career-building tips on how to make the make the most of your internship experience. In addition to the orientation you’ll receive in your individual workplaces, we’ll cover the following: • Resume and cover letter writing • Interview tips and strategies • Professional etiquette and workplace expectations...

  • CENES Lunch and Learn

    18th Mar 2015 12:00:pm

    The Central Eastern and Northern European Studies department invites all UBC students for its annual Lunch and Learn event. Students will have an opportunity to learn about several department’s programs and their degree requirements, to speak with faculty members and program coordinators, to find out about options of studying European languages abroad, about various resources...

  • edX Training Workshop

    16th Mar 2015 10:45:am

    On March 16th and 17th UBC will be running a 2-day edX training workshop.  The details of the program are still being worked out, but we wanted to inform you in advance so you could block off your calendar. The goals of the session are for you to learn about how you can use edX...

  • Arts Internship Orientation Session

    12th Mar 2015 4:00:pm

    Attend an orientation session to get career-building tips on how to make the make the most of your internship experience. In addition to the orientation you’ll receive in your individual workplaces, we’ll cover the following: • Resume and cover letter writing • Interview tips and strategies • Professional etiquette and workplace expectations • Developing a...

  • Summer Student Loans

    12th Mar 2015 1:00:pm

    Offering a workshop aimed at discussing Summer Student loan eligibility criteria, online application, and part-time loan options.

  • Arts Internship Orientation Session

    11th Mar 2015 4:00:pm

    Attend an orientation session to get career-building tips on how to make the make the most of your internship experience. In addition to the orientation you’ll receive in your individual workplaces, we’ll cover the following: • Resume and cover letter writing • Interview tips and strategies • Professional etiquette and workplace expectations • Developing a...

  • UBC Arts Co-op – Write LIke a Pro

    7th Mar 2015 1:30:pm

    Learn the tools to write with clarity and precision in your co-op work terms. Through written exercises and classroom discussions, participants will learn how to quickly and effectively compose professional e-mails and letters. Also, meet alumni who will share their experiences about how strong writing and communication skills have helped to advance their careers.

  • iSchool’s Annual Research Day Keynote Presentation

    6th Mar 2015 10:30:am

    iSchool’s Annual Research Day – keynote presentation. The presentation is part of the day-long event that showcases research contributions of iSchool students and faculty working at the intersections of archival, information, library and children’s literature studies.

  • Chinese Speaking Students’ Dialogue: Lunar New Year Event

    5th Mar 2015 6:00:pm

    The UBC Equity & Inclusion Office (Intercultural Understanding Unit) is supporting a group of Chinese speaking students from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Macau to have on-going dialogues about identity, self-expression, and culture. In October, November (2014), and January, these dialogues took place in the C.K. Choi Building. This year, it will take place...

  • Arts Internship Orientation Session

    5th Mar 2015 4:00:pm

    Attend an orientation session to get career-building tips on how to make the make the most of your internship experience. In addition to the orientation you’ll receive in your individual workplaces, we’ll cover the following: • Resume and cover letter writing • Interview tips and strategies • Professional etiquette and workplace expectations • Developing a...

  • Post-Modernism Talk

    5th Mar 2015 2:00:pm

    Post-modernism as a paradigm of intellectual thought permeates the humanities disciplines and has had effects extending to that of religion, politics, and the sciences in present times. It is common to find the writings of Marx, Nietzsche, Derrida, Freud, Deleuze, and Foucault and uncommon to find Carl Schmitt, Ayn Rand, or Milton Friedman in university...

  • Strategies and Experiences with Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning – A Panel Hosted by the Interdisciplinary Community of Practice

    5th Mar 2015 1:15:pm

    Strategies and Experiences with Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning – A Panel Hosted by the Interdisciplinary Community of Practice Speakers: -Dr. Christina Hendricks (ArtsOne, UBC) -Prof. Marcello M. Veiga (Norman B Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, UBC) -Dr. Tatiana Teslenko (APSC, Mechanical Engineering, UBC) -Representative from the Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Network Moderator: Dr. Conor Douglas (Interdisciplinary...

  • Sustainability Seminar

    26th Feb 2015 5:00:pm

    The Integrated Sciences Student Association presents a seminar series for students to learn more about sustainable practices, initiatives, and ideas. Guests will include speakers from companies with sustainable goals and ideas, as well as interesting and relevant knowledge for the broader UBC community. Open to all.

  • Student Directed Seminars Panel Session

    26th Feb 2015 4:30:pm

    The Student Directed Seminars program allows senior students from all disciplines to propose and coordinate a senior seminar class. These seminars challenge the traditional pedagogical structures of the University by placing peer-based learning at the centre of the experience, offering students the opportunity to enhance their own education and to take a leadership role within...

  • Academic English Support Program Information and Overview Session

    26th Feb 2015 2:00:pm

    The academic English Support program is a free program open to all UBC students for whom English is not the first language. We offer one-on-one language coaching, face-to-face and online courses, and a broad range of other support including discussion groups, writing workshops, access to UBC Writing Centre courses and on campus resources. More information...

  • Urban Land Institute Speaker Series

    25th Feb 2015 6:00:pm

    This is the first of the 2015 series of Urban Land Institute (ULI) talks, hosted by the Planning Students Association (PSA) of UBC. These talks discuss contemporary issues in real estate, development, architecture, and design in an urban context. These talks are open to all students studying planning, real estate, architecture and related disciplines to...

  • Revising Your Essay Workshop

    24th Feb 2015 1:30:pm

    Revising your work is a key part of the writing process. Although it can be a challenging and stressful task, it can make a great impact on the quality of your work. Come learn concrete, applicable revision strategies for improving the focus, structure, clarity, and flow of your writing. This workshop will be hands-on and...

  • Freedom to Read Week

    24th Feb 2015 8:30:am

    BCLA (British Columbia Library Association) & ALA (American Library Association) celebrates freedom to read week! Bring a banned book and read aloud, & learn more about book banning.

  • Aboriginal Student Recruitment- UVIC Law School Program

    23rd Feb 2015 12:00:pm

    University of Victoria Faculty of Law will be presenting on their law program for all students interested in pursuing a Law degree after their undergraduate program at UBC.

  • Positive Space Workshop

    19th Feb 2015 12:30:pm

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender...

  • UBC Mental Health Symposium

    14th Feb 2015 10:00:am

    The Mental Health Symposium is an annual event that is held in collaboration with various organizations on campus. Students, faculty, staff, community members, and parents are encouraged to attend and engage in conversation to reduce stigma, raise awareness, and create initiatives on the topic of mental health. More information on this year’s Symposium can be...

  • School of Kinesiology Employer Forum

    12th Feb 2015 5:30:pm

    The School of Kinesiology Cooperative Education Employer Forum is an opportunity for the students of KIN Co-op (and prospective KIN Co-op students) to learn directly from a panel of employers within the field of Kinesiology. During the forum employers are each provided a block of time to describe their personal journey to becoming an employer...

  • First Year Football Players Academic Workshop

    2nd Feb 2015 5:00:pm

    This workshop is open to footballers in their first year and presents academic support systems available to them. Items to be addressed include a review of Semester 1 from the Academic playbook and goal setting information. Visit the Academic Support page at the UBC Thunderbirds site for more information.

  • English Students’ Association Colloquium

    31st Jan 2015 12:00:pm

    The English Students’ Association presents “The Colloquium”. It will feature talks by English undergraduate and graduate students, as well as English faculty, to present on any topic they are passionate about. By bringing together individuals at different stages of their academic careers, The Colloquium provides an opportunity to share ideas and learn more about the...

  • ALA Programing Panel

    28th Jan 2015 12:00:pm

    Panelists will discuss their experiences preparing and implementing programs in various library settings. This event is brought to you by the Library and Archival Studies Student Association.

  • Positive Space Workshop

    27th Jan 2015 8:30:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • FYSCI Workshop

    22nd Jan 2015 12:30:pm

    The First Year Science Coaching Initiative is an invite-only workshop for Science students by the Faculty of Science. Students are connected with available resources to help them succeed in Term 2.

  • FYSCI Workshop

    21st Jan 2015 5:30:pm

    The First Year Science Coaching Initiative is an invite-only workshop for Science students by the Faculty of Science. Students are connected with available resources to help them succeed in Term 2.

  • Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Colloquium

    21st Jan 2015 12:00:pm

    This Colloquium on writing for children and a critical analysis of children’s literature will feature a talk by the Governor General’s Literary Award-winning author, Kit Pearson. Students in children’s literature courses in creative writing, English, SLAIS, Education, as well as librarians and teachers interested on and off campus are welcome to attend. For more information...

  • unceded

    19th Jan 2015

  • The Importance of Studying Africa

    15th Jan 2015 4:00:pm

    In partnership with the MasterCard Scholarship Foundation and the African Studies Department, this event aims to highlight the importance and the relevance of studying and discussing Africa. By unpacking the experiences of students who aim to return and give back to the continent and complementing that with the passion and resources of the African Studies...

  • HCI@UBC Monthly Forum

    14th Jan 2015 12:00:pm

    Come join us for an interactive meeting of faculty, students and professionals interested in the area of Human-Computer Interaction. Our goal is to foster a community of research and practice. All are welcome! Learn more at the HCI@UBC website.

  • Student Leadership Conference

    10th Jan 2015 10:00:am

    The Student Leadership Conference (SLC) is one of Canada’s largest student-run conferences, taking place at the University of British Columbia every January. Through a series of inspiring speakers and interactive workshops, delegates are provided with resources to help them develop as leaders to thrive within the campus community.  The SLC will facilitate a collaborative and inclusive educational environment, which will...

  • BRIC Training Workshop

    12th Dec 2014 9:00:am

    This University-wide training workshop is open to all students, staff, and faculty and provides comprehensive training on building and maintaining a respectful environment for all. Brought to you by the Equity and Inclusion office.

  • WordPress and Wiki Clinic

    11th Dec 2014 1:00:pm

    The Drop-In Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress for Teaching and Learning or Administrative purposes. Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their sites when attending this session. Specialists at the clinic will assist you in addressing and resoling those questions. Please...

  • Course Design Intensive

    10th Dec 2014 9:00:am

    Overview Will you be teaching a course in the next year? Design or re-design your course now, by participating in the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and Partners Course Design Intensive. What: An intensive 3 days in a supportive atmosphere, working both individually and collaboratively, to design or re-design a course that you teach...

  • Language of the Year: Gitxsanimx Workshop

    3rd Dec 2014 3:30:pm

    Every year, the Linguistics Department chooses a ‘language of the year’ to highlight as part of its commitment to promoting indigenous and minority languages. Typically, the language we choose is also the topic of the Linguistics Field Methods class (LING 431/432/531/532), an upper-level undergraduate/graduate seminar which involves intensive small-group work with a language consultant or...

  • Panel Discussion: Canada’s Commitment to International Development

    28th Nov 2014 12:00:pm

    This event will bring together a panel including one or two Members of Parliament, a professor, and a representative from a NGO in a discussion surrounding Canada’s commitment to international development, particularly with regards to the upcoming 2015 Federal Election. All UBC students are invited to attend and bring their own questions in this opportunity...

  • Art History Graduate Student Roundtables

    28th Nov 2014 10:00:am

    Graduate Students in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory present their research findings at the mid-stage of their thesis work. They will discuss their research findings to-date and receive feedback from other students, faculty, and the general public. All are welcome.

  • An Afternoon Discussion with Terry Watada, Jim Wong-Chu, and Glenn Deer

    27th Nov 2014 3:00:pm

    On Thursday November 27, 3.00pm to 4.00pm, please join us for an afternoon discussion with Terry Watada and Jim Wong-Chu, two of the pioneers of Asian Canadian writing. Moderated by Dr. Glenn Deer, Professor, English Department UBC, this fireside chat will encompass a wide range of topics, including the speakers’ memories of the early days of the Asian Canadian cultural studies movement.

  • Creative Writing’s MFA Graduate Thesis Reading

    26th Nov 2014 5:00:pm

    Recent Grad students from the Masters Fine Arts Creative Writing Program program who have completed their thesis will be in attendance at this event to read from their work. Each of students will be presenting their research and a section from their multi-disciplinary thesis projects, and audiences can expect to hear a variety of fiction, poetry and...

  • Student Loan Repayment Seminar

    26th Nov 2014 12:30:pm

    Aimed at 4th year UBC students, Enrolment Services is presenting this seminar to cover student loan repayment to ensure students are aware of their obligations to repay their loans and their options to do so. Information covered: grace period, strategies for smart repayment, fixed/floating interest rates, repayment assistance options, consolidation agreements, employers who offer loan...

  • Annual Library Music Book Sale

    25th Nov 2014 10:00:am

    Join the Music, Art and Architecture Library for just about the oddest conglomeration of scores, music books, and CDs you’ll ever see…all for sale, CHEAP! Items priced from 25 cents to a dollar.

  • Flexible Learning at UBC Library: Lightning Talks

    24th Nov 2014 12:00:pm

    The Library is leading or partnering in a variety of TLEF funded Flexible Learning initiatives at UBC right now. Join us for a series of lightning talks that will give you a better sense of the range of projects that are underway, who our partners and stakeholders are and how we’re working together, and any...

  • Science One Mini-Conference

    22nd Nov 2014 10:00:am

    In this Mini-Conference, Science One students will be presenting their research papers to their peers and faculty. 

  • Economics Grad School Info Session

    20th Nov 2014 5:00:pm

    Grad School Info Session (GSIS) is the annual signature event for UBC Economics undergraduate students to find out about the master’s programs available and relevant to what they are studying, and get their questions answered by the faculty representatives. Students who are interested in grad schools will gather and collect promotional materials of master’s programs...

  • AMS Speakeasy Booth

    20th Nov 2014 10:30:am

    AMS Speakeasy presents this booth with a “Pay It Forward” theme. Students are invited to come by and make care packages which will include tea, candies, and cards, for friends and loved ones in an effort to promote every day mental health on campus. Speakeasy provides peer support for students facing a wide variety of...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    20th Nov 2014 9:00:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Workshop

    19th Nov 2014 12:30:pm

    In 2010, Student Development and Services put forward a collaborative Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy which has guided UBC’s approach and commitment to student mental health and wellbeing. Since then, tremendous steps have been taken to realize many of the actions outlined in the strategy. As we collectively look forward to future commitments and...

  • Cuisine and Culture with Robert Sung

    19th Nov 2014 12:00:pm

    Robert Sung will be giving a lecture on Vancouver culinary culture in connection with the exhibition Bon Voyage / Bon Appétit currently in the Chung Room of Rare Books and Special Collections, UBC Library.

  • MFA Visual Art Roundtable Presentations

    14th Nov 2014 2:00:pm

    MFA Visual Art students deliver a preliminary draft of the major paper in a roundtable presentation open to the public. The MFA roundtable serves to assist with the development of the major paper. It is an opportunity for the student to develop and refine the major paper in response to critical input from students and...

  • Student Success with Money

    13th Nov 2014 1:00:pm

    Student Success with Money is being offered in partnership with the Credit Counselling of Society, with November being Financial Literacy month. The goal of the presentation, brought to you by Enrolment Services, is to increase awareness about how to create and manage a spending plan, credit cards, and general debt management. By increasing awareness about...

  • HCI@UBC Seminar – Ink to Pixels: A Personal Experience

    12th Nov 2014 12:00:pm

    In 1998, SoftBook Press unveiled one of the worlds’s first eBook reading devices. The SoftBook set the whole eBook market in motion with its creation of a standalone reading device, the DNA of which is present in all modern eBook reading devices today. At the same time SoftBook Press also created a complete ecosystem for...

  • Thesis Statement and Essay Structure Workshop

    10th Nov 2014 12:00:pm

    Do you have nightmares about thesis statements or panic attacks over paragraph structure? Are you confused about how to structure a scientific essay? We’ve got you covered! Tutors from the UBC Writing Centre will be holding an interactive workshop on October 27th and November 10th that will go over how to develop strong thesis statements...

  • AIESEC Booth

    6th Nov 2014 11:00:am

    AIESEC UBC is hosting Meet the Marketers where UBC students, of all years and of all faculties, are given the opportunity to network and connect with marketing professionals. Students will gain knowledge of the different specializations within marketing, build your personal brand, and connect with marketing professionals. This will allow students to have the opportunity...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    5th Nov 2014 12:30:pm

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • National School Library Day Colloquium

    4th Nov 2014 4:30:pm

    The iSchool regularly invites guest speakers to participate in our Colloquia Series. These events are open to the public, and are of interest to faculty, current students, alumni and other professionals and researchers in the community. Open to all.

  • Time-Management for Writing Essays

    3rd Nov 2014 2:00:pm

    Join Rumbi for a free workshop on planning, executing, and editing your writing assignments — a short guide on how to manage your time and effort to write effective papers. Brought to you by the Writing Centre.

  • Art Education and Digital Technologies: Virtual World Conference

    18th Oct 2014 10:30:am

    The goal of this art education virtual conference is to connect art educators through technologies and to exchange ideas on using digital technologies in art education. Art educators will explore the possibilities and benefits of using virtual world technology to deliver and participate in presentations. The conference will be held in the virtual world of...

  • Extraordinary Presences: Women, Poetry, Art Song

    16th Oct 2014 2:00:pm

    Extraordinary Presences: Women, Poetry, Art Song is taking place on Thursday, 16 October, 2014, alongside a workshop/performance of The Muted Note, a song-cycle of settings of poems by the Canadian poet P. K. Page, composed and performed by Scott Thomson and Susanna Hood. In addition to discussion of The Muted Note, we will be hosting...

  • HCI@UBC Seminar Series

    15th Oct 2014 12:00:pm

    The HCI@UBC Seminar series, brought to you by iSchool@UBC, is an interdisciplinary workshop for hosts scholars, faculty, students and professionals working across disciplines on problems related to Human-Computer Interaction. Their goal is to foster a community of research and practice. For more details about this series, please see the event page.

  • The Flipped Lab Network: Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Flipped Classroom

    14th Oct 2014 12:00:pm

    To what extent does the flipped classroom approaches enhance student learning? How can we start measuring the impact of using flexible and flipped approaches in our teaching and learning practice? This interactive presentation and workshop will explore questions about the impact of the flipped classroom and provide you with an opportunity for considering, sharing and...

  • Thrive Volunteer Training

    9th Oct 2014 5:00:pm

    This training workshop will provide all Thrive volunteers with an understanding of their role in the week long program. They will be introduced to Thrive Mission, the understanding of mental health and what positive mental health encompasses and their specific roles as volunteers.They will learn skills in speaking to the UBC Community and promote positive mental...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    9th Oct 2014 9:00:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • Go Global Experience Fair

    8th Oct 2014 11:00:am

    Drop by the Global Experience Fair in the main lobby at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre anytime between 11am and 5pm on Wednesday, October 8 to explore your options for international learning and getting global experience. Students from universities around the globe, and UBC students who’ve studied abroad will share stories and answer questions...

  • Applying an Ecological Model for Library Development to Build Literacy in Rural Ethiopian Communities

    7th Oct 2014 12:30:pm

    Professor Marlene Asselin (Language and Literacy Education) will be speaking about her project Code-Ethiopia, which supports pre-school children and family literacy. This event is part of a speaker series organized by the UBC student chapter of Librarians Without Borders, to encourage our fellow Library and Information science students to engage with development and literacy issues...

  • Dr. Barry Gough Lecture

    2nd Oct 2014 4:00:pm

    Join award-winning author and historian Dr. Barry Gough at the University of British Columbia as he celebrates the release of his new book, The Elusive Mr. Pond: The Soldier, Fur Trader and Explorer who Opened the Northwest (Douglas & McIntyre). The event is presented by the UBC Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, and the Historical Maps Society of...

  • UBC-Rits Academic Exchange Program Orientation Workshop

    29th Sep 2014 2:30:pm

    This workshop is part of a series of four workshops designed to provide the international students in the UBC-Ritsumeikan Exchange Program with different, tips to adapt to academic culture at UBC etc. In these sessions, students interact in both small and larger groups.

  • Positive Space Workshop

    29th Sep 2014 9:00:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • From Frege to fieldwork: Adventures of a cross-linguistic semanticist

    26th Sep 2014 3:30:pm

    The Linguistics Department presents the inaugural lecture by Professor Lisa Matthewson since her promotion to Full Professor. This is a stellar accomplishment for any scholar. Professor Matthewson’s promotion is also a landmark within the Department of Linguistics at UBC, as she is the first female full professor in the department’s history. ABSTRACT: Any speaker of...

  • Launch into Leadership

    25th Sep 2014 4:30:pm

    Run by Science Student Support Programming, Launch into Leadership is a multi-week workshop series to help students gain soft skills to bring to a leadership environment. This program is officially open to any undergraduate Science student. The workshop series brings in various UBC staff who lead activities to help students learn more about themselves and their...

  • iSchool Colloquim Series – Talk by Jennifer Preece

    24th Sep 2014 4:00:pm

    CITIZEN SCIENCE: INFORMATION, TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE By Dr. Jennifer Preece Professor and Dean, University of Maryland Citizens have been informally contributing to science for hundreds of years. One of the best known modern examples is of sightings by bird watchers. The Christmas Bird Count, an annual national count in the USA, is one hundred years...

  • Work Learn Orientation Workshop

    24th Sep 2014 1:00:pm

    This is an orientation session for Winter Work Learn students and will cover the following topics: workplace/professional conduct, office etiquette, strategies to maximize their experience, Networking, LinkedIn, developing a learning plan to develop competencies that will better prepare students for future work opportunities.

  • SLAIS Co-op Information Session

    24th Sep 2014 11:30:am

    This information session is for students entering the iSchool@UBC’s MLIS, MAS and Dual MAS/MLIS programs who wish to learn more about the Faculty of Arts’ Co-operative Education program.

  • Preservation of Music Scores at Barber Library Lecture

    24th Sep 2014 10:00:am

    Justine Provino will present a report on a music scores project, outlining the main preventative recommendations and conservation treatments for this collection and its use, including circulation at the Music, Art & Architecture Library. Justine is a graduate student with a specialization in book and paper conservation from the University of Paris 1 – Pantheon...

  • Thunderstudy

    23rd Sep 2014 6:00:pm

    Thunderstudy is study hall held for varsity athletes at UBC and is facilitated by the Department of Athletics and Recreation.  Thunder-study is a chance for athletes to have a dedicated study space and also be able to access tutors in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Math, Physics and Writing Skills. Visit the Academic Support page at the UBC Thunderbirds...

  • Multi-Faith Chaplains Association Booth

    23rd Sep 2014 11:30:am

    Each week, chaplains from the Multi-Faith Chaplains Association are available to help you develop your spirituality and give some thoughts on faith issues. Drop by for information on what is happening in the various spiritual communities on campus, to check out the interactive theme for the week, and to find contact information for any of the chaplains...

  • Nurse on Campus Booth

    10th Sep 2014 12:00:pm

    Student Health Service nurses are ready to help you take advantage of the link between your physical and mental well-being and academic success through this weekly Nurses on Campus booth. They offer personalized advice and helpful information on a variety of wellness topics – and can help you better navigate the BC health care system. Come and talk...

  • Wellness Peer Training Workshop

    9th Sep 2014 4:00:pm

    The UBC Wellness Centre is a drop-in resource centre for students, offering peer-to-peer information on nutrition, mental health, sexual health, addictions, and other topics. Mainly run by volunteers, the Wellness Peer Educators, this training workshop will focus on health topics, leadership skills, and other personal and professional development aspects. The dates we would require the...

  • Emergency Medical Aid Team Peer Program Weekly Training

    9th Sep 2014 3:30:pm

    This Peer Program has 25 members and the peer leaders are taught about first aid, health and safety, wellness outreach, and leadership skills in their weekly training sessions. There will be healthy snacks at each meeting, the occasional guest facilitator, and a staff or student staff person present at every training.

  • Alice Goffman – On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

    2nd Sep 2014 2:00:pm

    Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Department of Sociology at UBC. The War on Crime didn’t just send millions of Black young men to prison and return them home with felony convictions. It created a little known surveillance state in America’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Alice Goffman moved into...

  • Early Modern Conversions Workshop and Presentation

    2nd Sep 2014 12:00:pm

    This event will have two components: a workshop and a lecture and will be facilitated by Dr. Bronwen Wilson. Brought to you by the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Early Modern Conversions Workshop: 12pm – 2pm The workshop will foster exploration of the idea of early modern conversions – a topical area...

  • Train the Trainer and Student Leader Workshop

    21st Aug 2014 1:00:pm

    In this workshop, student leaders receive training for upcoming orientation and student leadership groups. This program has campus-wide impact for student development, leadership and community building.

  • Writing Support for Incoming Students

    20th Aug 2014 3:00:pm

    This session will be an opportunity for Advisors and ESPs to learn more about the resources available at UBC for incoming students who may want or need additional writing and language support. Brought to you by the Writing Centre.

  • Writing Support for Incoming Students

    20th Aug 2014 3:00:pm

    This session will be an opportunity for Advisors and ESPs to learn more about the resources available at UBC for incoming students who may want or need additional writing and language support. Brought to you by the Writing Centre.

  • Jump Start – Academic Session Workshop

    20th Aug 2014 9:00:am

    Students enrolled in Jump Start will participate in this workshop as part of the two-week immersion program, that contains academic, social and logistical components designed to help introduce them to the university, their Faculty and new friends. Jump Start at UBC’s Vancouver campus is a first year transition program for new international and Aboriginal students. It begins with a...

  • Jump Start – Academic Session Workshop

    19th Aug 2014 1:00:pm

    Students enrolled in Jump Start will participate in this workshop as part of the two-week immersion program, that contains academic, social and logistical components designed to help introduce them to the university, their Faculty and new friends. Jump Start at UBC’s Vancouver campus is a first year transition program for new international and Aboriginal students. It begins with...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    14th Aug 2014 9:30:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    14th Aug 2014 9:30:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • Train the Trainer and Student Leader Workshop

    14th Aug 2014 9:30:am

    In this workshop, student leaders receive training for upcoming orientation and student leadership groups. This program has campus-wide impact for student development, leadership and community building.

  • Positive Space Workshop

    30th Jul 2014 12:30:pm

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • Summer #librarycamp EdTech Edition

    25th Jul 2014 9:00:am

    Unconference at UBC, folks.  Lightning talks and breakout sessions as per the library camp m-o. This time the focus is education and technology. Join the event for: open-everything (access,textbooks, source); a smattering of Arduinos and a piece on Raspberry Pi;  MOOCs; Maker Spaces and more.  If you have an idea, add it to our open...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    24th Jul 2014 9:30:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • An Evening with Susan Juby

    17th Jul 2014 4:30:pm

    Join Susan Juby, author of the Alice MacLeod series and The Woefield Poultry Collective(among others) for an evening of reading and fun.  Doors will open at 4:15pm. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Note: This event is open to Summer Institute participants only. Brought to you by UBC Continuing Services. Learn more and RSVP here.

  • Brown Bag Lunch@iSchool: Parmit Chilana

    17th Jul 2014 12:00:pm

    “Designing and Evaluating Selection-Based Crowdsourced Contextual Help” Parmit Chilana from the University of Waterloo Abstract:Web-based technical support such as discussion forums and social networking sites have been successful at ensuring that most technical support questions eventually receive helpful answers. Unfortunately, finding these answers is still difficult, since users’ textual queries are often incomplete, imprecise, or...

  • Culture Wars in America: from the 1920s to today Lecture

    9th Jul 2014 5:30:pm

    There is a long history of culture wars in the United States. In the 1920s, Americans were split on the issue of creationism versus evolution and social conservatives regularly attacked liberal lifestyles. In the 1960s, Americans were divided over Cold War policies, Vietnam, Black Civil Rights, and feminism. America’s current culture wars are driven by...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    25th Jun 2014 9:30:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • The After Party! Post -CLA Conference Debrief of Hot Topics

    18th Jun 2014 10:30:am

    Were you unable to attend the Canadian Library Association Conference, held in Victoria from May 28-31? Were you following the Twitter-sphere and want more info on some of your favorite sessions? Come hear from UBC Library staff about the hottest sessions they attended and key messages taken home with them.

  • Integrating reflection into our advising practice

    17th Jun 2014 11:30:am

    Reflection is a tool for encouraging students to make meaning of and connect learning in all facets of their UBC experience. This interactive session will explore various models of reflection, including those that are currently being used across campus. We will also think critically about our current strategies for integrating reflection into our own advising...

  • Connecting the Dots: Using Process Data to Offer Personalized Learning Experiences

    12th Jun 2014 10:30:am

    “Data from educational technologies are commonly used to evaluate correctness of answers. However, these data offer exciting opportunities to look beyond isolated answers and study students’ decisions and trajectories within the learning environment, shedding light on students’ motivations, strategies, and attitudes. In this talk I propose a paradigm shift from learning states to engagement processes....

  • Positive Space Workshop

    12th Jun 2014 9:00:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • OECD iLibrary Workshop @ UBC Library

    11th Jun 2014 10:00:am

    Renouf Publishing and UBC Library are pleased to present Kathleen Deboer,Deputy Head of the OECD Washington Centre.  Kathleen has headed the training and support section for the OECD’s online platforms for the past several years. Come hear about the OECD and the work it does.  Then delve into OECD reports and data using the OECD iLibrary and OECD iStat platforms...

  • Advising and the art of career conversations

    10th Jun 2014 11:30:am

    Every year, students tell us that the most important reasons for choosing post-secondary education are to get a better job and to start a career. As advisors we are in a unique position to engage in career conversations with our students – to help them reflect on their past experiences, plan for their future and...

  • Student as Producers: Enhancing Student Learning Through Meaningful Participation

    9th Jun 2014 1:15:pm

    The student as producer pedagogical model emphasizes the role of the student as collaborators in the production of knowledge. In this model, the university’s approaches to learning and research are closer aligned; for example, students, similar to researchers, are asked to share their work with others and not only with their immediate instructor or advisor. This...

  • Basil Stuart Stubbs Book Prize Event

    5th Jun 2014 9:00:am

    David Stouck’s biography of renowned local architect Arthur Erickson is the winner of the second annual Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia. The $1,000 prize, given by UBC Library and the Pacific BookWorld News Society, will be awarded at a June reception at UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The annual...

  • Teaching Innovations: Using Technology to Enrich the Traditional

    4th Jun 2014 1:15:pm

    An explanation of the practical innovations experimented within the School of Chemistry and description of how these informed the innovations developed for the Bristol ChemLabS Centre for Excellence.  Many changes make full use of e-learning which enriches the understanding students have of the practical experience.  Crucially, e-learning is not replacing the real hands-on practical experience...

  • Arts Internship Program – Strengths Finder Debrief Workshop

    4th Jun 2014 1:00:pm

    This workshop is for current and winter Arts Internship Program students and is designed to help students understand and make use of the results of their personal Strengths Finder assessment. The Arts Internship Program enables undergraduate Faculty of Arts students to develop their skills and expand their resume with part-time, unpaid positions that offer meaningful, career-related experience within their...

  • Arts Internship Program – Strengths Finder Debrief Workshop

    3rd Jun 2014 2:30:pm

    This workshop is for current and winter Arts Internship Program students and is designed to help students understand and make use of the results of their personal Strengths Finder assessment. The Arts Internship Program enables undergraduate Faculty of Arts students to develop their skills and expand their resume with part-time, unpaid positions that offer meaningful,...

  • From automatic to intentional: Uncovering your personal philosophy of advising

    3rd Jun 2014 11:30:am

    So often when we are working with students we are deeply engaged in the moment, the interaction, and most centrally, the issue. Whether or not we fully acknowledge it, advisors often hold a personal set of beliefs, values, and experiences that colour the way we interpret our interactions with students. When we take the time...

  • Advising Students in Distress

    27th May 2014 11:30:am

    Advising students with a mental health concern or students who are exhibiting disruptive behaviors can be both challenging and rewarding. As advisors, we continue to draw on our core skills of listening, acknowledging, supporting, and referring, but we may find it more difficult to help these students progress and succeed. We may also experience worry...

  • A View Within a View: Garden Expressions, Exchanges & Explorations

    24th May 2014 11:30:am

    Saturday May 24th, 2014 – 11:30am-1:00pm Chilcotin Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre As part of the programming planned for the exhibition, a moderated presentation will be hosted for collaborated garden conversations with the UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Japanese Garden. Join us on UBC Alumni Weekend to listen to speakers in lively talks about...

  • Alumni Weekend – Fantasy Map Making Workshop

    24th May 2014 11:30:am

    Join author James McCann for a one-hour, all-ages workshop that will help you tell your fantasy story.  One of the most important parts of planning and writing fantasy or science fiction is the setting – what are the rules of your world and what does it look like? This workshop guides you as you create...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    21st May 2014 9:00:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    15th May 2014 12:30:pm

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • Libraries in New Zealand: A short exploratory study

    13th May 2014 12:00:pm

    During a recent trip to New Zealand, Jessica Woolman from Library Communications & Marketing, had a chance to look at public, school, academic and special libraries. She will be offering a quick photo presentation featuring: samples of programming space layouts (including an information commons) collections promotions unique issues with bi-lingual collections other observations Library staff...

  • Careers Crash Course

    13th May 2014 9:30:am

    This annual career event provides Arts students with an opportunity to kick-start their job search through featured sessions with employers, alumni, and resumes experts. Attendees will be mainly Faculty of Arts undergraduate students who are close to graduation and in various stages of career certainty and exploration. This event should give them tangible next steps on...

  • Hey, Where’s the Library on UBC.ca? A Lunch n Learn Conversation

    7th May 2014 12:00:pm

    Last week, the newly designed UBC.ca went live and, as many of you have noted in your tweets, emails and comments, the Library is no longer on the main navigation bar. Among the changes to the new website is the addition of an audience-based navigation scheme and an increased depth of content to the site,...

  • Celebrating Asian Heritage Month at UBC: Classical Chinese Garden exhibition at IKBLC

    1st May 2014

    The Garden is moving to UBC! During Asian Heritage Month, visitors of the Irving K. Barber Centre will have the opportunity to the experience the history, culture and symbolism of the Classical Chinese Garden in a series of specially-curated and thematic display cases.  This exhibition can be viewed on the IKBLC Foyer, located on the 2nd...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    25th Apr 2014 12:30:pm

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • Great People, Great Work

    24th Apr 2014 2:30:pm

    The Faculty Association Librarians and Archivists Committee presents “Great People, Great Work”, an opportunity to share with and learn from colleagues in the Library in a genial, relaxed atmosphere. Open to all Library staff.

  • Teaching and Learning with WordPress

    24th Apr 2014 12:00:pm

    This session will explore how WordPress is used at UBC in different contexts to support teaching and learning. Join us to consider ways that WordPress is being used to support classroom blogs, open pedagogy, backchannels, ePortfolios, and the concept of students as producers. This will be an interactive and hands-on session, bring your computer and...

  • Authentic Dialogue Workshop

    24th Apr 2014 9:00:am

    This workshop series is open to all UBC Postdoctoral Fellows and is aimed to instruct them on the process of supervising graduate students, a critical skill throughout their career in academia. This professional development opportunity is part of a year-long series of sessions offered by the UBC Postdoctoral Fellows Office to enhance the Postdoc experience while...

  • The Best Candidate Wins: Interview to Job Negotiation Strategies

    24th Apr 2014 9:00:am

    The Best Candidate Wins is suited for postdoctoral fellows who are seeking to further their careers in business or industry. The principles and practices can also be applied to academia. The Best Candidate Wins is a highly experiential four-hour workshop that will build your confidence and help you to: Strategize on ways to get your foot...

  • Supporting Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision

    23rd Apr 2014 10:30:am

    Faculty members (graduate program advisors and research supervisors) are invited to participate in this workshop, which will focus on ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness for dealing with problem situations in supervisory relationships.

  • In Genes We Trust: How Essences Distort How We Think about Genes

    17th Apr 2014 12:30:pm

    People are essentialist thinkers – they are attracted to the idea that hidden essences make things as they are. When most people encounter genetic concepts they think of these as essences, and they then think about related phenomena as immutable, determined, homogenous and discrete, and natural. There will be discussions on how our essentialist biases...

  • Debunking Digital Myths: Online Tracking

    17th Apr 2014 12:00:pm

    Have you ever noticed advertisements being tailored to your previous searches? Well, this is no coincidence. This interactive session outlines the issues of website tracking and online privacy, and how these concepts continue to evolve with the advent of new technology and applications. Participants are provided with basic information on how cookies work, why their...

  • Community Based Experiential Learning Showcase

    16th Apr 2014 12:00:pm

    Have you ever considered teaching a Community Based Experiential Learning (CBEL) course, but wondered what’s involved and whether or not it’s worthwhile? All faculty colleagues are invited to the Arts Showcase on Community Based Experiential Learning (CBEL), hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Centre for Community Engaged Learning.  CBEL is an overarching term that encompasses...

  • UBC Library Facilities Forum

    15th Apr 2014 9:00:am

    There have been a number of facility moves and space changes at various branches of UBC Library. Join other Library staff and find out more about current and upcoming moves, why they’re happening and how they might affect staff and Library users. Updates on space changes in Koerner Library, IKBLC and Woodward Library, and an...

  • Pedagogy in Place: The Shifting Landscape of Higher Education

    14th Apr 2014 2:00:pm

    Presentation and Q&A with Professor Peter Jamieson, Strategic Advisor Learning Environment Design,The University of Melbourne. The idea that learning takes place in physical settings that are integral to the experience has not been reflected in the formal or informal learning spaces generally found across universities for some time.  How we view the design and use...

  • Langmann event – April 14

    14th Apr 2014

    Hosted by Ingrid Parent, University Librarian, this event is an exclusive preview and reception for the “Uno Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs.” The collection was donated by Mr. Uno and Mrs. Dianne Langmann to Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library. Key pieces from the collection will be featured.  

  • Screencasting for Flexible Learning: The Good, the Bad and the Practical

    10th Apr 2014 12:00:pm

    Want to add some video to your flexible learning project? This workshop will demonstrate cheap and affordable screencasting applications to help you flip your classroom and add original video content to your class. Register here. Tech Express is a series of lunchtime, informal sessions on learning technologies at UBC and the projects they support. Faculty, staff and students...

  • Nurse on Campus Booth

    9th Apr 2014 12:00:pm

    Student Health Service nurses are ready to help you take advantage of the link between your physical and mental wellbeing and academic success through this weekly Nurses on Campus booth. They offer personalized advice and helpful information on a variety of wellness topics – and can help you better navigate the BC health care system. Come and talk...

  • HCI@UBC Seminar Series

    9th Apr 2014 12:00:pm

    The HCI@UBC Seminar series, brought to you by iSchool@UBC, hosts scholars and students working across disciplines on problems related to Human-Computer Interaction. For more details about this series, please see the event page.

  • Transforming Traditional Public Relations Tactics Into Digital PR

    9th Apr 2014 9:00:am

    As communicators, our public relations tactics have largely focused on media relations, investor relations and press releases. The world is changing, and our skills have to shift with it. In this International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) webinar, you will learn: • What is digital PR • How it has permanently changed the role of communications...

  • Wellness Peer Training

    8th Apr 2014 4:00:pm

    The <a href=”http://www.students.ubc.ca/livewelllearnwell/explore-wellness/wellness-centre/”>UBC Wellness Centre</a> is a drop-in resource centre for students, offering peer-to-peer information on nutrition, mental health, sexual health, addictions, and other topics. Mainly run by volunteers, the Wellness Peer Educators, this training workshop will focus on health topics, leadership skills, and other personal and professional development aspects.

  • Multi-Faith Chaplains Association Booth

    8th Apr 2014 11:30:am

    Each week, chaplains from the Multi-Faith Chaplains Association are available to help you develop your spirituality and give some thoughts on faith issues. Drop by for information on what is happening in the various spiritual communities on campus, to check out the interactive theme for the week, and to find contact information for any of...

  • First Nations Languages Research Talk

    7th Apr 2014 11:30:am

    Presented by the First Nations Languages Program, an invited speaker will be discussing endangered language documentation and revitalization work. All are welcome.

  • Navigating Copyright in the Digital Environment

    3rd Apr 2014 12:00:pm

    Curious about what you can post on a UBC departmental website, personal blog, shared wiki space, or social media platform? This workshop will cover what to keep in mind when using other people’s copyrighted work on publicly available websites. Register here. Tech Express is a series of lunchtime, informal sessions on learning technologies at UBC and...

  • Purposeful Play for the Youngest Learners: Early Literacy from Birth to Age Five

    2nd Apr 2014 12:00:pm

    Speaker: Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Librarian and Creator of “Mother Goose on the Loose” Literacy Program Title: Purposeful Play for the Youngest Learners: Early Literacy from Birth to Age Five Contact: Prof. Judith Saltman ABSTRACT Although library service to children was once mainly focused on books, today play is also a strong component. Children learn best through...

  • Thunder-study

    1st Apr 2014 6:00:pm

    Thunderstudy is study hall held for varsity athletes at UBC and is facilitated by the Department of Athletics and Recreation.  Thunder-study is a chance for athletes to have a dedicated study space and also be able to access tutors in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Math, Physics and Writing Skills. Visit the Academic Support page at...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    28th Mar 2014 12:30:pm

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • Art History Graduate Student Roundtables

    28th Mar 2014 10:00:am

    Graduate Students in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory present their research findings at the mid-stage of their thesis work. They will discuss their research findings to-date and receive feedback from other students, faculty, and the general public. All are welcome.

  • Copyright for the Classroom: Understanding Appropriate Use of Copyrighted Material

    27th Mar 2014 11:00:am

    This UBC Library workshop will provide answers to common questions about how to make your presentations and course materials copyright-compliant. Register here.

  • Chemistry Undergraduate Research Conference

    27th Mar 2014 9:30:am

    The Chemistry Undergraduate Research Conference (CURC) is an annual celebration of undergrad research consisting of presenters from Chem 449, 445, and Co-Op students. Students in research courses are encouraged to participate, as it provides an opportunity to practice for their presentation. For other chemistry students, CURC presents works of senior chemistry students and may inspire students...

  • Spring Panel on Publishing in Academic Libraries

    25th Mar 2014 12:00:pm

    This event is geared towards anyone interested in learning about the relationships between publishers and academic libraries. Three guest panelists will help demystify these often elusive relationships by providing insight into their own experiences. This event is free and open to the public. Brought to you by the Library and Archival Studies Student Association.

  • Amnesty International UBC Annual Conference

    23rd Mar 2014 10:00:am

    Amnesty International UBC is an organization that gives UBC students the opportunity to be a Human Rights activists on campus. We work closely with Amnesty International Canada to promote universal Human Rights around the world. Amnesty International UBC’s Annual Conference is where delegates (students and the public alike) can listen to speeches from prominent speakers who...

  • Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference

    22nd Mar 2014 10:00:am

    Come to MURC and see what’s happening in the world of undergraduate research at UBC. Undergraduate researchers will be presenting on their work and keynote speakers will share their exceptional and exciting research experiences with you. There will also be information booths with research and funding opportunities. Come check out what your colleagues are doing, and...

  • Online Professional Etiquette

    20th Mar 2014 1:00:pm

    More and more we create and grow professional relationships in a digital space. This happens every day as email and text messages take the place of phone calls, and Google Hangout becomes our global conference room. But have you ever thought about how you come across in your online interactions? This session will provide participants...

  • CNRS Alumni Night

    18th Mar 2014 6:00:pm

    This event will be an Alumni Night involving a panel discussion with previous UBC Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies students, professors, and students. There will be a 30 minute panel discussion, followed by a 30 minute question and answer period, and then a mix and mingle with food and refreshments. The focus of this event...

  • Incorporating Research and Scholarship Into Your Professional Practice

    18th Mar 2014 12:00:pm

    How do you get involved in research, either your own or collaboratively with other librarians and faculty? How do you make time for research? How do you finance it? How do you showcase it? Come join us as speakers from academic and public libraries describe their experience with library-based research and projects. Brought to you...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    17th Mar 2014 9:00:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by...

  • 37th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium – Shifting Pedagogies

    14th Mar 2014 1:00:pm

    The academy, the gallery, the art school – significant art historical movements have emerged within, around and against these sites marked either by tradition or transformation. Take the Bauhaus, Nova Scotia School of Art and Design (NSCAD), or the Académie des Beaux-Arts: these institutions demarcate important shifts in pedagogy that spoke to larger socio-political crises....

  • Canada Law from Abroad – Study Law in the UK

    14th Mar 2014 10:30:am

    Canada Law From Abroad provides an international education bridge for Canadian Students to attend top tier law schools in the U.K. – home of the world’s great law schools – and for obtaining leading edge LLB and LLM (Masters of Laws) degrees. Find out more at this workshop, brought to you by the Centre for...

  • Using UBC Blogs, UBC CMS and the UBC Wiki to Support the Student as Producer Model

    13th Mar 2014 12:00:pm

    This session will explore how to support learners’ in their role as producers of meaning online content and learning materials. It will explore case studies from courses at UBC that asked learners to not only be students but also creators, authors, researchers, performers, scholars, designers, authors, and problem solvers. It will also provide an in-depth...

  • Terms and Condition May Apply – Film Screening

    12th Mar 2014 5:30:pm

    “Free Screening of the award winning documentary “Terms and Conditions May Apply”. Come join Katie Kalk and the Digital Tattoo project team for a fascinating documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it. Facilitators: Katie Kalk, Marga Heras, Rie Namba

  • HCI@UBC Seminar Series

    12th Mar 2014 12:00:pm

    The HCI@UBC Seminar series, brought to you by iSchool@UBC, hosts scholars and students working across disciplines on problems related to Human-Computer Interaction. For more details about this series, please see the event page.

  • MURC Workshop

    11th Mar 2014 3:30:pm

    During this workshop, successful applicants to present at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference will be instructed on the design and creation of a conference-appropriate research poster, and guided in the delivery of a mini-presentation in a poster display fair format.  For more information about MURC 2014, please visit: http://murc.ubc.ca

  • UBC Peer Programs: Equity Ambassadors

    7th Mar 2014 9:00:am

    To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on campus, Equity Ambassadors (UBC Peer Programs) are planning to showcase self-identifying women from the UBC community who inspire change. A display noting some of the ways in which other countries celebrate International Women’s Day will also be shown. Students have the opportunity to actively interact with this booth, as...

  • UBC Economics Students Association Careers Night 2014

    6th Mar 2014 6:00:pm

    UBC Economics Students Association (ESA) represents all undergraduate students interested in Economics, including those who are enrolled in the Major, Combined Major, Minor, Honours and the Bachelor of International Economics Program to the Vancouver School of Economics, the Arts Undergraduate Society and many more. As an ESA signature event, Careers Night is a workshop to help...

  • STAND UBC Annual Panel Discussion

    6th Mar 2014 5:30:pm

    STAND UBC, a chapter of a national student organization that aims to promote awareness of ongoing genocides and crimes against humanity in order to mobilize individual and government action, is holding our fifth annual panel discussion! This year, our topic is inspired by the creation of the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development...

  • Can I Use This? Finding, Using, and Reusing Open Education Resources

    6th Mar 2014 12:00:pm

    If you are preparing any kind of multimedia, chances are you want to incorporate images, video or other media from another source. This session will focus on the pragmatic elements of reuse, the essentials of copyright, and the basics of working with Creative Commons and openly licensed materials. Bring your own laptop and lunch. Register...

  • Supporting Undergraduate Success: The Repository as a Curricular Tool bepress webinar

    6th Mar 2014 11:00:am

    Showcasing undergraduate work in an institutional repository creates exciting opportunities for student authors, but the benefits extend far beyond that: the repository can also be used to improve and assess the work of current students. At the Claremont Colleges, undergraduate theses hosted in the repository are used to teach information literacy and writing skills to...

  • CENES Lunch and Learn

    5th Mar 2014 12:30:pm

    Lunch and Learn with the Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies Have lunch with us and learn about your degree requirements, speak with our faculty and advisors, learn about our exciting Study Abroad opportunities and much more! Who:  All students interested in German, Danish, Swedish, Polish, and Russian, or who wish to learn...

  • Nurses on Campus Booth

    5th Mar 2014 12:00:pm

    Student Health Service nurses are ready to help you take advantage of the link between your physical and mental wellbeing and academic success through this weekly Nurses on Campus booth. They offer personalized advice and helpful information on a variety of wellness topics – and can help you better navigate the BC health care system. Come and talk...

  • Student Librarian Brown Bag

    5th Mar 2014 11:30:am

    A group of UBC Librarians representing various branches of the UBC Library will be hosting iSchool students for a Brown Bag Information Session about upcoming Student Librarian job postings at the University. The session will provide a general overview about student librarian positions at UBC Library and the hiring process for positions for the September 2014-April 2015...

  • Thunder-study

    4th Mar 2014 6:00:pm

    Thunderstudy is study hall held for varsity athletes at UBC and is facilitated by the Department of Athletics and Recreation.  Thunder-study is a chance for athletes to have a dedicated study space and also be able to access tutors in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Math, Physics and Writing Skills. Visit the Academic Support page at...

  • Wellness Peer Training

    4th Mar 2014 4:00:pm

    The UBC Wellness Centre is a drop-in resource centre for students, offering peer-to-peer information on nutrition, mental health, sexual health, addictions, and other topics. Mainly run by volunteers, the Wellness Peer Educators, this training workshop will focus on health topics, leadership skills, and other personal and professional development aspects.

  • Resume Clinic

    4th Mar 2014 12:30:pm

    Did you know that employers spend an average of 20 seconds reviewing each resume? In those seconds, your resume needs to clearly demonstrate how your education, experience and skills qualify you for the position. At this 2-hour long resume clinic, you will receive a short presentation on resume basics, including how to tailor your resume...

  • Multi-Faith Chaplains Association Booth

    4th Mar 2014 11:30:am

    Each week, chaplains from the Multi-Faith Chaplains Association are available to help you develop your spirituality and give some thoughts on faith issues. Drop by for information on what is happening in the various spiritual communities on campus, to check out the interactive theme for the week, and to find contact information for any of the chaplains...

  • The Lyrical Word Art Exhibition

    1st Mar 2014

    “Lyric” derives via Latin lyricus from the Greek λυρικός (lyrikós).  The differences between poem and song may become less meaningful where verse is set to music, to the point that any distinction becomes untenable. This is perhaps recognised in the way popular songs have lyrics.  The Lyrical Word is an exhibition that examines the truth of calligraphy through the works of artists who spell out their ideas and...

  • CSS 101

    27th Feb 2014 12:00:pm

    Do you want to make your site look nicer? CSS will do the magic for you! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of CSS, tricks and resources that can boost up your CSS skills. Tech Express is a series of lunchtime, informal sessions on learning technologies at UBC and the projects they support....

  • Lost Canadians

    27th Feb 2014 12:00:pm

    What does it mean to be Canadian? A new Citizenship Act will soon be introduced in Parliament, redefining who and what we are as a people.  It will affect Canadians for generations to come.  Join Don Chapman, on February 27th, 2014 from noon-1pm for an engaging discussion that will challenge your views on Canadian citizenship....

  • Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

    LWB@UBC Documentary – How to Nail a Dictator

    26th Feb 2014 5:00:pm

    The student committee of Librarians Without Borders (LWB), a student group under LASSA (Library and Archival Studies Student Association), plans to show a documentary film to raise awareness of the history and current situation in Guatemala. LWB provides permanent support to education and literacy in Guatemala, fundraising and raising awareness about international literacy issues. This event...

  • The Future of Intercultural Engagement in Canadian Higher Education

    26th Feb 2014 3:00:pm

    Established in 1994, the Centre for Intercultural Language Studies is a cross-campus centre for research, outreach, and collaboration on issues broadly connected to language, culture, and education. As part of  its Twentieth Anniversary celebrations, CILS presents a roundtable panel discussion on the development of intercultural awareness now and in the future. Chaired by Alden Habacon,...

  • Writer as Critic: Inside and Outside the Book

    26th Feb 2014 12:00:pm

    Sarah Ellis has always appreciated children’s literature from the multiple perspectives of writer, reviewer, critic, and teacher of children’s literature and creative writing. She will discuss her experience as the insider crafting a story and the outsider striving to put that story into context. This talk is part of the iSchool Colloquia series. It is...

  • Copyright for the Classroom: Understanding Appropriate Use of Copyrighted Material

    25th Feb 2014 11:00:am

    This workshop will provide answers to common questions about how to make your presentations and course materials copyright-compliant. Register online here.

  • Freedom to Read Week

    Freedom to Read Week Booth

    25th Feb 2014 10:00:am

    February 23 — March 1 is Freedom to Read Week, “an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” The British Columbia Library Association/Canadian Library Association (BCLA/CLA) Student Chapter at UBC will be promoting this national event and their Readathon happening...

  • Freedom to Read Week

    Freedom to Read Week Readathon

    25th Feb 2014 10:00:am

    February 23 — March 1 is Freedom to Read Week, “an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” The British Columbia Library Association/Canadian Library Association (BCLA/CLA) Student Chapter at UBC would like to promote and support...

  • Positive Space Workshop

    24th Feb 2014 9:00:am

    The Positive Space Campaign is a UBC Vancouver campus-wide initiative to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, transgender, transsexual, gender variant, two-spirit and intersex (LGBQTTI) communities, individuals and issues on campus. Workshops aim to foster a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive, respectful dialogue on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender...

  • Using UBC Blogs, UBC CMS and the UBC Wiki to Support the Student as Producer Model

    20th Feb 2014 12:00:pm

    Dodson Room, February 20th, 2014 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

  • UBC Advising Conference

    18th Feb 2014 8:30:am

    UBC Faculty Advising Offices, Enrolment Services, and the Vice-President Students Office are pleased to host the UBC Advising Conference on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. This event will bring together staff, faculty members and others who advise undergraduate and graduate students for a day of professional development and community building. Register online at the conference website.

  • Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference Booth

    13th Feb 2014 1:00:pm

    Want to know more about getting involved with research? Visit this Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC) information booth to see what’s happening in the world of undergraduate research at UBC. MURC is an annual conference celebrating exciting and innovative research and will be held on Saturday, March 22. There, Undergraduate researchers will be presenting on...

  • Presentation Software for Flexible Learning: The best of the cheap and free!

    13th Feb 2014 12:00:pm

    Want to learn about alternatives to PowerPoint? This workshop will demonstrate some of the best budget alternatives and why you may want to use them for your flexible learning projects. Tech Express is a series of lunchtime, informal sessions on learning technologies at UBC and the projects they support. Faculty, staff and students are invited...

  • Three Minute Thesis Coaching Session

    12th Feb 2014 2:30:pm

    This year’s Three Minute Thesis competition will be held on March 12th and 14th. It is a chance for graduate students to practice both their presentation skills and discussing their research with a non-specialist audience. Previous participants have noted that the competition helped them to focus their research, gain confidence in their public speaking abilities,...

  • Witchcraft-free Rituals for Choosing Better Passwords

    12th Feb 2014 12:00:pm

    The HCI@UBC Seminar series, brought to you by iSchool@UBC, hosts scholars and students working across disciplines on problems related to Human-Computer Interaction. This month’s lecture is by Stuart Schechter, who will review the threat posed by password-guessing and debunk a number of misconceptions about this threat.  Schechter will introduce three different witchcraft-free rituals for protecting...

  • Common Energy UBC and FairTrade Booth

    12th Feb 2014 11:00:am

    Common Energy is the biggest and most active sustainability student group at UBC, and their mission is to incorporate sustainability into all aspects of student life. This booth will serve to educate students about FairTrade products through various interactive activities to win prizes.

  • ACA Student Symposium

    12th Feb 2014 8:00:am

    The 6th Annual ACA@UBC International Symposium, “Archival Migration: Destruction, Repatriation and Memory,” will address the ethics, theory and praxis of archives and digital records in transition or in transitory states.  We will examine topics such as repatriated records; long-term preservation of digital records; truth and reconciliation; transparency and openness of public data; recordkeeping in the...

  • Mental Health Network Booth

    11th Feb 2014 11:00:am

    The University of British Columbia Mental Health Network (UBC MHN) was created to better coordinate groups on campus and promote mental health resources in a strategic and effective manner. It consists of representatives from various campus groups, including the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre, Healthy Minds and UBC Wellness Centre, all interested in the promotion...

  • Student Directed Seminars Proposal Panel

    7th Feb 2014 1:30:pm

    The Student Directed Seminars program allows senior students from all disciplines to propose and coordinate a senior seminar class. These seminars challenge the traditional pedagogical structures of the University by placing peer-based learning at the centre of the experience, offering students the opportunity to enhance their own education and to take a leadership role within...

  • EBLIP journal

    Evidence based library and information practice

    7th Feb 2014 10:00:am

    The need for academic libraries to seek out evidence for decision-making around collections and services has always existed, but is there a way we can do this better? Join Denise Koufogiannakis, Collections & Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Alberta Libraries, who will share insights into evidence-based library and information practice both from a philosophical...

  • First Nations Initiatives in Business

    7th Feb 2014 8:30:am

    In support of a partnership with Warwick University, the Graduate Programs Office at the Sauder School of Business presents this lecture by Professor James Tansy on First Nations Culture and Business in the region.

  • Navigating Copyright in the Digital Environment

    6th Feb 2014 12:00:pm

    Curious about what you can post on a UBC departmental website, personal blog, shared wiki space, or social media platform? This workshop will cover what to keep in mind when using other people’s copyrighted work on publicly available websites. Tech Express is a series of lunchtime, informal sessions on learning technologies at UBC and the...

  • Nurses on Campus Booth

    5th Feb 2014 12:00:pm

    Student Health Service nurses are ready to help you take advantage of the link between your physical and mental wellbeing and academic success through this weekly Nurses on Campus booth. They offer personalized advice and helpful information on a variety of wellness topics – and can help you better navigate the BC health care system....

  • The Intent of a Classification

    5th Feb 2014 12:00:pm

    Evaluating Classifications Based on the Concept of “Warrant” The iSchool regularly invites guest speakers to participate in their Colloquia Series. These events are open to the public, and are of interest to faculty, current students, alumni and other professionals and researchers in the community. Today’s session features a talk by Barbara Kwasnik, Professor, Syracuse University....

  • Research Data Canada Webinar

    5th Feb 2014 10:00:am

    The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR), uses HUBzero to provide a research collaboration and data management solution for researchers on campus. Funding agencies in the United States and other countries are beginning to require that researchers explain how they will manage and share the data that will be produced from their research. PURR enables researchers...

  • Wellness Peer Training

    4th Feb 2014 4:00:pm

    The UBC Wellness Centre is a drop-in resource centre for students, offering peer-to-peer information on nutrition, mental health, sexual health, addictions, and other topics. Mainly run by volunteers, the Wellness Peer Educators, this training workshop will focus on health topics, leadership skills, and other personal and professional development aspects.

  • Multi-Faith Chaplains Association Booth

    4th Feb 2014 11:30:am

    Each week, chaplains from the Multi-Faith Chaplains Association are available to help you develop your spirituality and give some thoughts on faith issues. Drop by for information on what is happening in the various spiritual communities on campus, to check out the interactive theme for the week, and to find contact information for any of...

  • Thunder-study

    3rd Feb 2014 6:00:pm

    Thunderstudy is study hall held for varsity athletes at UBC and is facilitated by the Department of Athletics and Recreation.  Thunder-study is a chance for athletes to have a dedicated study space and also be able to access tutors in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Math, Physics and Writing Skills. Visit the Academic Support page at...

  • Orientation Student Leader

    Orientations Information Booth

    3rd Feb 2014 11:00:am

    Visit this Orientations information booth as staff promote and recruit for Orientation Leader roles, alongside other leadership positions that are part of the greater “Have Fun” campaign.  Approximately 1,000 leaders will be recruited to help build a supportive and engaged community of new to UBC students, plan Orientations events and deliver programming. Drop by during...

  • Write Like A Pro

    1st Feb 2014 1:30:pm

    Dodson Room, February 1st, 2014 | 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Show-Case Exhibition – The Chapman Learning Commons

    1st Feb 2014

    The Chapman Learning Commons (CLC) and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre presents a Show-Case created by the CLC Assistants. The CLCAs share original artwork capturing the nuances of Chapman Learning Commons lending equipment, campus study spaces, mascot, and projects. Including a collaboration with the Coaches Corner, the display showcases peer academic coaching where you...