Events

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

 

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  • Nov

    19

    Honours Thesis Writing Retreat

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 10:00 am

    Join fellow undergraduates writing their honours theses for a daylong retreat in the beautiful historic core of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. In addition to an opening panel discussion between undergraduates, graduate students, CWSC staff, and faculty, the retreat will feature opportunities for one-on-one writing consultations and dedicated writing time. Registration required.

  • Nov

    15

    LOCATING DIFFERENCE IN PARIS MUSEUMS

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 4:00 pm

    The Paris Museum Pass provides cardholders a way to make whirlwind tours of art, history, science, and splendour, as well as sewers and crypts beneath the city streets. This presentation explores how these are situated in dialogue through an urban geography that establishes a framework mirroring a dominant image of French national society both expressing and containing difference within it.

  • Nov

    14

    Change the Subject Screening with Q+A

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 12:00 pm

    Change the Subject tells the story of students whose singular effort at confronting an instance of anti-immigrant sentiment in their library catalog took them all the way from Baker-Berry Library to the halls of Congress. This film shows how an instance of campus activism entered the national spotlight, and how a cataloging term became a flashpoint in the immigration debate on Capitol Hill.

  • Nov

    6

    Honey Bees as a Gateway Bug

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Level 1, 6:30 pm

    Dr. Jeffery Pettis, a retired entomologist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will enlighten us with his story of courage in presenting evidence-based scientific findings, and how the outcomes of his studies of the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees have inspired him to continue working with scientists abroad and in UBC’s BeeHIVE research excellence cluster for pollinator and bee health.

  • Nov

    1

    Lay Summaries: Writing Workshop

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 10:00 am

    This workshop helps researchers understand how lay summaries differ from abstracts, the multiple purposes of lay summaries, and how lay summaries enhance science communication and increase research visibility. Participants will write or revise a lay summary (thesis, dissertation, research article), and receive feedback from the workshop facilitators and other participants. Registration required.

  • Oct

    28

    Food for Fines 2019 Fall campaign runs from October 28 to November 12

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Level 3,

    Reduce your UBC Library fines by donating non-perishable food items. Donations are accepted at library branch circulation desks until November 12.

  • Oct

    25

    Doctoral Writing Retreat

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 10:00 am

    Doctoral students from across the disciplines are invited to participate in a daylong writing retreat. The retreat will feature an opening panel discussion between graduate students, CWSC staff, and faculty, as well as one-on-one writing consultations with CWSC staff and dedicated writing time. Registration required.

  • Oct

    21

    Online Communities as Vehicles to Share Health Information and Support – Challenges and Critical Questions

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 12:00 pm

    In this talk, Professor Annie Chen will present an overview of health-related online communities and social networks, and the ways in which they can assist patients in health management.

 

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Art Exhibitions

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

 

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Event Spaces & Bookings

The Learning Centre offers a range of spaces as unique as your event. Find the right fit for your community gathering, workshop, art exhibition or information booth.

 

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