UBC MOOC – Reconciliation through Indigenous Education, Free Open Online Course For Educators

Explore strategies, teaching exemplars, and resources that support the teaching and learning of Indigenous ways of knowing in classrooms, schools and communities.

UBC Faculty of Education is delivering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a free 6-week course that begins on January 25. Join Dr. Jan Hare, Professor of Indigenous Education, to learn about Indigenous Education through the lens of reconciliation. Participants will engage with educational leaders and resources that provide direction for how education programs and teaching practices can be modified in order to meaningfully integrate Indigenous knowledge worldviews and pedagogies in classrooms, schools and communities.

Each topic of the 6-week course is structured with: lectures, conversations with Elders and knowledge keepers; dialogues with educators and scholars that inform practice; teaching examples; and curriculum and educational resources.

Register Now ets.educ.ubc.ca/IndEdu200x
Registration code IndEdu200x
Course duration January 27 ¬ March 10, 2015

Draft Summer 2015 Timetable

Summer 1-credit courses have been added to the draft Summer 2015 timetables. Please note that these timetables are subject to change.

Summer Timetable, Term 1 [May/June]:
LIBR 522G: First Nations Literature and Other Materials for Children and Young Adults

Summer Timetable, Term 2 [July/August]:
LIBR 522M Poetry for Children
ARST 575F (1) The Digital Photographic Record
LIBR 579K (1) The Digital Photographic Record

MAGIC-GRAND I3 (Idea, Innovation and Inaugurate) Challenge

The Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre, UBC in association with GRAND NCE is excited to welcome applicants  to compete in the second MAGIC-GRAND I3 (idea, innovation and inaugurate) challenge. At our first challenge in September, seven teams competed from a range of faculties with a range of ideas and projects. Of those selected one has applied to be admitted into the into the Plug and Play Accelerator and another has been invited to make a funding pitch at the Cascadia Summit, while  other applicants have already moved from initial ideas to developing prototypes of their products.

Register and submit a 2 page business model canvas (a graphic representation/presentation) of an idea  and road map to inaugurate the idea and innovation. Present a 5-minute pitch of the idea and innovation before a panel of judges drawn from the digital media and investment communities. Successful participants will be rewarded with a 3-month residency in the MAGIC Lab (renewable for another 3 months) and in-kind technical and business support/mentoring, etc. to take the idea and innovation and business proposal to the next stage. This round is open to the entire UBC community, but we particularly welcome applications from graduate students and staff.

Register by emailing lavana@magic.ubc.ca by November 30th

Submit a 2 page business model canvas by December 5, also to lavana@magic.ubc.ca
Pitch: December 10th, Computer Science Boardroom. (Details to follow)

Email Mark Salopek mark_salopek@gnwc.ca or Siobhán McElduff (siobhan.mcelduff@ubc.ca) with any questions

Graduate Pathways to Success

Canada Graduate Scholarships Webinar Recording + Space in Getting the Interview

There is still space available in this Friday’s session:
Getting the Interview-How to Make Your Application Stand Out (@BC Cancer Agency, 10th Ave and Ash St)
Friday, November 21st 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a49

Did you miss the Canada Graduate Scholarships, Master’s Award Competition webinar?
You can listen to the recording here: Canada Graduate Scholarships Webinar Recording

If you have any questions, please contact Jacqui Brinkman, Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program at jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca.

Three Minute Thesis 2015 Dates are now set! The semi-finals and finals will take place March 10th and 12th respectively. If you are interested in hosting a heat in your department and/or learning more about Three Minute Thesis (http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/ ), please contact graduate.pathways@ubc.ca.

SLAIS MLIS Student Member of Winning Team in ASIS&T Design Competition

In the Student Design Competition, Team Disaster Box, featuring iSchool MLIS student Krista Parham, with Kenyon Crowley, and Zachary Frazier took First Prize. Prompted with designing for information needs in crisis, this team presented a concept for a decentralized, resilient, parallel Internet network with an integrated social media platform to be deployed in the event of a disaster.

“The Disaster Box system is designed to solve one of the most pressing needs in the event of a disaster—the didisasterboxsruption of normal communication network and information infrastructures.  Combining lessons from social science, emergency management best practices, the natural sciences (“biomimicry”) and recent technological advances, Disaster Box would allow individuals to use mobile devices to transmit and receive information from loved ones, emergency responders and their fellow community members even when traditional cellular networks are down or overloaded. This drone, bicycle, by-foot or automobile deployable capability, which includes a specialized mobile application, would allow individuals impacted by disaster to help themselves in finding dispersed loved ones and locating necessary services, receive credible news, as well as provide emergency responders with the necessary information to deploy services more effectively and timely.”

The above written by Mary E. Carroll-Mason at the University of Maryland highlights the work Team Disaster Box has been doing.
The design presentation was judged best by a panel of experts at the conference.

Congratulations to Krista and the entire Disaster Box team!



Royal Expert Panels Report

Since the 1950s debate has raged about the impact of new technologies on print culture in the broadest sense and on the publishing industry, libraries, and archives in particular. Succinctly put, “The Death of the Book” has been both proclaimed and denied. Meanwhile, notions of what constitutes a library or an archive have been challenged and transformed by new communications competencies and needs. In response to these realities, the Royal Society of Canada is establishing an Expert Panel on “The Future Now: Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory”.



Koerner Library Monthly Workshops December 2014

 Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean A Lot!

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: tables of contents, page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more! As well, find out more about the resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome; some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful.

Thursday, December 4th at 9:30am – 11:30am
Monday, December 8th at 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? See our Consultations page to book a session: http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/
Citation Management Using ProQuest Flow, Zotero, or Mendeley

Need to manage large numbers of references and citations as part of your research, teaching or administrative work? Citation management tools are for you. These tools provide a simple way to store, organize and retrieve your citations in an effective manner, and can also help you in formatting in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.

Sign up for a tool specific hands-on workshop about the core concepts of citation management and detailed instruction for use of either Zotero, ProQuest Flow, or Mendeley.
Citation Management Using Zotero:
Tuesday, December 2nd at 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Citation Management Using Mendeley
Thursday, December 11th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Are you new to citation management tools entirely, or do you have advanced-user questions? See our Consultations page to book a one-on-one session: http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/.
Workshop 4- Regression Analysis

Regression analysis is a statistical process for estimating the relationships among variables. We can use regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another. Do you wonder how to do linear and logistic regression analysis with SPSS? Do you want to learn about simple and multivariate regression modeling? Register for the SPSS Regression workshop to get a sense of it all!
Wednesday, December 3rd at 11:00am – 1:00pm

Copyright Workshops and Events

Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing
December 2nd, 2014
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Have questions about plagiarism and academic integrity? What about self-plagiarism and gift authorship? This workshop will cover what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights to it.
Register Here

Author Rights, Funding Mandates, and Open Access Publishing
December 9th, 2014
Tuesday December 9th, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Curious about managing copyright in academic publishing, locating funder open access policies, and the different options available for open access publishing? Come to this workshop to learn about these topics and more!
Register Here
Copyright for the Classroom
December 16th, 2014
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Have questions about screening films in class, distributing readings to your students, or using someone else’s images in your presentation slides or online course pages? What about your students’ use of copyrighted materials in their assignments and online postings? Come to this workshop to get answers to these questions and more!
Register Here
Ethics and RISe Unite: A Step by Step Workshop on How to Complete your BREB Application
December 2nd, 2014
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM

This interactive workshop is designed to help you understand the ethical issues present in your research while at the same time giving you hands on assistance navigating the UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB) online application process. You may start your BREB application in the workshop or continue to work on one that you have already started. Those who are not ready to start their own application will be directed to create a practice application in the session. The workshop will be facilitated by a member of the BREB administration and the UBC RISe team (computer interface). The session will be approximately 1.5 hours. Facilitators: Snezana Milosevic and Jean Ruiz.

http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5372Best Practices for Research Data Management
December 12th, 2014
Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM
How do you manage your research data? Join us for a research data management planning workshop designed to help researchers incorporate some best practices for data management into their own research environment. We will address such questions as: What standards for file naming and metadata will you use? What repository will you deposit your data into? Do you need permission to share your data? In addition, we will discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review helpful data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan. We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.

Data Café
December 4th, 2014
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:00AM
The Data Cafe is a place for socialising data. Librarians get together and discuss topics of interests related to research data. The December session will focus on Data Citations.


Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internships

Now accepting applications for

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2015 HS-STEM Summer Internships

Application deadline: December 22, 2014
Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more.

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Detailed information about the internships can be found at:http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/
Please share this information with students and colleagues at your academic institution/organization.
A poster is located at:  http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/files/hs-stem-2015-poster.pdf

“Food in Transit” A talk with Robert Sung, Culinary Educator

Please join us for a talk sponsored by Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library

“Food in Transit”
A talk with Robert Sung, culinary educator

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
12 p.m.
Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
University of British Columbia

A veteran of the food and hospitality industry with a passion for the culinary arts and culture, Robert Sung will entertain and educate with stories of immigration, culinary exchange, and Vancouver’s local food history.

Free and open to the public; bring your lunch!

Special thanks to the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and University of British Columbia Library

Food in Transit


Registration is now open for the following Graduate Pathways to Success sessions: Canada Graduate Scholarships, Master’s Award Competition


Thursday, November 13th 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (in person) and 1:00 – 2:00 PM (via webinar)
For a complete session description, see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/11965-canada-graduate-scholarships-masters-award-competitionTo register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a06 (in person) or
https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a15 (webinar)

PhD Connections Lunch for 1st year PhD students:  Building your Community at UBC.  Thursday, November 6th, 12:00 ??? 1:30 PM. Register for this lunch session by Nov 4th at http://stjohns.ubc.ca/phd-connections/
Three Minute Thesis 2015 Datesare now set!  The semi-finals and finals will take place March 10th and 12th respectively.  If you are interested in hosting a heat in your department and/or learning more about Three Minute Thesis (http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/ ), please contact graduate.pathways@ubc.ca .

If you have any questions, please contact Jacqui Brinkman jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca

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