desks_2From NEWS1130 article: “Enrolment numbers in BC schools continue to drop. Province-wide, the population has declined by more than 70,000 students since the 2001-2002 school year.

“Downtown Vancouver is booming,” says School Board Chair Patti Bacchus. “Our schools are full. We have families on waiting lists who are having to go out of our communty to go to school. She notes UBC has also recorded growth.”

Continue to NEWS1130 article: http://www.news1130.com/2013/09/03/enrolment-in-bc-schools-down-once-again/?cid=dlvr.it

 

Open UBC Week 2013 is fast approaching! 

Held as part of UBC’s celebration of International Open Access Week and in conjunction with UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week, this year’s programming will include speakers such as:

For more information or to register, visit the Open UBC Week site.

Students – start your term off on the right foot by exploring UBC Library! Check out the many ways that the Library supports you with our student-friendly programs and services. 

Is your favourite missing from the list? Let us know in the comments!

 

  1. Based in Vancouver? Studying in the Okanagan? On a study term abroad? No problem – connect to UBC Library anytime, anywhere. Click on the “Login” tab on the Library homepage to start your research.
  1. We offer a safe haven for students. You can study, learn and relax at the many libraries located throughout the UBC Vancouver campus. As a bonus, the Library stays open late for your mid-term studying success.
  1. Whatever you need – from Mac and PC workstations, laptop and camcorder lending and printing stations – we help you get the job done. We also have silent study and group study spaces that are bookable online.
  1. Need articles for a project but don’t know where to start? Check out our subject-specific guides for help with your research. Or access our collections for your studying and research needs.
  1. Get help with your research from personalized subject trainers. Just Ask an Expert.
  2. Need a break from studying? Curl up with a great book from our Great Reads program, which offers easy access to leisure-reading materials ranging from Canadiana to popular fiction. Browse the shelf online or visit Koerner Library, Woodward Library or the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
  1. Just for undergrads! The Chapman Learning Commons provides tutoring, writing support and peer academic coaching services for undergraduate students, on a drop-in basis.
  1. Our Online Assignment Calculator helps you manage assignments by breaking them down into a series of doable steps. Just enter your start date and due date, and your plan appears.
  1. Research skills workshops are offered on various topics throughout the year. The Graduate Student Workshop Series helps with every step of the research process, from literature reviews to getting published.
  2. The Koerner Library Research Commons provides support just for graduate students! Research Commons staff can help with citation management tools, thesis formatting, research talks and more.
  3. cIRcle is UBC’s digital repository for researching and teaching materials created by the UBC community. This is where graduate students will submit their theses, but undergrads can submit coursework too!
  4. Want to get scholarly street cred? We provide you with research tips to help you build your academic profile. Researching, discussing, interacting, presenting, writing, commenting and publishing – we’ve got you covered. 

 

 

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