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Congratulations to the latest winners of the 2013 GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award! The winners were officially presented with their Award at a reception last week.

MA student, Christian Brady, comes from the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies in the Faculty of Arts. He won this Award for his work, “Podcasting Lucan and the Classical World” at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/45089.  His academic interests include Roman Comedy, Greek Tragedy, Gilded Age Politics and current research projects focus on Oracular inquiry in Roman Alexandria and more to name just a few.

Two civil engineering students, Sam Bailey and Shona Robinson, also won this Award for their work, “Aesthetic Assessment of Drinking Water at UBC: A Comparison of Waterfillz and Tap Water” at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/45069. In 2009, Sam Bailey was one of five UBC Engineering students who participated in the Go Global and Applied Science International Service Learning Program. Since 2012, Shona Robinson has been undertaking her PhD research in ‘studying the consequences of membranes’ age on their characteristics and performance in drinking water treatment’.

Learn more about this Award such as what types of work are eligible for submission and about previous Award winners at: http://circle.sites.olt.ubc.ca/gss-graduate-student-society-open-scholar-award/.

Did You Know?

One new arrival to the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award collection is a short video about the copies of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and other works by Lewis Carroll. It is entitled, “Alice 100 Collection at UBC” and is found at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/45529. Browse the growing GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award collection to discover other hidden treasures at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/42591.

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s open study areas will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday, December 1 (opening at 6 a.m.) to Wednesday, December 18 (closing at 1 a.m.)

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The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s open study areas will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday, December 1 (opening at 6 a.m.) to Wednesday, December 18 (closing at 1 a.m.) to accommodate students during the December exam season.

Please note that this opening DOES NOT include: level one, the Chapman Learning Commons, Library bookstacks or Ike’s Cafe. 

During the 24/7 opening period, regular cleaning of study spaces will continue. The computer workstations on level two will remain open.

If you are planning to stay overnight at UBC or have an early exam, check out the Commuter Student Hostel, where you can book accommodation online.

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