The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be open 24 hours a day beginning Saturday, November 29.

How do you manage your research data?

Join us for a research data management planning workshop designed to help you incorporate best practices for data management into your own work. We will address such questions as:

  • What file naming standard should I use?
  • What is metadata, and how will it help me manage my data?
  • What’s a data repository, and which one should I use?
  • Do I need permission to share my data?

In addition, we will discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan.

We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, lab managers, etc.

Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Koerner Library, Room 217
Register here.


Image Credit: Jørgen Stamp, Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Denmark license.


There’s a  Research Guide for every department and school at UBC –  from Aboriginal Studies to Zoology

Use a Research Guide to find

  • a list of databases for discipline-specific journal articles.  Look for the tab labeled “Articles” or “Databases”.
  • specialized encyclopedias, handbooks, etc. An excellent place to get started on your research – find terms, theories, scholars, topic overviews, etc.
  • and more . . .

To navigate to Research Guides from the Library homepage.

  • From the “Get Research Help” drop-down menu, choose “Research Guides”
  • Enter the title of a UBC department into the search box, for example, “History.”

The Faraday Show is UBC’s annual science lecture, designed for children, presented by the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The theme this year is Physics in the Kitchen! Will you sink when you run across a pool of corn starch water (oobleck)? Why do toasts land on the floor butter-side down? How does a microwave work (and what happens if you put something in it that you shouldn’t)? What happens when you mix ingredients – can you unmix them? Can you “see” how water in a pot is heated up? Why is it not a good idea to put your hand over a boiling kettle?

WHEN: 2-3:30pm on Sunday, December 7, 2014 COST: FREE! But bring non-perishable food items to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank!
WHERE: UBC Hebb Theatre (2045 East Mall on UBC campus)

To download/print a map, visit: For parking information, visit:
(The North Parkade is the closest parking to Hebb Theatre)

Hebb theatre has limited capacity (375 people), so come early!

For more information including how to get to the Faraday Show, visit: or contact us at

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