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“The [GSS cIRcle] Open Scholar Award is an excellent representation of both UBC and its graduate students’ dedication to showcasing our unique intellectual output. It gives graduate students an opportunity to showcase their knowledge outside of their normal networks while encouraging the spirit of collaboration and interdisciplinarity.” – Christopher Roach, GSS President (2013-14)

The breadth of the Award collection now spans across 35 UBC colleges, departments, schools and centres at UBC Vancouver’s Point Grey campus – check out the past Award winners and their work by clicking on their persistent links below:

Christian Brady, Dept. of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/45089 || Sam Bailey and Shona Robinson, Dept. of Civil Engineering: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/45069 || Donnard MacKenzie, Fac. of Education and Dept. of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/44090 || Robert DeAbreu, Dept. of Curriculum and Pedagogy: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/44045 || Lisa Cornish, Victoria Feige, Adriana Guenter, Christina Kliewer and Emily Mellis, Dept. of Physical Therapy: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/43229 || Jennifer Gonsalves, Evin Kuyer, Tamara McKay, Amy Moffat and Stephanie Palmer, Dept. of Physical Therapy: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42941.

“cIRcle catalyzes the sharing and building of ideas, motivating students to improve their work and to give back to the research community that provides so much for them.” – Robert DeAbreu, GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award Winner, April 2013

Award eligibility, monetary value, timing, and other details are listed at: http://circle.sites.olt.ubc.ca/gss-graduate-student-society-open-scholar-award/.

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The latest GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award winners announced in May 2014 were Rafa Absar and Helen Halbert, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/45340 and Polly Ng, School of Community and Regional Planning: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/45720. All UBC Vancouver graduate students are encouraged to submit their non-thesis graduate work to cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/42591. Next Award draw deadline is September 24, 2014.

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Did you just complete a graduate non-thesis, course-related project or manuscript? If so, it could help you win the next GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award.

Two lottery-style awards worth $500 each are provided in April and October each year and is sponsored by the Graduate Student Society (GSS), cIRcle – UBC’s Digital Repository and UBC Library. The Award submission deadline is next week. Find more Award details at: http://circle.sites.olt.ubc.ca/gss-graduate-student-society-open-scholar-award/.

Note: Registered UBC Vancouver graduate students upload their own work to cIRcle, subject to course instructor approval, to the following cIRcle collection at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/42591.

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The GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award aims to ‘feature UBC as a leader in the open dissemination of exemplary non-thesis graduate coursework; and to create an incentive for graduate students to populate cIRcle with material beyond theses and dissertations.’ Examples of work have included essays, oral presentations, posters, video and audio based projects. Visit this cIRcle collection at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/42591.

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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/.

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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.

UBC Library and BC Bookworld are now receiving submissions for the annual Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia

Entries can be written or edited by any Canadian (s) and the subject matter must pertain to British Columbia. The author need not be formally affiliated with a university or college.  An educational mandate or perspective will be sufficient to merit the term scholarly if the quality of the writing and research is sufficiently high. Books can be deemed eligible only once, on a calendar-year basis. A shortlist of three titles is selected prior to a presentation ceremony hosted at UBC Library during Spring 2014.

There is no entry fee.

Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2013.

To enter, publishers should send three copies of each eligible title to:

Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize
c/o Pacific BookWorld News Society
3516 West 13th Ave.
Vancouver BC V6R 2S3

In the event that a title is not published until December, please email bookworld@telus.net, apprising organizers of a forthcoming submission. 

 

For more information on previous winners and shortlisted titles, visit the Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia website.

 

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One professor. One 2nd year UBC medical student. Three associate professors. An assistant professor. One research scientist. A research team of three. One postdoctoral fellow. A PhD candidate. One Masters of Science student. They all came from varying UBC faculties, schools, centres including the renowned UBC Museum of Anthropology. But what do they have in common?

They are all previous winners and honourable mentions of UBC Library’s Innovative Dissemination of Research Award. This Award focuses on new and innovative ways of communicating and disseminating knowledge. Award applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on November 25, 2013

Note: All UBC faculty, staff and students are eligible.

Do you know a deserving UBC faculty, staff or student who should be nominated for the 2014 Innovative Dissemination of Research Award? Download the Award application form at: http://scholcomm.ubc.ca/news-and-events/award.

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The UBC Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award was created in 2010 and includes a $2,000 cash prize and a framed certificate. Learn more about past Award winners and honourable mentions and/or how to submit your 2014 Award nomination at: http://scholcomm.ubc.ca/news-and-events/award.

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Nominations are now open for the 2014 Innovative Dissemination of Research Award.

Established by the Library in 2010, this Award focuses on new and innovative ways of communicating and disseminating knowledge. The Award honors UBC faculty, staff and students who are expanding the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and technologies that enhance the research findings being disseminated.

The recipient, announced in early spring 2014, will receive a framed certificate and a $2,000 cash prize.

The deadline for applications is November 25.

For more information, including eligibility, criteria, application forms and past recipients, visit the Scholarly Communications website.

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Robert DeAbreu (winner), Colúm Connolly, VP Academic and External Affairs, Graduate Student Society and Donnard MacKenzie (winner).

Outstanding work from graduate students is being recognized by a new award from UBC’s digital repository and the UBC Vancouver Graduate Student Society (GSS).

cIRcle, launched by UBC Library in 2008, is an open access digital repository for published and unpublished material created by the UBC community and its partners.

The GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award was introduced this past summer. Its aims are to feature UBC as a leader in the dissemination of exemplary non-thesis graduate coursework, and create an incentive for graduate students to submit material to cIRcle other than theses and dissertations.

The incentive is a lottery-style award worth $500, along with the knowledge that the winning work is made publicly available and administered on a long-term basis by UBC Library. Four GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Awards are given annually – two in April and two in October.

“The Open Scholar Award is an excellent representation of both UBC and its graduate students’ dedication to showcasing our unique intellectual output,” says Christopher Roach, GSS President. “It gives graduate students an opportunity to showcase their knowledge outside of their normal networks while encouraging the spirit of collaboration and interdisciplinarity.”

The first round of winners was announced last October. The latest winners, announced in April, include Donnard MacKenzie and Robert DeAbreu.

“I am grateful for the efforts of those responsible for cIRcle because I see it as a positive alternative that facilitates sharing of research and work,” says DeAbreu, a graduate student in UBC’s Mathematics Education program whose winning paper was written for an education leadership course. “cIRcle catalyzes the sharing and building of ideas, motivating students to improve their work and to give back to the research community that provides so much for them.” 

Read more from UBC Library’s Community Report (2013).

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