Every Thursday between 1pm – 3pm at the CTLT offices | Registration required | Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their sites. Also note the clinics are not a substitute for the WordPress and Wiki Basics sessions.
December 10, 2015 10:30am-12:30pm | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Lillooet Room 301 | Registration required. Event is free of charge.

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Are you a graduate student? Would you like to learn about citation management, thesis formatting, data management and more? Then make sure to check out our extensive listing of summer workshops below, care of Koerner Library’s Research Commons

The Research Commons is a collaborative initiative of UBC Library, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. It is supported by a UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund grant.

 

KOERNER LIBRARY RESEARCH COMMONS – SUMMER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 

Citation Management Using Mendeley

If you 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 format in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.

This hands-on workshop introduces the main concepts of citation management and gives detailed instruction for installing and using Mendeley, one of the most popular citation management tools.

 July 8 | August 6

 

Citation Management Using RefWorks

This hands-on workshop introduces the main concepts of citation management and gives detailed instruction for using RefWorks, a popular citation management tool licensed by UBC Library.

July 2 | July 23

 

Citation Management Using Zotero

This hands-on workshop introduces the main concepts of citation management and gives detailed instruction for installing and using Zotero, one of the most popular citation management tools. 

June 25 | July 15 | August 13

 

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 and Postdoctoral 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: 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. 

June 26 | July 7 | August 7

 

Basic SPSS

Do you wonder what SPSS is and how it can be useful to manage and analyze your data? Would you like to learn how to work with SPSS just by clicking a few keys? Let us help you learn the basics.

August 11

 

SPSS Data Management

Do you know how to edit your data using effective data management software? Do you want to work with user-friendly software without going through the hassle of writing code? SPSS can do this for you with a few clicks. Attend this workshop and learn how to manage your data fast.

June 16 | July 16 | August 11

 

Descriptive/Graphing Analysis with SPSS

Do you have trouble summarizing your data? Do you want to analyze it with t-test, ANOVA, Pearson-test, etc. using SPSS? Do you have trouble graphing and presenting your data with SPSS? We can help. Enroll in this workshop and learn how to analyze your data hassle-free!

June 17 | July 17 | August 12

 

Regression Analysis

Regression analysis is a statistical process for estimating relationships among variables. We can use regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another. Do you wonder how to conduct 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! 

June 17 | July 17August 12

OpenUBC

Are you curious about open access and how it can increase your research impact? Join us at Open UBC 2013 today!

Find out how digital technologies and contemporary open education practices are affecting the economics and traditional business models of education. Learn about new faculty-based innovative open projects, courses, sharable and extensible tools and approaches for student learning and engagement at UBC. Discover how UBC students are leading open access for their peers and beyond.

Register to attend any (or all) Open UBC event session held in conjunction with UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week (Oct. 20-26) at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/register/.

Did You Know? 

Gregor Kiczales is a Professor in the Computer Science Department at UBC. He is an ACM Fellow and the 2012 recipient of the Dahl-Nygaard Senior Prize for his achievements in programming language design research.  He is also the instructor for the Introduction to Systematic Program Design MOOC at Coursera. Hear his Open UBC 2013 talk about MOOCs and on-campus learning happening at UBC at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/2013/09/14/moocs-and-on-campus-learning/. Register for any (or all) Open UBC 2013 event sessions at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/register/.

Above image courtesy of UBC Library

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This year marks the 5th annual Open Access Week event series at the University of British Columbia.  Don’t miss out on this celebration. Join us on Oct. 22-23 in the Dodson Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Open UBC “encourages the academic community to come together to share and learn about open scholarship initiatives locally and worldwide”. It is a free event series held in conjunction with Celebrate Learning Week (Oct. 20-26), International Open Access Week (Oct. 21-27), and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC.

Guest speakers and highlights include Peter Binfield (co-founder of PeerJ), Paul Stacey (senior project manager at Creative Commons), Margaret Munro (award-winning science writer at Postmedia News), a Student Open Access Pecha Kucha panel presentation, an Open robotics and 3D printing demonstration, and experts on open education and flexible learning, including Erin Fields (Teaching and Learning Librarian) from UBC Library.

Now, let the Open UBC 2013 countdown begin! Register today at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/register/.

Did You Know? 

“The Open Access ‘Megajournal’ (a class of journal defined by the success of PLOS ONE) is a reasonably recent phenomenon, but one that some observers believe is poised to change the publishing world very rapidly.” Read more about it at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/2013/09/03/open-access-megajournals/. Register for any (or all) Open UBC 2013 event sessions at: http://oaweek.open.ubc.ca/register/.

Above image courtesy of the J. Murrey Atkins Library website

 The third-annual Open UBC will kick off October 22, celebrating open access to information. The events encourage the academic community to come together to share and learn about open scholarship initiatives locally and worldwide.  

Highlights include:

All of these events are free and open to the public.

The full schedule with speaker biographies, session information and more is available on the Open UBC website. The session titles are listed below:

 In conjunction with UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week, International Open Access Week, and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at UBC.

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