The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present

“Surveying the Landscape: Research Data Management,
Data Governance and Ethics”

Dr. Jacqueline Quinless
CLIR Data Fellow at University of Victoria McPherson Library
Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 1:00-2:30 pm

Location: University of Victoria McPherson Library / Mearns Center for Learning, Digital Scholarship Commons (3rd floor)

Registration: To attend the January 25 event in Victoria, please email Scott Johnston at

Webcast: This event has now ended, but you can watch the recording of the presentation.

The history of the collection of data on Indigenous people across the globe has been problematic because of the methods which have failed to capture important differences relating to Indigenous peoples and communities and also in the way the data is processed, analyzed and disseminated. The 94 recommendations of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have further generated responses regarding how to address the impacts of residential schools.

This presentation will draw on a 2017-2018 campus-wide research study at the University of Victoria to discuss Research Data Management and challenges to open sharing. The conversation will explore topics related to data curation and data management, open access, and practices that are both ethically and culturally informed in the context of Indigenous protocols and data initiatives.

About the presenter:
Dr. Jacqueline Quinless
is currently a CLIR Data Fellow, and works in Digital Scholarship and Strategy at the University of Victoria. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and an award winning sociologist recognized by the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) and Angus-Reid Foundation for her community-based research to advancing Human Welfare in Canada.

Ethics and RISe Unite: A Step by Step Workshop on How to Complete your BREB Application
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 12:30PM – 2:00PM
Description: This interactive workshop is designed to help you understand the ethical issues present in your research while at the same time giving you hands on assistance navigating the UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB) online application process. You may start your BREB application in the workshop or continue to work on one that you have already started. Those who are not ready to start their own application will be directed to create a practice application in the session. The workshop will be facilitated by a member of the BREB administration and the UBC RISe team (computer interface). The session will be approximately 1.5 hours. Facilitators: Snezana Milosevic and Jean Ruiz


The last FIREtalk of the term is this Thursday, March 21st from 2-4 pm. The topic is about Ethics and Dissemination. It ranges from ethics ‘in academic research, practice and dissemination’, ‘how academics and grad students disseminate their work’, ‘academic knowledge translation to the broader public’ to ‘the benefits, hazards and risks of disseminating controversial work’ and more.

Deadline for FIREtalk submission is today, March 18th. Fill out the FIREtalk submission form at:

Note: Presenters will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Light snacks will be provided.

Did You Know?

Under the Library Events collection in cIRcle – UBC’s Digital Repository, you can find past Open UBC (Open Access Week) slides, webcasts and more relating to “open access”. Visit this collection at: and type “open access” into the Search box then click “Go”.

Logo Colour Slogan (cropped).pngLast fall UBC Library – in partnership with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology – initiated FIRE Talks: Facilitated Interdisciplinary Research Exchange.  FIRE Talks are intended to provide graduate students with an opportunity to present their research to an audience of their peers and then engage in an interdisciplinary discussion related to a central theme.  Students benefit from this in any number of ways, including: learning to present the salient details of their research in five minutes; finding opportunities to meet and potentially collaborate with other grad students in diverse disciplines; and thinking about their own research from new perspectives.

There are three upcoming FIRE Talks that may be of interest to graduate students in your classes and/or department:

Applied Academia (28 Feb)

Ethics (14 March)

Research Dissemination (27 March)

Proposals are being accepted for all three of these talks.  The deadline for Applied Academia is coming up on the 20th of February.

If you have any classes or students who you think may be interested, or who may want to practice for the 3 minute thesis or their dissertation defense, please forward this invitation to them.  Presentations can be parts of a dissertation, a research paper, or even questions and ideas students wish to explore.  The aim is to inspire interdisciplinary discussion among a broad group of graduate students and provide a venue for connection and discussion.

You can find out more about the FIRE Talks here:

Students can submit their proposals here:

Students can also attend the talks as part of the audience, which also allows them to engage in the discussion portion of the event. Registration links are provided on the individual FIRE Talk webpages, accessed through the first link above.


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