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In 2018, there were many events, projects and happenings at UBC and cIRcle was glad to share in those happy moments with some of you who are part of the UBC community and its affiliates.

At a time when many are reflecting on the past year while looking forward to the one new one just around the corner, cIRcle is happy to share three memorable UBC highlights: an historical UBC president speech, a jubilant graduation year, and a note of thanks.

 

Apology

An historical UBC milestone occurred earlier this year when UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Santa Ono, delivered a Statement of Apology on behalf of UBC concerning its role in the residential school system. Hundreds attended the live event held and recorded on April 9, 2018 at the long-awaited opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC). On May 26, 2018, around 200 Aboriginal students graduated from UBC with a special First Nations House of Learning (FNHL) Graduation Ceremony held at the FNHL building and marked another significant moment in UBC history.

 

Browse UBC President’s Speeches and Writings

 

 

Graduation

Approximately 8,000 UBCV & UBCO students jubilantly celebrated their graduation from UBC which totalled 28 UBCV and 6 UBCO graduate ceremonies held in 2018. As part of tradition, UBCV honorary degrees have been awarded as far back as 1925 and from 2006 at UBCO. In 2018, some of the honorary degree recipients included Naomi Oreskes, Ryan Holmes and Ross Beaty, to name just a few. Earlier this month, Susan Parker (University Librarian) attended the UBC iSchool convocation among others and reflectively wrote the following:

“The work that everyone in the UBC Library does, every day, supports the achievements of these graduates. It is an honour to participate in the academic procession and join faculty, deans, the President, and the Chancellor on the stage at convocation, and I was glad to share the excitement and pride of these talented young people.”

 

Browse UBC Theses and Dissertations

 

 

Innovation

 

UBC plays a vital in Canadian and global innovation with its high ranking among the top innovative universities worldwide in fields of study from agriculture, audiovisual and performing arts to education, engineering, forestry to technology and much more. Behind any inspiring, collaborative work and innovation happening at UBC, there is a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise gained along the way and a drive to succeed.

 

On that note, we want to say “Thank you” to all of the authors, contributors, partners and their supporters for making such UBC research openly accessible to the global scholarly community and beyond via cIRcle in 2018.

 

Note: The following list is a sampling of UBC authors’ and community research work added to cIRcle this year:

 

Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution (APDR) Working Paper Series

Austin, Jehannine et al.

Avina-Zubieta, Antonio et al.

Banff International Research Station (BIRS)

BC Mine Reclamation 2018 (BC Association for Mineral Exploration (AME BC) & British Columbia Technical and Research Committee (BCTRCR))

Camp, Pat et al.

Centre for Chinese Research

Chan, Kwok Kou Leonard

Cibere, Jolanda et al.

Database of Religious History

De Vera, Mary et. al.

Department of Anthropology (The Ethnograph)

Department of Asian Studies

Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (Ziegler Series)

Department of English

Department of History

Department of Psychology

Douglas, Jennifer

Esdaile, John et al.

Fisheries Centre (Research Reports)

Frackman, Kyle

Franzel (Ziegler Series)

Fuller, Sylvia et al.

Galea, Liisa A. M.

Giang, Amanda et al.

Gregr, Edward J. et al.

Greyson, Devon et al.

Harris, Leila et al.

Hong Kong Studies Initiative (HKSI)

International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) Colloquia

Johnston, Charlotte et al.

Kwok, Sun

Limbrick-Oldfield, Eve

Liu, Yinbin

Lo, Louis

Manning, Cara

Masuda, Jeffrey R.

McGrane, David

Mercer, Sterett et. al.

MRAi (Making Research Accessible initiative)

Newbury, R. et al.

O’Brien et al.

Ono, Santa (UBC President Ono speeches & writing)

Open Access Week 2017 & 2018 panels

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

Peters, Cheryl

Pilsworth, Jessica et al.

Poole, Warren

Portage

Prior, J. et al. (CeMCOR Protocol)

Sanaee, May et al.

Scheifele, B. et al.

School of Nursing (Oliffe, John Lindsay; Hughes, Merrilee A.)

School of Population and Public Health (SPPH) Grand Rounds Seminar Series

Shoveller, Jean et al.

SLAIS Research Days

Somerville, Tsur

Sustainability Office (UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Reports)

Taylor, Alison et al.

Transnational Business Governance Interactions (TBGI) Working Papers

TRIUMF Theses

Tsang, Steve

Vaccine Evaluation Centre

Vancouver Institute Lectures

Wang, Yemin et al.

Whitehead, Lorne et al.

Wideman, T. J. et al.

Wilson, David et. al.

 

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Discover Faculty Research and Publications

 

Peruse Graduate Research and Undergraduate Research

 

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Last year, UBC Library joined its partners (SFU, BCIT, KPU and Douglas College) in organizing a series of free events for Science Literacy Week and created a Library Guide to Science Literacy Week too. In previous years, UBC Library celebrated Science Literacy Week along with 140+ organizations across Canada and hosted a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, a Science Expo, and a Living Library of graduate students who could be “borrowed” like books to talk about their inspiring research, and more.

In anticipation of Science Literacy Week happening 17-23 September 2018, you can also enjoy listening to a round of Frequencies podcasts including transcripts (courtesy of the UBC Okanagan Library) recorded at last year’s Science Literary Week event. This unique series is one that “explores the connections between science and society: the implications of scientific research on our culture, how scientists communicate their ideas, and how our society responds”.

Also, stay tuned for the soon-to-be-released “Science Literacy Week: Building Partnerships through a Passion for Discovery” (a conference paper co-authored by UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan librarians) arriving in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository via UBC Library’s Open Collections portal.

 

Learn more about cIRcle

 

 

 

Would you like to find out what UBC Sauder Faculty are publishing about? Did you know that our Sauder Faculty published over 100 papers in 2017? To access these publications, take a look at the Sauder School of Business Faculty Publications webpage on the David Lam Library website. You can search by author name, keyword, Sauder Division, […]
Would you like to find out what UBC Sauder Faculty are publishing about? Did you know that our Sauder Faculty published over 100 papers in 2017? To access these publications, take a look at the Sauder School of Business Faculty Publications webpage on the David Lam Library website. You can search by author name, keyword, Sauder Division, […]

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Is it that time already? What happened to last week? Last month? This past year? Where does the time go nowadays?

Time is a precious commodity. Many folks are in the throes of planning, organizing and setting goals for 2018 or wrapping up as many activities and projects as possible before the end of 2017.

After achieving a particular goal though, it is hard for one to deny that good feeling of accomplishment. For some, it may even warrant some kind of reward – either big or small.

Speaking of time and accomplishment, cIRcle is excited to share some indelible highlights of UBC scholarly research materials archived during 2017. It’s now time to take a well-deserved break!

 

Year in Review – A look back at cIRcle in 2017:

 

UBC President’s Speeches and Writings

cIRcle was thrilled to archive the first round of UBC President Ono’s speeches and writings in 2017. Just in case you missed it, you can read the Library announcement here.

Future speeches and writings are set to arrive on a quarterly basis starting in 2018.

 

UBC Faculty Research and Publications

Two video presentations (courtesy of the UBC Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies) were recently added to the growing collection of 3,600 plus items:

Being a man today http://hdl.handle.net/2429/63679

Water: The life of a community http://hdl.handle.net/2429/63678

 

Missed our “In the Spotlight: UBC Faculty Research Collection” blog post? Read it here

 

UBC Community, Partners, and Alumni Publications

For ethnomusicologists and anyone curious about music and its social activity, watch “An Audience of One: The Private Music of the Chinese Literati

In 1926, the blind singer, Dou Wun, arrived in Hong Kong from Guangzhou at the age of sixteen. Watch “Hong Kong’s Folk Music and Local Culture: The Art of a Cantonese Blind Singer

Read a book chapter by Shirley Lew entitled, Creating a path to feminist leadership

Learn about the Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution (APDR) Project and view/download the first batch of items

Step back in time again to explore “Spectacular Opera Across Borders: Cantonese Opera Theaters in North America During the 1920s

Read a memoir entitled, “Labor of Love: A Memoir of Gertrude Richards Ladner 1879 to 1976”, about early BC nursing practice, the science of nursing as well as attire and living conditions.

 

UBC Lectures, Seminars, and Symposia

Starting in 2017, the “Grand Rounds” from the UBC School of Population and Public Health monthly seminar series arrived in cIRcle with more of them coming in 2018:

 

Can I borrow a microbiome?: Life-saving poop and the ethics of microbiome therapies http://hdl.handle.net/2429/63854

Is there a need for medically-prescribed heroin in the addiction treatment system? http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61814

More than just numbers: hearing from the real experts in the opioid crisis http://hdl.handle.net/2429/60936

Tackling Poverty and Socioeconomic Inequities http://hdl.handle.net/2429/60557

 

The first and second of the Ziegler lecture series from the UBC Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies’ (courtesy of St. John’s College) also arrived in 2017.

 

How can you add your faculty research and more to cIRcle? Find out here

 

UBC Library and Archives

Since the next Science Literacy Week is a while away, you can listen to the 2017 round of Frequencies podcasts (courtesy of the UBC Okanagan Library) that was part of this year’s Science Literary Week. This particular series is one that “explores the connections between science and society: the implications of scientific research on our culture, how scientists communicate their ideas, and how our society responds”.

This collection has 674 items so far which includes datasets, interactive resources, moving images, sound, still images and text files.

 

Browse the newest additions received in 2017

  

The Banff International Research Station (BIRS)

A joint Canada-US-Mexico initiative that seeks to bring together people from a wide range of mathematical, scientific and industry backgrounds and to create a forum for the exchange of knowledge and methods between these specialists. The BIRS Workshop Lecture Videos are primary research data in the disciplines of mathematics, statistics and theoretical computer science.

With over 5,260 items to date, the Top Country Views & Downloads were from China, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Republic of Korea, Italy, Russia, Japan, and Germany.

 

View the wide selection of previous and current videos and upcoming ones happening in 2018.

  

Vancouver Institute Lectures (VILs)

Established in 1916, the Vancouver Institute (VI) sponsors lectures of general public interest. It started recording the lectures in the form of audio and video tapes back in 1975 and were preserved with help by University Archives. Take a walk down memory lane to learn about the history of the Vancouver Institute via Eric Damer’s 1995 MA thesis entitled, Town and gown: the early history of the Vancouver Institute.

 

Watch recently added VILs here

 

 Graduate Research

This cIRcle collection showcases and preserves exemplary UBC graduate student research. All graduate student submissions have been reviewed and approved by a course instructor or research adviser. Browse the entire collection

 

What types of graduate research work can be added to cIRcle? Find out here

 

Undergraduate Research

This cIRcle collection aims to showcase and preserve UBC’s exemplary undergraduate research across all disciplines. All undergraduate student submissions have been reviewed and approved by a course instructor or research adviser. Explore this expanding collection

 

Who can add exemplary undergraduate work to cIRcle? Learn more

 

 

Photo courtesy: Pixabay

 

Is it that time already? What happened to last week? Last month? This past year? Where does the time go nowadays?

Time is a precious commodity. Many folks are in the throes of planning, organizing and setting goals for 2018 or wrapping up as many activities and projects as possible before the end of 2017.

After achieving a particular goal though, it is hard for one to deny that good feeling of accomplishment. For some, it may even warrant some kind of reward – either big or small.

Speaking of time and accomplishment, cIRcle is excited to share some indelible highlights of UBC scholarly research materials archived during 2017. It’s now time to take a well-deserved break!

 

Year in Review – A look back at cIRcle in 2017:

 

UBC President’s Speeches and Writings

cIRcle was thrilled to archive the first round of UBC President Ono’s speeches and writings in 2017. Just in case you missed it, you can read the Library announcement here.

Future speeches and writings are set to arrive on a quarterly basis starting in 2018.

 

UBC Faculty Research and Publications

Two video presentations (courtesy of the UBC Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies) were recently added to the growing collection of 3,600 plus items:

Being a man today http://hdl.handle.net/2429/63679

Water: The life of a community http://hdl.handle.net/2429/63678

 

Missed our “In the Spotlight: UBC Faculty Research Collection” blog post? Read it here

 

UBC Community, Partners, and Alumni Publications

For ethnomusicologists and anyone curious about music and its social activity, watch “An Audience of One: The Private Music of the Chinese Literati

In 1926, the blind singer, Dou Wun, arrived in Hong Kong from Guangzhou at the age of sixteen. Watch “Hong Kong’s Folk Music and Local Culture: The Art of a Cantonese Blind Singer

Read a book chapter by Shirley Lew entitled, Creating a path to feminist leadership

Learn about the Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution (APDR) Project and view/download the first batch of items

Step back in time again to explore “Spectacular Opera Across Borders: Cantonese Opera Theaters in North America During the 1920s

Read a memoir entitled, “Labor of Love: A Memoir of Gertrude Richards Ladner 1879 to 1976”, about early BC nursing practice, the science of nursing as well as attire and living conditions.

 

UBC Lectures, Seminars, and Symposia

Starting in 2017, the “Grand Rounds” from the UBC School of Population and Public Health monthly seminar series arrived in cIRcle with more of them coming in 2018:

 

Can I borrow a microbiome?: Life-saving poop and the ethics of microbiome therapies http://hdl.handle.net/2429/63854

Is there a need for medically-prescribed heroin in the addiction treatment system? http://hdl.handle.net/2429/61814

More than just numbers: hearing from the real experts in the opioid crisis http://hdl.handle.net/2429/60936

Tackling Poverty and Socioeconomic Inequities http://hdl.handle.net/2429/60557

 

The first and second of the Ziegler lecture series from the UBC Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies’ (courtesy of St. John’s College) also arrived in 2017.

 

How can you add your faculty research and more to cIRcle? Find out here

 

UBC Library and Archives

Since the next Science Literacy Week is a while away, you can listen to the 2017 round of Frequencies podcasts (courtesy of the UBC Okanagan Library) that was part of this year’s Science Literary Week. This particular series is one that “explores the connections between science and society: the implications of scientific research on our culture, how scientists communicate their ideas, and how our society responds”.

This collection has 674 items so far which includes datasets, interactive resources, moving images, sound, still images and text files.

 

Browse the newest additions received in 2017

  

The Banff International Research Station (BIRS)

A joint Canada-US-Mexico initiative that seeks to bring together people from a wide range of mathematical, scientific and industry backgrounds and to create a forum for the exchange of knowledge and methods between these specialists. The BIRS Workshop Lecture Videos are primary research data in the disciplines of mathematics, statistics and theoretical computer science.

With over 5,260 items to date, the Top Country Views & Downloads were from China, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Republic of Korea, Italy, Russia, Japan, and Germany.

 

View the wide selection of previous and current videos and upcoming ones happening in 2018.

  

Vancouver Institute Lectures (VILs)

Established in 1916, the Vancouver Institute (VI) sponsors lectures of general public interest. It started recording the lectures in the form of audio and video tapes back in 1975 and were preserved with help by University Archives. Take a walk down memory lane to learn about the history of the Vancouver Institute via Eric Damer’s 1995 MA thesis entitled, Town and gown: the early history of the Vancouver Institute.

 

Watch recently added VILs here

 

 Graduate Research

This cIRcle collection showcases and preserves exemplary UBC graduate student research. All graduate student submissions have been reviewed and approved by a course instructor or research adviser. Browse the entire collection

 

What types of graduate research work can be added to cIRcle? Find out here

 

Undergraduate Research

This cIRcle collection aims to showcase and preserve UBC’s exemplary undergraduate research across all disciplines. All undergraduate student submissions have been reviewed and approved by a course instructor or research adviser. Explore this expanding collection

 

Who can add exemplary undergraduate work to cIRcle? Learn more

 

 

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Hooray! It’s that time of year again when we take the time to reflect on some exciting activities, projects, and collaborations which happened with cIRcle in 2016!

 

First of all, a big “Thank you” to the UBC faculty, staff, graduates, undergraduates, alumni, and community partners who, either for the first time or on an ongoing basis, made their scholarly research and output openly accessible via cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository! Since there are way too many of you to list individually, just a few of these collaborations could be highlighted in our cIRcle Impact & Activity Report, 2015-2016 while others will be featured in 2017.

 

Without further ado, grab a comfortable chair and your favourite hot beverage so you can thoroughly enjoy reading cIRcle’s notable milestones and highlights of 2016 below.

 

Year in Review – A look back at cIRcle in 2016:

  • In collaboration with UBC Library’s Technical Services (TS), a project on systemic metadata enhancement got underway with the goal of improving item retrieval, browsing, and faceting. Kudos to UBC’s iSchool students who were at the helm of the work with guidance from the cIRcle Office and TS.
  • The first undergraduate, peer- and faculty-reviewed sociology publication in North America aptly named, Sojourners, was welcomed in cIRcle! View/Download its Volumes 1 (2009) to 8 (2016)
  • With new items added daily, cIRcle has over 57,000 full-text, openly accessible items for you to explore!

 

Curious about our cIRcle Impact & Activity Report 2016? It describes the engagement of UBC researchers, students, and community partners with cIRcle, and illustrates the dissemination of their scholarly work. Click here to read our 2013 report. Read our “cIRcle in the headlines: December edition” updates from 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 

Want to make your UBC research openly accessible? Visit cIRcle

 

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