We’re getting ready to kick off the 10th annual UBC Library United Way Spelling Bee on Thursday, October 17.

UBC faculty, staff and students are invited to create a team of 4-10 people and compete for the win in this annual cross-campus event to raise awareness for the United Way.

  • Date: Thursday, October 17
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: 4th floor Golden Jubilee Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C.)

To register your team, fill out the online form by Thursday, October 10th.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay!

Download the 2019 Spelling Bee Poster. For more information, please contact library.adminsupport@ubc.ca.

We’re getting ready to kick off the 9th annual UBC Library United Way Spelling Bee on Thursday, October 11.

UBC faculty, staff, and students are invited to create a team of 4-10 people and compete for the win in this annual cross-campus event to raise awareness for the United Way.

  • Date: Thursday, October 11
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: 4th floor Golden Jubilee Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C.)

To register your team, fill out the online form by October 5th.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay!

Download the 2018 Spelling Bee Poster. For more information, please contact Stacy Campbell.

Units from across campus participated in the annual UBC Library/United Way Spelling Bee on November 16 in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The Library was represented by Team Auto Correct and Show Me the Honey, with an honorable mention to Team Auto Correct for spelling 11 out of the 20 words correctly! See the Spelling Bee word list.

Team Auto Correct

Team Auto Correct

The UBC Library and United Way Spelling Bee was tied and won by both The English Exoterics (the Department of English, and four-time champions) and the Skullduggery (PhD English students). Congratulations to the winners!

Team Show Me the Honey

Team Show Me the Honey

The Spelling Bee was part of the UBC Community United Way Campaign, which has raised more than $350,000 this year to help individuals in the Lower Mainland.

See the full album of event images.

 

 

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Join us for the United Way and UBC Library Spelling Bee on Wednesday, November 16. 

UBC faculty, staff, and students are invited to create a team of 4-10 people and compete for glory in this annual cross-campus event to raise awareness for the United Way.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 16
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: 4th floor Golden Jubilee Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C.)

Team entry fees are by donation, with all proceeds going to support UBC’s annual United Way campaign.

Download the 2016 Spelling Bee poster. For more information, or to register your team, please contact UBC Library’s Harry Young (harry.young@ubc.ca, 604-822-3977).

The 6th annual United Way and UBC Library Spelling Bee was held on October 13. The Lexicons (Ceremonies and Events) took the championship cup by spelling 17/20 of the challenging words correctly. Team members included Ellis Courtney, Helen Gabor, Christina Girardi, Sheila Jones, Melissa Picher Kelly, Sarah Pickstone, Matt Ramsey and Herbert Rosengarten.

Team Auto Correct (UBC Library) and last years winners, Hive Minds (UBC Press) tied for second place.

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The Lexicons

The annual cross-campus event raises awareness for United Way, with all proceeds going to support UBC’s annual United Way campaign during the month of October. The teams were asked to spell words such as tintinnabulation, suffrutescent and gourmand.

UBC Library and the United Way teamed up for the fifth annual Spelling Bee, which took place Tuesday, October 7 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. 

The hour-long event culminated in crowning this year’s winning team: UBC Hive Minds (Ann Macklem, Alexa Love, Megan Malashewsky, Megan Brand, Lesley Erickson, Valerie Nair, Murray Tong, Nadine Pedersen), from UBC Press.

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UBC Press’s team, Hive Minds, won the 5th annual Spelling Bee.

16 teams competed for glory, with an unprecedented four-way tie for second place: The Lexicons (Ceremonies and Events), Bombeez (Building Operations), former Bee winners the English Exoterics (English Department) and Spell Library (UBC Library).

The cross-campus team competition to raise awareness for the United Way featured words such as sesquipedalian, syzygy and acetylsalicylic.

 

image of beeUBC Library and the United Way are proud to present the fourth annual Spelling Bee. UBC staff are invited to join this cross-campus team competition to raise awareness for the United Way. Assemble your best spellers (4-10 people) to compete for the United Way Cup of Victory. Your team will go head-to-head with others from various departments and units across campus.

If your team has what it takes to be this year’s ultimate UBC spellers, register by noon on November 12, 2013. For more information about this event or to register your team, contact Harry Young (604-822-3977 or harry.young@ubc.ca).

  • Date of Spelling Bee: November 13
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Golden Jubilee Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (fourth floor)

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