Koerner Library Monthly Workshops December 2014


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 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: tables of contents, 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.

Thursday, December 4th at 9:30am – 11:30am



Monday, December 8th at 12:00pm – 2:00pm



Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? See our Consultations page to book a session: http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/.


Citation Management Using ProQuest Flow, Zotero, or Mendeley

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 in formatting in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.


Sign up for a tool specific hands-on workshop about the core concepts of citation management and detailed instruction for use of either Zotero, ProQuest Flow, or Mendeley.

Citation Management Using Zotero:

Tuesday, December 2nd at 1:30pm – 3:30pm


Citation Management Using Mendeley

Thursday, December 11th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm



Are you new to citation management tools entirely, or do you have advanced-user questions? See our Consultations page to book a one-on-one session: http://koerner.library.ubc.ca/services/research-commons/.



Workshop 4- Regression Analysis

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

Wednesday, December 3rd at 11:00am – 1:00pm



Copyright Workshops and Events

Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing

December 2nd, 2014

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM


Have questions about plagiarism and academic integrity? What about self-plagiarism and gift authorship? This workshop will cover what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights to it.

Register Here


Author Rights, Funding Mandates, and Open Access Publishing

December 9th, 2014

Tuesday December 9th, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM


Curious about managing copyright in academic publishing, locating funder open access policies, and the different options available for open access publishing? Come to this workshop to learn about these topics and more!

Register Here

Copyright for the Classroom

December 16th, 2014

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Have questions about screening films in class, distributing readings to your students, or using someone else’s images in your presentation slides or online course pages? What about your students’ use of copyrighted materials in their assignments and online postings? Come to this workshop to get answers to these questions and more!

Register Here

Ethics and RISe Unite: A Step by Step Workshop on How to Complete your BREB Application

December 2nd, 2014

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM

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.



Best Practices for Research Data Management
December 12th, 2014
Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM
How do you manage your research data? Join us for a research data management planning workshop designed to help researchers incorporate some best practices for data management into their own research environment. We will address such questions as: What standards for file naming and metadata will you use? What repository will you deposit your data into? Do you need permission to share your data? In addition, we will discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review helpful data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan. We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.

Data Café
December 4th, 2014
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:00AM
The Data Cafe is a place for socialising data. Librarians get together and discuss topics of interests related to research data. The December session will focus on Data Citations.


Thank you,

Mark Christensen
Student Coordinator
Koerner Library Research Commons

Graduate Pathways to Success Sessions: Exploring & Visualizing Data + Getting the Interview + Career Panel and Networking





Registration is now open for the following Graduate Pathways to Success sessions:

SCARL II: Exploring and Visualizing Data

Tuesday, November 18th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For a complete session description, see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/12021-scarl-ii-exploring-visualizing-data

To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a47


Career Panel and Networking Event:

Tuesday, November 18th,  3:00 – 7:00 PM.  Hear from panelists in consulting, private industry, government and academia.  For more information or to register, visithttp://students.ubc.ca/career/events/graduate-student-career-symposium


Getting the Interview-How to Make Your Application Stand Out (@BC Cancer Agency, 10th Ave and Ash St)

Friday, November 21st 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

For a complete session description, see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/12407-getting-interview-how-make-your-application-stand-out

To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a49


There is still space in this week’s  Canada Graduate Scholarships, Master’s Award Competition (in person + webinar)

Thursday, November 13th 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (in person) and 1:00 – 2:00 PM (via webinar)

To register, visit https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a06 (in person) or https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3a15 (webinar)


If you have any questions, please contact me at any time.

Thank you,


Three Minute Thesis 2015 Dates are now set!  The semi-finals and finals will take place March 10th and 12th respectively.  If you are interested in hosting a heat in your department and/or learning more about Three Minute Thesis (http://3mt.grad.ubc.ca/ ), please contact graduate.pathways@ubc.ca .

Jacqui Brinkman

Manager, Graduate Pathways to Success Program | Office of the Dean | Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Phone 604 827 4578 | Fax 604 822 5802

170 – 6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z2

jacqui.brinkman@ubc.ca | www.grad.ubc.ca

Master’s Affiliated Fellowships


The Master’s Affiliated Fellowships application materials and instructions are now available on the www.grad.ubc.ca website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships

The deadline for all Master’s Affiliated Fellowship applications to be submitted directly to the applicant’s graduate program is 1 December, 2014. This matches the Canada-wide Tri-Agency deadline for CGSM applicants to submit to the CGSM portal. CGSM and direct Master’s Affiliated applicants are all considered for Affiliated funding, and the common deadline for applications ensures equity of application preparation time for all students.

CGSM Application Available


PLEASE NOTE – The Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies will be holding Workshops and Webinar sessions THIS week.  Please refer to this website for additional information:

The Fall 2014 CGSM application (2015-2016 competition) is now available on the Tri-Agency portal (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pg-cs/cgsm-bescm_eng.asp).

The deadline across Canada for applications is 8pm Eastern Time, 1 December, 2014. After this time, the research portal will close, and there will be no opportunity to re-open the application. This is the deadline for all application materials, including reference letters. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their references are submitted on time.

Common Questions and Answers:

Q – Do I have to upload all of my undergraduate transcripts?

A – Yes, all post-secondary transcripts must be included, even if no degree was obtained or sought at a particular university (e.g. transfer or exchange credits).

Q – Can I upload a web transcript?

A – No. All uploaded transcripts must be official (originally issued by the registrar).

Q – What if I do not have a first-class average as determined by my current/previous institution(s) in each of my last two years of full-time study?

A – Your graduate program may consider forwarding your application to the university-level competition as an exceptional case, but this award opportunity is highly competitive, and they must be able to put forward a strong justification for why you should be considered despite not meeting this criteria.