MEd in Technology Studies Education (DLC)



Using mobile devices and social media in Digital Learning & Curriculum (DLC)Blended: In-Person & Online 

Begins July 2015 |


The Program

One of the most active topics of research at the moment, Digital Learning and Curriculum is spurred by the recent realization that, when it comes to technology, disciplinary knowledge (or content) of effective teachers is more a matter of understanding deep associations among familiar concepts than it is about taking more advanced courses in technology.

Digital Learning and Curriculum is thus designed for those teachers who are seeking to enhance professional practice by developing their educational technology knowledge through collaborative study.

Application Deadline

January 21 visit the program website for more information, or contact Linda (

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Dear Graduate Students,

Did you hear about Peter K. Jonason, Amy Jones, and Minna Lyons’ Ig nobel Psychology Prize win a few weeks ago? According to their research, people who habitually stay up late are, on average, more self-admiring, more manipulative, and more psychopathic than people who habitually arise early in the morning

GSS Social & Recreational

– Date Change & Last Call! Starting October 17th, the GSS is offering Figure skating and Iceskating classes. It’ll be fun! A good, slightly disorienting exercise. We expect you will be slightly more prepared for the next Ice Age. Or not. Register by October 5th!

– Recruit your best to compete in the 1st Annual GSS League of Lasers, an outdoor laser tag tournament that pits 32 Teams(!) against each other. Shall yours be the first ever League champions? The League is open to all UBC students, staff, AND faculty! Team up and Register in person or at our website with just $60/team of four. We’re happy to match you up with teammates too! Don’t.Miss.Out!

– Your GSS Executives are coming out to hang with you! We’ll hold our next GSS coffee social on October 8th, between 4-6pm, at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Meet us at the atrium of the Jack Bell Research Centre on 2660 Oak St. (click to see map). We’ll bring coffee and snacks, and some GSS swag. Catch us up on how life at UBC is treating you.

– On November 7th the BC Lions are to play against the Calgary Stampeders, and WE have discount tickets – Grad Students $45 and Non Grads $55. Tickets include seats  in Touchdown Corner of BC Place, a tailgate party at Koerner’s, a Roundtrip bus ride, and more goodies! Time waits for no man, friends. No woman, either.

GSS Catchup

– Ever wondered who the grads at VGH or Women and Children’s are and what they do there? Join your GSS Executives and the off campus crew at our next GSS coffee social on October 8th, between 4-6pm, at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Meet us at the atrium of the Jack Bell Research Centre on 2660 Oak St. (click to see map). We’ll bring coffee and snacks, and some GSS swag. Catch us up on how life at UBC is treating you

Out & About

– Are you a graduate student in the sciences/engineering? Women in Engineering Wants You! The organization works to foster collaboration and build a community for women in that “non-traditional” field. Check out their work and support them!

– Share Thanksgiving is a community-based project that connects newly arrived immigrant families with established Canadian families around the Thanksgiving dinner table to promote cross-cultural community and inclusivity. Would you like to host, or be a guest? Register now on their website. Questions? Email them here.

– Need help formatting your thesis, figuring out SPSS, using Refworks, Zotero, or Mendeley, or are you trying to figure out the fine points of copyright as they relate to your research? The Koerner Library has a variety of programs to help you, and some fun programs too (film screening, anyone?)

Thanks for reading, Hope to see you at one of our events!

– Ngwatilo: for your GSS.

Centennial Dialogues on Critical Issues in Land and Food Systems: First Nation’s perspective on history, food, and health


Centennial Dialogues on Critical Issues in Land and Food Systems: First Nation’s perspective on history, food, and health

In collaboration with the UBC First Nations House of Learning and the Department of History

Friday, October 17th 2014
12:30pm to 2:30pm (Program 12:30-2:00pm; Reception 2:00-2:30pm)
RSVP online

UBC First Nations Longhouse, Sty-Wet-Tan Hall
1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC

Shortly after WWII, when knowledge about nutrition was still sparse, scientists in Canada took advantage of Aboriginal children in Indian Residential Schools (IRS) by using them as unknowing research subjects to investigate the effects of different diets and withholding dietary supplements. Evidence of these government-sanctioned experiments was recently published by food historian and UBC History alumnus Ian Mosby, and received widespread media attention across Canada. Now under the spotlight, attempts have been made to reconcile these past actions, provide support to survivors who were subjects in the experiments, and find ways to move toward a more civilized society for everyone in Canada.

The aftermath of these experiments still has an effect today in the lives of IRS survivors and inter-generational IRS survivors. Join us for a panel discussion about this dark era in Canadian history. Find out how UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems is working to address issues such as access to healthy food, food sovereignty, traditional food, food security for all and land stewardship.

Moderator: Prof. Rickey Yada


  • Ian Mosby — Postdoctoral Fellow, L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University
  • Eduardo Jovel — Director, Indigenous Research Partnerships; Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Dawn Morrison — Research Associate, Indigenous Community Engagement
  • Jessie Newman — B.Sc. Student, UBC Dietetics Major, Food, Nutrition and Health Program

RSVP online

Koerner Library Monthly Workshops October 2014


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, October 9th at 9:30am – 11:30am


Thursday, October 16th at 9:30am – 11:30am


Monday, October 20th at 12:00pm – 2:00pm


Thursday, October 30th at 9:30am – 11:30am

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? See our Consultations page to book a session:


Citation Management Using RefWorks, 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 RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley.

Citation Management Using Mendeley:

Tuesday, October 7th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Friday, October 31st at 10:00am – 12:00pm


**Citation Management Using ProQuest Flow (New Offering):

Tuesday, October 14th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Citation Management Using Zotero:

Thursday, October 23rd 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:



Workshop 1- 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.

No previous knowledge of SPSS is required for the first workshop:

Tuesday, October 21st at 11:00am – 1:00pm

Workshop 2- 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 a 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.

Tuesday, October 21st at 2:00pm – 4:00pm


Workshop 3 Descriptive/Graphing Analysis with SPSS

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

Tuesday, October 28th at 11:00am – 1:00pm


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!

Tuesday, October 28th at 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? See our Consultations page to book a session:




A World of Methodologies

October 1st, 2014

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:00PM – 6:00PM


Tell us about the methods used in your discipline. What theoretical frameworks do you use to interpret knowledge? What research tools help you solve problems in your field of study? Come to the first FIREtalk of the year, share your process, and pick up some new research techniques.

Register Here


Copyright Workshops and Events

Copyright for the Classroom

October 2, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014 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

Navigating Copyright in the Digital Environment

October 7th, 2014

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Curious about what you can post on a UBC departmental website, personal blog, shared wiki space, or social media platform? This workshop will cover what to keep in mind when using other people’s copyrighted work on publicly available websites.

Register Here

Copyright for Authors & Creators

October 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


You’ve finally finished your research and now you’re looking to publish. Just what do you need to know about copyright to make sure your work has the protections you need? This workshop will cover what authors and creators need to know about copyright, giving you a solid knowledge base to build from.

Register Here

Author Rights, Funding Mandates, and Open Access Publishing

October 22nd, 2014

Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


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

Building Your Academic Profile
October 8th
Wednesday October 8th, 2014 at 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Description: Thinking about publishing your research? There are more ways to communicate your scholarly ideas than ever before. Learn about skills and tools for discussing, interacting, presenting, writing, commenting, and finally publishing your research. In this workshop you will: develop a scholarly/publication profile using both traditional and social tools, build knowledge of formal and informal modes of publication, identify ways to broadly participate in your field (e.g. webinars, blogs, open education resources).

Literature Reviews – Great Research Starts Here
October 10th, 2014
Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Description: This session is appropriate for students conducting literature reviews in any discipline.
Topics include
… what is a literature review?
… finding the right databases
… search strategies for databases
… finding scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, books, and more
… resources to help you keep track of your research.
There will be plenty of hands-on time for searching, and assistance from the two presenting librarians.
Facilitator(s): Sheryl Adam, Sally Taylor, Katherine Miller, Kevin Lindstrom, Susan Paterson, Brenda Peterson

Cinema Salons

October 30th
Thursday October 30th @ 12:00PM in Koerner 216

Don’t miss our monthly series of screenings from the UBC Library’s feature film collection in Koerner Library. On the last Thursday of every month, join lovers of cinema to view and discuss titles from the Videomatica Collection. The October screening will be hosted by Ernest Mathijs, Professor of Film Studies, on Thursday October 30th @ 12noon in Koerner 216 with a screening of Andy Fickman’s She’s the Man (2006), a carnivalesque version of Twelfth Night.

Mark Christensen
Student Coordinator
Koerner Library Research Commons


Contact re. 4th Annual Zoobiquity Conference, Nov. 1 in Seattle



We’ll be hosting the fourth annual Zoobiquity conference, in collaboration with Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Woodland Park Zoo, this November 1st in Seattle. This conference will explore clinically important overlaps between diseases occurring in humans and animals, such as:

-Abused animals may indicate domestic violence risk -Obesity occurs in people and pets in the same household -Emerging infections can sicken both humans and wildlife -Asthma from the environment affects both children and cats

I am wondering if there is a mechanism to let your faculty, staff, and students know about this conference? We would love to see some of you there!

The morning session will consist of case discussions on UW campus, while the afternoon features walk-rounds at the Woodland Park zoo to discuss cases such as BRCA mutation in a jaguar and uterine fibroids in an elephant, and how treatments in animals of some diseases may provide ideas about treatments in humans as well.

The brochure, agenda, and registration can be found at

Attached you will find the Call for Student Posters information.

Abstracts are due October 10th, 2014.

Thanks so much! Please let me know if you need any more information or if there is someone better for me to discuss this matter with.

All the best,


Gemina Garland-Lewis
Research Associate
Center for One Health Research
University of Washington School of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
1959 NE Pacific Street, F551 Health Sciences Center Box 357234 Seattle, WA 98195