Koerner Library Monthly Workshops November 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.

Monday, November 3rd at 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Thursday, November 13th at 9:30am – 11:30am

Monday, November 17th at 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Monday, November 24th 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 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, ProQuest Flow, or Mendeley.

Citation Management Using RefWorks

Thursday, November 6th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Citation Management Using Mendeley:

Thursday, November 20th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

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

Friday, November 28th 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 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:

Wednesday, November 5th 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.

Wednesday, November 12th at 11:00am – 1:00pm

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!

Wednesday, November 19th at 11:00am – 1:00pm


When: November 26th, 2014 4PM – 6PM
Where: Koerner Library, Room 216

FIREtalks (bit.ly/firetalk) by the UBC Research Commons in Koerner Library is inviting UBC Graduate Students to participate as either presenters or attendees.

A FIREtalk (Facilitated Interdisciplinary Research Exchange) is an event conformed of a mix of 5 minute presentations, organized activities, and discussions periods, by UBC graduate students from different disciplines, but relating to a common theme.

We are currently recruiting graduate students to submit proposal for 5 minute presentations for #theDigitalUniverse. 

Description:How does digital media help you create, distribute, or preserve knowledge? Has available technology expanded, or limited, your academic or artistic work? Share how your research fits into the digital sphere.

If you are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration, practicing your communication skills, or sharing your research and interests, don’t miss this opportunity!

To submit a proposal to present: http://bit.ly/FTsubmissions

To register to attend: Register Here

Copyright Workshops and Events

Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing

November 4th, 2014
Tuesday, November 4th, 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

Copyright and Conference Presentations

November 6th, 2014
Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM

This session will provide information on: using copyrighted materials in conference presentations, conference proceedings and prior publication, and copyright basics for conference organizers.

Register Here

Copyright for the Classroom

November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 11th, 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

Navigating Copyright in the Digital Environment

November 18th, 2014
Tuesday, November 18th, 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

November 25th, 2014
Thursday, November 25th, 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

Stay Alert!  Keeping Current with Research
November 12th
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Save valuable research time! Online research resources offer an array of tools to help you stay current in your field.

In this workshop you’ll learn how to set up email alerts to be notified when new articles and dissertations are published on your topic, receive Table of Contents for the latest issue of your favorite journal, and find out when new books in your discipline have arrived in the library. We’ll also look at Twitter to see how it’s being used in academia to provide current updates. No matter what your discipline, you’ll leave the session having set up a number of alerts to stay up-to-date with your research interests!

Register Here

Literature Reviews – Great Research Starts Here
November 20th, 2014
Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Woodward Library Computer Lab – RM B25
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

Register Here

Cinema Salons

November 27th
Thursday November 27th @ 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 November 27th screening of Romeo and Juliet (the 1996 version directed by Baz Luhrmann).will be hosted by Sarah Grant, PhD student from SFU.

Mark Christensen
Student Coordinator
Koerner Library Research Commons



Dear Graduate Students,

Pumpkins were carved and a great party was had by all last Friday. Pictures on our Facebook page in the next day or so. Right now, all I want to know is, will you Roar with us next Friday?

GSS Social & Recreational

– LAST CALL! We’ve just 33 tickets left for the BC Lions game against Calgary’s Stampeders next Friday, November 7th. TV is not a form of witness, friends, not when the alternative is the Best Seats at BC Place.

These guys used brains, brawn and sweat to win their tickets last September. You will have to buy your right to Roar; Fast – Ticket Sales CLOSE November 3rd

GSS Catchup

– Our GSS Coffee Social Tour stops at Mechanical Engineering on Tuesday, November 4th, from 4-5pm in the Graduate Student Lounge in CEME Rm 2202Stop by for coffee and a snack, and look your GSS Exec in the face. They’ll be smiling, and they have pretty good teeth, and usually make sense when they talk. 🙂 

Out & About

– Vancouver is heading into municipal elections on November 15th! Are you eligible to vote? Get familiar with your candidates, engage them on the issues, and vote! Civic engagement is on You. 

– Volunteer with Ms Infinity, a youth outreach program for the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology.  Ms Infinity provides hands-on science workshops for girls aged 6-14 in the Lower Mainland area facilitated by women scientists. Are you a woman in a STEM field interested in mentoring young people? Check out their Facebook page, and Sign up to volunteer! 


GSS Research & Conferences

 Your GSS, together with the Faculty of Graduate & PostDoctoral Studies, are interested in your perspectives on Graduate Student Mentoring; we’re hoping you can help us improve things. 


Please be part of our study! We only ask that you give us 2hrs (we’ll bring refreshments) for one on-campus focus group. We’ll ask you to fill in a questionnaire too. That’s it.

Interested? contact Sarah Liva at 604-460-1174 or sarah.liva@alumni.ubc.ca.

Ngwatilo: for your GSS.


Today: FNH Graduate Seminar – Keely Johnston (Food Science)


Wednesday, October 28, 2014

  • 3:30pm – Pre-Seminar Social in FNH Atrium
  • 4:00pm – FNH Graduate Seminar presentation in FNH 60

SPEAKER:   Keely Johnston (Food Science)
SUPERVISOR:  Dr. Christine Scaman
FULL SEMINAR TOPIC:  The science behind non-celiac gluten sensitivity:  An unsettled matter.

CHAIRPERSON:  Kristina Michaux
QUESTION-ASKERS:  Brenda Ng, Isabelle Lacroix

Please check the FNH Graduate Seminar Series webpage for general information and for full schedule.

Thesis Defense – MSc – ISLFS


The University of British Columbia – Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The Oral Examination For the Degree of  M.Sc. (ISLFS)

 On  Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

Room 140, FNH Bldg.


Zachary DALY

THESIS TITLE: Prevalence of iron Deficiency and Correlates of Mild and Moderate Anemia in Infants Six to Eleven Months from Mbala District, Northern Zambia


Supervisory Committee

Dr. T. Green (Supervisor)
Dr. J. McLean (Committee member)
Dr. L. Lynd(Committee member)


Examining Committee

Dr. C. McAusland (Chair)
Dr. T. Green (Supervisor)
Dr. J. McLean (Committee member)
Dr. L. Lynd(Committee member)
Dr. Y. Lamers (External)

Everyone welcome!

Registration Now Open for the December 6, 7, 13 Instructional Skills Workshop


Registration is open for the Instructional Skills Workshop December 6, 7, 13, 2014.  Please note that participants must be able to attend the entire 24 hour workshop.  Please find attached the new policy for registration in the ISW.

The Instructional Skills Workshop is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation.  It is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence.  It is appropriate for first time teachers or those with years of experience.  Join the thousands of students who have taken this workshop.

This workshop is always in high demand. To register for the December 6, 7, 13 ISW, please go to:


If you have any questions, please contact myself.

Best regards,

Mischa Makortoff


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