Open access,  Open science,  Open data & more!

This year’s Open UBC events will be held October 31 to November 1, 2012, in conjunction with UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week.

UBC is once again participating in the International Open Access Week event.  Our event, called Open UBC, showcases two days of diverse events highlighting areas of open scholarship that UBC’s researchers, faculty, students and staff participate in as well as guests from the global community. Themes this year include: open education, open research, open access in the arts, open science, open data, and altmetrics  (alternative metrics). These events include discussion forums, lectures, seminars, workshops, and symposia on topical and timely issues from every discipline.

All of these events are FREE and open to the public, students, faculty, staff and schools.

Highlights include:

*Dieter Stein, Professor at Heinrich-Heine-University, on the impact of open access on scientific discourse.
*Heather Piwowar, postdoc with DataONE & Dryad digital repository, on open data & alternative metrics for calculating research impact factors.
*Daniel Pauly & other UBC faculty on open science.

For a complete schedule of events please see:

All sessions will be held in the Lillooet Room (301) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC unless otherwise stated.  For more information about the events contact:

Need some new tricks? We have lots to share!

*For students & researchers & community:

October 11 & 18 – Medline OvidSP
October 19 – Keeping Current with Research
October 25 – Finding Systematic Reviews

For details & registration, please see this link —


*For instructors & assistants:

October 19, 23, 26, 30 – New Course Reserve System!

For more information, please see this link —


*For graduate students:

A series of events on thesis formatting, citation support, and
interdisciplinary research is offered by the Research Commons.

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