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Little Things Mean a Lot: Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis - 10:00am

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies? Would you like to learn more about the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Our Research Commons staff are here to explain the nuts and bolts of formatting: page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more!

This workshop will also cover the basic resources that are available to help you write your thesis/dissertation, including a thesis template!

Workshops are held on a bi-weekly basis, and graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome!


Citation Management Using Mendeley - 9:00am

If you 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.

This introductory hands-on workshop briefly covers the main concepts of citation management, and gives detailed instructions for installing and using Mendeley, a popular citation management tool.

Do you have advanced-user questions?
Fill out our Consultation Request Form to set up a one-on-one appointment with one of our Citation Management experts.


NVivo (Part 2) for Mac - Classification and Datasets - 1:00pm

NVivo's classification capabilities will help you add demographic data to your nodes, and bibliographic data to your sources. Datasets allow you to import and work with tabular material from spreadsheets, database tables, surveys, and social media. If you are comfortable with the basics of NVivo (importing sources, creating nodes, and coding) and would like to explore new ways of working with qualitative data, this workshop is for you!

**IMPORTANT** This workshop is specifically for Mac users. You will need to bring your own laptop with NVivo already installed onto it.

NVivo is available for free for all UBC students. Download NVivo here.


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Special Collections help Vancouver Transit Police constable uncover 102-year-old murder.

Constable Graham Walker's deep dive into our Special Collections has culminated in a provincial memorial for Charles Painter, a special constable for the BC Electric Railway who was killed in 1915.

Read More Posted on March 20, 2017

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Double Exposure: An Exhibit of Missionary Photographs of Meiji-Taisho Japan

The Cooper Robinson collection consisting of over 4,600 photographic prints, negatives, glass lantern slides, and postcards is one of the most valuable photographic records of this era.

Read More Posted on March 14, 2017

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Arthur J. Ray wins the 2017 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for his examination of Aboriginal land claims litigation

UBC Professor Emeritus Arthur J. Ray wins the 2017 Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History.

Read More Posted on March 8, 2017

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