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Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Student Writing Community - 1:00pm

Facilitator: Nandini.

Experience shows that it is easier (and more pleasant) to get your thesis written when you do two things:

1. Write regularly
2. Are part of a writing group or community

Our peer-facilitated writing communities give you the opportunity to do both; Weekly meetings with a Peer Writing Consultant from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication give you a chance to work out writing goals for the week, ask questions, share best practices, and connect with your peers. Throughout the week, engage in a facilitated online space that allows you to ask questions, keep each other accountable, and share your work for feedback if you wish. The goal of this community is to offer support, engagement with your peers in other programs, and extra accountability to keep you writing until your thesis is done.

Presented by The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication.


Little Things Mean a Lot: Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis - 1:30pm

Facilitators: Jessica and Maryam.

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!


Get to Know Rare Books and Special Collections - 11:00am

Have you ever been curious about what we do or what we have at Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library (RBSC)? Join our weekly open house / hands-on show-and-tell for an introduction to our space and our unique materials and collections! The event is free and open to the general public, as well as the UBC community. No need to RSVP, just drop in to learn what RBSC is all about! Rare Books and Special Collections is located on the 1st floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC Vancouver campus. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-0645 or rare.books@ubc.ca.


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Librarians from rural and northern B.C. libraries attend the BCLA conference thanks to funding through UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Award

The award helps ensure that all B.C. Librarians have access to the professional development opportunities at the annual BCLA Conference.

Read More Posted on May 23, 2017

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A gift from the past: UBC’s class of 1932 funds access to 343 ebooks 85 years after graduation

An endowment established by UBC's class of 1932 is funding the Library's annual contribution to Knowledge Unlatched, an Open Access scholarly ebook platform.

Read More Posted on April 6, 2017

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Take a tour of Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC)

Take a tour of Rare Books and Special Collections collections every Wednesday at 11 am.

Read More Posted on August 25, 2016

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