Library Research Commons

The UBC Library Research Commons  is an interdisciplinary, research-driven learning environment for graduate students that provides research support services by graduate students, for graduate students. It offers workshops and one-to-one assistance with citation management tools; two data analysis tools, for both quantitative and qualitative data; and thesis formatting to help students meet UBC’s thesis formatting requirements.  It is located in the Walter C. Koerner Library on Levels 2, 4, and 5.

UBC Library provides a variety of workshops throughout the year. The workshops can be subject specific (e.g. searching health databases), general awareness (e.g. orientation to the library), or focused on building a scholarly profile (e.g. getting published, scholarly rights).  For an updated list of events, please visit the Research Commons.

 

 Events

Title Description Date Theme
Which Tool Should I Use? Selecting a Tool for Open Education

Tue, July 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3552666

7 July 2020 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Teaching Development
NVivo part 2: classification and datasets

Wed, July 8, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3552457

8 July 2020 - 1:30pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Using the UBC Wiki to Enhance Student Learning Through Open Assignments

Fri, July 10, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3555450

10 July 2020 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Teaching Development
Finding, Using, and Adapting Open Resources For Your Courses

Wed, July 15, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3555447

15 July 2020 - 1:00pm Teaching Development
Statistical analysis with R

Wed, July 15, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3552460

15 July 2020 - 1:30pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Using Zotero for Citation Management

Thu, July 16, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/zoterojuly16

16 July 2020 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Using Pressbooks for Text Publishing - The Basics

Tue, July 21, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3552665

21 July 2020 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Teaching Development
Research Data Management Part 1: Managing Active Research Data

Wed, July 22, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3552459

22 July 2020 - 3:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Research Data Management Part 2: Preserving and Reusing Research Data

Wed, July 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3552463

29 July 2020 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
NVivo Part 1: (PC or Mac) Getting started with NVivo

Wed, July 29, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3552464

29 July 2020 - 1:30pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Tips For Successful Submission ONLINE

Thu, August 6, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/thesisaug6

6 August 2020 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Using the UBC Wiki to Enhance Student Learning Through Open Assignments

Fri, August 7, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3555451

7 August 2020 - 1:00pm Teaching Development
Introduction to R and RStudio

Wed, August 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3552465

12 August 2020 - 1:30pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Copyright for Graduate Students

Mon, August 17, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3548345

17 August 2020 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication
Finding, Using, and Adapting Open Resources For Your Courses

Wed, August 19, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3555448

19 August 2020 - 11:00am Teaching Development
Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Strategies For Successful Submission

Thu, August 20, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/thesisaug20

20 August 2020 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Writing and Communication

 Services

Title Description Theme
One-to-One Assistance

Consultations are available for Thesis Formatting, Citation Management, NVivo, SPSS, R, and GIS. Appointments are available in 30-minute or 1-hour increments. To request an appointment, please complete form.

Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Drop-in Advising: Research Ethics

Bring your questions to members of UBC’s Office of Research Ethics

When: every Wednesday (8:30 - 16:00)

Where: Room 495, 4th floor Koerner Library in the Research Commons

Drop ins welcome or contact wendy.bond@ors.ubc.ca to book a meeting.

Office of Research Ethics | VP Research & Innovation

Academic Support and Success, Research Skills

 Resources

Title Description Theme
Thesis Formatting Guides

Templates and How-to-Guides for Formatting your thesis in PC and MAC

Academic Support and Success
Bookable Project Rooms: Koerner Library Research Commons

The Research Commons’ in Koerner Library (1958 Main Mall) has several project rooms, bookable through the Library Room Booking System [https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/reserve/research_commons].   Groups of two or more UBC graduate students, faculty, or librarians can book these Project Rooms (Rm 454, 456, 496, 499, 553, and

Academic Support and Success