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
Research Data Management Part 2: Preserving and Reusing Research Data

Thu, April 15, 2021 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/3566075

15 April 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Creating Digital Exhibits: A Survey of Tools

Fri, April 16, 2021 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/digital-exhibits-survey

16 April 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Statistical analysis with R

Fri, April 16, 2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3590376

16 April 2021 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Literature Reviews for Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Art

Mon, April 19, 2021 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/3600587

19 April 2021 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Statements of Teaching Philosophy: Writing

Tue, April 20, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. Increasingly, faculty positions in research and teaching streams require a statement of teaching philosophy as one component of a teaching portfolio or dossier. Teaching statements reflect personal beliefs about teaching and learning, but also reflect disciplinary cultures and institutional structures and norms in a particular context.

20 April 2021 - 10:00am Career Exploration, Writing and Communication
Finding the data: Mental health, addiction, homelessness

Tue, April 20, 2021 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/3601273

20 April 2021 - 11:00am Research Skills
Introduction to PubMed

Wed, April 21, 2021 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/2021AprPubMed

21 April 2021 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Graduate Student Orientation to the Library in 30 minutes

Thu, April 22, 2021 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3600586

22 April 2021 - 6:00pm Academic Support and Success
Introduction to project management for the Digital Humanities

Fri, April 23, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3597495

23 April 2021 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Professional Effectiveness, Research Skills
Finding the data: Indigenous Peoples

Wed, April 28, 2021 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3601274

28 April 2021 - 10:30am Research Skills
Finding the data: people who identify as LGBTQ+

Tue, May 4, 2021 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/3601275

4 May 2021 - 11:00am Research Skills
Visualization with R

Fri, May 7, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3604034

7 May 2021 - 10:00am Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
NVivo part 1: getting started with NVivo

Mon, May 10, 2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3604031

10 May 2021 - 4:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills
Finding the data: race and ethnicity

Tue, May 11, 2021 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/3601276

11 May 2021 - 11:00am Research Skills
Moving Your Open Educational Resource Project Forward

Thu, May 13, 2021 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/3604934

13 May 2021 - 11:00am Teaching Development
Dissertations and Theses Formatting: Strategies For Successful Submission

Thu, May 13, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3599861

13 May 2021 - 12:00pm Academic Support and Success
WestGrid advanced-computing workshop series: Parallel programming in Julia

Thu, May 13, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/parallel-programming-julia

13 May 2021 - 2:00pm Research Skills
Developing a training series for a beginner toolkit in digital scholarship

Mon, May 17, 2021 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3604945

17 May 2021 - 2:30pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills, Teaching Development
Copyright and Licensing for Open Educational Resources

Wed, May 19, 2021 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/3604787

19 May 2021 - 11:00am Academic Support and Success, Teaching Development
Systematic & Scoping Review Workshop Series: Translating Database Searches and Finding Grey Literature ONLINE

Wed, May 19, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM See description. FREE. For more information and to register for this workshop visit:
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/calendar/vancouver/2021May19SRworkshop

19 May 2021 - 1:00pm Academic Support and Success, Research Skills

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 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

Get expert answers to your questions about your research ethics application or research ethics in general. 

Book an online consult with staff from the Office of Research Ethics (BREB) by emailing:

Wendy Bond, Research Ethics Coordinator – Compliance & Outreach
wendy.bond@ors.ubc.ca

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

*Due to COVID-19, UBC Library branches across the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses remain closed until further notice.*

Academic Support and Success
Open Education Resources, Workshop Materials

Check out this page for handouts and materials from sessions on citation management, Data Analysis and Management, Literature Reviews, NVivo, R, GitHub, GIS, Dissertation/Thesis Formatting, Copyright, and more.

Academic Support and Success, Research Skills, Writing and Communication
Library Orientation for Graduate Students in 30 minutes_Links, Materials

This library GitHub page , called "Graduate Student Orientation to the Library in 30 minutes" , includes information on library resources and services such as the reseach commons, guides and events as well as links to electronic resources such as databases and open access resources.

Academic Support and Success, Research Skills