Steps, tools, & resources for promoting reproducibility

Online/Virtual Event

Researchers across disciplines have called for reproducible research as an attainable minimum standard for assessing the value of scholarly claims, particularly when full independent replication of a study is not feasible. Making your research more transparent and reproducible pays off and is explicitly in the self-interest of every ambitious, career-oriented researcher. This session will illustrate […]

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Accessing modern and historical census data

Online/Virtual Event

Are you interested in learning how to access modern and historic census data? Join a virtual presentation with the Statistics Canada Library as we learn about the tools, web pages, and resources that will help you with your census research. In particular, you’ll learn: How to access summary census information from 1665-2021 How to find […]

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Research Data Centre (RDC) Rundown

Online/Virtual Event

An overview of the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) and Research Data Centre (RDC) program, including some little-known or misunderstood tidbits about access to the data, training initiatives & resources, and some of the exciting linked datasets newly available in the RDCs. Grant Gibson, Assistant Director Research & Evaluation, CRDCN This event is part […]

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Introduction to REST APIs with OpenRefine

Online/Virtual Event

This workshop will introduce participants to web APIs with a focus on using REST APIs for accessing data. Learn about common HTTP methods and responses used in REST APIs and how to understand and extract information from data in JSON format. This workshop will include a tutorial on some of OpenRefine's API functions, including fetching […]

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One-on-One Sessions with EDI Scholar-in-Residence C.E. Gatchalian

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Do you have a question, topic, or lived experience to share and discuss about the arts and writing? Schedule a consultation time with C.E. Gatchalian! This is an opportunity to have a one-on-one session for thirty minutes with UBC Library’s EDI Scholar-in-Residence.  C.E. Gatchalian’s expertise: Creative writing through poetry, fiction, and playwriting Asian Canadian and […]

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Exploring BC’s Community Information Tool

Online/Virtual Event

The Community Information Tool (CIT) is a central access point for data to help planners, policy makers, economic developers, researchers, and academics thrive in the digital economy. The CIT compiles over 40 data sets offering insights into regions across B.C. with integrated socio-economic, connectivity, and community assets data. The CIT assists users to better understand […]

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Community and stakeholder engagement for ethical data-driven research

Online/Virtual Event

Engagement with the individuals interested in, impacted by, and responsible for implementing the findings of research has been a methodological paradigm shift in the health research sector in the last decade and is gaining popularity in other disciplines. Embedding community, stakeholders, patients, clients, or end-users in research is an ethical approach which leads to results […]

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Tidy up your data: Using MS Excel & Power Query to transform and organize your data

Online/Virtual Event

This workshop provides participants with a framework to recognize and tidy messy data and some practical skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power Query to enable data collection in a tidy format, so that analysis is possible. Hands-on participants must have MS Excel (2019+) with Power Query. Cairo Sanders is UVic Libraries Data Analyst supporting […]

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An Introduction to AI and Copyright in Canada

Online/Virtual Event

Speaker: Dr. Graham Reynolds, Associate professor, UBC Allard School of Law Description: This session will provide an introduction to some of the key issues involving AI and copyright in Canada. After providing a definition of AI, it will discuss issues at the intersection of AI and copyright including whether AI-generated works are capable of being protected by […]

2022 Year in Review and Considerations for 2023

Online/Virtual Event

Speaker: Michal Jaworski, Partner and Co-Chair of Higher Learning Practice, Clark Wilson Description: After almost six years as in-house counsel at the University of British Columbia, Michal returned to private practice where he continues to strengthen his ties to the post-secondary community in Canada as the Co-Chair of Clark Wilson's Higher Learning Practice. Where there […]

Open Carefully – Pursuing Open with an Ethic of Care

Online/Virtual Event

Open practices offer so much: reduced financial burden in accessing materials, broader availability of research for more kinds of scholars, and unparalleled opportunities to make learning materials relevant and contextual for learners. But in a moment where teaching and learning professionals are focusing on pandemic-era questions of care, where does open fit in? Is open […]

Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education

Online/Virtual Event

Presenters: Kayla Lar-Son, Indigenous Programs and Services Librarian, Xwi7xwa Library, UBC, and program manager librarian for Indigitization Donna Langille, Community Engagement and Open Education Librarian, UBC Okanagan Tashia Kootenayoo, past President of the University of British Columbia Students’ Union Okanagan Brad Wuetherick, Associate Provost, Academic Programs, Teaching and Learning, UBC Okanagan Description: Many conversations around open […]