Margaret Doyle

Senior Content Strategist

Communications, Faculty of Management
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Office: 1137 Alumni Ave
Office Hours: Monday to Wednesday: 8:30-4:30 p.m.
Phone: 250.807.8892
Email: margaret.doyle@ubc.ca


Biography

Margaret Doyle is a digital storyteller and strategic content strategist whose work is informed by both traditional storytelling methodologies and emerging technologies.

Margaret served as UBC’s Digital Storyteller for six years prior to coming to the UBC Okanagan campus, where she helped develop key brand properties such as UBC’s corporate website, brand site, and more than 36 multi-media feature stories. Her business, What Is Your Story, has helped clients in higher education, tourism, government, and a broad range of sectors, grow ‘healthier’ stories and more authentically reach people in order to collaborate to affect change. She is passionate about the living narrative and adapting stories to transmedia contexts. In addition to her story practice, she trains and coaches clients across Canada and beyond on finding and telling their story in a complex digital landscape in order to have more meaningful dialogue with the people they serve. Margaret brings this expertise into her current role as Senior Content Strategist for the Faculty of Management in order to surface and shape the stories that matter for students, faculty, staff and the many communities connected to FOM.

Margaret will be completing her MFA in creative writing at UBC this spring. She is currently working on a feature-length film screenplay and a number of one-act plays.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the content strategy and content development for the Faculty of Management and SE-CHANGE lab. Leading the strategic content direction in an omnichannel environment with a focus on storytelling as a means to engage and develop relationships with our diverse audiences.

 

 

The holidays are almost upon us! The Library will be adjusting its hours of operation after the last exam on December 17th. Our holiday hours are as follows:

Library – UBCO Campus

December 18 to 20 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 21 and 22 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 23 – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

December 24 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
December 25 to January 1 – closed

The Library will re-open on January 2 at 8 a.m.

Innovation Library – Downtown Kelowna

December 23 – January 5 – closed

Our Innovation Library will re-open at 10 a.m. on January 6th.

We wish everyone a well-deserved rest and all the very best for the new year!

The Commons – UBCO Campus

December 25, 2019 – January 1, 2020 – closed

The Commons will re-open at 6 a.m., January 2, 2020  

Please note: A Queer Century, 1869-1969 exhibit has been extended to January 30, 2020. See location and hours at the bottom of this article for more details on visiting the exhibit. 

The UBC Okanagan Library is excited to announce it will be hosting the exhibition, “A Queer Century, 1869-1969,” on loan from UBC Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library, in the Okanagan Special Collections space on the lower floor of the Commons building. The exhibit will open November 13th and run through to the end of December.

About the Exhibit

“A Queer Century” tells stories from the history of sexuality, progressing from the emergence of homosexuality as a named concept in 1869 to the announced decriminalization of homosexual activity in Canada in 1969, and highlighting cultural events in the changing perceptions of gender and sexuality. The exhibition features books, ephemera, and archival materials in English, German, and French from RBSC’s collections, as well as original correspondence held in UBC’s University Archives, and materials generously loaned by local private collectors.

This exhibition is made possible by the Queer Collections Project (QCP), a joint, interdisciplinary initiative organized by faculty in the Faculty of Arts with the support of UBC Library and housed at Rare Books and Special Collections. The QCP began with seed funding from the Jane Rule Endowment for the Study of Human Relationships (JRE), with the goal of making significant additions to the UBC Library’s collections, thereby putting in place primary resources for undergraduate and graduate research into the study of the history of sexuality.

Since 2017, the faculty curators—Dr. Kyle Frackman (Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies) and Dr. Gregory Mackie (Department of English Language and Literatures)—have aimed to add to the University’s collections and to surface items that UBC Library already owns. The QCP has received generous funding and support from the JRE, UBC Library, the UBC Provost’s Office, and the Ulrich Maché Memorial Fund.

Opening Event at the Okanagan Library

All are invited to join the Library in welcoming the curators, Dr. Kyle Frackman and Dr. Gregory Mackie, to campus and to take a tour of the exhibit at the opening on November 13th from one to four p.m. Tours will run at 1:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be available between 1 and 4 p.m.

Location and hours:

The Queer Century Exhibition will run through to the end of December in Special Collections in COM 004 in the Commons building. Please note Special Collections is located on the lower level of the Commons in the D. Ross Fitzpatrick Great Hall. The Special Collections reading room is open 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday during the academic session (September to April) and by appointment during the summer (May to August).


Thank you to Chelsea Shriver, Rare Books and Special Collections Librarian, for her background research, writing and support for this article. 

Student being welcomed at service desk

What’s New

New Website

The Library warmly welcomes back new and returning students, faculty, and staff to campus. We’ve been busy building a new website to better support support teaching, learning, and research at UBC Okanagan. We’ve added specific audience pages to offer improved access to key resources and services at the Library. We’ve added new Undergraduate, Graduate, Faculty, Community and Donor pages to ensure our audiences have greater ease finding what they need. As you explore, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your feedback.

Student Learning Hub 

Your one-stop-shop for math, science, writing, and language support. The Student Learning Hub will help you build the skills, strategies, and behaviours that are essential to become a confident and independent learner. Drop-in for math and science tutoring. Appointments recommended for writing, language, and study skills support.

Location and Hours:

The Student Learning Hub is in LIB 237 on the second floor of the Library.
Enter through the side (west) entrance, across from the Fipke building.

Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Questions? Contact learning.hub@ubc.ca.

Centre for Scholarly Communications has moved!

The Centre for Scholarly Communication has moved to a different location on our second floor. The Centre for Scholarly Communication is now located in the offices on the east side of the building, across from EME (LIB 215-221). You will need to enter the Library through the main doors and proceed to the second floor. Learn more about the CSC.

Project Literacy 

Year two of the collaboration between the UBCO Library and Project Literacy is beginning!  Project Literacy will be on campus to recruit volunteer tutors to provide One to One English Tutoring support in the Student Learning Hub (LIB 237). Recruitment of both tutors and learners will take place on September 5 (at CREATE) and September 11 (at the UBCSUO Club Expo). Tutors and learners can also express interest by contacting admin@projectliteracy.ca.

Science Literacy Week 

Mark your calendars! Science Literacy Week is coming September 16-22! Keep an eye out for fun events at the Library such as:

  • Let’s Talk Science, who will be showcasing the marine ecosystem with their marine biology outreach program;
  • Films showing on loop in the Engagement Theatre
  • Arts engagement station
  • Great reads highlighting our oceans and coastal environments

Stay tuned for more details on our social channels. Not following us yet? Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We’re here for you!

Whether you are new to campus, a returning staff member or visiting campus for the day, there’s a place for you in the Library. Our Service Desk is a great place to start if you’re exploring the Library for the first time. Located on our first floor, our service desk is a central point of contact and support for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Our front desk staff consists of Library assistants and Peer Technology Assistants who are available to support you and answer questions during Library hours. Don’t forget to find your subject librarian who can provide research consultations by phone, email, and in person as well as subject specific library instruction and workshops.