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Taste of Home Food Drive for UBCO Students

Taste of Home Food Drive for UBCO Students

Did you know that nearly 43% of post-secondary students in Canada are food insecure? Added to that, many students who live on campus are far from home and do not have access to the groceries they need to prepare a meal that reminds them of home. The Student Union and UBC Okanagan Library are collaborating […]

OER Project Spotlight: Open Resource for Engineering Mechanics

OER Project Spotlight: Open Resource for Engineering Mechanics

Project title: Open digital learning and assessment resource for Engineering Mechanics (Dynamics) Project lead: Peyman Yousefi (UBCO Faculty, Engineering), Project team: Ernest Goh (UBCO Faculty, Engineering), James Ropotar (UBCO Engineering student) and Akshat Poddar (UBCO Computer Science student); with support from: Firas Moosvi (UBCO Faculty, Computer Science) and Donna Langille (UBCO Librarian). Background on the […]

Orange Shirt Day 2021

Orange Shirt Day 2021

Orange Shirt Day is held annually on September 30 to honour, acknowledge, and remember those who have been affected by Residential Schools. Since campus is closed on September 30 and we cannot all be together, library employees will wear our orange shirts and pins on September 29 in recognition of Orange Shirt Day.  Orange Shirt Day facilitates […]

Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Symposium

Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Symposium

The Indigenous Knowledges and Open Education Symposium is part of Open Access Week. Learn about the intersections between Indigenous knowledges and Open Education (OE) at the Symposium on October 22. The goal is to centre Indigenous ways of knowing, cultures, experiences, and worldviews within OE advocacy work. Suitable for students of all levels, staff, faculty, […]

Science Literacy Week 2021

Science Literacy Week 2021

Science Literacy Week: CLIMATE Science Literacy Week is a national, weeklong initiative that aims to highlight the diversity of Canadian science. Each year libraries, museums, science centres, schools, and not-for-profits celebrate a certain aspect in science by featuring books, films, events, and workshops around a specific theme. This year, Science Literacy Week has partnered with […]

Library of the Future

Library of the Future

UBC Okanagan Library was recently featured in an Okanagan Story titled, Library of the Future: Improving inclusivity in spaces, services and collections is a priority for the UBC Okanagan Library. Learn how UBC Okanagan Library employees are working to make the Library more inclusive.  Read the article  

OER Project Spotlight: an open textbook for introductory thermodynamics

OER Project Spotlight: an open textbook for introductory thermodynamics

Project title: Introductory Thermodynamics: an open textbook for engineering undergraduate students Project Lead:  Claire Yan (UBCO Faculty, Engineering) Project team: Amaiya Khardenavis (UBCO MASc student) and with support from: Donna Langille (Librarian, UBCO), Erin Fields (Librarian, UBCV), Claire Swanson (Open Education, UBCV) and Kristen Morgen (CTL, UBCO) Background on the Open Educational Resource (OER) project. […]

OER Project Spotlight: Fostering best practices in reproducible analyses

OER Project Spotlight: Fostering best practices in reproducible analyses

Project title: Fostering best practices in reproducible analyses across the biology curriculum Project lead: Jason Pither (UBCO Faculty, Biology) Project team: Mathew Vis-Dunbar (Librarian), Clerissa Copeland (BSc Hons.), Sharon Hanna (Support Analyst) Background on the Open Educational Resource (OER) project. Using the biology program as a pilot venue, the team is building open educational resources […]

OER Project Spotlight: Ainu Content

OER Project Spotlight: Ainu Content

Project title: Introducing Ainu Content to Japanese Language Students Project Lead:  Nina Langton (UBCO Faculty) Project team: Mayu Takasaki (UBCO Lecturer) and Saki Irie (UBCO Student) Background on the Open Educational Resource (OER) project. The Ainu are the Indigenous people of Japan, but many students of the Japanese language are not aware of their existence. […]

OER Project Spotlight: Chemistry Learning Modules

OER Project Spotlight: Chemistry Learning Modules

Project title: Context-Embedded Guided-Inquiry Learning Modules for Large Introductory Chemistry Courses Project team: W. Stephen McNeil, Tamara K. Freeman, Riley J. Petillion Background on the Open Educational Resource project. UBC Okanagan chemistry professors Dr. McNeil and Dr. Freeman and PhD student Riley J. Petillion developed a series of guided-inquiry learning modules for use as small-group […]