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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 […]

Records Storage Program OPEN

Records Storage Program OPEN

The Records Storage program, located within Okanagan Special Collections on the bottom floor of the Commons, is operational. Staff are regularly on campus and can accommodate any box transfers or access requests you have, though they will be subject to some special safety considerations due to Covid. They have also officiated the new records management […]

Notice to users: Upcoming service interruption

Notice to users: Upcoming service interruption

Library catalogue freeze scheduled for April 30 to May 10 Due to an upgrade to the Library’s catalogue, users will not be able to renew or recall materials or pay fines starting Friday April 30, 2021 at 1 p.m. Full service is expected to resume May 10, 2021 at 7 a.m. Users who have UBC […]