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Data Futures

Data Futures

Faculty, staff, and student partners from UBC Okanagan Library and UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) were awarded a Data Champion grant from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada for their project, Data Futures. Data Futures centres on the effective management—collection, handling, and dissemination—of research data in graduate research labs and addresses issues of turning research data […]

Fun Collections

Fun Collections

Kid kits Designed to help keep kids busy while parents are studying, our three kid kits include a book and an activity in a plastic container. Choose from Lego, colouring, or dinosaurs. Borrow these at the Library Service Desk, the loan time is 2 hours, but this can be extended upon request.  CHECK AVAILABILITY   […]

Bringing Nature into the Library

Bringing Nature into the Library

Indoor Nature: A Library Wellbeing Initiative What are we doing? Bringing nature indoors through potted plants and images of trees. What do we need from you? Complete a short feedback survey on this initiative. Survey open through summer 2022. Plants and prints are throughout the first and second floors of the library – search for […]

Simpson Family Fonds Online

Simpson Family Fonds Online

Okanagan Special Collections releases Simpson Family Fonds online! The Simpson Family fonds is the cornerstone of Okanagan Special Collections and is the first archival collection acquired by UBC Okanagan Library. Images in this collection provide a valuable window into an historical era of Okanagan industry. Okanagan Special Collections has now digitized 700+ historical photographs from […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Books That Move You: Instagram Contest

Books That Move You: Instagram Contest

  –CONTEST CLOSED– Thanks to everyone who participated! Here is a great list of Books to Move You! The Impossible Climb by Mark Synnott Beartown by Fredrik Backman League of Denial, Little Girls in Tiny Boxes by Joan Ryan Moneyball by Michael Lewis Camino de Santiago by Hape Kerkeling Aboriginal Peoples & Sport in Canada […]

Author Event

Author Event

Authors in conversation: T’áncháy Redvers and Joshua Whitehead The UBC Okanagan Library is pleased to present a unique online author event celebrating the diversity of literature created by and for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer people on January 14. This event features writers and creators T’áncháy Redvers and Joshua Whitehead in conversation. Learn more