December Workshops at UBC

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Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean A Lot!

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: tables of contents, page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more! As well, find out more about the resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome; some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful.

Thursday, December 4th at 9:30am – 11:30am

Monday, December 8th at 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? See our Consultations page to book a session:

Citation Management Using ProQuest Flow, Zotero, or Mendeley

Need to manage large numbers of references and citations as part of your research, teaching or administrative work? Citation management tools are for you. These tools provide a simple way to store, organize and retrieve your citations in an effective manner, and can also help you in formatting in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.

Sign up for a tool specific hands-on workshop about the core concepts of citation management and detailed instruction for use of either Zotero, ProQuest Flow, or Mendeley.

Citation Management Using Zotero:

Tuesday, December 2nd at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Citation Management Using Mendeley:

Thursday, December 11th at 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Are you new to citation management tools entirely, or do you have advanced-user questions? See our Consultations page to book a one-on-one session:


Workshop 4- Regression Analysis

Regression analysis is a statistical process for estimating the relationships among variables. We can use regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another. Do you wonder how to do linear and logistic regression analysis with SPSS? Do you want to learn about simple and multivariate regression modeling? Register for the SPSS Regression workshop to get a sense of it all!

Wednesday, December 3rd at 11:00am – 1:00pm

Copyright Workshops and Events

Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Publishing

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM


Have questions about plagiarism and academic integrity? What about self-plagiarism and gift authorship? This workshop will cover what you need to know to get your work out there ethically while preserving your own rights to it.

Register Here:

Author Rights, Funding Mandates, and Open Access Publishing

Tuesday December 9th, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM


Curious about managing copyright in academic publishing, locating funder open access policies, and the different options available for open access publishing? Come to this workshop to learn about these topics and more!

Register Here:

Copyright for the Classroom

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Have questions about screening films in class, distributing readings to your students, or using someone else’s images in your presentation slides or online course pages? What about your students’ use of copyrighted materials in their assignments and online postings? Come to this workshop to get answers to these questions and more!

Register Here:

Ethics and RISe Unite: A Step by Step Workshop on How to Complete your BREB Application

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM


This interactive workshop is designed to help you understand the ethical issues present in your research while at the same time giving you hands on assistance navigating the UBC Behavioural Research Ethics Board (BREB) online application process. You may start your BREB application in the workshop or continue to work on one that you have already started. Those who are not ready to start their own application will be directed to create a practice application in the session. The workshop will be facilitated by a member of the BREB administration and the UBC RISe team (computer interface). The session will be approximately 1.5 hours. Facilitators: Snezana Milosevic and Jean Ruiz.

Best Practices for Research Data Management

Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM


How do you manage your research data? Join us for a research data management planning workshop designed to help researchers incorporate some best practices for data management into their own research environment. We will address such questions as: What standards for file naming and metadata will you use? What repository will you deposit your data into? Do you need permission to share your data? In addition, we will discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review helpful data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan. We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.

Data Café

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 11:00AM


The Data Cafe is a place for socialising data. Librarians get together and discuss topics of interests related to research data. The December session will focus on Data Citations.

Research Methodology Course Offerings Survey

A friendly reminder, the Office of Graduate Programs and Research seeks your input on research methodology course offerings in the Faculty of Education.  Please click on the link to access the survey.  Thanks for participating!

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