Day: June 15, 2015

Jul 8 to Aug 2015 – Summer Copyright Workshops at UBC

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Summer Copyright Workshops The Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office will offer a series of Copyright Workshops on consecutive Wednesday mornings in July and August this summer. The sessions will focus on author and creator rights; copyright in the classroom setting; copyright in the digital environment; copyright and conference presentations and copyright and publishing. The workshops will be presented by Chloe Riley with support from Stephanie Savage. All take place in Koerner 216, Wednesdays at 11:00 AM, from 8 July to 5 August. Copyright for Authors and Creators July 8, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM For more information and to register, please visit: Copyright for the Classroom July 15, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM For more information and to register, please visit:

Survey on Science Engagement for UBC

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Survey on Science engagement for UBC

UBC would like to recommend that you take a 10-15 minute survey that gets to the heart of what it means to be a scientist/researcher (a measurement of excellence in science engagement/outreach).

A working group at the Global Young Academy (where Dr. Kai Chan is a UBC representative) is a launching a novel effort to understand how engagement is assessed in our jobs and how we perceive it. It also seeks to assess how these perceptions about engagement, measurement, and importance, differ between researchers and their managers/heads of department, etc.
Link for university, government, NGO and industry staff with a PhD:
Link for students and postdocs:

UBC YRE Research Week Keynote Presentation Available Online

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YRE Research Week Keynote Presentation Available Online

This year’s Research Week keynote speaker for the Year of Research was Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres. Dr. Torres is the principal biographer of Paulo Freire, the Brazilian philosopher and critical social theorist, and is the founder of Paulo Freire Institutes in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and UCLA. His teaching and research interests include the political sociology of education, the impact of globalization on K- 12 and higher education, and the intersection of area studies, ethnic studies, and comparative studies.

His keynote speech, titled ‘Neoliberalism, Globalization Agendas and Banking Educational Policy: Is Popular Education An Answer?’ can be found here, and his PowerPoint presentation can be accessed here.

Please direct comments or questions to Joanne O’Connor at

Jobs – Graduate Research Assistant Opportunities – UBC Faculty of Science, Due: June 26, 2015.

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Graduate Research Assistant Opportunities – UBC Faculty of Science

GRA for the Writing Across the Curriculum Program and GRA for new courses in the Department of Chemistry

The GRA is expected (but not limited to) to do the following duties:

  • Review literature to gather published attitudinal surveys of similar nature to help guide the survey development process
  • Develop the survey tool (which may include the adaption of statements from existing surveys)
  • Run interviews to validate the survey
  • Finalize the survey for full implementation
  • Administer the survey and analyze data
  • Organize and conduct focus groups
  • Summarize focus group data
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours may be negotiated depending on availability; pay will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to by June 26th, 2015. In your cover letter, please indicate if you are interested in the Writing Across the Curriculum Project, the new courses in the Department of Chemistry project, or both.

For more information regarding either of these positions and for necessary qualifications please click here.