Research Commons Workshops for November

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Good Afternoon,

We have been working hard to add services to the research commons that will help UBC’s graduate students even more.  At the end of October and going forward we added a new writing group that will offer feedback and support for graduate students to help them start and keep a writing habit.  This is in addition to all of our other continuing services.

Thank you for all of your help in passing this information along!

Here is the newsletter link:

With gratitude,

Mark Christensen
Student Coordinator
Koerner Library Research Commons

Coyote Keyboard Workshop by Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald, Nov 4, 2015, 12-1:30 pm

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Coyote's Keyboard - Dr. Archibald

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Q’um Q’um Xiiem, is Sto:lo and St’at’imc, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education, NITEP Director, and Professor in Educational Studies. She will share her scholarly writing experiences and guidance that she received from Indigenous Elders, storytellers, and Tricksters such as Coyote about Indigenous stories. In this session, she and those who attend will have an opportunity to share their approaches, concerns, and successes about the ways that Indigenous stories can shape our writing so that we address the heart, mind, body, and spirit in our scholarship. Dr. Archibald is the author of “Indigenous Storywork: Educating the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit” published by UBC Press in 2008.

The Coyote’s Keyboard Writing Series emphasizes ways of presenting and writing Indigenous scholarship. All are welcome to attend these sessions.

Coyote’s Keyboard – Dr. Archibald

Coyote’s Keyboard – Writing the Ph.D. Thesis in an Indigenous Voice: Content, Context, and Controversy, Sep. 30, 2015

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Coyote’s Keyboard
Writing the Ph.D. Thesis in an Indigenous Voice: Content, Context, and Controversy
Coyote's Keyboard Presentation about Thesis Writing, Sept 30, 2015
Wednesday, September 30
12:30 – 1:30
Light refreshments provided
Scarfe 310
Hosted by Ts”kel Indigenous Graduate Studies & the Indigenous Education Institute of Canada
Nisga’a Architect Patrick Stewart defended his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies at the First Nations House of Learning at UBC in April 2015. His decolonizing analysis of design paradigms for Indigenous architects was written in a non-standard form. The words on the page invoked both aural and visual patterns, Nisga’a expression, and Indigenous experience. Dr. Stewart’s controversial thesis received international media attention immediately after it was successfully defended. Does this work and the recent writing of other Indigenous scholars who challenge the assumptions of the academy represent an emergent space for Indigenous knowledge systems to transform universities? Dr. Stewart has explained aspects of his journey through the Ph.D. in the following ways: believing in my own life context culturally gave me strength to freely question the parameters of my life/work both professionally and academically i had to come to understand that underlying all of my thinking and writing was my personal belief in the importance of my culture through respect/relationships/relevance/reflection/reciprocity/redistribution/ responsibility
Please join Dr. Patrick Stewart for a conversation on culturally responsive academic writing returning to an Indigenous space of reflection and connection.

Graduate Pathways to Success September workshops

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Graduate Pathways to Success September workshops

Thursday, 17 September:
Submitting your Thesis (in person + via webinar)

9:00 – 10:15am, in person.  Register at: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/12980
1:00 – 2:15pm, via webinar.  Register at: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/12982

Doctoral Exam Preparation (in person + via webinar)

10:30 – 11:45am, in person.  Register at: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/12979
2:30 – 3:45pm, via webinar.  Register at: https://community.grad.ubc.ca/gps/event/12981
Wednesday, 23 September: The non-academic job search for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Wednesday, 30 September: Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (a Mitacs Step workshop)
Friday, 2 October and 5 October: Technical and Scientific Writing (a 2-day Mitacs Step workshop).
For complete session details see https://www.grad.ubc.ca/current-students/graduate-pathways-success/workshops-events

Funding – Newberry Library Fellowships, Due: Nov. 15, 2015

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The Newberry Library is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year!

Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise intriguing and often rare materials from our world-class collections; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships

Please circulate this announcement amongst colleagues and students.

Long-Term Fellowships
Deadline: November 15, 2015*
Long-Term Fellowships are intended to support individual scholarly research and promote serious intellectual exchange through active participation in the Newberry’s scholarly activities. Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application in order to eligible. Fellowships provide a stipend of $4,200 per month. For more information, including a list of available Long-Term Fellowships, please visit:www.newberry.org/long-term-fellowships

Short-Term Fellowships
Deadline: December 15, 2015*
Short-Term Fellowships are available to postdoctoral scholars, PhD candidates, and those who hold other terminal degrees. Most fellowships are restricted to scholars who live and work outside the Chicago Metro area. Short-Term Fellowships are generally awarded for one continuous month in residence at the Newberry, with stipends of $2,500 per month. Applicants must demonstrate a specific need for the Newberry’s collection. For more information, including a list of available Short-Term Fellowships, please visit: www.newberry.org/short-term-fellowships

*Please note our new deadlines for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Office of Research and Academic Programs
The Newberry Library

60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

312-255-3666 | research@newberry.org

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: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5669 Copyright for the Classroom July 15, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM For more information and to register, please visit: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5671