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iSchool at UBC: Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Christian Rapp

January 22, 2015

Cheese, chocolate and …? Results of two Swiss coordinated R&D projects in the area of instructional technology (Social Media Usage for teaching, learning and research in HE. Teaching & Learning Academic Writing).

 

UBC Sustainability Scholars – internship opportunity with UBC Sustainability Initiative (Digital Engagement)

January 21, 2015

In collaboration with on-campus and off-campus sustainability partners, the UBC Sustainability Initiative is very pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in a funded sustainability internship project. Students are hired by UBC and receive $20 per hour to work up to 200 project hours between January and April 2015 (the distribution of […]

 

MACL Colloquium Wednesday January 21st featuring Kit Pearson

January 19, 2015

The UBC Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program presents the award-winning writer of books for children, Kit Pearson, who will speak on “An Open Book: The Redemption of Story.”

 

iSchool Faculty Publishes New Book on User Engagement

January 15, 2015

“Measuring User Engagement” was a collaboration between academic and industry researchers. As a result of our unique perspectives, we were able to combine small-scale (studies with handfuls of participants in lab or naturalistic settings) and large-scale (millions of data points from web searchers) to highlight existing and emerging methods and measures of user engagement. A […]

 

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship

January 15, 2015

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Amount: $16,000 – $18,000 Deadline: G+PS deadline 13 February, 2015, check with your graduate program for their internal deadline The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of […]

 

2015 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award

January 15, 2015

The Pinkett Award was established in 1993 and recognizes and acknowledges minority graduate students, such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists. The recipients of the award will receive full […]

 

Donald Peterson Student Scholarship

January 14, 2015

The Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award Subcommittee invites applications from archival science students and recent graduates of archival programs. The award subsidizes travel to the SAA Annual Meeting for students presenting research or actively participating in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.

 

NASIG Application Cycle for 2015 Grants, Awards, and Scholarships

January 14, 2015

NASIG is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2015 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the Annual Conference being held in Washington, D.C., May 27-30, 2015. Established in 1985, NASIG is an international organization committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas among all people working with or […]

 

Letter from the Director: US Direct Loan Funding Affecting US Students at the iSchool at UBC

January 12, 2015

We at the iSchool are all greatly disturbed by the sudden and unexpected withdrawal of the Direct Loan funding source for US students. We know this affects a number of you and we have been working with UBC’s Enrolment Services to clarify the issue as well as explore ways to support our students. This recent […]

 

iSchool Faculty Member Awarded Grant from OCLC

January 8, 2015

Assistant Professor Eric Meyers has received a $15,000 award from OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.) and OCLC Research in collaboration with the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) for his proposal "Easy as Pi: Developing Computational Thinking in the Public Library."