Open Education 101

Online virtual event

This session will provide an overview of the open education movement including what it is and why it matters.

Write Advice: You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Candy (and answers)

University Centre (UNC) 3272 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Do you have research papers, lab reports, essays, essay exams or other written assignments that are stressing you out? Stop by and ask us anything about how to succeed in writing these assignments

Fitting Models to Data Not Data to Models Workshop Series: (Hierarchical) Generalized Linear Models

Library Building (LIB) 3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada

This workshop will introduce Generalized Linear Models (GLMs), which allow one to model non-Gaussian (i.e., non-normal) data.

By the end of this session, participants will be familiar with the three parts of GLMs (family of distribution, linear predictor, and link function) and will be able to decide what family of distributions and link function to choose for their data. They will also be able to interpret the output of the summary() function and diagnostic plots for (H)GLMs and recognize the limitations of (H)GLMs.

Free

Creative Commons and Copyleft Trolls

Online virtual event

This session will provide participants with a more in-depth understanding of Creative Commons licenses and some of the potential pitfalls when using and assigning licenses to your work.

Statistical Fundamentals: A Visual Approach Workshop Series—All About T-tests and Visualizations

Library Building (LIB) 3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada

This session will introduce participants to the various types of t-tests, including one-sample, two-sample, paired, and one-sided tests. Attendees will learn about the appropriate applications for each type and the visualization techniques that can enhance the interpretation of t-test results.

By the end of the session, participants should be able to apply and visually represent different t-tests, interpret their results, understand the implications of multiple testing corrections, and select the appropriate test for their data.

Free

OER Project Virtual Showcase and Poster Session

Online virtual event

The UBC OER Project Showcase will celebrate the innovative work of UBC faculty, students, and staff who have developed open educational resources (OER) projects supported by the UBCV OER Fund and UBCO ALT-2040 fund.

Fitting Models to Data Not Data to Models Workshop Series: Generalized Additive Models

Library Building (LIB) 3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada

This workshop will introduce Generalized Additive Models (GAMs), which allow one to fit models that are complex and nonlinear but easily interpretable, unlike many “black-box” machine learning models.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to fit GAMs in R using the mgcv package and understand the advantages of GAMs over GLMs and LMs.

Free

UBC Okanagan Books of the Year

Engineering, Management, and Education Building (EME) – Richard S. Hallisey Atrium (Lower atrium) 1137 Alumni Ave, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Join us for an informal reception celebrating the remarkable achievements of UBC Okanagan faculty.

UBC Reads Sustainability with Jody Wilson-Raybould

The Commons (COM) - Sawchuk Family Theatre (Engagement Theatre) 3297 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada +1 more

Featuring True Reconciliation: How to be a Force for Change How can just relations challenge colonialism? And how do we centre reconciliation and justice in climate solutions? Hear from former Member of Parliament, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and bestselling author Jody Wilson-Raybould, while connecting with a community striving to contribute […]

Statistical Fundamentals: A Visual Approach Workshop Series—Non-parametric Tests and Visualizations

Library Building (LIB) 3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada

This session will introduce participants to non-parametric tests, which are useful when data distributions do not meet the assumptions of parametric tests. Attendees will learn to compare the adaptability of these tests with different data distributions and to visualize their operation.

By the end of the session, participants should be able to choose and apply the appropriate non-parametric tests for their data, visualize the operation of these tests, and understand the challenges of multiple testing with non-parametric methods.

Free

Roots and Reflections: March

Online virtual event

Join us every month for an enriching experience as we delve into an array of Indigenous resources—captivating podcasts, thought-provoking articles, soul-stirring songs, enlightening book excerpts, poignant poems, compelling TV shows, and more.