Open Access and Undergraduate Research

In this Webcast sponsored by Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Henry Yu, Associate Professor, Department of History, UBC discusses his work with students in the INSTRCC program and how they use the web to make migration stories and memories easily and openly accessible to the public using tools like YouTube. He also shared other ways in which he works with undergraduate students to make their rigourous and imaginative research available to a wide audience beyond UBC.

Sonja Embree, Associate Director, Undergraduate Research Opportunities, UBC will discuss the promotion and dissemination of undergraduate student research through digital archiving. Sonja oversees various programs and initiatives to get undergraduate students involved in research, including the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program and Conference. In collaboration with cIRcle, students in the program are required to attend a workshop on publishing and copyright and deposit their final projects in cIRcle.

This video presentation gives us exciting examples of student engaged learning project that use Open Access to drive the results we see how exciting it can be for students to produce results that will have a lasting impact. Be sure to listen to the Q&A after Professor YU’s presentation. He comments on how his approach build in quality control happens with peer review, and peer accountability.

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