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UBC Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final Competition is back again

  Image courtesy: UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – Three Minute Thesis (3MT)   From 2011 onward, UBC has hosted the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) academic competition. Interestingly, UBC was the first North American university to do so after 3MT was founded a decade ago by the University of Queensland.   Now with over 350 […]


by cIRcle staff – January 22, 2018

cIRcle in the headlines: December 2017 edition

Photo courtesy: Pixabay   Is it that time already? What happened to last week? Last month? This past year? Where does the time go nowadays? Time is a precious commodity. Many folks are in the throes of planning, organizing and setting goals for 2018 or wrapping up as many activities and projects as possible before […]


by cIRcle staff – December 15, 2017

Beyond the musical performance

  Above image is courtesy of Pixabay   In musical practice, there is an assortment of musical elements at “play”.   Just think. Real-time creative decision-making. Risk-taking. Collaboration.   So what happens when they all “play” together?   Improvisation! That is, musical improvisation.   “I’ll play it first and tell you what it’s called later.” […]


by cIRcle staff – December 12, 2017

In the Spotlight: UBC Faculty Research Collection

  Above image is courtesy of Pixabay   At the University of British Columbia (UBC), the ‘highest calibre [of] research faculty and students’ create, innovate and inspire while they work and study at its two campuses located in Vancouver and in the Okanagan Valley. According to UBC 2016/17 figures, it ‘secures approximately $600 million in […]


by cIRcle staff – November 23, 2017

Government of Canada invests $265 million plus in SSHRC funding support for researchers across Canada

  News Release from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC):   Research is at the heart of understanding the challenges and opportunities people face in areas such as education, immigration and technology. That’s why the Government of Canada continues to support the work of our country’s social scientists and humanities researchers. The […]


by cIRcle staff – November 15, 2017