Have you heard the buzz about the new GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award launched on July 9, 2012 at UBC Vancouver?
The GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award represents a joint collaborative of the UBC Vancouver Graduate Student Society and cIRcle / UBC Library. Its purpose is twofold: firstly, to feature UBC as a leader in the open dissemination of exemplary non-thesis graduate coursework; and, secondly, to create an incentive for graduate students to populate cIRcle with material beyond theses and dissertations. All submissions to this collection are approved by students’ course instructors.
The first Award, as approved by the UBC Vancouver Senate, will be made in October 2012.
Why is this Award such an important initiative? See the direct quote we received directly from your GSS President at UBC Vancouver:
“This opportunity is exactly the kind of thing that I hoped for when I started out as a graduate student. It is an opportunity to be recognized by my peers outside of the normal networks. This is an important initiative both for the collegial spirit it promotes and the way it encourages us to collaborate more openly. We look forward to hearing from you!“
—Conny Lin, GSS President
So, could you be eligible to win this Award? Make sure you check out the Award criteria and additional information readily available at: http://circle.sites.olt.ubc.ca/gss-graduate-student-society-open-scholar-award/.
Did You Know?
Concerning the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award, four awards will be made per annum, two in April and two in October. Find out what types of material you can submit by visiting: http://circle.sites.olt.ubc.ca/gss-graduate-student-society-open-scholar-award/.
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