In case you missed it, both the UBC Annual Report 2014-2015 and the UBC Library Community Report 2014/15 were released earlier this month (July 2015).
In the UBC Annual Report 2014-2015, you will read about “how UBC students, alumni, faculty and staff are enhancing every part of society by advancing human knowledge and economic prosperity through innovation”. The report also features the increased investment of research funding up by $13 million compared to last year; how UBC Okanagan has almost doubled its industry partnerships since 2012; and, a securing of 803 industry-sponsored research contracts in 2014–15.
Read the full annual report at: http://annualreport.ubc.ca/
In the UBC Library Community Report 2014/15, you can learn about the five key milestones achieved through the stories and comments shared. One key highlight is found under the section, “Partnering for Research Success” about the new Research Data Management site and the university’s open access guidelines which support the Canadian government’s recent Tri-Agency Open Access Policy. An example of such open access, research and knowledge dissemination is the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award which showcases faculty-approved, non-thesis graduate student work.
Read the full community report at: http://about.library.ubc.ca/community-report/
About the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award (two awards valued at $500 each)
The GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award aims to feature UBC as a leader in the open dissemination of graduate non-thesis coursework projects or manuscripts subject to instructor approval. Award details at: http://circle.sites.olt.ubc.ca/gss-graduate-student-society-open-scholar-award/
Above excerpt was taken from the UBC Annual Report 2014-2015 site