What is cIRcle?

cIRcle is the University of British Columbia's digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners. Materials in cIRcle are openly accessible to anyone on the web, and will be preserved for future generations. Learn more.



cIRcle Impact & Activity Report 2019-2020

  We are excited to share cIRcle’s Impact and Activity Report for 2019-2020! 2019-2020 was a year of milestones for cIRcle, UBC’s Research Repository. Early this spring, cIRcle celebrated passing the 70,000 open access item mark. This year also saw more than one million visitors to cIRcle content via the UBC Open Collections site. cIRcle […]


by cIRcle staff – September 15, 2020

We’re still open!

We’re still open! We are committed to helping our UBC community make their research openly available to the world via our digital repository, cIRcle. However, we will be reducing our response time for non-urgent requests to 7-10 business days as we transition to remote work. We will continue to review and deposit theses and dissertations […]


by cIRcle Staff – March 18, 2020

Year in Review – Special edition: Celebrating over a decade of cIRcle milestones

  Photo courtesy: Pixabay   Emerging as a two-year pilot project in 2007/8 under the auspices of the University of British Columbia’s Library, cIRcle began and remains the University’s digital repository for scholarly research and teaching materials created by the UBC community, its partners and affiliates.   Ranking highly among its North American peers and […]


by cIRcle staff – December 24, 2019

Hallmarking the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) at UBC through collaborative partnerships

    Did you know that, in 1998, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) was founded by John Willinsky in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC)? Its aim was and still is today to “improv[e] the scholarly and public quality of research”. UBC “support[s] scholarly pursuits that contribute to knowledge and […]


by cIRcle staff – November 29, 2019

New Syllabus Service for faculty and students is available at UBC

    Introduced as a new service to help UBC Vancouver faculty meet Canadian copyright law and Fair Dealing Requirements, the syllabus service provides them with the ability to upload their course readings/syllabi directly into the Library Online Course Reserves system (LOCR), part of the Canvas Learning Management Platform at UBC. It ensures that course […]


by cIRcle staff – November 18, 2019