Undergraduate Lower Division

Pathology: From the Tissue Level to Clinical Manifestations and Inter-professional Care Pathology:

Author(s):Jennifer Kong, Helen Dyck

Description:This multimedia resource provides the science behind the disease that a health care professional is managing and an explanation of the signs and symptoms a patient is experiencing, starting at the tissue level.

Undergraduate – Introductory Chemistry Flipped Classroom Modules

Author(s):Riley Petillion, W. Stephen McNeil, Tamara Freeman

Description:This learning activity is designed to be used in a large introductory chemistry course, as part of a larger module of learning activities that includes prior viewing of an interactive instructional video.

Undergraduate – Introductory Chemistry Guided Inquiry Activities

Author(s):Riley Petillion, W. Stephen McNeil, Tamara Freeman

Description:This guided inquiry learning activity is designed to be used in a large introductory chemistry course.

Undergraduate – Introductory Chemistry Context Study Activities

Author(s): Riley Petillion, W. Stephen McNeil, Tamara Freeman

Description:This learning activity is designed to be used in a large introductory chemistry course, as part of a larger module of learning activities that include a prior reading of a short background information document.

Clinical Anatomy

Author(s): Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, Claudia Krebs, Marianne Brophy, Kim Campbell, Simone Gruenig, Melanie Willson, Flaviana Vieira, Nicole Bernardes, Janet Currie, Thayanthini Tharmaratnam, Carrie Miller, Olivia May Holuszko, Paige Blumer, & Monika Fejtek. (2020).

Description:This resource provides foundational knowledge for healthcare professionals related to the physiology of lactation.

FNH 200: Introductory Food Science Course Modules and Content

Author(s):Judy Chan

Description:Students are introduced to chemical and physical properties of foods; issues pertaining to safety; nutritive value and consumer acceptability of food, food quality and additives; food preservation techniques and transformation of agricultural commodities into food products; foods of the future.

Asking Scientific Questions

Author(s): Tara Ivanochko

Description:Six videos cover topics of pollination, sustainable fisheries, invasive species, wildfire management, water resources and alternative energy production. A series of in-class activities  use these videos to practice asking scientific questions and aligning questions with data.

Physics and Astronomy Open Education Courses

Author(s): Georg Rieger, Stefan Reinsberg

Description:The Department of Physics & Astronomy currently have three large open courses in the undergraduate program: Introductory Physics (PHYS 100 – course + online labs), Dynamics and Waves (PHYS 117), and Electricity, Light and Radiation (PHYS 118).

Tort Law

Author(s): Samuel Beswick

Description: The law of obligations concerns the legal rights and duties owed between people. Three primary categories make up the common law of obligations: tort, contract, and unjust enrichment. This casebook provides an introduction to tort law: the law that recognises and responds to civil wrongdoing.

Soil Web 200

Author(s):Krzic, M., K. Wiseman, L. Dampier, S. Grand, J. Wilson and D. Gaumont-Guay

Description:SoilWeb200 provides students with online, interactive, graphical, video and text-based information to assist them in understanding fundamental soil science concepts. It also relates these concepts to various soil management issues. SoilWeb200 is used to support the lecture and lab-based teaching methods in the APBI 200 – Introduction to Soil Science course.


Bryan Gick, Kathleen Currie Hall, Hotze Rullmann, Martina Wiltschko, Strang Burton, and many additional UBC language instructors.

Description:Through the practical use of novel ultrasound visual technology, these resources enable Speech Science and Linguistics students to become better speech therapists, vocal trainers, language teachers, and communicators.

PLP: An Introduction to Mathematical Proof

Author(s): Seçkin Demirbaş, Andrew Rechnitzer

Description: An Introduction to Mathematical Proof is a textbook on mathematical thinking, logic and proof-writing that emphasizes not only mathematical correctness, but clarity of exposition and the building of intuition that is so critical to constructing proofs.

Optimal, Integral, Likely: Optimization, Integral Calculus, and Probability for Students of Commerce and the Social Sciences

Author(s): Bruno Belevan, Parham Hamidi, Nisha Malhotra, Elyse Yeager

Description: Optimal, Integral, Likely is a free, open-source textbook intended for UBC’s course MATH 105: Integral Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences.

RMST 202: Literatures and Cultures of the Romance World II, Modern to Postmodern

Author(s): Jon Beasly-Murray

Description: In this course, we read literary texts, mostly novels, originally written in French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The site comes with lectures for each text (as well as an introductory and concluding lecture) in video format, uploaded to YouTube; written transcripts are also provided. There are also conversation videos (also uploaded to YouTube) with other experts in the field. In addition there are many additional resources, not the least of which are the contributions of students, who post weekly responses to the reading. All this is organized both in terms of the authors covered and via a tag cloud of major concepts.

Open Problem Bank for Physics (OPBP)

Author(s): Firas Moosvi, Jake Bobowski, John Hopkinson, Reza Khanbabaie

Description: The Open Problem Bank for Physics (OPBP) is meant to be used with introductory physics courses that are either calculus or algebra-based. It pairs nicely with the OpenStax College or University Physics textbooks developed by Rice University.

Physics 100 OpenStax Textbook

Author(s): Paul Peter Urone, Roger Hinrichs, Kim Dirks, Manjula Sharma

Description:Students in the physics course, Introductory Physics (PHYS 100), previously used a commercial textbook as well as four other services or tools to support learning in the course. Beginning in September 2015 they began using College Physics, an open textbook published through Rice University’s OpenStax service. Instructors have integrated the free, openly available textbook into their course website, which was developed by a team of instructors, graduate students and staff members and is hosted on the edX Edge platform.

LAST100: Intro to Latin American Studies

Author(s): UBC Department of Latin American Studies

Description:LAST100, “Introduction to Latin American Studies” provides an overview of the culture and society of Latin America from ancient to contemporary times, and from Argentina to Mexico. Particular attention is paid to the ways in which the region is constructed and represented, and to the cultural politics of race, gender, and class. 

MATH 105 Probability Module

Author(s): UBC Department of Mathematics

Description: A set of open resources, which focus specifically on probability, for students in MATH 105 at UBC. The content on the MATH 105 Probability Module has been released into the public domain.

The Infinite Series Module

Author(s): UBC Department of Mathematics
Description: The Math Exam Resources wiki is a community project started in March 2012 by graduate students at the UBC Math Department and it features hints and worked out solutions to past math exams. The goal of the project is to provide an open and free educational resource to undergraduate students taking math courses, with a strong emphasis for first and second year courses. The provided solutions do not simply provide what the answer is, but instead focus on the processes that it takes to solve the problem. 

Practical Meteorology: An Algebra-based Survey of Atmospheric Science

Author(s): Roland Stull

Description: Practical Meteorology is an open textbook created by Roland Stull and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. 

BCcampus OER Student Toolkit

Author(s): Daniel Munro, Jenna Omassi, Brady Yano

Description: This toolkit aims to provide information on how to successfully advocate for greater OER adoption on campus for any interested student societies/associations as well as individual students. It intends to serve primarily post-secondary students in Canada working to support open education, but we hope it will be useful to students from any country. Greater OER adoption results in a greater amount of student dollars saved, pedagogical benefits in the classroom, and benefits to society more broadly, and this toolkit both explains these benefits and provides some guidance on how students can help them to be achieved. 

Open Case Studies

Author(s): Daniel Munro, Christina Hendricks, Kevin Doering, Will Engle, Rie Namba, Erin Fields, Deb Chen, Lucas Wright

Description: This project has brought together faculty and students from across departments and Faculties to co-create an interdisciplinary, open educational resource on sustainability and environmental ethics. The structure and open nature of this resource will allow faculty and students to contribute to and provide commentary on a collection of case studies through the lens of their respective academic disciplines. The resource has been developed using the UBC Wiki and will be continued to be built upon throughout the project.

Differential Calculus for the Life Sciences

Author(s): Leah Edelstein-Keshet

Description: Differential Calculus for the Life Sciences is an open textbook created by Leah Edelstein-Keshet. Calculus arose as a tool for solving practical scientific problems through the centuries. However, it is often taught as a technical subject with rules and formulas (and occasionally theorems), devoid of its connection to applications. In this textbook, the applications form an important focal point, with emphasis on life sciences.

forall x (UBC Edition)

Author(s): Jonathan Ichikawa, P.D. Magnus

Description: This is an open-access introductory logic textbook, prepared by Jonathan Ichikawa, based on P.D. Magnus’s forallx. This book is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. It contains content, practice exercises, symbolic notations, and solutions to selected exercises.

Multilingual Forestry Dictionary

Author(s): UBC Faculty of Forestry

Description: An open, online, multilingual forestry dictionary that students can grow and refine. The dictionary caters to the diversity of languages in our UBC Faculty of Forestry and provide a BC forestry context to key terms and their definitions. This dictionary is a tool for international students as they transition to UBC, making it easier to learn and thrive.

Toolkit for Teaching Communication Skills in Social Work

Author(s): Marie Nightbird, Kelly Allison

Description: This open toolkit includes five videos demonstrating basic communication skills and a teaching guide for instructors. The videos are a series of short vignettes of counselling sessions between a social worker and a client.

Participatory Publishing : Zines as Open Pedagogy

Author: Alexandra Alisauskas, Erin Fields, and Jessi Taylor

Description:This resource contains a presentation outlining the integration of zines into a Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice Course, an outline of the zine assignment, and a zine on using images.

The Laws of Settlement – 54 Laws Underlying Settlements Across Scale and Culture

Author(s): Erick Villagomez

Description: Laws of Settlement revives, updates and refreshes the ’54 Laws of Settlements’ outlined in Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis’ seminal book Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements, making them relevant to the problems we face in the 21st century.

Let’s Read French

Author(s):Somayeh Kamranian, Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, and Jean Giono

Description: An open text reader of Public Domain 19th century French Literature with interactive language learning activities. The text could be read by students who have level B1 and B2 (intermediate and upper intermediate) in French, but by adding the synonym of some of the words in English, we tried to make it accessible for the students who have level A2 (elementary level).

Inorganic Chemistry for Chemical Engineers

Author(s): Vishakha Monga, Paul Flowers, Klaus Theopold, William R. Robinson, and Richard Langle

Description: The main objective of this book is to introduce students to the basic principles of inorganic chemistry and link them with current applications relevant to a chemical engineer.

Foundations of Chemical and Biological Engineering I

Jonathan Verrett, Rosie Qiao, and Rana A

Description:This text for chemical and biological engineering contains such topics as carbon capture from power plant emissions and ammonia production for use in fertilizers.

Introduction to Latin American Studies

Author(s):Jon Beasley-Murray

Description:LAST100, “Introduction to Latin American Studies” provides an overview of the culture and society of Latin America from ancient to contemporary times, and from Argentina to Mexico.

CLP-1 Differential Calculus

Author(s): Joel Feldman, Andrew Rechnitzer and Elyse Yeager

Description:This textbook covers single variable differential calculus. It also includes an additional problem book that contains a curated collection of problems which are relevant to most Calculus-I courses.

Spectacles in the Roman World

Author(s):Siobhán McElduff

Description:This is a collection of primary sources on Roman games and spectacles in their various forms, created for CLST 260