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Biochemistry within Nitrogen and Carbon Cycling Figures

Author(s): Lindsay Rogers
Description: A collection of open figures for visualizing electron transport chains functioning within the global nitrogen cycle and the global carbon cycle.

Animated Accounting

Author(s): Dr. Rajesh Vijayaraghavan, Dr. Sunah Cho, et al.

Description:These resources aims to improve students’ conceptual understanding of fundamental accounting principles while also developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Data Science for Kinesiology

Author(s): Hyosub Kim

Description:This open textbook is aimed primarily at students and researchers in Kinesiology who want to learn how to work with and make sense of data using Python.

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.

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.

Learner-Centered Syllabus Toolkit


Description:This toolkit provides questions for reflection, suggestions, and sample language for writing syllabi at UBC Vancouver.

Hindi Grammar Lecture Series

Author(s):Sunil Bhatt

Description:The Hindi Grammar Lecture Series with Sunil Bhatt is a YouTube video series created to help students learn Hindi as a second language. Each video will cover one grammar point, explaining it in detail and giving some example sentences. This resource is beneficial for students learning independently, as well as for use in the classroom.

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.

The Japanese Women Directors Project

Author(s):Colleen Laird

Description:Japanese Women Director’s Project is a public-facing production of resources designed as educational materials that can be experienced individually or incorporated into a classroom syllabus. Each Digital Dialogue contains suggestions for additional viewings and readings, as well as sample discussion questions.

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).

Scientific Writing for Health Research

Author(s): Ehsan Karim, Dahn Jeong, Fardowsa Yusuf

Description: This website has a focus on scientific communication and manuscript writing, and provides a a step-by-step educational guide on how to write scientific articles for peer-reviewed journals.

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.

Rock the Boat: Using Theatre to Reimagine Graduate Supervision

Author(s):Susan Cox, Michael Lee, Matthew Smithdeal, Tala Maragha

Description:Rock the Boat is an open-access multimedia resource designed to provoke dialogue about graduate supervision relationships within universities, and their impact on student and faculty wellbeing.

Principles of Social Psychology – 1st International Edition

Author(s):Charles Stangor, Rajiv Jhangiani, Hammond Tarry, Benjamin Cheung

Description:This is an adaptation by Benjamin Cheung of Principles of Social Psychology-1st International Edition for UBC Psych 308A.

Digital Meijis: Revisualizing Modern Japanese History at 150

Author(s):Tristan R. Grunow, Naoko Kato

Description:Digital Meijis: Re-visualising Modern Japanese History at 150 is a curated and edited collection on the Meiji Period, pairing digitized materials and documents with historical narrative and interpretive analysis.

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.

Physiology of Lactation

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.

Introduction to the Nepali Language

Author: Binod Shrestha
Description: Introduction to the Nepali Language provides students with an introduction to basic Nepali vocabulary and grammar in order to respectfully engage in interactions that might take place in a community setting. It is designed as a self-paced, open access course and offers learners a basic introduction to the Nepali language, with lessons on script, grammar, basic vocabulary, and guidance on how to carry out a basic conversation.

Introduction to the Tibetan Language

Author(s): Sonam Rinchen Chusang

Description: Introduction to the Tibetan Language provides an introduction for students to study colloquial expressions in Lhasa Tibetan. It is designed as a self-paced, open access course and offers learners a basic introduction to the Tibetan Language, with lessons on script, grammar, basic vocabulary, and guidance on how to carry out a basic conversation.

Digital Himalaya Project

Author(s):Mark Turin, Alan Macfarlane

Description: The Digital Himalaya project preserves in a digital medium archival anthropological materials from the Himalayan region that are quickly degenerating in their current forms, including films in various formats, still photographs, sound recordings, field notes, maps and rare journals.

HIST 396: North American Environmental History

Author(s): Tina Loo

Description:A UBC History course taught by Tina Loo that was part of the WikiMedia Foundation Canada Education Program, which is aimed at enlisting university faculty and students in the task of grounding Wikipedia articles in the existing scholarly literature. Reflections by the instructor available.

Arts One Open

Author(s): Jason Lieblang, Derek Gladwin, Jon Beasley-Murray, Robert Crawford, Jill Fellows, Christina Hendricks, Brandon Konoval, Deanna Kreisel, Renisa Mawani, Brian McIlroy, Kevin McNeilly, Gavin Paul, Arlene Sindelar, Caroline Williams

Description:Arts One Open provides Creative Commons licensed recordings and other material from lectures given by some of UBC’s most experienced and distinguished teachers. These instructors hope to provoke you to think in new ways about authors from Plato to Shakespeare, Defoe to Coetzee, and about issues such as knowledge, monstrosity, science, and politics.

eNunciate Pronunciation Resource

Author(s): UBC Department of Linguistics, UBC Deparment of Asian Studies

Description:The eNunciate site is an openly licensed resource that developed that was born out of the collaboration of the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Asian Studies, so that the former could apply the ultrasound technology to test biovisual feedback (Gick, et al. 2008) in the context of the second language learning, and the latter could provide students with video materials to help them to improve their pronunciation outside the class.

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.

LAW423b: Video Game Law

Author(s): Jon Festinger

Description:The interactive entertainment and video game industries are governed by a variety of international and domestic laws dealing with intellectual property, communications, contracts, tort liability, obscenity, employment, defamation, and freedom of expression. The goal of this course is to continue scholarship in the area and the instructors are providing open access to course content, including lecture notes and slides, as well as open discussion on the course site.

Evidence-based Science Education in Action

Author(s): UBC Faculty of Science

Description:An open collection of video demonstrations of classroom, lab and other instructional strategies which was inspired by the observation that instructors are most likely to consider trying new teaching strategies after watching a colleague or a video that demonstrates the strategy in action in a real setting. The videos are not documentaries or testimonials, but are demonstrations of students learning, and teaching strategies in action. 

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. 

Neuroanatomy at UBC

Author(s): Claudia Krebs; Monika Fejtek

Description:Neuroanatomy at UBC is a website that includes photographs, diagrams, illustrations, MRI scans, and 3D reconstructions of functionally important parts of the human brain. The website is maintained by Dr. Claudia Krebs, a senior instructor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at UBC. All original content on the Neuroanatomy at UBC website is licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 license.

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. 

Phylo: The Trading Card Game

Author(s): David Ng

Description: Phylo is a card game that makes use of the wonderful, complex, and inspiring things that inform the notion of biodiversity; and an exercise in crowd sourcing, open access, and open game development. 

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.