Science and Technology

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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. 

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.

The Science Education Initiative Handbook

Author(s): Stephanie V. Chasteen, Warren J. Code

Description: This openly-licensed Handbook is based on the Science Education Initiative (SEI), a transformative initiative aimed at changing STEM teaching practices in university settings.


Author(s): Tara Ivanochko, David Cassis, Jade Shiller, Benjamin Moore-Maley, Jongmun Kim, Sam Huang, Aden Sheikh, Gladys Oka

Description: Phyto’pedia is an online encyclopaedia of common phytoplankton from the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Inside, the reader will find an extensive database of high-resolution images indicating the characteristic features of a variety of genera and species paired with carefully written descriptions.

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.

The Mission, the Message, and the Medium – Science and Risk Communication in a Complex World

Author(s):Chelsea Himsworth, Kaylee Byers, and Jennifer Gardy

Description:This textbook covers many of the principles of science communication, as well as the theory and practice of risk communication. The content is divided into three main sections: 1) the ‘mission’ (why you are communicating), 2) the ‘message’ (what you are communicating), and 3) the ‘medium’ (how you are communicating).

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.