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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

UnRoman Romans

Author(s): Siobhán McElduff

Description: UnRoman Romans is a reader on socially stigmatized groups in ancient Rome: actors athletes, dancers, sex workers, and sexual non-conformists. This reader was created as part of a class and uses student-scholars who contributed parts of the reader as a course assignment. It contains out of copyright and original translations of ancient texts, along with introductions, glossaries, images and other explanatory material.

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).

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.

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