Events & workshops: Community Scholars Program

Upcoming workshops

Workshop: Introduction/Refresher: The Community Scholars Program and Portal (November 24)

This workshop is for registered Community Scholars

Whether you're new to the Community Scholars Program, or if it's been a while and you're ready to dig in, this session is for you. 

This online workshop (hosted on Zoom) will cover:

  • introduction to the program
  • what you can find in the Community Scholars Portal
  • signing in to the Community Scholars Portal
  • conducting a basic search and getting "better" results
  • saving, downloading, printing, emailing the materials you find

...and a chance to have your questions answered and to meet other program participants

* We'd also love to hear more about your work and how the program can best support you. 

Wednesday, November 24
Zoom link will be sent by email the day before the session

Upcoming information sessions

Are you currently working at a BC non-profit or charity and want to learn more about Community Scholars? We frequently host in-person meetings around the province for you to meet a Community Scholars Librarian, learn about the program and how you can get involved, and connect with other non-profits and charities in your region.

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Breaking Down Barriers to Research Access with Academic Librarians

November 18, 2:00-3:00 online, 3:00-5:00 in person.

This event is hosted by 312 Main and SFU CERi and consists of an online session followed by an in-person Pop-Up Library and reception. From 2-3, join librarians from the Community Scholars Program and UBC's Learning Exchange to hear how their work supports community acces to academic publications. From 3-5, drop by the lobby of 312 Main to say hello, get research assistance, grab a cookie, and more.


Upcoming journal club meetings

Journal clubs are like book clubs, but with scholarly articles as the reading material. Community Scholars gather semi-monthly to discuss a research article from the Community Scholars Portal that is relevant to the work they do. An important part of journal clubs is reflections from the participants about how their own experiences affirm, counter, trouble, or otherwise relate to the readings. You can see our past meetings and readings on the All Community Scholars Workshops page.

Sign-up here to receive notifications about upcoming journal club meetings for either of the groups mentioned below.

Check out our Tips on reading and evaluating academic papers to help get the most out of the journal club papers and other articles that you read.

Are you intrigued by the idea of a Journal Club and think it might work for you with a different topic or theme? Please get in touch! 

Supporting Seniors Journal Club

Next Meeting: TBD

Journal Club on Housing & Homelessness

Next Meeting: TBD

Past workshops and events

Please visit our listing of All Community Scholars Workshops to see the full list of workshops and events we've offered in the past.