Welcome to the Chapman Learning Commons

The Chapman Learning Commons centers student perspectives on university, including everything from academics and study skills to wellness and personal growth. We strive to enhance the experience of all UBC students, particularly first year students, through peer-led, student-driven initiatives.

We are located on the 3rd floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, where you can find our friendly student-staff at our Help Desk. We aim to cultivate a sense of community on campus through our spaces, services, and programming.

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Come chat with a librarian about your library questions! See our events and workshops page for the link to join on Zoom.

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Meet Us

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Chapman Learning Common Assistants

We are a team of 15 students studying everything from Electrical Engineering to Creative Writing. We staff the Help Desk and develop online resources for fellow students. One thing about university is certain: you probably have questions! We’re here to help when your laptop is almost out of battery, when it’s your first time printing on campus, or when you need some advice from a student who has been through it too. Find us at the Help Desk on the third floor of IKBLC.

Story of this website

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This website is an evolving collection of student-curated learning resources. It was developed in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology.

Our online content goes hand-in-hand with our in-person services in the Chapman Learning Commons, where we provide access to advanced technologies, collaborative work areas, workshop space, and learning support.

About the CLC

The Chapman Learning Commons officially opened in 2002, with renovations completed in 2020 to reinvigorate the space. The CLC’s history is rooted in the history of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and its previous iteration, the Main Library, one of the first three buildings build on the UBC-V campus.

The CLC is located on the stolen ancestral and traditional territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. UBC is a product of a long history of colonialism, and colonialism is an ongoing reality for Indigenous Peoples around the world today. We are thankful to be able to learn and work on these lands and hope to foster a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment at the CLC.

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