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The UBC Wiki is a shared space for use by students, staff, and faculty at the University of British Columbia. It serves as a course repository, a personal and collaborative work space, a documentation depository, and a growing guide to everything and anything UBC. The information, resources, and links that it contains are created, expanded, and annotated by its users. It is constantly evolving and changing because every member can add to it and edit any page. The UBC Wiki is administered by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

UBC Wiki Tour

This screencast provides a quick introduction and tour of the wiki.


Organization and Purpose

A wiki is a website that stores information which is collectively created and edited. The UBC Wiki is both an information repository and a collaborative writing space. It is organized into different collections to accommodate its different purposes:

  • The root of the wiki is open space for articles related to the University of British Columbia.
  • Course-based content or activities should go to Course space. Here is a sample.
  • Documentation space is provided for documentation, support and other similar content. Here it is in action.
  • The Sandbox is your place to test, play, and work with the UBC Wiki.

Policies and Guidelines

This wiki is for use by students, staff, and faculty at the University of British Columbia. The UBC Wiki is a collaborative space for creating and sharing resources, be it for teaching and learning, research, or community engagement. We reserve the right to delete pornography, hate speech or other content that violates UBC's acceptable use policies.

All material uploaded to the UBC Wiki must comply with the Canadian copyright laws. Do not upload copyrighted material if you do not have permission to do so. Please see http://copyright.ubc.ca for more information.

The UBC Wiki is an open, community platform and anybody UBC CWL can edit it and anybody with an Internet connection can read it. Do not add private or confidential information to the UBC Wiki.

We are currently developing formal community policies and guidelines for the UBC Wiki. Please join the conversation.


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