We invite you to be the first to map yourself (5 minutes to complete). UBC's Map of Knowledge will be drawn based on your input!

  1. 1.Research, teaching and administrative collaborations are the subject

  2. 2.Collaborators may be inside or outside UBC (academia, communities, industries, governments or NGOs)

  3. 3.Faculty, staff and students are all welcome

A university builds upon its people but sparkles with the interactions among them. This project aims to survey the intellectual interactions at UBC and draw UBC’s Map of Knowledge.

EgO-Centric Net

The net evolves

a tree or a net?

ubc in the world

Here is a map of UBC as a formal institution. Joint appointments enrich the picture a bit and bridge across departments.

But people are connected much more fluidly via channels such as co-teaching a course, co-authoring a paper or co-brainstorming an idea...Below are a few examples

  1. celebrities at twitter

  2. network of Jesus

  3. board members of companies

How about UBC as networked individuals?

People change, so as their networks...

Please note what happened after 1990 when Dr. Paul Miller was hired...

How big is UBC’s footprint?

Projecting UBC’s scholarship onto the globe, we find UBC covers...

  1. Bullet Vancouver

  2. Bullet British Columbia

  3. Bullet Canada

  4. Bullet North America

  5. Bullet or the whole world...?

re-draw ubc?

Researchers segmented Britain based on people’s interactions.

Can we re-draw UBC based on people’s intellectual collaborations?

Do UBC’s administrative boundaries of faculties and departments respect the more organic ways in which people interact?

Here is a java animation to show the sub-communities being identified.


Notes: all above maps are made up by the research team using mockup data. Real maps will be generated using the data collected in the survey.

Who’s Dr. Miller?

Zoom into him and find out, or link to his personal website.

The map could be the portal to UBC web pages, personal or departmental...

Map Yourself
@ UBChttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ubcknowledgenetwork

Thank you again for your interest and you may please start mapping yourself, contact the research team for any questions, or experiment with an interactive map. The results will be released in August 2011 on this website. 

Find yourself