Call for Content: UBC Centennial Website

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Submission Deadline:
Friday, April 24, 2015

Contact
Gerald Calderon, Centennial Office
gerald.calderon@ubc.ca

About the UBC Centennial Website and the Call for Content

The official UBC Centennial website will launch in summer 2015 and will serve as the digital portal for UBC’s Centennial. Showcasing the university’s collective achievements, global impact and connection to the community, the website will provide a great opportunity for faculties and administrative units across both campuses to contribute their unique stories to UBC’s 100th anniversary. Specifically, the Centennial Office is looking for stories and content for each of the following four key areas:

  1. Engaging stories on collaboration/connections
  2. Global Impact Map
  3. Timeline
  4. Facts and Figures

1. Engaging stories on collaboration/connections

UBC has always been about collaboration, with different people, disciplines and partnerships working together to impact the world in a positive way.  The central message of UBC’s Centennial will therefore convey how UBC builds deep connections both locally and globally, and will show how our connections from the past, present and even the future, create new possibilities.

Unique and unexpected collaborations or connections that demonstrate a positive outcome are best. For example, a story could highlight a collaboration resulting in a solution that addressed a societal need, or it could be about a connection between the past and the present, how this affects us now and in the years ahead. A story can start from any point in UBC’s 100 year history, but as much as possible, it needs to link to the present and/or future.

2. Global Impact Map

This section of the site is designed to be interactive and engaging featuring a map of the world with pin clusters showing UBC’s connections. Each pin will represent one significant person (a notable alumni, faculty member or researcher as an example) or project. The community at large will be invited to add more pins once the website launches.

Each pin should come with the following information:

  • Suggested headline (short)
  • Full name of person or project
  • City, Region and Country (To properly place the pin, city and country are required.)
  • A short paragraph about the person or project

Note: If the pin represents a person, please ensure you have that person’s permission to post his/her full name, location and other related details before uploading the information.

3. Timeline

This interactive page will immerse the user in UBC’s living history and will build on timelines already in place, such as the one from University Archives:http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/hist_ubc.html. Each item on the timeline needs the following accompanying information:

  • Suggested headline (short)
  • Date of milestone (Day, Month and Year are best, but at a minimum, provide the Year)
  • Two or three sentences about the milestone

4. Facts and Figures

These are interesting facts and figures about UBC in “sound bite” form and will likely appear as “Did You Know?” items on the website. For example, “Did you know UBC was the first Canadian university to achieve targets set by the Kyoto protocol?” or, “Did you know UBC has won more inter-collegiate championships than any other Canadian university?”

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Submission Deadline:
Friday, April 24, 2015

Contact
Gerald Calderon, Centennial Office
gerald.calderon@ubc.ca