Viz@UBC Kickoff

  • Viz @ UBC initiative main page
  • Videos posted after each talk, please click through to the individual event pages below
  • Feb 26 and Mar 19 talks moved from Journalism (Sing Tao) to higher-capacity Forestry 2300 location, due to high demand
  • Please do update your RSVP if you cannot attend any event, we've had great response and have hit capacity limits in the rooms.

Viz @ UBC is an initiative to bring together and promote the community at UBC of people interested in visualization. We're targeting a very broad set of activities, including both research and teaching across all disciplines, as well as visual data analysis and presentation for administrative contexts within the university. Our overall theme is helping people "take it to the next level" in terms of engagement with visualization. This theme might mean different things to different people - for instance, going from aspirations to something concrete, or from small efforts to a more in-depth project, or for escalating already-substantial efforts.


The Viz @ UBC initiative, co-sponsored by DFP and PWIAS with support from DSI, is kicking off with a lunchtime series of 5 lectures and a mixer event. 

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Up-coming Events:

Tues Feb 12th
Tues Mar 5th

12:30 - 2:00
DFP Classroom
Forestry 2300
Ben Shneiderman A Primer on Data Visualization: Big Insights from Big Data and Small Data
Tues Feb 26th

12:45 - 2:00
Sing Tao Building (Journalism), Room 104
Forestry 2300

Michael Weaver Media & Racial Violence: Visualizing Publicity and the Transformation of Norms
Tues Mar 12th 12:30 - 2:00
DFP Classroom
Forestry 2330
Tamara Munzner Entry Points to Visualization: Different Methods for Different Problems
Tues Mar 19th 12:45 - 2:00
Sing Tao Building (Journalism), Room 104
Forestry 2300
Charles Berret Data Visualization, the Press, and Public Opinion
Tues Mar 26th 12:30 - 2:00
DFP Classroom
Forestry 2300
Multi-Speaker: Visualization Across UBC
    Karon MacLean Haptipedia: Using Invention Discovery to Accelerate Design and Integrate a Community
    Sabrina Wong &  Dawn Mooney  Data Visualization in Health Services and Health Policy
    Ivan Beschastnikh Comparing Software Repositories Visually with RepoGrams
Tue Apr 2nd 12:30 - 2:00
DFP Classroom,
Forestry: 2300
Mixer Event (no speaker) Viz@UBC Campus-Wide Meetup

View all events 

For more information, contact Tamara Munzner (



Co-sponsored By:

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