Webcast sponsored by the Iving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by UBC Reads Sustainability and the R. Grant Ingram Distinguished Speaker Program.

In this moderated conversation, Duncan McCue will share his experience writing The Shoe Boy, a story of him discovering his indigenous identity as a teenager and his perspective on how connection to land and cultural identity are related to the world’s sustainability. Duncan McCue is the host of CBC Radio One Cross Country Checkup. McCue was a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for over 15 years. Now based in Toronto, his news and current affairs pieces continue to be featured on CBC’s flagship news show, The National.

McCue’s work has garnered several RTNDA and Jack Webster Awards. He was part of a CBC Aboriginal investigation into missing and murdered Indigenous women that won numerous honours including the Hillman Award for Investigative Journalism. McCue has spent years teaching journalism at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and was recognized by the Canadian Ethnic Media Association with an Innovation Award for developing curriculum on Indigenous issues. He’s also an author: his book The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir recounts a season he spent in a hunting camp with a Cree family in northern Quebec as a teenager. He was awarded a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2011, where he created an online guide for journalists called Reporting in Indigenous Communities (riic.ca). Before becoming a journalist, McCue studied English at the University of King’s College, then Law at UBC. He was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1998. McCue is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, and proud father of two children.

Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

The intrepid native reporter: Duncan McCue. Jones, M., Bear, J. and Xwi7xwa Collection (Directors). (2008).[Video/DVD] Vancouver: Moving Images Distribution.McCue, D., & Xwi7xwa Collection. [Link]

The shoe boy: A trapline memoir. New Westminster, British Columbia: Nonvella Publishing Inc. (2016). [Link]

Restorative justice: Capacity for forgiveness. McCue, D., Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Xwi7xwa Collection (Directors). (2010).[Video/DVD] Toronto: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. [Link]

Webcast sponsored by the Iving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by alumni UBC with Equity and Inclusion.

#MeToo. #IWill. Awareness is important, but how do we move beyond hashtags and words to making substantive change to the workplace experience for women? It seems every day new accusations of harassment come to the fore – from Hollywood to Wall Street to Commercial Drive. In response, thousands of women have posted “#metoo” on social media, indicating that they too have been sexually assaulted or harassed. Men have since responded with #IWill, signaling their individual commitment to take action in order to prevent such events happening in their midst. The #metoo campaign demonstrates just how pervasive the everyday sexual harassment of women is. But what next? How can we change what seems to be an accepted way of treating women? How can we improve the workplace and what concrete role can each and every one us play in helping to do so? How do we go beyond awareness to actual – and more permanent – change? Join us for a panel discussion as we examine this timely and pervasive issue and explore options for moving forward.

This event is open to all members of the public and seeks to foster thoughtful dialogue on this important issue. We hope that participants walk away with broadened perspectives and inspired with ideas to help make change happen in their communities. Speakers:  Prof. Jennifer Berdahl, Sauder School of Business, The University of British Columbia (TBC) Fiona MacFarlane, Managing Partner and Chief Inclusiveness Officer, Ernst & Young, LLP (TBC) Chantelle Krish, Associate Director, Communications and Advocacy, YWCA (TBC) Moderator Sara-Jane Finlay, PhD, Associate Vice-President, Equity & Inclusion Office, The University of British Columbia

Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Berdahl, J. L. (2007). Harassment based on sex: Protecting social status in the context of gender hierarchy. The Academy of Management Review, 32(2), 641-658.  [Link]

Berdahl, J. L. (2007). The sexual harassment of uppity women. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92(2), 425-437. [Link]

O’Reilly, J., Robinson, S., Berdahl, J., & Banki, S. (2015). Is negative attention better than no attention? the comparative effects of ostracism and harassment at work. Organization Science, 26(3), 774-793.  [Link]

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC Himalaya Program .

This conversation will give both authors the space to discuss their recently published novels, short stories, and non-fiction, and exchange their perspectives on what it means to represent Nepal and Tibet in the English-language literary scene in Canada and abroad.
Speaker Biographies:

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manjushree_Thapa) is the author of three collections of poetry: My rice tastes like the lake, In the Absent Everyday and Rules of the House (all from Apogee Press, Berkeley). My rice tastes like the lake was a finalist for the Northern California Independent Bookseller’s Book of the Year Award for 2012. Dhompa’s first non-fiction book, Coming Home to Tibet was published by Shambhala Publications in 2016. She teaches creative writing and is a PhD candidate in Literature at the University of California in Santa Cruz.

Manjushree Thapa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsering_Wangmo_Dhompa) is the author of three novels, a short story collection and three nonfiction books about her homeland, Nepal. She is also a literary translator, and her translation of Darjeeling author Indra Bahadur Rai’s novel There’s a Carnival Today was released in South Asia in October 2017. The Canadian edition of her latest novel, All of Us in Our Own Lives, will be out in 2018. She lives in Toronto.

Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Dhompa, T. W. (2005). In the absent everyday. Berkeley, Calif: Apogee Press. [Link]

Thapa, M. (2005). Forget kathmandu: An elegy for democracy. New York, New York;New Delhi;: Penguin, Viking. [Link]

Thapa, M. (2004). friends. Manoa, 16(2), 169-183. [Link]


DS731.K6 K356 2017
간도 의 기억 : 일본 제국 의 대륙 침략 과 조선인 의 항쟁 / 엮은이 박 환

DS915.572 H68 2017 v.1-9
영상, 역사 를 비추다 : 한국 현대사 영상 자료 해제집 / 허 은 편

G2334.S478 Y48 2017
옛 서울 지도 = Maps of old Seoul / 총괄 송 인호, 박 현욱 ; 기획 허 대영, 강 해은, 송 지현 ; 논고 전 우용 ; 유물 촬영 최 인호, 김 민정, 안 남현

PL915.4 .K95 2017
한국어 발음 교육론 / 저자 권 성미

PL992.29.S6 Z46 2017 V.1-2
수인 = The prisoner / 황 석영 자전

PL994.18.C455 H32 2017
해 가 지는 곳 으로 / 최 진영 장편 소설

PN1992.77.A1 H365 2017
한국 방송 작가상 2016 제 29회 수상 작품집 / 한국 방송 작가 협회 편


B5234.R464 Y66 2016
永远的怀念 : 任继愈先生百年诞辰纪念文集 / 国家图书馆编.

DS734.7 .C48117 2017
陈乐素史学文存 / 陈乐素著 ; 陈智超编

DS736 L52793 2016 v.1-2
哇, 历史原来可以这样学 / 林欣浩著

ML336.2 W356 2015
欢娱的巅峰 : 唐代教坊考 / (加拿大)王立著

PL2695 Z5 L5553 2016
并世双星 : 汤显祖与莎士比亚 / 李建军著

PL2840 J536 A6 2015 v.1-2
陈剑雨文集 / 陈剑雨著

PL2951.5 Y8 T3 2017
她 : 一部關於小說的小說 / 歐陽昱著

Read our highlights from the past fiscal year which include growing our collections, improving student spaces, connecting research to the community and engaging with our community partners.

From now until December 3rd we’re trialing two new databases at Xwi7xwa Library: Ancestry Library Edition and Ethnic NewsWatch.

Ancestry library Edition
is a partnership between ancestry.com and ProQuest, and offers a wealth of genealogical resources from the United States and the United Kingdom, alongside record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other countries.

You can access Ancestry Library Edition through the UBC Library Index and Database collection, or find a research guide for the databases here. We’d really appreciate your feedback on this resource, which you can give in person or by following this link.

Ethnic NewsWatch
offers coverage of grassroots, community, and independent press publications and is particularly valuable as a source of Indigenous newspapers and newsletters. It is an older database, as you might notice from the terminology and metadata it uses, but is still being updated with new issues of community-led and small press Indigenous publications.

You can access and explore Ethnic NewsWatch through the UBC Library Index and database collection, or visit ProQuest’s research guide for further information. Once again, we welcome and feedback on both the contents and the experience of using the resource, either in person or through the feedback form.

We’re running these trials to see how these resources might fit your needs and the needs of our collection at Xwi7xwa, so please get in touch and let us know what you think.


News Release from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC):


Research is at the heart of understanding the challenges and opportunities people face in areas such as education, immigration and technology. That’s why the Government of Canada continues to support the work of our country’s social scientists and humanities researchers. The evidence they produce informs policies that improve our understanding of each other and our communities.

To support their efforts, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced today more than $265 million in funding for over 3,300 social sciences and humanities research projects across Canada.


The funding is being awarded through scholarships, fellowships, and grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), one of the three federal granting councils responsible for supporting researchers whose work helps fuel a stronger economy, healthy communities and a growing middle class.


Read the full press release


See the Award Recipients‘ list



Explore UBC’s Tri-Agency Open Access Policy here


Make your UBC research openly accessible here









Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by alumni UBC. For years the possibility of new and expanded pipelines running across BC have raised questions related to First Nations land rights, coastal tanker traffic, and the nature of inter-provincial relationships. Underlying these questions, however, has always been the larger question of why we are continuing to invest in fossil fuel infrastructure at all given our international climate commitments. Join our panel of experts as they examine the economic, environmental, and public policy ramifications of the recent approvals.


Dan Burritt, BA’04 – Host and Producer, CBC Vancouver News


Kathryn Harrison, PhD’93 – Professor, Political Science, UBC Faculty of Arts

George Hoberg – Professor, Liu Institute for Global Studies, UBC

Stewart Muir, MA’94 – Executive Director, Resource Works

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip – President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Solomon Reece – President and CEO, Four Eagles Sustainable Development

Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Hoberg, G. (2013). The battle over oil sands access to tidewater: A political risk analysis of pipeline alternatives. Canadian Public Policy / Analyse De Politiques, 39(3), 371-391. [Link]

Hoberg, G., & Meadowcroft, J. (2015). Climate action. Alternatives Journal, 41(1), 58. [Link]

St-Laurent, G., Hagerman, S., & Hoberg, G. (2017). Emergence and influence of a new policy regime: The case of forest carbon offsets in british columbia. Land use Policy, 60, 169-180. [Link]

Program Coordinator for the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication


Grace Lee joined the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC), located in the Chapman Learning Commons, in May 2017. In addition to studying English Literature at UBC, Grace completed co-op terms at Time Warner Public Policy and the CWSC. She previously worked for one and a half years in student support at UBC Go Global. Grace is a linguaphile and aspiring polyglot; she volunteers as a language exchange facilitator for Language Partners BC.

Current Roles and Responsibilities

Grace is the Program Coordinator at the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication. She contributes to the development, implementation, and evaluation of writing consultations, workshops, and other CWSC programs. She is delighted to support a culture of learning, leadership, and service for students in the CWSC.


Email: grace.lee@ubc.ca
Phone: (604) 827-4236

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