*UPDATE* this presentation is now available online >here<

Andrew Waller

In June 2008, Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary established an Open Access Authors Fund. The first of its kind in Canada and the sixth such program in the world, the Fund is designed to pay submission fees for University of Calgary authors who have articles accepted in Open Access journals that charge such fees. This initiative and other open access funds established at University of California-Berkeley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Nottingham, and University of Amsterdam represents innovative ways Libraries, typically in partnership with their University administrations or VP of Research offices, are supporting open access publication on their campuses.

Monday, November 17th, 2008

3:30 to 5:00pm Dodson Room (302), Irving K. Barker Learning Centre The University of British Columbia

Andrew Waller is Serials Librarian in the Collections Services unit at the University of Calgary. He also has some managerial responsibilities in the Serial Acquisitions unit. Andrew regularly writes and speaks on topics such as Open Access, e-journals, the effects of the USA PATRIOT and similar legislation on Canadian libraries, and systematic downloading. He is a contributor to the Open Access Librarian blog and is a Canadian editor for E-LIS.

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For over ten years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and harm reduction facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His patients are challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, schizophrenia, mental illness, Hepatitis C, HIV and, in many cases, all four. But if Dr. Maté’s patients are at the far end of the spectrum, how many of us are also struggling with addictions?

Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, work, food, sex, gambling and excessive inappropriate spending: what is amiss with our lives that we seek such self-destructive ways to comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our lives? Join us as Gabor Maté reads from In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.

December 4, 2008 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Lillooet Room (level 3)
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

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Photo by CNNZ

Researchers have found an association between the amount of precipitation and prevalence of autism in California, Oregon, and Washington State. The researchers do not blame the rain itself, but suggest that the association points to some aspect of the indoor environment as a trigger.

Autism Prevalence and Precipitation Rates in California, Oregon, and Washington Counties.
Michael Waldman, Sean Nicholson. Nodir Adilov and John Williams.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008;162(11):1026-1034.

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