Alberta is considering requiring students to stay in school for an additional year. Education Minister Dave Hancock says raising the dropout age from 16 to 17 would force more students to complete high school. In Alberta, fewer than 80% of students complete high school within five years of beginning grade 10. The Edmonton Journal (Alberta)


Alberta students looking to drop out of high school at 16 could soon be legally required to stay an extra year.

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A reminder of the RefWorks workshop for Anthropology graduate students, this Friday November 19 from 2-4.

RefWorks is a web-based citation management program that lets you gather, store, manage, and share citations, and generate bibliographies and formatted papers. We’ll explore how you can use RefWorks to create your own personal databases by importing citations from GoogleScholar, the library catalogue, AnthropologyPlus, and other Anthropology databases. Then we’ll see how easily RefWorks will format your paper and bibliography according to your selected citation style, including the American Anthropology Association style.

We’ll be meeting in Koerner Library room 216. Please bring your laptop. If you don’t have one or don’t want to lug it to campus, you can sign one out at the Koerner circulation desk.  (Check availability in the catalogue by doing a title search for “laptop computer“.)

This session is only for Anthropology graduate students. If  you’re interested in RefWorks but you’re not in Anthro, please check the Library workshop calendar for other RefWorks workshops.

Curious about how to get started with cIRcle, UBC’s Information Repository? Meghan Radomske, Master of Library and Information Studies Candidate and cIRcle Graduate Academic Assistant, will discuss UBC’s digital repository, cIRcle, and the benefits it offers students.  cIRcle welcomes high quality scholarly contributions  from both graduate and undergraduate students – enabling them to showcase their work and establish their academic online identities.  If you are a student interested in submitting non-thesis work to cIRcle, join the folks in the Education Library on Friday, November 19th to discuss the opportunities cIRcle provides you!

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010 from 3:00-4:30 pm

LocationEducation Library, Scarfe 155

Upcoming workshop this Tuesday, November 23rd  on Copyright Issues and Implications:

You’re writing a thesis or a journal article, or preparing to teach your course and you have questions and concerns about copyright and the ethical use of information. Come to this session and learn the basics of Canadian copyright law, apply new learning to various common scenarios, and engage in an open discussion about copyright issues.

Date: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Location: I.K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room (rm 302)

Register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/1126

Participate in UBC Library’s technology survey – and enter to win an iPod Nano! UBC Library recently released its strategic plan for the next five years.  Technology and the digital agenda are a key component of this plan and in order to serve you better, this is an invitation for you to participate in a [...]

cIRcle and the Student Experience–Advancing Your Academic Career

Curious about how to get started with cIRcle? Meghan Radomske, Master of Library and Information Studies Candidate and cIRcle Graduate Academic Assistant, will discuss UBC’s digital repository, cIRcle, and the benefits it offers students.
cIRcle welcomes high quality scholarly contributions from both graduate and undergraduate students—enabling them to showcase their work and establish their academic online identities.  If you are a student interested in submitting non-thesis work to cIRcle, join us on Friday, November 19th to discuss the opportunities cIRcle provides you!

3:00-4:30 p.m.  Friday, November 19, 2010   Education Library   Scarfe 155

UBC Mining engineering professor Rimas Pakalnis is one of this year’s chosen speaker’s for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Henry Krumb Lecture Series. SME helps bring outstanding speakers to the Local Sections through the Henry Krumb Lecture Series. The program is offered to all local SME sections to enhance their appreciation and […]

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