Want to get an article published? Come to today’s workshop to learn how to find potential journals for your work. You’ll also find out about Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities, Ulrich’s Periodical Directory, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and the best way to browse UBC’s online journals ,indexes and databases.

This workshop is taking place today from 3:30-4:15 pm in Scarfe 155 (inside the Education Library).

K593 .P65 2010 Natalia Loukacheva, ed., Polar Law Textbook (Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers, 2010). K1519.B54 R544 2010 Catherine Rhodes, International Governance of Biotechnology: Needs, Problems and Potential (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2010). K3165 .S235 2011 András Sajó, Constitutional Sentiments (New Have: Yale University Press, 2011). KD703.L5 M34 2010 Andrew McGee, Limitation Periods, 6th ed. (London [...]

Students in Windsor walked out of class this past Monday to protest against a Catholic school board decision to cut librarians and close libraries. Read the CBC article here.

May 18

Under construction

Please excuse us while there is a bit of a mess in the Chung Collection exhibition room- and stay tuned in the near future for exciting new additions to our exhibition space!










This week our featured place, and Irving K. Barber Learning Centre room name,  is Hazelton.  Hazelton, as well as New Hazelton and South Hazelton, is located near where the Skeena River meets the Bulkley River, northeast of Prince Rupert.  The Hazelton area is the traditional land of the Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en First Nations.

The featured document is from the Social Planning and Research Council (SPARC) of British Columbia fonds. SPARC is a non-partisan organization that was founded in 1966 to “work with communities in building a just and healthy society for all” (from the SPARC website). The archives here at RBSC include files from 1966 to 1984 and contain a wealth of information on the history of social issues and programs in B.C., from youth, housing, health, aging, and much more. One such file is on the Hazelton Children’s Home.  Founded by the United Church in 1967, the Hazelton Children’s Home appears to have run at least into the 1980′s.  It is described in the file as “an extended care facility for mentally and physically handicapped children.” The files contain a request for funding written to the Skeena Health Unit in 1978.  Information about the home is now scarce- the SPARC files as well as files at the Bob Stewart United Church Archives appear to be two of few sources.

Document from SPARC fonds

Document from SPARC fonds

A finding aid for the SPARC fonds is available, and if you are new to archival research, we recommend our Archival Materials Research Guide.

In the Barber Centre, the Hazelton Classroom is on the fourth floor in the south end of the building.

From ASEE daily news digest: The International Business Times (5/17) reports that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in a study funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and Air Force Research Labs, found that “biofuels may pollute the environment much more heavily if the process used to make them isn’t done in the right […]

K123 .A95 2011 Francesca Bartlett, Reid Mortensen & Kieran Tranter, eds., Alternative Perspectives on Lawyers and Legal Ethics. Reimagining the Profession (New York: Routledge, 2011). K644 .W642 2010 Kim Brooks & Carissima Mathen, eds., Women, Law, and Equality: A Discussion Guide (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2010). K738 .I34 2011 Lorna Fox O’Mahony & James A. Sweeney, [...]
May 16

The R. Mathison Printing Collection

As extensive as the Chung Collection is, there are a number of related collections here at UBC that are complimentary- this is part of what makes the Chung Collection such a great fit here at UBC. One modest but important example is the R. Mathison Printing Collection. Acquired in 2009 by the Rare Books and Special Collections division of the library, these 54 ephemeral items were all printed by R.

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