UBC Jump Start is an intensive two-week program which provides new international students with academic preparation for university life.

Jump Start orientations are done in cohort groups for Arts, Applied Science, Business and Science and include one-hour library workshops taught by liaison librarians in those areas.

David Lam Librarians taught three of the thirteen library workshops offered this summer, introducing over 50 new Sauder students to the library collections and services which will support their research activities throughout their time at UBC.

An Abbotsford school has been recognized for a program that allows students to report bullying anonymously.Rick Hansen secondary is the recipient of a 2011 Safe School Award from a Canada-wide anti-bullying program called Stop a Bully.

To read the full post from Janet Steffenhagen’s blog, click here.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts is a new (and free!) Database we picked up with the migration to ProQuest’s new platform.

The NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database is published by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice’s National Criminal Justice Reference Service, an information clearinghouse for people around the U.S. and the world… The collection has been developed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers, and technical and legal experts.” –ProQuest

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