David Lam Library is hosting an information session on copyright guidelines for Sauder faculty, instructors, researchers and staff on Tuesday, September 27th from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Canaccord and Peter M. Brown Amphitheatre (DL 125).

Joy Kirchner, UBC Library’s Scholarly Communications Coordinator, is the guest speaker and has presented several workshops on the current copyright environment at UBC for the Library, for CTLT, and for individual faculties. Her aim in this session is to provide participants with:

  • an overview of copyright and fair dealing provisions
  • an understanding of use permissions for copyrighted materials and licensed material for classroom, research and instructional use
  • an understanding of author’s scholarly rights and publisher agreements

To register for this session, please email christina.sylka@ubc.ca.

For further information on the copyright environment at UBC, please visit http://copyright.ubc.ca/.  If you have an individual questions about copyright, consult the copyright FAQ on this website.

For questions not answered by the FAQ, e-mail your question to ubc-copyright@interchange.ubc.ca.

Koerner Library is offering three workshops over the next month especially for undergraduates in humanities and social sciences.  Currently, we’re offering two sessions of each: one in the computer lab in Koerner Library and one online.  Full details and registration here.

Introduction to the Library for Humanities and Social Sciences Students

  • Sept 20th at noon       online
  • Sept 27th at 10 am     Koerner 217

Introduction to Library Databases for Humanities and Social Sciences Students

  • Sept 28th at noon        online
  • Oct 5th at 4 pm           Koerner 217

Introduction to Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley for Humanities and Social Sciences Students|

  • Oct 13th at 4 pm        Koerner 217
  • Oct 19th at  noon       online



Breaking French immersion’s stigma as an elitist program that caters to ‘gifted’ students is the objective of Canadian Parents for French new executive director of the B.C.-Yukon chapter.

Glyn Lewis is taking over the French as a second language lobby group from Robert Rothon, who had served as Executive Director since 2008.

“As a lobby group, we need to keep reaching out to all new parents and help them understand it’s a choice for everyone. This isn’t an exclusive program open only to a select few,” said Lewis.

In other countries, students take it as a matter of course to learn second or third languages, and Lewis explained, increasingly, Canadian parents are becoming attune to the educational advantages of bilingualism.

“Parents are recognizing that there are incredibly strong second language opportunities for students in the public school system and I feel that parents are looking for these opportunities so their kids [can] have certain lifelong skills,” Lewis said.

Despite B.C.’s miniscule francophone population, it’s the province where Canadian Parents for French has its highest membership. Moreover, enrolment in French immersion has just marked its twelfth straight year of growth.

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UBC Library teaches more than 1,400 classes and workshops to over 30,000 students and faculty each year as part of its instructional program. In addition to our extensive in-class and computer lab classes, we offer an online workshop series in mid-September to get you ready for research.

Upcoming online workshops include:

  • Introduction to the Web of Science
  • Introduction to Health Sciences databases on EbscoHost: Cinahl and PsycInfo
  • Introduction to PubMed
  • Refworks for the Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Ovid Health databases
  • Introduction to Library Databases for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Introduction to Refworks, Zotero and Mendeley for the Humanities and Social Sciences

To register for any or all of these online workshops please visit here (Life Sciences Libraries) and here (Humanities and Social Sciences).

Check out UBC Library’s full workshop calendar here.

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