Canada is celebrating its very first National Tree Day on Wednesday, September 21st.

The UBC Faculty of Forestry is marking the day with an orienTREEing race and a tree film marathon. The film screening is open to forestry students, faculty, staff and other members of the community, and is being held in the Forest Sciences Centre from 9am to 5pm.

Don’t forget the fabulous forestry resources we have to offer at UBC Library!

Need help with researching a forestry topic? Contact the forestry librarians Katherine Miller or Sally Taylor, or for Wood Science, Eugene Barsky.

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Hlk'yah llnagaay (Windy Bay), Lyell Island by Sally Taylor


Legendary policewoman, crisis negotiator and inspirational speaker Linda Stewart shares her remarkable stories from the streets of Vancouver on Wednesday, September 28 at 5:30 pm. Linda, former police constable who is now an instructor at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, is well-known within the police community for her compassionate and caring approach to young people in distress. Her upcoming documentary, Riding with Madonna, features Stewart as she succeeds in saving a distraught young man’s life. Her work with the VPD focused on negotiating crisis situations with people on the streets of Vancouver, and on Wednesday September 28th she will be sharing her experiences with us in the Victoria Learning Theatre, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC.

During the event, Linda will show the upcoming documentary based on her life’s work, Riding with Madonna. Don’t miss this chance to hear about Stewart’s extraordinary experiences, gained from more than three decades with the Vancouver Police Department. A brief question and answer session will follow.

This event is jointly hosted by the Chapman Learning Commons in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Canaccord Learning Commons at the Sauder School of Business.

Please register to attend this session at

Sep 20

Featured photograph: Strathcona class portrait

It's September, and that means back to school, so our featured photograph this month is one of several Strathcona Elementary School portraits from the Chung Collection:

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Just a heads up. There are some title URLs and coverage problems with various EBSCOhost databases. Per our good friends at Serials Solutions…

We are having data inconsistency issues… and are working to obtain the correct dates and URLs for every title.

So, keep emailing us if you run into problems, but be prepared for a bumpy ride.

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