Oct 03

Chung Collection exhibition closure

The Chung Collection exhibition room will be closed on Tuesday Oct. 4 for repairs. Please note that this closure also affects the RBSC King James Bible exhibition.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please check back for updates.

Cross-posted with the RBSC News blog.

The Chung Collection exhibition room will be closed on Tuesday Oct. 4 for repairs. Please note that this closure also affects the King James Bible exhibition.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please check back for updates.

Cross-posted with the Chung Collection News blog.

The Canaccord Learning Commons is producing a weekly video series, titled “This Week at Sauder.” The series is produced by and for Sauder students, and describes upcoming events and activities such as clubs, speakers, yoga sessions and career nights.

Looking to delve into some tasty literature? Then curl up with our Great Reads Collection, located on the third floor of Koerner Library.

The six-month pilot program features more than 300 books – from bestsellers to Canadiana to popular fiction. This innovative offering provides campus residents, community members, faculty, staff and students easy access to leisure reading materials on UBC’s campus.

Popular reading collections, a staple in public libraries, aren’t as common at their academic counterparts. However, 94 per cent of respondents to a recent survey stated that they might, or definitely would, use a leisure reading collection at UBC.

As a result, UBC Library’s Great Reads Collection was launched, providing community and campus members with a handy location for leisure reading.

An accompanying website features a comment form for feedback. In upcoming months, the website will feature the covers of available books, an RSS feed of new titles and links to book reviews.

Let us know what you think – and happy reading!

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As part of the Library’s commitment to enhance student spaces, Koerner Library will be undergoing renovations on its third floor beginning late October.

Completed renovations will feature more study areas, casual seating, and reference computers for student use. While construction is underway, students will be redirected to access other computer stations on other levels within Koerner. Faculty, staff and campus visitors may expect to see various directional signage in the library while construction is underway.

The renovated space will be completed by early spring.

Roberta Longpré is an expert in the sleep habits of teenagers, and it is all because over the past decade many have showed up in her classroom each morning yawning and exhausted.

“In my last 10 years of teaching in four different schools I have seen a lot of tired teenagers,” says the head of student services at Branksome Hall, a private girls’ school in Toronto. “I started doing some reading into and looking at what’s going on.”

Ms. Longpré formulated plans for a full-fledged study after joining a research group called TARGET, short for Toronto Action Group for Excellence in Teaching.

“In the last 30 years, sleep researchers say that teenagers are sleeping an hour less,” she says. “They are calling that the “lost hour.” I wondered what that lost hour meant for our students here at Branksome Hall, and if they are, what is the impact on them? Is there an academic connection between sleep and how well students perform academically?

The findings showed that:

  • Seven to eight hours of sleep is optimal for this group of girls, as those that did had the highest grades. Interestingly, the same group had fewer hours of homework per night (two-to-three hours).
  • Most (nine out of 10) surveyed reported inadequate sleep, as defined by the U.S.-based National Sleep Foundation.\
  • More than one recreational technology activity after 8 p.m. could interfere with the amount of sleep attained by the students surveyed.

To read the full article please click here for the National Post article

For the ninth consecutive year, UBC Library and the Alma Mater Student Society of UBC are once again running their Food for Fines Campaign.

Reduce your library fines by donating non-perishable food items. Each food item donated counts toward $2 in fines, up to a maximum of $30. Donated items will be distributed to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and the AMS Food Bank. The program takes place from October 17 – 31 inclusive.

Help us raise exceed our goal of raising more than $5,000 in donations to helping those who need it the most in our communities. Review the list of most-needed items by the Food Banks. Find out more about this program by visiting the Food for Fines Facebook page or emailing the AMS Food Bank.

Donations received at UBC’s Okanagan campus will go to the UBC Okanagan Student Food Bank.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: 5316 .H78 2011 Shi-Ling Hsu, The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past Our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy (Washington: Island Press, 2011). LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV1448.C3 R643 2011 Safety of Immigrant, Refugee, and Non-Status Women Project, The Role of Canadian Immigration Laws and Policies in Relation to Women’s Safety: [...]

On September 28, 2011, UBC launched the most significant fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.

start an evolution aims to raise $1.5 billion for student learning, research excellence, and community engagement as well as double the number of alumni involved with the university by 2015. Donors have already committed $760 million in the years leading up to the campaign launch.

UBC Library’s role is to raise $25 million for space renewal in Asian, Koerner, and Woodward Libraries, to enhance digital collections, and to improve the Library’s technological platform.

Photo credit Martin Dee


 Photo credit: Martin Dee, UBC Public Affairs

The purpose of the graduating essays/theses is to provide an opportunity for each student, during his/her graduating year, to undertake independent study, under direction of a faculty member, in a subject area of interest to him/her. The Faculty has found that employers in all segments of the natural resources community place a premium upon good oral and written communication. The thesis/essay is an important opportunity for training in rigorous thinking and effective writing.

There are over 100 Forestry undergraduate essays and theses available in cIRcle. Many have been viewed from various parts of the world. For example, the top three items in this collection have been viewed by the following countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Vietnam.

Did You Know?

Coming soon – UBC’s Engineering Physics Projects for 2011 will be available in cIRcle!

Above image is courtesy of the UBC Faculty of Forestry website

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