Join Drs. Sue Mills and Sharon Koehn for the latest UBC Health Information Lecture Series event, Saturday November 19, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The lecture, entitled “Self-Managing your Chronic Conditions: The facts, the challenges and future directions,” will address chronic disease self-management supports, health programs and everyday intervention techniques.

Co-sponsored with Surrey Libraries, the event will take place at the new Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Surrey. Admission is free.

Presented by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Library and Surrey Libraries, the Health Information Series is an ongoing public lecture series offered for the Lower Mainland community. The series creates a dialogue around the health care needs of British Columbians, and offers knowledge and expertise from UBC’s diverse medical and health sciences programs.

Have you considered using a SMART Board in your teaching? This session will cover SMART Board basics such as: orienting the board, writing, erasing, and exploring Smart Notebook templates. Join us today (Friday, 4 November) from 12:15-1:00 pm in Scarfe 155 (inside the Education Library). 

Nov 04

New book: Yip Sang and the First Chinese Canadians

The story of Yip Sang and his extended family is so compelling that visitors often ask, "Why hasn't someone written a book about this?" Now someone has! Yip Sang and the First Chinese Canadians by Frances Hern has been published by Heritage House as part of their "Amazing Stories" series.

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The David Lam Management Research Library and the UBC Okanagan Library have jointly purchased access to a series of corporate and accounting data for publicly listed companies in China.

The China Stock Market & Accounting Research Database provides data on the China stock markets and the financial statements of China’s listed companies. Newly added data sets include: Corporate Governance, IPO and shareholder research data.

Access to some of the CSMAR datab is also available to UBC graduate students and faculty researchers via Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS):
Financial Statements (Quarterly, interim, and annual)
Stock Market Trading (Daily and monthly, return, shares outstanding)
Closed-end Fund and Open-end Fund (NAV, fund holders)


A former classroom teacher, principal, and superintendent, David Adamson offers his most effective and easy-to-use strategies for organizing and managing classrooms that support students’ learning and achievement. Written with both new and experienced teachers in mind, this classroom-tested approach helps teachers prevent behavior problems and effectively intervene when they do occur. Adamson shows teachers how to focus and maintain their students’ attention, maximize instructional time, increase student participation, set clear expectations for classroom rules and procedures, encourage a respectful learning environment, and more. For use with Grades 3–8. (via Google Books)

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