Celebrate Research Week 2012 is almost here!

As part of UBC Library’s events that are lined up for Celebrate Research Week 2012, don’t forget to attend cIRcle’s event next Thursday, March 8th at 2pm.

We will be presenting first-hand feedback from faculty, students and librarians who have used cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. They have made their research and conference papers, exemplary student projects, webcasts, podcasts and more available online through cIRcle.

See you there!

Title: Your Research goes Global with cIRcle

Date: Thursday, March 8th

Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Dodson Room (302 – 3rd floor) at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Did you know?

The top item in the Environmental Science Undergraduate Research Papers and Reports collection is entitled, “Waste solutions for Metro Vancouver”. To date, it has had over 300 views from Canada, USA, China, Russia, Japan, Ukraine, UK, United Arab Emirates, Argentina and Ethiopia. Take a look at it in cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/24466.

Above image is courtesy of UBC Library at The University of British Columbia.

VANCOUVER – B.C.’s teachers will strike Monday, B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert says.

Lambert said Thursday morning the province’s 41,000 teachers “will withdraw their services” for three days, beginning Monday.

“We have a legal right strike for three days,” Lambert told reporters gathered at BCTF offices in Vancouver. “That’s our intention.”

If the provincial government’s legislation is enacted before Wednesday, Lambert said the union will consult its members about the next step.

Lambert said she recognizes the problems the walkout will cause parents.

“We understand that this will cause you concern,” she said, stressing the walkout is necessary to stand up to government bullying.

Read The Vancouver Sun complete article here.

By Evan Duggan with Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun March 1, 2012 10:44 AM


With a file from Andrea Woo

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun

UBC Library’s Retell, Rethink, Recover exhibition, which commemorates the disasters that struck Japan in March 2011, is covered in the new issue of UBC Reports

The event also includes a one-day conference. Please visit the event site to register and for more information.


Three members of UBC’s Fisheries Centre are the 2012 recipients of UBC Library’s Innovative Dissemination of Research Award.

The submission from Dr. Dirk Zeller, Mr. Ar’ash Tavakolie and Dr. Daniel Pauly highlighted The Sea Around Us Project portal (www.seaaroundus.org). This innovative project aims to assess, document and communicate the impact of fisheries on the world’s marine ecosystems, and propose measures to ensure globally sustainable fisheries.

Each month, thousands of people access the user-friendly Sea Around Us portal, which provides detailed information from 1950 onward about the world’s fisheries, including the catch and its value, fisheries subsidies and more. All data are global, but can be analyzed by region or country. Maps and figures of the data are also provided so that users can understand the data quickly. As a result, the project portal and databases have become a major source of fisheries information for scientists, environmental conservationists and many intergovernmental agencies around the world. 

The award winners will be formally recognized by Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian, at the Celebrate Research Awards Gala on March 8, 2012. Honourable mentions include Dr. Heather Piwowar, Lauryn Oates and Dr. Bonny Norton, and Dr. Erin Michalak.

The UBC Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award honours UBC faculty, staff and students who expand the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and technologies.

For more information on the award, please visit Scholarly Communications @ UBC.

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