The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies has announced that a Peter Wall Institute Major Thematic Grant of $500,000 has been awarded to Dr. Michael Wolf, Principal Investigator (Chemistry) for a project entitled “Nanomaterials for Alternative Energy Applications” for the period 2012-2016. http://www.pwias.ubc.ca/awards/thematic-programs/major-thematic-grants.php

 In case you missed out last time, there is another round of Copyright, GIS, and RefWorks workshops being offered by UBC Library. To register and/or view more details about these workshops, click on the links provided below.

Copyright – Do you have questions or want to learn more about copyright and fair dealing guidelines?

Join the Copyright Advisory Group members and others who can help you work through your specific copyright questions:

Title: Copyright Course Support Drop-in
Date & Time: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/2981

RefWorks  Are you interested in using RefWorks to manage your citations?

Learn how to manage your citations and automatically produce formatted bibliographies and in-line citations using RefWorks.

Title: Noon-Hour Intro to RefWorks Workshop ONLINE
Date & Time: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/3026

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Have you ever wondered about using GIS in your academic study?

Attend the next monthly GIS and its applications to academic study discussion meeting. These meetings are open to all who are interested; registration is not required.

Title: UBC GIS Users Group
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 3:00PM – 4:00PM [to be held in Koerner Library Room 216]
Register: Not applicable

Did you know?

You can find previous Library workshops from events such as Celebrate Research Week, Open Access Week and more in the Library community in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/81. Simply type ‘workshops’ into the Search box for this community then click on “Go”.

Above image is courtesy of the UBC | Vancouver campus tour website by the Student Recruitment & Advising Office.

 

 

Lionel Haweis and Dorothy Jefferd (Photo courtesy of UBC Archives, Image # UBC 1.1/2447)

Lionel Haweis and Dorothy Jefferd are two fascinating characters from UBC Library’s past. Find out more in this Trek Online article, written by Erwin Wodarczak of UBC Library’s University Archives division.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: JL86.P64 N49 2011 Fred Gorbet & Andrew Sharpe, eds., New Directions for Intelligent Government in Canada: Papers in Honour of Ian Stewart (Ottawa: Centre for the Study of Living Standards, 2011). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1066 .C76 2011 Rosa Lastra, ed., Cross-Border Bank Insolvency (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). LAW LIBRARY [...]

By Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun March 12, 2012

VICTORIA – As the legislature entered the sixth day of debate on Bill 22, the B.C. Liberals wielded their legislative majority to cut off debate on one of the most controversial aspects of the legislation, the form of mediation that will be used in the teachers’ contract dispute.

The measure at hand was an Opposition amendment favouring the appointment of “an independent mediator to resolve the dispute without legislation,” and with no strings attached in terms of what the mediator could and could not address.

It contrasted sharply with the Liberal approach of a mediator hand-picked by Education Minister George Abbott and acting on restrictive terms of reference.

Some of those terms were to be expected. Having secured more than 130 public sector contract settlements on the net-zero mandate — including 30 in the education sector — the Liberals weren’t about to make an exception for the teachers.

The mediator has the option of helping the teachers to explore the option that other unions have taken, which is negotiating trade-offs that can then be costed to pay for a wage increase.

Read THE VANCOUVER SUN full article here.

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