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The donation of six screenprints to UBC’s Okanagan campus is featured in the Kelowna Capital News.

The prints – donated by Briar Craig, an Associate Professor of Visual Arts – are on display in the Field Reading Room, which is based in UBC’s Okanagan Library.



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Rendering of completed Koerner Library Level 3 renovations

It’s almost the end of the academic year and we’re putting the finishing touches on the renovations to Koerner Library’s 3rd floor – just in time for final exams and end-of-term papers.

The revamped study space and reading area will re-open on Monday, April 2 and feature new computer stations and open group study areas. The space will also be the home of Koerner Library’s Great Reads leisure reading collection, located next to casual seating and a cozy fireplace.

Students should take note that take-down of the temporary wall will begin on Friday, Mar. 30 so there may be some noise and debris on the 3rd floor during that time.

However, students will still be able to access the look-up computers on this day and into the weekend. The space is scheduled to open on the morning of Monday, April 2.

Should there be any changes to the scheduled opening date, we’ll post the information on the Library’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday, April 8 to Tuesday, April 24 to accommodate students during the spring exam season.

Please note that this opening DOES NOT include: level one, the Chapman Learning Commons, UBC Library bookstacks, Ike’s Cafe or access to computer workstations. During the 24/7 opening period, regular cleaning of study spaces will continue.

If you are planning to stay overnight at UBC or have an early exam, check out the UBC Commuter Student Hostel, where you can book accommodation online.

Years of failed negotiations offer government solutions, say former union leaders.

If you need proof that history repeats itself, look no further than the contract negotiations between the provincial government and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation.

Since the New Democratic Party government pushed bargaining from the local to provincial level in 1995, there’s only been one successfully negotiated teacher collective agreement.

During that period legislation has been passed, teachers have walked out, fines have been issued, and classes have been cancelled, and when negotiation time rolls around again both sides profess a desire for change, but change doesn’t happen.

The current case is Bill 22: the Education Improvement Act, which introduces a mediator to the equation, but rules any decision must meet the government’s net-zero mandate, which teachers refuse to accept.

Read The Tyee full article here.

By Katie Hyslop, 26March2012, TheTyee.ca

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