Just a heads up about several new JSTOR resources we have added over the last little while:

  • Aluka: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes — “African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes includes spatial, visual, and contextual documentation of heritage and rock art sites throughout Africa.” –Aluka
  • Aluka: Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa — “Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa includes an array of materials about the liberation and independence movements in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.” –Aluka
  • The Ireland Collection — “…developed in cooperation with Queen’s University Belfast, is an interdisciplinary collection of journals and other materials.” –JSTOR . Includes titles such as The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies and Seanchas Ardmhacha.
  • 19th Century British Pamphlets — “7 collections … including Selections from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Earl Grey Pamphlets Collection, and the Foreign Office Collection.” –JSTOR

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LexisNexis Quicklaw & Westlaw Canada
(Part of the Law – Commercial Databases Training Sessions)

• For all UBC Law Students and Faculty
• Registration is required – please click on the appropriate link below to sign up
• Please have your IDs and passwords before attending sessions
• Location: UBC Law Library Meeting & Teaching Room 208
• **PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOPS!** (and your questions)
• E-mail Elim Wong, Reference Librarian in the Law Library if you require passwords or have any questions.

Westlaw Canada
• Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Click here.

LexisNexis Quicklaw
• Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Click here.

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On Thursday, May 10, C.E. (Chris) Gatchalian launches his book Falling in Time (Scirocco Drama) in Vancouver, beginning with an event presented by UBC’s Robson Reading Series. 

Gatchalian, an Artistic Producer at Screaming Weenie Productions, will read from his newly published book – a play that stunned Vancouver theatre audiences when it premiered in November 2011. He will also read from his previous book, Crossing & Other Plays (Lethe Press), and excerpts from “Notes Towards an Essay About Maria Callas,” which has been included in Best Canadian Essays 2011 (Tightrope Books). A Q&A will follow the reading, held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lillooet Room (301) in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Born, raised and based in Vancouver, Gatchalian writes drama, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of four books of drama and one book of poetry. His plays, which include Broken, Crossing, Claire and Motifs & Repetitions & Other Plays, have appeared on stages nationally and internationally, as well as on radio and television. Gatchalian was the recipient of the Gordon Armstrong Playwright’s Rent Award in 2005 and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in 2003.

To register for this event, please visit our Eventbrite page.
For more information about this event, please contact Allan Cho



See the latest news on education reform, the revision of the school calendar, The School Act, and the response from the BCTF from the Tyee Newspaper The Hook Blog.

Complete The Hook blog article here.

The Tyee Education News here.

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May 2012 issue

In the May issue of LibFOCUS, we feature a tribute to UBC’s Japanese Canadian students who were uprooted in the 1940s. This valuable project included the contributions of UBC Library.

We also remember Dr. Irving K. Barber, a visionary and one of the Library’s greatest supporters.

Scholar’s Portal (the platform for RefWorks, ITER eBooks and perhaps a few other resources) is going down for maintenance on May 4th at 9:00pm for about 4 hours (1:00am May 5th). Sorry for the inconvenience.

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