“Thanks so much for all these links. I have been circulating them with the team!

Really appreciate your help and insights.”

BComm student

May, 2012

Heather Wolpert-Gawron, an award-winning middle school teacher recently polled 220 of her grade 8 students, asking them “What engages students?”

The Top 10 responses were:

1. Working with their peers

2. Working with technology

3. Connecting the real world to the work we do/Project-Based Learning

4. Love what you do

5. Get me out of my seat

6. Bring in visuals

7. Student choice

8. Understand the kids

9. Mix it up

10. Be human

Please click here to read the original (edutopia) blog post. 

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K230.H43 .A647 2012
Thom Brooks, ed., Hegel’s Philosophy of Right (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K486 .C73 2012a
Tom Garbett, ed., Creative Law: Selected Papers from the University of British Columbia’s 16th Annual Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Students’ Conference ([Vancouver: Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia], 2012).
Online access: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/41159

LAW LIBRARY level 3: 243.A4198 U5 2012
Marsha A. Freeman, Christine Chinkin & Beate Rudolf, eds., The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ1250 .R44 2012
Margaret A. Young, ed., Regime Interaction in International Law: Facing Fragmentation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

**UPDATE: All went well last night. No reported problems. (knock on wood)**

Just a heads up that EZproxy (which many people use for off-campus access to Library resources) will be down at 6:00 pm today for an upgrade. Down-time expected to be brief. If you experience EZproxy problems after, say, 6:30 pm, please report them to our Help Form. Thanks!

Read the results of three public meetings hosted by the VSB surveying public opinion of the future of Vancouver Schools.

Full Vancouver Sun article here.

By Zoe McKnight, The Vancouver Sun May 27, 2012

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun

May 26

Featured photo: Spring cleaning

Have you been spring cleaning your home this weekend? How would you like to try spring cleaning an Empress steamship?

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This post is part of a series which uses the room names in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre to explore places in B.C. and the collections at Rare Books and Special Collections. Our featured place for this post is Ucluelet, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island.  Ucluelet is located on the edge of Barkley Sound and is known for being at the southern end of beautiful Long Beach, which is in between there and Tofino. The Ucluelet area is home to the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nation.

The resource from our collections we would like to feature from Ucluelet is a pamphlet describing land available for preemption in 1914:

Land for pre-emption on Ucluelet Peninsula, 1914

Land for pre-emption on Ucluelet Peninsula, 1914

This pamphlet was issued by the B.C. Minister of Lands (William R. Ross) and describes the geography, climate and settlers of the Ucluelet Peninsula. It explains that 40-acre lots would become available for preemption on June 15, 1914 and also provides a map of the lots available:

Sketch plan, Ucluelet lands

Sketch plan, Ucluelet lands

As explained by the B.C. Archives, the preemption of lands was allowed so that individuals and corporations could acquire crown land, with the idea that they would cultivate it or otherwise “improve” it. This was in practice from 1859 until 1970 in B.C.  The B.C. Archives link above describes how to search for a preemption record; they are now often used as genealogical sources. You can search an online database by name, district, date and other parameters. For example, you could search for lands granted in the Clayoquot District (which would include the lots described in this pamphlet in Ucluelet) from June 15 1914 till the end of that year to get a sense of how many of these lots were preempted, and to whom.

This pamphlet is part of our SPAM (Special Collections Pamphlet collection) and can be found by searching in the Library Catalogue. For information on this collection and other ephemera in our collections, check out our Ephemera Research Guide.

In the Barber Centre, the Ucluelet Room is room 158, a classroom on the first floor.

Check out the latest DVD on waste-free living: The Clean Bin Project. Filmed in British Columbia, this multi award winning documentary questions Canadian attitudes towards waste and presents options for sustainable living.

“Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning, festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage.  Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the problem waste.  Even as Grant and Jen start to garner interest in their project, they struggle to find meaning in their minuscule influence on the large-scale environmental impacts of our “throw-away society”. Described as An Inconvenient Truth meets Super Size Me, The Clean Bin Project features laugh out loud moments, stop motion animations, and unforgettable imagery. Captivating interviews with renowned artist, Chris Jordan and TED Lecturer Captain Charles Moore, make this film a fun and inspiring call to individual action that speaks to crowds of all ages.”

~from the Clean Bin Project website

The Clean Bin Project Blog

UBC Library Holdings

May 24

psssst... We're open this Saturday!

The Chung Collection exhibition space will be open this Saturday, May 26 from noon to 4 pm, specifically for Alumni Weekend, but anyone would be welcome to drop in to see the exhibition. Please see our contact page for information if you have never been here before.

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