Just a reminder, we are closed Canada Day (Monday). So, no email, problems or questions will be looked at till Tuesday, July 3rd. See you in July!

A reminder that like all UBC Library branches, Rare Books and Special Collections, University Archives and the Chung Collection will be closed in lieu of Canada Day on Monday July 2. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday July 3.

Dominion Day Parade

Dominion Day Parade, BC 1600-1

The photograph above is attributed to Phillip Timms and probably was taken near the turn of the 20th century. According to the inscription, this photograph was taken at the Dominion Day Parade at the corner of Georgia and Burrard.  The parade float is likely a reference to the famous Vancouver City Hall tent, erected and photographed after the great fire of 1886 (see it at the City of Vancouver Archives here).

This photograph is from our B.C. Historical Photograph Collection. For more information on searching and using photographs, please see our Historical Photographs Research Guide. When searching for historic Canada Day celebrations, remember to also search for “Dominion Day-” the name of the holiday was not changed until 1982- see Canada Day Background from Canadian Heritage.

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Faculty of Education’s CREATE Seminar Series. The re-visioned teacher education (BEd) program will be implemented in September. One of its guiding tenets is the development of an inquiry approach to teacher education. Three inquiry seminars will anchor the new program and, in preparation for this, instructors have piloted the inclusion of inquiry in the Principles of Teaching course in elementary, middle years and secondary cohorts for the past two years. Insights gained from the pilot, from student inquiry projects and from instructor and student feedback will be shared. The presentation offers an opportunity to learn more about the rationale for inquiry in teacher education and to discuss possibilities for the coming program.

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and was part of the Aboriginal Unhistory Month month-long series of events at UBC.The Indigitization Tool Kit is a how-to resource for First Nations communities digitizing cultural materials, such as open reel audio tapes from oral histories. Special guest Khelsilem will also speak about his involvement in the project. Presenters include Mimi Lam (UBC Librarian, Digital Projects), Gerry Lawson (Oral History Lab Coordinator, Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives at MOA), and special guest Khelsilem (formerly Dustin Rivers), a Squamish/ Kwakwaka’wakw student, cultural educator and language enthusiast. This event is part of the Aboriginal (Un)History Month events, coordinated by UBC Library, in partnership with the Musqueam Indian Band, the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology and the Museum of Anthropology. This event took place at the Dodson Room (302), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, University of British Columbia, on June 25, 2012.

June is Aboriginal History month, a time to recognize and honour the cultures and contributions of Aboriginal people in Canada.

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“Thanks for your help, it’s been eye-opening to see you navigate the sources. UBC’s resources can be intimidating because there are so many places to look, and so many databases. Without experience like yours, it’s hard to tell what types of information will be found in each resource. Your guidance makes a big difference. You help me spend a fraction of the time looking and get exponentially better results. I wish I talked to you earlier in the program. If you can improve the quality of your research and decrease the time spent, you will have better information and more time to devote to your unique output. Meeting with you is almost guaranteed to improve your marks (and maybe even your social life).”
Sauder School of Business MBA student
June 2012

“Thanks for these great links to articles and research!  It was really good meeting with you last week.  I found some books that ended up being very beneficial. I’ll be talking to you again in the upcoming weeks about my other projects.”
Sauder School of Business MBA student
June 2012

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Featured photograph: Summer!

It is finally starting to feel a little like summer in Vancouver- we hope you have been enjoying yourselves! Our featured photograph this month is a lovely summer scene:

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Check out the Education Library’s new addition to the dvd collection: Why Reading Matters. A BBC 4 Production.

“Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of us take for granted, unlocks remarkable powers. Carter explains how the classic novel Wuthering Heights allows us to step inside other minds and understand the world from different points of view, and she wonders whether the new digital revolution could threaten the values of classic reading.”

 ~text from the publisher’s website. Publisher’s information here.

UBC Library Holdings information here.

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