IGH’s mission is “to foster research excellence regarding the influence of gender and sex on the health of women and men throughout life, and to apply these research findings to identify and address pressing health challenges“.

Last month, IGH held an information session which was recorded and archived in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. It provides researchers with ‘an overview of the five-year Research Chair program in gender, work and health recently launched by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health in June 2012′.

The recorded information session and the presentation slides are all available in English and French. Have a look and find out more about this funding opportunity. You will learn about relevant research areas, eligibility for available funding and awards as well as key deadlines at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42857.

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You can see other CIHR IGH items in cIRcle by visiting this collection at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/27008. To find out which top item in this collection has been accessed 598 times worldwide, just click on the following link: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/27571.

Above text in italics is courtesy of the CIHR IGH website at: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/8677.html.

Above image is courtesy of the Health Research in Canada website at: http://www.facebook.com/HealthResearchInCanada

IKBLC visited Hamburg!   Exhibited at the Learning Centre in 2011, this month-long exhibition, iFormations, continued its journey as it went on a travelling exhibition from Canada to Hamburg as part of an academic conference.  As part of the Digital Humanities Conference in 2012, iFormations exhibition took place in the West Wing of the Main Building in front of room 221 (see venue maps) as part of the conference’s sessions, posters, panels and discussions!

Curated by Ksenia Cheinman, with artists: Nathan McNinch, Kevin Day, Yan Lou, the iFormations exhibition was Inspired by the article “The behaviour of the researcher of the future (the ‘Google generation’)” written by David Nicholas for the Art Libraries Journal1, iFormations are sets of studies exploring the subtle links between information, knowledge and meaning.

Over the past decade, as the letter “i” became interchangeably associated with information, individual and the internet technologies, the integration of the three components deepened and solidified. This new entity’s hybrid identity, while boasting blink-of-an-eye-speeds and access to an unimaginable density of informational nodes, is often ill-equipped when it comes to synthesizing the iContent, having no adequate information literacy skills.

Through the iFormations, each individual artist proposes different scenarios for reconsidering the ways we engage with and understand information. By excluding interactivity and by including pieces that take time to decode, differences between reading and viewing information are made evident.

For more information, please contact Allan Cho, Program Services Librarian.

Thinking about how you can prepare for next year’s Robbie Burn’s Day? (He’ll be 254 on January 25th). Well, take a look at the National Library of Scotland’s Digital Gallery Covering everything from “The origins of golf … a matter of mystery and controversy” to “The life, work and legacy of Scotland’s Bard…”

There are also collections covering maps of Scotland and Scottish writers such as Iain Banks (aka Iain M Banks), Ian Ranking and J K Rowling.

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