LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1322 .A934 2012
Adefolake O. Adeyeye, Corporate Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations in Developing Countries: Perspectives on Anti-Corruption (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
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LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE539 .W547 2012
Ann C. Wilton & Gary Joseph, Family Law Arbitration in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE4454 .C37 2012
Emily Carasco, Non-Citizens in Canada: Status and Rights (Markham: LexisNexis, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE8958 .K34 2012
Gordon E. Kaiser, Corporate Crime and Civil Liability (Markham: LexisNexis, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE1373 .B68 2012
Donald J. Bourgeois, The Law of Charitable and Not-for-Profit Organizations, 4th ed. (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2012).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE8809 .R63 2012
Kent Roach, Criminal Law, 5th ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2012).
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LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF8935 .D53 2012
DNA Initiative, DNA for the Defense Bar (Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Justice, 2012).

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by Green College.  With the 2012 global turnover expected to reach $100-billion USD, medical tourism (travel across international borders to obtain health care) is rapidly expanding. India and Thailand are currently the lead global service suppliers. Unfortunately, providing health care to tourists may exacerbate the already critical shortages of health professionals in these countries’ underserved sectors—in remote rural areas and in the public sector. What can be done to improve the impact of medical tourism on health worker availability in these sectors? State regulation of medical tourism might increase prices and send tourists to competitors. International regulation and codes tend to be toothless. Nir Eyal proposes an ethical accreditation system that might improve health worker availability at an acceptable cost. Accreditation could promote global health in additional areas.  This lecture is part of the ongoing Green College Principal’s lecture series, “Thematic Series: Public Health Law and Policy in Asia.”


Dr. Nir Eyal is Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine (Medical Ethics) at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Eyal’s work addresses ethical ways to address critical health worker shortages; healthcare rationing in resource-poor settings; markets in human organs; the ethical grounds for informed consent; personal responsibility for health; the ethics of translational research; and accrediting corporations for improving global health.

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Zimmerman M, Shakya R, Pokhrel BM, Eyal N, Rijal BP, Shrestha RN, Sayami A. (2012). Medical students’ characteristics as predictors of career practice location: retrospective cohort study tracking graduates of Nepal’s first medical college. British Medical Journal. BMJ Publishing Group. 345; Aug 13: e4826. [Link]

Eyal N, Bärnighausen T. (2012). Precommitting to Serve the Underserved. American Journal of Bioethics; 12(5):23-34. [Link]

Eyal N. (2011). Why treat noncompliant patients? Beyond the decent minimum account. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy; 36(6):572-88. [Link]

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Dec 20

Featured photo: 97 lb Christmas cake

In last December's featured photo, we showed an elaborate Christmas dinner being served on the Empress of Australia. This December, we found another culinary feat on the high seas:

Chef showing large Christmas cake

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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by SLAIS. When seeking information, either within a document or in a large collection of materials, the contexts of collaboration and place have a strong influence on user performance. While those studying human behaviour have noted these factors, there is at present only a limited understanding of how to provide features that exploit these contexts in computer-based information discovery systems. In this seminar, Dr. Buchanan will report on a series of projects that have uncovered how each factor can be leveraged in new interactions between people and technology, and indicate how the interplay between social and location contexts can provide opportunities neither can on their own. George Buchanan is a Reader in the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design at City University London. His main areas of research encompass information seeking and mobile technologies. His work has received a series of best-paper awards, and he is currently Research Chair of the British Computer Society Special Interest Group (SIG) on Interaction.

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Buchanan, George. (2010). The Usability of digital Documents – A Barrier to Digital Scholarship. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 4(1-2). pp. 125 – 139. [Link]

Buchanan, George. (2010). The Fused Library: Integrating Digital and Physical Libraries With Location-Aware Sensors. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. JCDL ’10. pp. 273-282. [Link]

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at the Robson Reading Series

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7pm

UBC Bookstore at Robson Square

Robson Reading Series events are free and open to the public but registration is recommended. To register for this event, please click here.

“In giving us her rage, humour and fallibility, Devaney has perfectly highlighted our cultural fear of frankly discussing the reality of illness.” – The National Post

Julie Devaney is a patient-expert based in Toronto. She is the author and performer of the critically acclaimed show, educational workshop series, and book, My Leaky Body (Goose Lane Editions, September 2012). According to the National Post, “While this memoir is an uncompromisingly detailed account of one woman’s medical experiences, it acts as a sort of Everyman tome, a handbook on the rights of the patient to dictate their own path to wellness.” Devaney was named a Woman Health Hero by Best Health Magazine in 2011 and has been profiled on CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art and The Current, Chatelaine and the Toronto Star. Her writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life and numerous anthologies. Find her on Twitter: @juliedevaney

Her weakest moment spawned a crusade for change. Julie Devaney takes us on a journey through the health care system as she is diagnosed and treated for ulcerative colitis. In and out of emergency rooms in Vancouver and Toronto, she’s poked, prodded, and abandoned to a closet at one point, bearing the helplessness and indignities of a system that seems hell-bent on victimizing the sick.

Raw, harrowing, and darkly funny, Julie Devaney argues convincingly for fixes to the system and better training for all medical personnel. As she recovers, she sets out to do just that: setting up a gurney on stage at workshops and conferences across the country to teach Bedside Manners 101 and to advocate for repairs to the system.

Part memoir, part love story, part revolutionary manifesto, My Leaky Body is politically astute, gooey like cake batter, and raw like ulcerated bowels. Devaney writes the book that will heal her aching heart and relax her strictured rectum as she weaves stories from professional and public interactions with tales from her gurney.

“Geddes has produced a work well worth reading for both its content and its call to action.” – The National Post

Drink the Bitter Root is a provocative, emotionally charged account of one writer’s travels in sub-Saharan Africa. Haunted by the 1993 murder of a Somali teenager by Canadian soldiers in what became known as the Somalia affair, and long fascinated by the “dark continent,” Gary Geddes decides at age 68 to make the trip. His explorations are guided by questions: How can a tribunal in a suburb of Europe change things on the ground in Africa? Is international aid improving the lives of ordinary Africans or contributing to their suffering?

Geddes’s search takes him first to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. In Rwanda and Uganda, he attends grassroots criminal courts and encounters rescued street kids, women raped and infected with HIV during the genocide, and victims mutilated by the Lord’s Resistance Army. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Somaliland, with the help of fixers and the occasional armed guard, Geddes finds himself in the instructive—at times redeeming—presence of child soldiers, refugees and poets-turned–freedom fighters. Of particular note is his time in Somaliland, where he learns about the country’s concern with poetry as “a healing and a subversive art”; Somalia is known as a nation of poets, and Geddes attends various events that bear that appellation out, including a four-hour extravaganza of poetry devoted to celebrating the camel attended by 500 people.

The stories Geddes brings back are haunting, uplifting, stark and sometimes unbearable, but all are presented with the essential lightness Jean-Paul Sartre insisted is so crucial to good writing. This masterful blend of history, reportage, testimonial and memoir is a condemnation of the horrors spawned by greed and corruption and an eloquent tribute to human resilience.

Set across Africa, this is a deeply engaging investigation of trauma, justice and the redemptive powers of imagination from an internationally acclaimed author.

Gary Geddes has written and edited more than 45 books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translations and anthologies and won more than a dozen national and international literary awards, including the National Magazine Gold Award, Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region), the Lt.-Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from Chile. His recent titles include two books of poetry, Falsework (Goose Lane, 2007) and Swimming Ginger (Goose Lane, 2010), and two works of non-fiction, Kingdom of Ten Thousand Things (HarperCollins, 2005) and Drink the Bitter Root: A writer’s search for justice and redemption in Africa (Douglas & McIntyre, 2011).

Happy holidays from Rare Books and Special Collections! A reminder of the holiday hours for Rare Books and Special Collections, the Chung Collection and UBC Archives:

- We are closed on Saturday December 22

- We are open on Monday December 24 until mid-afternoon

- We are closed between December 25 and Jan 1 inclusive

- We are open Jan. 2 – 4, but will not open on Jan. 5. Our normal Saturday hours (12-5) resume on Jan. 12.

Did you know that Rare Books and Special Collections has excellent English literature collections? This naturally includes Charles Dickens, including the first edition of A Christmas Carol:

Image of book, A Christmas Carol

Published  in 1843, our first edition has a very delicate binding- it was clearly well loved before coming to Rare Books for preservation! But it is still very usable and you are welcome to request to see it in our reading room.

Image of the title page of Dickens' A Christmas Carol

The first edition contains the now-famous illustrations by John Leech (although I admit when I imagine A Christmas Carol in my mind, I picture Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit and Michael Caine as Scrooge!)

Enjoy the holiday season and we hope to see you here in the reading room in the new year!

Due to the UBC weather advisory, all Library branches on the UBC Vancouver campus will be closed effective 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 19.

Branches are expected to resume normal operations on Thursday, December 20. 

For updates, please visit the Library Hours and Locations portal.

In order to track the digitization projects that are underway, we’ve put up a Gantt chart on our site that shows the timelines and overlap of all current projects. We will be updating this regularly, so check out our page under the Current tab to view the most recent Digital Initiatives project list. Note that this chart reflects the longer-term (ie. 2 months or longer) projects only; projects with a timeline of a few weeks or less are not reflected.

DI Projects Gantt Chart

Digital Initiatives Projects: Gantt Chart

More posts on project planning coming in the new year. Until then, happy holidays everyone!

This report brings together population-level data, where it exists, about the health indicators for boys (12 to 18 years) and young men (19 to 25 years) in British Columbia. Some of the data offers comparisons to girls and young women, while other data examines trends in health issues over time, or highlights different groups of young men who experience unequal risks and opportunities for health. Some of these are specific health conditions or illnesses, while others are environmental or risk behaviours that are strongly linked to illness, disability, or even death for boys and young men. They may affect boys’ and young men’s health while they are young, or set patterns that can lead to poor health or early mortality among older men. Together these data provide a picture of the key factors that contribute to the health status of boys and young men in Western Canada, and can serve as a source of information to help guide priority setting for health promotion and policy. Key issues include: Violence victimization, whether in the form of physical and sexual abuse, or bullying, or physical assaults and fighting, is an important contributor to a variety of the health issues identified in this report.  

Note: Funding for the XY factor report was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Vancouver Coastal Health. For more information, visit the UBC School of Nursing website at: Click on ‘View/Open’ to read the rest of the report in cIRcle at:

Did you know?

Two of the 76 students who received honorary degrees at a special ceremony held during UBC’s 2012 spring congregation in recognition of the Japanese Canadian students whose university experience was disrupted in 1942 were from the UBC School of Nursing. (see Nursing alumni news at: View and/or download “A degree of justice” video about the 76 students in cIRcle at:

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