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Mark your calendars and get ready for MUCR 2013 at UBC!

“The Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC) is supported by the UBC Provost Office, the Vice President, Research + International Office, and the various direct-entry Faculties and Schools at both UBC campuses.  It is managed by the Vice President, Students Office. The top presenters from this year’s Conference will be invited to submit papers for possible publication in the conference proceedings. They may also be asked to compete to represent UBC at the U21 Undergraduate Research Conference next July.”

Learn more about MURC 2013 at: http://murc.ubc.ca/.

Did You Know?

You can find previous MURC conference presentations in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities community. You can also find out which item has been viewed and/or downloaded the most by visiting this community at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/24061.

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Three books that reflect the compelling culture, geography and history of British Columbia are featured in the inaugural shortlist for a new award focused on scholarly works.

The annual Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia, sponsored by UBC Library and the Pacific BookWorld News Society, recognizes the best scholarly book published on a BC subject by a Canadian author.

The three shortlisted titles for 2012 are:

  • Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page by Sandra Djwa (McGill-Queen’s University Press). This book explores the life of P.K. Page, an accomplished poet, painter, fiction writer, children’s author and essayist who spent much of her life in Victoria;

For the full citations on the books, please visit Shortlist 2013.

The recipient will be announced by April 2013. The inaugural prize, worth $1,000, will be awarded at a reception on May 7, 2013 at UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.  

About the Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Book on British Columbia
The Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia was established in memory of Basil Stuart-Stubbs, a bibliophile, scholar and librarian who passed away in 2012. Stuart-Stubbs’s many accomplishments included serving as the University Librarian at UBC Library and as the Director of UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. Stuart-Stubbs had a leadership role in many national and regional library and publishing activities. During his exceptional career, he took particular interest in the production and distribution of Canadian books, and was associated with several initiatives beneficial to authors and their readers, and to Canadian publishing.

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