A new study from the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) released on Wednesday takes a wide-ranging look at the experiences of LGBT youth online. The study found that LGBT youth experience high levels of bullying and harassment online, at much higher rates than their non-LGBT peers. It also found, however, that the LGBT youth use the Internet at high rates to access resources and support, as well as for increased civic and political engagement.

The Small Business Access to Financing: Request and Approval Rates, Interest Rates and Collateral Requirements (2000-10) report by Daniel Seens was just released by Industry Canada. This report brought together and analyzed the results of two surveys: the Survey on Financing of Small and Medium Enterprises and the Credit Conditions Survey.

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workbook“The new three story International Village Elementary school has been revealed. Currently in the design review & approval phase, construction is slated for 2014 and the school is scheduled to open by September 2015.”

“The school will help the district accommodate the estimated 16,000 residents in the area.”

Please read the Vancity Buzz article for images and more information on the project: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/07/new-downtown-school-revealed/

Information on the project from the VSB here: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/district-news/vsb-international-village-elementary-gets-green-light

filmdisplayUBC Education Library currently has a DVD display showcasing various titles in its collection (mostly documentaries).  The display is called, “Films Worth Checking Out”

The films are moving fast. Come over and have a look — you might find your new favorite doc!

Titles include our newest acquisition, “More Then a Month: One Man’s Journey to End Black History Month” (http://www.morethanamonth.org/2012/) and “Force Fed,” a film examining the practice of force feeding women in the West African country of Mauritania. Obesity is so revered among the Arab Moor population of this country that young girls are sometimes force-fed to life-threatening weights.

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Cover of the 1969 annual report of the Okanagan Historical Society

The history of the Okanagan Valley since 1926 is now available to researchers and genealogists, thanks to UBC’s Okanagan Library and UBC Library’s Digital Initiatives unit.

Nearly 70 volumes of the Okanagan Historical Society’s annual reports were recently digitized – featuring stories and pictures of families, individuals, businesses and events that define life in the Okanagan Valley.

The Okanagan History is one of the longest, continually published historical periodicals in British Columbia. The annual 240-page publication covers a large geographic area and includes input from branch members including Armstrong-Enderby, Kelowna, Oliver-Osoyoos, Penticton, Salmon Arm, the Similkameen, Summerland and Vernon.

The reports have been used for teaching and learning for decades, from physical geography to cultural studies. The digital collection features 15,600 pages, dating from 1926 to the present (the most recent years of issues are embargoed).

“The content that has been made publicly available through this joint initiative between the Okanagan Historical Society and UBC Library will be a tremendous benefit to not only our UBC students, but to all researchers who take an interest in the fascinating history of the Okanagan Valley,” says Heather Berringer, Deputy Chief Librarian at UBC’s Okanagan Library. “We are incredibly pleased to have been able to support digitization efforts that bring our community to the world.”

The collection is now available online in UBC Library’s digital collections, but an official launch celebrating the digitization of the OHS Reports will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kelowna Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. For more information on the launch, contact laura.thorne@ubc.ca.

For questions about the project, contact Bronwen Sprout, Digital Initiatives Coordinator, at bronwen.sprout@ubc.ca.

For more information on the Okanagan Historical Society, please visit its website.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: E99.M47 M492 2013
Christopher Adams, Gregg Dahl & Ian Peach, eds., Métis in Canada: History, Identity, Law and Politics (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1327 .M66 2013
Marc T. Moore, Corporate Governance in the Shadow of the State (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K2400 .I5213 2013
Rolf A. Schütze, ed., Institutional Arbitration: Article-by-Article Commentary (München: C.H. Beck, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3601 .G58 2013
I. Glenn Cohen, ed., The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3830 .R435 2013
Leon E. Trakman & Nicola W. Ranieri, eds., Regionalism in International Investment Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K5261 .U55 2013
Laura S. Underkuffler, Captured by Evil: The Idea of Corruption in Law (New Haven: Yale University Press, [2013]).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K5297 .H47 2013
Stephanie Hepburn & Rita J. Simon, Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight (New York: Columbia University Press, [2013]).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=6597082

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K7550 .E97 2013
European Max Planck Group on Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP), Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property: The CLIP Principles and Commentary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1673 .B75 2013
M. G. Bridge, The International Sale of Goods, 3d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, [2013]).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1906 .L39 2013
Colin Edelman & Andrew Burns, Law of Reinsurance, 2d ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE347.M3 G73 2013
Stephen M. Grant, Linda R. Rothstein & Sean Campbell, Lawyers’ Professional Liability, 3d ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE943 .F73 2013
G. H. L. Fridman, Sale of Goods in Canada, 6th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE3109 .E565 2013
Law Society of Upper Canada, Employment Law and the New Workplace in the Social Media Age ([Toronto]: Irwin Law, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE3763 .H37 2013
Douglas Harrison, The Law of Product Warnings and Recalls in Canada (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE9286 .L66 2013
Lloyd Lombard, Preliminary Inquiry Handbook (Toronto: Carswell, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF410 .S98 2012
Symeon C. Symeonides & Wendy Collins Perdue, Cases and Materials on Conflict of Laws: American, Comparative and International, 3d ed. (St. Paul, MN : West, c2012.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF1610 .M35 2013
Charles R. McManis & David J. Friedman, Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition in a Nutshell, 7th ed. (St. Paul: West, a Thomson Reuters business, [2013]).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ5675 .G37 2013
Jack I. Garvey, Nuclear Weapons Counterproliferation: A New Grand Bargain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

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