What does it mean to be Canadian? 

Join Don Chapman, finalist of the ‘Nation Builder of the Year’ award by The Globe and Mail in 2007 and 2008, for an engaging discussion that will challenge your views on Canadian citizenship.

A new Citizenship Act will soon be introduced in Parliament, redefining who and what we are as a people. It will affect Canadians for generations to come. 

Does the government ignore the Charter? Can you be denied citizenship simply because of your age, gender, or family status? The answers are shocking.

Chapman has been the inspiration and effort behind the seven Bills in Parliament, the latest being C-37. C-37 amended the Citizenship Act to give Canadian status to those who either lost it or never had citizenship in the first place, due to outdated provisions in legislation. Upwards of a million people can now call themselves Canadian citizens as a result.

Chapman will deliver a session on “The Lost Canadians” to faculty, students, and community members. He will also provide background, talk about present-day discrimination, and what it happens when your own country renders you stateless.

When: February 27, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre



Join us for one or more of the following workshops during reading week!

Introduction to Medline via OvidSP for Health Sciences
Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25

TO REGISTER: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4696

RefWorks for the Sciences (Online)
Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 2:00PM – 3:00PM
This workshop is taught ONLINE. To access the session, please go to:

TO REGISTER: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4693

Literature Reviews – Great Research Starts Here
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Koerner Library, rm. 217

TO REGISTER: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4768

In addition to Literature Reviews – Great Research Starts Here, there are a number of other fabulous workshops offered as part of Discover, Gather, Create, Share – Graduate Research in a Day on Tuesday, February 18 at Koerner Library. Topics include Open Access, SimplyMap, SPSS, Getting Published, Building your Academic Profile, Citation Management and Thesis Formatting.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World, based on a series of graphic novels, is a lighthearted popcorn flick about love and music. The perfect film to watch on a lazy weekday afternoon when you’re supposed to be doing homework!

Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)

Directed by Edgar Wright

Genre: Action/Comedy

Run time: 112 minutes

Musician Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) falls for the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers. But she comes with baggage: seven ex-lovers, with each of whom Scott must do battle to the death in order to win Ramona’s heart.

Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts.

Join us in Koerner Library, Room 216 on Friday, February 21, 2014 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM!

Register: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4800


newsJust a quick update on what is going on in eResources & Access.

Trials now on:

  • African-American Historical Serials Collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • American Antiquarian Society historical periodicals collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • Medcom Streaming Video Collection [medical] -ends Sept. 22nd, 2014 <click here>
  • Readex U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1994 -ends April 30, 2014 <click here>
  • VAST: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) -ends July 31st, 2014 <click here>
  • AP Images (EBSCOhost) -ends Nov. 30, 2014 <click here>
  • PsycTESTS (EBSCOhost) -ends May 16, 2014 <click here>
  • World Bank eLibrary -ends Feb. 28, 2014 <click here>
  • Readex American State Papers 1789-1838 -ends Apr. 30, 2014 <click here>
  • Highway Capacity Manual 2010 -ends Feb. 28 <click here>
  • Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson -ends Feb. 28 <click here>
  • OnArchitecture -ends Feb. 28 <click here>
  • IBZ online (Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur) -ends Mar. 6 <click here>
  • APA Handbooks -end Mar. 5 <click here>
  • Proquest Statistical Abstracts of the World -ends Feb. 21 <click here>
  • Proquest International DataSets -ends Feb. 21 <click here>
  • CADAL / 大学数字图书馆国际合作计划 (Chinese eTitles) -ends Dec. 31, 2014 <click here>
  • Naxos Music Library – Jazz -ends Sept. 30 <click here>
  • German literary Expressionism online -ends Mar. 13 <click here>

New Resources:

Feature Resource of the Week!

Naxos Music LibraryJazz (for you hep cats!) <click here>

Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online. It offers over 65,000 tracks of jazz … Over 12,000 jazz artists are represented.” – http://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com/jazz/faqs.asp#1

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