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In recent years, actors of Asian descent have been seen in increasingly diverse roles in theatre, television, and film. How can actors of Asian descent build careers in the performing arts? How do they navigate the expectations of mainstream culture while remaining connected with their cultural communities? Is there a role for Asian Canadian venues and arts organizations for nurturing and promoting talent?

About the Speakers:
Diana Bang was born in Vancouver, B.C. to Korean immigrant parents. She is a founding member of the Asian Canadian sketch comedy group Assaulted Fish. Her film and television credits include The Interview, Bates Motel and The Killing. She is currently based out of Vancouver.

Kuan Foo is currently the Diversity Advisor with the office of Access and Diversity at the University of British Columbia. He has been active in community-based arts and social justice groups for more years than he cares to remember. He is a founding member of Assaulted Fish and is perhaps best known for being “the guy who isn’t Nelson.”

Nelson Wong is a Vancouver actor known for his extensive film, television and stage work, including American Mary (2012), Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) and Ice Blues (2008). He is alphabetically the last member of Assaulted Fish.


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Glance by Evelyn Nodwell

From March 2 to April 15, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is host to the first of two exhibitions of Evelyn Nodwell’s photographs in the art exhibition, “Essences.” 

The photographic works featured in this exhibition were taken in Vancouver, B.C, Paris, France, and China, and appear in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary at UBC Library. The exhibition is free to attend daily.

Evelyn Nodwell is an Anthropologist and Ph.D. graduate of UBC and has exhibited in Vancouver, Canada and in China. As an Anthropologist, Nodwell has worked in British Columbia and India. Based on her research in India, she produced two television documentaries in collaboration with Knowledge Network. 

The Library at UBC’s Okanagan campus invites applications from recently graduated, innovative, enthusiastic, service-oriented librarians for a 0.75 FTE, 1 year fixed term position as Librarian, Research Services. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Librarian at UBC’s Okanagan Campus Library, this position, in conjunction with colleagues, is responsible for faculty liaison in assigned academic units including reference service and instructional programs. In addition, the successful candidate has specific responsibility to oversee the Research Services portfolio for UBC’s Okanagan campus. The aim of this portfolio is to proactively foster positive relations and increased awareness between faculty, postdoctoral and graduate student researchers and the Library by developing and delivering specialized research services. This role is pivotal to defining and expanding the UBC Okanagan Library’s role in supporting research and data management.

This position will also contribute to the overall planning for library services and spaces.

A job description can be viewed online.

 

ENVIRONMENT

The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus is situated in Kelowna, about 400 km east of Vancouver in the heart of the Okanagan Valley.

Currently, there are approximately 8,400 UBC Okanagan undergraduate and graduate students and 450 faculty at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Administratively, the Okanagan campus Library reports to the Provost & Vice Principal. Additionally, the Okanagan campus Library’s collections are integrated with UBC Library and library staff contributes to activities of the UBC Library. UBC’s Okanagan campus is an intimate learning environment with an excellent library infrastructure. Check out the campus website for more information.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science; knowledge of library systems and applications; knowledge of reference and instructional methodologies; excellent organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to perform effectively independently and in collaboration with others. This position also requires demonstrated practical experience with the process of academic research.

Preferred: Knowledge and understanding of research metrics; proficiency with citation management software and aptitude for learning new software and technologies; experience in providing academic reference services; knowledge and understanding of the academic liaison model of librarianship and the university environment.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a 1 year fixed term appointment at 0.75 FTE with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2015. Librarians are members of The University of British Columbia Faculty Association and the terms and conditions of appointment are governed by a collective agreement.

This position is suitable for a recent graduate with up to two years of professional experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

Anticipated start date: August 15, 2015.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for this exciting fixed term position are to be submitted by e-mail in one consolidated file (PDF or Microsoft word format) and will include: a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status, indicating the candidate’s education, training, and work experience in the areas listed above; a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and the names of three referees with their email addresses.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications are to be submitted by 5 p.m. PDT on May 1, 2015.

To apply for this position, please visit the UBC Faculty Careers website (job ID 20463).

 

Please direct your questions to:

  • Lois Marshall
  • Manager, Planning & Operations | Library
  • The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
  • 3333 University Way Kelowna BC V1V 1V7

Or by e-mail to lois.marshall@ubc.ca

 

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of more than 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning. The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2010-2015 can be viewed online.

For more information about Scholarly Communications at UBC please visit scholcomm.ubc.ca and for Copyright Services at UBC please visit copyright.ubc.ca.

 

Overview of the position

The Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian leads the planning, coordination, analysis and implementation of new service models that focus on the provision of scholarly communications and copyright services for the UBC community. This role provides complex operational advice to the Associate University Librarian (AUL), Digital Programs and Services and provides information, campus instruction and consulting services on digital publishing and scholarship including intellectual property rights, copyright, fair dealing, other use rights, open access and related open scholarship initiatives to UBC users. Other activities related to these areas of expertise include building awareness and developing policies, procedures and best practices.

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science
  • Experience in a research or other large academic library
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • Public service experience and demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Knowledge of copyright in the Canadian context, including author rights and open access
  • Ability to make effective presentations to faculty, senior administrators, students, library colleagues etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact and excellent judgement when dealing with questions and policy issues
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills, both independently and as a team member.
  • An aptitude for entrepreneurial activity in project identification and project development
  • Flexibility and willingness to assume a variety of assignments

Preferred:

  • Working experience with rights management
  • Understanding of the changing environment of scholarly communication and alternative publishing models

 

Duties

  1. Education & Outreach Programming
  • Facilitates education and outreach on campus to provide information and current awareness tools related to scholarly communication, copyright services and cIRcle to subject liaisons, library staff and the campus community.
  • Identifies campus programming opportunities in partnership with campus stakeholders.
  • Identifies a mechanism for ongoing environmental scan and inventory of issues, including attention to campus priorities, interests and needs
  • Participates in local, regional, national and international scholarly communications bodies and copyright initiatives as appropriate

 

  1. New Models of Scholarly Communication & Publishing Services
  • Monitors and tracks new models of scholarly publishing and communication and works with the Digital Programs and Services Portfolio to consider the sustainability, preservation and use of new models
  • Develops business plans and sustainability plans for new models
  • Explores the potential for collaborative roles with other institutions in supporting and preserving new models of scholarly communication
  • Works closely with subject liaison librarians to identify new models of scholarship
  • Supports the Co-Chairs of the campus-wide Scholarly Communications Steering Committee
  • Promotes, collaborates and cooperates with cIRcle in the development of information regarding scholarly communication, digital scholarship and publishing including open access, copyright and other publishing trends to faculty, staff and students
  • Works with AUL, Digital Programs and Services and Head, Digital Programs and Services on the implementation of UBC’s participation in Public Knowledge Project (PKP) tools and service models
  • Liaises with the Head Digital Programs and Services, subject specialists, collections management and planning, faculty, students and external constituencies regarding scholarly communications issues

 

  1. Open Access and Open Scholarship Initiatives
  • Coordinates open access and open scholarship initiatives in collaboration with cIRcle office and other members of the Digital Programs and Services team.
  • Facilitates institutional compliance with new open access requirements by building educational tools around CIHR, NIH mandate and other emerging ones – includes education and materials around author rights and institutional rights (working with others) and by negotiating or consulting with publishers as needed on university Open Access and related compliance issues

 

  1. Copyright Services
  • Takes a leadership role in overseeing the coordination and intersection of service models for: copyright permissions service, copyright education, and faculty course support services as it pertains to intellectual property concerns
  • Responds to questions and requests for information about copyright and use of copyrighted material generated from the copyright information listserv or users by phone, email or in person. Consults with the Associate University Librarian, Digital Programs and Services, the Copyright Advisory Group, and the Library’s Technical Services licensing group as appropriate
  • Provides expertise on authors rights, publication agreements and content licensing issues for new models of scholarly publishing in collaboration with the Library’s Technical Service Licensing Group as appropriate
  • Develops workflow mechanisms in the provision of copyright services and creates as well as maintains administrative systems for tracking copyright queries. Ensures responses to questions and requests for information about Copyright and use of copyrighted material are managed and tracked. Keeps documentation up to date
  • Participates on the Copyright Advisory Group, which provides advice to the AUL, Digital Programs and Services on the Copyright at UBC website and other services under the Scholarly Communications and Copyright umbrella

 

  1. Other
  • Supervises the Faculty Course Associate and term or part-time project staff as assigned. May supervise student assistants including scheduling workflow, participating in student hires, reviewing work for quality and consistency
  • Prepares and presents project reports as required
  • Maintains and updates appropriate webpages and information pages
  • Performs other duties related to the qualifications and requirements of the job

 

Working Relationships

Works under the direction of and reports to the AUL, Digital Programs and Services. Works in collaboration and consultation across the Library as needed. Consults with the Head, Digital Programs and Services on a regular basis where project work and responsibilities intersect. Collaborates extensively with the cIRcle office. Works closely in support of the Chairs of the Scholarly Communications Steering Committee and participates on the Research Standing Committee and the Copyright Advisory Group. Supervises the Faculty Course Associate and also supervises the work of student assistants and term or part-time project staff.

 

Terms of Appointment and Salary

This position will be filled as a full time ongoing position. If eligible and qualified, the successful applicant may be appointed with a confirmed appointment. Otherwise, there will be an initial three-year probationary appointment. Normally, such an appointment is reviewed by the end of the second year of appointment, and a recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant a confirmed appointment.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications. 

We are seeking applications from Librarians with up to 2 years of experience. However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Applications will include: a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above; a detailed and current curriculum vitae.

 

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page by midnight on April 25, 2015.

 

 

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