Webcast recording sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Archives Association of British Columbia. Setting aside infrastructure, policies, management, and money, what information needs to be recorded in order to ensure that the longevity of a digital record? Let’s talk about Rules for Archival Description and PREMIS.

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Creative Writing Department. Presented by the Chan Centre as part of the Beyond Words series. Multi-award winning novelist and UBC professor Steven Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, explores magic in his newest book The Confabulist. This beautiful, suspense-filled novel uses the life and sudden death of turn-of-the-century magician and stunt performer Harry Houdini to weave a critically acclaimed tale of intrigue, love and illusion. Join Galloway for this magical (pun very much intended) evening of readings and sleight-of-hand as he is joined in performance by master magician David Gifford to examine reality and illusion, and the ways that imagination can alter what we perceive and believe. Post-show artist talk moderated by acclaimed Canadian author Miriam Toews.

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by alumni UBC. Your resume lists the best schools (naturally) and your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job There’s no single path to becoming a successful leader. Although hard work and foresight are important traits, it sometimes comes down to being the right person at the right time. But there are concrete steps you can take to ensure that when opportunity knocks, you’re ready to answer. Join us for Your Next Step: Becoming a Leader where business and community leaders will offer insight on how they got where they are. They’ll share key pieces of advice from their own journeys as well as tips on how to get your foot in the door, find a mentor, and develop your leadership skills. If you’re looking for inspiration and guidance on how to join the leadership ranks and advance your career, this is your opportunity to learn from some of Canada’s most successful leaders.

Dan Burritt, BA’04 – Reporter, CBC News Vancouver

Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, BA’86 – Chief Executive Officer, Century Plaza Hotel & Spa and Absolute Spa Group. Named one of Canada’s most powerful women.

Cybele Negris, BA’91 – CEO and Co-Founder, Webnames.ca Inc. Named one of BC’s Most Influential Women in Business.

David Ostrow, Honorary Medical Alumni Award recipient – Interim President and CEO, Fraser Health; Professor of Medicine, UBC. Foremost leader in the medical industry.

Webcast recording sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. In celebration of Freedom to Read Week, the BCLA/CLA student chapters and the ALA student chapter at UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies hosted a panel discussion on Intellectual Freedom. This discussion is not just the speakers’ personal experiences with banned or challenged books, but also their thoughts on how the concept of intellectual freedom informs and is informed by their work and choices as librarians, authors, publishers, and teachers. The panel will be primarily discussion-driven.

Christopher Kevlahan, Branch Head, Joe Fortes – Vancouver Public Library;
Miriam Moses, Acquisitions Manager, Burnaby Public Library;
Greg Mackie, Assistant Professor, UBC Deptartment of English;
Tara Robertson, Accessibility Librarian, CAPER-BC at Langara College.
The moderator is Ingrid Parent, UBC University Librarian.

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