We are looking for charismatic hardworking graduate students with strong teaching and technical skills to join us in delivering workshops and one-on-one consultation support for:

Thesis Formatting
(Quantitative Data Software)
(Qualitative Data Software)

plus a facilitator for FIREtalks.

The Research Commons (RC) is located within Koerner Library and provides a welcoming, interdisciplinary research-driven learning environment for graduate students from all departments. The Research Commons uses a peer-to-peer model where graduate students offer peer support via workshops and one on one consultations for a variety of useful and necessary services including: Thesis Formatting, SPSS (Quantitative Data Software),  NVivo (Qualitative Data Software), Citation Management Tools (Mendeley, Zotero, and ProQuest Flow) and FIREtalks (Facilitated Interdisciplinary Research Exchange). 

For more information, including qualifications, salary, and application procedures for these 4 positions, please see the job postings on the Research Commons website and apply now!

frances wood pointing a map

At the end of May the Library hosted former British Library curator Dr. Frances Wood, who spoke at several events as part of the Library’s centennial celebrations

Dr. Wood presented a lecture on Buddhism, Christianity and the Silk Road, explaining the travel of religions, commodities, people and ideas along the Silk Road to nearly one hundred and fifty people. Commodities such as spinach, grapes and cucumbers made their way to China, while medicinal rhubarb was exported from China to central Asia.

She was also noted that the “Silk Road” is a European-centric term, and that those from Asia might identify it better as the Jade Road, for it’s pre-silk commodity from Khotan (3000 BCE). Her engaging talk highlighted the movement of Buddhism from India to China, and other religions such as Manicheanism, Zoroastrianism and Islam.

The webcast is available on the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s webcasts portal for those want to view the talk.

picture of dr wood

While in Vancouver, Dr. Wood also participated in an informal interview/conversation with Dr. Timothy Brook, a UBC History professor and Chair in Chinese Research at the Institute of Asian Research. The pair discussed their mutual experiences as students in China during the Cultural Revolution. 

For those who missed the events, pictures are available on the Library’s Flickr page.


LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE1485 .C353 2015
Anthony J. Duggan, Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Janis Sarra, Thomas G.W. Telfer & Roderick J. Wood, Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law : Cases, Text and Materials, 3d ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE8984 .K38 2013
Karen Marie Katz, Gangsterism: Canada’s Law of Criminal Organizations (Toronto: Carswell, 2013).

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