LAW LIBRARY level 3: LC1059 .I58 2015
British Columbia, Office of the Ombudsperson, In the Public Interest: Protecting Students Through Effective Oversight of Private Career Training Institutions (Victoria, B.C. : Office of the Ombudsperson, 2015).
Online access: https://www.bcombudsperson.ca/documents/public-interest-protecting-students-through-effective-oversight-private-career-training

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE250 .M26 2015
Nancy McCormack, John Papadopoulos & Catherine Cotter, The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research, 4th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE1149 .D66 2014
Thomas J. Donnelly & Craig Brown, Insurance Contract Interpretation (Toronto: Carswell, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD4103 .G46 2015
Johanne Elizabeth P’Hanlon, ed., Gender, Sex and the Law in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 2015).

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Over the past five years UBC Library has aligned our priorities with current and future trends. Check out our Community Report: Year 5 for an update on our transformation in discovery, learning, collaboration and research. 

Stories reflect key milestones resulting from the Library’s five-year Strategic Plan (2010 – 2015). Find out how the Library is:

The Education Library held a small reopening and centennial celebration last week. More than forty faculty, students and staff from the Faculty of Education, as well as Library staff, attended the event.

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Ingrid Parent, University Librarian, provided a brief history of the branch as part of the Library’s on-going centennial celebrations. “The Education Library, of course, is an essential part of the Library’s history, although in its earliest days it was referred to as the Curriculum Laboratory,” said Parent. The collection was housed in the Main Library before moving to its current location, the Neville Scarfe building in 1962.

Head librarian Chris Ball spoke about the improvements to the space and offered a thank you to all the staff who helped with the renovations over the past few months. 

Stay tuned for more news on the Library’s centennial activities for the rest of the year. 

The Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will have ongoing maintenance from Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24.

This may cause service disruption for some users. Once an ASRS recall is placed, patrons are advised to follow up with Circulation Desk staff (604-822-3943) to make sure their request will be fulfilled. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Update: As of 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, service has returned to normal. Thank you for your patience. 

LAW LIBRARY level 3: B808.67 .P47 2015
Marina A.L. Oshana, Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression: Philosophical Perspectives (New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC1340 .E97 2015
Cornelius Van Der Merwe, ed., European Condominium Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KNX62 .I585 2015
Tōkyō Daigaku. Hikaku Hōsei Kokusai Sentā, Japanese reports for the XIXth International Congress of Comparative Law (Vienna, 20-26 July 2014) (Tokyo: International Center for Comparative Law and Politics, Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo, 2015).

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“Vancouver B.C., 1890” by Elliot Pub Co.

Ready for the weekend? Great!

Ready for the fourth in a series of blog posts that celebrate the “Book Blogs” created by students in Professor Siân Echard’s “The History of the Book” course during the spring 2015 term? Of course you are!

For this assignment, students in the class were asked to choose an item (book or otherwise) from RBSC, research its history, and introduce it to a public audience through a blog.

This week, Will McDonald takes a look at a map entitled “Vancouver, B.C., 1890″ and considers the history of the map, what it highlights, and how Vancouver has changed since its creation (spoiler alert: It’s changed a lot!).

http://blogs.ubc.ca/willmcdonald/2015/04/22/vancouver-b-c-1890/

Thanks to historical illustrations and Google maps, Will is able to make some interesting comparisons between Vancouver at the end of the 19th century and today. Enjoy!

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