Every year, thousands of Canadian citizens move to the United States in pursuit of employment opportunities. However, the process is not as simple as finding a job and making the move. There are many steps that you must take and considerations to think about. What job category will you fit into? What are the benefits and drawbacks of the various work visas? What are the rules surrounding your spouse or kids? Will you be eligible for a green card in the future? Whether the US is in your immediate future of you’re simply curious about the possibility, come hear from consular staff and immigration experts who will make some sense of the sometimes intimidating process of US immigration.

Event Details

When: October 28 Wednesday, 2015 | 6:30-9:00pm

The program begins at 6:30 with a reception to follow.

Where: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Jack Poole Hall | 6163 University Boulevard, Vancouver B.C.

Cost: $10 per person

Members of the Class of 2015 are FREE (A-Card and advance registration required)



Nancy Biasi – Chief of the Consular Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver, BC & Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Matthew Lieurance – Assistant Chief, Foreign Operations Division, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Joel H. Paget – Senior Immigration Attorney, Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC

Alex Stojicevic, LLB’94 – Managing Partner, Maynard Kischer Stojicevic – Vancouver Immigration Lawyers

From September 22 – 25 between 8 am and 4 pm, there may be a delay of 4-6 hours for the retrieval of ASRS material due to scheduled preventative maintenance. Patrons should contact the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) circulation desk at (604) 822-8149 before picking up requested ASRS items.

For IKBLC circulation desk hours, please see the Library Hours & Locations portal. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: JN147 .M34 2015
Robert Hazell & James Melton, Magna Carta and its Modern Legacy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8059029

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K100 .S76 2014
Carel Stolker, Rethinking the Law School: Education, Research, Outreach and Governance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K115 .S46 2015
Noel Semple, Legal Services Regulation At The Crossroads: Justitia’s Legions (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K230.H3652 H37 2014
Christopher Pulman, ed., Hart on Responsibility (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K230.W29 A38 2015
Raymond Wacks, Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory, 4th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K236 .S73 2015
Helge Dedek & Shauna Van Praagh, eds., Stateless Law: Evolving Boundaries of a Discipline (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K559 .H87 2015
Jaakko Husa, A New Introduction to Comparative Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K561 .I57 2015
Barbara Stark, ed., International Law and its Discontents: Confronting Crises (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K699 .E78 2015
Martha M. Ertman, Love’s Promises: How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families (Boston: Beacon Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K721.5 .M33 2015
Adam J. MacLeod, Property and Practical Reason (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3169 .P667 2015
Thomas Poole, Reason of State Law, Prerogative and Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3171 .L395 2015
David Dyzenhaus & Thomas Poole, eds., Law, Liberty and State: Oakeshott, Hayek and Schmitt on the Rule of Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3171 .P758 2014
Lisa M. Austin & Dennis Klimchuk, eds., Private Law and the Rule of Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8065042

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3224.A6 A435 2014
Fiona Jenkins, Mark Nolan & Kim Rubenstein, eds., Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3230.R45 E97 2015
Jean-Pierre Gauci, Mariagiulia Giuffré, Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi, eds., Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law: Current Protection Challenges (Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3253 .U55 2015
Tarlach McGonagle & Yvonne Donders, eds., The United Nations and Freedom of Expression and Information: Critical Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K5015.4 .O94 2014
Markus D. Dubber & Tatjana Hörnle, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD479 .B66 2014
Andrew Boon, The Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers in England and Wales, 3d ed. (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD671 .P676 2015
Harry Potter, Law, Liberty and the Constitution: A Brief History of the Common Law (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD810 .M63 v. 7
Elizabeth Cooke, ed., Modern Studies in Property Law (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1554 .E54 2014
Louise Gullifer & Stefan Vogenauer, eds., English and European Perspectives on Contract and Commercial Law: Essays in Honour of Hugh Beale (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1573 .F87 2015
Michael Furmston & GJ Tolhurst, Privity of Contract (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1949.A2 D43 2015
Andrew Dyson, James Goudkamp & Frederick Wilmot-Smith, eds., Defences in Tort (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD3395.A75 I57 2015
Pamela R. Ferguson & Graeme T. Laurie, eds., Inspiring a Medico-Legal Revolution: Essays in Honour of Sheila McLean (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD3946 .A75 2014
Anthony Arlidge & Igor Judge, Magna Carta Uncovered (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD3989 .B55 2015
Andrew Blick, Beyond Magna Carta: A Constitution for the United Kingdom (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD3989 .B56 2015
Louis Blom-Cooper, Power of Persuasion. Essays by a Very Public Lawyer (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD5020 .L43 2015
Robert Leckey, Bills of Rights in the Common Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD7850 .N67 2014
Alan Norrie, Crime, Reason and History: A Critical Introduction to Criminal Law, 3d ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE512 .Z84 2015
Marvin A. Zuker & Lynn M. Kirwin, Children’s Law Handbook, 3d ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE1610 .P75 2015
Brenda Pritchard & Susan Vogt, Advertising and Marketing Law in Canada, 5th ed. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE5015 .M84 2015
Gus Van Harten et al., Administrative Law: Cases, Text, and Materials, 7th ed. (Toronto Emond Montgomery Publications Limited, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE8514 .L36 2015
Donald J. Lange, The Doctrine of Res Judicata in Canada (Markham: Lexisnexis Canada, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE8809 .C732 2015
Kent Roach, Benjamin L. Berger, Emma Cunliffe &James Stribopoulos, Criminal Law and Procedure: Cases and Materials, 11th ed. (Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KNQ70 .C498 2015
Daniel C.K. Chow, The Legal System of the People’s Republic of China in a Nutshell, 3d ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KNQ2460 .I58 2016
Titus C. Chen & Dingding Chen, eds., International Engagement in China’s Human Rights (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8056947

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KQC573.A34 M874 2015
Rachel Murray & Debra Long, The Implementation of the Findings of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KU516 .A97 2014
Heather Douglas et al. eds., Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KU716.7 .N38 2015
Sean Brennan et al., eds., Native Title from Mabo to Akiba: A Vehicle for Change and Empowerment? (Annandale: The Federation Press, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ1266 .C43 2015
Wouter Vandenhole, ed., Challenging Territoriality in Human Rights Law: Building Blocks for a Plural and Diverse Duty-Bearer Regime (Abingdon: Routledge, 2015).

This fall, UBC Library has new resources available to trial for UBC students, faculty, staff, and on-site Library users.

Cambridge Editions

East View – Cambridge Archives Editions


These resources are available from September 2 to October 2, 2015. Cambridge Archives Editions represents thousands of original documents of the National Archives (UK) represented in facsimile, including numerous maps, on the national heritage and political development of numerous countries.

Sage Video

Sage Video Collection

Available from September 8 to November 6, 2015, this cross-discipline resource combines originally commissioned material with licensed videos in the areas of Education, Media, Communication and Cultural Studies, and Counseling & Psychotherapy.


Feedback on use of these trial resources is strongly encouraged. If additional help is required while using an electronic resource, please contact the subject librarian listed on the resource page.

How do you image the REALLY big items? Or the items that won’t fit in a normal scanner?

The largest (and most exciting!) image-processing machine we have here at DI is definitely the TTI.

The TTI is used to scan large, fragile, or otherwise oddly shaped items. You may have caught glimpses of it here.

To show you how it works we are scanning a few delicate maps from the Chung Collection. The maps are foldouts from a book by Sir George Simpson that are still attached, so we couldn’t use THIS machine.


Pretty cool old book!


Who else thinks this would look just FANTASTIC in their personal library?

To start, we boot up Capture Flow. Capture Flow is an image-processing program with settings for the exposure time and color adjustment. We also turn on the camera back (Sinarback Evolution 86 H with a Sinaron Digital HR 5.6/90 CMV lens) pointed at the TTI flatbed, and two banks of LED lights that evenly illuminate any item being imaged.


Very bright!

Laying the map on the large TTI bed (40” by 60”) the color corrector, a QPcard 101, and a Better Light focus card are used. They help color correct the image in the editing phase and focus the image properly, respectively,  so the picture comes out as true to life as possible.


The map was so thin we added paper underneath- otherwise you’d see right through it!

Test images are taken. They are viewed on the attached screen to check everything is working properly. The color sometimes looks off in the image, but we will correct that later.


This extra screen is mounted near the TTI to help the scanner see what the picture will look like.

Then the real fun begins! To flatten the map we turn on a vacuum built in to the flatbed of the TTI. It will draw the scanned item gently flat. A clean glass plate is set over the map to smooth it out even more.


Laura, a digital librarian here at DI, doing all the heavy lifting

The camera’s CCD sensor’s pixel matrix is shifted three times laterally or vertically by exactly one pixel width from one exposure to the next, so that every image point is covered by every primary color (red, blue, 2x green).. Captureflow receives the images as a single unit for a more color-realistic and detailed image.


Don’t move anything while the camera is snapping or your image could end up like this!


This is a composite of those four pictures stitched together. Pretty nifty.

This particular map is too big to image all at once. The map gets flipped and moved to image additional sections.


Laura and the TTI machine hard at work

Later the images are stitched together in the post processing step, using Adobe Photoshop. The final product you end up with is a beauty that looks like this:


A lovely world map coming soon to the digital archive near you!

Join MOA Director Dr. Anthony Shelton for a special lecture on The Wixaritari (Huichol). The Wixaritari, who live in the mountainous, isolated parts of northwest Mexico, have retained a unique cosmology despite continuous threats to despoil their land and sacred sites. Their homeland was created through the sacrifice of their ancestral deities who became transformed into the land, mountains, seas and plant and animal forms that surround them. This presentation will open a glimpse into this world and describe some of their techniques and philosophy which enables them to see what is invisible to others.

When: September 29, Tuesday 2015 7:00pm

Where: UBC Museum of Anthropology 6393 Northwest Marine Drive, Vancouver BC

Admission: Free with the cost of admission to museum


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