The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) is a Statistics Canada survey that has collected direct physical measurements such as height, weight, blood pressure, and blood, urine and DNA samples in a mobile clinic since 2007. Each two-year cycle of the survey collects health information from a nationally representative sample population of about 5,700 Canadians between the ages of 3 and 79 years.

Non-confidential documentation related to the survey is available at university libraries through the Data Liberation Initiative program. Researchers interested in accessing CHMS data files at one of 26 universities across Canada can submit an application to the Research Data Centres (RDC) Program.

Blood, urine and DNA samples are available to researchers whose projects meet certain Biobank conditions. There is a call for proposals open from May 1 to June 30, 2016. For more information related to the biobank, please contact the biobank coordinator at

For more information, click here. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Angela Walter at 613-799-5292.

More information:

Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS): Content summary for cycles 1 to 8


A Researcher’s Guide to the Canadian Health Measures Survey

Are you looking for a fun post-exam activity? Consider reading one of Education Library’s many Canadian Young Adult novels. To help you select a book to read, David Lam Library has put on a display of book covers of select Canadian Young Adult books which are all available at the Education Library. We encourage you to […]

There is scheduled maintenance work for the ASRS from April 25-28. Material delivery may be delayed by up to several hours. Please call the IKBLC Library Circulation Desk at (604) 822-8149 before picking up your material to ensure it has arrived.

UBC Library's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be open 24 hours a day April 10 to 26, 2016.

The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
I Year, full-time appointment
Anticipated start date: July 1, 2016.


The Library at UBC’s Okanagan campus invites applications from recently graduated, innovative, enthusiastic, service-oriented candidates for a full time, one year term position as Archivist.  Reporting to the Chief Librarian at UBC’s Okanagan Campus Library, this position is responsible for the coordination of special collections, archives, and records management services for the UBC Okanagan Campus, including provision of instructional and reference services to UBC students, faculty and staff, as well as community researchers.

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

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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


Required:  A graduate degree with archival and records management emphasis from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science; demonstrated knowledge of current archival theory and practices; excellent organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to perform effectively independently and in collaboration with others.


This is a full time 1 year term appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016.  Archivists and 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:  July 1, 2016.


To ensure full consideration, complete applications are to be submitted by 11:59 pm PDT on May 23rd, 2016.

To apply for this position, please visit the following link:

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


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.

ARL & CARL are proud to present

What is the Value of Libraries?

 Wednesday, April 27, 2016  3:00 – 4:30pm

Grand Ballroom A & B, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

This special panel presentation is part of a three day joint meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). The British Columbia Research Libraries Group is pleased to have the opportunity to record and archive the discussion.

A link to the recording of this event will be provided here as soon as it is available.

Libraries around the world are taking a more active approach to measuring the value they bring to their constituencies. Effectively communicating the results of these various explorations in ways that are meaningful and engaging to an increasingly diverse group of stakeholders is critical. This panel will focus on practical strategies for communicating the library’s value to internal and external audiences.

Leslie Weir, University Chief Librarian, University of Ottawa

Caroline Brazier, Chief Librarian, British Library, UK
Linc Kesler, Director of the First Nations House of Learning and Senior Advisor to the University of British Columbia President on Aboriginal Affairs
Vivian Lewis, University Librarian, McMaster University
Elliott Shore, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries

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