UBC Library is celebrating Freedom to Read Week, February 26 to March 4, 2017. Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in a free country such as Canada, schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Banning books and restricting free expression on the Internet affects the […]

With Korea Foundation’s US$23,000 grant to UBC Library (US$20,000: print resources, US$3,000: e-resources), the Library is able to continue support the collection development and subscribe to the vital electronic databases for Korean Studies.

Asian Library subscribes to the following electronic databases:

DBpia (Korean Database)
This database covers over 2 million full-text articles from more than 2,000 scholarly journals.

KISS (Koreanstudies Information Service System)
Covers subject areas, such as Korean literature, language, history, education, law, and engineering. It provides full text articles from over 3309 journals/thesis titles and access to the Choson Ilbo Archive (newspaper articles since 1920).

KRpia (Korean Database)
This is Full text database for Korean Studies covering history, literature, dictionaries and traditional medicines.

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Calling Cartographers: Learn Open Source Geographic Information Systems

Diabetes: How interactions between our Genes and Environment Cause a Global Epidemic

Egypt and the Bible: Cultural Contact in Literature, Religion and Art

Object Lessons, Object Questions: A One Day Experiment @ MOA

Politics, Literature and Painting through Three Women of the 20th Century: Evita Peron, Gabriela Mistral and Frida Kahlo

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: How Can We Best Produce our Food?

Sleep: Your Other Life

Thor and Company: Old Norse Mythology through the Ages

 

 

Freedom of Expression is a charter right in Canada and is a fundamental value of professional groups such as librarians, archivists and journalists, who promote transparency, public accountability and the broadest possible access to information. However, we are seeing an erosion of these values in public life, through steps to censor scientists and public servants, to retract, hide or ignore information that does not conform to partisan views, and to treat the free press as a public enemy. This is a symptom of “post-truth” politics, in which sentiment and personal belief have more influence than facts, and facts are openly manipulated. As fake news, Orwellian newspeak and “alternative facts” flood our media streams, how do we continue to make sense of our world? How do we hold public figures accountable for their actions?

This open mic session invites the UBC community to speak up on what freedom of expression means in this post-truth era. Bring your thoughts, arguments, poems, and stories – everyone is welcome!


Event Details

When:  February 28th, 2017 12:30-1:45 PM

Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 2nd floor foyer space

Facilitator(s): Milena Constanda, Erin Fields

Register for this event through your UBC Campus-Wide Login here.

 

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