Video sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Schools participate in the Aboriginal Enhancement Schools Network (AESN) on a voluntary and annual basis. AESN schools link their inquiry specifically to Aboriginal ways of knowing. The Spiral of Inquiry provides school teams with the structure for guiding their improvement and innovation work. Participating schools develop and submit an inquiry focus, collaborate with colleagues through regional meetings, and share case studies in a spirit of generosity and curiosity.


Lynne Tomlinson (Director of Instruction), SD 45, West Vancouver

Trish Catherine (Teacher), Ecole Ballenas Secondary SD 69, Qualicum

Paul Boyd (Teacher) WL Seaton Secondary, SD 22, Vernon

Marcus Toneatto (Principal), South Okanagan Secondary School, SD 53, Okanagan Similkameen

Mary Neto (Teacher), Smithers Secondary, SD 54, Bulkley Valley

Roberta Edzerza, (District Principal, Aboriginal Education) and Sandy Pond (Principal), Charles Hays Secondary, SD 53, Prince Rupert

Robert Taddei, (Teacher), Frank Hurt Secondary SD 36, Surrey







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Thank you to all the UBC students who came to the Library’s annual Chat and Chew Library Love booth last Thursday in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Visitors grabbed snacks and swag to help them with their finals, and dropped in for a pop-up photo booth.

The Library hosts a Library Love booth twice a year to share appreciation for library users of all kinds and to encourage communication about library services and spaces.

Follow our Facebook page to see the album of photos from the event, and be sure to join us for the next Library Love event in the fall!

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Community Engagement Librarian


Adena Brons is an alumna from the iSchool at UBC with a Masters of Library and Information Studies and Masters of Archival Studies. Her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is also from UBC, in the English department. She has worked previously at the New Westminster Public Library and Simon Fraser University Library as a reference librarian. Her interests include community outreach, information literacy, and open access/open education.

Current Role and Responsibilities:

As Community Engagement Librarian for Business Services, Adena is responsible for the management and development of the Library’s entrepreneurship and community-focused business programs, including the Small Business Accelerator (SBA) program and its extensive web-based research assets. In addition, she is also responsible for conducting outreach with the e@UBC (Entrepreneurship at UBC) program and the broader business community, with the goal of providing collaborative and innovative services within the Library.


Phone: 604-827-2670

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