Date; May 1 – 31, 2017
Location: UBC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Level 2 Foyer (1961 East Mall) (map)
Hours: same as the IKBLC building hours (see hours)

This exhibition honours the special significance that written forms hold across the many unique cultures of Asia – a vast geographical area boasting an enormous diversity of languages and writing systems.

Each case features rare texts and diverse forms of bookmaking that highlight the prominent role of writing and calligraphy found across Asia. Encompassing Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Farsi, Tibetan, Sanskrit, Prakrit, and Gujarati scripts, the works invite you to explore a range of cultural or sacred practices that find expression in the written word. These works provide a glimpse of the ingenious ways in which Asian writers have blurred the boundaries between the textual and the visual realms, creatively deploying script to communicate deeper layers of meaning that go beyond words themselves. All of the extraordinary texts on display belong to the collections of the UBC Asian Library and Rare Book and Special Collections.

This satellite exhibit is co-curated by April Liu (Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Asia, MOA) and Fuyubi Nakamura (MOA Curator, Asia), in collaboration with the UBC Asian Library and UBC Rare Book and Special Collections. It is held in conjunction with Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia, a larger exhibit on view at the Museum of Anthropology, from May 11 to October 9, 2017.

 

 

In collaboration with the Public Scholars Initiative (PSI), the IKBLC Community Engagement & Programs division presents the “PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series,” which showcases doctoral students telling their community-engaged research stories in just under seven minutes.

In “Human(e) Interactions with the Environment,” nine PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative engage the public by using the Pecha Kucha format to present on how their research is contributing to the public good, and making a change in the world.  This year’s PSI themes include education, environment, culture, social justice, and health.

This event happened on Wednesday, 15 March 2017.


Speakers

Yemi Adeyeye (Forestry)

Evan Bowness (IRES)

Mollie Chapman (IRES)

Tugce Conger (IRES)

Jamie Fenneman (Botany)

Graham McDowell (IRES)

Emily Rugel (Population and Public Health)

Steve Williams (IRES)

Stefan Pauer (Law).


Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Chapman, M. (2005). Once upon a time in volcán, costa rica: Integrating values into watershed management and poverty alleviation. Review of Policy Research, 22(6), 859-880. doi:10.1111/j.1541-1338.2005.00179.x [Link]

Comack, E., & Bowness, E. (2010). Dealing the race card: Public discourse on the policing of winnipeg’s inner-city communities. Canadian Journal of Urban Research, 19(1), 34-50. [Link]

Toft, M., Adeyeye, Y., & Lund, J. (2015). The use and usefulness of inventory-based management planning to forest management: Evidence from community forestry in nepal. Forest Policy and Economics, 60, 35-49. doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2015.06.007 [Link]

Williams, S., Bradley, H., Devadson, R., & Erickson, M. (2013). Globalization and work. Cambridge: Polity Press. [Available at Koerner Library Stacks HD6955 .W55 2013]


UBC Library Research Guides

Education

Jill Robinson

UBC Asian Library and Rare Books and Special Collections successfully hosted a symposium to showcase the recently acquired John Cooper Robinson collection; a collection of photographs that were taken by a Canadian missionary who resided in Japan during the late 19th to early 20th century.

The event attracted 40 participants on March 24, and was held in the Lillooet Room at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Jill Robinson, the great-granddaughter of John Cooper Robinson (who was a Canadian missionary in Japan who took the photographs) gave the opening speech to provide a personal account of how the collection ended up at UBC. During the coffee break, participants were guided down to RBSC to take a look at the actual photographs, glass lantern slides, postcards, and glass negatives from the collection. The lectures and discussions during the symposium were led by Art Historians and Historians specializing in Japanese photography and the Christian missionary movements. These discussions helped the participants appreciate how these photographs can potentially be used for research and teaching.

In conjunction with the symposium, there is an exhibit at RBSC and Asian Centre going on until the end of May. Click here for more information.

Prof. Allen Hockley from the Dartmouth College giving presentation

Attendees viewing the exhibit at RBSC

Please join us for an exploration of cultural humility and what it means for how we teach and learn. We will hear from Dr. Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer of the First Nations Health Authority and a trailblazer in promoting cultural humility within the healthcare system.

With humour and wisdom, Dr. Adams offers insights into the journey of cultural humility and how this ongoing process of learning and reflecting can strengthen relationships and improve outcomes.

Participants are welcomed and encouraged to engage in this interactive session to advance the dialogue on cultural humility and learn from one another’s journeys.

Learning Objectives
1.       Explore the meaning of cultural safety and cultural humility.
2.       Reflect on the role of cultural humility in your work – how can cultural humility enhance experiences in the classroom?

If you are unable to attend this session in person and want to join us via webinar please register here: http://learningcircle.ubc.ca/about/session-registration-form/webinar-registration-on-territory-acknowledgements/

Registration Required: At this time we require everyone – UBC affiliated or otherwise – to register for the CTLT events system. If you already have a CWL please sign in. However, if you do not have a campus-wide login, then please register for a BASIC cwl account (you will see basic as the bottom option on the 3rd screen).


Event Details

Date: March 21, 2017

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B)


Speaker Biography

Dr. Evan Adams is a citizen of Tla’amin (Sliammon) First Nation in Powell River, BC, and Chief Medical Officer at the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), the first health authority of its kind in Canada. In this role, Dr. Adams acts as the “face” of the FNHA’s public health function and serves as its representative / keynote speaker at health conferences and community events. He also develops and/or strengthens partnerships with First Nations health governance partners, BC First Nations, provincial and federal government health agencies, and other FNHA departments, to establish relationships and action plans. Before joining the FNHA, Dr. Adams served as Deputy Provincial Health Officer (BC), where he provided direction on First Nations health issues to the Ministry of Health, reported to First Nations citizens on health issues affecting the general population, and set out a path for the improvement of First Nations health and wellness. He completed an MD at the University of Calgary, an Aboriginal Family Practice residency at St Paul’s Hospital/UBC (as Chief Resident), and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. (Photo by Nadya Kwandibens)

“Open scholarship, which encompasses open access, open data, open educational resources, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, is changing how knowledge is created and shared.” Association of Research Libraries Open Scholarship

In this session, we’ll explore ideas of scholarly practice in the digital age and how they can inform or be applied to teaching and learning. How has scholarly practice changed and what are the possibilities that open practices and platforms open up when students and faculty members become co-creators engaged in meaningful, generative work?

We’ll look at emerging practices at UBC that are engaging students as producers of knowledge using open platforms to align classroom spaces with scholarly practice.

Part of Open Education Week


Event Details

Date: March 27, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm

Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

Registration Required: At this time we require everyone – UBC affiliated or otherwise – to register for the CTLT events system. If you already have a CWL please sign in. However, if you do not have a campus-wide login, then please register for a BASIC cwl account (you will see basic as the bottom option on the 3rd screen).

 

Acknowledgement: The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is pleased to contribute to the promotion of this unique opportunity.  We acknowledge the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society’s website as the source for most of this content.

The Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society is an enterprising non-profit organization that develops and delivers transformative education inspired by Haida Gwaii. In partnership with leading universities, we offer students immersive, experiential learning opportunities in rural, resource-dependent communities in transition. Here the Haida Nation, island communities, and provincial and federal governments are working through complex joint management models towards reconciliation and sustainability.

Drawing on Haida Gwaii’s legacy of innovation and leadership, HGHES offers a range of programming including undergraduate semesters, executive education and professional development courses, research opportunities, public lectures and workshops, and more.

The Haida Gwaii Semesters include the following areas of focus:

  1. Natural Resource Science
  2. Natural Resource Studies
  3. Reconciliation Studies
  4. Marine Planning

Please visit http://hghes.ca/haida-gwaii-semesters/ for more information, including the application process, tuition, fees and FAQs

The Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society embraces a place-based approach; we see the social and ecological systems of Haida Gwaii as vibrant natural classrooms for our students to engage with, grounding course content in living, local case studies. We believe in working together and facilitating a rich collaboration between academics and local knowledge holders, supporting a meaningful learning exchange and the development of a broad perspective.

  • As issues around the globe become increasingly complex, If students are from UBC, there is an agreement in place to facilitate registration.
  • For non-UBC students there is an opportunity to earn UBC credits and transfer them back to the student’s home institution.

 

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre are pleased to present the webcast roundtable “Talking with First Nations Archives. ” Colleagues who work in local First Nations Archives, Resource Centres and in Records Management programs will share their experiences establishing archives, their role in facilitating access to records, and issues and concerns they encounter on a daily basis.

This event happened on February 23, 2017.


Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Face, M., & Hollens, D. (2004). A Digital Library to Serve a Region: The Bioregion and First Nations Collections of the Southern Oregon Digital Archives. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 44(2), 116-121. [Link]

Lawson, K. L. (2004, November 24). Precious fragments : First Nations materials in archives, libraries and museums (T). [Link]

UBC Library Research Guides

Archival Material

First Nations & Indigenous Studies

Library & Archival Studies

Every Spring since 1981, Vancouver’s Alcuin Society holds a national competition to select the country’s most beautiful books of the previous year. The winning books tour every province in Canada, and are also exhibited at the two major book fairs in Germany, in Frankfurt and Leipzig. As well, copies are donated to the Canadian Embassy Library in Tokyo, where they are exhibited during the Tokyo International Book Fair.

 

The purpose of the competition is to motivate publishers to pay attention to the look of books, as well as to their content. In addition, the Society hopes to encourage book designers by national and international recognition of their work.

 

The books are judged by three different jurors each year – experts in their fields from all over the country, and, occasionally, from abroad. The entire book is taken into account: the cover, the choice of type, layout, white space; paper used, readibility, creativity in design; and most of all, the appropriateness of the design to the content.

 

This March, IKBLC is exhibiting the winners from last year’s competition. There are eight categories of books: from children’s books to pictorial, from poetry to reference. Some of the judges’ comments on what they liked about the books are available, and displayed near the books.

 

PDFs of the full-colour awards catalogues are available online for some of the past competition winners. In mid-March 2017, the Society’s 35th competition will take place in Vancouver, for Canada’s 2016 publications, and when it’s published, this year’s catalogue will be available online as well.

 

This exhibit takes place March 1 to 31, at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (2nd level).

In collaboration with the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Community Engagement & Programs division, the Faculty Association Contract Faculty Committee presents the Third Annual Contract Faculty Colloquium, which provides contract faculty an opportunity to share with and learn from their contract faculty colleagues across campus in a genial, relaxed atmosphere. Short papers will be presented by contract faculty from a diverse range of departments, including Engineering, Political Science, English, Sociology, Asian Studies, Gender, Race and Social Justice and Arts Studies in Reading and Writing. Please join us for a stimulating afternoon!

We are grateful for the support from the UBC Faculty Association for the support of this event.


Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time: 11:30-4:30pm

Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room (Rm 301)

 

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