As a companion to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide) which is only available in print at UBC Library, we have created an online Legal Citation Guide.  There is a link to this guide from the Law Library homepage, directly under the heading “Research Resources.”

The McGill Guide focuses on the citation rules for materials commonly referred to in legal writing – legislation, case law, books and journal articles.  To meet the needs of students and faculty who must cite to a broader range of resources, we have acquired The Chicago Manual of Style Online.  It is now available campus-wide from this resource page.

photo(28)A new month is just around the corner and that means a new display is up at Education library!  “Fairy Tales: Grow Your Imagination” showcases just a few of the many fairy tales and fairy tale themed books we have here at this branch.

Please feel free to browse our Fairy Tale Guide:

Fairy Tales / Myths / Nursery Rhymes: Alternate Versions Bibliography

Remote Community Based Learning Fund Details

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning are pleased to offer funding to faculty members creating remote community based experiential learning (CBEL) opportunities for their students. This funding is intended to support collaborations between UBC students and organizations located in BC communities outside of the Lower Mainland.

  • Click here to learn more about this fund, apply now, or see past fund recipients.
  • Or check out this overview RCBLF-onepager-v4 (PDF).

Apply Now

Applications are now welcomed on a rolling basis. You will be notified of the results of your application 2-3 weeks from submission. Please note that there is $30,000.00 in funding to be awarded in total.


For further information, or to submit your proposal, please contact Rebecca Kindiak, Manager of Community Based Experiential Learning at 604-822-6133 or rebecca.kindiak@ubc.ca.


Faculty are invited to apply for up to $5000 for the 2014/2015 academic year. Funding is intended to cover:

  • Student travel to remote locations
  • Student accommodation in remote locations
  • Community events related to student projects
  • (ex: catering or venues for consultation)
  • Events or workshops
  • Stipends for community partners who offer their time to support the student projects
  • Project supplies
  • Other costs directly related to the remote CBEL collaborations

Please note that only economy standard travel and accommodation will be funded.

Funds are not intended for capital investments such as the purchase of teleconferencing equipment.

Students who benefit from this funding will be expected to provide a short report, story, or video describing their experience working with a remote community partner.

Faculty members interested in accessing these funds should provide a brief (1-2 page) proposal including the following sections:

  1. Introduction: Provide a brief overview of your course, describe the community organization you are partnering with, the priorities they identify, and the nature and goals of the student projects. Note: if you have received these funds in the past, please articulate how this project differs from the previous year.
  2. Community as Co-Educators: Describe your relationship with the community partner, their capacity to act as a co-educator of UBC students, and the commitment they have offered to support the project (e.g. staff time, use of facilities etc).
  3. Learning Objectives: Offer a summary of the learning objectives for the remote project, and how they link to the wider learning objectives for your course.
  4. Budget: Please provide an itemized budget for the requested funding.

Judith Duncan is a professor of Education at the University of Canterbury. Her fields of research include: Childhood Studies, Children’s Rights & Children’s Participation, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Educators Practices and Training, Educational Policy & Gender and Education.

Duncan recently published a book, which UBC Education Library has acquired, entitled, “Research partnerships in early childhood education : teachers and researchers in collaboration.” The book is about: How can teachers deepen their understanding of their work? How can researchers make sure their work is grounded in and responsive to community needs? In this assemblage of rich examples of partnership research in early years education, Duncan and Conner set out how early childhood teachers and researchers can work in partnerships that benefit them both. Drawing on examples of successful partnerships from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, they tell the stories of the successes, struggles, insights, and opportunities that come from working in such partnerships.

Watch latest research:

Early Childhood Education: Seeing and Being Seen

Early Childhood Education: Learning Outcomes

Early Childhood Education: Intentional Teaching

Early Childhood Education: Embedded in the Community

Information on the Early Years Enquiry Research Group can be found at:
http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/research_labs/eye/index.shtml

The Small Business Accelerator (SBA) is a program that helps entrepreneurs and provides free online expert library assistance, industry information and access to secondary market research help. We actively seek partnerships that align with our interest to help BC businesses succeed.

The SBA and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre are proud to support Fundica’s 2014 Funding Roadshow which gives entrepreneurs working on an innovative product will get the chance to pitch their business to a panel of angels, VCs, banks, and government organizations. Entrepreneurs will individually pitch in a closed setting to funders in order to:

  • Receive candid feedback on their pitch and business model
  • Meet experts who provide one-on-one tips for their business
  • Follow-up with funders and potentially get funded

For more information go to the 2014 Funding Roadshow webpage or to register, click here.

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