• For all UBC Law Students and Faculty
• Registration is required – please click on the appropriate link below to sign up
• Please have your IDs and passwords before attending sessions
• Location: Allard Hall Room 104 /106 / 121 (depending on the session)
• **IT WOULD BE USEFUL TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH YOUR OWN LAPTOP** (but not necessary)
• E-mail Elim Wong, Reference Librarian in the Law Library if you require passwords or have any questions.
• For all UBC Law Students and Faculty
The new ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ display is now up at UBC’s Education Library in time for the new term in September.
The display features DVDs and books related to the human rights abuses in the Canadian Indian residential school system and related Aboriginal issues.
UBC is suspending classes on September 18 to allow the campus community to participate in activities related to Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final national event on the West Coast that day.
More from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada website:
“Residential schools for Aboriginal people in Canada date back to the 1870s. Over 130 residential schools were located across the country, and the last school closed in 1996. These government-funded, church-run schools were set up to eliminate parental involvement in the intellectual, cultural, and spiritual development of Aboriginal children.
During this era, more than 150,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were placed in these schools often against their parents’ wishes. Many were forbidden to speak their language and practice their own culture. While there is an estimated 80,000 former students living today, the ongoing impact of residential schools has been felt throughout generations and has contributed to social problems that continue to exist.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has a mandate to learn the truth about what happened in the residential schools and to inform all Canadians about what happened in the schools.”
An interview with Scott Barry Kaufman was featured in Saturday, July 20′s Globe and Mail. “As a child, Scott Barry Kaufman had an auditory disorder that made it difficult to process words in real time. . . . he performed badly in IQ tests, had to repeat Grade 3 and spent years in special education. He was told that his disability made high-level academic achievement unlikely. Today Dr. Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist at New York University with a PhD from Yale and a master’s degree from Cambridge.” (Hune-Brown, p. F3) His latest book, Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined ( part of our e-book collection) attempts to come up with a new way of looking at talent and intelligence.
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and UBC Community Learning Initiative 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 communities that are remote from Vancouver – defined as outside of the Lower Mainland.
CBEL provides students with the opportunity to apply their discipline-specific skills and knowledge, working in partnership with community-based organisations to resolve complex community challenges. By integrating these opportunities into course-work, faculty enable their students to test their assumptions, be exposed to new perspectives, as well as developing their teamwork and communication skills. These learning opportunities are often heightened in remote communities where local priorities and challenges can be very different from those in urban centres such as Vancouver.
Faculty are invited to apply for up to $5000 in the 2013/14 academic year. The funding is intended to cover:
- Student travel to remote locations
- Student accommodation in remote locations
- Community events related to student projects – e.g. 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.
2. Community as Co-Educators: Describe yourrelationship 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.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For further information, or to submit your
proposal, please contact:
Rebecca Kindiak, Manager of Community-based Experiential Learning
UBC-Community Learning Initiative
Featuring exhibits at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC), Asian Library, and book displays at several library branches, the (Un)History month activities introduce ways UBC Indigenous scholars are bridging communities and transforming academic spaces through Indigenous approaches to research, pedagogy, and governance. It aims to educate and invite dialogue about (inter)relationships between place, recognition, and memory.
The UBC Education Library will also have book displays on the main level. One on the table near the circulation desk and another in the glass display case near the Reference area. Photos of the displays will be posted shortly in an upcoming blog post.
The month includes:
Engaging Indigenous Knowledge(s) installation – features six cases at the IKBLC level 2 foyer.
- Place, Belonging and Promise: Indigenizing the International Academy
- Being Well Being: The Institute for Aboriginal Health’s Teaching and Learning Garden
- Year of Indigenous Education
- Living Our Indigenous Languages
- Truth and Reconciliation in Canada
- Raven in the Library at X̱wi7x̱wa
Indigenous cultures in Asia exhibit (Asian Library)
Iron Pulpit: Missionary Printing Presses in British Columbia exhibit (Rare Books and Special Collections, IKBLC Level 1)
- Featuring materials produced on missionary printing presses in British Columbia between the 1850s and 1910s, this exhibition looks at printed materials in context of Indigenous-Christian encounters, colonialism, and print culture in the province.
For those interested in online resources,
- Aboriginal Business Education and Resources from the Small Business Accelerator program
- Aboriginal Law research guide
- Delgamuukw Resources guide – Aboriginal Land and Title case
- Delgamuukw Trial Transcripts
Posters are available as well (11×17) PDF.
For more information about Aboriginal (Un)History month activities, please contact Ann Doyle, Head, X̱wi7x̱wa Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of British Columbia Point Grey campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We thank Musqueam for its hospitality and support.
It has been only three weeks since UBC Education Library joined Twitter and already we’ve gained quite a nice following! We’re tweeting news in Education and UBC Education Library events and workshops.
Won’t you follow us if you haven’t already?
As a companion to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide) which is only available in print, we have created an online 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.
Madam Justice Victoria Gray, British Columbia Supreme Court
Madam Justice Barbara Romaine, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
Justices Gray and Romaine will share their insights regarding legal research and writing. The session will be an opportunity for you to learn about what judges view as good and bad research and writing skills, as well as pitfalls to avoid! They will focus on what is expected from both counsel and law clerks. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Date, Time and Location:
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Farris Hall, Room 106
AboutAn aggregation of UBC Library blogs that highlight the Library's collections, services, spaces and events.
- About UBC Library
- Asian Library
- BC Research Libraries Group Lecture Series
- Chung Collection News
- cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository
- David Lam Management Research Library
- Digital Initiatives
- Digitizers’ Blog
- Education Library
- Government Publications at Koerner Library
- Humanities and Social Sciences at Koerner Library
- Irving K Barber Learning Centre
- Japanese Library Resources Blog
- Law Library Blog
- Library eResources: Service Bulletins
- New at Rare Books & Special Collections
- Scholarly Communications at UBC
- Small Business Accelerator Blog
- University Archives Blog
- Woodward Library
- Xwi7xwa Library
Search This Blog
- March 2014
- February 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- November 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
- June 2013
- May 2013
- April 2013
- March 2013
- February 2013
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- August 2012
- July 2012
- June 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- March 2012
- February 2012
- January 2012
- December 2011
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
- August 2011
- July 2011
- June 2011
- May 2011
- April 2011
- March 2011
- February 2011
- January 2011
- December 2010
- November 2010
- October 2010
- September 2010
- August 2010
- July 2010
- June 2010
- May 2010
- April 2010
- March 2010
- February 2010
- January 2010
- December 2009
- November 2009
- October 2009
- September 2009
- August 2009
- July 2009
- June 2009
- May 2009
- April 2009
- March 2009
- February 2009
- January 2009
- December 2008
- November 2008
- October 2008
- September 2008
- August 2008
- July 2008
- May 2008
- March 2008
- February 2008
- August 2007
- July 2007
- June 2007
- May 2007
- August 2006
- July 2006
- February 2006
- April 2005
- March 2005
- February 2005