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

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:

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.

DonChapmanWhat does it mean to be Canadian? A new Citizenship Act will soon be introduced in Parliament, redefining who and what we are as a people.  It will affect Canadians for generations to come.  Join Don Chapman, on February 27th, 2014 from noon-1pm in the Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre for an engaging discussion that will challenge your views on Canadian citizenship.  Does the government ignore the Charter?  Were our war dead Canadian?  Can you be denied citizenship simply because of your age, gender, or family status?  The answers are shocking.

Chapman, finalist of the Nation Builder of the Year award by The Globe and Mail in 2007 and 2008, has been the inspiration and effort behind seven Bills in Parliament, the latest being C-37, which amended the Citizenship Act to give Canadian status to those who either lost it or never had citizenship in the first place, all due to outdated provisions in legislation- some of which remain on the books.  Upwards of a million people can now call themselves Canadian citizens as a result.  Chapman will deliver a session on The Lost Canadians to faculty, students, and community members. He will also provide background, talk about present-day discrimination, and what it happens when your own country renders.

clc exhibit poster - online imageThe Chapman Learning Commons and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre presents a Show-Case created by the CLC Assistants.

The CLCAs share original artwork capturing the nuances of Chapman Learning Commons lending equipment, campus study spaces, mascot, and projects. Including a collaboration with the Coaches Corner, the display showcases peer academic coaching where you can get inside scoop on best study and student practices. Highlighting just some of the services available to the UBC community, each display case features how the Chapman Learning Commons can help you with your academic success.

Come to the IKBLC Level 3 Information Desk to learn more about the display and meet the artists, the Chapman Learning Commons Assistants!

image001Just wanted to let you know about this amazing event which will take place March 8.  Early bird registration ends January 31, 2014!

Serendipity 2014: Children’s Literature in a Digital Age

Saturday, March 8 2014
UBC Education Building: 2125 Main Mall
8am-4pm (lunch is included)

From practical advice on using literature-based apps with children to learning how authors and illustrators are using social media and electronic publishing, Serendipity 2014 is a must-attend event for educators, librarians, researchers and literature lovers looking to the future of books for young people.

We have invited presenters that are not only at the forefront of the rapidly-evolving world of technology and children’s books, but are also dynamic, engaging and will leave you inspired and full of ideas:

  • Paul Zelinsky (@paulozelinsky): Caldecott-winning illustrator of over two dozen books
  • Arthur Slade (@arthurslade): Governor-general’s award-winning author
  • John an style=’font-size:12.0pt;font-family:”Garamond”,”serif”;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA’> (@MrSchuReads): Library Journal Mover and Shaker, elementary school teacher-librarian, blogger, 2014 Newbery Committee member
  • Travis Jonker (@100scopenotes): School Library Journal blogger, elementary school teacher-librarian, 2014 Caldecott Committee member
  • Tim Federle (@TimFederle): Author of Better Nate Than Ever and the forthcoming sequel Five, Six, Seven, Nate! (January 2014)
  • Hadley Dyer (@hedyer): Winner of the Information Book Award for Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION until January 31, 2014: Members $150, Non-Members $165, Students $75

REGULAR REGISTRATION starts February 1, 2014: Members $200, Non-Members $215, Students $100

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