The Law Library is offering the following training sessions for current Allard School of Law students and faculty.

WestlawNext Canada

  • Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Monday, September 25, 2019 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Monday, September 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Registration required. To register, please see Database Training Sessions.

Book covers featuring portrayals of children enjoying being independent and active outdoors in a variety of ways is a great way to model an active lifestyle as well as norming differences in mobility. When selecting books for a display, try to intentionally include titles with bright, cheerful, engaging covers like these portraying all kinds of kids zipping and zooming their way through life.

Featured titles:

Emmanuel’s dream: the true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah / by Laurie Ann Thompson; illustrated by Sean Qualls.

Summary: Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people — but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled.

 

Pedal it!: how bicycles are changing the world / Michelle Mulder.

Summary: Pedal It! celebrates the humble bicycle–from the very first boneshakers to the sleek racing bikes of today, from handlebars to spokes to gear sprockets–and shows you why and how bikes can make the world a better place. Not only can bikes be used to power computers and generators, they can also reduce pollution, promote wellness and get a package across a crowded city–fast! Informative but not didactic, Pedal It! encourages young readers to be part of the joy of cycling.

Don’t call me special: a first look at disability / Pat Thomas; illustrated by Lesley Harker.

Summary: This picture book explores questions and concerns about disability in a simple and reassuring way. Younger children can find out what a disability is, and learn how people deal with their disabilities to live happy and full lives. Written by a psychotherapist and counselor, this book helps to foster acceptance and tolerance of people who are in some way “different.”

On a slippery slope / Melody Fitzpatrick.

Summary: If a super-cute boy (one you really want to impress) assumes that you’re a championship skier and snowboarder, is it really that big of a deal if you don’t set him straight? When a teensy fib starts snowballing out of control, Hannah Smart realizes she needs cash to keep from being found out. She takes a part-time job at the local TV station where her dad works as the weatherman. After nearly killing a woman (it was an accident!) and then saving her life on air, Hannah unexpectedly finds herself in front of the camera again. Loving the spotlight, Hannah is swept up in the excitement of TV land, but with the school ski trip coming up, she soon realizes that some secrets are almost impossible to keep hidden. But wanting to come clean and doing it are two very different things.

The red bicycle: the extraordinary story of one ordinary bicycle / written by Jude Isabella; illustrated by Simone Shin.

Summary: When Leo outgrows his bicycle, it finds a new home with Alisetta, who uses it to access to her family’s sorghum field and the market.

A crash course for Molly / Eva Eriksson; translated by Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard.

Summary: Watch out! Here comes Molly! Molly is big enough and smart enough to ride a bike now – and she loves it! Trouble is, Molly can’t seem to stop running into things. She keeps her eye on the objects in her path – like poles and people – but for some reason she still hits them. Luckily, she bumps into a driving instructor one day, and he gives Molly some useful advice. Using warmly colored and expressive illustrations, Eva Eriksson once again gives readers an adorable little girl to cheer for as she takes a crash course in bike riding.

Check out these articles for more information :

Ostrosky, M. M., Mouzourou, C., Dorsey, et al (2015). Pick a Book, Any Book: Using Children’s Books to Support Positive Attitudes Toward Peers With Disabilities. Young Exceptional Children18(1), 30–43. https://doi.org/10.1177/1096250613512666

Emily A. Roper & Alexandra M. Clifton (2013) The Representation of Physically Active Girls in Children’s Picture Books, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84:2, 147-156, DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2013.784844

UBC Library has partnered with local non-profit 2 Paycheques Away to bring an exceptional and striking photography exhibit to two library locations.
Digital archives like these are changing the parameters of what’s possible in research while improving accessibility.
The exhibit, hosted in Rare Books & Special Collections located on Level 1 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, will run until July 31, 2019.
Join us in conversation on July 11 with the creator of the Public Knowledge Project, Professor John Willinsky. Co-hosted by UBC Library and UBC iSchool.
In honour of the 60th anniversary of the Library's acquisition of the Puban Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections will be hosting bi-weekly tours highlighting items from the Puban Collection throughout the summer, starting July 9.

June is recognized as Aboriginal History Month but at UBC Library we hold a tradition of (Un)History Month — a celebration and acknowledgement of the importance of Indigenous Peoples – not only in history – but in the present and future.

This collaborative exhibit showcases the first digital books to come from RavenSpace, a new model of publishing, for interactive, media-rich books in Indigenous studies, where communities and scholars can work together in a culturally respectful way:

  • Elsie Paul, with Davis McKenzie, Paige Raibmon, and Harmony Johnson, As I Remember It: Teachings (ʔəms taʔaw) from the life of a Sliammon Elder (UBC Press)
  • Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, with Coreen Child, Kaleb Child, and Tommy Child of the Kwag’uł, Kans Hiłile (Making It Right): A Collaborative Reframing of Kwakiutl Film and Audio Recordings with Franz Boas (University of Washington Press)
  • Musqueam First Nation, Musqueam Stories Transformed (UBC Press).

RavenSpace is an initiative of UBC Press with the participation of University of Washington Press.

Come and see how these publications – with animations, classroom resources, and multiple pathways through text and media – are made.

EXHIBIT LAUNCH AND RECEPTION: June 5 from 5:30 to 7 pm, Chilcotin Room (256), IKBLC

Exhibit partners include UBC Press, Musqueam First Nation and UBC Library.

The exhibit is open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Level 2, and will be on display from June 1 until August 30, 2019.

During the first week of June there are several satellite events happening as part of Indigenous (Un)History Month, see the attached poster for more details:

Teaching through telling: The RavenSpace Publishing Project
June 4 from 9 am – 3:30 p.m.
UBC Education Library

Colloquia: RavenSpace – Taking the Book to the Web
June 5 from 1:30 – 5 p.m.
UBC First Nations Longhouse

UBC is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.


About Indigenous (Un)History Month

The “un” represents the continued importance and relevance of Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world. These contributions should be recognized daily, not just once a year. UBC Library’s first Aboriginal (Un)History Month event kicked off in June 2012.


10-10:05am WELCOME

Shirin Eshghi Furuzawa, Head, Asian Library

10:05 – 10:25am PUNJABI

Stories from the Fascinating Folktales of Punjab series
ਦੋ ਬਾਤਾਂ: ਤੋਤੇ ਤੇ ਲਿਲ੍ਹਾਂ Tales of the Parrots & The Berries

Punjabi & English Storytellers:
Sarbjit Randhawa, South Asian and Himalayan Studies Librarian &
Gagan Cheema, UBC Alumni (BSc Speech and Hearing Science) and incoming MSc (Faculty of Medicine, Speech Language Pathology)

10:30-10:45am HINDI

Hindi Moral Stories – Fox & Crow and Dove & Ant

Hindi & English Storyteller:
Taranjit Singh, UBC Library Assistant and UBC Alumni (Former Graduate Student Society President & M Journalism)

10:45-11am PERSIAN

Persian Songs from Persian Language Online
Selected Stories from Bedtime Stories for Kids (Spring) by Children’s Research Centre Donyā

Persian & English Storyteller:
Sadaf Ahmadbeigi, UBC iSchool Student

11-11:15am ACTIVITY BREAK

Chinese & Tibetan Calligraphy with Esther Yang, UBC Tibetan Language Student
Punjabi Calligraphy with Sarbjit Randhawa, South Asian and Himalayan Studies Librarian

11:15-11:40am KOREAN

Flap Flap 훨훨 간다by Kwon Jeong-saeng; Translated by UBC MLIS Graduate T. Yun Hee Lee, Illustrated by Kim Yong-cheol

Korean Storyteller:
Joon-hyung Park, Author and Founder of Creative Writing for Children Society

English Storyteller:
Angela Ahn, Children’s Book Author and UBC Alumni (BA, BEd(Sec), MLIS)

11:45am-12:15pm MANDARIN

Yuan xiao jie 元宵节 by Wang Zaozao 王早早

Mandarin and English Storytellers:
Kristin (Junling) Liu, VP Academics, UBC Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Current BCom Student
Helen (Xin Liu) Wu, Director Academics, UBC Chinese Students and Scholars Association Member, Current BCom (Accounting) Student

12:15-1pm ACTIVITY BREAK

Tibetan Calligraphy with Esther Yang, Tibetan Language Student
Punjabi Calligraphy with Sarbjit Randhawa, South Asian and Himalayan Studies Librarian
Origami with Tomoko Kitayama, Japanese Studies Librarian
Japanese Children’s Activities with Fuma Aoki, Political Science Student

1-1:25pm CANTONESE

Let’s Take a Walk by Larry Grant & Sarah Ling

Cantonese Storyteller:
Sarah Ling, Community Engagement Manager, St. John’s College, UBC

Selection of Stories from Storybooks Canada
https://www.storybookscanada.ca/

Selection of Stories from Classic Legends

Cantonese Storyteller:
Zoe Wai-Man Lam, Sessional Lecturer, Asian Studies Department

English Storyteller:
Wendy Yip, University Ambassador

1:30-2pm JAPANESE

Peach Boy (Momotarō) ももたろう by Kawauchi Sayumi

My Friends みんながおしえてくれましたby Gomi Taro 五味 太郎

Japanese Storyteller and Translator:
Motoki Nozawa (Current MEd & Asian Studies Teaching Assistant)

English Storyteller:
Santa Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC

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