Possible Off-Campus Access Interruptions Saturday

On Saturday, November 9th, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the CWL Authentication system will be undergoing testing. This mean Users authenticating from off campus may lose access unexpectedly for short periods.
If you can’t log in to a resource or suddenly lose access to a resource, please try again after a few minutes.

If problems persist, contact us via our Help Form, and we will investigate on Monday.

Without the Library is a student profile series, that welcomes the unique stories of UBC students and showcases how the Library helps shape their academic success and campus experience.

UBC Education Library has it’s Remembrance Day books on display at the main level breezeway Collection Spotlight area.  Please search “remembrance day” in the search box on the EdLib homepage for a list of books on the topic.

Looking to start a new business? Want to expand your existing business? Or just want to meet like-minded individuals to share your business ideas with? Here are some places where you can do just that in Networking November:

Library Support for Entrepreneurs (UBC)

Host: UBC AMS eHub
Target Audience: Startups, entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Friday, November 6, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn how library and UBC community resources can work for you and your business!

 

BizInfo Day

Host: SFU Vancouver
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, non-profits, and job seekers
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 9AM – 4PM
Location: SFU Vancouver – Harbour Centre Building (Room 2270, 515 West Hastings Street)
Cost: Free!
Register for the waitlist here
Summary: Share and discuss business resources, research strategies, patrons, and more with other entrepreneurs, non-profits, and job seekers
 

Strategic Storytelling: Skills and Tips you need to Succeed

Host: Women in Communications & Technology, BC Chapter
Target Audience: Company representatives, entrepreneurs, and working professionals
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 8PM
Location: SAP Canada (910 Mainland Street)
Cost: One for $25 or two for $40
Register here
Summary: Develop skills and discover creative strategies to engage with your target audience and tell a compelling story to help build your career or brand

 

SIP + SLAY 3.0

Host: Rebecca Casey, Amy Dewaele, and Deb Tate
Target Audience: Women in business in South Surrey and White Rock
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 7PM – 9PM
Location: The Lotus Pedal
Cost: $30 (price includes wine and food)
Register here
Summary: Network with like-minded women in business in your local community!

 

Get Bread: Small Business Finance 101

Host: The Bad Academy
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 8PM
Location: Conscious Lab (200 – 422 Richards Street)
Cost: $75
Register for the waitlist here
Summary: Learn how to manage your small business’ finances with workshops like “Planning for Profitability”, “Bookkeeping and Cash Flow Management”, and “Financial Analysis”

 

Business Bestie Brunch: Instagram

Host: Megan Nakazawa
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 9:30AM – 11AM
Location: The Heart Cloverdale (4 – 5723 176 Street)
Cost: $35 - $45
Register here
Summary: TBD

 

Best Practices Culture Shaping Group – November Gathering

Host: Mike Penninga
Target Audience: HR/Culture Shaping leaders, entrepreneurs, small business owners
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 2PM – 3:30PM
Location: Staples (430 – 2339 British Columbia 97)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Meet other culture-shaping leaders to share best practices on workplace culture development

 

Startup Learning Series: Stock Options, RRSP’s and Benefits

Host: VentureLabs
Target Audience: Founders and senior leadership of startups      
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Location: SFU VentureLabs (1100 – 555 West Hastings Street)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Hear about the benefits and drawbacks of using different employee incentive structures to retain existing talent and attract new talent

 

Measure What Matters 101 Workshop

Host: BDC and VEC
Target Audience: Entrepreneur, business owner, those interested in becoming B Corp Certified
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 9AM – 12PM
Location: Vancouver Economic Commission (1500 – 401 West Georgia Street)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn how to measure your business’ impact by performing an audit of your business practices in governance, employee engagement, social responsibility, and environmental impact

 

Women in Business Brunch Tour + Official Book Launch Vancouver

Host: Jane Stoller – Life-Biz Organizer, speaker, and best selling author
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time: 11AM – 1PM
Location: Fairmont Pacific Rim (1038 Canada Place)
Cost: $92
Register here
Summary: Learn how you can level up your career, explore your passion, refine your goals and tackle obstacles, and network with other business leaders while drinking champagne

 

Funding and Support

Host: Accelerate Okanagan
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Time: 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Location: Accelerate Okanagan Technology Association (460 Doyle Avenue)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn what funding and support programs there are available in Canada that can help you grow your business!

 

It’s YOUR Time Business Breakfast

Host: It’s Your Time Business Services
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Time: 7AM – 9AM
Location: ARC Restaurant (900 Canada Place)
Cost: $15 - $20
Register here
Summary: Network with other business owners and get your questions answered about how your business can succeed

 

Channel Marketing and Growth

Host: ACETECH
Target Audience: Board members, CEOs, and others working in emerging tech companies
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time: 8:30AM – 12PM
Location: TBC
Cost: $250
Register here
Summary: Learn about the six unique aspects of channel marketing capability required to successfully develop a high growth channel and tech routes to market strategy

 

For more events like these visit smallbusinessbc.ca and review their event calendar. Please note all above event details have been taken from host descriptions and may be subject to changes.

Networking

Looking to start a new business? Want to expand your existing business? Or just want to meet like-minded individuals to share your business ideas with? Here are some places where you can do just that in Networking November:

Library Support for Entrepreneurs (UBC)

Host: UBC AMS eHub
Target Audience: Startups, entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Friday, November 6, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn how library and UBC community resources can work for you and your business!

 

BizInfo Day

Host: SFU Vancouver
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, non-profits, and job seekers
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 9AM – 4PM
Location: SFU Vancouver – Harbour Centre Building (Room 2270, 515 West Hastings Street)
Cost: Free!
Register for the waitlist here
Summary: Share and discuss business resources, research strategies, patrons, and more with other entrepreneurs, non-profits, and job seekers
 

Strategic Storytelling: Skills and Tips you need to Succeed

Host: Women in Communications & Technology, BC Chapter
Target Audience: Company representatives, entrepreneurs, and working professionals
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 8PM
Location: SAP Canada (910 Mainland Street)
Cost: One for $25 or two for $40
Register here
Summary: Develop skills and discover creative strategies to engage with your target audience and tell a compelling story to help build your career or brand

 

SIP + SLAY 3.0

Host: Rebecca Casey, Amy Dewaele, and Deb Tate
Target Audience: Women in business in South Surrey and White Rock
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 7PM – 9PM
Location: The Lotus Pedal
Cost: $30 (price includes wine and food)
Register here
Summary: Network with like-minded women in business in your local community!

 

Get Bread: Small Business Finance 101

Host: The Bad Academy
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 5:30PM – 8PM
Location: Conscious Lab (200 – 422 Richards Street)
Cost: $75
Register for the waitlist here
Summary: Learn how to manage your small business’ finances with workshops like “Planning for Profitability”, “Bookkeeping and Cash Flow Management”, and “Financial Analysis”

 

Business Bestie Brunch: Instagram

Host: Megan Nakazawa
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs and small business owners
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 9:30AM – 11AM
Location: The Heart Cloverdale (4 – 5723 176 Street)
Cost: $35 - $45
Register here
Summary: TBD

 

Best Practices Culture Shaping Group – November Gathering

Host: Mike Penninga
Target Audience: HR/Culture Shaping leaders, entrepreneurs, small business owners
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 2PM – 3:30PM
Location: Staples (430 – 2339 British Columbia 97)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Meet other culture-shaping leaders to share best practices on workplace culture development

 

Startup Learning Series: Stock Options, RRSP’s and Benefits

Host: VentureLabs
Target Audience: Founders and senior leadership of startups      
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Location: SFU VentureLabs (1100 – 555 West Hastings Street)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Hear about the benefits and drawbacks of using different employee incentive structures to retain existing talent and attract new talent

 

Measure What Matters 101 Workshop

Host: BDC and VEC
Target Audience: Entrepreneur, business owner, those interested in becoming B Corp Certified
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 9AM – 12PM
Location: Vancouver Economic Commission (1500 – 401 West Georgia Street)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn how to measure your business’ impact by performing an audit of your business practices in governance, employee engagement, social responsibility, and environmental impact

 

Women in Business Brunch Tour + Official Book Launch Vancouver

Host: Jane Stoller – Life-Biz Organizer, speaker, and best selling author
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time: 11AM – 1PM
Location: Fairmont Pacific Rim (1038 Canada Place)
Cost: $92
Register here
Summary: Learn how you can level up your career, explore your passion, refine your goals and tackle obstacles, and network with other business leaders while drinking champagne

 

Funding and Support

Host: Accelerate Okanagan
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Time: 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Location: Accelerate Okanagan Technology Association (460 Doyle Avenue)
Cost: Free!
Register here
Summary: Learn what funding and support programs there are available in Canada that can help you grow your business!

 

It’s YOUR Time Business Breakfast

Host: It’s Your Time Business Services
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs, business owners
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Time: 7AM – 9AM
Location: ARC Restaurant (900 Canada Place)
Cost: $15 - $20
Register here
Summary: Network with other business owners and get your questions answered about how your business can succeed

 

Channel Marketing and Growth

Host: ACETECH
Target Audience: Board members, CEOs, and others working in emerging tech companies
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Time: 8:30AM – 12PM
Location: TBC
Cost: $250
Register here
Summary: Learn about the six unique aspects of channel marketing capability required to successfully develop a high growth channel and tech routes to market strategy

 

For more events like these visit smallbusinessbc.ca and review their event calendar. Please note all above event details have been taken from host descriptions and may be subject to changes.

Networking

In a previous post, we introduced some maps from the Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era Collection. UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections holds one of the world’s largest collections of maps and guidebooks of the Japanese Tokugawa period, ca. 1600-1868. This collection does not consist simply of maps of Japan. It also has maps and books about various peoples and countries of the world.

In this post, we will explore a few guidebooks in the collection that depict the outside world. Despite the isolationist foreign policy during the Edo period, the Japanese people were fascinated by different peoples and cultures and were keen to know more.

Amerika shinwa 亜墨新話 [New story of America]

This work is about a Japanese sailor’s adventure. Hatsutarō was working on Eiju Maru, a Japanese shipping vessel. In 1841, he and twelve other members of the crew were blown out to sea. After months of drifting, they were rescued by a Spanish ship and brought to Lower California. Hatsutarō lived and worked there for seven months, and went back to Japan in 1843. As soon as he arrived, the local lord ordered two scholars and a painter to write down his journey in America.

The book is a four-volume manuscript with numerous coloured drawings, covering American people’s appearances, social customs, clothing, houses, and so on, from a Japanese sailor’s perspective.

[Spanish vessel rescuing shipwreck survivors], vol. 1, p. 78.

[Women’s outwear], vol. 2, p. 20

[Wedding ceremony], vol. 2, p.44

Notice that the drawings were done by Tsurana Morizumi (守住 貫魚), a painter who never traveled abroad. Like many other images about foreigners in the Edo period, these drawings are a mix of imagination, creativity, hearsay, and observation.

Gaiban yōbō zuga 外蕃容貌圖画 [Pictures of foreigners’ features]

This is a book of drawings, edited by Tagawa Harumichi (田川 春道) and illustrated by Kurata Tōgaku (倉田 東岳). There are two volumes, consisting of illustrations and brief explanations of people from 42 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America. It reveals a Japanese view of foreign people of that period. It was published in 1855, two years after the American Black Ships forced the opening of Japan to America and the end of National Isolation policy in 1853.

Below are two leaves from the second volume of the book. Can you tell they are people from Nova Scotia and Italy?

[People from Nova Scotia, North America], vol. 2, p. 48

[People from Italy, Europe], vol. 2, p. 8

Meriken shinshi 米利幹新誌 [New account of America]  

This may be the first printed Japanese book exclusively about the geography and history of North and South America and consists of five volumes. In volume 1, there are four maps showing the Eastern and Western hemispheres and North and South America. In volume 2, there is a map of the then-existing 31 states of the United States. There are also illustrations through the five volumes. This book was also published in 1855.

南北亜墨利加全圖 Nanboku Amerika zenzu [Map of South and North America]. Vol. 1, p. 8.

Left: [Portrait of George Washington]. Right: [Portrait of Amerigo Vespucci]. Vol. 1, p.12.

The author, Shigenobu Tsurumine(鶴峯 戊申, 1788-1859), was a well-known scholar of Japanese classics who was also interested in western technology. His work Gogaku shinsho  語学新書 [New Book on the Study of Language ] was the first book of Japanese grammar based on western grammatical rules and conceptions.


To learn more about the Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era Collection, please check out our previous post, and the website of ASIA453, a course on Japanese Travel Literature held by UBC’s Asian Studies Department.

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE250 .F572 2019
Maureen F. Fitzgerald & Susan Barker, The Ultimate Guide to Canadian Legal Research (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2019).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE569 .E44 2019
Desmond Ellis, Managing Domestic Violence: A Practical Handbook for Family Lawyers (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE928 .E45 2019
Cheryl J. Elliott & Jennifer Bernardo, Employment Contracts Handbook, 4th ed. (Toronto: Thomson Reuters Canada, 2019).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE1042 .M244 2019
Bruce MacDougall, Canadian Personal Property Security Law, 2nd ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2019).

On November 11th, 1918 at 11 in the morning, the end of the First World War was marked. This is why in Canada and in other countries, there is a moment of silence–to thank the men & women who fought. Remembrance Day in Canada spotlights Canada’s role during the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953), but it honours all who have served and continue to do so. Remembrance Day is an opportunity to honour the soldiers who returned back home and to commemorate those who were not able.

We have rounded up some books and resources from our collection telling the stories and sharing the voices of Indigenous veterans from Canada and the US. We encourage you to proudly wear a poppy and to take part in memorial services over the holiday weekend. Here are some events that are taking place on Remembrance Day around the Lower Mainland.

From the Tundra to the Trenches by Eddy Weetaltuk is his own story of joining the Canadian Armed Forces to fight in the Korean War. Inuit people at this time were not allowed to leave the North, so he changed his name & identity to begin his 15 year career with the Canadian Forces.

 

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko follows Tayo, a young Native American man who was a prisoner of war during World War II. When he returns home, he struggles with feelings of isolation and estrangement. When other soldiers turned to violence and alcohol, Tayo turns to culture and tradition to help fight off despair.

The Militarization of Indian Country by Winona LaDuke with Sean Aaron Cruz looks at the long political and economic relationship between Native America and the military, and the impact the military has had on Native peoples, lands, and culture.

Year in Nam: a Native American Soldier’s Story by Leroy TeCube goes into intimate detail of the day to day life of him and his platoon in Vietnam, and how his memories of his home in New Mexico and his culture were a source of strength.

For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War by Timothy C. Winegard gives a detailed look into the relationship between the Indigenous people who served in Canadian Forces during World War I and the government they were fighting for. Covering the history of how they were first excluded and then actively recruited for the war effort, Winegard delves into coverage of both the policies and the experiences that would affect every aspect of the war experience for Canada’s Aboriginal soldiers.

Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers. Volume One edited by Arigon Starr: A graphic novel featuring seven separate stories of the many different Indigenous groups and nations that made contributions to the World War II war effort in the Pacific campaigns.

From the West Coast to the Western Front : British Columbians and the Great War by Mark Forsythe and Greg Dickson is a compilation of stories, artifacts and photos sent in by BC Almanac listeners from across the province, this book tells of submarine smuggling, bagpipes lost on the battlefield, of the ongoing struggles by soldiers who made it home, and of both battles of loss and heroism.

Two Trails Narrow: a novel by Stephen McGregor

Through our Soldiers’ Eyes : Military Memories from the Mission Valley edited by Christa Umphrey is the work of grade 11 students in rural Northwest Montana on the Flathead Indian Reservation. They interviewed and recorded over 30 veterans’ oral histories of their time in the American Armed Forces.

The Asian Library hosted a lively Diwali celebration at the Liu Institute with the support of UBC Equity & Inclusion, Alumni UBC, and the Centre for Indian and South Asian Research on Friday, October 25. In addition to learning about the tradition of Diwali through a student-led presentation, audience members were treated to a variety of musical and dance performances, from traditional to modern, and Henna painting. The event concluded with South Asian refreshments.

 

 

 

UBC Library’s Scholarly Communications & Copyright office is now offering a new service to help UBC Vancouver instructors clear copyrighted course and teaching materials quickly and easily.

The syllabus service allows for instructors to upload course readings/syllabi directly into the Library Online Course Reserves system (LOCR) which is integrated with the Canvas Learning Management Platform and ensures that materials conform with Canadian copyright law and existing UBC license agreements and policies.

The service was introduced to help UBC Vancouver faculty meet Canadian copyright law and Fair Dealing Requirements. Any distribution of published works to students that infringes on copyright can expose both faculty and the University to legal jeopardy. The library’s goal is to make copyright compliance as streamlined and easy for UBC faculty as possible.

“We continue to take every possible step to support faculty in their teaching efforts, and ensure they remain knowledgeable and compliant with Canadian copyright law,” says Allan Bell, Associate University Librarian, Digital Programs and Services.

The service, which launched in August 2019, is already seeing significant use. “I believe this service will be very useful for everyone teaching courses at UBC,” says Christina Hendricks, Academic Director at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, “It is an incredibly convenient way to ensure students get easy access to course materials available through the Library.”

A similar service, Mediated Course Reserves at UBCO, has been available to Faculty at UBCO since April 2018. The service connects faculty directly with librarians on the Okanagan campus, enabling them to submit class reading lists through a simple online form. “This service is really about helping faculty get this part of their teaching streamlined, says Kim Buschert, Faculty of Management Librarian at UBCO, “We see a lot of benefit there.”  Faculty at UBCO will soon be able to upload course readings/syllabi directly into the Library Online Course Reserves system (LOCR) integrated with Canvas.

Learn more about the Syllabus Service and processing timelines at UBC Vancouver.

Questions? Contact permissions.office@ubc.ca.

Learn more about Mediated Couse Reserves at UBCO.

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