Nominations Now Open: The 2011 UBC Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award

UBC Library is once again seeking nominations for its annual Innovative Dissemination of Research Award. Established in 2010, this award honours those whose creative use of new tools and technologies enhance the ways that research is disseminated.

All UBC faculty, staff and students are eligible. The recipient will be announced at the Celebrate Research Week Gala event in March 2011. Nominations will be accepted from November 15 to December 7, 2010.  All award applicants/nominees are encouraged to deposit their materials in cIRcle, if possible.

You can find out more information on the nomination process and the award program here.

Above excerpt in italics is courtesy of the UBC Library News blog –

The Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) offer a lecture series on Wednesday afternoons for the fall and winter semesters. This series brings together scholars that focus on issues related to women and the study of gender/sexuality. The series includes post doctoral and visiting scholars, faculty both from CWGS and additional departments who are engaging in research that is relevant to the mission of the centre. In collaboration with CWGS and the Women’s and Gender Studies Librarian, the lecture series is being recorded and offered to the public as podcasts. For more information about the lecture series, go to the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies.

Some cIRcle statistical information highlights:

CWGS Lecture Series: Podcasts and Notes

– 173 total views since July 2010 to date

The Legacy of the Maoist Gender Project in Contemporary China: A Feminist Research on Women’s Oral Life Narratives

— 115 views since September 2010 to date

— Top country views include Korea, Australia, Russian Federation, Burkina Faso, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel and more

More CWGS lecture podcasts and video recordings are coming soon. Stay tuned via cIRcle at:

Above excerpt in italics and image is courtesy of: Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies website.

IGH Resources is now available in cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository!

What is IGH?

  • Institute of Gender and Health (IGH)
  • Supports research that addresses how sex and gender influence health
  • Comprised of researchers, scientists, community groups, and individuals from around the world who share an interest in Gender and Health issues

Every health interaction and behaviour is influenced by gender, and we need to understand the unique healthcare needs of men and women, girls and boys. The gender gap is an important research issue. Men continue to die at a younger age, compared with women, while women experience a heavier burden of chronic illness. Why this occurs is not fully understood. There is emerging evidence that there may be many important ways in which sex and gender influence health that, if better understood, could inform interventions and programs designed to improve the health and well being of all people.

With more IGH resources coming soon, view a sample of recent IGH resources now available in cIRcle at:

For more information about IGH, visit the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and IGH website at:

Above excerpt is courtesy of the CIHR-IGH website and above image is courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.

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