TLEF support for UBC Library

by Glenn Drexhage on April 1, 2010

UBC Library is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of TLEF (Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund) support for two projects. “Online Learning Opportunities for Commuter and Distance Education Students” has been granted more than $25,000, and “Working 2.0: Co-Curricular Learning Tools Assessment, Evaluation and Development for a Business School Learning Commons” has been […]

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RBSC’s Alice in Wonderland collection featured on CBC TV

by Glenn Drexhage on March 31, 2010

UBC Library’s exceptional Alice in Wonderland collection, housed in Rare Books and Special Collections, is featured on CBC TV news. The reporter, Bob Nixon, includes some thoughts and a video clip of the story here.

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UBC, cIRcle excel in global rankings

by Glenn Drexhage on March 26, 2010

The University of British Columbia and its institutional repository both feature prominently in a pair of global rankings. UBC is the top-ranked Canadian university – and 35th in the world – according to research from CSIC (the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), the largest public research body in Spain. A separate CSIC ranking places UBC’s […]

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Althea Thauberger, UBC Library featured in Canadian Art magazine

by Glenn Drexhage on March 24, 2010

The Spring 2010 issue of Canadian Art includes a cover story on Althea Thauberger, the Vancouver artist whose photographic mural – entitled The Art of Seeing Without Being Seen – was installed on the main floor of Koerner Library in 2008. The article begins with a lengthy description of the mural and its location in […]

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Asian Library’s Golden Anniversary featured in Vancouver Shinpo

by Glenn Drexhage on March 17, 2010

The Asian Library’s 50th anniversary celebrations are covered in the March 11, 2010 issue of Vancouver Shinpo, the weekly Japanese-Canadian newspaper. You can view a PDF of the article here: UBC#11    

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Book review column in Business in Vancouver newspaper

by Glenn Drexhage on March 16, 2010

You can review the latest Business in Vancouver book review below, which features contributions from UBC Library’s Jan Wallace and UBC Bookstore’s Treena Chambers. This article from Business in Vancouver March 16-22, 2010; issue 1064   Throwing (lots of) money at the world’s problems Tech Billionaires: Reshaping philanthropy in a quest for a better world […]

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First Nations portrait donation/exhibition featured in UBC Reports

by Glenn Drexhage on March 10, 2010

An exhibition of First Nations portraits, on display during March 2010 at the Learning Centre Gallery, is featured in the latest edition of UBC Reports. B.C. artist Patricia Richardson Logie recently donated the portrait collection to UBC Library. “We’re grateful for Patricia’s donation to UBC Library,” Ingrid Parent, University Librarian, says. “Her portraits of Aboriginal […]

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Book review column in Business in Vancouver newspaper

by Glenn Drexhage on March 1, 2010

Business in Vancouver newspaper is now featuring a regular column of business book reviews, including a main review by Jan Wallace, the Head of the David Lam Management Research Library at UBC, and capsule reviews by Treena Chambers, the Marketing Technology Co-ordinator at UBC Bookstore. You can view the inaugural column below. This article from Business […]

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Itineraries of Exchange: Cultural Contact in a Global Frame

by Glenn Drexhage on March 1, 2010

How do societies change in response to contact with other cultures? And what roles do objects play in mediating these connections over time and place? This two-and-a-half-day symposium – held March 4 through March 6 at the UBC Vancouver campus – brings together anthropologists, geographers, historians, Indigenous artists and activists, and literary scholars whose research focuses on cross-cultural encounters […]

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Get up close with cIRcle at UBC’s Celebrate Research Week

by Glenn Drexhage on February 23, 2010

Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian, is inviting members of the University community to a special event entitled Get up close with cIRcle: Revealing your research to the world. cIRcle is UBC’s openly accessible digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners. Three UBC scholars will talk about using […]

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