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Dodson Music SeriesNovember 4, 2011 at noon – Je me souviens: UBC Music students present music of wartime, remembrance and peace.

Robson Reading Series at IKBLC
Michael V. Smith, author of Progress, will read on Nov. 10 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lillooet Room (301) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Innovative Dissemination of Research Award 
This award focuses on new and innovative ways of communicating and disseminating knowledge. Open to UBC students, staff and faculty. Application deadline: November 28, 2011.

Luis Camnitzer
A Luis Camnitzer exhibition is on display until December 4, 2011 in Koerner Library (main floor) and the Belkin Art Gallery.

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Online Editor: Jessica Woolman
Contributors: Glenn Drexhage, Linda Ong, Joy Kirchner, Kirsten Walsh, Allan Cho, Eugene Barsky, Dirk van Zyl, Hilde Colenbrander, Tara Stephens.
Photos from UBC Library.
Cover image courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections, taken from the Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era Collection, Bankoku sozu (People of the World Map).

UBC Library is home to a fascinating array of special collections. Here are a few to enjoy.

  • Learn from research and teaching materials created by the UBC community in cIRcle, UBC's institutional repository.
  • Explore the Chung Collection – discover artifacts chronicling BC history, immigration and settlement.
  • Visit the Great Reads Collection in Koerner Library for the latest in popular reading, or visit the website to get recommendations from the virtual bookshelf.

van Sandwyk

British Columbia History Digitization Program (BCHDP) Funding

Want to bring your piece of B.C. history to the world? Apply for the next round of funding from the British Columbia History Digitization Program (BCHDP).

The BCHDP provides matching funds to help libraries, archives, museums and other organizations around the province digitize materials that tell the tale of B.C.'s history. Past projects have involved the digitization of newspapers, city directories, oral histories, plant and animal specimens, photographs, maps and more.


Smart Business, Small Business events
The Small Business Accelerator (SBA) recently presented its first speaker events in Vancouver and Kelowna, respectively. The forum, entitled Smart Business, Small Business: An SBA Speaker Session, was held in conjunction with Small Business Week.

Thank you to our great speakers, and to all who attended these inspiring events in-person and via our webcast!

Spelling Bee

UBC Library and United Way 2nd Annual Spelling Bee
On Wednesday, November 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., watch departments and units across campus compete for spelling victory!
To enjoy in person, come to the Golden Jubilee Room, located on the top level of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Enjoying from the sidelines? Follow #ubcspellingbee.

Maps Collection

Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era



Mining Conference proceedings available in cIRcle

Are you interested in mining?

The proceedings of the upcoming Tailings and Mine Waste 2011 conference (TMW) will soon be publicly available in cIRcle, UBC's institutional repository.

The conference will be held in Vancouver November 6 to November 9, 2011. Content from the conference, including more than 70 conference papers, will be ready for the opening session on November 6.




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