Planning Your Program of Study November 28th (MAS, MLIS, DUAL)

Now that your first term is nearing completion , many of you are thinking about the many directions you can take in terms of choosing courses and integrating experiential learning options for your program of study. Join your program chairs, graduate advisor and other staff for an information session, including plenty of time for questions […]

Early-Bird Registration Opens for iConference 2013, Fort Worth, TX (All Students)

The iConference planning committee is pleased to announce the opening of registration for iConference 2013, with special early-bird registration rates available through Dec. 15, 2012. Register today at UBC iSchool Professor Eric Meyers is on the conference planning committee. The eighth annual iConference will take place February 12-15, 2013, at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel […]

Friday Fun Post (All Students)

16 Unbelievable Acts of Kindness (from February, but always worth sharing!) Post Election: 90,000 Texans want to secede, trolls immediately mess with Texas | Ars Technica – From Whoever put the letter “B” in the word “subtle” deserves a pat on the back  

Free Yoga from SLAIS Alumna (All Students)

I graduated from SLAIS last summer, and I’m now beginning to teach yoga. I teach a free class in the Dunbar area on Sunday nights and I’d like to send out an invitation to all the staff, faculty, and students to come to my class. The yoga studio is near UBC and I know how […]

2nd Call for Proposals – WILU 2013 – Canada’s Library Instruction Conference (MLIS, DUAL and PhD Students)

Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2013 – Call for Proposals The WILU Programming Committee invites proposals to be considered for presentation at WILU 2013 ( The Conference will be held at The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 8-10, 2013. The theme for WILU 2013 is Synchronicity: The Time is Now and it reflects the increasing need for Instruction Librarians to […]

Friday Fun Post (All Students)

Some interesting and entertaining links: Tablet proliferation is driving e-reader sales down. Way, WAY down: Square Trade performs drop tests and water tests on the iPad 3, Nexus 7 and iPad Mini: (note: Square Trade is a product protection firm – ‘nuff said, but still fun to watch!) Disney buys LucasFilms, and instantly […]

Call for Proposals: BC Library Conference 2013 (MLIS, DUAL, PhD)

The BC Libraries Conference is May 9th to 11th, 2013 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond BC.  The 2013 theme is “Are We There Yet?”  With all the discussion about change and transition in the library community these days we hope that this theme lets us poke a bit of fun at ourselves […]

Ph.D. Information Session For Master’s Students (All Programs)

Have you considered doing a Ph.D. in the future? Are you curious about what it would mean to be a doctoral student at SLAIS? What can you expect in terms of funding and research? Join us for an informal information session about the PhD program in library, archival and information studies at UBC. Edie Rasmussen, […]

FIREtalks: Join the interdisciplinary conversation – proposal submissions (All Students)

UBC Research Commons invites you to submit your proposals for 5 minute presentations for the following upcoming FIRE Talks: Sustainable Practices: 29th of November at 4:00 pm Submit Proposals by: 15th of November 2012 Join the Discussion: We all have a responsibility to promote a sustainable society for future generations, but how do we […]

FIREtalk: Methodology Mixer (All Students)

Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Using the appropriate methodological design for your research question is one of the most critical components for advancing academic inquiry. The objective of this event is to explore multiple approaches to research. The Research Commons at Koerner Library invites you to a FIREtalk focusing on methodological discourse and […]

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