Visible Minority Librarians of Canada (ViMLoC) Network Mentoring Program: Call for Mentors and Mentees

Are you an experienced visible minority librarian willing to provide advice and support to another visible minority librarian? Did you have a great mentoring experience and would like to “pay it forward”?  ViMLoC needs you! Are you a visible minority librarian in need of guidance? Do you want to connect with an experienced visible minority librarian […]

Technology and the academic librarian: Emerging, merging, and changing the game

Registration is now open for the Academic Librarians in Public Service (ALPS) Annual December Meeting: Technology and the academic librarian: Emerging, merging, and changing the game Join us for a morning of lightning talks and discussion on this hot topic. We have found 8 speakers who have something to say about our shifting landscape and […]

Call for Contributed Papers, Posters, and Lightning Strikes

CHLA/ABSC 2014 Annual Conference — Scaling New Heights Together Hyatt Regency Montréal, Montréal, QC.  June  16 – 20, 2014   We invite submissions for the 38th annual Conference of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), to be held in Montréal. The theme of the CHLA/ABSC 2014 conference is […]

1000$ Scholarship from SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials) – due November 30, 2013

Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) has engaged in a wide variety of projects and programs designed to advance the scholarly study of Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia and the Latino/a diasporas.  We are offering a scholarship in the fall semester of $1,000 to a […]

GPS/SCARL Workshop II: Exploring and Visualizing Data

November 13, 2013; 10:00am to 12:00pm Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Rd, UBC, Point Grey campus This is the second workshop in a 6-part statistics series. Before statistical analysis begins data should be visually inspected and explored. This session will discuss: tips on how to create meaningful, transparent graphics for univariate and multivariate data, and […]

HCI@UBC presents Ron Wakkary, Nov 13, noon, Lillooet IKBLC

Bio: — Ron Wakkary is a Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) where he established the Everyday Design Studio, a design research studio that explores interaction design. Wakkary’s research investigates the changing nature of interaction design in response to everyday design practices like home life, DIY, amateur experts, hobbyists, and sustainability. In the […]

Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean A Lot!

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: tables of contents, page layout, numbering, […]

MAS students win best poster at International Conference on Cloud Security Management!

Congratulations to Weimei Pan, Georgia Barloura, and Joy Rowe who won the best poster competition at ICCSM 2013 in Seattle, WA, October 17-18, 2013 for their poster “Records in the Cloud – Profile of Cloud Computing Users”. Corinne Rogers (PhD) and Valerie Leveille (MAS and MLIS) also presented their paper and poster (written with Dan […]

Luciana Duranti a keynote speaker at International Conference on Cloud Security Management (ICCSM 2013)

Luciana Duranti was a featured keynote speaker at the International Conference on Cloud Security Management, held in Seattle WA October 17-18, 2013. She joined luminaries in the field of cloud security management, including Howard Schmidt,past cyber-security coordinator of the Obama administrationand renowned expert on cyber security, and Jim Reavis, co-founder and Executive Director of the […]

FIREtalk: Learning Machines [all students]

The Research Commons invites graduate students from any discipline – engineers, philosophers, computer scientists, writers, neuroscientists, artists, psychologists, social theorists, and others – to explore the boundary between mind and machine. Join us for the next FIREtalk (, Learning Machines. When: Wednesday, November 27, 4-6 pm Where: Koerner Library, Room 216 About the Topic What […]

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