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IEEE Standards Education Grants
By Ursula Ellis on March 26, 2014
If you’re an engineering graduate student or a student in a capstone design course using standards in your work, you may be eligible for a $500 USD Standards Education Grant from IEEE. These grants are awarded four times per year, and include online publication of your paper; you can view final papers from previous winners […]
March 21st International Day of Forests events
By Ursula Ellis on March 18, 2014
Friday, March 21st is International Day of Forests 2014. The Faculty of Forestry is holding an all-day open house including a tree planting ceremony and film marathon. A schedule of events is available here. The UBC Pulp and Paper Centre is hosting an informative lunch-time nature walk around several UBC forests to learn about tree […]
Authors: know your rights!
By Ursula Ellis on March 13, 2014
Are you planning to publish your research? Do you have questions about the copyright aspects of publishing, or want to learn more about open access? Koerner Library has an upcoming workshop on Author Rights, Funding Mandates, and Open Access Publishing on March 25th, 11-12. Register here.
Happy B-Day WWW – 25 years today
By Eugene Barsky on March 12, 2014
ON THIS date in 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a British physicist working at CERN, Europe’s particle physics laboratory, wrote a memo to his boss modestly entitled “Information Management: A Proposal”. Mr Berners-Lee proposed to develop a way to share information over a computer network. “A ‘web’ of notes with links (like references) between them is far […]