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Canadian Science Documentaries

Canadian Science Documentaries

Did you know that UBC has streaming access to thousands of movies? These include recent and popular titles, educational content, and discipline-specific films. One notable film resource is the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Campus portal, which contains over 3,000 films, including documentaries, animations and interactive productions. We have curated a list of feature-length Canadian science documentaries […]

UBC Learning Exchange introduces “Everything is Health” podcast

UBC Learning Exchange introduces “Everything is Health” podcast

Everything is Health is the new podcast brought to you by co-hosts Maddie Elder, a UBC medical student, and Nick Ubels, a UBC Community Engagement Librarian. Everything is Health is a conversation that explores current health research in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) and discusses the implications for the community and beyond. With topics including unemployment, […]

Hard Science Fiction Reading List

Hard Science Fiction Reading List

Science fiction can be split into two major subgenres: soft and hard science fiction. While soft science fiction typically prioritizes emotional depth and character relationships (two classic examples being Ender’s Game and Fahrenheit 451), hard science fiction is characterized by its scientific accuracy and logic.1 “Hard” could refer to either focus on the hard sciences, […]

BC Flora and Fauna Field Guides

BC Flora and Fauna Field Guides

Have you ever wondered what that mushroom was that you saw in Pacific Spirit Park? Or wanted to know what animals you should be aware of before trekking in Strathcona? Fields guides are amazing resources that provide detailed information about different flora and fauna. This information can include images, scientific classifications, habitats and/or ecosystems, and […]

How does your plate affect the planet?

Examining diet, permaculture, and their environmental effects in response to BCLA’s Climate Action Week By, Rachael Bradshaw (Student Librarian)   On September 23-29 of this year, the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) is hosting Climate Action Week, a call to action for all BC libraries and those who attend them to take decisive and concrete […]

Fuelling hope to face the climate emergency

Fuelling hope to face the climate emergency

This Climate Action Week, explore resources that inspire hope about mitigating climate change, and ease climate anxiety: UBC Geography faculty member Simon Donner’s TEDx talk, Why Our Imaginations are the Key to Solving Climate Change Film and toolkit from UBC Nursing researcher Natania Abebe, Exploring Climate Change and Mental Health The #NotTooLate and All We […]

Systematic & Scoping Reviews Workshop Series Recordings Now Available

Did you miss our recent 3-part workshop series on how to do systematic and scoping reviews? No worries – you can watch the recordings and review the slides on our research guide. Part 1: Getting Started and Structured Searching gives an overview of the systematic and scoping review process, resources for developing a protocol, and […]

Sir Charles Sherrington Exhibit

Sir Charles Sherrington Exhibit

2022 marks several anniversaries in Sherrington’s life. This display commemorates the 90th anniversary (1932) of receiving the Nobel Prize for physiology and the 70th anniversary of his death in 1952. The exhibit features a replica of his Nobel Prize and the top hat he wore to the ceremony. The display includes a chronology of his […]

Harry Hawthorn Collection

Harry Hawthorn Collection

Cabinets funded from the Haig Brown (1908-1976) endowment house a selection of the Harry Hawthorn Foundation collection of books on fly-fishing. The cabinets include 3 sets of hand tied flies, other fishing paraphernalia and five full-scale salmon carvings by Thomas Brayshaw (1886-1967) and one steelhead trout carving. The Brayshaw salmon carvings feature Chinook, Chum, Pink, Sockeye, and […]

History of Medicine Exhibits – Summer 2022

History of Medicine Exhibits – Summer 2022

A History Of House Calls and Medicine Making In the past, if you were unfortunate enough to be sick, you probably would not have visited the doctor’s office. Instead, the doctor would have come to you! Until the mid-20th century, house calls were a common medical practice. Doctors would visit their ill patients in their […]