• Brilliant BC books about science, nature and health
    If you’re eager to read more books about British Columbia or by BC authors, you might enjoy one of the titles below. For more ideas, check out the Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book … Read more
  • Summer science reads: UBC authors
    Looking for a fun and informative book to read on your summer adventures? Some suggested titles by UBC-affiliated authors appear below. For more leisure reading ideas, check out UBC Library’s Great Reads collection. Better Sex … Read more
  • 300 Year Anniversary – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723)
    Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Van Leeuwenhoek, revered as the Father of Microbiology, was a Dutch microbiologist best known for developing the microscope. Born to a basket maker and raised without much scientific education, van Leeuwenhoek … Read more
  • Sleep Awareness Month: Check out 7 Sleepy Titles from Your Library!
    You might know about St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th, but have you heard of…World Sleep Day? This sleep awareness day falls on the third Friday of March, and was created by the World Association … Read more
  • Celebrating Black History Month 2023
    This Black History Month, Woodward Library is celebrating Black excellence in STEM by honouring the amazing contributions of the Black scientists and medical practitioners who paved the way, acknowledging and lifting up the work being … Read more
  • Medical Art Gallery Accepting Submissions from UBC Medical and Dental Students
    The Medical Art Gallery is an online gallery curated by Dr. Carol-Ann Courneya, featuring artworks by UBC medical and dental students, as well as Canadian healthcare trainees and practitioners. The 2023 exhibit is currently accepting … Read more
  • 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) … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • Climate Justice Resources for Climate Emergency Week 2022
    On February 14-18, UBC will hold its first Climate Change Emergency Week to mark the anniversary of the UBC Board of Governor’s endorsement of the Climate Emergency Task Force Report and Recommendations. The Sustainability Hub, … Read more
  • Light Therapy Lamps at Woodward and BMB Library
    The slush and ice are finally going away, but it might be a longer wait for the sunshine to be back. Whether you are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or experience the winter blues … Read more
  • And there’s the humor of it: Shakespeare and the four humors
    The exhibition featured additional materials from UBC Library’s collections to explore related topics, such as Shakespearean theatre in British Columbia and Shakespeare in children’s literature. Collection highlights included: the second edition folio of Shakespeare’s complete … Read more
  • Katie meets Katherine: How Land & Food Systems students are supported by the UBC Library
    Meet Katie Koralesky, PhD candidate in the Animal Welfare Program at UBC, Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Katie joined the Animal Welfare Program because of the program’s research focus not only on animals, but … Read more
  • “Listening to the Earth”: Oral histories of life in a changing climate
    We are in the midst of a climate crisis. Report after report demonstrate how human actions are impacting our planet. These changes bring major consequences for many of the species we share this planet with. … Read more
  • Woodward Library Online
    We know, we know, you hear this over and over again, but we have to say it here: the pandemic has changed everything. Whether you’re studying, teaching or working from home, we have all been … Read more