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By Ursula Ellis on May 12, 2014
By szagar on May 12, 2014
“Harnessing the Immune System to Treat Infection, Autoimmune Disorders and Cancer”
May 27, 2014 6:00-8:00pm at Vancouver Public Library. For full details, see: http://www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca/harnessing-the-immune-system-to-treat-infection-autoimmune-disorders-and-cancer/
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 here. Details from the IEEE site:
Student(s) beginning a design or development project will submit an abstract summary describing the project, which includes:
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.
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.
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 more useful than a fixed hierarchical system,” he wrote. The rest is history.
By Ursula Ellis on February 20, 2014
Need to know what the search process for systematic reviews is about? This half day session, held 9-1 on March 11th at Woodward Library, will provide an introduction to the process of locating relevant studies and recording the methodology. Topics include the systematic review process, framing the search question with tools like PICO, searching Medline and other databases and grey literature sources, and tips for using citation management software for systematic reviews. Register at: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4819
By Sally Taylor on February 14, 2014
Join us for one or more of the following workshops during reading week!
Introduction to Medline via OvidSP for Health Sciences
Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25
TO REGISTER: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4696
RefWorks for the Sciences (Online)
Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 2:00PM – 3:00PM
This workshop is taught ONLINE. To access the session, please go to:
TO REGISTER: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4693
TO REGISTER: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4768
In addition to Literature Reviews – Great Research Starts Here, there are a number of other fabulous workshops offered as part of Discover, Gather, Create, Share – Graduate Research in a Day on Tuesday, February 18 at Koerner Library. Topics include Open Access, SimplyMap, SPSS, Getting Published, Building your Academic Profile, Citation Management and Thesis Formatting.
By fdsayre on January 9, 2014
For a lot of people it almost seems like a novel concept: a collection of books at an academic library that you can read for fun and relaxation, and not because a prof has required it for an assignment or exam. But guess what? This is a thing that exists at Woodward Library! A couple of years ago Woodward joined the Great Reads initiative at UBC Library and began offering a collection of popular leisure reading. The point of the Great Reads collection is to give students and community members books they can read, not for strictly academic reasons, but because sometimes it’s just nice to read a book . And if it seems like Woodward is an odd choice to join a leisure reading initiative, then boy are you in for a surprise.
Not only does the Woodward Great Reads collection include several works of fiction, like Life of Pi, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Neal Stephenson’s The Confusion, but the non-fiction collection is eclectic and surprising. For the layperson, there are several iterations of the Very Short Introductions series on topics like Bacteria, Fossils, and Robotics. There are books on topics ranging from the seemingly insignificant (The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms) to the building blocks of modern medical research (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks); from the mildly absurd (This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research) to the moderately terrifying (Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things). And of course, I can’t understand how anyone could pass up The True History of Chocolate.
The good news is Woodward Library has books you can read for fun. The bad news is you will eventually have to finish your assigned readings.
– Melanie Cassidy, Woodward Library Student Librarian
By Eugene Barsky on December 13, 2013
From today’s NYT:
Yuri Milner, the Russian entrepreneur, philanthropist and self-described “failed physicist” who made a splash two years ago when he began handing out lavish cash awards to scientists, announced Thursday that he was expanding the universe of his largess again: This time, he will begin handing out $3 million awards to mathematicians.