157 Works

The Shadow World : Inside the Global Arms Trade

Andrew Feinstein
Mr. Feinstein is Founding Director of Corruption Watch, an international NGO that tracks and monitors major bribery and corruption cases. The organization also assists prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, journalists, activists and legislators in their efforts to fight corruption. He is a former African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament in South Africa before resigning in protest at the ANC's refusal to allow an inquiry into a multi-million dollar arms deal. His first book After the...

The transformative power of architecture : the works of Bing Thom

Bing Thom

Case Study : Indigenous Communities and Higher Education

Evan Adams & International Conference On Health Promoting Universities & Colleges (7th : 2015 : Kelowna, (B.C.))

Can I borrow a microbiome? : Life-saving poop and the ethics of microbiome therapies

Jennifer Gardy, Amee Manges & Kieran C. O’Doherty
What if we could transplant healthy bacteria into patients to fight diseases without using antibiotics? What might some of the implications be for society if we did this on a broad scale? This talk featured School of Population and Public Health Associate Professor Amee Manges, who speaks about fecal microbiota transplants (FMTs) and how this therapy can save lives, as well as University of Guelph Associate Professor Kieran O’Doherty who discussed the ethics of introducing...

Robson Reading Series at IKBLC Presents "Falling in Time"

C. E. Gatachalian
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. C.E. Gatachalian will be reading from his new book, "Falling In Time." Gatchalian is a playwright, fiction writer, poet, editor, and teacher.

National School Library Day : The Place and Space for Canadian Children's Literature in Our Lives and Libraries

Maggie DeVries, Hare, Jan, 1965-, Judith Saltman & Yukiko Tosa
Why should we care about Canadian Children’s literature in our lives and libraries? Is Canadian identity critical in a digital, global, pop culture world? Do parents, teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians and young people really care whether they read Canadian or not? Join with our panel presenters as they discuss these questions and more. Maggie DeVries will offer her perspective as a writer for children who has situated both her fiction and non-fiction in BC. Jan Hare...

Citizen Science : Information, Technology and People

Jennifer Preece
Citizens have been informally contributing to science for hundreds of years. One of the best known modern examples is of sightings by bird watchers. The Christmas Bird Count, an annual national count in the USA, is one hundred years old and birdwatching activities date back to even earlier times in the UK and parts of Europe. This data informs scientific studies of bird migration and behavior, which in turn provide evidence of habitat loss, and...

Autism Gets Personal : Emerging Therapies From the Interface of Genes and Environment

Suzanne Lewis, Shernaz Bamji, Derrick MacFabe, Sergio Cocchia & Jane Roskams
Learn about a University of British Columbia Life Sciences Institute (LSI) initiative that brings together research on genes, behaviour, brain function and gut microbes, with the aim of providing early diagnosis and individualized treatments for children with Autism. The Life Sciences Institute hosts the LSI Public Talks, a series of informal talks and networking that aim to help the public understand how our research has an impact on their lives. The 2014-2015 series focuses on...

Building on your Passions (Wesbrook Talks)

Michael Audain
On September 18th, alumni UBC and Wesbrook Village will present the second in the series of Wesbrook Talks, featuring arts supporter, Polygon Homes chairman and start an evolution campaign cabinet member, Michael Audain, BA’62, BSW’63, MSW’65, LLD’14, OC, OBC. Find out how he got started in the home building business, and hear about the influences that shaped his long, successful career and inspired his philanthropy.

Developing a learning model for teaching film production online : [supplementary material]

Eva Ziemsen
The attached files are supplements to the author's doctoral dissertation at http://hdl.handle.net/2429/63862.

Turn Meaning On/Off : The Flip and Flop of "Understanding" Media

Bernhard Siegert
German Media Theory started out in the 1980s with the guiding assumptions that information was as the limit of literature and technology that of interpretation. However, the relationship between the humanities and technology needs to be reviewed both in archaeological and methodological ways. The concept of interpretation, instead of being totally discarded, is in need of a redefinition that takes into account its limits, interruptions, disruptions, and empty spaces of sense-making. Now, more than 30...

Factotem : What Is Information Access For?

Melanie Feinberg
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC iSchool. In this talk, I seek to understand what we mean by information access, and what it means to provide information access in a responsible way. Specifically, I examine the idea of facts. How should providers of information deal with facts? To examine this question, I consider the 2017 protest slogan “Librarians for Facts.” What does this slogan really mean? Ultimately,...

Mental Illness and Substance Use : Challenging Old and Persistent Paradigms

Deborah S. Finnell
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC School of Nursing. People with mental illness and substance use challenges are among the most stigmatized population in the world. The field of neuroscience is making strides to redress this by changing the etiological paradigm from a pejorative behavior model to one that is brain based. Evidence from neuroscience serves as a powerful agent for challenging problematic beliefs and attitudes held...

Co-creating person-centred care in acute care : [supplementary material]

Lillian Mei Hung
The attached files are supplements to the author's doctoral dissertation at http://hdl.handle.net/2429/63363

Water : The life of a community

Madjid Mohseni
Nearly 1,800 small and rural communities in Canada do not have clean drinking water. This is particularly a problem for First Nations communities where boil water advisories are a way of life. Professor Madjid Mohseni of the University of British Columbia’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering describes how he uses an innovative community circle approach to help communities solve their drinking water problems.

The art of discovery : how explorers' sketchbooks transformed our view of the world

Huw Lewis-Jones

The meaning of the great war

Margaret MacMillan

Being a man today

Belliveau, George, 1968-
What does it mean to be a man? Wall Scholar George Belliveau considers the question as he dicusses using theatre to help Canadian combat veterans heal from trauma related psychological injuries. Belliveau is a Professor in Theatre Education at the University of British Columbia where he integrates theatre as a form of research and artistic expression.

Oceans in peril : plastics and the destruction of our marine environment

John Nightingale

An Evening of Opera

Nancy Hermiston

Riding the TIDE to Improve Outcomes for Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Clara Van Karnebeek
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by Burnaby Public Library's Bob Prittie Metrotown Library as part of the UBC Library's Health Information Series. Intellectual disabilities are no longer necessarily an unchangeable fate. Today, new tools allow us to diagnose and treat specific genetic conditions that cause developmental delay and intellectual disability, previously thought to be permanent. Individuals with intellectual disabilities often develop epilepsy and autism—much of which can now be...

Digital Preservation Management Roundtable : Best Practices vs. Reality

Alexandra Weiland, Richard Dancy, Glenn Dingwall, Sarah Romkey, Cindy McLellan, Lisa Glanett & Lois Evens
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC). This program is a conversation and discuss how they are working towards implementing what they learned to manage the digital records in their archives. The roundtable as a follow-up to the 3-day workshop on Digital Preservation Management. They will share strategies and tools from the workshop and discuss the steps required to develop an effective digital...

Colonizing Pasts, Indigenous Futuresm : Imagining Indigenous Languages Beyond the Present

Meek, Barbra A., 1967-
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The prediction for most Indigenous languages has been extinction. However, many Indigenous languages are still with us today, including some presumed to be gone. This means that someone somewhere has imagined a future for these languages, for current language users, and for future audiences. But, as with ideas of “success,” not all Indigenous language futures are unfolding in identical ways and not all paths lead to...

Can we raise children in Vancouver?

Lynell Anderson, Chantelle Krish, Mary Clare Zak, Martin Guhn & Stephen Quinn
Vancouver has developed a reputation as a difficult place to raise kids. The high cost of childcare – for those who can find a spot – and the difficulty finding suitable housing have led many prospective parents to delay starting a family or explore alternatives, such as life in the suburbs. Those who choose to have kids in Vancouver often end up making sacrifices in their careers, lifestyles, or financial situations to make it work....

"Just Google It" : Algorithms of Oppression

Safiya Umoja Noble
Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble discusses her research into Google, a technology commonly thought of as a public resource free from commercial interest, and the ways in which it mediates public access to information in biased ways and permits problematic racial and gender misrepresentations.

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  • 2017

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