Esri Student Assistantships and Internships

Esri has the following two summer opportunities for students: Esri International User Conference Student Assistantship Program http://www.esri.com/careers/category/esri-uc-assistantship.html Through the Student Assistantship Program, Esri sponsors a number of students to participate in the annual Esri International User Conference. The next conference will take place July 11–15, 2011. If you are a graduate student or fourth-year undergraduate […]

February GIS Users Group

This month’s presentation is on viewshed analysis, by Forestry Resources Management PhD Candidate and GIS Instructor Brent Chamberlain. This research won Brent the ESRI 2010 Scholarship. Please join us at the UBC GIS Users Group meeting on Wednesday, February 23 at 4:00 PM in Koerner Library Room 216.

OED Online Relaunched

The online version of the Oxford English Dictionary has a new design and new functionality.

Upcoming Workshop: Current Awareness Tools

Save valuable research time! Online research resources offer an array of tools to help you stay current in your field. In this workshop you’ll learn how to set up email alerts and RSS feeds to:  be notified when new articles and dissertations are published on your topic receive Table of Contents for the latest issue […]

New Video Material for Women’s & Gender Studies

Anything You Want to Be (8 minutes) A biting satire on societal pressures that force women to compromise their individuality and intellectual goals to assume a constantly changing identity of femininity. It Happens to Us (32 minutes)  Filmed before the 1973 Roe vs. Wade, United States Supreme Court decision, this film presents personal stories and […]

New Online – International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities

The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities provides information on a variety of interdisciplinary topics that relate to men, masculinity and gender relations.  The encyclopedia includes such topics as Chinese masculinities, ageism, childhood studies, sexuality, and literary theory.  Michael Flood, editor of the encyclopedia, offers a tool that provides insight into the theorization of masculinity […]

World Bank launches new open access Digital Collection

A great new open access resource provides access to all the World Development Reports since 1978.  Users can set up an individual account for bookmarking reports, saving chapters, and making notes, etc.  The press release below provides further information: “A new online, open access, collection of all World Development Reports since 1978 was launched today […]

Database Feature: PrimateLit

PrimateLit is a multi-disciplinary database covering many aspects of non-human primate research, including paleoprimatology, behaviour, learning & perception.  Searches include limits by geographical region (of the primates), taxonomic category, and common name.  A subset of the database, Current Primate Research, contains records added in the past six months and is an excellent current awareness tool.  […]

UBC GIS Users Group to meet monthly in UBC Library

This month, the UBC Library will begin hosting meetings of the newly-rekindled UBC GIS Users Group.  This group will be a gathering of students, researchers, faculty and staff on campus who work in some way with, or are interested in, geographical information systems (or science) (GIS).  The meetings will be held monthly on the last […]

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