Category Archives: Scholarly activity

Can We Decolonize Open? An Open Access Week Event

Join Langara, Kwantlen, BCIT, SFU, and UBC for an exciting half-day celebration of Open Access Week (Oct 21-27, 2019). This year’s theme from SPARC is Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. Our keynote speaker, Jessie Loyer, will explore this … Continue reading

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Earn $500: Review an open textbook today!

Open Langara has partnered with BCcampus to offer Langara instructors a $500 honorarium to review a textbook in the BCcampus Open Textbook Collection. For those unfamiliar with the BCcampus Open Textbook Initiative, the aim is to “make higher education more accessible … Continue reading

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Keeping up with… higher ed

Although Keeping Up With… is aimed at academic librarians, the brief themed articles include trends in higher education that may be of interest to many. Each edition focuses on a single issue including an introduction to the topic and summaries … Continue reading

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LFA statement of support for Dale Askey and McMaster University in libel lawsuits

Librarian Dale Askey and McMaster University were recently sued for libel by Edward Mellen Press, for a total sum of $4.5 million in damages.  Langara Librarians are members of the Langara Faculty Association and stand unanimously behind this statement: The Langara … Continue reading

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Canada Year Book ceases

After 145 years of documenting the country’s history, the Canada Year Book will no longer be published. Statistics Canada published the last edition of its longest-running publication on Tuesday. It is the last such print publication and will not continue … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Filter Bubble

Technology enables online personalization which can be helpful (or creepy). Often associated with targeted ads, this technology can also skew your view of the world if you use some search engines such as Google. Ran across this article that discusses … Continue reading

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Classroom 2020

A Look Ahead : Classroom of 2020: The future is very different than you think by ERIN MILLAR, Special to The Globe and Mail, Published Monday, Oct. 22 2012, 4:29 PM EDT Starts off: “Imagine: you wake up at 9:23 … Continue reading

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Biochar research projects and businesses in BC

BC Research Projects ~~ BC Companies ~~ Research projects elsewhere in Canada   BC research projects and potential academic partners: Kwantlen – potential academic partner on the greenhouse testing sideNo one from Kwantlen shows up in lit searches. Kwantlen Institute … Continue reading

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