Library website feedback wanted

Permalink 06/26/15 13:43 , Categories: Uncategorized

We want to know what you think of the library website! We’re running a short survey to learn more about how our website is being used on desktop and mobile devices. We want to know how often you use the library website, and what features you use the most. Your participation helps us improve your access to our collections and services. Take part here.

At the end of the survey, you will be asked if you wish to enter your email address into our draw for one of three $25 gift cards to the BiblioCafé and other food services on campus.

New archive offers unique glimpse into diverse ecosystems in B.C.

Permalink 06/25/15 16:37 , Categories: Uncategorized

Ian McTaggart Cowan is often referred to as the “father of Canadian ecology.” On June 25, the Cowan Collection was officially presented to UVic Special Collections and University Archives and includes McTaggart Cowan’s field journals, photographs, lecture notes, articles, books, correspondence and CBC footage from a 75-year multi-faceted career.

The University of Victoria Libraries now hosts a digital collection of the handwritten Ian McTaggart Cowan field journals, with selected journals also transcribed. On and off campus, students and faculty will be able to study Cowan’s archive and digitized field journals firsthand to research a century of environmental change.

www.uvic.ca/library/featured/collections/bc/Cowan.php

Magna Carta at 800

Permalink 06/12/15 15:28 , Categories: Uncategorized

As the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta is marked, the UVic Law Library and Special Collections present a selection of resources to illustrate its influence and mythology in the early development of concepts of individual rights and freedoms.

Dates: June 15 to August 31
Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning—McPherson Library, Room A003

Bloomsday, a celebration of Ulysses

Permalink 06/10/15 16:01 , Categories: Uncategorized

On June 16, 2015, the public is invited to celebrate Bloomsday at 7 p.m. at the James Joyce Bistro in downtown Victoria.

Each year, people from around the world gather at local pubs and bookstores to celebrate “the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived.”

The evening will feature free pints donated by Hoyne Brewery, Irish songs, readings from James Joyce’s Ulysses, and prizes (Kobo eReaders) for the best costume based on a character from the novel and best reading. Special Collections at the University of Victoria will host a pop-up exhibition of Joyce-related material in our library.

For more information: http://web.uvic.ca/~mvp1922/bloomsday-2015/

Sponsored by: The James Joyce Bistro, Hoyne Brewery, The Department of English at the University of Victoria, The O’Neil Fund, and the University of Victoria Libraries.

Spring Convocation

Permalink 06/09/15 12:23 , Categories: Uncategorized

During Spring Convocation from June 8-12, ceremonies will be held to confer 3,649 degrees, diplomas and certificates.

All Spring Convocation ceremonies will be webcast live. If you’re not able to attend in person, you can watch the ceremonies. The video of each webcast will be available for six weeks following Convocation.

Stay up-to-date with the week’s events at https://storify.com/uvic/uvic-convocation-2015.

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