Citizen scientists can help the monarch butterfly

The David Suzuki Foundation offers a range of resources and activities for citizen scientists who want to get involved in protecting monarch butterflies.  Monarch Watch also offers projects and information on how to help build monarch butterfly way stations or planting milkweed gardens to help feed them.  The Monarch Joint Venture website allows you to … Continue reading Citizen scientists can help the monarch butterfly

Should schools ban “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”?

A BC dad in Kamloops wants their school to ban the book, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" because of, in his words, "suicide by gunshot, boyfriend punches girl in the face hard, Grade 4 girl letting boys feel her breast, teenage boy having sex with a dog, and it just goes on and on … Continue reading Should schools ban “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”?

Still Alice – review by Melodie Storey

Still Alice is not a particularly well-written novel, yet somehow it has captured a wide audience. Indeed, it has been adapted by many theater companies across the country and is now being made into a major Hollywood movie. Why is this? Because Lisa Genova's story is an important one. Written from the perspective of Alice, … Continue reading Still Alice – review by Melodie Storey

UVic gets CFI funding for Maker Lab in Humanities

Across a period of three years, this CFI/FCI support will provide the Maker Lab with the foundational infrastructure to scan, model, fabricate, customize, network, and share three-dimensional (3D) objects across digital and analog environments. More specifically, the Maker Lab aims to: 1) foster a new research environment (at UVic) in humanities physical computing and desktop … Continue reading UVic gets CFI funding for Maker Lab in Humanities

It’s the new Library Thing: the Makerspace movement

According to Caitlin Bagley with ALA TechSource, " Libraries are places of community engagement. Recently many libraries have begun to develop spaces for design and activities that both teach and empower patrons. The learning in these spaces varies wildly--from home bicycle repair, to using 3D printers, to building model airplanes. Fittingly, they are called makerspaces. … Continue reading It’s the new Library Thing: the Makerspace movement

TeckServ Applied Research Internship

A partnership between Teck Metals (Trail) Operations and Selkirk has created an annual fund to provide support for Selkirk College students to undertake a community-based research project in the West Kootenay Boundary Region. Community-based service organizations involved in rural development are eligible to apply for the TeckServ Learning Internship. Applications may be submitted either individually … Continue reading TeckServ Applied Research Internship