Thursday, June 26, 2014

Canada Day hours

Both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack libraries will be closed on Canada Day.

June 29 (Sun)
June 30 (Mon)
July 1 (Tues)

Complete library hours are available on our web site.

Enjoy some Canada Day related quizzes and trivia:
Posted by Mary-Anne

Discover the LGBTQ collection in the Abbostofrd campus library.

In honour of the WorldPride 2014 Festival being held in Toronto from June 20-29th, UFV Library is displaying the range of LGBTQ books and DVDs from the collection.  All titles can be borrowed by our UFV users so please come in and discover the diverse topics and authors in our collection.  Topics include: gay rights. same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian studies, lesbian mothers family relationships, gay fathers family relationships, bisexuality, transsexualism and more.

Click here for the WorldPride 2014 website.  Click here for the CBC Books WorldPride Reads site where you can suggest titles for the book list the CBC is compiling.  Click here for the WorldPride Human Rights Conference.

UFV Library has some excellent research databases for LGBTQ topics:  Sage Journals Online. Sociological Abstracts, Project Muse, JSTOR, Taylor & Francis Online Journals, America: History and Life, Canadian Business and Current Affairs, and Academic Search Premier.

For information and support at UFV, please click here to go to the Pride UFV Facebook page.

Posted June 26, 2014
by Mary-Anne

Friday, June 6, 2014

UFV's Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies publishes its first book!

A Soldier Remembers chronicles the life of Pritam Singh Jauhal, a veteran of the Indian Army who challenged the Royal Canadian Legion for his right to wear his turban in legion halls.  
Pritam Singh Jauhal is a decorated
World War II veteran.
Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, coordinator of the CICS at UFV, co-authored the book with Jauhal and says this book is also about the challenges and dreams of an immigrant man and his life as a Sikh Canadian.  UFV Library has one copy and has an additional copy on order.  UFV Library would like to congratulate the Centre on this fine accomplishment. 

Posted by Mary-Anne
June 6, 2014