UVic libraries is proud to share a UVic News article that highlights the work of two UVic librarian researchers;
Through focus groups with students and workshops for academic Indian librarians, [Aditi] Gupta and [Rebecca] Raworth [retired] discovered that one of the biggest barriers that Indian librarians encounter is the absence of information literacy instruction in Indian library schools. The pair demonstrated that by developing IL competencies in librarians through active-learning workshops, they were making an impact on librarians’ ability to provide IL[information literacy] instruction to students at their own institutions.
Interested in information systems and library work? Please visit UVicSpace to read more work from Aditi Gupta and Rebecca Raworth.
In UVic’s Department of Civil Engineering… [Heather Buckley] and [Caetano] Dorea share an interest in extracting resources from water. Dorea is exploring how to extract phosphorous from waste water, which would both get rid of an environmental contaminant and recycle a non-renewable resource. Buckley is exploring ways to extract valuable metals from mining effluent, which she hopes could lead to a reduction in mining activities.
UVic’s Research and Learning Repository, UVicSpace, contains recent open access publications of both Dorea and Buckley’s vital research that you can read now by following the links provided here, here and here.
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‘…a new Google project is highlighting an initiative led by UVic anthropologist Brian Thom and Indigenous languages teacher yutustanaat Mandy Jones (Snuneymuxw First Nation).
The “Celebrating Indigenous languages” Google Earth Voyager project is a curated set of high-quality stories published through Google Earth. It is available in 10 languages internationally and encompasses 55 Indigenous languages in 27 countries from Australia, India, Ecuador and Chile to Cameroon, Pakistan, Turkey and Finland.
And, thanks to yutustanaat, the new tool includes words, phrases, a proverb and songs in the Hul’q’umi’num’ language, as spoken by yutustanaat (pronounced “Yah-TUS-tuh-naught”).’
The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office encourage you to explore this dynamic resource and to further read more of Brian Thom’s important work by visiting UVic’s institutional repository, UVicSpace.