UBC Library is celebrating Freedom to Read Week, February 26 to March 4, 2017. Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in a free country such as Canada, schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Banning books and restricting free expression on the Internet affects the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.
Are you curious about books that have been banned in Canada? Titles such as To Kill A Mockingbird and even the Harry Potter series made it to the list in recent decades! Take a look at the list of 30 challenged publications to find out more.
As part of Freedom to Read Week, UBC Library is hosting a Freedom of Information Request Workshop. Learn about the process of filing Freedom of Information (FOI) or Access to Information (ATIP) requests in BC and Canada. Topics include finding out if the information you need is already publicly available, structuring your request so it can be answered efficiently, and knowing your information rights under FOI laws.
Time & Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:30p.m.–1:30p.m. Location: Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25
Click here to register for the workshop.