New Shakespeare exhibition at UBC Library

The exhibition, “And there’s the humor of it”: Shakespeare and the four humors, will run from June 4 to July 14, 2018, at Rare Books and Special Collections on Level 1 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and in the Memorial Room at Woodward Library. The theory of the four humors was initially borrowed from Ancient Greek thinkers like Aristotle, Hippocrates, and Galen. These four humors included blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm. They were considered to shape a person’s mental and physical health as well as behavior and personality.  References to melancholic displays and choleric outbursts which stem from the four humors can be found in a lot of Shakespeare’s plays. The interplay between medical theory and theatrical language forms the basis of a fascinating exhibition, created by the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Folger Shakespeare Library.  The exhibition will feature additional materials from UBC Library’s collections to explore related topics, such as Shakespearean theatre in British Columbia and Shakespeare in children’s literature. Collection highlights will include: the second edition folio of Shakespeare’s complete works (1632), first editions of Spenser’s The Faerie Queene (1590), John Donne’s Poems (1633), and George Herbert’s The Temple (1633), along with medical manuals such as 16th century midwifery book The byrth of mankynde (1540) by Eucharius Rösslin and milestone physiology book, Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis et sanguinis in animalibus (1628) by William Harvey.

Take this opportunity to view rare materials portraying Shakespeare’s enduring relevance throughout the ages. The exhibition is open to the general public as well as UBC students, staff and faculty.

For more information visit this site.


New Databases at David Lam Library

During the 2017/2018 academic year, David Lam Library added several new databases to its collection. We invite you to check out the databases below which can be accessed through the library website.

Databases Acquired:

  • BCC Research
  • CB Insights  – 1 year subscription (November 2018 to November 2019)
  • Mergent FISD  – 1 year subscription (January 5, 2018 to January, 2019)
  • Nielsen Institutional Data  – 3 year subscription (February 2018 – February 2021)
  • Thomson Reuters Global Ownership Data – 1 year subscription (March 2018 – March 2019)
  • Dow Jones Venture Source  – 3 year subscription (in the process of being acquired)
  • PRIZM module added to Simply Analytics subscription
  • Cities and Ethical Labels Modules added to Passport GMID subscription

Databases Cancelled:

  • Forrester Research (academic license sunset)
  • 13-F on WRDS (amalgamated into Global Ownership Data for 1 year)
  • s-12 on WRDS (amalgamated into Global Ownership Data for 1 year)

International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day today, we invite you to check out some of the very recent outstanding achievements by our female UBC Sauder students, alumni and faculty, for example:

  • Current BComm students, Kella Chan, Trixie Hernandez and Tessa Yin recently placed first in a North American case competition organized by global consumer goods giant, Unilever
  • Alumna, Cathy Han, Founder and CEO of 42 Technologies who recently secured a spot on Forbes 30 under 30
  • Dr. Carol Liao, Distinguished Scholar with the Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, who has an op-ed on Feminism and Corporate Social Responsibility in The Globe and Mail today

If you are interested in learning more about International Women’s Day and this year’s campaign #PressforProgress, please visit: where you can view videos and find other information about how to celebrate and take action.

Also be sure to check out the David Lam library collection for books about women in business or leadership roles. Some recently acquired books on this topic include:

-Million dollar women : the essential guide for female entrepreneurs who want to go big / Julia Pimsleur
-New women, new men, new economy : how creativity, openness, diversity and equity are driving prosperity now / Narelle Hooper
-The confidence effect : every woman’s guide to the attitude that attracts success / Grace Killelea
-Earning it : hard-won lessons from trailblazing women at the top of the business world / Joann S. Lublin.
-Walk the talk : women, work, equity, effectiveness / Anjali Hazarika



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MSc Candidate, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, UBC, March 2018

Canadian Jewish Experience exhibit coming to UBC Library

From February 13 to 23, 2018 UBC Library will host the Canadian Jewish Experience (CJE) exhibit, A Tribute to Canada 150 on level 2 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. This amazing Exhibition, prepared by volunteers and funded by private donations, presents a powerful sample of Jewish contributions to our country.

CJE’s purpose is to share Jewish aspects of Canada’s story with all Canadians, and a key goal of this exhibit is to be an educational tool. The exhibit panels are built around major themes including patterns of immigration, war and diplomacy, public service, justice and human rights, economic growth, arts, culture and sports. The exhibit has been displayed across the country, from Newfoundland to Victoria, and most recently at the Vancouver Public Library and SFU.

While Jewish contributions to medicine and other sciences are well known, it is hard to believe that until after the Second World War there were explicit quota restrictions on the number of Jewish students accepted by Canada’s universities. The University of Manitoba was the first in Canada to rid itself of this discriminatory quota system in 1945. Literature, music and performing arts have been deeply influenced by Canadian Jews. Montreal was home to a cluster of literary giants, such as poet A.M. Klein, novelist Mordecai Richler, poets Leonard Cohen and Irving Layton, and playwright Ted Allan. More recently, Naïm Kattan in French language writing and Sheila Fishman in translation have helped continue the city’s important Jewish literary presence.

To learn more about the exhibit,  Visit the CJE website for more information.

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“That’s wonderful. Thanks so much for your flexibility!
-UBC Sauder School of Business OBHR Faculty member, January 26, 2018

UBC Sauder Faculty publications in 2017

Would you like to find out what UBC Sauder Faculty are publishing about? Did you know that our Sauder Faculty published over 100 papers in 2017?

To access these publications, take a look at the Sauder School of Business Faculty Publications webpage on the David Lam Library website. You can search by author name, keyword, Sauder Division, or date range. This online database of publications is maintained on a regular basis by Elizabeth Stevenson, our Public Services Library Assistant. If you have additional suggestions to the database, you can get in touch with us at

Here are some of the topics UBC Sauder Faculty published about this past year:


New database: Mergent Fixed Income Securities Database (FISD)

We have some great news for our Finance faculty and students (and anyone else interested in Finance): David Lam Library has purchased 1 year of access to Mergent Fixed Income Securities Database (FISD). FISD will be available from January 5, 2018 to January, 2019, via the WRDS platform.

Mergent FISD is a comprehensive database of publicly offered U.S. bonds. FISD contains issue details on over 140,000 corporate, corporate MTN (medium term note), supranational, U.S. Agency, and U.S. Treasury debt securities and includes more than 550 data items. FISD provides details on debt issues and the issuers, as well as transactions by insurance companies. It is used to research market trends, deal structures, issuer capital structures and other areas of fixed income debt research.

An information page for Mergent FISD is now available at:

Users will need to have an active WRDS account in order to get access to this resource.  For information about how to activate your WRDS account, please e-mail with your UBC e-mail address.

Happy searching and Happy New Year!



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-UBC Sauder School of Business MBA student, December 12, 2017

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“Bless your heart!!!!!!
Thank you so much for the guidance, really appreciate it!

-UBC Sauder School of Business MBA student, November 22, 2017

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