Broadcast, Digital Arts, Marketing and Operations Management
Business Administration, HR, Finance
We are grateful to work and learn on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səlí? lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations.
Statistics Canada has just released a new resource for students: the 2021 Census Postsecondary Research Kit. This user-friendly page explains what kinds of data students will find through StatsCan, examples of census data being used in research (including Deloitte and RE/Max), links to Census resources and how to cite StatsCan products using APA! There is also a more comprehensive PDF guide (I like this because pages 7-9 offer a better explanation of the resources.
As many of you know, there is a lot more content on HBR’s website than what shows up in the magazine. But students surfing through the site will quickly run up against the article limit beyond which a subscription is required. As far as Library subscription coverage goes, all of the magazine articles are included in Business Source Complete, but only some of the web articles are, and there appears to be no pattern to what’s in or out. A recommendation to help avoid issues/frustration is to have students search within the publication in BSC, as per this graphic:
This search for ‘sustainable business’ will bring up all the HBR magazine and online digital articles that we have access to.
And one more thing about HBR… Before using Harvard Business Review articles from BSC in your course, consult this page for copyright and licensing guidance.
Exam Jam – November 21 –25, 2022 – activities and resources designed to promote study skills and stress reduction strategies and provide encouragement to students. In-person events include doggy de-stress, extended hours at the Drop-In Learning Skills Lab, Peer Tutor Tips and abling by the Indigenous Student Champions, Student Life Ambassadors and Student Association.
House Plant Swap – November 22, 2022 – Take a plant, leave a plant, or just take a plant. Benefits of indoor plants may include improvement of air quality, stress reduction, increase in productivity and increase in well-being –
Special Lunchtime Screening Event : Intelligent Trees – Thursday November 17
Bring your lunch and enjoy a film!
The documentary is called Intelligent Trees and it features UBC prof Suzanne Simard and Hidden Life of Trees author, Peter Wohlleben.
Did you know that trees talk to each other? Protect their young and share resources? Come learn more about how our forests communicate in this interesting 45 minute documentary.
When: Thursday November 17
Where: Summit Centre (main floor of the library)
Can’t make the event but want to watch the film? Here is the link:
The Library offers various supports for students winding up their term papers, including:
• Free Writing tutoring at the Writing Centre and WriteAway https://www.bcit.ca/learning-commons/the-writing-centre/
• Online Writing Resources https://libguides.bcit.ca/writingcentre
• Citation Guides https://www.bcit.ca/library/citation-styles/
“A very human tech doc, THE GIG IS UP uncovers the real costs of the platform economy through the lives of workers from around the world for companies including Uber, Amazon and Deliveroo.”
Kanopy Streaming Video
When things happen at work : people, circumstances, and what to do now : a practitioner’s best practices compendium / Hugh J. Finlayson. *BCIT Author! “THINGS HAPPEN AND THINGS HAPPEN AT WORK. SOME GOOD, SOME NOT SO. More often than not a situation at work emerges as a tangle of what people think and believe to be so animated by differing perspectives on what happened, who or what caused it, and what to do next. A puzzle of sorts and like all puzzles tests your ingenuity and knowledge. This tangle of circumstance is set against a familiar backdrop: the real organization, a web of employment rules, a need for information, can be characterized as a conflict of sorts necessitating a measure of negotiation and, of course, requiring a series of informed decisions.
SO, LET’S FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE WISE CHOICES. When Things Happen at Work: People, Circumstances, and What to Do Now is a compendium-a collection of concise but detailed information about the interrelated conditions in which work and workplaces exist and events occur; conflict, the inevitable result of people associating with one another; negotiation to reconcile that conflict, our primary inter-personal decision-making process, and finally best practices to manage workplace incidents that invariably arise. A practical balance between theory and practice, When Things Happen at Work is a comprehensive guide on key employment matters. A mix of personal experience, pragmatism, and theory makes When Things Happen at Work an essential resource for managers, human resource practitioners, and those responsible for inquiring into and/or investigating matters at work.”
Converted: The Data Driven Way to Win Customer’s Hearts / Neil Hoyne
Call #: HF 5415.5 H69 2022
Written by Google’s Chief Measurement Strategist this is a practical field guide broken down into 3 parts: conversations, relationships and self-improvement. his highly readable and interesting book includes real-world examples, tips and embedded references to articles and reports for further reading.
A companion website is available, with a cool toolkit.
Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back / Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow
Call #: HD 9999 C9472 G43 2022
Focusing on book publishing, news, music, screenwriting and radio, the
authors demonstrate that a few large companies are monopolizing these industries, earning enormous profits and treating their workers and the
creators, unfairly. They then present a plan to change the status quo, calling on artists, audiences, organizations and governments to take action.
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