July, 12, 2011
For those who were not able to attend IASSIST 2011 and for those asking to have access to video presentations, the two videos of the Plenaries from IASSIST 2011 are now available for viewing:
Plenary II: Chuck Humphrey - Data Library Coordinator, University of Alberta
Research Data Infrastructure: Are the Social Sciences on Main Street or a Side Road?
Plenary III: Andrea Reimer - Councillor, City of Vancouver
Open Data in Vancouver: The Inspiration and the Vision
Note: Plenary I was not video-taped.
May, 17, 2011
Held at the University of British Columbia Campus
We would like to remind everyone attending IASSIST 2011 in Vancouver that the Workshops on Tuesday will be held at the University of British Columbia Campus.
It is a pleasant 40 min bus ride via public Transit from downtown to UBC campus.
You should allow for an extra hour of travelling time for your pleasant express bus ride out to the beautiful UBC campus.
To travel between the Harbour Centre and UBC for workshops, allow 45 minutes or more by bus. There are a two easy options:
#44 UBC bus from W Cordova and Granville (one block NW from the Harbour Centre, in front of the Waterfront Station) . During peak times, the 44 comes about every 10 to 15 minutes, and takes about 35 minutes to arrive at UBC.
#14 UBC bus from W Hastings and Richards (directly outside of the Harbour Centre). During peak times, the 14 comes about every 10 to 15 minutes, and takes about 40 minutes to arrive at UBC.
The UBC Workshop Map available here highlights the locations of the workshops on the UBC campus, and the location of the two bus loops. The campus is large, so allow a few minutes for walking to your building.
Fares are $2.50 (CND), and exact change is needed.
From UBC to the Harbour Centre, #44 Downtown bus is the best option. It departs from UBC Loop Bay 5 about every 10 minutes, and takes about 31 minutes to arrive downtown at Seymour and Hastings, about a half a block NW of the Harbour Centre.
For more information see this
April, 12, 2011
Don’t leave home without it.
Eduroam: visiting academics can sign up on Eduroam at home and it will work at SFU and UBC.
What is eduroam?
eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.
eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.
But if you do not have Eduroam at your home institutions, not to worry. We will also be providing SFU wireless ids for Conference days.