Did you know that in 2012, "full-time employees in the public sector took 12.4 days off for sickness and personal or family responsibilities, compared with 8.3 days in the private sector—a difference of 4.1 days"?*
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This message is a reminder of copyright workshops for faculty that are being offered at all SFU campuses in the next few weeks.
We posted just a couple days ago about our new module in Passport GMID -- Passport Industrial - Canada -- and have been discussing it with many of our researchers ever since.
Some of the questions so far...
How is this module different from the other content in Passport GMID?
Three cool seminars coming up via CPROST... (sustainable business, video game workers & resistance to new tech...)
I see that SFU's Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) has a few seminars planned for the fall that touch on interdisciplinary studies in communication and management. Thought I'd list them here for our Business/Economics readers. Check out CPROST's Upcoming Events page for additional details.
- * Ever found yourself desperately in need of analysis on the future outlook of the Advertising Industry in Canada?
- * Or maybe you've needed data on the relative shares of major buyer groups in the Canadian Management Consultancy Industry?
- * Or were you hoping to find detailed industry growth measures for Funeral Services in Canada?
SFU researchers now have access to a resource that will address these and many other resear
I was researching Sun Rype ("a Canadian juice and fruit snack company based in Kelowna, BC") recently and noticed that my explorations were taking me into a very wide range of our resources. I thought I'd post about the things I found as a way of highlighting some of our more obscure resources (plus some that I hope you all know!).
When we buy business books here at the SFU Library, we tend to focus on ebooks -- partly as a reflection of the reading habits of many of our readers, and partly so that we can support the three campuses more efficiently. However, we do still buy books in print format in many cases. I was just scanning the print format business books that have arrived this week. All three look very relevant to the questions I get lately, so I thought I'd post about them...
Every now and then I browse through one of our many business databases to see if there are any new treasures (or old treasures that I hadn't noticed before).
I was just scanning a list of upcoming Plagiarism Education Week webcasts that will be presented by Turnitin, in partnership with The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), The School for Ethical Education (SEE), and Plagiarism Today. Some great topics will be addressed, including sev
We're at that magical time of the semester when those students in courses with no exams will finish up their last assignments, tease their exam-bound colleagues, and take off for some R&R.
If you're one of those lucky few, consider returning your library books before you leave. And if you happen to have accumulated some <ahem> fines over the term, maybe drop off some items for the SFU Food Bank to clear your account. :-)