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BC Books Online garners strong media coverage

BC Books Online, a project that is supported by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and UBC Library, is featured in the online publication The Tyee. You can view the article here. BC Books Online is also featured in the Globe and Mail, the Nanaimo News Bulletin, the Harbour City Star, the Ladysmith Chronicle and the […]

An exhibition of the drawings from the Reena Virk Trials at the IKBLC Gallery

Through the interpretations of her art, this Gallery art exhibition will explore Heather’s approach of being artist rather than journalist.

Japan and the Special Olympics IKBLC Webcast

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Sociology and Anthropology departments at UBC, Dr. Millie Creighton, who discusses the Winter Olympics–as occurring in Vancouver, Canada in 2010, and the 2008 election of Barack Obama–as President of the United States, reflect globalizing insights on movements surrounding minorities and marginalization in […]

Alumni Weekend Live Webcasts at IKBLC

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is pleased to announce the live webcasting of selected events that will take place in the building’s Victoria Learning Theatre as part of UBC Alumni Weekend.

Connects – Annual Report 2009/10

The spring 2010 issue of Connects, the newsletter of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, is now available. This issue serves as the Learning Centre’s 2009/10 Annual Report. You can view the issue at Connects – Annual Report 2009/10.

Author Judy Fong-Bates Comes to IKBLC

Sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, with support and partnership with the UBC Community Partners for Learning (CPL), ExplorAsian, the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia (CCHSBC), and the North American Association of Asian Professionals (NAAAP), the IKBLC welcomes Judy Fong-Bates on May 28th 5-7pm, as she reads from her much anticipated Year of Finding Memory.

Global Encounters Initiative Inaugural Symposium Webcasts Online

Sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, the entire series of the Global Encounters Initiative Symposium can be viewed online.

Coupland donation to UBC Library receives generous media coverage

The announcement about the donation of Douglas Coupland’s archives to UBC Library has received extensive media coverage. The story received national coverage in The Globe and Mail. It was also covered by CTV Online, CBC Online and Metro Vancouver. CBC Radio One also interviewed Coupland and Ralph Stanton, Head of Rare Books and Special Collections, and Radio […]

Picturing Canadian children's literature

A fascinating exhibition that complements the release of a new book on children’s literature is now on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) division. Picturing Canada: Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books and Publishing, highlights Canadian picturebooks from the last 200 years. The exhibition includes rare children’s books as well as popular productions […]

New shows at the Learning Centre Gallery

Art fans, take note: two new exhibitions are now on display at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Beyond the Words features portraits of writers by the late Carl Kohler (1919-2006), a Neo-Modernist/Abstract Swedish artist. Subjects including Franz Kafka, Anaïs Nin, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Günter Grass and others are featured in mediums such as […]

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