Events

The Learning Centre hosts an exciting program of events including academic lectures and seminars, symposiums and conferences, workshops, presentations and much more.

 

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  • Apr

    21

    Global History Between the Wars

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185, 9:30 am

    This session will explore a period of history that rise to divisive international trends and modern conflicts, discussing the history of revolutions, colonialism and the first decolonization of the 20th century, the Depression, fascism and the onset of the Second World War in Asia and Europe.

  • Apr

    14

    Dreaming: Science, Substance and Suppositions

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185, 9:30 am

    This session explores the unique rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep from a multitude of perspectives. Understand the physiological functions during REM sleep, research on dream content (nightmares, recurring dreams) and disorders of the dream state, and discuss the theories of the function of dreams, dream interpretation and the practice of lucid dreaming.

  • Apr

    7

    Christianity in China: Past, Present, Future

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185, 9:30 am

    This session will study the history of Christianity in China, including the remarkable story of the early Jesuit missions, the relationship between Christianity and China's modernization in the 20th century, and the state of Christianity in China today, including the role of underground churches and the state's efforts to regulate religion.

  • Apr

    5

    Now More Than Ever: Community Archives, Activism, and Disrupting Time

    Lillooet Room (301) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 12:00 pm

    How can archivists help marginalized communities beyond diverse collecting and inclusive descriptions? Dr. Caswell will discuss five different community archives sites and how archives can be potential sites for disrupting the cyclical nature of oppression.

  • Mar

    24

    Fiction and Film

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185, 9:30 am

    Many novels have been made into great films – but what is lost, and what is gained? This session will compare three works with three films, and explore how a novel is brought to life on the screen. The three texts and films reviewed are James Joyce’s The Dead, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon and Mordecai Richler’s Barney’s Version.

  • Mar

    23

    Seeing Voices: Using Light to Restore and Preserve Early Recorded Sound

    Lillooet Room (301) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1:00 pm

    Dr. Carl Haber is an experimental physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley who has developed innovative technologies for the non-invasive capture and digitization of sound from fragile, damaged, or obsolete recording media (including early 20th century wax cylinder recordings of Indigenous languages that are now critically endangered or...

  • Mar

    22

    Beyond Borges: Telling Tales of Future Libraries

    Lillooet Room (301) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 12:00 pm

    This presentation by University Librarian, Dr. Susan Parker, explores how forces and critical issues that are now shaping academic libraries are deepening their engagement with scholars and helping to build platforms and relationships that expand the pathways of creation, discovery, learning, and dialogue. We will consider several of these phenomena and how they may contribute to expanded roles for libraries and a new era of library work.

  • Mar

    10

    Fight or Flight, or Frenzy? How to Manage Stress and Find Meaning in a Demanding World

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 185, 9:30 am

    We live in a demanding and often chaotic world in which opportunities to relax seem beyond reach. This session explores the role of stress in our everyday lives, and teaches some simple but scientifically supported strategies for coping with stress on a daily basis while also improving your sense of meaning and purpose in life.

 

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Art Exhibitions

Art and cultural exhibits at the Learning Centre are curated to delight and educate visitors — and reflect UBC’s mission to create exceptional learning environments and serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

 

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Event Spaces & Bookings

The Learning Centre offers a range of spaces as unique as your event. Find the right fit for your community gathering, workshop, art exhibition or information booth.

 

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