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


Latest Events Events Calendar

  • Aug


    Create the UBC Pride Installation!

    , 11:00 am

    Together, we need to fold 2000 paper cranes of 13 different colours, and we need YOUR help!

  • Jul


    Join us for an introductory tour of the Puban Collection at Rare Books and Special Collections

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Level 1, 1:30 pm

    In honour of the 60th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of the Puban Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections will be hosting bi-weekly tours highlighting items from the Puban Collection throughout the summer. Tour Dates: July 9, 2019 (1:30-2:30 pm) July 23, 2019 (1:30-2:30 pm) August 6, 2019 (1:30-2:30 pm) August 20, 2019 (1:30-2:30 pm)...

  • Jun


    Indigenous (Un)History Month Exhibition: RavenSpace – Digital Publishing in Indigenous Studies

    Irving K, Barber Learning Centre Foyer,

    June is recognized as Aboriginal History Month but at UBC Library we hold a tradition of (Un)History Month -- a celebration and acknowledgement of the importance of Indigenous Peoples – not only in history – but in the present and future.

  • Jun


    A Queer Century, 1869-1969

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Level 1,

    The exhibit, hosted in Rare Books & Special Collections located on Level 1 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, will run until July 31, 2019.

  • Jun


    Photography exhibition brings diverse views about Vancouver’s DTES to the UBC community

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Ike's Cafe,

    UBC Library has partnered with local non-profit 2 Paycheques Away to bring an exceptional and striking photography exhibit to two library locations.

  • Mar


    Across Enchanted Lands

    Irving K, Barber Learning Centre Foyer,

    Across Enchanted Lands: Universal Motifs in Illustrated Fairy Tales is on display from March 1 through May 30, 2019. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and people of all ages are encouraged to attend.

  • Sep


    Cultural Safety and Addressing Systemic Racism with Harley Eagle, in partnership with UBC Learning Circle

    Dodson Room (302) Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 10:00 am

    We welcome Harley Eagle to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, presenting from the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and live streaming through the UBC Learning Circle for a conversation on cultural safety and addressing systemic racism. Indigenous people experience racism in health and educational settings. This webinar will focus on why understanding the dynamics of Indigenous specific racism is essential to ensuring Cultural Safety.


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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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