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UBC Library/City of Vancouver Archives site in the Vancouver Courier (posted October 28)

The Chinese Experience in B.C. website, a project involving UBC Library and the City of Vancouver Archives, is featured in the Vancouver Courier. You can view the article here: http://www2.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=bb4b8c74-b4d2-496e-b1c2-f556cba832fb

Dr. Irving Barber given philanthropy award (posted October 27)

Dr. Irving K. Barber has been honoured with a 2009 Special Award for Philanthropy from the British Columbia Museums Association. The award was given in recognition of his involvement with several philanthropic activities in the province, most notably his exceptional gift for the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, which provides innovative support and funding to […]

Donated collection featured in UK online publication (posted October 27)

An article about a unique collection focused on croquet, which has been donated to UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections division, appears in the UK publication Croquet World Online. You can view the article here: http://www.croquetworld.com/News/finding.asp Rare Books and Special Collections is located on level one of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Exhibits in Learning Centre gallery (posted October 21)

A trio of exhibits is now on display in the gallery space of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Please see below for more information. The gallery is located on level two of the Learning Centre, to the left of the circulation desk. For information about the space, please contact Allan Cho at allan.cho@ubc.ca or […]

Taiwanese Author Lung Ying-tai at IKBLC (Posted October 15)

“Why 1949?” (in Chinese) Saturday, October 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pm Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, University of British Columbia (Parking available at the Rose Garden Parkade, 6278 SW Marine Drive; additional parking available at the Fraser River Parkade, 1913 West Mall opposite the Asian Centre) Reception: immediately follows the talk, […]

Insight newsletter – Fall 2009 (posted October 16)

The Fall 2009 issue of Insight, UBC Library’s newsletter for faculty, is now available. Read about digitization, the First International Open Access Week, UBC Library Vault, collections developments, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and more. You can view the issue here: Insight – Fall 2009

UBC and Open Access Week in e-Strategy (posted October 16)

UBC’s participation in the First International Open Access Week, which takes place on campus from October 20 to October 22, is highlighted in the latest issue of e-Strategy, the newsletter from UBC IT. Open access (OA) is about access to information and knowledge for all. It is a growing international movement that encourages the unrestricted […]

IKBLC Welcomes Author Patti Gully (Posted Oct 15, 2009)

IKBLC Welcomes Author Patti Gully (Posted Oct 15, 2009)

Patti Gully – October 22, 2009, 2:00pm – 3:00pm In the late 1930s, as the world moved closer to war, three vivacious females defied gender perceptions by becoming pilots. Driven by a fierce independent spirit, they realized their dream of flying, completed barnstorming goodwill missions across the Western Hemisphere, and captured the imagination of all […]

UBC Library/City of Vancouver Archives site featured in the Vancouver Observer (posted October 14)

The Chinese Experience in British Columbia, a new website that offers a fascinating look at a century of local Chinese-Canadian heritage, is featured in the Vancouver Observer. The site, which features digitized holdings from the Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection at UBC, and the Yip family and Yip Sang Company collection at […]

Drugs in the Olympics

October 14, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00pm