Thumbsucker: Book Art at the Learning Centre

Thumbsucker, a riveting exhibition of book objects, is on display at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The works were created by Visual Art Theory students at UBC in a 300-level course taught by Christine D’Onofrio. In D’Onofrio’s words, “An essential emptiness is what Thumbsucker seeks to find, but the promise of wanting something more […]

BC Research Libraries Group Presents Open Access Authors Fund on November 17th

The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present Open Access Authors Fund In June 2008, Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary established an Open Access Authors Fund. The first of its kind in Canada and the sixth such program in the world, the Fund is designed to pay submission fees for […]

UBC Library awarded an A- in Globe and Mail survey

In the Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report, UBC Library received an overall library satisfaction grade of A-, compared to the national average of B+. You can view further details here:

Gabor Mate at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on Dec 4th

For over ten years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and harm reduction facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His patients are challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, schizophrenia, mental illness, Hepatitis C, HIV and, in many cases, all four. But if Dr. Maté’s patients are at the far end […]

Learning Centre Tech Hub featured in e-Strategy

Learning Centre Tech Hub featured in e-Strategy

The Learning and Teaching Support Hub – a collaboration involving various UBC groups that is based at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in e-Strategy from UBC Information Technology. You can view the article here:

UBC Library Acquires Keenlyside Legal Research Collection

A riveting collection that highlights the effects of B.C.’s colonial justice system on Chinese and Aboriginal populations is now available at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC). The John Keenlyside Legal Research Collection features court cases involving Chinese and Aboriginal people as both witnesses and defendants. The documents reveal how the 19th-century justice […]

B.C. History Digitization Program in the Jewish Independent

A project that is part of the B.C. History Digitization Program – an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – was recently featured in the Jewish Independent. You can view the article here:

UBC Library featured in Ubyssey article on Distance Education

Leonora Crema of UBC Library is featured in an article on distance education in the Ubyssey, UBC’s student newspaper. The Office of Learning Technology, which is based in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, is also featured. You can view the article here:

Community Card program in the Lake Country Calendar

UBC Library’s free Community Card program, which is part of UBC’s Centenary celebrations, is featured in the Lake Country Calendar. You can view the article here:

Digitization project in the Vancouver Sun

A digitization project that is a collaboration between UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, UBC Archives and the City of Vancouver Archives appears in the Vancouver Sun. The project is called The Chinese Experience in British Columbia, 1850-1950. It will explore Chinese immigration, work, and social and cultural life in B.C. through the digitization […]