UBC Players' Club on display at UBC AMS Gallery

An in-depth exhibit of UBC’s first student club will be on display from Monday, November 24 to Friday, November 28 in the UBC AMS Gallery, located in the Student Union Building on the Point Grey campus. This show is part of UBC’s Centenary Celebration ( The group’s rich legacy of archives is also being digitized, […]

UBC Library and Learning Centre in CPSLD Newsletter

Read about the latest developments at UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in the Fall 2008 issue of the CPSLD Newsletter – a publication from the Council of Post Secondary Library Directors, British Columbia. You can view the newsletter here (UBC news begins on page 17):

RBSC participates in Archives Week

Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is participating in Archives Week, which runs from November 16-22. The event is organized by the Archives Association of British Columbia, and this year the theme is “Taking Care of Business: the Heritage of Trade and Commerce.” As part of this effort, RBSC offers an introduction to Yip Sang, […]

Tony Harrison: Workshop on Speaking Verse

Tony Harrison and award-winning actress Sian Thomas lead a master class at UBC on reading poetry aloud and delivering verse in performance. Some participants will have the opportunity to continue working with Harrison and Thomas on the delivery of verse and to perform scenes from Harrison’s plays as part of his final event at UBC […]

The 21st-century Library: An ArtsMondays event

On Monday, November 17, UBC Librarian pro tem Peter Ward will speak at the ArtsMondays Free Public Speaker Series, held at UBC Robson Square. This series features UBC’s Faculty of Arts presenting a range of issues to the public. Peter will talk about developments that have led to the 21st-century Library. He will discuss the […]

Dodson Music Series Returns on November 14th

The first concert of the 2008-2009 season of the Dodson Music Series will take place on Friday November 14th at 12:00 noon in the Dodson Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. TIRESIAS AND FRIENDS Tiresias is a duo ensemble consisting of Rachel Kiyo Kiwaasa, a recent alumna and also the previous director of […]

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 […]