By Library Communications on May 27, 2013
As part of UBC’s start an evolution capital campaign, the Library has raised more than $17 million since 2010
By Glenn Drexhage on February 12, 2013
A fascinating collection of programs that focuses on a range of environmental issues can now be viewed by users around the world. UBC Library recently digitized the Westland series television programs that form part of Halleran Collection, one of the largest private family film collections in Canada. It is is being housed and preserved by the Library [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on December 12, 2012
A profile of Douglas Coupland, the prolific writer and artist, appears in Montecristo magazine. In 2010, Coupland donated his extensive archives to UBC Library, and accruals have been added since then. Today, the University of British Columbia Library has accumulated over 200 boxes of Coupland’s personal effects: notepads, early drafts and manuscripts, prototypes and moquettes of [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on March 27, 2012
The donation of six screenprints to UBC’s Okanagan campus is featured in the Kelowna Capital News. The prints – donated by Briar Craig, an Associate Professor of Visual Arts – are on display in the Field Reading Room, which is based in UBC’s Okanagan Library.
By Glenn Drexhage on January 16, 2012
Photo credit: Sally Hunter
By Glenn Drexhage on January 20, 2011
An article about an exhibition of Wallace Chung’s collection at the Maritime Museum appears in the Vancouver Sun. You can view the piece, which includes information on the Chung Collection at UBC Library, here. And you can find out more about the Chung Collection at UBC here.
By Glenn Drexhage on December 10, 2010
A donation to UBC Okanagan Library by Interior Savings is featured in the Kelowna Capital News. You can view the article here.
By Glenn Drexhage on November 25, 2010
Dr. Irving K. Barber, a renowned forestry executive and long-time supporter of projects at UBC and elsewhere, has been named “Outstanding Philanthropist” by the fourth annual Giving Hearts Award Program, presented by the Vancouver Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Dr. Barber is the principal donor for the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on November 8, 2010
A generous $500,000 donation to UBC Library from the Canadian Pacific Railway is noted in a Calgary Herald article on the 125th anniversary of the Last Spike. The donation will be used to digitize materials from the exceptional Chung Collection. You can view the article here, and learn more about the Chung Collection here.
By Glenn Drexhage on October 29, 2010
An in-depth article on the recent donation of Douglas Coupland’s archives to UBC Library appears in the July 2010 issue of Amphora, the journal of the Alcuin Society. The piece is written by Sarah Romkey, an Archivist with UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections branch. You can view the article here: Amphora155-Coupland