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

by michelle blackwell on July 15, 2019

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

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UBC Library 2018/19 Senate Report

by Anna Moorhouse on July 2, 2019

UBC Library’s annual Senate Report (2018/19) is now available. Read our highlights from the past fiscal year which include advancing research, learning and scholarship, engaging with communities, creating and delivering responsive collections, inspiring with innovative spaces and services, and stewarding the organization.

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UBC Library users now able to access the digital archives of Maclean’s Magazine and the Toronto Star

by michelle blackwell on June 27, 2019

Digital archives like these are changing the parameters of what’s possible in research while improving accessibility.

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

by Anna Moorhouse on June 25, 2019

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, starting July 9.

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Meet Ya Min Wu, Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer at UBC Library

by Anna Moorhouse on June 18, 2019

Ya Min Wu has worked at UBC Library for the last five years. But his experience working with Chinese rare books goes back even earlier.

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UBC Library’s new Strategic Framework

by michelle blackwell on June 6, 2019

The Strategic Framework will guide the future work and strategic direction for the library, in alignment with the UBC Strategic Plan.

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

by Anna Moorhouse on June 3, 2019

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.

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2019 employee Recognition Award winners announced

by Anna Moorhouse on May 29, 2019

UBC Library is pleased to announce that Sarah Blay, Katherine Hill, Paul Lesack and Lorne Madgett are the 2019 recipients of UBC Library Awards.

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A Queer Century, 1869-1969: A Rare Books Exhibition

by michelle blackwell on May 28, 2019

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.

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Asian Language Storytime

by michelle blackwell on May 23, 2019

The event, held during Congress 2019, will include storytellers reading picture books in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian and Punjabi with English-language translations.

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