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Saanich Archives online as part of Learning Centre program

by Glenn Drexhage on May 2, 2008

Please view the announcement below for an update on a Saanich Archives digitization project. This project is supported by the BC History Digitization Program, which was launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006. NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2008 **Saanich Archives Now Online** Saanich Archives is pleased to announce that […]

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Richard Moore of UBC Library wins President’s Service Award

by Glenn Drexhage on May 1, 2008

Richard Moore, UBC Library’s Facilities Coordinator, is one of the winners of the presitigious 2008 President’s Service Award for Excellence. “Richard Moore is responsible for the safety and functioning of UBC Library’s 22 branches and divisions, including the newly opened Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.  In his 39-year career at UBC, Moore has taken on increasing […]

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Learning Centre featured in The Asian Pacific Post

by Glenn Drexhage on April 29, 2008

An article on the grand opening of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre recently appeared in The Asian Pacific Post. You can view the article here: http://www.asianpacificpost.com/portal2/c1ee8c44195e35b801195e66c727004d_UBC_opens__80_M_modern_learning_centre.do.html

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UBC Library wins CCAE awards

by Glenn Drexhage on April 24, 2008

UBC Library is thrilled to announce that it has won two CCAE Prix D’Excellence awards. The annual awards, given by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education, are to recognize achievements in alumni affairs, public affairs, development, student recruitment and institutional advancement. Friends, UBC Library’s newsletter, was awarded a bronze. Meanwhile, the UBC Library […]

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Koerner art featured in Vancouver Magazine

by Glenn Drexhage on April 24, 2008

The latest issue of Vancouver Magazine features an article on the Althea Thauberger artwork in Koerner Library. You can view the article here: http://www.vanmag.com/articles/08may/Thauberger.shtml

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Learning Centre-backed digitization project featured in The Vancouver Courier

by Glenn Drexhage on April 21, 2008

A project that is part of the B.C. History Digitization Program – which was launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in a recent issue of The Vancouver Courier. You can view the article here: http://www.canada.com/vancouvercourier/news/story.html?id=358d391a-0421-46b4-8d7a-bd116a41900f&k=18305

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Chung Collection celebration in the media

by Glenn Drexhage on April 17, 2008

The celebration of the new home for the Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection, held on April 15, 2008, has received much media attention. “A four-metre-long builder’s model of the CPR luxury ocean liner Empress of Asia — the pride of Canada’s maritime fleet in the early 20th century — is the centrepiece […]

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Irving K. Barber Learning Centre opening featured in student blog

by Glenn Drexhage on April 17, 2008

The official opening of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, held on April 11, 2008, was covered in a blog by Phillip Jeffrey, a Masters of Science student in Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC. You can view the entry here: http://www.fadetoplay.com/2008/04/14/irving-k-barber-learning-centre-grand-opening-the-future-of-learning/

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A special home for the Chung Collection

by Glenn Drexhage on April 17, 2008

On April 15, 2008, an event was held to celebrate the new, permanent home of the exceptional Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection. The event was held in the Golden Jubilee Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. You can view the press release here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/media/releases/2008/mr-08-042.html And you can view the Chung […]

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Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – Official Opening

by Glenn Drexhage on April 15, 2008

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC celebrated its official opening on April 11, 2008. Hundreds of people attended this special event, marking a historic day for UBC Library, UBC and the province of British Columbia. You can view the press release here: http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2005-2009/2008OTP0084-000512.htm

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