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RBSC participates in Archives Week

by Glenn Drexhage on November 14, 2008

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, […]

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Tony Harrison: Workshop on Speaking Verse

by Glenn Drexhage on November 13, 2008

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 […]

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LOOP exhibition at Koerner Library

by Glenn Drexhage on November 4, 2008

Danny Askew// Kath Blair// Nancy Chang// Alex Coates// Jessica Delisle// Chris Hettel// Julia Higgs// Heather Kaytor// Jason Lee// Andrew Lunny// Elnaz Maassoumian// Lauren Mckenna// Robin Mcnulty// Felix Suen// Max Taffet// Pia Ugarte// Andrea Van Schubert// Brendan Williams LOOP presents works by UBC students from VISA (Visual Art) 470A. Explore the nature and perception of TIME […]

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Thumbsucker: Book Art at the Learning Centre

by Glenn Drexhage on November 4, 2008

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 […]

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UBC Library awarded an A- in Globe and Mail survey

by Glenn Drexhage on October 24, 2008

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: http://www.globecampus.ca/navigator/university-of-british-columbia-the/

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Room to Read charity featured in The Province blog

by Glenn Drexhage on October 15, 2008

The Room to Read charity is featured in a blog from The Province newspaper. This charity is supported in part by the Live-in for Literacy campaign, which features students living in university libraries to raise funds. UBC students participated in this campaign for the first time last year. You can view the blog entry here: […]

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Deb Wilson, UBC Librarian, profiled in Tapestry newsletter

by Glenn Drexhage on October 9, 2008

Deb Wilson, a UBC Librarian who recently retired, is featured in Tapestry, the newsletter from the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth. You can view a PDF of the article here: http://www.tag.ubc.ca/resources/tapestry/08/howWeDoThingsTapestry53.pdf

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Learning Centre Tech Hub featured in e-Strategy

by Glenn Drexhage on October 6, 2008

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: http://update.estrategy.ubc.ca/2008/10/01/five-partners-one-plan

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UBC Library Acquires Keenlyside Legal Research Collection

by Glenn Drexhage on September 22, 2008

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 […]

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B.C. History Digitization Program in the Jewish Independent

by Glenn Drexhage on September 19, 2008

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. “Otto Landauer’s digital evolution: Life’s work of prolific local photographer will be digitized and uploaded onto the Internet,” by Ryan Nadel, is available in the Jewish […]

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