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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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Asian Library to open at 11 a.m. to accommodate upgrades

by michelle blackwell on May 14, 2019

The library will open at 11:00 a.m. Monday to Friday beginning Monday, May 27 until August 30 to accommodate upgrades and renovations.

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Graduate Writing Community runs from May 14 to August 27

by Anna Moorhouse on May 6, 2019

Join fellow graduate students writing their theses, dissertations, and research articles as part of the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication's Graduate Writing Community. The summer sessions are open to all graduate students and run from May 14 to August 27.

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UBC Library: Home to rare books, found nowhere else—thanks to UBC donors

by Anna Moorhouse on April 30, 2019

The Puban Collection, one of UBC Library’s collections of rare books, was gathered by Chinese physician Junshi Yao during the 1940s and 1950s. This year we're celebrating the 60th anniversary of the collection's acquisition by UBC.

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