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UBC Library acquires rare letters written by young Japanese Canadians during World War II

The collection of 147 letters provides unique insight into the devastating effects of the Japanese Canadian internment.

Read More Posted on April 19, 2018

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24/7 hours at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

The IKBLC will be open 24 hours a day from Monday, April 9 to Wednesday, April 25.

Read More Posted on April 10, 2018

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Food, Friends and Fish: Celebrating the Harry Hawthorn Foundation Luncheon

With more than 2200 books in its fly-fishing and angling collection, the Harry Hawthorn Foundation at UBC Library has grown considerably from a relatively modest beginning.

Read More Posted on April 9, 2018

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Meet Evan Thornberry, GIS Librarian at UBC Library

If you’ve ventured out to visit the UBC Library Map Collection in Walter C. Koerner Library recently, you will likely have met Evan Thornberry, who joined UBC Library as the GIS Librarian in July.

Read More Posted on April 4, 2018

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Workshops & Events

Get to Know Rare Books and Special Collections - 11:00am

Have you ever been curious about what we do or what we have at Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library (RBSC)? Join our weekly open house / hands-on show-and-tell for an introduction to our space and our unique materials and collections! The event is free and open to the general public, as well as the UBC community. No need to RSVP, just drop in to learn what RBSC is all about! Rare Books and Special Collections is located on the 1st floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC Vancouver campus. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-0645 or rare.books@ubc.ca.

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Graduate Student Writing Community - 5:00pm

Facilitators: Erin and Jennifer


Participating in a writing community can help to keep you motivated whether you are working on your thesis, dissertation or another intensive graduate level writing project.

Join fellow graduate students to work on your writing goals, share best practices and get feedback on your writing (if you wish). Our Graduate Student Writing Communities are facilitated by graduate students from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication and the UBC Research Commons and are hosted weekly in Koerner Library. Each meeting will include discussion and focused writing time.

Registration is required. Our Graduate Writing Communities are offered at two times. Register for our:

-Tuesdays 2PM - 4PM series here or
-Wednesdays 5PM - 7PM series here.

Note: Graduate Student Writing Communities are most beneficial if you commit to participating regularly and are able to attend the weekly meetings for the duration of the term.

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[copy] Explore the Chung Collection Exhibit - drop in tour - 10:00am

The Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection contains more than 25,000 rare and unique items (documents, books, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, silver, glass, ceramic ware and other artifacts). Inspired to start collecting by an illustrated poster of the C.P. R.M.S. Empress of Asia in his father’s tailor shop in Victoria, Dr. Chung amassed over 25,000 items over sixty years. Starting with little things clipped from newspapers and magazines for his scrapbook, Dr. Chung assembled an extensive research collection of items on early British Columbia history, immigration and settlement, particularly of Chinese people in North America, and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The Chung Collection includes many rare and unique items. It is one of the most exceptional and extensive collections of its kind in North America and has been designated as a national treasure by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. Come see the permanent exhibition in Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) on Level 1 of UBC Library's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre! Weekly drop-in tours are offered every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., but you are welcome to browse the exhibit anytime RBSC is open, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the general public, as well as the UBC community. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-0645 or email us at rare.books@ubc.ca.

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News & Highlights

Blog Post Image

UBC Library acquires rare letters written by young Japanese Canadians during World War II

The collection of 147 letters provides unique insight into the devastating effects of the Japanese Canadian internment.

Read More Posted on April 19, 2018

Blog Post Image

24/7 hours at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

The IKBLC will be open 24 hours a day from Monday, April 9 to Wednesday, April 25.

Read More Posted on April 10, 2018

Blog Post Image

Food, Friends and Fish: Celebrating the Harry Hawthorn Foundation Luncheon

With more than 2200 books in its fly-fishing and angling collection, the Harry Hawthorn Foundation at UBC Library has grown considerably from a relatively modest beginning.

Read More Posted on April 9, 2018

Blog Post Image

Meet Evan Thornberry, GIS Librarian at UBC Library

If you’ve ventured out to visit the UBC Library Map Collection in Walter C. Koerner Library recently, you will likely have met Evan Thornberry, who joined UBC Library as the GIS Librarian in July.

Read More Posted on April 4, 2018

All UBC Library Posts »