The Ing Suey Sun Tong Association of Vancouver celebrates its centennial this month with an exhibition of rare historic artifacts and renowned figures of the Ing clan at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum. The exhibition, sponsored by the Asian Library and the Chinese Stamp and Numismatic Society of Canada, displays more than 100 historic artifacts and documents as well as the biographies of nine distinguished figures of the Wu clan.
Dikeakos is a Vancouver photographer whose work has addressed the urban environment and our understanding of history. The works on display are in the University Art Collection at UBC’s Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery; they belong to Sites and Place Names: Vancouver, an ongoing series produced by Dikeakos.
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In this month’s issue of LibFOCUS, the focus is on campus and urban planning. We celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Library facility, award a book prize for a bio of a renowned local architect, provide walking tours and explore land use maps from decades past.
L-R: Rue Ramirez, Associate University Librarian; Ingrid Parent, University Librarian; David Farrar, UBC Provost and Vice President Academic; Melody Burton, Deputy University Librarian
UBC Library recently celebrated a groundbreaking for Library Preservation and Archives (aka Library PARC), a modular storage facility being built to accommodate the future growth of our collections.
Very low circulation items from the Library’s collections will be relocated to Library PARC, freeing up physical space at branches for other uses – including student and research services, study spaces and informal learning areas, multimedia labs, scholarly exchanges and more.
North Vancouver’s David Stouck won for Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life, a biography on the renowned local architect. The $1,000 prize, given by UBC Library and the Pacific BookWorld News Society, was established in memory of Basil Stuart-Stubbs, a bibliophile, scholar and librarian who passed away in 2012.
Explore land use maps from decades past, produced by the Greater Vancouver Regional District (now Metro Vancouver). These fascinating records are used by UBC students in urban planning and geography, and are frequently consulted by the local business community, including environmental engineers, site remediation consultants and property development firms.
The lot-by-lot maps, held in UBC Library’s Map and Atlas Collection, are now also available online. Read more.