New Treasures: Artifacts of Chinese-Canadian life and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company is a new exhibition, on until June 30, that features artifacts from Chinese-Canadian life and explores the immigration and settlement of Chinese-Canadian people in B.C.
The exhibition is located in Rare Books and Special Collections on Level 1 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Admission is free, and RBSC is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Alumni Weekend is almost here! On Saturday, May 25, enjoy educational events, tours, free admission to museums and exhibits, and more as part of this year’s activities. The Library is offering two public events during Alumni Weekend:
Lecture: Chinese Canadian Stories: From Early Literature to Modern Archives
UBC alumnus Dr. Laifong Leung will speak about the Chinese literary community in 20th-century Canada. The program begins at 1:15 p.m. in the Chilcotin Room (Room 256) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
Tour: Chung Collection exhibition
Visit Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) for a tour of the Chung Collection exhibition room. Come by and see the new additions to this exceptional collection! Visitors will receive limited edition Chung Collection magnets and bookmarks. Tours will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBSC is located on level one in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
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Celebrate Asian Heritage Month
UBC Library is hosting a series of events and exhibits during May promoting Asian-Canadian history as part of Asian History Month.
Visit the Generation One exhibit in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (level two foyer and Ike’s Café Gallery) to see an inter-generational interaction of artists from the Pan-Asian cultural spectrum. On until May 30, 2013.
The Protestant Chinese Bible – The First Centenary exhibit showcases the first hundred years of the Protestant attempt to give Chinese people a Bible written in their languages. Located in the Asian Centre foyer, the display is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 30, 2013.