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MAY 2013 | Vol. 3 No. 5

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Library events

New Treasures exhibition

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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Cover image from the SiKu collection at UBC's Asian Library.

The May isue of LibFOCUS is packed with things to do at UBC Library this month, including tours, exhibits, Asian Heritage month events and a survey to take.

Generation One poster

Celebrate Alumni Weekend at the Library

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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East Meets WestCelebrate 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.
  • Where East Meets West – An Exhibition of 20th Century Cantonese Musical Instruments in Vancouver showcases 19 pieces of Chinese musical instruments from the Chinese Cultural Centre and the Asian Library’s Lok-Tin Lee Collection, used in Vancouver’s Chinatown from the early to mid-20th Century. Located in the Asian Centre foyer and Library upper floor, the displays are open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until June 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.

McCormick Map Collection

Explore the Andrew McCormick maps and prints digital collection for a diverse collection of historical maps and illustrations, dating from 1503 to 1910.

UBC Library in the news

B.C. author and UBC alum Derek Hayes is the recipient of the inaugural Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia, a new award from UBC Library and the Pacific BookWorld News Society.

For the latest Library news, visit the About UBC Library site.

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