Our new “Bullies, Bystanders & Bravehearts” Collection Spotlight is up.  Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day is February 27, 2019.

See our themed booklist for title suggestions.

UBC Library has acquired access to Statista database for a month starting from February 14, 2019. Statista is a simple to use statistics portal that integrates statistics from thousands of sources, on topics related to business, media, public policy, health and others. Statistics can be exported in PPT, XLS, PDF, and PNG formats. Access includes: -Digital […]

LAW LIBRARY level 3: HD2910 .B4713 2018
Caroline Bérubé, Doing Business in China (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K7128.S7 B53 2018
Katia Bianchini, Protecting Stateless Persons: The Implementation of the Convention Relating to the Status of the Stateless Persons Across EU States (Leiden: Brill Nijhoff, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE484.E7 M33 2019
Bruce MacDougall, Estoppel, 2d ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2019).

This February 24 marks the 77th anniversary of Order-in-Council P.C. 1486, issued by Prime Minister Mackenzie King in 1942 to officially begin Japanese Canadian internment. All Japanese Canadians within 100 miles of the British Columbia coast – designated as a “protected area” – were forced to relocate east to the BC interior and other provinces, sometimes with only 24 hours to do so. In early March 1942, the British Columbia Security Commission was established to carry out the forced removal of Japanese Canadians. Vancouver’s Hastings Park was established as a temporary detainment center – detainees were housed in the Livestock Building – through which Japanese Canadians were routed before being moved to internment camps.

Tashme internment camp was located 14 miles southeast of Hope, BC. The 1200-acre site was originally named Fourteen Mile Ranch; the name “Tashme” was created from the names of three officers of the BC Security Commission. By May 1942, people were beginning to arrive at Tashme to begin housing construction:

Tashme Camp under construction, 1942

Construction at Tashme camp


In September 1942, families from Hastings Park began to arrive at Tashme, and the camp officially opened.

Japanese Canadians arriving at Tashme Camp


The forced removal was completed by the end of October 1942, and Hastings Park was closed. Construction at Tashme continued, including housing, bath houses, and a hospital. Farm buildings from the ranch were also renovated and repurposed. By January 1943, the camp had reached its peak population of over 2,600 residents. It was the largest BC internment camp.

Tashme Camp in winter

The hospital in winter [Tashme Camp], 1946


Over the next few years, Tashme functioned as a self-sufficient community. Photos in the Japanese Canadian Photograph Collection provide a glimpse of everyday life at Tashme:

View of Tashme camp

Group photograph of men at Tashme camp

Tashme Secondary School teachers, October 13 1943

Family picnics at Tashme Camp

Japanese boy with pet at Tashme Camp


The UBC Archives Photograph Collection also contains several photos of Tashme from the Margaret Sage fonds. Margaret Sage served as a social worker at Tashme from September 1945 to August 1946 and created a scrapbook of 97 photographs from that time.


Group photograph including Margaret Sage, [1946]


In 1945, the Canadian government gave Japanese Canadians the choice to either move east of the Rocky Mountains within Canada, or move to Japan – where many Japanese Canadians had never lived. Many Tashme residents chose “repatriation” to Japan. During this time, Japanese Canadians from other camps who opted for repatriation were also moved to Tashme. Margaret Sage’s scrapbook documents life in Tashme from 1945-1946, including photos of the repatriation process:

Loading the busses [Tashme camp], May 31 1946

Repatriation – Good bye – See you in Japan [Tashme Camp] , May 31 1946

[Japanese Canadians from Tashme Camp boarding train at Hope?], January 1 1946


If you’re interested in learning more about Tashme and Japanese internment, the Tashme Historical Project is an excellent resource. In addition, you can check out our previous blog posts featuring photos from the Japanese Canadian Photograph collection here. 




BR1329 Y589 2018
한국 교회 의 사회학 / 이 원규 지음

D810 C698 K889 2018
이 용수 : 아이 캔 스피크 의 주인공 / 권 주리애 지음

DS923.23 C463 2018
문화력 으로서 한류 이야기 / 최 창현, 임 선희

N8010 I68 2017
광야 와 도시 : 건축가 가 본 기독교 미술 / 임 석재

PL907 O315 2018
외국인 학습자들 의 한국어 담화, 화용 연구. 1, 문법 의 경계 넓히기 / 이 해영 [and six others]

PL991.55 H93 A6 2018
나 혜석, 글 쓰는 여자 의 탄생 : 한국 의 페미니즘 고전 읽기 / 나 혜석 지음 ; 장 영은 엮음

PL992.3 K57 2018
불 과 재 : 현 길언 4.3 소설집 / 지은이 현 길언

PL992.415 S595 K855 2018
國手 事典 : 아름다운 조선 말 / 金 成東 지음

PL994.62 H96 N36 2018
낭만주의 : 박 형서 소설

PN1993.5 K6 N28 2018
조선 영화 의 길 : 나 의 삶 나 의 영화 / 나 운규


BL2211 G6 M39 2018
古代の鉄と神々 / 真弓常忠

D767 F848 2018
餓死した英霊たち / 藤原彰

DS881.3 Y66 2018
江戶東京の明治維新 / 横山百合子

DS889.16 H36 2018
戦後日本の「独立」 / 半藤一利, 竹内修司, 保阪正康, 松本健一

HG1273 T326 2018
撰銭とビタ一文の戦国史 / 高木久史

NE1325 I5 A4 2018
井上安治版画集 : 「明治の東京風景」/  井上安治

PL726.2 F862 2018
新・新猿楽記 : 古代都市平安京の都市表象史 / 深沢徹

PL811 O7 Z78425 2018
森鷗外の歴史地図 / 村上祐紀

PL825 A8 Z658 2018
太宰よ! 45人の追悼文集 : さよならの言葉にかえて / 河出書房新社編集部編

PN5410 A4 A43 2018
赤い鳥事典 / 赤い鳥事典編集委員会編


B127 C65 L583 2018
天边有一块乌云 : 儒学与存在主义 / 刘东

CT788 B7742 E844 2018
伦敦一家人 / (英)雷蒙德・布里格斯著 ; 张亦琦译

DS525.9 C5 L5 2018
抗衡或扈從 : 東南亞國家對中國戰略的回應 / 林詩凱, 廖坤榮

DS779.46 L56 2018
習近平 : 以黨史為鑑 / 劉宏偉

HE894 C4366 2017
海上丝路与文化交流 / 常任侠

PL2306 X536 2018
诗与它的山河 : 中古山水美感的生长 / 萧驰

PL2942.5 N2965 Q56 2018
轻寒 / 金宇澄

PL2976 J53 Y86 2018 (Great Reads)
云边有个小卖部  / 张嘉佳

PN1998.3 S465 A5 2017
石挥谈艺录 : 把生命交给舞台 / 石挥著 ; 李镇主编

Z473 G734 2018
我的一生略小于美国现代史 : 凯瑟琳・格雷厄姆自传 / (美)凯瑟琳・格雷厄姆著 ; 萧达译


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Xwi7xwa Library’s newest research guide focuses on course ENGL 492: Directing Traffic: Mobility and Violence in Indigenous Writing

This guide will assist in research regarding:

  • Specific movements, campaigns, and organizations
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  • Allyship

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Check out these titles and local performances; explore the creativity of amazing artists, performers, poets, and more!



Aboriginal Music in Contemporary Canada: Echoes and Exchanges edited by Anna Hoefnagels and Beverley Diamond


This collection narrates a story of resistance and renewal, struggle and success, as indigenous musicians in Canada negotiate who they are and who they want to be.

It demonstrates how music is a powerful tool for articulating the social challenges faced by Aboriginal communities and an effective way to affirm indigenous strength and pride.

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For upcoming shows and music series in the lower mainland! 






Where the Blood Mixes by Kevin Loring


A story about loss and redemption. Caught in a shadowy pool of alcoholic pain and guilt, Floyd is a man who has lost everyone he holds most dear. Now after more than two decades, his daughter Christine returns home to confront her father. Set during the salmon run, Where the Blood Mixes takes us to the bottom of the river, to the heart of a People.

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For upcoming performances written and directed by Kevin Loring!






Children of God: a Musical by Corey Payette 


A powerful musical about an Oji-Cree family whose children were taken away to a residential school in Northern Ontario. The play tells the story of one family: Tommy and Julia, who are trying to survive in the harsh environment of a religious school, and their mother, Rita, who never stops trying to get them back. The impact of this experience on the lives of them all is profound and devastating, yet the story moves toward redemption

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For upcoming performances written and directed by Cory Payette!





Practical Dreamers: conversations with movie artists by Mike Hoolboom


Welcome to the world of fringe movies. Here, artists have been busy putting queer shoulders to the wheels, or bending light to talk about First Nations rights (and making it funny, to boot), or demonstrating how a personality can be taken apart and put back together, all during a ten-minute movie which might take years to make.

Find me at UBC Library! 

For upcoming films in the lower mainland! 






Indianland by Lesley Belleau


This collection of poems written from a female and Indigenous point of view and incorporate Anishinaabemowin throughout. Time is cyclical, moving from present day back to first contact and forward again. Themes of sexuality, birth, memory, and longing are explored, images of blood, plants (milkweed, yarrow, cattails), and petroglyphs reoccur, and touchstone issues in Indigenous politics are addressed.

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For live performances and readings in the lower mainland! 






The People Have Never Stopped Dancing: Native American modern dance histories by Jacqueline Shea Murphy

In this first major study of contemporary Native American dance, Jacqueline Shea Murphy shows how these concert performances are at once diverse and connected by common influences. Illustrating how Native dance enacts cultural connections to land, ancestors, and animals, as well as spiritual and political concerns, Shea Murphy challenges stereotypes and offers new ways of recognizing the agency of bodies on stage.

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For upcoming dance performances in the lower mainland! 






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