UBC’s Asian Library, in collaboration with the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Archives,  presents Where Did the Immigrants Actually Come From? This exhibit, first shown in the Asian Library in 2010, was followed by a two-year project that involved mapping the villages and towns recorded in the Head Tax database.

The exhibit runs Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. until July 3 at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum in Chinatown (555 Columbia Street, Vancouver).

For more information, please visit here.


canucksHey hockey fans – are you feeling Stanley Cup fever? Then tap into some hockey history courtesy of UBC Library – and impress fellow fans with your knowledge of the Vancouver Canucks and insights into the Canada’s storied sporting pastime. From anecdotes to kids’ lit, biographies to bibliographies, we’ve got something for everyone who’s hot on hockey. So come in, check us out – and cheer on the Canucks!

An article on a digitization project at the Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia appears in the May 20, 2011 issue of the Jewish Independent. This oral history project received support from the B.C. History Digitization Program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

You can view the article here: Jewish Independent.

And you can find out more about the digitization program here.

An article on a digitization project at the City of Vancouver Archives appears in the Vancouver Sun. This project, which involves the digitization of panorama images, received support from the B.C. History Digitization Program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

You can view the article here, and find out more about the digitization program here.

UBC Library’s Trish Rosseel and Cindy Underhill from UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology were recently invited to a radio interview on the Dotto Tech radio show. Trish and Cindy spoke about the Digital Tattoo project.

You can listen to the interview here: Digital Tattoo on Dotto Tech

And you can find out more about Digital Tattoo here.

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New York City education officials are developing more than a dozen new standardized tests, but their main purpose will be to grade teachers, not the students who take them.

Read the full New York Times article here.

Microsoft pushing you to upgrading to Internet Explorer 9? Resist!

Several of our Library e-Resources are not working with IE 9 (Web of Science, for example). This is commonly a problem with the latest version of browsers; the publishers/vendors/platforms just don’t upgrade themselves right away.

We do not have a list of resources that will/won’t work with IE9. So, if possible, just hold off for a while. All platforms comply with Microsoft’s changes eventually.

**Engineering Village is back**

The Engineering Village site is down.

As this is a long weekend in the U.S., it may take a while to come back. Contact Science & Engineering for alternate resources.

Stay tuned for updates.

With the congregation ceremonies in full swing, it is an exciting time of year for UBC graduates, their families and fellow UBC colleagues along with the UBC community and other well-wishers.

A few congregation facts include:

@ In 1916, there were 41 graduates at UBC’s first Congregation ceremony held at the Hotel Vancouver

@ From 1919 to 1923, the first degrees were conferred in Agriculture, Applied Science in Nursing, and Forestry

@ Currently, there are 12 UBC faculties issuing degrees: Agricultural Sciences, Applied Science, Arts, Commerce and Business Administration, Dentistry, Education, Forestry, Graduate Studies, Law, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science.

@ You can view UBC Congregation Ceremonies online at: http://www.graduation.ubc.ca/ubc-vancouver/live-webcast/

So, take a few minutes to celebrate some of UBC’s graduate students’ scholarly research and intellectual output – from across a variety of disciplines – via cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository.

Did You Know?

To date, there are almost 60 community and regional planning projects in the SCARP Graduating Projects collection in cIRcle. The projects cover many topics such as capacity building, healthy cities, participatory governance, primary schooling, transit planning, urban design, and more.

Above partial excerpt in italics and image are courtesy of the Graduation at UBC website

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