British Columbia Historical Federation Publications are now available ONLINE HERE.

Titles included are:

  • British Columbia Historical Association – Report and Proceedings:   1923 – 1929
  • British Columbia historical news:   1968 – 2004
  • British Columbia historical quarterly:   1937 – 1958
  • British Columbia History:   2005 – 2007

In British Columbia, the Day of Pink 2012 is celebrated on February 29. Check out this link from the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation for more information.

DayofPink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools and communities. We invite everyone to celebrate diversity by wearing a pink shirt and by organizing activities in their workplaces, organizations, communities and schools.

It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic & all forms of bullying. 

The International Day of Pink (April 11) was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bulling. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive  wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school stopped homophobic & transphobic bullying. 

The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.

Why should you participate?

Have you ever seen a friend hurt because of discrimination? Have you been hurt yourself? Discrimination comes in many forms including racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, agism and anti-semitism just to name a few. These social diseases create barriers, bullying, harassment, hate and violence. No one should have to experience the negativity created by discrimination. DayofPink is more than just a symbol of a shared belief in celebrating diversity – it’s also a commitment to being open minded, accepting differences and learning to respect each other.

~from the Day of Website

Day of Pink Guidebook 2012

CKNW’s Pink Shirt Day Website

Featuring plays from noted playwrights as well as lesser known dramatists, the collection includes works by over 300 writers including Amiri Baraka, Noël Coward, Susan Glaspell, Langston Hughes, Brian Friel, David Mamet, Eugene O’Neill, John Osborne, Sean O’Casey, Harold Pinter, Bernard Shaw, Neil Simon, Gertrude Stein, Tom Stoppard, Derek Walcott, August Wilson and Elizabeth Wong.” –Twentieth-Century Drama website

Take a look at ProQuest/Chadwyck-Healey Twentieth Century Drama, on trial till March 31st.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1401 .I55273 2011 Steven Anderman & Ariel Ezrachi, eds., Intellectual Property and Competition Law: New Frontiers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3171 .G48 2011 James E. Fleming, ed., Getting to the Rule of Law (New York: New York University Press, 2011). LAW LIBRARY level 3: K4448 .W35 [...]

Education Minister George Abbott has asked his staff to work through the weekend to prepare back-to-work legislation aimed at ending a labour dispute with B.C. teachers.

Abbott made the announcement Thursday after a senior official in the Labour Ministry concluded a negotiated deal was “very unlikely.”

“I am satisfied now that for the days, weeks and probably months ahead, a freely negotiated collective agreement is an impossibility,” he said. “I will be moving as quickly as we can on this.”

He said students are paying the price for the dispute and he can no longer “in good conscience” allow the job action to continue.

A back-to-work bill could be introduced in the B.C. legislature as early as next week.

Vancouver Sun full text article here.

By Lindsay Kines and Rob Shaw, Victoria Times Colonist February 24, 2012

Click here to read more stories from The Victoria Times Colonist

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Those who have used Rare Books and Special Collections comic book collections may be interested in trying out a new database that UBC Library is trialing: Underground and independent comics, comix and graphic novels is “the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960′s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.”

Rare Books and Special Collections collects comic books by several Vancouver-based comic book artists- you can access a list of these collections on our Ephemera Research Guide. If Vancouver comics are your thing, you can search the Underground and Independent Comics database for comics published in Vancouver, which will yield comics from two series: Fog City Comics and Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman.

After you check out the database, be sure to fill out the feedback form! The trial runs until March 16.

Feb 24

History of Chinese medical services in Vancouver and Montreal

One of the wonderful things about giving tours of the Chung Collection exhibition space is what I learn from the visitors, many of whom have backgrounds in history and knowledge to share. We recently welcomed students from Corpus Christi College, and their instructor, Dr. Jacqueline Gresko told me about the Chinese nursing sister in this photograph:

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China Online Journals has changed its URLs. Unfortunately, our links haven’t switched over as quickly and all links to the individual ejournals lead to an error message.

While this gets sorted, please use the new China Online Journals home page and look for individual ejournals there. We hope the updating won’t take long. Thanks for your patience.

The press release on the donation of the Halleran Collection to UBC Library has been reprinted in the Boundary Sentinel, the Arrow Lakes News and the Castlegar Source. This unique video collection provides a fascinating document of rural B.C. The donation received valuable support from community partners, including Columbia Basin Trust.


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