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A profile of Dr. Wallace Chung and UBC Library’s Chung Collection are featured in the latest issue of Trek magazine.

As a young boy, Wallace Chung started a scrapbook on the CPR steamships that carried earlier generations from Asia to Canada. Decades later, that scrapbook had evolved into a bulging basement of Western Canadian artifacts and ephemera that together form one of the country’s most outstanding and revealing private collections.

“What is important here – and why I gifted this collection to be used and handled in the public domain – is that we don’t forget the past,” says Chung, “otherwise we are likely to repeat our mistakes.”

Read more from the article, “The vintage appeal,” by Larissa Buijs in Trek magazine online.

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Canaccord Learning Commons. Photo: Martin Dee

UBC Library and Ingrid Parent, University Librarian are featured in the recent Fall issue of Trek magazine that explores the changing nature of libraries.

Are libraries at risk of becoming museums for books? To stay relevant in the digital age, libraries add value to information by focusing on the services they provide, the sociability of the spaces they inhabit and the new technology they use to deliver content.

According to Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian, “the purpose of the library is to make connections between people and information and between people and people.” 

Read more from the article, “The Changing Library,” by Teresa Goff in Trek magazine online.

Beginning January 2013, users accessing the Library’s online resources from off campus through myVPN will need to use the EZproxy tool instead.

When accessing a journal or database, EZproxy will automatically determine whether users are valid UBC patrons. Users can simply provide their login credentials (i.e. CWL or Library Barcode/PIN) to access Library resources remotely. Users can login to EZproxy at any time while visiting the Library website by clicking the “Login” button on the navigation bar.

The myVPN service is maintained by UBC – other UBC services available via myVPN will not be affected by the Library changes. 

However, myVPN service requires users to use specific software, while the EZproxy tool can be used without any additional software installations.

Visit the Use the Library site for instructions on connecting from home. For electronic resources troubleshooting or technical assistance, please use the Contact Us form.

If you have any questions regarding the change, please contact Teresa Lee, E-resource & Access Librarian, at

  • More information about myVPN
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Dec 06

"The Vintage Appeal-" Dr. Chung featured in Trek Magazine

We frequently have vistors that count themselves amongst UBC Alumni so we're thrilled that Dr. Chung and his collection has been profiled in Trek Magazine, published by the UBC Alumni Association. You can read the article online. It was written by Larissa Bjus, who also wrote a forthcoming book about Dr. Chung and the Chung Collection, which we will have available in the library soon!

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