LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE1232.A7 W7 2018
Allen M. Linden et al., Canadian Tort Law: Cases, Notes and Materials, 15th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE7709 .R47 2018
Jim Reynolds, Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction (Vancouver: Purich Books, 2018).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=9345965

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KEB549 .B73 2018
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, British Columbia Civil Trial Handbook, 5th ed. (Vancouver: The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2018).

Did you know that UBC’s Vancouver campus wasn’t always at Point Grey? Although Point Grey was selected as the site for the university in 1910, the outbreak of World War I necessitated the creation of a temporary campus, which opened in Fairview in 1915.

Except for the Arts building, the buildings at Fairview were temporary wooden constructions, nicknamed the “shacks” by students and faculty. The entire campus was contained within what is now the site of Vancouver General Hospital, between Laurel St. and Willow St. just south of 10th Ave.

The UBC Archives Photograph Collection contains many photographs of the Fairview campus buildings, shown below in order of construction. More buildings had to be added to accommodate the growing UBC enrolment, but even that was insufficient; professors resorted to holding classes in their own homes, or repeating the same lecture because rooms could not accommodate the entire class.

In 1922, students protested the deficiencies of the buildings and the lack of progress with Point Grey campus construction. This demonstration was known as the Great Trek, and successfully prompted construction to resume on the Point Grey campus.

Physics Building (1911)

Photograph by Leonard Frank, UBC 1.1/143. Fairview Physics Building, 1925.

 

UBC 11.1/9-4. Elementary physics laboratory at Fairview campus, 1919.

 

Machine Shop (1911)

UBC 11.1/11-2. The machine shop at Fairview campus, 1919.

 

Arts Building (1914)

Photograph by Leonard Frank, UBC 1.1/155. Arts building, 1925.

 

UBC 1.1/16567. View of Library reading room at Fairview Campus, 1919.

 

Geology Building (1915) and Mining Building (1915)

Photograph by Leonard Frank, UBC 1.1/142. Geology building, 1925.[Mining building in background.]

UBC 11.1/10-4. Short course students in geology classroom at Fairview campus, 1919.

 

Chemistry Building (1916)

UBC 156.1/021. Chemistry/Biology building at Fairview campus, 1920.

 

UBC 11.1/9-2. Chemistry laboratory at Fairview campus, 1919.

 

Assembly Hall (1916)

Photograph by Leonard Frank, UBC 1.1/156. Assembly hall/auditorium at Fairview, 1925.

 

Photograph by Regan and McMillan, UBC 1.1/15825-6. Interior view of Auditorium at Fairview campus, 1923.

 

Engine Building (Garage) (1918)

UBC 11.1-11/5. The Garage – Mechanical engineering at Fairview campus, 1919.

 

Forestry/Commerce (1918)

UBC 11.1/12-2. The Mill room, Forestry Dept. at Fairview campus, 1919.

 

Students’ Cafeteria (1918)

Photograph by Regan and McMillan, UBC 1.1/15825-8. Cafeteria at Fairview campus, 1923.

 

If you’re looking for a more in-depth look at early UBC history, check out the essay “From Humble Beginnings” from UBC Archives.

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