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“[…] I was essentially just a little simple players’ clubber who used their experience in the players club…

To go on and ‘play around’ for the rest of my life in theatre.”

Norman Young
1948-1952 Players Club Alumni
Centennial Documentary Transcript

On November 2nd 1915, a group of students formed the Players Club, an avenue for theatre on the new University campus. Under the guidance of Prof. F. G. Wood, the club rose to prominence as a leading theatre company on campus and in the city.

This exhibit is a celebration of the various aspects of the club. It provides a look at the various events we have hosted over our 100 years. Most importantly, it provides a glimpse into the community that is the Players Club.

English Cree logoThe Canadian Language Museum, the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre presents an exhibit about Cree, the most widely spoken Canadian Aboriginal language. Colourful panels present maps, photos and information on topics including the syllabic writing system, word formation, animacy, and the future of Cree.

The Canadian Language Museum was established in 2011 to promote an appreciation of all of the languages spoken in Canada and of their role in the development of this nation. Few countries can match Canada’s rich and varied language heritage, which includes Aboriginal languages from coast to coast, the official languages of French and English and their regional dialects, and the many languages brought to this country by more recent immigrants.The Canadian Language Museum encourages dialogue on language issues that are central to the future of Canadian society, such as bilingualism, multilingualism, and language endangerment, preservation and revitalization.  The Canadian Language Museum has created travelling exhibits about Canadian English, the Inuit language, French in Canada, and Cree.

Canadian Language MuseumInstitute for Critical Indigenous Studies

UBC Library is proud to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a new exhibition featuring items from Rare Books and Special Collections’ Alice 100 collection.

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