UBC Library’s recent acquisition of The Vancouver Weekly Herald and North Pacific News was featured in Montecristo Magazine.

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by alumni UBC. For years the possibility of new and expanded pipelines running across BC have raised questions related to First Nations land rights, coastal tanker traffic, and the nature of inter-provincial relationships. Underlying these questions, however, has always been the larger question of why we are continuing to invest in fossil fuel infrastructure at all given our international climate commitments. Join our panel of experts as they examine the economic, environmental, and public policy ramifications of the recent approvals.


Dan Burritt, BA’04 – Host and Producer, CBC Vancouver News


Kathryn Harrison, PhD’93 – Professor, Political Science, UBC Faculty of Arts

George Hoberg – Professor, Liu Institute for Global Studies, UBC

Stewart Muir, MA’94 – Executive Director, Resource Works

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip – President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Solomon Reece – President and CEO, Four Eagles Sustainable Development

Select Books and Articles Available at UBC Library

Hoberg, G. (2013). The battle over oil sands access to tidewater: A political risk analysis of pipeline alternatives. Canadian Public Policy / Analyse De Politiques, 39(3), 371-391. [Link]

Hoberg, G., & Meadowcroft, J. (2015). Climate action. Alternatives Journal, 41(1), 58. [Link]

St-Laurent, G., Hagerman, S., & Hoberg, G. (2017). Emergence and influence of a new policy regime: The case of forest carbon offsets in british columbia. Land use Policy, 60, 169-180. [Link]

Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE) Vancouver presents the 14th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Transformation through Indigenous Research and Knowledge

The University and Community have shaped each other for some time now. This year the Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS) explores transformation through Indigenous Research and Knowledge by thinking about how research interacts with community and how community shapes research.

Graduate students involved in Indigenous research will share aspects of their research in presentation and poster sessions.

Event details

When: March 4, Friday 2016; 5-8pm | March 5, Saturday 2016; 8:15am-3:30pm
Where: First Nations Longhouse, UBC – 1985 West Mall. Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 – View Map

Please register here (no registration fee)


March 4

5:00 – 5:30 pm:  (light finger food provided)

5:30 – 6:30 pm:  Keynote: Dr. Pamela D. Palmater

6:30 – 7:00 p:  Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of SAGE (Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement)

7:00 – 8:00 pm:  Social – Open mic, share talent, songs, dance, story

March 5

8:15 am – 9:00 am:  Cultural Ceremony

9:00 am – 9:30 am:  Registration; Continental Breakfast

9:30 am – 10:00 am:  Welcoming; Witnesses

10:00 am – 11:00 am:  Community Panel with respondent Dr. Palmater

11:00 am – 11:15 am:  Break

11:15 am – 12:30 pm:  Session 1

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:  Lunch; Poster Sessions

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm:  Session 2

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm:  Closing; Witnesses

Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided

Hosted by the IGSS Planning Committee & SAGE

Sponsors: Simon Fraser University; UBC Faculty of Education’s Indigenous Education Institute of Canada; and SAGE (Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement)


To see the map for yourself or check on anything you see in this post- just click the pictures!

B.C. Historical Newspapers collection is a priceless resource for anyone interested in the history of British Columbia. In fact it is one of our most well used, well-loved collections!The [current] selection of 94 papers [and growing!] and 30,000 items reflects the social and culture life of the communities they were published in, making them invaluable to researchers, historians and curious folk alike. A resource, with the introduction of Open Collections, that just got even better!

The papers come from all around the province with titles ranging from the Abbotsford Post to Westward Ho! The dates span over a hundred years, from 1865 to 1989.

With Open Collections you can now browse through the papers by text, date, creator, through a listed scrolling bar, or even, most visually stunning, by map.


Many collections display the publisher and the published dates as you browse.

Clicking on a collection will take you to its personalized page where you can browse by date with a scrolling year bar.


Dates the paper was published are highlighted in brown.

Clicking on a date will take you to that paper- where you are free to scroll, zoom and  download!



My favorite Boundary Creek page- not only does it have “all the wants of man”, but it’s got a vintage picture of what’s likely every miner living in Boundary Creek in 1896.

This collection is one that we are continually making better. Many of the papers are being updated so that you can have the best information possible, so keep checking back to see what new things you can find!

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