As we head into final exams, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will stay open longer to accommodate students and their study schedules. The Learning Centre will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday, December 2 (opening at 6 a.m.) to Tuesday, December 18 (closing at 1 a.m.). Please note that this opening DOES NOT include: Level 1 (the lower level), the Chapman Learning Commons, Music, Art and Architecture Library or Ike’s Cafe.
The Indigitization Grant provides financial support to British Columbia Aboriginal communities and organizations for the conversion of audio materials on cassette to uncompressed digital file formats, such as broadcast wave. Application deadline is noon on December 10, 2018

Maya textiles reflect the ancestral wisdom embodied in the iconographic symbolism of its brocades that has been transmitted from generation to generation. For over a millennium, Maya women have been weaving their stories and brocade their textile legacy, continuing with the ancient tradition. They adapted their traditional style to new times, and this exhibit shows the evolving Maya fashion, techniques and materials over the past 30 years, highlighting the continuity of the symbolism and iconography.

This textile collection presents a small snap-shot of the changes, modes, continuity, and legacy of the diverse indigenous communities of Chiapas. Expert hands recorded their knowledge and incorporate their views of the world, adapting and using the materials they make a strong statement about their own culture – standing up for the present and the future.

We appreciate the support of the Cosulado General de Mexico in Vancouver and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

EscaparArte Chiapas A.C / Xanvil A.C.

This exhibit will be on display in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s foyer from November 9th, 2018 to December 18th, 2018.

Closed Remembrance Day

On October 26, the Asian Library hosted an early Diwali (Festival of Lights) or Deepavali celebration – the most widely celebrated festival in India and throughout South Asia – in partnership with the Centre for India and South Asia Research, Department of Asian Studies, and South Asian Canadian Histories Association. There were about 100 participants who enjoyed the tasty samosas, Khadija Bhatti’s henna painting, Klara Milada’s mantra singing and crystal bowl playing, a Hindi song by Raghavendra Rao K.V., a Research Associate from the Institute of Asian Research, a Punjabi song by Gurinder Mann, and Bhangra by the dancers of Gurdip Art’s Academy.

Sarbjit Randhawa, South Asian and Himalayan Studies Librarian, would like to thank Dr. Anne Murphy, Associate Prof. for Punjabi Language, Literature and Sikh Studies for her continued support to the Asian Library, and Shirin Eshghi, Head of the Asian Library, for her ongoing support and encouragement.

Closed Thanksgiving

Join us in looking back at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre's past 10 years from August 27 through October 30, 2018 in the IKBLC Level 2 foyer and in Rare Books and Special Collections.
Applications are being accepted until October 14.

A warm welcome to all new and returning students!

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