During Asian Heritage Month, visitors of the Irving K. Barber Centre will have the opportunity to the experience the history, culture and symbolism of the Classical Chinese Garden in a series of specially-curated and thematic display cases.

As part of the month-long exhibition, the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre present a public presentation “A View Within a View: Garden Expressions,
Exchanges & Explorations” on Saturday May 24th, 2014 – 11:30am-1:00pm at the Chilcotin Room (Rm 256) in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

A moderated presentation will be hosted for collaborated garden conversations with the UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Japanese Garden. Join us on UBC Alumni Weekend to listen to speakers in lively talks about these built spaces of nature and the role they play in our contemporary urban contexts. All are welcome, the event is free. For more information, contact Allan Cho, Community Engagement Librarian, or Susan Ma, Director of Educational Programming at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden or 604-662-3207 ext. 205.


Kathy Gibler - Executive Director since 2006, Kathy Gibler has been an integral part of the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society for 14 years. Prior to becoming Executive Director, she was on the Board of Trustees for seven years. As Board President, Kathy guided the Garden through a major expansion from 2002 to 2004, and previously served with the Garden as a docent, tour guide, and president of volunteers.

Douglas Justice - Along with duties as the Associate Director and Curator of Collections at UBC Botanical Garden, Douglas also teaches in both the Applied Biology and Masters of Landscape Architecture programs at UBC and is involved with public and industry extension. A former nursery manager, gardener and horticulture instructor, Douglas holds a Bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a Master’s in botany. He is an active member of a number of local, national and international plant and garden organizations and is currently writing a book on trees for the Vancouver area.

Ryo Sugiyama - Ryo is the Curator of Nitobe Memorial Garden at UBC.



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