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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.


In recent years, actors of Asian descent have been seen in increasingly diverse roles in theatre, television, and film. How can actors of Asian descent build careers in the performing arts? How do they navigate the expectations of mainstream culture while remaining connected with their cultural communities? Is there a role for Asian Canadian venues and arts organizations for nurturing and promoting talent?

About the Speakers:
Diana Bang was born in Vancouver, B.C. to Korean immigrant parents. She is a founding member of the Asian Canadian sketch comedy group Assaulted Fish. Her film and television credits include The Interview, Bates Motel and The Killing. She is currently based out of Vancouver.

Kuan Foo is currently the Diversity Advisor with the office of Access and Diversity at the University of British Columbia. He has been active in community-based arts and social justice groups for more years than he cares to remember. He is a founding member of Assaulted Fish and is perhaps best known for being “the guy who isn’t Nelson.”

Nelson Wong is a Vancouver actor known for his extensive film, television and stage work, including American Mary (2012), Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) and Ice Blues (2008). He is alphabetically the last member of Assaulted Fish.

In partnership:


This session is appropriate for students conducting literature reviews in any discipline.
Topics include
… what is a literature review?
… finding the right databases
… search strategies for databases
… finding scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, books, and more
… resources to help you keep track of your research.
There will be plenty of hands-on time for searching, and assistance from the two presenting librarians.



Claes Van Visscher. London Bridge. (1616)

Many children’s nursery rhymes have a long and at least partially recorded history. For example, English-speaking children and adults have been singing “London Bridge is Falling Down” since before the first known written version in 1744.*

Two important scholars and collectors of children’s rhymes, Iona and Peter Opie, published many collections and annotated compilations of children’s games, rhymes, chants, playground games and stories.  Their personal collection of 22,000 items is now in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

Part of that extraordinary collection is available at UBC Library on microfiche. Unit 1 and Unit 2 , “Stories pre-1850″, are available at Koerner Library, Level 2. Microforms may be read, printed or saved to a flash drive. Reference and Microform open hours.

Koerner Library Microform Hours   |     Information about Microforms

* Opie, Iona Archibald, and Peter Opie. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.*

Opie Collection on Microfilm, Units 1 and 2
Opie Collection of Children’s Literature: a guide to the microfiche collection

Image Credit: Claes Van Visscher, London Bridge (1616)





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