UBC Library's recent acquisition of The Vancouver Weekly Herald and North Pacific News was featured in the Library Journal's InfoDocket.
The talk on January 23 is the second in our Visualizing the World: A Maps and Geographic Information Systems Speaker Series.
UBC Library's recent acquisition of The Vancouver Weekly Herald and North Pacific News was featured in the Daily Hive.
UBC Library's recent acquisition of The Vancouver Weekly Herald and North Pacific News was featured in Vancouver is Awesome.

 

UBC Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections has acquired the first item ever printed in the city of Vancouver. The first edition of The Vancouver Weekly Herald and North Pacific News was published on Friday, January 15, 1886.

Printed in seven columns, the front page of the newspaper contains many local advertisements, histories of the Granville and Vancouver townsites, reportage of the meeting of locals to draft a request for incorporation and a column entitled “The Chinese Question”. According to research to date, it is the only surviving copy.

Its publisher, Richard H. Alexander, was an Overlander who came to British Columbia in 1862 and was active in various enterprises, including working at and managing Hastings Mill in the 1870s. He later occupied many influential positions in Vancouver business and politics.

“We’re thrilled to be acquiring this item,” says Katherine Kalsbeek, Head, Rare Books & Special Collections, “One of our core mandates is to collect and preserve materials that directly relate to the history of British Columbia. We are committed to developing this core component of our collection.”

The item was acquired through a private seller and will be added to the Library’s Chung Collection, a collection of archival documents, photographs, books and artifacts related to three broad themes: British Columbia History, Immigration and Settlement and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.  “Because of the content in some of the articles, this item would be a welcome addition to our Chung Collection” adds Kalsbeek.

The newspaper, which is just beginning to separate along its edges and has slight mottling and staining, can be viewed in person by booking a tour of UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections.  It is expected to be digitized and available through UBC Library’s Open Collections by the end of January 2018.

 

 

 

 

The Law Library is offering the following training sessions for current Allard School of Law students and faculty.

WestlawNext Canada

  • Monday, January 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lexis Advance Quicklaw

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

To register, please see Law – Commercial Databases Training Sessions

 

UBC Library’s Visualizing the World: A Maps and Geographic Information Systems Speaker Series continues with a talk on January 23, 2018 at 12 p.m in the Lillooet Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre features a talk by PhD candidiate in Geography at UBC, Emily Acheson.

How do you map diseases? A look into the world of GIScience and medical geography with Emily Acheson.

Acheson will introduce medical geography and its ties with GIScience through two areas of her research: malaria and its relationship with mosquito bed net distributions in Tanzania, as well as a killer fungus growing on Vancouver Island and its potential relationships with climate and land use changes.  Learn how medical geographers track mosquitoes and fungi using Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing and how disease mapping contributes to informing health professionals.

About Emily:

Emily Acheson is working on her PhD in Geography at the University of British Columbia where she is modelling Cryptococcus gattii, a medically-relevant fungus. For her Master’s degree at the University of Ottawa, she studied mosquitoes and tsetse flies that carry the parasites causing malaria and sleeping sickness, respectively. Her research uses Geographic Information Systems methods to approach disease vector or pathogen distributions from a macroecological perspective.

Register for the event.


Happy New Year and welcome back! The Education Library’s theme for January is New Year Wellness. Keep your mental health and well-being in check with these resources:

Mindfulness Bibliography

Food and Health Bibliography

 

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