Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian, is inviting members of the University community to a special event entitled Get up close with cIRcle: Revealing your research to the world.

cIRcle is UBC’s openly accessible digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC community and its partners. Three UBC scholars will talk about using cIRcle to disseminate research.

Up close with cIRcle takes place on Wednesday, March 10 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lillooet Room, located on level three of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The event is free, and light refreshments will be served.

To register, please e-mail by March 4.

UBC’s Asian Library, home to the largest Asian collection in Canada, is proud to announce its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Five decades ago, the Asian Library was launched with the purchase of the unparalleled Puban collection from China. The same year, the Library became one of only three North American repositories of Japanese government documents.

Today, its collection includes more than 580,000 volumes in nine languages, such as Korean, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tibetan and Indonesian. Users at UBC and beyond visit the Asian Library to access a huge range of information on Asia, including language, literature, history, art, social and political sciences, economics, Asian-Canadian history, science and technology, and more.

An Asian Library 50th Anniversary Celebration takes place on Friday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Asian Centre. Speakers include Ingrid Parent, University Librarian; Eleanor Yuen, Head Librarian of the Asian Library; Robban A.J. Toleno, a PhD student in Asian Studies; Henry Yu, an Associate Professor in the Department of History; Wes Pue, Vice Provost and AVP Academic Resources; and a representative of the Ron Bick Lee family.

To register, please RSVP to or call the UBC Library Development Office at 604-827-4112.

To view a range of Asian Library 50th Anniversary events, please visit

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