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Mark your calendar: Brokering Belonging panel

On October 19th at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel is a free public event entitled “Brokering Belonging or Contesting White Supremacy: Controversies in Chinese and Asian Canadian Educational Histories and their Implications.” A four person panel will lead the discussion, comprised of John Price (University of Victoria), Lisa Mar (University of Maryland), Timothy Stanley (University of Ottawa) and Henry Yu (University of British Columbia). The event will take place from 7 – 9 pm and is co-sponsored by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C., the Canadian History of Education Association, and the Chinese Canadian Stories Project.

Featured photograph: Fundraisers for UBC stadium

In homage to the return of UBC’s this September students, this month’s featured photograph is of a student fundraising group in 1931. The group of Chinese Canadian students were raising funds through a concert for a new stadium at UBC:

The place to go for university history is the University of British Columbia Archives, which is a branch of the library (and neighbours to us here at Rare Books and Special Collections/The Chung Collection, so you can visit them and us at the same time!). On their website, they provide both an alphabetic listing and a chronological listing of UBC buildings. According to the entry for the Old Stadium (since demolished) the Stadium was built in 1931 including funds raised by the Alma Mater Society. This benefits from this concert of Chinese students were presumably included in that fundraising campaign. The photograph was taken by Yucho Chow Studio, who photographed many Chinese-Canadian groups and families.

Missionary Printing Presses Exhibition

Missionary Printing Presses Exhibition

UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is pleased to present “‘The Iron Pulpit’: Missionary Printing Presses in British Columbia.” Featuring materials produced on missionary printing presses in British Columbia between the 1850s and 1910s, this exhibition situates its subject in contexts of Indigenous-Christian encounter, colonialism, and print culture in the province. The exhibition, […]

Come and visit- we’re open!

The Chung Collection and Rare Books and Special Collections are back to our school-term Saturday opening schedule, meaning we’re open on Saturdays from 12-5. This is in effect from today (September 15) to December 15 and we will be open on Saturdays in the seceond semester also. Please feel free to come by and visit the Chung Collection Exhibition!

UBC Campus is a great destination on a Saturday- you could start your day at the UBC Farm Market, and visit the Museum of Anthropology, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, or the Belkin Art Gallery before coming to visit us at the Chung Collection! Hope to see you this afternoon, or maybe next weekend.