Celebrate Diwali with the Asian Library

Celebrate Diwali on November 8 with UBC Asian Library. The UBC community is invited to experience the diversity of South Asian culture through music, dance, and delicious refreshments.

How UBC Library is spotlighting Indigenous topics in open education

Open access can pave the way for more equitable knowledge sharing, but is it succeeding?

Open Access Week 2023

Join us from October 23 to November 10 for sessions on open access research and education, hosted by Open UBC.

A View of TRIUMF from the UBC Archives Photograph Collection

Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics, otherwise known as TRIUMF, is a research facility on the UBC Vancouver campus. Tucked beside Pacific Spirit Regional Park on the south side of campus, the facility officially opened in 1976. The consortium was founded in 1968 as a collaboration between Simon Fraser University, University of British […]

Paul Spong’s Auditory Whale Research

  One thing about UBC’s Open Collections, is that if you browse long enough you’re bound to find something fascinating that you didn’t know you were looking for. While gathering content for the Digitization Center’s twitter account I came across an image from 1969 of a man leaning down towards a pool, he was playing […]

Vancouver’s Feminist Punk Rockers of the 70’s and 80’s

Content warning: some of the articles use foul language and mention violence against women. Punk music and subculture may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Vancouver’s rich history. While Vancouver is the home of D.O.A., arguably one of the founding bands of the genre, the city’s vibrant and politically […]

Aftermath of 1997 APEC Protest

Warning: this blog post contains images of violence. This is the second part to a two part blog post on the 1997 APEC Economic Leaders Meeting at UBC and the student and activist protest that occurred. If you missed the first part, it can be read here. The protest of the APEC meeting that occurred […]

1997 APEC meeting at UBC

Warning: this blog post contains images of violence. A few weeks ago I wrote about the 1993 presidential summit between Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin at UBC. However, that wasn’t the only time President Clinton visited the campus, as he would return four years later to meet with seventeen other nations leaders in the 1997 […]

A selection of Poems and Poetry from Open Collections

Poetry is a very popular form of literary work that appears frequently in many different places within Open Collections. For this weeks blog post I have search for examples from a handful of publications to share. The genre of poems vary wildly and even within this small sample there are love poems, rhyme poems for […]