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Announces digital exhibition of maps of the development of Vancouver

Maps of the Development of Vancouver

Asian Heritage Month

Every May since the early 2000s, Canadian government and citizens celebrate the contributions made by Canadians of Asian descent during the Asian Heritage Month. In a country that prides itself on its diversity and multiculturalism, immigrants from East, South, Southeast, Central and Western Asia have been a continuous source of cultural, scientific, economic and social […]

New Afghan Databases at UBC Library

UBC Library is proud to announce the acquisition of two databases with Afghan primary sources: The Afghan Serials Collection (Partisan Publications from the Wahdat Library) and The Afghan Central Press Digital Archive.   The Afghan Serials Collection consists of 2,500 individually digitized issues of 46 newspapers and journals published in Persian, Pushto, Arabic, Urdu and […]

National Poetry Month 2022

National Poetry & Poetry Writing Month

  April is National Poetry and Poetry Writing Month! The idea to have a whole month in a year dedicated to poetry started in April of 1996, when members of the Academy of American Poets handed out copies of T. S. Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land” (which starts with the famous verse “April is the […]

Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month

Content Warning: The following post contains references to events and stories that may be traumatizing to some audiences. I want young people to remember that the Holocaust didn’t happen in a vacuum. There was a basis for its start, for its continuation, for its execution. I want them to be politically aware that their government […]

Resources on Ukraine

Many of us have been watching the news from Ukraine over the last few weeks with shock and disbelief. It is hard to make sense of the situation and understand the reasons for the conflict. UBC libraries offer many resources for those who want to learn about the history of Ukraine and Russia, follow the […]

Open Education Week 2022

What is Open Education Week (OE Week)? Open Education Week (OE Week) is a global event dedicated to raising awareness about Open Education and sharing the latest achievements in the field. Launched in 2012 by Open Education Global, it allows practitioners, educators and students to learn together in a collaborative, community-built open forum, and get […]

Freedom to Read Week: February 20-26, 2022

UBC Library is honouring this year’s Freedom to Read Week, from February 20th to 26th. What is Freedom to Read Week? Freedom to Read Week is a yearly celebration, organised by the Book Periodical Council, that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, a right guaranteed them under the Charter […]

Black history month 2022 banner

Black History Month 2022

In February, people in Canada celebrate the achievements and experiences of Black Canadians by highlighting their stories and lives. This year’s theme – February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day – invites us to extend our recognition of Black experiences year-round. You can find this year’s poster here. For an excellent overview […]


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