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UBC Buildings & Grounds

(This is another in an occasional series of introductory guides to UBC Archives’ collections and services) Another resource for researchers maintained on the University Archives’ website is the Buildings & Grounds page. Listed at the top is an index to UBC’s buildings, dating from 1911 to the present-day. It is presented in both chronological and […]

New Virtual Display: Mungo Martin and UBC’s Early Totem Pole Collection

As part of Aboriginal (Un)History Month at the Library, the University Archives has launched a new virtual display. Entitled “Celebrating Aboriginal Heritage Month: Mungo Martin and UBC’s Early Totem Pole Collection”, the new display uses text, historical photography, and video to commemorate the University’s links to British Columbia’s First Nations peoples. To quote from the […]

New: UBC Legacy Video Collection

The newest addition to UBC Library’s Digital Collections is the UBC Legacy Video Collection. These videotaped interviews are the product of an on-going project to document the personal experiences of people affiliated with the University.  The University Legacy Committee has conducted interviews and created a repository of video recordings of personal histories. Interviewees have been […]

New and revised on the UBC Archives website

We’ve recently updated several of our on-line historical resources, and also added something new: UBC Board of Governors historical membership – updated UBC Student Enrolment – updated Great Trekker Award recipients – updated UBC Rhodes Scholarship recipients – updated Commemorative Naming of UBC Facilities and Spaces – newOver the years, many buildings and other landmarks […]

New: “Westland” Broadcast Series

The latest addition to UBC Library Digital Collections is Westland, part of the Halleran Video Collection. In 1983, Mike Halleran began producing and hosting a television series entitled Westland, which aired on the Knowledge Network from 1984 to 2007. Later taken over by his son Terry Halleran, the series explored a broad range of environmental […]

UBC on the cover of Maclean’s, 1956

A recent Twitter message from UBC Alumni Affairs pointed to a Reddit/UBC message linking to the digitized cover of the March 13, 1956 edition of “Canada’s National Magazine”. The Maclean’s cover shows a happy couple, walking hand-in-hand across Main Mall, lost in their young love while surrounded by other students running pell-mell to their next […]

Senate Memorial Tributes & President’s Service Award

(This is another in an occasional series of introductory guides to UBC Archives’ collections and services) Included with the on-line historical resources maintained by the Archives are a series of lists of prominent individuals associated with the University.  These include Presidents, Chancellors, Deans, and other important administrative positions, and major award recipients.  Two such lists, […]