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, […]

Records and manuscripts at UBC Archives

(This is the first in an occasional series of introductory guides to UBC Archives’ collections and services) The core of the holdings of the University of British Columbia Archives are textual records. Produced by organizations or individuals in the course of their activities, they document the history of the University and its community. These records […]

Early proposals for UBC campus

Inspired by this post from UBC Digital Initiatives, here are a few more useful/interesting links to early concepts for UBC’s Vancouver campus: Inventory to the Thomas Hooper fonds, from which the recently-digitized sketch cited above was taken New University Buildings, Province of British Columbia – March 1913 article published in Construction: a journal for the […]