Literature and Language
Future Speaker Series – Barbra Meek: Colonizing Pasts, Indigenous Futures: Imagining Indigenous Languages Beyond the Present
March 2, 2016 | 11:30am-1:00pm | First Nations Longhouse | Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The prediction for most Indigenous languages has been extinction. However, many Indigenous languages are still with us today, including some presumed to be gone.
Future Speaker Series – Daryl Baldwin: “toopeeliyankwi, kati myaamiaataweeyankwi: We Succeed At Speaking The Myaamia Language”
February 22, 2016 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, First Nations Longhouse | The Myaamia language was labeled an extinct language by the mid 20th century. After 25 years of reconstruction and revitalization, the Myaamia language is spoken once again among a younger generation of tribal youth who are using language learning opportunities to reconnect to each other and their Indigenous knowledge system.
Journalists, grant givers and an interested public often ask which language revitalization programs and strategies have been successful. But “language revitalization” is a broad term that can include many different possible goals, and “success” is a point of view rather than a concrete fact. This paper is a result of conversations with Indigenous language activists […]
National School Library Day – The Place and Space for Canadian Children’s Literature in Our Lives and Libraries
October 27, Tuesday 2015 | 5:00-6:00pm, at the Victoria Learning Theatre (Room 185), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and jointly organized by the Asian Library, Department of Asian Studies, the Centre for Chinese Research and the Institute of Asian Research, Chinese Canadian Writers’ Association. Dr. Yeh Chia-Ying Professor Emerita of Asian Studies was celebrated on her 90th birthday on July 26, 2014 at the […]
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC Philosophy Department’s Stephen M. Straker Memorial Lecture. Professor Smith (Duke University) is a leading literary theorist and critic, and also a major contributor to Science and Technology Studies, bringing together insights from literary and critical theory with those from history and […]
Join us Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Lillooet Room (Room 301) at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre for a reading by author Richard Wagamese from his latest novel, Indian Horse.
Father and the Republic is a photobiography devoted to the life and career of the late General Pai Ch’ung-hsi (Bai Chongxi; 1893–1966). General Pai’s career both paralleled and profoundly influenced the history of the Republic of China: As an eighteen-year-old military cadet in 1911, he joined a “Dare-to-Die” corps that marched to Wuhan to take part […]
On Endangered Languages: Indigeneity, Community, and Creative Practice. Session 3 of 3: Endangered Languages, Creative Practice and Activism
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the UBC Museum of Anthropology. This panel followed a performance by artist Peter Morin entitled ‘Hello Darlin’’. Chair: John Wynne. Panelists: Margery Fee, Patrick Moore, Peter Morin, Khelsilem Rivers. This session explores the museum as a site of cultural contestation and issues of appropriation […]