Alumni Weekend

In celebration of this special event on May 24, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will host a program featuring UBC alumnus Julia Lin, author of Miah.  The event takes place from 2:30 to 3:30pm at the Victoria Learning Theatre (Rm 182) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Tours of the Wallace and Madeleine Chung Collection at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) will complement this talk. The Chung Collection, located on level one of the Learning Centre, will also be open for self-guided tours from noon to 4 p.m.

Irving K Barber Learning Centre

Image Credit: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

The Learning Centre maintains a historical 1925 core and has either reused or recycled a number of the features from the old library.  Located in the 1925 core, the Chapman Learning Commons and the Ridington Reading Room have beautiful woodwork and stained glass windows. The building is home to over 2 million volumes, as well as 1.8 million books contained in the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS).  It also houses the famous Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection, which contains more than 25,000 rare and unique items, and will be open for the public to drop-in from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm on Alumni Weekend.


May 24, 2014, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Victoria Learning Theatre (Rm 182), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC

Free of charge

The Learning Centre will also host educational lectures as part of Alumni Weekend 2014.  For more information, about these events, please go to Alumni Weekend website.