Alumni Weekend

In celebration of this special event on May 25, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will host a program featuring UBC alumnus Dr. Laifong Leung. Professor Leung will talk about the Chinese community in Canada in the 20th century as part of “Chinese Canadian Stories: From Early Literature to Modern Archives.” The event takes place from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the Learning Centre’s Chilcotin Room (Room 256).

Tours of UBC’s cultural collections at the Museum of Anthropology and the exceptional 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.; visitors will receive limited edition Chung Collection magnets.

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 25, 2013, 1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Chilcotin Room (Room 256), 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 2013.  For more information, about these events, please go to Alumni Weekend website.