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  • Bringing the Past to thePresent:Chinese Canadian Family History andMigration Collections and Programs at theIrving K. Barber Learning CentreAllan ChoProgram Services LibrarianIrving K. Barber Learning Centre
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre(1) Outreach Programs(2) Learning Support Services(3) Collections(4) Exhibition Spaces(5) Technology
  • Why IKBLC? Reflects a multicultural UBC campus 60% of UBC students identify as a visible minority, 37% as ethnic Chinese 40% of Vancouver is ethnic Chinese, with heterogenuous backgrounds ranging from 4th and 5th generation Chinese- Canadians to migrants recently arriving in the last 5 years from all over the world
  • 1. The Chung Collection Housed in UBCs Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, where selected pieces are on exhibit in the Chung Room Includes more than 25,000 rare and unique items (documents, books, maps, posters, paintings, photographs, silver, glass, and ceramic ware)
  • 2. Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP)• On January 22, 2009, theCommunity HistoricalRecognition Program(CHRP) announced $50,000grant• Supports a three-yearIrving K. Barber LearningCentre (IKBLC) Initiative forStudent Teaching andResearch in ChineseCanadian Studies(INSTRCC) research project
  • Head Tax Database• Provides access to98,361 references toChinese immigrantswho arrived in Canadabetween 1885 and 1949• Indexed by theDepartment of History atthe University of BritishColumbia• Workshops to takeplace at IKBLC
  • Family, Local, & Community• To create awareness inthe community of thewide range of resourcesin the writing andresearch• Starts off with ChineseCanadian, but allcommunity familyhistories in BritishColumbia areinterconnected due togeographical proximity• Use of oral histories
  • 3. Exhibition Space• Collaboration withUBC Asian Library• A collection ofCantonese Operamaterials at theExhibition Space• Master Wong Tao
  • 4. Reading and Lecture SeriesWayson ChoyMadeleine ThienDr. Timothy Brook
  • 5. Technology & Digital OutreachSun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden’s SK Lee Enchanted Evening Concert SeriesDistance learning & outreachIKBLC webcasts
  • IKBLC Vision and Goals• IKBLC’s mandate to“work effectively togetherin continuing to build abetter British Columbiathrough the sharing ofknowledge andexperience”
  • Irving K. Barber Learning CentreQuestions?Allan ChoProgram Services Librarianallan.cho@ubc.ca1-604-827-4366
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