In The Community

May 16

The Chung Collection documentary- airing tonight!

A documentary film produced by UBC Library about its renowned Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection premieres on Knowledge Network on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Feb 24

Chinese Canadian Historical Society to honour Elder Larry Grant and Howard Grant

The Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia is holding a special dinner in conjunction with its AGM this Saturday, March 1 to honour Elder Larry Grant and Howard Grant of the Musqueam First Nation.

Elder Larry Grant is of both Musqueam and Chinese descent and have strong ties to both communities. You can read more about the history of Chinese-Canadian and First Nations marriages and families on the Chinese Canadian Stories site.

Feb 03

Chung Collection featured in Montecristo magazine

Montecristo Magazine is celebrating it's 5th anniversary, and to celebrate they've compiled stories on collectors and collections- including Dr. Chung and the Chung Collection! You can read Dr. Chung's profiles, and the other collectors' profiles as well, here.

Jan 24

Happy Chinese New Year! Help us solve a horse mystery

Gung Hay Fat Choy! We hope you enjoy the Chinese/Lunar New Year as we ring in the Year of the Horse. People born in the year of the horse are thought to be active, energetic and love to be around people- not unlike the faithful animals themselves! Human connection with horses goes back thousands of years and in collections like the Chung Collection, you'll find lots of historic photographs and images of horses.

Here's one that we're not sure where it was taken- it is believed to be Chinatown in either Vancouver or Portland Oregon.

Jul 04

Reminder: register for the Saltwater City for Youth summer camp!

From our friends at the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C.:

"We are pleased to announce reduced fees for early registration for our CCHSBC “Saltwater City for Youth”, a one week day camp for young teens, August 12-16. Registrations received by Monday, July 15 will be only $100 for CCHS members and $125 for non-members.  CCHSBC membership is only $20. This is a discount from $160 and $200 respectively.

May 17

Come visit for Alumni weekend!

Come celebrate UBC Alumni Weekend 2013 on Saturday May 25th at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (home of the Chung Collection!), which will host a program featuring UBC alumnus Dr. Laifong Leung.

Apr 22

Saltwater City Camp for Youth

From our friends at the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C.:

"CCHSBC is pleased to host “Saltwater City for Youth”, a one week day camp for young teens, August 12-16.  The objective of the camp is to educate young teens about the role Chinese Canadians have played in the historic development of Vancouver and how they continue to shape the city.  Field trips include Museum of Vancouver, Chinatown, UBC and Steveston.

Apr 09

"Passage of Dreams" nominated for Golden Sheaf Award

Passage of Dreams is a documentary filmed in 2012 and premiered at a special event earlier this year at UBC about Dr. Chung and his collection. We're really excited to announce that it has been nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award which is part of the Yorkton Film Festival in Saskatchewan.

Apr 05

Featured Photograph: Cherry Blossoms

If you're lucky enough to live in Vancouver or a place with a similar climate, you're starting to see the cherry blossoms bloom. Vancouverites look forward to this time of year as our city is home to many cherry trees. According to the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, the trend for planting cherry trees started in Vancouver in the early 1930's when the mayors of Kobe and Yokohama donated 500 cherry trees to be planted in Vancouver, to honour Japanese Canadians who fought in WWI.

Mar 25

"Floating on the Margins" exhibition at Maritime Museum of BC

If you're in the Victoria area, be sure to check out the "Floating on the Margins" exhibition at the Maritime Museum of B.C. The exhibition "illustrates the lives of early Chinese Canadian sailors and passengers on the Canadian Pacific Passenger Liners" and we're especially pleased to have loaned a number of documents and photographs to their exhibition from the Chung Collection! The exhibition is on now, and will be available for viewing until May 28th.

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