Thursday, June 23, 2016

No Student Printing or Photocopying on Tuesday

The Blackboard Transact system will undergo an upgrade on Tuesday, June 28 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. 

Please be advised that neither printing nor photocopying will be available in the library or the computer labs. The self-serve PHIL stations (used to load money onto Campus Cards) will also be unavailable during this time. 

(All other Blackboard devices on campus will be available for retail purchases in the Bookstore, at all foodservice locations, for Baker House laundry, Athletics, and International Education.)

During the upgrade students can visit the:

Campus Card office, S1101, to add funds or to print assignments
CEP Library circulation desk to add funds or to print assignments
Abbotsford Library circulation desk to print assignments

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted by Brenda  

Friday, June 17, 2016

New Chilliwack Library Pride Display

In honour of Pride Month, UFV libary has launched a new display in the Chilliwack library. The Pride display features a timeline of key events in Canadian LGBTQ history and recognizes the recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida. All of the library materials in the display are available for check out. Stop by and find yourself some summer reading. Examples of titles on display:

Posted by Lisa

Friday, June 3, 2016

New Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal)

The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) is a database of full-text electronic resources such as books, articles, theses and documents as well as digitized materials such as photographs, archival resources, maps, etc. focusing primarily on First Nations and Aboriginals of Canada with a secondary focus on North American materials and beyond. iPortal is developed by the University of Saskatchewan Library.
Posted by Patti Wilson, June 3, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Off Campus Access system scheduled for brief maintenance window

Our EZProxy software is being updated on Monday, June 6th, starting at 8:00 am. It is expected to take approximately 30 minutes to complete the project. Off campus access to library resources will be temporarily unavailable at that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Posted by Patti Wilson, June 1, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Komagata Maru Apology - May 18th, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a formal apology in the House of Commons for the Komagata Maru incident that occurred in 1914.  To mark this historic event, the UFV Library is displaying books on the topic of the Komagata Maru, the Sikhs in Canada as well as the history of discrimination in Canada.

VPL Special Collections

Challenging the discriminatory immigration rules of the time, the passengers of the Komagata Maru, themselves British subjects, departed Hong Kong on April 4, 1914, made stops in Shanghai and Japan, and then sailed towards Vancouver. 

VPL Special Collections
The passengers were met by immigration officers who outright refused them entry into Canada.  After languishing for two months in the harbor, during which time the ship and its passengers became the object of racist newspaper coverage and spectacle, the ship was ordered out of Canadian waters and on July 28, 1914, under a gun threat of the HMCS Rainbow, the Komagata Maru was escorted out to sea and returned to Calcutta.  On its return to India, 20 of the passengers were shot dead by the British army during a riot that ensued.
For more information about the Komagata Maru and its significance, please ckick here to access the Komagata Maru, Continuing the Journey online exhibit at SFU.

Click here to see Dr. Renisa Mawani, Associate Professor of Sociology at UBC, analysis of the formal apology by Prime Minister Trudeau.

UFV's Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies

Posted by Mary-Anne MacDougall