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University of British Columbia: Vancouver Campus

University of British Columbia


Institution: University of British Columbia

About the Vancouver campus libraries:
The original library, established in 1914, was moved to the main library location on the Vancouver campus in 1925. The first additional library space was added in 1948, with the rest following during the latter half of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century. As of 2000, the UBC library system claims the largest collection of Asian language materials in Canada.

Other Programs of Interest



  • Asian Library
  • David Lam Management Research Library
  • Education Library
  • Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, including:
    • Chapman Learning Commons
    • Music, Art and Architecture Library
    • Rare Books and Special Collections
    • University Archives
  • Koerner Library
  • Law Library
  • Woodward Library
  • Xwi7xwa Library

Japanese Studies

Centre for Japanese Research
  • 37,000 undergraduate students
  • 10,000 graduate students
Department of Asian Studies
  • Approximately 6,000+ undergraduate students
  • Japanese Language and Culture major
  • Honours program in the department
  • Over 75 faculty and professional staff
  • Courses offered in anthropology, sociology, arts, asian, Asia-Pacific policy, geography, history, law, political science, and theatre.
  • Bachelor's of Arts in Asian Studies with a major in Japanese. Minor in Japanese also available. Emphasis on history, language, literature, and politics. 
  • M.A. or Ph.D. in Japanese offered. 
  • Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) with an Asia Concentration is offered through the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
  • Study abroad programs offered through ten Japanese universities.

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