Vancouver’s Built Legacy: Transitioning a DTES Jail to Affordable Living

Steps from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside police headquarters, stands a former jail that once haunted the community even beyond its... Read More

Maintaining History: Preserving Special Sites through Good Maintenance

Vancouver’s historic buildings and streetscapes offer diverse residential and commercial spaces and contribute numerous benefits for a... Read More

Event: Crimetown: Vancouver–Vancouver Public Library, November 30

When: Thursday November 30; 7:00 p.m. Where: Vancouver Public Library; 350 West Georgia Street (Alice MacKay Room... Read More

Warren Gill Lecture Series: What is happening to my neighbourhood? December 1, 2017

The Annual Warren Gill Lecture Series Presented by Simon Fraser University’s City Program What is happening to my neighbourhood... Read More

Inspector Vance and the True Crime Magazines of the 1930s and ‘40s

One of the many fascinating things that Inspector John Vance packed away when he retired from the Vancouver Police Department in 1949... Read More

Event: Eve Lazarus Talk at Burnaby Public Library, Oct. 25

Burnaby Public Library When: Wednesday, October 25; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Tommy Douglas Branch; 7311 Kingsway... Read More

Event: Historic Crimes – Early Forensic Investigations, Oct. 19

Harbour Centre’s Vancouver Lookout is celebrating its 40th anniversary and invites you to experience different perspectives on the... Read More

How UBC Library is helping to preserve heritage buildings in Vancouver.

UBC Library’s B.C. Historical newspaper archives, part of the university’s publicly-accessible Open Collections, is playing a critical... Read More

A Trip Across Vancouver in 1907

John F.C.B. Vance, the star of Blood, Sweat, and Fear: the Story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver’s first forensic investigator, started... Read More

Book Review – Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays

Editor: Nancy S. Steinhardt (Princeton University Press, 2017) The study of traditional Chinese architecture and building techniques... Read More