Illustrated Vancouver Vol 33 – Building UBC, 1924


1924 UBC Yearbook Comic by Bain, McLean, Pollock, & Co., shown courtesy of Neil Whaley. This was my favourite comic from the early UBC yearbooks, and while at first I thought it was a playful gag to superimpose students into the construction of the Science Building, I’ve learned from the 1923 yearbook post that the students ACTUALLY DID assist with the construction of the university! So this drawing takes on a whole new historical significance! Can YOU spot your grandfather in this image?!