Hours and Location


The Centre is open 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, and closed holidays and weekends.

Survivors and their families are encouraged to make an appointment for research support.

Upcoming Closures:

Please note that the Centre will be closed on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 for an all-day Wellness and team-building staff event and again on Thursday, November 24, 2022 for necessary building maintenance.


Walking: The Centre is located between two landmark buildings, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, a large glass-fronted building on East Boulevard, and Koerner Library on Main Mall. The entrance to the Centre is just opposite the west side of the Barber Centre. When walking from the Barber Centre towards Koerner Library, facing the clock tower, the Centre is to the left. Please note the main entrance faces the Barber Centre.

Driving: Drive to campus via 10th, 16th or 4th Avenue, or from SW Marine Dr. Rose Garden Parkade (marked on the map above) is the closest parkade with an elevator. The North Parkade, across from the Barber Centre, is an alternate parkade. The surface lot near the School of Music has accessible parking as well.

Transit: Public Transit is the most popular way to get to and from campus. 15 bus routes link UBC to Metro Vancouver, along with two on-campus routes to serve the on-campus community. Plan your trip or look at a map of transit routes.

Accessibility: UBC Accessibility offers free rides to and from the Rose Garden Parkade and the North Parkade to the Centre along a pre-determined route. Call to schedule a ride (604) 822-9929. Visit their website for current shuttle stops and hours. 


There are a number of ways you can stay informed and engage with the Centre virtually:

  • Visit the Collections website to access Survivor testimonies, images, books, reports and other resources
  • Learn about upcoming events and activities 
  • Contact irshdc.info@ubc.ca to connect remotely with our research and reference teams
  • Subscribe to our e-newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events and programs