We are holding a raffle to raise funds for our upcoming trip to Paris. Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of September, $2 each or 3 for $5, and the draw will be held at the end of the month. This will be a great opportunity to introduce new and returning UBC students to the resource we have spent our summer creating for them, as well as giving them a chance to win some great prizes.
We have already had a generous donation from Salt Spring Coffee, a local coffee company that is committed to providing certified organic, direct trade, certified fair trade and operationally carbon neutral coffee.
Car2Go has also very generously offered free registration and 30 minutes of drive time to anyone who buys a raffle ticket. Car2Go is a great option for students who don’t have access to a vehicle but occasionally need one.
And Koerner’s Pub on campus has donated a $25 gift card, which will get you a growler of beer and a plate of their delicious pho nachos.
For individuals who would like to support our project without purchasing promotional goods or raffle tickets, we have added a Paypal donation button to our main page. Donations of any amount are welcome.
We invite all on-campus vendors interested in supporting our efforts to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone has always wanted their very own squeeze, right? In response to demand (and to help raise funds for our upcoming conference in Paris we have opened a store on Zazzle.ca to sell posters, mugs & other products featuring some of the artifacts and squeezes in our collection.
We’ve chosen Zazzle for a number of reasons. Their product quality is well-reviewed, and all products are print-on-demand, which means we do not have to purchase the merchandise up front. Instead, each product is created as it is ordered by the customer. Zazzle has worldwide shipping and dedicated customer service which means we can keep our focus on the project rather than on merchandising. All of the products can be customized – right or left-hand mugs, poster size and paper options are up to you. We recommend reading this paper review before purchasing a poster to ensure you are happy with the quality of your purchase. Please note that changing options (travel mug vs basic coffee mug / matte paper vs semi-gloss) will change the price of the item. All of our products are priced so we receive an average profit of $1.50.
Products can take up to 24 hours to appear on the main storefront, so here are links directly to products:
Mug – Epigraphic Chart
Poster – Epigraphic Chart
Poster – Squeeze IG I2 24
Poster – IG I2 124
T-shirt IG I2 124 (this can be customized for mens, womens, childrens or infants clothing items)
We will update as soon as more products are available – keep an eye out for the cuneiform tablet!
Our project has just been awarded funding from UBC’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund – Flexible Learning. The funding will enable us to photograph the McGregor squeeze collection and create an online database accessible to scholars around the world. A huge thanks to Maude Côté-Landry, Larissa Ringham (Digital Projects Librarian, UBC Library), and Gwynaeth McIntyre who put the proposal together.
Our test website is up and running, with 15 inscriptions available for study.
With funding for the next 2 years from TLEF, we will be able to digitize the collection and create a resource that we hope will be used to instruct Classics students around the world about the study of epigraphy. Part of our work will be providing transliterations and translations of the squeezes:
Translation by Natalie MacDougall, UBC
This is very exciting news and a great way to end the first year of our project!
The book sale raised $327.10 over two days and the bake sale raised $427.05. Clearly, the students and professors at UBC have their priorities in order, and food trumps learning. After expenses, we’ve raised $700.00 of the $8,000.00 needed to digitize the collection!
Chocolate cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing. courtesy of Heather Odell
A huge thank you to Shalini Tandon and Heather Odell for organizing the book sale & bake sale respectively. We are also hugely indebted to the graduate students and professors of the Classics, Near Eastern & Religious Studies department for their generous donations of books and baked goods.
Special thanks to:
for all their hard work putting the sales together & manning tables. Your hard work is appreciated!
Stay tuned for more fundraisers and project updates.
For readers who happen to be on or near the UBC campus this week, we’re having the first of many fundraising events to raise the money needed to digitize the squeeze collection.
Enjoy some delicious baked goods full of buttery, chocolatey, or bacon-y goodness, buy a few books to support your academic dreams (at a fraction of bookstore prices) or to indulge your guilty pleasures, and support a great cause!
The sale will be held this Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19th and 20th, from 10am – 2pm at two separate locations.
The book sale will be held on the 1st floor lobby of Buchanan A (near the cafe) and the bake sale will be held on the 2nd floor of Buchanan B (near the doors that lead into Buchanan C).
These are cash only events, so come with brimming wallets and empty bellies and backpacks!