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Twelfth Night
Frederic Wood Theatre
September 25 – October 11, 2014
$7 Preview Wednesday September 24
The Jokowi Era: A New Age for Indonesia?
Oct. 10, 2014
Conference Room 120
C.K. Choi Building
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Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 8PM
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Canada’s Democracy Week
Join us!  Sept 17th: Canada’s Democracy Week event at UBC! See event poster for details (also below).  Join the conversation: #demcda Hear our speakers’ unique perspectives on engagement: Grace Lore (gender perspective), Matthew Wildcat (indigenous perspective), Aim Sinpeng (international perspective), and SFU SFSS President Chardaye Bueckert (student/youth perspective). Our keynote speaker, Alexandra Samuel, is an expert on social media and political engagement. This […]

UBC Prof Tiffany Potter on the impact of television on its 75th anniversary

Television was first introduced to the American public at the New York World’s Fair in 1939. April 30, 2014 will mark the 75th anniversary of this event.

ArtsWIRE met Dr. Tiffany Potter, an English professor with expertise in popular culture studies, to discuss the impact television has had on North American society and how it is changing in the Internet age.

UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism racks up more honours, looks to launch ambitious non-profit news centre on campus

UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism keeps on raking in so many awards and nominations that you could call it the Team Canada of master’s programs. Headed up by Peter Klein, a veteran producer with 60 Minutes, the School received an historic number of awards in 2013.

The new pulse of digital music

Video killed the radio star, but Bob Pritchard thinks digital cameras and other gadgets might just save live electronic music.

Pritchard, a professor of music at the University of British Columbia, is using technologies that capture physical movement to transform the human body into a musical instrument.

UBC Arts students Coleman Allen and Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson named CIS Swimmers of the Year

UBC added a couple of more entries to the university’s sports history books thanks to the stellar pool performances of two Arts students recently named Canadian Interuniversity Sport male and female Swimmers of the Year.

ArtsWire caught up with the swimmers between classes and the pool to find out about their swimming careers and how they balance athletics and academics.

Dangers of Daylight Saving Time – An interview with UBC Psychology’s Stanley Coren

Professor emeritus Stanley Coren, a psychology expert on sleep deprivation, is the author of Sleep Thieves (Free Press, 1996), a book that explores the world of sleep and sleeplessness.

Ahead of Daylight Savings Time on March 9, ArtsWIRE spoke with Prof. Coren about the importance of sleep and its affect on intelligence, motor skills and the ability to fight disease.

Open to interpretation

A UBC prof. hopes to reduce violence against women in the Muslim community by exploring various interpretations of a verse of the Qur’an.

Verse 4:34 of the Qur’an has traditionally been understood to allow husbands to hit their wives. In the new book, Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition, UBC Prof. Ayesha S. Chaudhry offers non-violent readings of the complex passage and aims to reduce gender violence in the Muslim community.

Japanese scholar visits UBC to study Canadian literature

Professor Yukiko Toda is a member of the Canadian Literature Society of Japan, the only Japanese-based organization dedicated to the study of Canadian literary works. Toda has been visiting UBC’s Vancouver campus since Spring 2013 to research and translate Canadian literature into Japanese.

ArtsWIRE spoke with Prof. Toda about her interest in Canadian literature.

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