UBC archaeologist weighs in on forensic cases and the Paleo diet

ArtsWIRE spoke with Anthropology professor Michael Richards about his newest title as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, his work with the City of Vancouver’s Coroners Office, and his thoughts on the popular Paleolithic diet.

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Water insecurity requires interdisciplinary solutions

When Dr. Karen Bakker arrived on the shores of Lake Ontario in Hamilton for her undergraduate degree at McMaster University, she was looking forward to spending some time on the beach.

She would be disappointed.

UBC Arts alum directs a documentary about NBA star Steve Nash

Corey Ogilvie (BA ’05 Sociology) is a documentary filmmaker who has won five Leo Awards for his work on such films as Occupy: The Movie and Streets of Plenty.

ArtsWIRE spoke with him about his latest film, Nash, a documentary about NBA star Steve Nash.

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.

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