Probing the Prince of Pot

Sandra Tomc is an English professor, head of the English graduate program, and co-writer of Citizen Marc, this year’s most widely-released Canadian documentary. Tomc’s biopic follows “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery on his journey from self-made entrepreneur to full-time marijuana legalization activist.ArtsWIRE spoke with Tomc about working with Emery, the challenges of representing him onscreen, and her upcoming film project.

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An acceptance letter 69 years late

An 87-year-old Canadian doctor of Japanese ancestry is the first student in a new UBC program on Asian Canadian studies

UBC’s new explorer-in-residence

Donning the proverbial tweed jacket of academia doesn’t mean Wade Davis will be packing away the bullwhip and fedora.

Read an interview with UBC Anthropology's new professor, who has been called a "real-life Indiana Jones."

Renowned linguist Mark Turin to helm UBC First Nations Languages Program

International linguist and anthropologist Mark Turin will join the University of British Columbia as Chair of its First Nations Languages Program (FNLG) and Associate Professor of Anthropology.

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.

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