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."

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Ai Weiwei – New York Photographs 1983-1993
September 5 - November 30, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 8-10 pm
UBC Opera Ensemble at Bard on the Beach
Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 Performances at 2pm and 7:30pm Main stage tent, Bard on the Beach Vanier Park These performances feature beloved arias and ensembles inspired by some of Shakespeare’s greatest works including Hamlet, Julius Ceasar, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Falstaff, and Romeo & Juliet with music by some of the worlds master composers for opera such […]
Come Play with Us: Puppetry and New Media
Pili Puppetry combines modern and ancient technologies, acrobatics and martial arts effects to recount and revive ancient tales and tell new ones in the digital world.
Aeriosa at UBC Botanical Garden
This unique performance by the captivating vertical dance group, Aeriosa, incorporates a captivating fusion of rock-climbing skill and contemporary dance movement set to music.

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.

The flood that wasn’t – An interview with MOA’s Anthony Shelton

On a sunny afternoon on the last day of January 2014, a water pipe burst near the parking lot outside UBC’s Museum of Anthropology, gushing frigid water down its stairs that spilled into the lobby of the museum for close to 15 minutes.

ArtsWIRE spoke with MOA Director Anthony Shelton about his team’s quick response to what could have otherwise been a cultural calamity.

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