PhD candidate scores rare gay fiction for UBC

Last month, UBC confirmed that it is the only institution in the world with both Teleny and Des Grieux, two rare gay novels with connections to Oscar Wilde. ArtsWIRE spoke with UBC PhD candidate Justin O’Hearn and English professor Gregory Mackie about the value of these books for UBC, their thoughts on crowdfunding as a model for university acquisitions, and what they see in store for these books’ future.

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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.

Learning from the horrors of the past

Spending 12 days in Auschwitz this summer, fifth-year History and Modern European Studies student Karina Vertlib was struck not only by horrors of loss, but also by the moving signs of courage and creativity some prisoners in the Nazi death camp had left behind.

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.

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