A loss for us all: the destruction of Iraq’s cultural heritage

The recent destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) shocked the world. The head of UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, described destruction at the heritage site of Nimrud as a “war crime.” Archaeologists at UBC and Simon Fraser University have also condemned the actions; their full statement can […]

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UBC historian Tina Loo on how forced relocations shaped Canada

Tina Loo is a professor and head of the History department, and the Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies. Now in her second year of tenure as Chair, Loo will be giving the 2015 McLean Lectures. ArtsWIRE spoke with Loo about the unexpected motivations behind forced relocations, how relocations happened in Vancouver’s own backyard, and her thoughts on Canadian identity.

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.

Doctor’s orders

When the renewed Doctor Who launches its eighth season on Aug. 23, it will have a familiar face helming the TARDIS. UBC Department of Theatre & Film Assistant Prof Rachel Talalay directed the two-part finale of the BBC TV sci-fi series, scheduled to air in early November.

Street View for the Bronze Age

UBC archaeologists working among ruins on the island of Cyprus are developing a new mobile application that lets users tour Bronze Age rubble and see reconstructed city buildings.

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

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