Arts in the News


Ivory trade: Why elephant poaching is still rampant

CBC News By: Janet Davison Wed Aug 20 2014 Link to full text Elephant poaching for the illegal ivory trade is still common because ivory is still seen as a status symbol among the burgeoning middle class in China and some other Asian countries, some conservationists are saying. “I don’t think many people understand the […]

These elaborate ball gowns were inspired by cancer cells

Buzzfeed Sun Aug 17 2014 By: Jessica Probus Link to full text Dresses inspired by cancer cells have been featured on Buzzfeed. UBC theatre and film professor Jacqueline Firkins recently teamed up with Christian C.G. Naus, a UBC professor of cellular and physiological sciences, to design the outfits. “My hope is that somehow through fashion, […]

Professor Moura Quayle joins the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC as Director, July 2014

Professor Moura Quayle’s interests lie in rethinking, refining and rebuilding collaborative spaces at the intersections of academic, government, business and civil society. Her recent focus has been the Sauder, a research and teaching studio that helps students and organizations learn to use design processes and tools to co-create innovative solutions to complex problems. She has brought […]

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