History and Civilization
November 29, 2016
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | November 8, 2016| Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301l | Historical geographer Clifford Pereira delivers this lecture about his current, groundbreaking work on the history of Chinese crews on Canadian vessels during the First World War. After a century of silence, a story emerges of hundreds of Asian crew working, and thousands of Chinese transported on ships of the Canadian Pacific “Empress” line as part of the First World War Effort. Clifford Pereira is Kenyan-Asian of Goan heritage, formally based in London, UK and now based in Hong Kong (SAR), who worked in several places around the world and in several industries before embarking on the current career in the heritage industry. This talk is part of the Remembrance Day speaker series, in conjunction with an exhibit at the Chung Collection curated by Clifford Pereira.
November 28, 2016
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | November 10, 2016 12:00-1:30 p.m.| Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301l | Since 1977, a new generation of Canadian writers and artists has been mapping the cultural landscapes formed by the memories of war we have inherited, and also the ones we are expected to forget. Challenging, even painful, the art and literature in Grace’s magisterial study build causeways into history, connecting us to trials and traumas many Canadians have never known but that haunt society in subtle and compelling ways. A contemporary scholar of the period under examination, Grace exemplifies her role as witness, investing the text with personal, often lyrical, responses as a way of enacting this crucial memory-work. A professor emerita, Sherill Grace, OC, holds the title of University Killam Professor at the University of British Columbia, where she has taught Canadian Literature and Culture for more than 35 years. She is also professor of English, Distinguished University Scholar, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. This talk is part of the Remembrance Day speaker series, in conjunction with an exhibit at the Chung Collection curated by Clifford Pereira.
November 18, 2016
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | November 4, 2016 12:00-1:30 p.m.| Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 301l | When asked if he thought the British Colony of Hong Kong could be defended against an invasion by the Japanese in 1941, Winston Churchill replied, “not the slightest chance”. This prediction forms the background to the fatal decision by Ottawa 75 years ago to send Canadian troops into the maelstrom that became known as the Battle of Hong Kong. As the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong approaches, Cameron Cathcart will provide an overview of the battle, its aftermath, and delve into the personal lives of the brave Canadians whose lives were changed forever.
April 25, 2016
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | May 24, 2016 | 4-6pm | Jack Poole Hall, 2nd floor, Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | To commemorate a century of Asian communities at UBC, there will be a screening of vignettes made from the ACAM Centennial Alumni Project: Retelling UBC’s History from an Asian Canadian Lens.
Victoria Lemieux – “We Feel Fine”: Big Data Observations about State Institutions and Social Inclusion
October 8, 2015
October 20, 2015 | 5:00-6:00pm, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Rm 155
June 25, 2015
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Is Cantonese a “dialect” or a “language”? Is it a “culture” or a distinct “society”? Or is Cantonese something both more and less than all of these? The keynote for this workshop introduces how we might think about “Cantonese Worlds” both historically and in the present. […]
May 13, 2015
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the School of Nursing at UBC. Following World War II, governments began extending healthcare to residents living in northern remote communities as a way to “modernize” the vast region and to pave the way for increased resource extraction. Small outpost nursing stations were […]
From Buddhism to Nestorian Christianity: The importance of the Silk Roads in the movement of ideas and religions across Central Asia
March 29, 2015
Tuesday May 26, 2015 – 3.00pm to 4.30pm at the Asian Centre Auditorium (1871 West Mall, University of British Columbia)
March 19, 2015
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the SFU-UBC Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium. In visioning approaches to Indigenize the academy, the 13th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS) explores concepts, practices, innovations, and challenges of making academe more respectful and responsive to Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Indigenous communities, and learners. Keynote […]