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The Olympics and Freedom of Speech Discussion

November 19, 2009 at 5:30 – 7:00 pm Come and take part in this timely discussion about the Olympics and its effect on our freedom of speech.  Expert speakers include: Daniel W. Burnett, UBC Graduate School of Journalism professor, media law expert; Margot Young, UBC Law, constitutional law expert, and coauthor of “Poverty: Human Rights, […]

Arts One and IKBLC Present Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Rousseau

Philosopher, novelist, playwright and composer, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) became a leading figure of the Enlightenment as one of its sharpest critics. His Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men (1755)—a trenchant analysis of the political, moral and psychological hazards of civil society, and of the alienation of the modern […]

Arts One and IKBLC Present Shakespeare's Tempest Lecture

Come join us as Killam Teaching Prize-winner Robert Crawford presents “Upstart Crew: Mutinous Winds in Shakespeare’s Tempest”, an Arts One public lecture. Shakespeare’s final, richly allegorical play has been subjected to widely differing interpretation. But two readings persist: 1. it is a thinly disguised commentary on, and farewell to, the stage; 2. it is an […]

Presentation and webcast: Variations in Reading Behaviours

You are invited to view a Mediasite presentation entitled: Variations in Reading Behaviours: What Makes a Difference? This is a live webcast presented by UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. Prof. Carol Tenopir from the University of Tennessee will present her decades-long research on reading patterns in academic libraries. She will discuss the […]

Chapman Discussion Series Presents: The Olympics and Freedom of Speech

Chapman Discussion Series Presents: The Olympics and Freedom of Speech November 19, Dodson Room, 5:30PM Come and take part in a discussion about the Olympics and its effect on our freedom of speech.  The topics will include copyright, protest zones, signage and new legislation etc.  Speakers include: Daniel W. Burnett, UBC Graduate School of Journalism […]

Drippytown comics exhibit featured in The Ubyssey

Drippytown – a fascinating exhibit featuring the work of six local comic artists that is on display in Rare Books and Special Collections – is reviewed in The Ubyssey, UBC’s student newspaper. You can read the article here: http://ubyssey.ca/culture/?p=10845 Drippytown runs until January 31, 2010. Rare Books and Special Collections is located on level one […]

Remix! A Panel Discussion on Copyright and Intellectual Property for Writers

Remix! A Panel Discussion on Copyright and Intellectual Property for Writers Copyright and intellectual property are new areas of focus for writers and artists as their works are produced and reproduced in an age of digital technology. This has many serious implications: legal, artistic, publishing, just to name the few. In collaboration between the Creative […]

The Learning Centre Welcomes author Jean Barman as part of Robson Reading Series

In collaboration with the the UBC Bookstore, UBC Library, the International Canadian Studies Centre, Alumni Affairs, and Learning Exchange, the Learning Centre welcomes author Jean Barman’s reading of the British Columbia: Spirit of the People. In 2008, British Columbia celebrated the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia and 150 years of cultural diversity, […]

iWriteaboutme.com Welcomes Jennifer Thym to IKBLC

As part of its social media workshop series, Schema Magazine at IKBLC presents Jennifer Thym, visionary Writer and Director of LUMINA, an original nine-part web series “characterized as a dark, densely woven fantasy set against the sparkling backdrop of Hong Kong” (stars JuJu Chan, Michael Chan and Vince Matthew Chung). Wednesday November 4, 2009 | 6:15 – 7:30 […]