The Soundtrack of Life
When listening attentively, what we hear gives insight into the cultural, social and technological aspects of place and time. But are we turning a deaf ear to the information embedded in our acoustic environment?
Breaking the Bank
Grameen Bank intern Graham Brewster, BCom’10, witnessed Bangladesh’s deep-seated corruption first-hand but left the country holding on to the idea that socially-minded businesses can shape people’s lives for the better.
Back to the Land
Many First Nations people lost their languages, family ties, and cultural traditions as a result of the residential school system. Members of the Vancouver Native Health Society are finding healing and community at UBC Farm.
The Three Cairns of UBC
Mention “The Cairn” to any student or graduate of UBC, and they will likely think of the stone monument on Main Mall between the Chemistry and Henry Angus buildings. In fact, three campus landmarks are commonly referred to as cairns, and each has a unique history.
The Last Word
Dr. George Bowering is one of Canada’s most influential and beloved writers, whose works range from poetry and novels to biographies and youth fiction.
Events and Notices
Event highlights for this spring include the UBC Alumni Book Club, UBC Dialogues events on the North Shore and in Surrey, Coquitlam and Toronto as well as UBC Desert Days in Palm Desert. Also, don't forget that Alumni Weekend 2012 is just around the corner!
Take Note: UBC News & Research
Research about believers distrusting atheists, the loss of marine biodiversity, why we lie when texting, and more.
Winter Continuing Studies courses are starting soon!
Find a Fact Contest
The Engineers' Cairn has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. In what year was it last destroyed?
Also includes the winner of the September-October 2011 Trek caption contest.