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World Poetry News: at UBC!

By worldpoetry on December 3, 2012 - 10:24pm

World Poetry News: We had our second World Poetry meeting at UBC, Saturday, November 24, World Poetry Youth Team Celebration,1-3pm, Lillooet room ,301, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1,
World Poetry Youth Team Hosts: Yilin Wang, World Poetry Youth Team Leader and Anita Aguirre Nieveras, MA, Educator and professor, author of several books.

Jim Wong-Chu is a poet and editor. A nationally recognized and founding member of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop, he is the writer of a number of published works of poetry, including Chinatown Ghosts (Arsenal) He had two meetings with us and gave us lots of helpful suggestions as well as doing an exceptional reading from his book.

Features: Israel Mota, poet, actor and musician, Spanish host of the World Poetry Cafe Radio Show.

Jacqueline Maire, World Poetry Life Time Achievement Award Winner, 2012 and author of Your Last Brainwaves, published by World Poetry Publishing.

A Month of Tuesdays featuring The Nu:BC Collective

By Kara Gibbs on January 20, 2009 - 4:58pm

Mar 3 2009 - 8:00pm
Mar 3 2009 - 10:00pm

The Nu:BC Collective is the UBC School of Music's newest professional ensemble-in-residence, whose performances have been described by the Georgia Straight as “spellbinding” and “groundbreaking”. With a fresh and innovative take on contemporary music, this performance will highlight music by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho and Canadian composer Chris Paul Harman, in addition to a world premiere commission by Vancouver’s own Christopher Sivak.
Featuring: Paolo Bortolussi, flute; Cris Inguanti, clarinet; Eric WIlson, cello; Corey Hamm, piano

Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Come for a drink, or a meal!
Music starts around 8:00 pm

Cover Charge: just $15

Order your tickets today for reserved seating!
Call Tickets Tonight at 604.684.2787, or click on

Note: There is no food or beverage service during the performances; please order meals by 7:40 PM. The Cellar is licensed as a restaurant and is therefore open to all ages. A minimum $10 food/beverage order is in effect.

PuSh Festival & Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Present Bang on a Can All-Stars

By zquinn on November 23, 2008 - 4:19pm

Feb 8 2009 - 8:00pm
Feb 8 2009 - 10:00pm

Feb 8, 8pm
The Chan Centre

Bang on a Can founders Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe are part of a new generation of virtuosic and passionate performers that make new music come alive. When they assembled the Bang on a Can All-Stars in 1992, they had three goals: the group needed to be able to cross musical boundaries, be at home with many styles and technologies, and be great. Part rock band and part amplified chamber group, the ensemble incorporates cello, keyboard, electric guitar, bass, and drums to blur the lines between classical and pop ensembles and give voice to a huge range of musical styles. Each player is completely at home with new music but has lived somewhere else as well—collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, leading a gamelan, backing Mikhail Baryshnikov, touring with Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. The players bring their otherworldly experiences back to their lives with the All-Stars, and their mixing creates an intense, hard rocking approach to performance that no other group can match.

UBC grassy knoll protest: Where did the activistm go?

By samanthaorwell on April 6, 2008 - 1:00am

On April 4th a protest was held at the grassy knoll at UBC. The grassy knoll is undergoing redevelopment; the plan for Trek Park (affectionately called the grassy knoll) is a new transit loop that would effectively level and remove the grassy hill UBC students love to sit upon on the rare sunny day.

The protest started with live bands and good times. A bon fire was then lit in the centre concrete area and the brigade was called to hose it down. Protesters were quite fond of the festive fire and attempted to step on the hose to stop the extinguishing of potentially a symbol of the firey spirit that is Grassy Knoll protest.

One woman, who was stepping on the hose, who news is calling “Stef” was arrested:

"(the woman) was grabbed by an RCMP officer and thrown to the ground, pinned, and handcuffed. Her face was literally shoved in a puddle of mud while an RCMP officer sat on top of her," the release said, describing it as an "uncalled act of police aggression."

A small army of 25 students that grew to a whopping 35 created a human chain around the police car that detained the rabble-rouser “Stef”. 19 more students were arrested.

There is a pretty thorough play-by-play at the UBC Insider with links to videos and all that jazz.

Front page news points out the obvious: Homelessness costs us money

By samanthaorwell on March 22, 2008 - 3:29pm


The front page of The Vancouver Sun posted a story entitled, “The cost of homelessness”. (Note that the online equivalent reads, “The high cost of homelessness”- which was published earlier on Friday, March 21, 2008- the word "high" a bit much for the front page?).
The Vancouver Sun, Saturday, March 22, 2008.

"Every homeless person costs system $55,000, an amount that could buy supported
housing for each of them…annual total of $644.3 million in health,
corrections and social services spending for all the homeless in B.C."

Vancouver New Music UBC School of Music, UVic School of Music - Helmut Lachenmann

By VNMS on March 4, 2008 - 3:27pm

Mar 29 2008 - 8:00pm
Mar 29 2008 - 10:00pm

Vancouver New Music, the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia School of Music are pleased to host Helmut Lachenmann, one of the most influential European composers of the 20th and 21st century. With Special guest Helmut Lachenmann, Jee Yeon Ryu, piano, Max Murray, tuba, AK Coope, clarinet and Franklin Cox, cello. The program will feature compositions by Helmut Lachenmann and Luigi Nono.

Free admission.

UBC is making enemies of students

By samanthaorwell on February 9, 2008 - 7:11pm

Read whole post here--->>>

I received this on Feb. 5/2008.

Broadcast E-mail to All UBC Vancouver Students, Faculty and Staff from President Stephen J. Toope:
For the second time in a week, our Vancouver campus community has received a threatening message.In this second case, an unspecific threat has been made for Wednesday. The threat does not specify a time, a location within the UBC Point Grey campus or the method of doing harm.We must take such threats seriously, and we are working closely with senior RCMP personnel to address this new threat.What can we all do when faced with such a threat? We are taking the advice of the RCMP to treat the non-specific nature of the threat with a higher level of community vigilance but to otherwise continue our normal activities.However, because of the specific mention of the Biosciences building in the threatening message received last week, and the traumatic experience of the occupants who endured a full lockdown of the building at that time, classes will be cancelled tomorrow (Wednesday) in the Biosciences Building.
For details, see the RCMP news release at: www.rcmp-bcmedia.caAnd please continue to look at for the latest information.

Africa Rising: Exclusive Mission Hill Wine, Cheese & Silent Auction Fundraiser Event

By jf20k on July 3, 2007 - 12:59am

Jul 12 2007 - 7:00pm
Jul 12 2007 - 9:00pm

**Limited tickets are available (price: $50) and must be purchased on-line through**

Hosted by the Social Entrepreneurship 101 program at the University of British Columbia, Africa Rising will feature the Honourary Christopher Meyer, Head of the South African Consulate as the key note speaker and it is expected to attract over 100 local business leaders and community members. This special evening will be filled with limited edition Mission Hill wine and cheese tasting, an African Art/Photography exhibit and a silent auction of exclusive items from local businesses including:

Opus Hotel
Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club
Farmhouse Collections
Daniel Le Chocolate Belege
Fort Winery
Skanda Jewelry
Jack and Jill Apparel
and more…!

Come join us for an exciting cultural experience while supporting economic and social development in South Africa/Swaziland at the same time!

What is Social Entrepreneurship 101?

Social Entrepreneurship 101: Africa, a partnership between the Sauder School of Business and YouLead International Service Learning, teaches African youth how to write business plans and transform their entrepreneurial ideas into reality.

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