In collaboration with the Public Scholars Initiative (PSI), the IKBLC Community Engagement & Programs division presents the “PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series,” which showcases doctoral students telling their community-engaged research stories in just under seven minutes.

In “Human(e) Interactions with the Environment,” nine PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative engage the public by using the Pecha Kucha format to present on how their research is contributing to the public good, and making a change in the world.  This year’s PSI themes include education, environment, culture, social justice, and health. Can’t make this event? It will be made online for viewing from the IKBLC webcast portal.

Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 6:30-8:30pm at UBC Robson Square, Room C100

Speakers

Yemi Adeyeye (Forestry), Evan Bowness (IRES), Mollie Chapman (IRES), Tugce Conger (IRES), Jamie Fenneman (Botany), Graham McDowell (IRES), Emily Rugel (Population and Public Health), Steve Williams (IRES), Stefan Pauer (Law).

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The Westcoast Calligraphy Society’s exhibition “Things That Go Bump in the Night” features a collection of spooky lettering displays that will be at the IKBLC from September 30th to October 27th. This exhibition theme is part of the society’s meeting about “Words on the Dark Side“. The exhibition shows framed pieces with spooky phrases written in different ways and many other smaller works written in colored pencils against black paper.

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The Westcoast Calligraphy Society consists of an enthusiastic group of people who continue to share their knowledge of design, color, illustration, bookbinding, paper making and other talents with everyone interested in the art of letters. Many of their members also teach beginning and more advanced calligraphy throughout the Lower Mainland.img_6694


What is Calligraphy – Watch an interactive video on Old English Calligraphy Style Lettering

The society was first established in September 1978 as the Society for Italic Handwriting, B. C. Branch. As it continued to grow and its members’ interests expanded, the focus broadened to all types of calligraphy and in June 1986, the name was changed to Westcoast Calligraphy Society. Some of the society’s previous exhibitions at the IKBLC include “Letters to the Garden“, “The Lyrical World“, and “Snow, Ice and Gold“.


Recommended Resources for more information:

Koerner Library | PG3487.I7525 C35 2015

Knight, Stan. Historical scripts: A handbook for calligraphers. Taplinger Publishing Company, 1986.
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | NK3600 .K55 1984

Whalley, Joyce Irene. The Student’s Guide to Western Calligraphy: An Illustrated Survey. Shambhala, 1984.
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | Z43 .W53 1984

 

 

 

 

 

Mexiquense Popular ArtFrom September 1-30, the Mexiquense Popular Art exhibit will be on display at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on level 2.

The Mexiquenses Artisans are renowned as popular artists of profound sensibility and creativity that, despite the passing of time and external influences, have kept in their products the distinctive characteristics and cosmology of the five ethnic groups of the state: Matlazincas, Mazahuas, Otomíes, Nahuas y Tlahuicas.


It is a cultural heritage that includes a significant number of pieces which strive to preserve and spread mexiquenses culture.  The artisans are distributed over 80 percent of the state territory, using materials offered by the nature of the region to produce unique pieces that cover the essential craft derivations.

This exhibit at IKBLC is in partnership with, Mexico Fest a celebration of the anniversary of Mexico’s Independence and has become the most important festival dedicated to Mexico in British Columbia.

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This year’s programming includes events by the Mexican Tourism Board in Vancouver, the Mexican Community in Vancouver Services Society, the Network of Mexican Talent in BC, the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, and numerous sponsors, making it a truly community-based and government effort to showcase Mexican music, traditions, spectacular tourism destinations to BC.

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May 3–31 It’s About Time: A Retrospective of Asian Presence at UBC
Located on the Main Floor (level 2) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

To commemorate UBC’s Centennial, the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program invites you to celebrate 100 years of Asian communities at UBC. The exhibition is a relational project that showcases various stories from the Hong Kong Canada Crosscurrents Project, a trailer and photos from the upcoming film All Our Father’s Relations, creative work done by students for the ACAM Student Journal, and narratives from the ACAM Centennial Alumni Project: Retelling UBC’s History from an Asian Canadian Lens. By engaging with these existing projects, ACAM hopes to foster dialogue that includes alternative histories around the UBC community. We ask how these different yet intertwined Asian diasporic histories influence the ways in which the current student body interacts with the unceded territory upon which we live and work.


UBC’s Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Program presents “Sexual Violence in Asian Communities in Canada.”

Join Dr. Nora Angeles, Dr. JP Catungal, and K.Ho as they discuss sexual violence in Asian communities in Canada. The audience will engage in a facilitated dialogue with the panelists as we explore how sexual violence impacts Asian communities in Canada through the context of colonization and racism. How might certain cultural codes inform sexual violence against women and LGBTQ people in Asian communities in Canada? What can these communities do to address sexual violence, keeping in mind particular histories of violence and oppression? We invite you to explore these questions and more in this engaging panel discussion with ACAM faculty, students, and friends. As well, Dr. CJ Rowe will be present to talk about support services available at UBC and in the larger Vancouver community.

This event took place on the traditional, unceded, ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation on March 18, 2016.

Speaker Bios

LEONORA ANGELES
Leonora (Nora) C Angeles is Associate Professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning and the Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Program at the University of British Columbia. She is currently the Graduate Program Advisor of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies. She is also faculty research associate at the UBC Centre for Human Settlements where she has been involved in a number of applied research and capacity-building research projects in Brazil, Vietnam and Southeast Asian countries. Her continuing research and interests are on community and international development studies and social policy, participatory planning and governance, participatory action research, and the politics of transnational feminist networks, women’s movements and agrarian issues, particularly in the Southeast Asian region.

JP CATUNGAL
Dr. JP Catungal is Instructor I (Tenure-Track) in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies in the GRSJ Institute. His teaching interests include anti-racist feminisms, queer-of-colour critique, the politics of knowledge production, and migration and diaspora studies. JP’s research develops queer-of-colour and anti-racist feminist interventions in the scholarship of teaching and learning. He is also engaged in ongoing work on racial geographies of sexual health, alignments between homonationalism and straight allyship, and queer-of-colour theorizing in Filipinx-Canadian studies.

K.HO
K is a queer, non-binary Chinese settler raised in unceded Coast Salish territories. They put energy into QTIPOC communities, representations, and activisms. Currently, they are facilitating a student directed seminar titled “Voices from the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Race, Sexuality, and Settler Colonialism,” focusing on women of colour and Indigenous feminisms, queer of colour critiques, and community- and art-based resistance movements. K is an editor for The Talon and a portrait photographer whose work is framed in community representation and radical visibility.

CJ ROWE
CJ Rowe is a Diversity Advisor, Sexual Assault Intervention & Prevention in Student Development and Services at UBC and received a Ph.D. in Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education in 2014. CJ’s work as a Diversity Advisor, uses a feminist intersectional approach to provide leadership in the development and implementation of the University’s Sexual Assault Intervention and Prevention Education plan. CJ’s research interests include queer theory, postfeminism, embodied pedagogy, performance studies, and women’s music.


Select Articles and Books Available at UBC Library

Basanti-Sidhu, H. (. (2013). Sexual Abuse in the South Asian Diaspora Community of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. [Link]

Hodgson, J. F., & Kelley, D. S. (2002;2001;). Sexual violence: Policies, practices, and challenges in the united states and canada. Westport, Conn: Praeger. [Link]

Postmus, J. L., & Gale (Firm). (2013;2012;). Sexual violence and abuse: An encyclopedia of prevention, impacts, and recovery. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO. [Link]

Thiara, R. K., Gill, A. K., & Ebrary Academic Complete (Canada) Subscription Collection. (2009;2010;). Violence against women in south asian communities: Issues for policy and practice. London;Philadelphia, PA;: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. [Link]


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