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#096: Arts Career Expo 2010

January 30th, 2010 Comments Off on #096: Arts Career Expo 2010

Currently listening to: “Diplomat’s Son” – Vampire Weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 2010 Arts Career Expo last night: an evening of panel discussions with notable UBC Arts alumni in a myriad of fields ranging from fine art to international affairs, followed by a mix-and-mingle with the panelists (alongside an absolutely delightful array […]

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#092: A new look at mental illness

January 13th, 2010 4 Comments

Currently listening to: “Nowhere with You” – Joel Plaskett This intriguing article from the New York Times on the gradual Americanization of perceptions on mental disorders is incredibly worth reading. The article presents an interesting take on the effects seen from the spread of Western labels and generalized treatment of mental disorders. In bringing up […]

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#075: Philip Zimbardo at UBC!

November 22nd, 2009 3 Comments

Currently listening to: “Somebody to Love” – GLEE Cast After a few weeks of intense geeking-out, finally, finally!, the Zimbardo lecture! Entitled “A Journey from Evil to Heroism”, it started off with a brief run-down about his Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) and its relevant societal implications. Following the grim discussion of systemic evil, he took […]

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#073: In pursuit of erudition

November 16th, 2009 Comments Off on #073: In pursuit of erudition

Currently listening to: “The Jeep Song” – The Dresden Dolls As I hurried/was blown into Swing this damp morning, I couldn’t help but overhear this snippet from some despondent student’s plaintive cry to her friend. “It wasn’t supposed to be like this! We were supposed to get an education, and then we would have everything!” […]


#072: Geekery!!!

November 14th, 2009 5 Comments

Currently listening to: “Ordinary Day” – Great Big Sea This is what’s up. November 20, 2009 – Philip Zimbardo at UBC!!!!!!!! Cue excited arm-flailing, incoherent exclamation allsorts, unsuspecting roommates being biffed over the head with copies of his book, et cetera. You might know him as the man behind the Stanford Prison Experiment, and the […]

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