I know this is a little short-notice, but here’s a list of the upcoming guest lectures/lecture series/film screenings/discussion sessions that I know of at UBC. Most of them are free or of low cost. Come check one out if it fits in your schedule and you think you might find the topic interesting!
Big Mouth Speaker Series
When: TODAY! (Wednesday, January 16 2013)
Where: Buchanan Penthouse – Buchanan B, 1866 Main Mall, UBC
Time: 5:30p – 7:30p + reception
Brief description: A Speaker Series about Art and Education
Big Mouth is an evening dedicated to redefining the relationship between the arts and education. Seven speakers from various creative industries will give seven short speeches, sharing their life experiences, perspectives and passions with a crowd of UBC students.
Big Mouth emerges out of a distinct need to shift a specific paradigm in this crucial time for Arts students in Canada. Our goal is to disrupt the stereotypes and doubts surrounding turning an arts education into a career, and to inspire and convince students of real possibilities to direct an arts education into a career and a lifestyle.
“Miss Representation” – Film Screening & Panel Discussion
When: Thursday, January 172013
Where: Room: HA 098 of Sauder School of Business – University of British Columbia 2053 Main Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Time: 6p doors open, 6:30 film starts (90 mins), panel discussion to follow
Cost: Students/staff: $5.00
Sauder alumni: $8.00
General public: $15.00
Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Minerva Foundation for BC Women.
Brief description: Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
Mel Chen, Visiting Scholar, GRSJ Institute
When: Monday, January 21 2013
Where: UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues – 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver V6T 1Z2
Brief description: Associate Professor, Gender & Women’s Studies at U.C. Berkeley, Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (2012, Duke University Press). “Toxicity Incorporated: Toxic Assets, Privileged Bodies, and the Affects of Toxic Management”
Helpful websites for this sort of thing:
The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Sauder School of Business News & Events
More to come soon! Busy working on my RA application that’s due today. (: