Monthly Archives: November 2009

Letter to the Arts AMS Council Members

Dear Arts AMS Council Members, My name is Valentina Vargas Ricca and I am an international student from Guatemala. I understand that there is a motion to remove the International Representative Seat from the AMS Council. I have to say … Continue reading

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Go Global update

Carol Zachs, from Go Global, put this comment in response to the Go Global Fiasco post. Please read it, as it offers some useful information about opportunities to travel to African countries as a UBC student. Unfortunately, for a wide … Continue reading

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Iguazu falls, Brazil and Argentina

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meet your dean – yet another update

As I mentioned somewhere else on this blog, the dean of Arts, Nancy Gallini, had a Meet your Dean session last Wednesday. First of all, I was super impressed by the turn out. The Dean’s office, the AMS, the AUS, … Continue reading

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Go Global Fiasco

For the last month I’ve been super excited about Go Global. I kept imagining myself doing a beautiful term abroad, learning and living in South Africa. O Africa. [youtube][/youtube] Today I equipped myself with boots and umbrella and came to … Continue reading

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The making of a sand mandala

I was absolutely amazed by how the Tibetan monks made the sand mandala over the last 7 days in the MoA. Here is a short video about it… [youtube][/youtube]

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Tibetan Monks in Residence

I keep being amazed by the number of opportunities to experience and live other cultures here in Vancouver.  Starting today there will be five Tibetan monks for seven days in the Museum of Anthropology. They will be making a sand … Continue reading

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I’d just like to let anyone interested in the topic of my previous post that Nancy Gallini, the Dean of Arts, has made available another space for discussing the issue of violence and rape on campus. It will be this … Continue reading

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Meet the Dean

Every first Wednesday of the month Nancy Gallini, the dean of Arts, hosts a discussion session with any interested Arts student in MASS (BUCH D140).  Today’s focus was on a controversial article published last month in The Underground, the official … Continue reading

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Free food on campus

I was originally planning on getting a degree in Human Geography or Latin American Studies… however, it looks as if my degree might end up being a little bit more gastronomy oriented. How about doing four years of undergraduate studies … Continue reading

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