With environmental crises looming and big agri-business impacting our everyday lives on an unprecedented scale, the politics of food is an important emerging field. Much has been written on concerns ranging from the national to the agricultural and the personal. But a literal analysis of national food politics is unprecedented — so dare I ask a more pressing question?
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"There are a lot of technologies you don’t see," said Widmer. "There are sweat-absorbing technologies, there’s UV blocking technology, there’s stain-resistant and a quick-drying factor which dries three times quicker than conventional materials."
“This is an East Van Panto,” said Drover. “It’s very much of East Vancouver, which I think is something that’s very important to the company. It honours the community of East Vancouver, which is very community oriented [and] very family oriented.”
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … there was an A Cappella club at UBC that was in the Song Wars: The Force Aca-wakens. Get ready for yet another amazingly geeky concert from UBC A Cappella. There’s twice the fun, twice the singing, twice the nerdiness and puns with double the concerts this time.
“The Crawl showcases emerging to professional artists working in painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, mixed media, design, glass and furniture. The primary goal is to connect artists and the public. [We hope] to engage in a dialogue about the art-making process.”
While volunteering at The Door is Open’s Sunday soup kitchen, the members of the organization encouraged him to sit down, converse, eat, and most importantly listen to the stories of homeless individuals. The most important part of their work, he said, is to be compassionate and humanize to those who are more often than not ignored on a daily basis.
Soft Haze is another talented band whose independent roots and coherent sound exceeds expectations, though Bommes is too humble to admit it.
In grappling with this social reality, the highest ranking veteran participating in the event discussed the challenge of a dual responsibility as a leader and authority within the service – one that is valued through expressing strength, and an individual who struggled with the damaging emotional traumas of war.
“A lot of jazz is about that ... spontaneous interplaying between the musicians,” said Yuen. “The fact that we are all jazz trained ... I think it’s huge. It affects how we compose music.”
“I think we’re at the point where you go from it being a connecting tool to it being an isolating thing,” said Khan. “We don’t really relate to each other as much because we’re not looking at each other’s realities.”
It challenges the audience to make connections and reflect on art – both visual and performing – by enhancing their experience through interweaving the two art forms together.
Grauman has received recognition for her years on stage by being selected for the 2015 Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Theatre, nominated by Margo Kane, a prominent figure in Canadian theatre.
Featuring seven Taiwanese artists and working in a variety of mediums from puppetry and sculpture to video and installation, the (In)Visible exhibit offers a unique experience of eccentricity and ingenuity, spirituality and magic, the divine and the unexplainable, the contemporary and modern through the craftsmanship and culture of Taiwan.
This narrative forms the basis of playwright and actress Trish Cooper’s play, Social Studies. The script was inspired by Cooper’s own experience, when her mother adopted a Sudanese “Lost Boy”. The play follows a family in Winnipeg, who adopt a Sudanese refugee, as they navigate their cultural differences.
Where’d the time go? With the holidays and end of term approaching, it’s time for a good old fashioned get together with all your friends whom you can’t bear the thought of parting with for winter break. And what's better than a potluck when you all want to gather over some food?