Everyone in the room wore tense, unsmiling expressions on their faces— except for Kisil. The 20-year-old danced a little jig in front of the cameras and his relaxed attitude seemed out of place at such an elite level of swimming.
The accordion might just be one of the most underestimated instruments in the musical family, but Ksenija Sidorova makes a pretty good case for why that should not be. In her September 18 concert, she showed its capabilities to be immense.
Competitors begin on the softer valley floor and travel up the alpine, traversing boulders and glaciers as they go. With such a variety of terrains, the event is an expedition as much as it is a competition.
Sport is a universal means of bringing people together or providing a platform for positive change. But where can UBC students fit in with that, be it through promoting sport overall or through raising awareness for a sports-related issue or cause?
Being a good DJ is a difficult gig. Behind the hubbub and hype of a party, DJs have a great responsibility — to set the correct atmosphere and energy for the night.
It can take up huge chunks of your time, drain your energy and put you in close proximity with difficult people. No, I’m not talking about group projects.
A year ago, DJ Negar Hamidzadeh’s schedule was filled with lectures and assignments. Now, she is performing in shows and festivals all over Vancouver and the world while producing her own music.
“This kind of symposium is essentially a place where we want to carve out this space that doesn’t quite exist in Vancouver, for not only ourselves, [but also] to be able to provide this space for other women and non-binary artists."