Reaction to the Jenn Smith talk were the emotional backdrop for this month's Get Connected: Queer, Trans, & Allies Community Night. Usually, the event helps to connect students not only with each other but also with faculty and staff. But despite the tables overflowing with food and murmur of chatter, the mood of this year’s event was far from festive.

The exhibit opens up into a dark room and immediately transfers the viewer into a carnival-like atmosphere of magic and storytelling. Each selection of puppets is carefully staged as if during a live performance, with theater chairs and even a green lawn provided for the ultimate immersive experience.

City of Dreamers, Joseph Hillel’s newest film, arrived at Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival. The documentary tells the story of four prolific women architects in Canada as they reflect on their careers within the context of the male-dominated industry.

This may not come as a huge surprise to some of you, given Vancouver’s moniker as the ‘no fun city,’ but Vancouver doesn’t have a colossal library of songs referencing it unlike, say, New York or Los Angeles. One might ask, “What is there to even sing about? Rain?” And, darn it, you’re kind of right.

While the crux of Queer Lives on Display: In the Archives of The Institute of Sexual Science in Berlin was on Hirschfeld and his life, the central thesis of Bauer’s talk was on “what it means to archives the lives of people who don’t fit with in norms.”

HASTAC 2019 is an affiliated conference that was held from May 16 to 18 on Unceded Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Territory/UBC Vancouver, and it's theme was Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education.

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