Artist Presentation given by Dylan van der Schyff at the 2018 IICSI colloquium "Sounding Promise in the Present Tense: Improvising Through Turbulent Times." van der Schyff discusses improvisation in relation to music education and theories of cognition.
Les Filles de Illighadad, Niger : Fatou Seidi Ghali, Madassani Ahmoudou, Alamnou Akrouni, Mathieu PetolaFatou Seidi Ghali, Madassani Ahmoudou, Alamnou Akrouni & Mathieu Petola
Workshop with Tuareg folk music group Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger) at the 2017 IICSI colloquium, "Lines of Flight: Improvisation, Hope and Refuge." The group answers questions from the audience before demonstrating how to assemble a tende drum and performing a selection of songs.
Artist Keynote with Julia Úlehla and Aram Bajakian of the experimental folk band Dálava at the 2017 IICSI colloquium, Lines of Flight: Improvisation, Hope and Refuge. Úlehla and Bajakian discuss the history and development of Dálava before answering questions from the audience and performing a selection of songs.
Presentation given by Max Wainright at the 2017 IICSI colloquium "Lines of Flight: Improvisation, Hope and Refuge." Wainright discusses his experience recording the Vancouver rock band Be Afraid using do-it-yourself and improvisatory technology.
Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin’s fiction transcends national borders both physically and figuratively. Not only is he widely read abroad, but also the settings of his works have stretched across the whole Eurasian continent, exploring Russia’s place in the global order. Sorokin’s foray into the future of Russian statehood stemmed from his resentment at the popularity of Eurasianism—a conservative neo-imperialist ideology—in post-Soviet Russia. This talk will concentrate on how Eurasianist ideas influenced contemporary literary production, and...
The effect of World War One on Freud is well known, yet its relation to The Uncanny (1919) remains mysterious. Although scholars have mentioned the war’s atmospheric effect, I ask: What if the connection to The Uncanny is more essential, as exemplified by the essay’s implicit references to the war—including a 1917 story about trauma in colonial New Guinea and Napoleonic war shock resonating through Hoffmann’s “The Sandman”? The fact that Freud does not connect...
To develop the "habit" : Nurses and prenatal care for poor women in the United States and Great Britain, c. 1880-1939Barbara Keddy & Janet Greenlees
Barbara Keddy, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University presents the History of CAHN/ACHN and Janet Greenlees, Senior Lecturer Social Sciences, Media & Journalism (history); Senior Director Centre for the Social History of Health & Healthcare, Glasgow, Caledonian University delivers the Hannah Lecture sponsored by Associated Medical Services at the 2018 Canadian Association for the History of Nursing Annual Conference. Prenatal care provides an opportunity to improve mothers’ general health during pregnancy and to identify...
In this interview, William Ling discusses topics such as an old farm house and various farms, travelling around the city, Chinese laundries, Eaton's, city markets, and his career.
Audio recording of an interview with Annett Ling. Annett discusses various topics including cities she lived and worked, life after marriage, community events and her family life. Length of interview: 00:46:29.
Audio recording of an interview with George Ling. George Ling talks about various topics including life in army, hardships during war and his recovery and life after the war. Length of interview : 00:25:43.
Bing Wong talks about his life in Canada and his training experience and service in Canadian Armed Forces. Length of interview: 00:09:16.
The list of Cantonese operas includes thousands of titles. But only a handful of them stand the test of time. Amongst these gems, Tang Disheng’s The Flower Princess (Di nü hua 帝女花) is a particularly successful one. The playwright created a world where politics and ethics, patriotism and romantic love, intertwine. The work is far more than entertainment, with its cultural influence growing rather than waning over time. Adaptions of the opera in different art...
Outlook for China’s Environment? : What do the Environmental Kuznets Curve and the Experiences of Other East Asian Countries Tell UsStevan Harrell
I use the imperfect but useful concept of the Environmental Kuznets Curve to analyze the prospects for solving the environmental problems now facing China. The talk uses a wide range of historical statistics to classify these problems according to a heuristic “solvability index” based on the biophysical and sociopolitical tractability of these problems, as well as on the histories of how they have been addressed in countries that have faced them earlier: Japan, Taiwan, and...
This paper draws on the notion of the dual state, developed in the 1930s by Ernst Fraenkel, to discuss China’s current legal-political system. The Party-State’s institutional and legislative reforms since the beginning of the Reform and Opening era reflect certain principles of order, fairness and legality connected to the idea of a normative state. Yet, in recent years, there has been a marked expansion of a ‘prerogative-state’ system for the use of terror and violence...
In much of its history from the 19th century to the last decade of the 20th, comparative literature remains largely Euro-centered, and the rise of world literature today offers an opportunity to transcend Eurocentrism and introduce many of the yet unknown canonical works from non-Western and “minor” European literatures to a global readership. We need a world literary map to show what the world looks like in terms of literary traditions and their important works,...
Audio recording of the second interview with George Ling. George Ling discusses various topics including his childhood experience, neighbourhood and his elder brother's life in the Canadian merchant navy. Length of interview: 00:26:23 seconds.
Sammy Soong talks about his personal and family life. Sammy Soong discusses various topics including war in China, discrimination against Chinese people in Vancouver and his experience in Royal Canadian Army. Length of interview: 00:26:04.
Paul Chan provides personal and family information to the interviewer. He talks about his experience in the army during World War II and description of his travel from one country to another and finally joining the allied forces. Length of interview: 00:09:18.
Peggy Lee provides her personal and family details. She talks about her service in Women's Ambulance Corp (WAC) during World War II. She talks about discrimination faced by Chinese people in Vancouver before the war. Length of interview: 00:35:49.
Marshall Chow talks about his family and experiences in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II. He also tells stories when he was posted at different places during the war. Length of interview: 00:10:58.
Howard Mark Chan talks about his family and childhood experiences in China as well as in Canada. He also sheds light on his work in Canadian Air force during World War II. Length of interview: 00:07:07.
Monty Lee talks about his family and clarifies about his first name to the interviewer. He tells about his experience in Royal Canadian Air Force as a first Chinese Canadian officer. He also talks about his past recollections during World War II. Length of interview: 00:09:29.
Andrew Wong talks about his personal and family life. Andrew Wong discusses various topics including discrimination, war in China and his experience in Canadian Merchant Navy. Length of interview: 00:17:47.
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by UBC iSchool. In the post-print information era, how do libraries manage scholarly information? Academic libraries have developed alongside technology, but technology is now changing the structures of information creation, dissemination, retrieval, and preservation. The use of technology in and by libraries, and by the scholars whom they serve, has raised new questions for librarians about their work and its place within the academy....
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by alumni UBC. On a daily basis we are reminded of the importance and value of creating space for dialogue on gender and racial equality as a vehicle for creating and sustaining meaningful change. This event will recognize the lives and leadership of women and people of colour as they share what it takes to lead, succeed, and inspire change.