Posts from the ‘cultural criticism’ category

Collaborative Lessons Learnt from the Ugandan Deaf Community: Nidhi Joseph and Ooi Koon Peng at TEDxTerry Talks 2013

During a UBC International Service Learning summer placement, Nidhi Joseph and Ooi Koon Peng travelled to Uganda to work on literacy programs with a community library.…

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How We Can Address Sexual Violence With Language Alone: Lucia Lorenzi at TEDxTerry Talks 2013

Lucia Lorenzi speaks passionately about the import role words play in addressing sexual violence. Drawing on both personal and professional knowledge, Lucia explores ideas surrounding the…

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Children from around the world and where they sleep.

I always find this kind of photojournalism incredibly compelling (for instance, one of my favourite books to give as a present is Menzel D’Aluisio’s Hungry Planet).…

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Notes on Being Metis

- – – Growing up, I knew I was mixed. I knew my mother and my father came from different backgrounds; my mother looked different than…

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The Silent Genocide: Aboriginal Language Loss FAQ

- – – What Is The Issue? – – – What is language death? Language death is a process by which the fluency of a language…

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From the slums of Shaolin…

Cary Campbell is a jazz studies student at Capilano University. Our recent podcast on rebranding and identity led to this piece on the power of analogy…

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Identity and Authenticity at the Cosplay Cafe

Author: Bryce Doersam, research assistant for the Terry Project Podcast The entrance to the “cafe,” set up in a rented room in the UBC student union…

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Passing Encounters: Towards a Visual Archive of Vancouver Public Culture

There’s an interesting and short – it ends Friday – exhibition in the lobby of the Lasserre building (map).  Passing Encounters: Towards a Visual Archive of…

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#IdleNoMore at UBC – January 31st, 10:30am to 4:30pm

Sophia says: Recently a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty, and supporters have began to organize an event at UBC for January 31st. We share…

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