HEADS UP: THERE ARE THINGS OF A SUSTAINABLE NATURE AFOOT AT UBC

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Eco-Buzz Banner Project
Students in two third-year visual art studio courses, Intermediate Drawing VISA 321 and Print Media II VISA 350, of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, will be creating a series of banners as part of a Terry project and their course work this term. This collaborative art project thematically will bridge aspects of art and science through focusing on issues of sustainability. An additional public component will enable these students to collaborate with students from the UBC community at large in sessions planned to take place the last two weeks of February. The final banners will be printed digitally at the UBC Print Media Research Center and displayed at various locations locally. Along with other thematically related drawings and prints, the banners are tentatively planned to be first exhibited from April 15 to 22 in the UBC AMS gallery.

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The Designs for a Sustainable World Challenge 2007
Environment. Sustainability. It’s on everyone’s agenda and yet what has been done so far? What can you do to contribute? Participate in the most unique sustainability event of the year.
Come join participants from all disciplines at the DSW Challenge to explore environmental, sanitary and energy related issues recorded around the world. Build a team and come face to face with real life sustainability challenges to which you will have to build a solution. The DSW Challenge will culminate with the DSW Monster Jam on March 16th, where students will face-off in a desperate fight to end degradation. Be the answer. Innovate. Create. Challenge yourself. Win money prizes! And most all, make a difference.
Hosted by Engineers Without Borders. For more information, please visit http://ubc.ewb.ca/dsw or contact dswchallenge@gmail.com The deadline for registration is February 12th.

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PRISM international presents: Readings on sustainability by award-winning authors Trevor Herriot and a. rawlings.
What happens when lepidoptery meets sleep studies? What significance do disappearing grassland birds have for the prairies and the people who live there? Join us for an evening of readings that explores our relationships with the natural world and how the places in which we live sustain us. (Free admission, Monday, April 2, 2007, readings at 7:30pm at a location to be announced).

Trevor Herriot is an award-winning literary non-fiction author. His first book, River in a Dry Land: A Prairie Passage (McClelland & Stewart, 2000), received two Saskatchewan Book Awards, the Writers Trust Drainie Taylor Biography Prize, and the Canadian Booksellers’ Association Award for “Best First-Time Author.” It was also nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction. Jacob’s Wound: a Search for the Spirit of Wildness (McClelland & Stewart, 2004) also received several award nominations, including the Writer’s Trust Award for Non-fiction. Herriot has written two documentaries for CBC Ideas and is currently working on a book called Pastures Unsung.

a. rawlings is a poet and multidisciplinary artist. In 2001, she received the bpNichol Award for Distinction in Writing upon graduation from York University. She recently co-edited Shift and Switch: New Canadian Poetry (The Mercury Press, 2005). Her first poetry collection, Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists, was published by Coach House Press in 2006.

In conjunction with this reading, PRISM International will host a poetry contest open to all UBC students (except those in creative writing). There is no entry fee. The first place winner will recieve a prize of $100, and all wining entries will appear on the PRISM website. Poems should address relationship with place, and/or issues of stewardship, ecology, or sustainability. Deadline for all entries is March 21, 2007. Please submit to
prism_international2007@yahoo.ca. (www.prism.arts.ubc.ca)

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Sustainability Film Contest
Should art educate, inform, organize, influence, incite to action, or should it simply be an object of pleasure?

Showcase your creativity… UBC’s first ever Sustainability Film Contest is looking for submissions of short films (up to 15 minutes) on the theme of Responsible Consumption. There will be cash prizes for the top films, which will featured during Responsible Consumption Week at UBC, March 19-23, 2007.

Please check www.sustain.ubc.ca/sustainable_u for more details about registration and submission deadlines.

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UBC Sprouts: Iron Chef Sustainable Wraps Edition
Details to be announced
Food Security – it’s an issue that affects us all. Issues of genetically engineered foods, pesticide use, unjust labour conditions and the increase in factory farms has helped to create uncertainty in our modern food system.

However, solutions do exist. Come celebrate Dr. Vandana Shiva’s visit to UBC by joining Sprouts in free local food sampling, food-miles contests, fantastic prize give-aways and other fun with food!

Come one, come all – we all need to eat, don’t we?

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These events made possible with the generous support of UBC’s Sustainability Office.

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