This week on campus: The “hide yer kids!” edition.
Each week, the Terry team will highlight events in and around campus that we happen to be interested in. As usual, the focus will be on global issues with an interdisciplinary angle. Be sure to check out events.ubc.ca for more.
Author Meets Critics: Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children: Joel Bakan “Vancouver’s Best Public Intellectual” (Georgia Straight) and author of the best seller “The Corporation” is back with an alarming new book about how big business is mercilessly targeting children. This Wednesday, Green College is hosting him at UBC Law. Want a sneak peak? He recently spoke to George Stroumboulopoulos.
The Student Leadership Conference: For one day, UBC’s students leaders will all be together for one big conference: the SLC. The preparation for this has gone on for months, and it’s sure not to disappoint; year after year, this is one of the biggest events on campus.
H2Oil: This Tuesday, Cinema Politica is back with H2Oil for the first documentary film screening of the year. When we hosted Bill McKibben at UBC, he implored us to stop the tar sands because developing them would mean a massive amount of carbon emissions. But there’s another reason to fight them: to protect our water. A barrel of tar sands oil takes 4 barrels of water to produce.
Crude: This Wednesday, the International Relations Student Association is hosting a screening of the critically-aclaimied, highly controversial film Crude. Crude documents the 27 billion dollar class action lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador for what some call “the Amazonian Chernobyl.” This is a must see; just look at how much Chevron loved it.
Overlooking Everyday Injustice with Global Justice: Distinguished scholar Brooke Ackerly (Vanderbuilt) takes a look at global justice through a feminist perspective, this Friday at the Liu.