Sociology

UBC event explores interconnected histories of Canada and South Asia

UBC event explores interconnected histories of Canada and South Asia

The histories of Canada and South Asia are deeply intertwined.

UBC event explores true meaning of walls

UBC event explores true meaning of walls

Walls are everywhere.  Although hardly noticed, they define who is legitimate and who is not.  Whether someone is inside or outside the walls of a home, office, prison, public building or a border wall, it affects their identity and its legitimacy. 

UBC event explores the impact of widowhood on women

UBC event explores the impact of widowhood on women

Regardless of medical and lifestyle improvements, Statistics Canada reports that the average life expectancy for males (80) is still a few years shorter than women (84)—meaning that generally, wives still outlive their husbands by a number of years.

UBC event explores life of climate change pioneer Alexander von Humboldt

UBC event explores life of climate change pioneer Alexander von Humboldt

Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt began his celebrated expedition through the New World in 1799. During his travels, he explored the Americas widely, journeying to several countries including Venezuela, Cuba and the United States.

UBC student wins ‘Strong Woman’ accolade

UBC student wins ‘Strong Woman’ accolade

Sharing the bare necessities of life with marginalized women has brought recognition to a UBC Okanagan student.

UBC event explores environmental histories of South Asia

UBC event explores environmental histories of South Asia

If we want to save the planet from climate change, how do we protect the environmental histories of South Asian cultures?

UBC event explores labour challenges in Okanagan

UBC event explores labour challenges in Okanagan

The Okanagan Valley has seen its fair share of labour disputes over the past few years. A number of groups, including casino workers and bus drivers have walked off the job in protest of wages and working conditions.

UBC event explores Franz Ferdinand’s connection to the Okanagan

UBC event explores Franz Ferdinand’s connection to the Okanagan

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, began a round-the-world journey in 1892. After extended visits in India, Australia, and Japan, he arrived in Vancouver in September 1893.

UBC event explores the impact of mass mining in the 20th century

UBC event explores the impact of mass mining in the 20th century

Without mass destruction mining, the mass production and consumption that became common for much of the world in the 20th century would not be possible.

More than 1,650 students graduate from UBC Okanagan this week

More than 1,650 students graduate from UBC Okanagan this week

For many, it’s one of the biggest milestones of their lives—graduating from university. At UBC’s Okanagan campus, nearly 1,650 students will reach that milestone this week as the university gears up for six convocation ceremonies.