By Patty Wellborn on March 3, 2020
The histories of Canada and South Asia are deeply intertwined.
By Patty Wellborn on January 30, 2020
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.
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By Patty Wellborn on October 30, 2019
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.
By Patty Wellborn on October 16, 2019
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.
By Patty Wellborn on September 13, 2019
If we want to save the planet from climate change, how do we protect the environmental histories of South Asian cultures?
By Patty Wellborn on May 14, 2019
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.
By Nathan Skolski on April 1, 2019
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.
By Patty Wellborn on February 16, 2018
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.
By Nathan Skolski on June 5, 2017
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.