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Michelle Keong

Writer, travel addict and creative enthusiast. Looking for inspiration in the simple, beautiful things in life.

I don’t want to wait

Joshua Jackson at UBC

For our lives to be over. Joshua Jackson filming an episode of Fringe outside my office. A great start to the weekend!

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Where memories (and legends) are made

UBC Old Auditorium

When the Old Auditorium was slated to be demolished nearly a decade ago, a voice and opera student was compelled to take action. He called CBC to cover the story. “I was adamant that this building shouldn’t be torn down,” says Hussein Janmohamed (BMus ‘96, MMus ‘98), a Vancouver-based community music educator, composer, and co-founder […]

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Love from both sides

The overly-talked-about topic is given a fresh perspective. Two, to be exact. This short film was shot on a London rooftop over the period of one day. Beautiful, non? Reflections of a Skyline from Michael Tamman on Vimeo.

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Failure can be a good thing

JK Rowling

Arguably one of the most talented writer’s of our time, J.K. Rowling speaks about the importance of imagination, and, of failure. I find myself revisiting her 2008 Harvard Commencement Address every so often.

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Olé to writers who never give up

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

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Harlequin author keeps readers hooked

Nancy Warren

UBC Arts alumna Nancy Warren (BA, ’81) is a leading novelist for Harlequin, the world’s top publisher of romance novels. Warren’s job is to keep readers guessing.

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Undergrad research explores children’s rights

Children outside resort in Siem Reap

While many students spend their summers backpacking throughout Southeast Asia, Lisa Davidson, who graduates this spring with a B.A. in honours anthropology, traveled to Cambodia for an entirely different reason. She wanted to learn about children’s rights and labour, not from a textbook, but in the flesh.

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Road hockey rumbles

Mark McGuckin and Calum MacLeod

Mark McGuckin (BA ’04 Film Production) and Calum MacLeod (BA ’03 Film and TV Studies) are co-hosts, writers, and creative producers of “Road Hockey Rumble,” a reality-based documentary series about legendary hockey towns, age-old rivalries, and the genuine passion for a down-home Canadian game, which premiered Jan. 10 on the Outdoor Life Network.

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Big Love staging features cake fights, wrestling, singing


Theatre at UBC, the renowned interdisciplinary training program, presents “Big Love,” a fresh take on the age-old story of 50 sisters promised in marriage to their cousins. The production runs till Feb. 3 at the Telus Studio Theatre in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Puccini’s “La Boheme” a timeless tale of love and loss

Nancy Hermiston

With a timeless plot of poor young artists struggling to survive, a cast of 60 singers, and a live orchestra, the UBC Opera Ensemble stages “La Boheme” at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Feb. 8-11.

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