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Simon Shaheen brings riveting Arab Spring-themed show to Vancouver audience

If the Arab Revolution had a soundtrack, it would be "The Call: Songs for Liberation" by Palestinian musician and composer, New York-based Simon Shaheen. Shaheen brings his Arab Spring-themed...

As delay in childbearing increases, UBC study shows people lack knowledge about fertility

Many British Columbians are waiting until later in their adult life to have children and might not be aware of the reality of fertility.

Free Women's Day event at UBC celebrates older women and highlights need for policy changes

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) is hosting an event this morning to celebrate International Women’s Day, and to draw attention to the inequalities women face in society as they age. The...

UBC Enterprize Case Competition awards innovative pipeline leak detectors

UBC Enterprize Case Competition highlights and awards innovative pinhole-leak detectors.

The haunting story of local filmmaker Daniel Northcott's dying wish

When Vancouver’s Erin Northcott inherited the estate of her late brother, 29 year old filmmaker Daniel Northcott, she found herself in possession of over 1,000 hours of verite-style footage from each...

Dancing at Lughnasa: five sisters, five personalities, one house

Dancing for Lughnasa tells the story of five Irish sisters fending for themselves in their very Catholic Baile Beag ("Little Town").

Musqueam councillor Wade Grant's intercultural outlook

On an overcast day, Musqueam councillor Wade Grant greeted The Vancouver Observer at the Musqueam Community Centre with an easy smile. In jeans and a windbreaker, the 34 year old father of two said...

What's your beef?

The recent beef scare has given British Columbia residents a lot to chew on.

Speaking at UBC, Kofi Annan says crisis in Syria may explode beyond borders

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan entered the room at University of British Columbia on Tuesday and the cloud of his surprising departure from his envoy role in Syria followed...

Jacki Zehner: one wonder woman, moving millions

The visionary CEO of Women Moving Millions shares the inspirational story of how she went from finance to philanthropy.