Culture of Cuba focus of annual Hispanic Cinema Retrospective

The first documentary in this year’s Hispanic Cinema Retrospective explores the cultural meaning of bicycling in Cuba’s capital. The film’s associate director Jennifer Hosek will be on hand at the showing Oct 12 and will talk about her experiences making the film.

Cuba’s unique culture and history will be in the spotlight during this year’s Hispanic Cinema Retrospective.


AlterKnowledge discussion challenges stereotypes of Africa

UBC economics student Trophy Ewila will lead the next AlterKnowledge discussion and speak about the negative stereotypes Africa faces.

What comes to mind when you hear the name, Africa? The next AlterKnowledge discussion, hosted by UBC Okanagan student Trophy Ewila, focuses on stereotypes of the complex, multi-nation continent.


People trying to quit smoking don’t always focus on tobacco cessation

UBC's Heather Gainforth holds a nicotine inhaler, a popular tool with people trying to quit smoking.

Fifty per cent of statements made by smokers during counselling sessions designed to help them stop have nothing to do with quitting, a UBC study has found.

Business & Politics

UBC president to talk about priorities and goals for the university

UBC President Santa Ono

Professor Santa Ono, UBC’s 15th President and Vice-Chancellor, will share his early priorities and interests for the university at a special evening conversation in Kelowna next week.