The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies was busy this past year with many events and projects.
The 2013-14 season of the AlterKnowledge Discussion Series saw more than 300 people participating in the 9 discussions. We would like to recognize the partnership of the Alternator Centre, who provided such a wonderful space for the series. AlterKnowledge will return in September with another series of discussions focused on issues of decolonization.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and teacher Helen Haig-Brown spent a week on campus as our Visiting Scholar. She spent her time on campus working with students and faculty and offering a public talk and a screening of her recent documentary Legacy (2013).
For the second year in a row, Theatre26 presented student performances as well as a variety of events by performance and theatre groups from the Okanagan and beyond in the University Theatre to enthusiastic audiences of students, staff, faculty and community members.
The Visiting Author Series brought four acclaimed Canadian writers and poets to the Okanagan to present their work to enthusiastic audiences at the Okanagan Regional Library.
The Creative Studies department hosted four Visiting Artists who gave public lectures about their art practice to visual arts students, staff, faculty, and community members.
The Emerging Visions Research Series hosted excellent presentations from artist-researchers and scholars from all over North America. The talks were inspiring and relevant to a number of faculty member’s work in FCCS, and were a great opportunity to be introduced to faculty members’ research in FCCS as well.
The Hispanic Film Series, co-presented by the Spanish Program and the Latin American & Liberian Studies Program at UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College, included films from all over Latin America. The theme for the Winter 2014 line up was realism in Hispanic films.
We look forward to the continued showcase of these and new events for the upcoming year.