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 Patty Wellborn on February 2, 2018
There are certain things about our families that we know as fact. But what happens when what we thought we knew turns out to be only partly true?
By Patty Wellborn on November 23, 2017
Ian Hesketh, an expert on the relationship between history, science and religion will discuss his research that examines the politics of publishing a sensational anonymous account of Christ’s life on November 28.
By Patty Wellborn on November 1, 2017
When societies experience significant historic trauma, in the form of mass repression or violence, how do they deal with its legacy?