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Afghanistan's first female animator and current John Grace Memorial Animator in Residence at Green College reflects on her childhood, early career and the struggles of Afghan women and girls
The most important thing to understand about Afghanistan’s first female animator, Sara Barackzay, is that from an early age, she has known exactly what her purpose in life is.
Photo: The Rt. Honourable Bill Graham and his wife Catherine celebrating the launch of the Call of the Wild at Green College
Thursday April 29th was not the first time Ajay Agrawal has been to Green College. The Richard V. Ericson lecturer from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto was in fact visiting his old stomping grounds when he attended the Coach House to give a lecture on the economic disruptive capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI).
Imagine a Platonist and a Buddhist discussing the ultimate moral task.
Like most conversations, at least conversations of the academic debate variety, there are many points where people might disagree. Yet, it is Yale-NUS philosopher Amber Carpenter’s task to discover where they might, surprisingly, agree on knowledge, virtue and the goal of living a moral life.
In early March, 2022, Green College Resident Member Jane Willsie interviewed the College’s current Poet in Residence, Margaret Christakos, about her work, artistic process and residency so far. The following is a transcript of that conversation. It has been edited for length and clarity.
It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of the Green College Dining Society Executive Chef, Joseph Collet.
From Principal Mark Vessey:
By coming to live here, you join a tradition of communal living on this site that stretches back with the Musqueam people to time out of mind, and in recent years has been carried on by Resident Members of Green College (“Greenies”) like you.
Patchworks is a monthly podcast run by a group of resident members at Green College at the University of British Columbia on the unceded and occupied traditional territories of the Musqueam. The goal of the podcast is to amplify stories of IBPoC resistance, organizing, and dreaming by emerging and established Vancouver-based and international scholars, activists and community organizers. The current hosts of the podcast are Patara McKeen, Rodney Stehr, Jane Willsie.