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An Interview With Brendan Pelsue, John Grace Memorial Playwright In Residence

Green College Staff

Brendan Pelsue, the John Grace Memorial Playwright in Residence, arrived at Green College in Spring 2024. His recent work includes adaptations of A Tale of Two Cities and Don Juan. In a conversation with Content Writer and Resident Member Kyla McCallum, Brendan talks about his approach to writing, translating text to stage and conveying meaning. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity.

KM: How do you like Green College so far?

Generative AI in the Classroom: Background Information for Educators

Green College Staff

As artificial intelligence (AI) tools are becoming widely adopted by professionals and students alike, educators are realizing that they need to better understand text and image generators like ChatGPT and DALL-E.

On a rainy Thursday in October, Vered Shwartz—Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Computer Science—kicked off a lecture series that caters to these needs, called AI in Education: Promises and Pitfalls.

Songs and Ghosts: An Interview with Green College Resident Member Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li

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Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li is a Green College Resident Member and MFA student at the UBC School of Creative Writing. She wrote, produced and directed a short film, “In Silence, We Sing,” as part of the 26th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. She sits down with Green College Resident Member Noah Stevens to discuss her work and her time at Green.

What inspired the film? Do you see it as a response to recent events?

A Conversation with Pianist Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, Green College Resident Member

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Jaeden Izik-Dzurko is an emerging BC-born pianist and Green College Resident Member. He is the First Prize winner at the 2022 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, the 2022 Maria Canals International Music Competition and the 20th Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition. In late March, he took time out of his schedule to sit down with Green College Resident Member Noah Stevens to talk about his life as a pianist and his time at Green.

How did you get started playing the piano?