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'City Full of Dreams': A Conversation with Kamala Todd and GC Leading Scholars

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I wish I had been counting the number of times Kalama Todd said the word “lands” in her 45 minute talk. The quantitative value of that number might have indicated, more than any qualitative words I might write here, the importance of land to Todd’s work and her talk, presented at Green College on February 16 and entitled ‘Confront Colonialism and Racism in the Post-Pandemic City: Lessons for Educators’.

A (Virtual) Home Visit at Green by the Resident ‘Dissident Doctor’

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The way we treat pregnant women and their babies, according to Dr. Michael Klein, is important in many ways, not least of which is that the way society regards childbirth is a marker for its values.

Dr. Klein joined the Green College virtual Coach House on February 11 to give a talk entitled ‘Childbirth for Grandparents: Childbirth as a Metaphor’ as part of the Senior Scholars series which displays the life stories of the community’s accomplished and diverse scholars as they reflect on the twists and turns they’ve taken.

Interview with a GC Resident Member: Jane Kuznetsova

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Jane Kuznetsova is in the second year of her PhD in Language and Literacy Education at UBC. She holds a Master’s in Humanities Computing from the University of Alberta and a combined Specialist degree in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Her current focus is particularly in games-related education and her research interests include systematic portrayals of romance and intimacy in games and digital media, mechanical representations of psychological trauma in games and subversions of player agency.

An Existential Moment for Theatre

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“We want to see down your throat,” said Colleen Murphy. “Or at least I do.”

No, the situation Murphy was describing wasn’t a doctor giving you a laryngoscopy. She was talking about the nature and role of theatre during and after a pandemic. When three-dimensional live theatre becomes translated onto a two-dimensional screen as it has during the COVID-19 pandemic, the intensity, the operatic tone, the putting of grief and fury into a safe place, must become more, well, in your face.

Interview with a GC Resident Member: Hallah Kassem

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Hallah Kassem is in the first year of her Masters of Science in Population and Public Health at UBC. She graduated with a Bachelors in Applied Science in Public Health and Safety from Ryerson University. She is in her first year of residence at Green College.

*This is a transcript of our conversation on January 6, 2021. It has been edited for length and clarity.

In Conversation with Michelle Good, Author, Lawyer and Voice of Wisdom

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In conversation with Michelle Good, author, lawyer and voice of wisdom

Michelle Good, a Cree writer and lawyer who recently published her debut novel, Five LIttle Indians, will be kicking off her residency at Green College with a lecture on January 19 entitled ‘The Critical Role of Residential Schools in the Colonial Toolkit’. It is the first episode of the J.V. Clyne series she will be overseeing for the year at Green College on the topic of ‘Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Fingerprints in the 21st Century’.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: GREEN COLLEGE ADVISORY BOARD

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: GREEN COLLEGE ADVISORY BOARD

The Nominating Committee for the Advisory Board of Green College at the University of British Columbia invites its Resident Members, Society Members (former Resident Members) and Members of Common Room to put forward names for possible nominees to Board positions.

Positions are open for (1) Member at Large from the general community, (1) Society Member (former Resident Member), and (1) UBC Faculty Member of Common Room.

Interview with a GC Resident Member: Patara McKeen

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Patara McKeen is SSHRC funded scholar at the University of British Columbia and is in their second year of residence at Green College. Patara is author of “OPINION: It’s time to sit down and listen. The pandemic is racist” and submitted article “Shaping Sensibility, A Riots Production of Civility.”

*This is a transcript of our conversation on December 5, 2020. It has been edited for length and clarity.

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