The making of a cultural hub at the global stage

I am originally from Malaysia – a country that prides itself on being multicultural – but I spent the majority of my childhood abroad. I have always thought that my exposure to different countries and cultures meant that I have a firm understanding of multiculturalism. Despite my international upbringing, I spent the majority of my…

Economics: A look beyond markets

Many welfare projects fail because targeted beneficiaries refuse to participate. In these situations, Nathan Nunn, Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics at Harvard University, argues that cultural understanding combined with economic analysis may help. Nunn, who is also receiving a Simon Fraser University (SFU) Outstanding Alumni Award, will be speaking at the 2017 BMO Public…

How one couple travelled the world

Travelling to 77 countries over six continents is no easy feat. Shahla and Peter Nygaard are sharing their long journey in their new book, Decade of Discovery. In 2004, the Nygaards left their home in Edmonton with a one way ticket to Frankfurt, Germany. “We were really curious about the world and decided the best…

Art shows two kinds of life: virtual and physical

Ying Tan, a Canadian curator, makes her debut showcasing Indonesian art collective Tromarama’s Amphibia exhibition at Centre A from Sept. 8 to Oct. 14. Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans and Ruddy Hatumena created Tromarama in Indonesia through the ‘Video After School’ music video workshop. The competition required its participants to create a music video for a…

Cultural Calendar

Autumn begins this year on Sept. 22, bringing with it falling leaves, cooling temperatures and shorter days. But while the days of summer may be over for now, the events continue! From art gallery openings and literary readings to movie nights and youth fests, there are plenty of festivities, celebrations, exhibits, conversations, roundtables and performances…

Can sugar be making you hangry?

Most people know that consuming too much sugar is unhealthy. Yet, one in every five calories that Canadians consume come from sugar. This includes both naturally occurring sugars, such as those found in fruit and milk, or added sugars, for instance in cereal or salad dressings. Although the body handles naturally occurring and added sugar…