A role model for smaller towns

Even though I’m a Saskatchewan-born Regina resident now, whenever I visit Vancouver, I feel right at home – probably because I spent five and a half years living there. I didn’t leave because I wanted to, but because of employment opportunities. I’ve now settled back into the prairie life, which was a bit of a…

Exploring e-waste

Josh Lepawsky first became interested in the topic of e-waste (electronic waste) more than a decade ago through learning about Malaysia, which was building new cities devoted to upgrading the value chain in terms of digital technologies. “I had been really intrigued how people talked about information and communication technology as if it existed in…

Recycling abandoned fishnets with sustainability in mind

More than 640,000 tonnes of commercial fishing gear is abandoned, lost or discarded in oceans annually in the world, according to the jointly issued report by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the UN Environment Program (UNEP). That makes up to 10 per cent of oceanic litter. Abandoned fishing gear has become a global problem.…

Making of Duterte’s Hell

Aaron Goodman, a Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) faculty member, wants to give viewers the opportunity to see what it’s like for the family and community of victims being terrorized by the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines through the mini-documentary Duterte’s Hell. The film contains graphic and emotional scenes of the deceased and their loved ones. Goodman had previous experience shining…

Art trade made simple

Resisting the attachment of monetary value to art, Lena Tan creates cards that can only be traded for other art cards while opening a non-judgmental space for expression. Tan’s exhibition this October, Micromeditations: Artist Trading Cards, invites people to come and trade cards of art. At the talk, she will explain what an Artist Trading Card…

Cultural Calendar

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! There is indeed much to be thankful for in this diverse city, with plenty of events, festivals, conferences, talks, shows and exhibits happening this month. With autumn in full swing, there is a lot to see and do. Why not check out some of the events below?  …