January 2024

Now & Then highlights UBC History news and events for students, faculty, staff & alumni

Faculty News


UBC History Welcomes Visiting Professors Dr. Asma Qadri and Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Farid

Dr. Asma Qadri (University of the Punjab Lahore) and Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Farid (University of the Punjab Lahore) are both collaborating with Dr. Anne Murphy (UBC History) on separate projects that engage local Punjabi and Sikh communities.


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Chatelaine | Why Canadian Politics is Still Unsafe for Female Politicians

“It’s important for us to remember that [disinformation and hate received by women politicians online are] intertwined because so often we talk about them as if they’re different phenomena,” says Dr. Heidi Tworek, “but in fact that’s really not how the dynamic works, and that’s especially true for women of colour.”


Alumni News


UBC History Alumna Feature: Meet Jasmine Wilson, Musqueam Indian Band Archivist

Jasmine Wilson graduated from UBC History in 2020. Guided by knowledge gained from both her academic studies and her lived experiences as an Indigenous woman, Jasmine now works as the Assistant Archivist in the Archives Department of the Musqueam Indian Band. Read the feature to see her advice for current students looking for meaningful work in the Museum and Heritage sector.


Awards and Recognitions

Dr. Paige Raibmon's co-authored book, AS I REMEMBER IT: Teachings (ʔəms tɑʔɑw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder, was named a finalist for the American Council of Learned Societies's Open Access Book Prizes and Arcadia Open Access Publishing Awards, in the multimodal, born-digital category.

Student Opportunities

Volunteer with the YWCA’s Guide to High School program to support students in the transition to high school by discussing topics such as social media, holistic health, peer pressure, stress management, power dynamics and identity. This program runs from February to May, once weekly from 3-5:30pm. No prior experience required. Training will be provided prior to the program.

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Arts Career Conversations: The Art of Landing a Job

January 24, 2024 | 6:00 pm PT | Arts Stduent Centre, 2nd floor

This event is happening on Wednesday, January 24, from 6:00-8:00PM on the second floor of the Arts Student Centre (ASC). It is an opportunity for current Arts students to network with UBC Alumni. It is also a chance to receive a free professional headshot. Featured speakers for this event includes recent History alumnus Cameron McCaw (BA 2020).



Book Talk | Terror Capitalism: Uyghur Dispossession and Masculinity in a Chinese City

January 25, 2024 | 12:00 pm PT | Buchanan Tower 1112 

The UBC History Empires and (Post-)Colonialisms in the Asia-Pacific Research Cluster invites you to a seminar with Dr. Darren Byler on his latest monograph Terror Capitalism: Uyghur Dispossession and Masculinity in a Chinese City and a forthcoming book chapter. Light refreshments will be provided.


GPRC | The Globalization of the Concept of Liberty During the Long Fourteenth Century

January 26, 2024 | 12:30 pm PT | Buchanan Tower 1112 and online

The UBC History Global Premodern Research Cluster brings together a multidisciplinary community with shared and varied interests in global premodern studies. It conceives of ‘premodern’ as global in its geographic breadth and flexibly ranging in its temporal scope from ancient times up to 1800 CE. The group embraces a plurality of perspectives to the past and the evidence used to study the past, including textual, material, oral, and visual sources. On January 26, 2024, don't miss Dr. Shoufu Yin's talk on the concept of liberty during the long 14th-century.


Film Screening: Israelism and Q&A

January 29, 2024 | 7:00 pm PT | The Norm Theatre

Israelism is a film that explores how Jewish attitudes towards Israel are changing and galvanizing a movement of young American Jews demanding freedom for the Palestine people. Filmmaker Erin Axelman and the film's lead Simone Zimmerman will be joined by Dr. Gabor Maté for a post-screening Q&A, moderated by Dr. Avi Lewis (UBC Geography, UBC Centre for Climate Justice). This event is co-sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices Vancouver, Jewish Faculty Network UBC, DocUBC, UBC Film Society, Centre for Cinema Studies, Cinema Thinks the World Cluster, SFU Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, UBC Centre for Climate Justice, UBC Middle East Studies, UBC Department of Geography, and UBC Department of History.

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