On-Campus Events (May 15-20)

Generation One – Art Exhibition 

  • An art exhibition produced by Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS) artists & community partners in multiple locations to showcase Asian-Canadian artists’ creativity and vitality, featuring both established local artists as well as emerging artists who are first-generation Canadians.
  • Time: May 1- May31
  • Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC
  • Fee: Free admission

Reframing Waterscapes 

  • Exhibition about globalization and migration along the Yangtze River in China. This exhibit is drawn from on an 1800 km journey along the Yangtze River from Chongqing to Shanghai taken by multi-media artist Gu Xiong and research collaborators Chris Lee and Jennifer Chun in 2011. A series of public events in conjunction with the exhibit will further explore waterways as metaphors for displacement, survival, and renewal. 
  • Time: Mar 15- May 18
  • Location: Lobby Gallery, Liu Institute for Global Issues
  • Fee: Free admission


The Future of Mexican Past: A Roundtable Discussion on Mexico’s Porfirian Histories and Historiographies
  • A roundtable discussion on the complex processes that go into the present and future making and remaking of Mexico’s histories and historiographies.  Chaired by Dr. Paul Garner (University of Leeds), with Dr. Evelyn Hu-DeHart (Brown University) and Dr. William French (UBC)
  • Time: Thursday, May 17, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues
  • Fee: Free admission. Refreshments will be served.

Birding Bonanza: Discover the Amazingly Diverse Lives of Birds!

  • View local birds like never before through displays and activities of bird specimens from our exclusive behind-the-scenes collections. Special programming will include hands-on activities with real bird specimens, birding activities and lessons, museum tours, puppet shows, scavenger hunts, crafts and more
  • Time: Daily 12:45pm; Shows on weekends: 11am
  • Location: Beaty Biodiversity Museum
  • Fee: Free admission

Kesu’: The Art and life of Doug Cranmer

  • Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw art is renowned for its flamboyant, energetic, and colourful carving and painting. Among the leading practitioners was Doug Cranmer (1927-2006), whose style was understated, elegant, and fresh, and whose work quickly found an international following in the 1960s. He was an early player in the global commercial art market, and one of the first Native artists in British Columbia to own his own gallery. A long-time teacher, he inspired generations of young Native artists in Alert Bay, BC, and across the province.
  • Time: May 17 to Sep 3
  • Location: Museum of Anthropology
  • Fee: Regular admission

Forest One By Annie Ross 

  • Dr. Ross, a weaver and Assistant Professor in First Nations Studies at Simon Fraser University, completely transformed the car inside and out. Forest One speaks of colonization, urban sprawl, trash, and remediating the urban landscape through acts of salvage
  • Time: Mar 20 – May 27 | 2pm to 7pm
  • Location: Museum of Anthropology
  • Fee: Regular admission

Yellow Signal: New Media in China Zhang Peili, Geng Jianyi, Huang Ran

  • Featuring leading Chinese artists Zhang Peili, Geng Jianyi, and Huang Ran the Belkin Art Gallery will show a multimedia installation, photography and video art as part of a city-wide exhibition series of new media works by twelve internationally acclaimed Chinese artists
  • Time: Apr 27 to Aug 29
  • Location: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
  • Fee: Free admission

VSO: Bach & Beyond – Bach , Respighi, Mozart

  • Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as part of the Bach & Beyond Series at the Chan Centre
  • Time: May 18-19 | 8:00 pm
  • Location: Chan Center
  • Ticket: $25-$70


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