Monthly Archives: March 2011

Celebrating African Culture at UBC

Photo by Azuka Nduka Agwu This article first appeared in The Afro News Online on March 24, 2011. On Friday March 11, AfricaAwareness Initiative (AAI) hosted its annual African Cultural Night at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC. The … Continue reading

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Discovering Wine on Canada’s West Coast

Photo Courtesy of the Prince Arthur Herald This article first appeared in the Prince Arthur Herald on March 21, 2011 and in the Ubyssey on March 21, 2011. Wine has become one of British Columbia’s hottest exports over the last … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Persian New Year

Image Courtesy of araz.org This article first appeared in the Ubyssey on March 14, 2011. The distinct flavours that make Iranian food unique are generally classified under the broad term ‘Middle Eastern’. But while there are some dishes that overlap, … Continue reading

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Finance | Budgeting for food: cutting eating out and coffee

Image Courtesy of the Time Finder Blog This piece was first published in the Ubyssey on March 6, 2011. Have you ever calculated the amount of money you spend on coffee or tea throughout the year? What about on lunch … Continue reading

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Housing | DTES: Gentrification or Development?

Image Courtesy of Geoff Lister Photo/The Ubyssey This article first appeared in the Ubyssey on February 25, 2011. The Downtown Eastside (DTES) is at the centre of Vancouver’s housing debate after the City of Vancouver and private construction firms recently … Continue reading

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Caribbean in the City

Image Courtesy of Food in the Koots blog This article first appeared in the Ubyssey on February 23, 2011. Although not known as the Caribbean-Canadian cultural hub that Toronto and its boroughs are, there is still a strong Caribbean food … Continue reading

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Sex | Choosing Your Contraception

Image Courtesy of Geoff Lister Photo/The Ubyssey This article first appeared in the Ubyssey on February 10, 2011. Contraceptives reduce the risk of pregnancy from sexual activity. There is a wide array of contraceptives, from condoms and birth control pills … Continue reading

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