The Sonoma International Film Festival starts Wednesday—$15 tickets online now for many of the films

On Wednesday, the curtain rises on the 18th Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), pairing 5 nights and 4 days of film with the wine country’s exquisite food, wine and artisan beer.  623 more words


Higher education: Bad writing, or not much to say?

“If the nomocentric principle is correct, then there are as many true backward counterfactual conditionals as there are forward counterfactional conditionals.”

- A University Professor… 1,337 more words

The Search

"What Canadian culture?" Part Two

“It’s a lot like people who believe they talk with no accent…. I know I don’t!”

                                                  S.L. – Canadian-born resident of White Rock

The idea that Canadians are like people who believe they talk with no accent was one of the more clever of many thoughtful responses I received about last Saturday’s column, headlined, 1,446 more words


Public Speaking, Interviewing, and the #SAPro

I want to start off by mentioning that I am in no way an expert on interviewing or on public speaking, but I have given presentations in a variety of settings and wanted to share some of what I’ve learned with you. 893 more words

Student Affairs

Who can we trust on Vancouver real estate? (Update)

The surreal cost of housing in Metro Vancouver is the biggest issue facing the city. Yet it’s hard to find people who can fully inform us about what’s really causing it and, therefore, what can be done about it. 1,568 more words


The married team behind The Artist return with a weightier tale

In The Search, French director Michel Hazanavicius and his actress wife Berenice Bejo team up once again, but in a far weightier tale than their previous collaboration, the Oscar-winning… 698 more words


One son not upset about 'abuse' of parents' gravestone. He's in minority.

Most relatives of those whose tombstones are being used to create a retaining wall in a grimy East Vancouver parking lots are outraged.

But not Gray Thompson. 721 more words