The website for the celebrated new, genre-bending documentary film, The Act of Killing, relies on the work of UBC History Professor, John Roosa, for providing historical context.  The film, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, is about an executioner of accused communists during the mass violence in Indonesia in 1965-66.

Professor Nappi examines how translation shaped knowledge and use of the natural world and human bodies in early modern China, with an emphasis on better understanding culture and society amid global exchange with the Asia-Pacific.

Professor Henry Yu has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which recognizes outstanding Canadians who have built and continue to build a caring society and country through their service, contributions and achievements.

Originally posted on Niche (Network in Canadian History & Environment) May 15 2012.

Last term I outsourced my teaching. A bunch of people I’ve never met and whose identities and whereabouts I don’t know taught my students. They did it more effectively than I could and they did it for free. And what’s more, you could do the same thing. Just e-mail me your bank account and Social Insurance Number and I’ll fill you in.

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