Families, chosen and inherited, are also often contentious, diverse and messy. Still, learning a language that holds so much fragmented history requires an effort that communicates more than the words themselves.
Spanning topics from singing to AI, UBC’s Integrated Speech Research Laboratory (ISRL) has a diverse set of interests. Most recently, they have been looking at what speech can tell us about our brains — potentially contributing to a better understanding of the detection and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
It was a typical November night in Vancouver’s rainy season, which means that it was pouring and the rain was ice cold. Though you wouldn’t be able to tell from inside the Hollywood Theatre, where the crowd gathered was dressed in rainbow lingerie inspired outfits, fit for a summer Pride parade.
If you have ever doomscrolled on a social media app, consider yourself a victim of the attention economy. Thirst-traps, stunts, fake news and controversies — the time you spend scrolling on social media is a currency that these apps and influencers thrive on. But how much are influencers willing to risk for your attention?
I still remember the smell of a freshly made plate of pasta waiting for me at the kitchen table in my Nonno and Nonna’s house when I was a kid. Whether it was a holiday, birthday or any old Sunday visit, pasta was usually involved.
As a curious child, you once asked an adult where the clouds came from. They probably responded with the standard answer: from water in the atmosphere, from evaporated rain — and I’ll bet it blew your growing mind.