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Visual arts degree takes grad on journey from worker to working artist

November 8, 2017 - Ring

Brandon Poole spent his twenties as a carpenter and electrician, hitchhiking across Canada, living on a sailboat. And the classes he did take—philosophy, photo journalism—didn't lead to any specific path. It wasn't until he decided to shoot a series of photos in downtown Vancouver's back alleys that he had his academic epiphany.

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Honorably speaking

November 8, 2017 - Ring

An honorary degree—the university's highest academic honour—will be presented to four exceptional individuals at Fall 2017 Convocation: Barney Williams Jr., Neil Sterritt, David Flaherty and Sheridan Scott.

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