Are you passionate about cooking? Ever wondered about the story your food tells? If you answered ‘yes’, let’s talk!
Our consumption has a direct impact on our ecological footprint and climate change, which can either contribute to or mitigate the effects of global warming. Too often, we are unaware of where our food comes from and how it is produced. And so, The Passion Project will soon be hosting UBC’s Top Chef to feature passionate cooks who not only inspire with culinary expertise but who also bring awareness to local issues of food security. Stay tuned for more updates on how you can get involved! If you are bursting and simply can’t wait, shoot us some mail at email@example.com.
Celebrated Passion: “Passion – Pass it On” set the stage at an intimate on-campus coffee shop for slam poets and musicians alike. The event aimed to highlight the value of claiming one’s voice; harnessing the power inherent in creative expression. We wanted to express the contagiousness that is passion so that those present felt like they were a part of a conversation, not just the artists. Thank you to Alberto and Francis, two talented poets, for emceeing the night!
Realized Potential: This event started a conversation about art for social change that began via hosting Dr. Judith Marcuse, the founder and co-director of the International Centre of Art for Social Change and subsequently led to 38 UBC students connecting with 52 youth in grade 6 and 7 from Queen Alexandra Elementary School (QA) in a mentorship capacity. In addition to mentorship, the purpose of the community placement at QA was to use creative mediums such as poetry, song, music, and photography to build literacy and empower youth to address the challenges they face in their communities in constructive ways.
There is something of the essence of creative expression that informs and transcends all its manifestations – and when you touch it – magic.
Celebrated Passion: On February 28, 2011, we hosted “Picture Change” – an event that created a space for UBC students of all disciplines and photography experience to showcase their passion for photography while learning from local professionals and contributing to local and global organizations.
Realized Potential: “Picture Change” highlighted the creative ways in which photography serves as a medium to raise awareness of social, political, and environmental issues. Through exploring the conflict between China and Tibet with local professional, Ryan Gauvin, to exploring the impact of cultural drain on the Lillooet traditions with photojournalist Jonathan Taggart, it was an evening of exploring the potential in photography. We also had 3 incredible concurrent workshops that covered topics on lighting, lenses, and techniques for travel photography, the basics of photoshop, and the realities of pursuing photography as a career and ways in which to do it well. Thank you to our presentors, Jeremy Lim, Mona Kayello, and the UBC Visual Arts Students Association. We raised a grand total of $730 towards local and global charities.
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
– Edward Steichen
Celebrated Passion: POP [aka Place of Possibility] was a series of events in August and September that empowered 700+ people in Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler to create their ideal 10-year vision and design powerful support for that vision through solid long and short term goal setting. Thank you Adam Millard for leading us far into our dreams!
On September 17, 2010, we set the stage for Adam Millard, a local store manager at Lululemon Athletica, to share his passion for creating spaces of possibility. In conjunction with imagine1day, we hosted a two hour goal setting workshop called POPubc that was held at the wonderful UBC Global Lounge.
Realized Potential: We were able to contribute $230 towards imagine1day and be a part of a series that raised $100 000 in total by September 23, 2010 for education in Ethiopia.
When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. – Greg Anderson
Celebrated Passion: On April 13, 2010, at the Pit Pub, we were able to bring together six groups of musicians in the name of passion. With the exception of one, all the musicians were UBC students or alumni. We created the stage for passion and allowed the musicians to use their passion for music as a means of giving meaningfully to local and global organizations serving people in need. The night ended with all musicians on stage singing “Waving Flag.”
Realized Potential: Kicked off the project to positive feedback and raised $930 for world-changing organizations.
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. – Ronald Reagan