The UBC Emeritus College organizes many memorable events.

Please find a list of youtube videos of the events the College has organized in the past.

Campus Vision 2050 Engagement Session on Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Campus Vision 2050 Emeritus College Engagement Session with Campus + Community Planning (C+CP) Team

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
C+CP Team presented the current stage in the Campus Vision 2050 plan: the Draft Principles and Strategies to Emeritus College members. Members we invited to ask questions and provide insights to contribute to the ongoing planning process. 

Webinar "Healthy Ageing" on October 1, 2021

Healthy Ageing on October 1, 2021.
Co-sponsored by UBC Emeritus College and the European Association of Professors Emeriti (EAPE), an Athens, Greece-based organization, this session spotlights the UN’s “Decade of Healthy Ageing” (2021-2030) and International Day of Older Persons on Oct. 1. It also marks the first international collaboration for Emeritus College, started in 2018 as a resource supporting UBC faculty and senior academic administrators in the transition to retirement through academic work, mentoring, research and publishing.

Green College Series on Intergenerational Trauma
Lecture Series: My Health, My Responsibility

The Medical Legal History of Assisted Dying in Canada with Dr. Derryck Smith on May 13, 2021
Dr. Derryck Smith, Clinical Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry, will speak about The Medical Legal History of Assisted Dying in Canada. Dr. Smith is a Vancouver-based psychiatrist, still active in clinical teaching of medical students and residents.
Moderator: Carolyn Gilbert, UBC Assistant Professor Emerita of Audiology and Speech Sciences (2006)

Pandemic Poems on May 11, 2021

Launch of Pandemic Poems by Philip Resnick 
with participation of: Dianne Newell (UBC) Seymour Mayne (University of Ottawa) George McWhirter (UBC) Sherry Simon (Concordia University) Doug Todd (Vancouver Sun)

CURAC 2021 Virtual Assembly Recording and CURAC Tribute Award

CURAC 2021 Virtual Assembly hosted by the McGill University Retiree Association on April 15, 2021: Short Clip of award presented to Ken Craig starting at 1:29:28 

CURAC Tribute Award to Ken Craig - Full Clip of the Award Ceremony

UBC New Emeriti Welcome Reception
Retirement Sessions

The Canadian, American and Global Economics: Current Challenges and the Prospects for the Future on November 19, 2020

This session focused on economic performance and set the scene for the subsequent two sessions:
1. The current situation in the Canadian economy
2. The 'trade-off' between viral risks and economic recovery
3. Policy measures for recovery monetary and fiscal policy
4. Prospects for the global economic recovery

Speaker: Dr. Michael Devereux, UBC Vancouver School of Economics. Dr. Devereux is a distinguished economist specializing in International Macroeconomics and International Finance. He is an invited speaker at numerous universities and has had connections with various central banks and financial organizations.

Moderator: Dr. Alfred Hermida, Director UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media

Senior Scholars' Series - organized by Green College and UBC Emeritus college (up to April 2021)

All videos are available on the Youtube channel of Green College. Below are the specific links per presentation.

Carl Waters, Oceans and Fisheries - Adaptive Management: Learning to Manage Complex Natural Systems through Experience and Active Experimentation, March 18, 2021

Michael Klein, Family Practice Medicine and Pediatrics- Childbirth for Grandparents: Childbirth as a Methaphor, February 11, 2021

Jane Coop, Music - People and Places seen through an Artist's Eye, January 21, 2021

Nancy Gallini, Economics - Adventures in Retirement: Building on skills as Academic Economist and Past Dean of Arts, October 15, 2020

Tony Dawson, English - Making Friends with Shakespeare, September 30, 2020

Paul Marantz, Political Science - Universities and the Search for Truth: The Unanticipated Education of an Idealist, February 13, 2020

Douw Steyn, Earth and Ocean Sciences - Solving Puzzles, Applying Solutions: A Career in Air Pollution, January 10, 2019

John O'Brian, Art History, Visual Arts and Theory - How to Photograph an Atomic Bomb - March 14, 2019

Jerry Wasserman, Theatre and Film - Confessions of an Academic Dilettante or What I Learned from G. Gordon Liddy, December 5, 2019

Ashok Kotwal, Economics - A Journey in Economic Development: Theory, Policy, Activism, October 11, 2018

Indira Samarasekera, Metals and Materials Engineering - Of Serendipity, Steel and (Not Only Mechanical) Engineering, September 20, 2018

Judy Hall, Medical Genetics and Pediatrics - Driven by Curiosity: A Life of Discovery in Clinical Genetics, October 3, 2017 - recorded by UBC Emeritus College