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Order of Canada Recipients - June 2022

Congratulations to our members:

Dr. Paul Joseph Dubord, O.C. Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology
Vancouver, British Columbia

Recognized for his contributions to ophthalmology and for his tireless humanitarian work on the international stage, notably in India.

Eva-Marie Kröller, C.M., Professor Emerita of English Language & Literatures 
Vancouver, British Columbia

For her contributions to the appreciation of Canadian writing, and for her achievements as an educator.

The 2022 Johnson Scholarship Program is open

Johnson, Inc. is once again offering 50 scholarships valued at $1,000 each to eligible students attending a post-secondary educational institution in Canada in the fall of 2022.

The Johnson Scholarship Program is open to children and grandchildren of all UBC Emeritus College members (even if they are not Johnson policyholders).

Applications must be submitted by July 28, 2022. To learn more, visit Johnson.ca/scholarship.

lATEST ISSUE OF NEWSLETTER - April 20 2022

The April issue of the newsletter is available online.

Past issues of the newsletter are available as well.
Please let us know if you have a paper copy of past newsletters from the UBC Association of Professors Emeriti (1988 to 2011)
Thank you!

graduation at ubc - may 26-27 & 30-31, june 1-2 2022

This is your graduation journey. Use these resources as your roadmap to the memories you’ll soon be making with friends and family on your big day. Share your graduation stories and view your classmates’ pictures, messages and cheers at #UBCgrad.

LINK TO GRADUATION SITE

Share this day with the loved ones who helped get you here. You can request up to two (2) guest tickets online starting Friday, April 1 at 12:00 pm (PT).

Family and friends who cannot join you at your graduation ceremonies may watch the live webcast to virtually cheer you on. Live Webcast 

UBC hosts nearly 32,000 graduates and their guests each year for the spring and fall graduation ceremonies. These resources will help your guests easily find their way to graduation, receptions and more. Guest Resources 

LATEST ISSUE OF NEWSLETTER - March 16 2022

The March issue of the newsletter is available online.

Past issues of the newsletter are available as well.
Please let us know if you have a paper copy of past newsletters from the UBC Association of Professors Emeriti (1988 to 2011)
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UBC Statement on russia and ukraine

The UBC Emeritus College is in support of President Ono's statement on Russia and Ukraine.

"On behalf of the University of British Columbia, I am deeply concerned about Russia’s attacks on Ukraine and its impact on many of our university community members. These attacks are unwarranted, unprovoked, and unacceptable.

We join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan in deploring this illegal and unjust war, and echo the international community’s calls for de-escalation and an immediate resolution to the conflict.    

We recognize that students, faculty, and staff may be affected by the conflict. I want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to provide required supports during this evolving situation." 

You can read the full statement by clicking on the link.

Deadline for two Awards Nominations - February 15, 2022

1. UBC Emeritus College Award for Excellence in Innovative and Creative Endeavours

Nominations due February 15, 2022

The Award of Excellence in Innovative and Creative Endeavours from the UBC Emeritus College recognizes UBC emeriti for excellence in innovative research, artistic creation or new applications of previous research since attaining emeritus status.
Each year, Emeritus College holds a ceremony to highlight both UBC and the accomplishments of its Emeriti, honouring those who have excelled and brought integrity to UBC. In addition to the recognition of the Award, recipients will receive $1,000. Any person may nominate candidates for the Award to the Emeritus College through an online nominations form.

Candidacy nominations can be submitted by any persons, however, to be considered, candidates bust be persons listed under "Emeritus Staff" within the UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar.
More information about the online application and last year’s recipient at: UBC Emeritus College website

2. UBC President’s Award for Distinguished Service

Nominations due February 15, 2022

The UBC President's Award for Distinguished Service honours UBC emeriti who have displayed exceptional leadership in volunteer community services.

UBC Emeritus college seeks to recognize the importance of the voluntary and community contributions made by UBC Emeriti toward broader communities. In addition to the recognition of the Award, recipients will receive $1,000. It is anticipated that the recipient(s) will direct the fund to an organization, charity, or fund of their choosing. 

Candidacy nominations can be submitted by any persons, however, to be considered, candidates bust be persons listed under "Emeritus Staff" within the UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar.
More information about the online application and past award recipients at: UBC Emeritus College website

Latest issue of Newsletter - January 31 2022

The January issue of the newsletter is available online.

Past issues of the newsletter are available as well.
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Thank you!

Order of Canada Recipients - december 31, 2021

Congratulations to our members:

Pieter Cullis, O.C., Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Vancouver, British Columbia

For his contributions to the advancement of biomedical research and drug development, and for his mentorship of the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs.

Donald Chisholm McKenzie, O.C., M.S.M., Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology and Family Practice
Sidney, British Columbia

For his expertise in sports medicine and for his seminal research on the effectiveness of exercise as an intervention for breast cancer patients.

Walter N. Hardy, C.M., Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy
Vancouver, British Columbia

For his pioneering contributions to the fields of particle physics, materials science and high-temperature superconductivity, as a distinguished theorist and experimentalist.

Latest issue of Newsletter - November 2022

The November issue of the newsletter is available online.

Past issues of the newsletter are available as well.
Please let us know if you have a paper copy of past newsletters from the UBC Association of Professors Emeriti (1988 to 2011)
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Summary of Survey 2021 online

A summary of the survey is available online.

“I do not relate to the term ‘retirement’. I resonate more to ‘re-inventing’, ‘re-tooling’, ‘re-firing’.” (2021 Survey respondent).

In Spring 2021 the College conducted this survey of its members to garner qualitative feedback on its programs and activities, and to explore how people adapt to a new phase in life. There were 456 respondents who were representative of the 1227 survey recipients in terms of gender, age, and length of retirement. Many people took the time to provide comments which will be helpful in shaping College initiatives.

Only 8 respondents (2%) indicated dissatisfaction with their post-retirement experience, while 87% expressed satisfaction (41 (11%) were neutral). We hope that you will appreciate that the information in this report contributes to the growing view that "Retirement may be an ending, a closing, but it is also a new beginning." (Quote by Chaterine Pulsifer)