Past Events

E.g., Mar 5, 2024

UBC Rose Garden

Vancouver Institute Lecture | Mar 2

Emily Cranston

with Dr. Emily Cranston, Professor & UBC President’s Excellence Chair in Forest Bio-products, Departments of Wood Science and Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of BC

Dr. Cranston is a leading innovator and scholar at UBC. With her research group, she investigates nanocellulose and hybrid bio-based materials that can be used in a broad range of applications including packaging, electrical components, and cosmetics to replace non-renewable resources. Among her multiple honours, she is an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellow, and a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Cranston has received two Tappi NanoDivision Technical awards from the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, and the LeSuer Award from the Society of Chemical Industries of Canada. She was the first Canadian to give a Kavli Lecture at an American Chemistry Society meeting in 2018.

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Saturday, 2 March 2024 - 8:15pm
P. A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1
Photo Group

Photo Group | Mar 1

Theme: Sustainability

As always, you can send photos on other themes, and the photos can be recent (preferred!) or from your catalog. 

Please send two photos to Richard Spencer on this theme (or your choice) before the meeting.

If you would like to join, please contact Richard Spencer at for Zoom details

Check out the Photo Group’s Flickr account to view photos from their last meeting.

Friday, 1 March 2024 - 3:00pm
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
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UBC Library Meditation Walk | Feb 28

The Meditation Walk: Mindfulness and Community Together at UBC

When: February 14 and 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Where: UBC Octagonal Labyrinth (6000 Iona Dr)

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Wednesday, 28 February 2024 - 1:30pm
Octagonal Labyrinth
Adjacent to the Iona Building, 6000 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
UBC Main Mall

International Longevity Centre Lecture | Feb 28

Redefining lifelong learning: Lessons from across the globe

Lifelong learning has long been touted as a solution to challenges the UK will increasingly face as our population ages. However, worthy aspirations to keep us learning have not driven enough change. We still see rates of learning drop significantly in later life. 
Across the world, there are brilliant examples of government policies and learning schemes that help bridge that gap. Through our research, we’ve brought together an international perspective on lifelong learning. These pockets of good practice should, and could, become everyday practice.
We have a wide range of speakers, including UK experts, representatives from the OECD, and learning specialists from around the world.   


Wednesday, 28 February 2024 - 5:00am
United Kingdom
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Rescheduled | Wine Appreciation Group | new date Feb 27

A wine tasting discussion: the grand opportunities in attending a grand wine festival - new discoveries, new palettes of flavour, new friends in wine!
Expertise level: all levels.

Aare you searching for best value wines to have with casual dinners? or best quality wines that have a “wow!” effect... or just new and different wines that can excite your senses?

The Wine Appreciation Group has a limited number of spaces available in this year's group. Please reach out to David MacArthur at to register.

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 - 6:30pm
MCML BLDG room 158 (TBC)
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Webinar event dates

AROHE Webinar Series | Feb 27

A New Webinar Series on Life as a Retiree

The UBC Emeritus College is pleased to announce a newly developed series of three webinars tailored for university academics who have retired more recently and for those approaching retirement. The sessions will explore the social, psychological and emotional dimensions of pre-and post-retirement.

The series, developed by AROHE*, is open to all members of the UBC Emeritus College, is free of charge and will be recorded for later viewing.  It will feature prominent speakers from Canada (Dr. Michelle Pannor Silver) and the US (Dr. Stacey Gordon) who specialize in the realm of retirement within academia.  

For more details on the seminars or to register visit (

The webinars are hosted by AROHE*, the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (UBC Emeritus College is a member). They are supported financially by Fidelity who will not have access to registrants’ names, email addresses or solicit business.

Inquiries may be directed to  Chair, Transitions to Retirement Committee, UBC Emeritus College.   

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 - 10:00am
Vancouver, BC V6S 0A5