Past Events

E.g., Jun 9, 2023

Asian Library Research Lens Poster

UBC Asian Library Lecture | June 8

Asian Library Research Lens
Hear how Emeriti and other users can engage with Asian Library’s collections and services for their research. Each presenter will discuss their topic of interest and how Asian Library’s resources were relevant to the topic. There will be time for Q & A with the audience.

Format: Zoom

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Thursday, 8 June 2023 - 3:30pm
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
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MEDTalks: Building muscle, building health | June 7

The Southern Medical Program presents MEDTalks: Building muscle, building health
with Dr. Sarah Purcell, BC Assistant Professor and Dr. Sarah Robbins, UBC Clinical Assistant Professor and gastroenterologist

Up to roughly one-third of Canadians have low muscle mass, even in those with higher body weight. As people age, low muscle mass can lead to poor quality of life, complications during surgery or longer hospital stays. It can also significantly impact how long a person might live. The public is invited to hear from health experts about how the intersection of nutrition, exercise and chronic disease prevention can improve overall health.

Dr. Sarah Purcell is an Assistant Professor with the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Science. She is also a researcher with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management based at UBC Okanagan. Dr. Purcell completed a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition at Florida State University followed by a PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Alberta.

MEDTalks is a health education lecture series exploring current and emerging trends in medicine. Hosted by the Southern Medical Program at UBC Okanagan, researchers and health professionals share their insights and expertise.

The event is free and open to the public with in-person and virtual options available but registration is required.

Register to Attend

Wednesday, 7 June 2023 - 7:00pm
Zoom or UBC Clinical Academic Campus in Kelowna General Hospital
2312 Pandosy St
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2

Council Meeting June 7, 2023

Current and incoming council members will meet

Wednesday, 7 June 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Council members only
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
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Easy Riders Cycling Group | June 5

EASY RIDERS Season Opener! 

An enjoyable AAA ride (All Ages and Abilities). 

Meet at 10:00 am at Vancouver Science World in False Creek

Route: Starting at Science World, the group will ride the seawall trail west and then at the Granville Island entrance climb the few blocks up to catch the Arbutus Greenway at 5th. It is closed from 7th to 10th due to construction but Cypress is open for that stretch. Up the Arbutus Greenway, which is a gentle climb, to 45th. Riders will then head east on the 45th bike route to Dumfries, and then head north on the Dumfries bike route to 20th where a short easterly diversion will bring the group to the Commercial St Cafe, which is on a quiet street, has outdoor seating and lots of bike parking. From there it is a short ride to Trout Lake and/ or the Great Northern Way bike route which leads directly back to Science World.  

Partners and e-bikes are welcome

Any emeriti (and/ or partners) interested in joining this ride please contact group convenor Graeme Wynn ( before Friday June 2 at 5:00 pm for further details.

Monday, 5 June 2023 - 10:00am
Science World
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7

Community Volunteer Group | May 23

Meeting Details: Dr. Deborah Buszard, interim UBC President and Vice-Chancellor

At the next Community Volunteer SIG of the Emeritus College on May 23 we are very pleased that  Dr. Deborah Buszard, interim UBC President and Vice-Chancellor will be joining us.  Dr. Buszard, a strong supporter of community outreach, will share her experiences with community volunteerism.  We will also hear about the amazing volunteer activities by a few members of our group and discuss plans/speakers/ activities for next year.  

Meeting Format: Zoom. Note that this meeting will be on a Tuesday.  
Before the meeting, those interested will be asked to confrim thier attendance in-person or online.

Join the Community Volunteer Group mailing list: Please email and express your interest.

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 - 4:00pm
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
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Wall Catalyst Program | May 18

Emeritus College Cohort 2022-2023 Lunch & Final Report

A Panel Discussion with members of the Emeritus College Catalyst Cohort

The PWIAS Catalyst Program offers opportunities for collaborations that address the scale and complexity of the Climate and Nature Emergency (CNE). By connecting scholars, students, artists, disciplines, sectors and communities the program hopes to activate new ways of knowing and acting in these challenging socio-ecological times.

This year the program welcomed a cohort of 9 inter-disciplinary members from the Emeritus College (ECC). The cohort met monthly as part of a continuing dialogue resulting in an official response to the UBC 2050 Vision which was subsequently added as an appendix to the Board of Governors (page 187). In addition to this the ECC hosted 8 public lectures with the goal of inspiring awareness and action on the CNE.

The specific objectives of the ECC were the following:

  • To explore transdisciplinary approaches to understanding the CNE and ways in which we should respond to it;
  • To demonstrate progress that has been achieved in understanding the CNE at city, regional and national scales;
  • To admit our collective failure to protect our global landscapes and seascapes from unnecessary harm; and
  • To enhance the visibility of, and intellectual exchange, between PWIAS and the UBC Emeritus College

The final session in this series will be an informal presentation of the findings of individual members of the ECC and will allow for other Emeritus College members to ask questions of the group. All ECC members are invited to act as witnesses to the ways in which their perceptions of the Climate and Nature Emergency have changed over the course of their careers and as a result of the PWIAS program that the Emeritus College has co-sponsored.


When: Thursday, May 18 at 12:00 pm, lunch will be served. Lecture will begin at 1pm.
Where: Zoom and in-person at Seminar Room at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

 See the recording

Co-sponsors Emeritus College and Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

Thursday, 18 May 2023 - 12:00pm
In-Person or Zoom
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1