Past Events

E.g., Mar 28, 2023

Community Volunteer Group December 8, 2022

At this meeting we will hear from three non-profit organizations: 

  • Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF/DWB) - Adam Houston, Medical Policy & Advocacy Officer at MSF
  • Neglected Global Disease Initiative (NGDI) - Dr. Kishor Wasan, co-founder and co-director of NGDI
  • ENGin - Rose Tatum, Volunteer Manager with ENGin, a nonprofit organization that connects young Ukrainians with English-speaking volunteers for free 1-on-1 online English language practice and cross-cultural exchange.  

We very much hope you will join us to hear from these impactful organizations.  

Meeting Format: Zoom
Join the Community Volunteer Group mailing list: Please email to join the Community Volunteer listserve.

Thursday, 8 December 2022 - 4:00pm
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Co-housing Women's Group December 8, 2022

Baba Yaga House and other models for living for women retirees

The recent crises in long term care as a result of the Pandemic have emphasized the need for coming up with new models for aging demographics. It remains a well-documented fact that women generally have fewer access to resources than men when it comes to this stage of their lives. The group is intended to comprise those who wish to delve further into the possibilities for self-governing models of group living that combine independent spaces with communal ones (co-housing, coop housing etc.). The Baba Yaga model set up in France has inspired people across the world:

We will share experts and expertise (including inspiring writers, artists and film directors) that exist in the field to see what is possible. It is anticipated that pooling our knowledge will provide a range of realistic models for the future and may even have direct practical outcomes. While the call to participate is initially directed at women only we will decide at the first meeting whether to stay with this model.

Guest Speaker:  Catherine Kingfisher, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the University of Lethbridge. Author of Collaborative Happiness, Building the Good Life in Urban Cohousing Communities.

Join the Co-housing Women's Group mailing list: Please email and express your interest.

Meeting Format: Zoom. Group members will receive the Zoom links in advance of all meetings.

Thursday, 8 December 2022 - 4:00pm
Zoom meeting
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Council Meeting December 7, 2022

Wednesday, 7 December 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Council members only
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Groves of Academe - December 6, 2022

READING:  Donna Tartt, The Secret History

If you would like to join the group please contact convenor, Graeme Wynn ( 

*Details of this in-person event will be confirmed through the group's email communications closer to the date. Please contact the convenor for more information or to be added to the group. By nature of the intimate sharing format of the group, membership size is limited.*

Learn more about the group and the format of thier activites here

Tuesday, 6 December 2022 - 4:30pm
Green College
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Photo Group

Photo Group December 2, 2022

Theme: "Making"

Format: Zoom 

The theme for this regular meeting is “Making.” 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 Roy Saunders at on this theme (or your choice) before the meeting.

If you would like to join, please contact Roy Saunders at  for Zoom details

Friday, 2 December 2022 - 3:00pm
Zoom online by request
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

General Meeting November 30, 2022

Updated Nov 23, 2022

Dr. Judy Illes, UBC Professor of Neurology, Distinguished University Scholar, and UBC Distinguished Professor in Neuroethics

Dr. Illes is a world-reknowned pioneer in the field of neuroethics. She is co-lead of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy and Chair, this year, of the International Brain Initiative. She sits on numerous boards, including as Vice Chair of Institute Advisory Board of CIHR’s Institute for Neuroscience Mental Health and Addiction and as a Director at Large of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dr. Illes is often asked to provide expert consultation and testimony on ethics matters involving conflict of interest, neuroprivacy, and ownership of research data, governance, and regulation. She received the Order of Canada, the country’s highest citizen award, in 2017 and is the first UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics.

Topic: Aligning innovations in neuroscience with societal, cultural and individual human values through high impact research, education and outreach.


2:00pm Business meeting
2:15pm Talk by Judy Illes, UBC Professor of Neurology
3:00pm Q&A
3:15pm End of meeting

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Wednesday, 30 November 2022 - 2:00pm
Zoom link in text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2