Past Events

E.g., Apr 16, 2024

Poetic Odysseys Group - January 17, 2023

The group welcomes members who write or enjoy poetry. Those interested in attending can contact convenor Philip Resnick, philip.resnick@ubc.ca for details on how to attend and to be added to the Poetry Group list.

Learn more about the group and their activities

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 - 2:00pm
Zoom online by request
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada
Photo Group

Photo Group January 13, 2023

Theme: "Cold"

Format: Zoom 

The theme for this regular meeting is “Cold” 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 at richard@rhspencer.ca on this theme (or your choice) before the meeting.

If you would like to join, please contact Richard Spencer at richard@rhspencer.ca for Zoom details

Friday, 13 January 2023 - 3:00pm
Zoom online by request
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

Co-housing Women's Group January 12, 2023

Baba Yaga House and other models for living for women retirees

Guest Speaker:  Ruth Walmsley is an original member of Cranberry Commons Cohousing Community in North Burnaby.

From 1998-2001, Ruth and her husband Tim were involved in the process of developing and building the community prior to move-in in 2001. Ruth is now an empty nester, as her two children who were 4 and 7 years old at move-in, are now 25 and 28. Her son Shaun still lives in the community, where he rents an apartment with his girlfriend. Ruth’s mother Barbara, now in her 90’s, is also an original member, and still lives independently in her own apartment. Ruth will speak from her experience about the development of Cranberry Commons, and how we are set up with regards to governance and self-management of everything including maintenance, legal-finance, community building, landscaping etc.

Join the Co-housing Women's Group mailing list: Please email sneja.gunew@ubc.ca and express your interest.

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

Thursday, 12 January 2023 - 4:00pm
Zoom meeting
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

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 Nancy.Gallini@ubc.ca to join the Community Volunteer listserve.

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

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: https://www.rfi.fr/en/france/20130305-babayagas-house

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 sneja.gunew@ubc.ca 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
Canada

Council Meeting December 7, 2022

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

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