Past Events

E.g., Jun 30, 2022

Community Volunteer Group - May 18 at 4pm

Working with the Emeritus College Community Volunteer group, College member Niamh Kelly (Medicine) is planning an initiative called "Every Child Goes to University

The meeting will be given over to building out this program. Anybody interested in working on this initiative is encouraged to attend.

Join the Community Volunteer Group mailing list: members receive the Zoom links in advance of all meetings. Please email and express your interest.

Attend just this session: please contact to receive the meeting link.

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Photo Group

Photo Group May 13, 2022

Hybrid Meeting Confirmed!

We invite you to join us for another Photo Group meeting. This meeting will be in hybrid format, you can join us in person at UBC or online using Zoom. 

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

Please indicate if you would like the Zoom link, or are interested in attending in-person. 
Space is limited.

Friday, 13 May 2022 - 3:00pm
Zoom online by request
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Easy Riders Cycling Group - May 13 at 10am


Join us as we begin the the season with an enjoyable AAA ride (All Ages and Abilities). 

MEET at JERICHO ARTS CENTRE (1675 Discovery St, NW Marine Drive and Discovery)

DATE and TIME:  Friday May 13th Departing at 10:00am (folks can gather from 9:45 onwards for introductions)

The weather forecast for this day is about the best weekday available. (Fingers crossed)

APPROXIMATE ROUTE:  Jericho Park. Point Grey Road, Vanier Park, South side False Creek, Dunsmuir St, Hornby Street Burrard Bridge, York Avenue  back to Jericho.This is an all AAA  (all Ages and Abilities Route) well protected from traffic. 

We would plan to return to our start point by 1:00pm 

Partners and e-bikes are welcome

Please inform Graeme ( before Wednesday 11th if you plan to join the ride

Friday, 13 May 2022 - 10:00am
1675 Discovery St
Meet at Jericho Arts Centre
Vancouver, BC V6R 4K5

UVic Retirees Association Event "AGING WELL: THE BRAIN – BODY CONNECTION"

This series will examine the impact of physical activity on brain health



Several factors influence our ability to age well. Some of these, such as genetics, are not under our control. Others, such as exercising regularly and taking care of our mental health, are modifiable. This series will examine the impact of physical activity on brain health as well as the impact technology can play in understanding and modifying behaviours. The presenters are all affiliated with the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria, a research centre committed to promoting and conducting basic and applied research to improve the health and quality of life of individuals across the life course.


DATES: Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 2022

TIME: 10:00am to Noon

WHERE: This will be a hybrid presentation using face-to-face and zoom. The in-person presentation will be at Cordova Bay Community Place, 5238 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L2 (attached to Cordova Bay Elementary School). People attending in person will need to show proof of vaccination and personal identification.

COST: $20 for all 4 sessions. Late registration is allowed.


May 7, 2022 : “Exercise is Cerebrovascular Medicine for All Ages”   

Presenter: Dr. Kurt Smith, Associate Professor, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria

May 14, 2022 : “Digitize Your Exercise: How Digital Technologies Are Shaping How We Monitor, Prescribe and Augment Our Physical Activities” 

Presenter: Dr. Yoah Sui, Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria 

May 21,2022: “Building Brain Resiliency and Healthy Aging: Positive Effects of Physical Activity and Concussions in the Aging Brain” 

Presenters: Dr. Mauricio Garcia-Barrera, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria and Ms. Stacey Horton, Actor, Dancer and Choreographer

June 4, 2022 : “Interactions Between Physical Activity and Mental and Cognitive Health: What Do We Know and What Next?”

Presenter: Dr. Theone Paterson, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria


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Saturday, 7 May 2022 - 10:00am to Saturday, 4 June 2022 - 12:00pm
Zoom meeting
Registration link for Eventbrite in text
Zoom, BC V6T 1Z2

Annual General Meeting May 4, 2022

Join us at our Annual General Meeting with invited speaker Dr. David P. Wilkinson.

Dr. Wilkinson’s research is focused on energy conversion and storage, and providing advanced sustainable solutions for energy and water use. David will talk about clean energy and the role that fuel cells (hydrogen and batteries) will play and are playing in addressing climate change and sustainability.

Photo of David P. Wilkinson

Prof. David P. Wilkinson

UBC Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Clean Energy in the 21st Century

A Path to Climate and Geopolitical Stability

Energy is one of the most important challenges facing humanity today, forming a nexus with the environment, food, health, and global security and prosperity. Since the late 1700s and the start of the industrial revolution our dependence on fossil fuels has grown and resulted in significant climate change and global instability.

In 2021 two important reports were published, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report and the Net Zero 2050 Roadmap by the International Energy Agency (IEA). These reports provide scenario analysis of expected climate change and the path to reduce the impacts of the energy system by 2050. Electrification of the energy system (over 50% by 2050) and phasing out of fossil fuel use, and the use of batteries, fuel cells, and biofuels and hydrogen are cornerstones of the plan.

The transition away from oil and gas is key but carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) and timing are important in the near-term to meet energy and climate change requirements, and for geopolitical stability. This talk will discuss the clean energy plan and transition, related research at UBC, and some of the potential issues we face in this massive undertaking.   

1:00pm Business Meeting
1:30pm Awards Ceremony for:
-President's Award for Distinguished Service by UBC Emeriti and
-UBC Emeritus College Award for Excellence in Innovative and Creative Endeavours
2:00pm Speaker Prof. David P. Wilkinson
3:00pm Q&A
3:30pm End of Meeting

Agenda and Draft Minutes
Refer to pages 19-22
April 2022 Newsletter | UBC Emeritus College

   Link to Zoom Registration

Wednesday, 4 May 2022 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Registration link for Zoom in text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Cottage with greenery

Travel Group - April 21 at 3pm

Living as a local: reflections on 16 years of Home Exchanging

Presenters:  Amanda Skoll and Gerry Marquette

Home exchanging is a wonderful way to travel!  It provides the opportunity to immerse oneself in non-tourist areas, take advantage of local knowledge and save lots of money.  We will talk about 16 years of over 40 home exchanges and provide guidance on how to go about becoming involved in this type of travel.

If you are currently not on the email list of the EC travel interest group and wish to receive our mailings, please contact Paul Steinbok at

A zoom link will be sent out 2 days before each meeting.

Thursday, 21 April 2022 - 3:00pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2