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 Nancy.Gallini@ubc.ca and express your interest.
Attend just this session: please contact Nancy.Gallini@ubc.ca to receive the meeting link.Wednesday, 18 May 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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 email@example.com
Please indicate if you would like the Zoom link, or are interested in attending in-person.
Space is limited.
Easy Riders Cycling Group - May 13 at 10am
EASY RIDERS — RIDE 1
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Wednesday 11th if you plan to join the rideFriday, 13 May 2022 - 10:00am
UVic Retirees Association Event "AGING WELL: THE BRAIN – BODY CONNECTION"
This series will examine the impact of physical activity on brain health
"AGING WELL: THE BRAIN – BODY CONNECTION"
AN ELDER ACADEMY AND INSTITUTE ON AGING AND LIFELONG HEALTH (IALH) EVENT
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.
WHEN, WHERE, HOW MUCH?
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
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Registration & payment done through EventBrite. Please click on: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/aging-well-tickets-312538831057
Students attend free but need to register by emailing UVRAElderAcademyevents@uvic.ca to secure the Zoom link.
Need to know more? Email: UVRAElderAcademyevents@uvic.ca
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.
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
3:30pm End of Meeting
Agenda and Draft Minutes
Refer to pages 19-22
April 2022 Newsletter | UBC Emeritus College
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 email@example.com.
A zoom link will be sent out 2 days before each meeting.Thursday, 21 April 2022 - 3:00pm