Past Events

E.g., Apr 16, 2024

Philosophers' Café | Mar 28

Undue influence, even corruption?

Gangs importing and selling drugs are making huge profits. Foreign donors may have influenced elections in Canada. Sam Cooper, the BC author of “Wilful Blindness”, argued that various officials may be complicit in illicit underground transactions. Should we be concerned, and if so, what should we be doing?

What do you think?

The Philosopher’s Cafés will be held in the Club Room in Tapestry at Wesbrook Village at 11:00am.  
Coffee and tea will be offered by Tapestry. You may reserve to have lunch at Tapestry after the Café by calling (604) 225-5000 or by checking in with the front desk before the Café.

Thursday, 28 March 2024 - 11:00am
3338 Wesbrook Mall
Tapestry at Wesbrook Village
Vancouver, BC V6S 0A5
UBC Rose Garden

Vancouver Institute Lecture | Mar 23

Anthony Kiendl

with Mr. Anthony Kiendl, CEO and Director, Vancouver Art Gallery

Mr. Kiendl is an award-winning curator, writer, arts administrator and educator. Prior to joining the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2020, Mr. Kiendl was the Executive Director and CEO of the Mackenzie Gallery in Regina; the Executive and Artistic Director of Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg; and the Director of Visual Arts at the Walter Phillips Gallery and Banff International Curatorial Institute at the Banff Centre. Mr. Kiendl has lectured internationally and has co-organized panel presentations for Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and Art Brussels among others. He was curator of Contour 2011: The 5th Biennial of the Moving Image in Mechelen, Belgium, and recipient of the 2009 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art.

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Saturday, 23 March 2024 - 8:15pm
P. A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1

Pop-Up Exhibition | Mar 21

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability Pop-Up Exhibition
with photos from the Emeritus College Photo Group.


This winter the Sustainability Hub embarked on an exploratory photography project asking participants to consider biodiversity, resilient communities, circular economy, or climate by responding to a prompt related to one of these themes through photography. Witness and celebrate the resulting thought-provoking imagery from UBC community members at the Sustainability Pop-Up Photo Exhibition. Includes a sparkling refreshment.

Thursday, March 21
2.00pm – 3.30pm

CIRS Atrium, 2260 West Mall 

Presented in partnership by the UBC Sustainability Hub, Campus + Community Planning, School for Architecture + Landscape Architecture, and Emeritus College Photo Group.

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Thursday, 21 March 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
2260 West Mall,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
wine glass in front of grape vines

Wine Appreciation Group | DATE CHANGE Mar 20

Part 2 of the "Understanding Wine" session with David McArthur   

Tentative dates for Part 2: March 20th, April 18th, May 16th.
Timing of the later dates may change with input from members (i.e. switch to Tuesday nights).

Topics that may be covered in Part 2:

  • Sensory training together with some interesting white/red varietals to help one recognize aroma/flavours
  • Exploring regions of France
  • Exploring how wines age (e.g. from BC, France, Australia…)
  • A potluck 

The Wine Appreciation Group has drop-in spaces available in this year's group. Please reach out to David MacArthur at to register.

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 - 6:30pm
MCML BLDG room 158 (TBC)
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Image of student walking with foliage in the background

Groves of Academe | Mar 18

READING: Tanya Tagaq, Split Tooth

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

* 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.*

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Monday, 18 March 2024 - 3:30pm
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
UBC Rose Garden

Vancouver Institute Lecture | Mar 16

Zulfigar Bhutta

with Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Co-director and Director of Research, Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, Founding Director of the Institute for Global Child Health & Development at the Aga Khan University South Central Asia, East Africa and United Kingdom

Dr. Bhutta is a champion of integrated maternal, newborn, and childhood health globally. His work with community health workers and outreach services has influenced outreach programs for marginalized populations around the world. Among his multiple distinguished posts, Dr. Bhutta was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Independent Expert Review Group for monitoring global progress in maternal and child health. A fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the American National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Bhutta is one of the most highly cited academics in global health and has been ranked among the top 1% of Highly Cited Researchers globally. He is a recipient of the WHO Family Health award and the World Academy of Sciences award in Medical Sciences, the 2022 Gairdner Global Health Award, and the 2023 Friesen Prize in International Health Research.

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Saturday, 16 March 2024 - 8:15pm
P. A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1