Past Events

E.g., Jun 30, 2022

Community Volunteer Group - April 14 at 4pm

with invited guest Holly Jones from MOSAIC

Join us for Zoom meetings with invited guests who share volunteer oppourtunites in our community. Hosted by Nancy Gallini.

We are fortunate that Holly Jones, the volunteer coordinator at MOSAIC, will join us to tell us about volunteer opportunities for helping refugees and immigrants resettle in Canada.  Several members of the Community Volunteer Group expressed learning more about this area of volunteerism, especially given the crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine, and Canada’s pledge to resettle 40,000 Afghan refugees and an “unlimited” number of displaced Ukrainians. 

MOSAIC is one of the largest non-profit organizations that help immigrants and refugees resettle in Canada: In addition to telling us about this wonderful non-profit and related organizations that work with refugees and immigrants, Holly also will provide suggestions on how to best match your interests and skill set with volunteer positions.  This will be a great opportunity to learn how we can support new residents from Afghanistan, Ukraine and other parts of the world in the course of making Canada their new home. 

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.

*Note about group name change* In the last meeting on March 3 the group decided to rebrand as the Community Volunteer Group (formerly Volunteer Group)

Thursday, 14 April 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Council Meeting - April 13, 2022

Hybrid Meeting Confirmed

This meeting will be in hybrid format, you can join us in person at UBC or online using Zoom. Council members will be contacted by Emeritus College staff with more information leading up to the meeting date.  

Wednesday, 13 April 2022 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Zoom link available to Council members only
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Green College Series on Intergenerational Trauma

Releasing the Trauma Effects of War: Healing Through The Integration of Music with Therapeutic Approaches to Trauma Recovery

This is an integrated presentation on how music and performance can contextualize injury and recovery from war related trauma among veterans and their families. This will be demonstrated through a performance developed and directed by Nancy Hermiston including music students and veteran students performing the famous "Sleep" Chorus from Silent Night, an opera depicting the famous Christmas truce of World War I, a moment when arms were laid down, voices came together in song and for a short time humanity returned to the earth.

Nancy Hermiston Chair of the Voice and Opera Divisions of UBC's School of Music, and Director of the UBC Opera Ensemble, with Richard Vedan and Marv Westwood

Nancy Hermiston, Chair, Voice and Opera & Director, UBC Opera Ensemble

And UBC Veteran Students

Marvin Westwood - Convenor 
Professor Emeritus of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education (2015)

This lecture is free to attend and does not require registration. Join us in-person at the UBC Vancouver Campus in the Old Auditorium. There will be a reception following the performance.

Co-sponsors: Emeritus College and Green College

Tuesday, 12 April 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Old Auditorium, 6344 Memorial Road V6T 1Z2
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
View of UBC Campus and lands with fish-eye lens

Campus Vision 2050 Engagement Session

Your voice matters! Help shape the future of the campus.

The Campus Vision 2050 Campus + Community Planning Team would like to invite Emeritus College members to share their input on the future of UBC.

Join us for a short presentation to learn about CV2050, then participate in the conversation by asking questions and providing your insights on key CV2050 topics.

About Campus Vision 2050

The UBC Vancouver campus, situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people, is home to a world-class, global university, residential neighbourhoods and a vibrant community in a growing region. In early 2022 UBC Campus and Community Planning is launching Campus Vision 2050 (CV2050), a comprehensive, two-and-a-half-year land use planning process. The CV2050 process will build on the history of this unique place and plan for what comes next for a university campus and a community in changing region and world.  

CV2050 will be developed through comprehensive engagement with Musqueam and the campus community, and informed by policy, principles, best practices, and societal imperatives like housing affordability, reconciliation, climate change, anti-racism, connectivity and community wellbeing. The public process formally launched in January 2022 with a broad conversation with the university community on needs and aspirations, and there will be several points of public engagement during Campus Vision 2050 to enable comprehensive community input.

CV2050 will lead to a long-term vision and ensure the future direction for the campus builds on what makes UBC a special place and enhances the livability, sociability and character of the campus within its unique context. The final vision and plans will support the needs of the university and balance the interests of our campus communities, our Indigenous hosts, the broader region, and the environment. 

Read more about CV2050 and find out how to get involved:

Register for Zoom meeting

Privacy and Consent to Recording

Please note that this event will be recorded via Zoom and may be distributed publicly. The recording may contain attendees’ names and images. We recognize that this may be undesirable for some participants. If you do not wish for your name or image to be used in the video, please leave your video turned off during the event. You may also change your name to something generic like “Participant” or “Anonymous” in the Zoom meeting room by selecting yourself from the participants list and editing your name. By registering for this event and clicking the Zoom link that will be emailed to you, you consent to being recorded. If you do not want to participate in the live session, the recording will be posted at a later date to our YouTube channel. 

Tuesday, 12 April 2022 - 10:00am
Zoom meeting
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Photo Group

Photo Group April 8, 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, 8 April 2022 - 3:00pm
Zoom online or in-person at UBC by request
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

UBC Giving Day April 6, 2022

We invite you to join UBC for a 24-hour giving challenge will bring donors, alumni, friends and the community together to support the UBC causes that matter most to them.

From student scholarships to experiential learning opportunities and research projects, there is something for everyone.

You can be part of UBC Giving Day and help to make it a success:

  1. Visit the Giving Day website – UBC Giving Day
  2. Make a gift to the UBC Giving Day cause that matters most to you
  3. Share UBC Giving Day with your friends, family and network and challenge them to make a gift  

One of the causes you can make a gift to is the UBC Student Community Public Art Fund.

Anne Piternick, past President of the UBC Association of Professors Emeriti, is a member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Campus Enhancement (PACCE). This committee works together with the President’s Office to enhance the campus.

This year, UBC Giving Day features over 50 important causes. I’ll be supporting the UBC Student Community Public Art Fund. This is a new fund that has been created to support temporary student outdoor art projects on campus. It has been created through the initiative of the President’s Advisory Committee on Campus Enhancement as a complement to the University’s Outdoor Art Fund which provides financial support for permanent art projects such as the Reconciliation Pole. You can make a gift to the UBC Student Community Public Art Fund, or another UBC Giving Day cause close to your heart, by visiting

We hope you will join a day that will support UBC students and other important causes across the university. All gifts, regardless of size, add up to have a powerful impact.

Wednesday, 6 April 2022 - 9:00am
Link in the text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4