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Photo Group

Photo Group | Mar 1

Theme: Sustainability

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 on this theme (or your choice) before the meeting.

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

Check out the Photo Group’s Flickr account to view photos from their last meeting.

Friday, 1 March 2024 - 3:00pm
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
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UBC Library Meditation Walk | Feb 28

The Meditation Walk: Mindfulness and Community Together at UBC

When: February 14 and 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Where: UBC Octagonal Labyrinth (6000 Iona Dr)

More Information

Wednesday, 28 February 2024 - 1:30pm
Octagonal Labyrinth
Adjacent to the Iona Building, 6000 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
UBC Main Mall

International Longevity Centre Lecture | Feb 28

Redefining lifelong learning: Lessons from across the globe

Lifelong learning has long been touted as a solution to challenges the UK will increasingly face as our population ages. However, worthy aspirations to keep us learning have not driven enough change. We still see rates of learning drop significantly in later life. 
Across the world, there are brilliant examples of government policies and learning schemes that help bridge that gap. Through our research, we’ve brought together an international perspective on lifelong learning. These pockets of good practice should, and could, become everyday practice.
We have a wide range of speakers, including UK experts, representatives from the OECD, and learning specialists from around the world.   


Wednesday, 28 February 2024 - 5:00am
United Kingdom
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Rescheduled | Wine Appreciation Group | new date Feb 27

A wine tasting discussion: the grand opportunities in attending a grand wine festival - new discoveries, new palettes of flavour, new friends in wine!
Expertise level: all levels.

Aare you searching for best value wines to have with casual dinners? or best quality wines that have a “wow!” effect... or just new and different wines that can excite your senses?

The Wine Appreciation Group has a limited number of spaces available in this year's group. Please reach out to David MacArthur at to register.

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 - 6:30pm
MCML BLDG room 158 (TBC)
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Webinar event dates

AROHE Webinar Series | Feb 27

A New Webinar Series on Life as a Retiree

The UBC Emeritus College is pleased to announce a newly developed series of three webinars tailored for university academics who have retired more recently and for those approaching retirement. The sessions will explore the social, psychological and emotional dimensions of pre-and post-retirement.

The series, developed by AROHE*, is open to all members of the UBC Emeritus College, is free of charge and will be recorded for later viewing.  It will feature prominent speakers from Canada (Dr. Michelle Pannor Silver) and the US (Dr. Stacey Gordon) who specialize in the realm of retirement within academia.  

For more details on the seminars or to register visit (

The webinars are hosted by AROHE*, the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (UBC Emeritus College is a member). They are supported financially by Fidelity who will not have access to registrants’ names, email addresses or solicit business.

Inquiries may be directed to  Chair, Transitions to Retirement Committee, UBC Emeritus College.   

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 - 10:00am
Vancouver, BC V6S 0A5
Photo Group

AI and Photography | Feb 23

A special presentation with photographer Rick Hulbert, FRAIC, RCA, M.ARCH – Hosted by the photo group – all College members and their partners are invited to attend.

Rick Hulbert

The Impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Photography . . . the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by Rick Hulbert

The impacts of Artificial Intelligence on Photography have emerged as the hottest and most controversial topics of today. Rick’s presentation takes a relatively quick look at both the upsides and downsides of AI technology from a photographer’s perspective as well as from a beholder’s or viewer’s impression.

Rick’s presentation will provide a taste of his evolving thoughts on AI’s impact on the art of photography.

The following 3 opinions highlight the controversy:

Cole Haddon writes, “AI – as artists currently discuss it --  is not genuinely artificial intelligence. It’s not sentient . . . All it can do is take your prompts, pillage public domain and copyrighted material from across the Internet, and then piece it together in what appears to be original ways, but is, in fact, wide-scale theft.”

Deepak Chopra writes, “AI’s role is to make access to infinite possibilities a universal gift, through vast computing ability, machine learning, and superhuman speed... But it takes human intelligence to actually have the experience, to want it, to benefit from it personally. . . The future belongs to users who can sort out potential deception and dismantle it.”

Antti Karppinen writes,  “It’s a blessing and a curse in one nifty package.”

Speaker Biography  

Rick Hulbert’s photography is informed from his 4-decade background as a Professional Architect and Urban Designer. He is an Academician of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and a “Fellow" of The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. As an international award-winning photographer, Rick is currently an instructor of photography at Simon Fraser University and has lectured and taught at Langara College and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He has led multi-day photo-workshops throughout Europe and North America. His teachings reflect his knowledge of the History of the 2-Dimensional Arts of Drawing and Painting along with the Sciences of Human Vision. Rick was one of only 2 photographers from North America invited to attend and display his Fine Art Photography at the World Art Games held in Bratislava, Slovakia where he also addressed the global group of artists that participated.

To learn more about Rick and his photography, consider viewing his website:


Check out the Photo Group’s Flickr account to view photos from their last meeting.

Friday, 23 February 2024 - 2:00pm
Ponderosa Commons North Room 1009
6445 University Blvd,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2