Past Events

E.g., Apr 16, 2024

Council Meeting | Feb 14

Current and incoming council members will meet

Wednesday, 14 February 2024 - 10:00am
Council members only
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Webinar event dates

AROHE Webinar Series | Feb 13

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, 13 February 2024 - 10:00am
Vancouver, BC V6S 0A5
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Groves of Academe | Feb 12

READING: Abdeulrazak Gurnah, Paradise

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, 12 February 2024 - 3:30pm
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
UBC Rose Garden

Vancouver Institute Lecture | Feb 10

Seth Klein

with Mr. Seth Klein, Author, and Team Lead and Director of Strategy, Climate Emergency Unit, The David Suzuki Foundation

Seth Klein is a public policy researcher and writer based in Vancouver. He was the founding director of the BC office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), former co-chair of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, and founder of the Metro Vancouver Living Wage for Families. He is the author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency (2020). Mr. Klein is a regular columnist with Canada’s National Observer and an adjunct professor in Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program, and he remains a research associate with the CCPA’s BC Office.

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Saturday, 10 February 2024 - 8:15pm
P. A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1
Psychological Trauma and Resilience event poster

Series at Green College | Feb 8

Alexander Huang

Pathways to Success: Exploring Veterans' Experiences Transitioning into Post-Secondary Studies
with Alexander Huang, Director of Wellness, Vancouver College

An essential undertaking for all military veterans is transitioning into civilian spheres, with some electing to pursue higher education. This transition process may be complicated by mental health concerns or difficulties with navigating a culturally distinct environment. During this lecture, Alexander Huang will present research findings that explored the experiences of Canadian student-veterans, a population that appears overlooked within the literature. The study is informed by the participants’ stories, as well as their expressed desire to support other veterans’ transitioning into higher education. The lecture provides implications for post-secondary institutions, including ways to enhance counselling centres and the practice of clinicians. Directions for future research is also offered.

'Psychological Trauma and Resilience' is a cross departmental collaboration between UBC's Green College and Emeritus College.

Presentations in the Emeritus College Series at Green College Intergenerational Effects of Psychological Trauma (2021-22) revealed an interest, appetite and need for further conversations related to the development of resiliency among individuals and groups, and how they can cope more effectively and recover from the impact of various traumas. Building on this foundation, the six-part series Psychological Trauma and Resilience will embark on a journey to consider the many ways in which individuals and groups respond to trauma, possible approaches to coping with trauma and specific strategies for recovery.

Series Conveners: Marv Westwood, Counseling Psychology, with Judith Hall, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics; and Richard Vedan, Social Work

Event Dates: Oct 12, Nov 9, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 16

In-person with livestream option

Join us in-person at Green College on the UBC Vancouver Campus or virtually. The session will be followed by a reception. 


Thursday, 8 February 2024 - 5:00pm
Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
UBC Rose Garden

Vancouver Institute Lecture | Feb 3

Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson

with Mr. Andrew Stobo Sniderman, award-winning author and lawyer, and Professor Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii), Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy, University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law

A conversation, moderated by Dr. Tricia Logan, interim Academic Director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC.

Andrew Stobo Sniderman is a writer, lawyer and Rhodes Scholar. His profile of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools won the award for best print feature from the Canadian Association of Journalists. Mr. Sniderman has argued before the Supreme Court of Canada, served as the human rights policy advisor to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and worked for a judge of South Africa’s Constitutional Court.

Prof. Sanderson is Beaver Clan, from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. He is deeply engaged in Aboriginal issues from a policy perspective. He was a Senior Advisor to the Government of Ontario. His research areas include Aboriginal and Indigenous legal theory, as well as private law and public and private legal theory.

Mr. Sniderman and Prof. Sanderson wrote the award winning book Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation (2022), winner of two awards in 2023: The Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Great Plains Studies, and the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize; it was also a  finalist for the 2023 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

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Saturday, 3 February 2024 - 8:15pm
P. A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1