Past Events

E.g., Jun 27, 2024

The Canadian, American and Global Economies: Current Challenges and the Prospects for the Future

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This session will focus on economic performance and set the scene for the subsequent two sessions:

  • The prospects for recovery of the Canadian and global economies: What sectors may do well? not so well?
  • The stock markets and the economy...is there a dangerous disconnect?
  • What are the major uncertainties regarding economic recovery?  Inflation? Recession?  
  • What potential measures might the Bank of Canada and the Federal and Provincial governments implement to address the mounting deficit and debt? 
  • What are the Implications for your pension and personal investments?

Speaker: Dr. Michael Devereux, UBC Vancouver School of Economics 

Dr. Devereux is a distinguished economist specializing in International Macroeconomics and International Finance. He is an invited speaker at numerous universities and has had connections with various central banks and financial organizations.   

He has been at UBC since 1992, and currently he is a Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics. His research activity is in the area of exchange rate determination, the link between exchange rates and prices, and international aspects of monetary and fiscal policy. Recently, he has also worked on international financial linkages and their role in the global financial crisis.

Moderator: Dr. Alfred HermidaDirector UBC School of Journalism, Writing and Media

Alfred Hermida, PhD, is an award-winning online news pioneer, digital media scholar and journalism educator. He is director and full professor at the University of British Columbia School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, and was a founding member of the award-winning BBCNews.com website.

In 2017, he co-founded and launched The Conversation Canada with his UBC Journalism colleague, Mary Lynn Young, bringing academics and experienced journalists together to share timely analysis and commentary drawing from research, evidence and insights.

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Session 2: RETIREMENT INCOME OPTIONS AND THE UBC FACULTY PENSION PLAN
A Special Session for Retired UBC Faculty/Librarians
Webinar with Lorraine Heseltine, UBC Faculty Pension Plan
Tuesday, 8 December 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Please click on link for more information and link to Zoom-registration

 

Thursday, 19 November 2020 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Zoom webinar - registration link in text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

Council Meeting - November 18

The Council will meet online.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Zoom link available to Council members only
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

Virtual Common Room Nov 13

Connection and camaraderie are foundation stones of the UBC Emeritus College.

College members are connected to our university by a number of threads that can be as slender or robust as we make them individually. These connections bring a parcel of benefits to us all, from library and email access to support for continuing scholarly activities. But interpersonal connections and the camaraderie that stems from familiarity, shared experiences and interests, and trust are also vital to a happy retirement, and precisely because they are less institutional, they are more vulnerable to attenuation in this time of COVID-19, when it is difficult for us to meet in person in groups of any size.

To combat this, we are opening a Virtual Common Room for Emeritus College members. It will be open – on Zoom – in term one, from 3:30 to 5 pm each Friday afternoon from September 18th to December 4th. Participation will be capped at 20. There will be no agenda. The intent is that you drop in (as some might once have to the Faculty Club of yore) to see who is there and share thoughts and conversations. One week we might talk about books – or about how the Canucks (almost) won the Stanley Cup; another about global affairs or the challenges of exercising during a COVID winter. Just show up and join in. Make new acquaintances, meet old friends, and (if you will) raise a glass to postretirement life (secure in the knowledge that you don’t have to drive – or cycle – home).

Register in advance for these meeting (at any point in the term).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. There is no commitment to attend regularly or frequently. But only those who register as above will receive instructions for the Zoom meeting We will send an email reminder with registration details every couple of weeks.
I look forward to seeing you on my screen.
Graeme

Friday, 13 November 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Zoom link in text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

Virtual Common Room Nov 6

Connection and camaraderie are foundation stones of the UBC Emeritus College.

College members are connected to our university by a number of threads that can be as slender or robust as we make them individually. These connections bring a parcel of benefits to us all, from library and email access to support for continuing scholarly activities. But interpersonal connections and the camaraderie that stems from familiarity, shared experiences and interests, and trust are also vital to a happy retirement, and precisely because they are less institutional, they are more vulnerable to attenuation in this time of COVID-19, when it is difficult for us to meet in person in groups of any size.

To combat this, we are opening a Virtual Common Room for Emeritus College members. It will be open – on Zoom – in term one, from 3:30 to 5 pm each Friday afternoon from September 18th to December 4th. Participation will be capped at 20. There will be no agenda. The intent is that you drop in (as some might once have to the Faculty Club of yore) to see who is there and share thoughts and conversations. One week we might talk about books – or about how the Canucks (almost) won the Stanley Cup; another about global affairs or the challenges of exercising during a COVID winter. Just show up and join in. Make new acquaintances, meet old friends, and (if you will) raise a glass to postretirement life (secure in the knowledge that you don’t have to drive – or cycle – home).

Register in advance for these meeting (at any point in the term).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. There is no commitment to attend regularly or frequently. But only those who register as above will receive instructions for the Zoom meeting We will send an email reminder with registration details every couple of weeks.
I look forward to seeing you on my screen.
Graeme

Friday, 6 November 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Zoom link in text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada
Photo Group

Photo Group November

Please send 3 photos to Richard Spencer at richard@rhspencer.ca. We have a theme for photos: Weather/Environment/Atmospherics.

We ask that at least one of the 3 photos should be on the topic but the other titles/subjects can be at the discretion of each maker. We hope that asking for only 3 photos will give individual makers enough time to talk about their image, allow enough time for everyone else to comment, start a discussion and hopefully allow us to finish in about 1 ½ hours.  We suggest a pause of 5-10 minutes at about ¾ -1 hour. The time of the pause can be decided according to how time is going.

If you would like to join, please contact Richard Spencer for the zoom-link at richard@rhspencer.ca

Friday, 6 November 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Zoom online by request
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

Virtual Common Room Oct 30

Connection and camaraderie are foundation stones of the UBC Emeritus College.

College members are connected to our university by a number of threads that can be as slender or robust as we make them individually. These connections bring a parcel of benefits to us all, from library and email access to support for continuing scholarly activities. But interpersonal connections and the camaraderie that stems from familiarity, shared experiences and interests, and trust are also vital to a happy retirement, and precisely because they are less institutional, they are more vulnerable to attenuation in this time of COVID-19, when it is difficult for us to meet in person in groups of any size.

To combat this, we are opening a Virtual Common Room for Emeritus College members. It will be open – on Zoom – in term one, from 3:30 to 5 pm each Friday afternoon from September 18th to December 4th. Participation will be capped at 20. There will be no agenda. The intent is that you drop in (as some might once have to the Faculty Club of yore) to see who is there and share thoughts and conversations. One week we might talk about books – or about how the Canucks (almost) won the Stanley Cup; another about global affairs or the challenges of exercising during a COVID winter. Just show up and join in. Make new acquaintances, meet old friends, and (if you will) raise a glass to postretirement life (secure in the knowledge that you don’t have to drive – or cycle – home).

Register in advance for these meeting (at any point in the term).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. There is no commitment to attend regularly or frequently. But only those who register as above will receive instructions for the Zoom meeting We will send an email reminder with registration details every couple of weeks.
I look forward to seeing you on my screen.
Graeme

Friday, 30 October 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Zoom link in text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

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