Past Events

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Virtual Common Room Oct 9

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

Unit Representatives meeting

UNIT Representatives MEETING

The annual Unit Representatives Meeting will be held in October. 
The agenda and zoom link have been sent to the Unit Representatives by email.

Interested in becoming a Unit Rep?

Who is your Unit Representative?

Wednesday, 7 October 2020 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Zoom link in the text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

Virtual Common Room Oct 2

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 meetings (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, 2 October 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Zoom link in text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

Travel Group October

Paul Steinbok will be talking about a brief visit to Tangier and vicinity in Northern Morocco, including Asilah and Chefchaouen.  If anyone would like to try using Zoom before the meeting, let us know, and we can arrange a test meeting so you can play around, and we can figure things out if Zoom isn't working for you.

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

Thursday, 1 October 2020 - 3:00pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

National Seniors Day Online Event

Registration at Eventbrite

“Join CARP (Canadian Association for Retired Persons) and special guests for an interactive online event honouring Canada’s seniors and those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
CARP is hosting Canada’s largest-ever virtual meeting of seniors to talk about what happened and why, as well as how to protect our vulnerable older people in the coming months.
This event brings together a panel to explore critical topics affecting older adults and offers an empowering message of hope on this milestone occasion.”

Agenda

  • Welcome message from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
  • Messages from Opposition Parties
  • Celebration of seniors with messages from Kurt Browning, Mary Walsh, Aislin, Haley Wickenheiser, Michael Pinball Clemons, Hazel McCallion and more.
  • Q&A with Federal Seniors Minister, The Honourable Deb Schulte.
  • Presentation by CARP Chief Policy Officer, Bill VanGorder
  • Minute of Silence and Reflection in honour of seniors killed by COVID-19 in long-term care

Registration at Eventbrite

Thursday, 1 October 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Registration link for Zoom in text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

General Meeting September 30 2020

Registration for General Meeting on September 30, 2020

Isobel MacKenzie

Isobel Mackenzie has over 20 years’ experience working with seniors in home care, licensed care, community services and volunteer services. Isobel led B.C.’s largest not-for-profit agency, serving over 6,000 seniors annually. In this work, Isobel led the implementation of a new model of dementia care that has become a national best practice, and led the first safety accreditation for homecare workers, among many other accomplishments. Isobel has been widely recognized for her work and was named B.C. CEO of the Year for the not-for-profit sector and nominated as a Provincial Health Care Hero.

Prior to her appointment as the Seniors Advocate, Isobel served on a number of national and provincial boards and commissions, including the BC Medical Services Commission, the Canadian Homecare Association, BC Care Providers, BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry, and the Capital Regional District Housing Corporation. Isobel also served on the University of Victoria’s Board of Governors.Isobel Mackenzie received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Victoria and has a Certificate in Health Care Leadership from the University of Toronto.

The Office of the Seniors Advocate monitors and analyzes seniors services in BC and makes recommendations to government and service providers to address systemic issues. The OSA was established in 2014 and is the first of its kind in Canada.

Ms Mackenzie will talk about her most recent report, which includes lessons about seniors care learned from the pandemic. She will also address the concern of how couples can continue to live together when on needs care.

Time line
1:30pm Business Meeting
1:45pm Speaker Isobel Mackenzie
2:30pm Q&A
2:45pm End of meeting

Registration for General Meeting on September 30, 2020

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm
Registration link for Zoom in text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

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