Past Events

E.g., Apr 16, 2024

Tapestry Beatles Poster

Tapestry Series | Jan 18

The Roots and History of The Beatles

With John Michell

Do you remember where you were the first time you heard the Beatles? I do, and so does every rock musician for the last 50years. There was a freshness and energy that we had never heard before, and it was young and alive and they were the perfect sound for the times. The Beatles themselves were creative, talented and funny. Add George Martin to give them a little help with the music and add Brian Epstein to show them to the world and you have BEATLEMANIA. We’ll take a look at how this phenomenon came to be and look at the story behind the four lads from Liverpool. The music, the business, the people and the times that gave us this amazing Magical Mystery Tour.

Every Thursday from 11:00am-12:30pm for 6 weeks starting on January 18th, 2024

$120 for the whole course or $30/class

This is an in-person event: if you want to know more you can go to this link:
The Beatles - The Roots & History Presentations - Discover Tapestry

Contact Paige at Tapestry Wesbrook Village to Register:

Thursday, 18 January 2024 - 11:00am
3338 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, ON V6S 0A6
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U of T Alumni Association Presentation | Jan 17

Canada’s Homelessness Crisis

with Alison Smith, PhD, Associate Professor , Dept of Political Science, University of Toronto, Mississauga

Despite billions of dollars and countless promises to end homelessness in communities across Canada, more and more people continue to find themselves without safe and adequate housing. Previously hidden, homelessness exploded into full view in communities of all sizes in 2020, notably in encampments in parks and public spaces. The number of encampments that remain in communities across the country reveals deep inequities and insecurities in the social safety net and the housing system in particular. 


Wednesday, 17 January 2024 - 4:00pm
Toronto, ON M5S 1K7
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Poetic Odysseys Group | Jan 16

The group welcomes members who write or enjoy poetry. Those interested in attending can contact convenor Philip Resnick, for details on how to attend and to be added to the Poetry Group list.

Learn more about the group and their activities

Tuesday, 16 January 2024 - 2:00pm
Zoom online by request
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Psychological Trauma and Resilience event poster

Series at Green College | Jan 11

Jaap Nico Hamburger

'Ethno-cultural violence' - a personal reflection on resilience
Jaap Nico Hamburger, Mécénat Musica Composer in Residence and CMC Associate Composer

An individual's psychological response to trauma may not evolve by chance. Rather, it may be informed by aspects of a socio-political and cultural nature. During this lecture, Jaap Hamburger will overlay the influence of political regimes, religion, scientific progress and cataclysmic world events on the development of resilience to trauma.

A former Interventional Cardiologist, Jaap Hamburger is the current Composer in Residence with Mécénat Musica in Montréal. His compositions include commissions from orchestras (Turning Point Ensemble, Ensemble Caprice, Orchestre Classique de Montréal, the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra, Festival Classica) and chamber musicians (including “400 Years of Dutch Keyboard Music,” Polina Gubnitskaia, Minkin-Shemer Duo). His works have been performed and recorded in Canada, The Netherlands and Israel. He was recently commissioned by the Government of the Netherlands and the United Nations to compose a new concerto for harp and orchestra that was premiered on occasion of the 75th anniversary of the International Court of Justice. Other commissions include works for Discovery Channel as well as European broadcasting companies. His 2nd chamber symphony "Children’s War Diaries" was nominated for the Dutch national composer’s award and for the 2022 JUNO award for best classical composition. The premiere of his first opera “ARIELLA” is slated for the autumn of 2023. Hamburger is a Canadian Music Centre Associate Composer.

'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, 11 January 2024 - 5:00pm
Green College
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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Wine Appreciation Group | Jan 11

UBC Research Centre's Wine Library Tour and Tasting Older-Vintage Wines 
Expertise level: all levels.

On Thursday January 11, 2024, the UBC-EC Understanding Wine SIG will meet in the afternoon at the UBC Research Centre’s Wine Library for a tour led by Dean Emeritus Murray Isman (and Lecturer Emeritus David McArthur). After the tour, the group will move nearby for a tasting review of select and older vintage wines (duration 1.5 to 2 hours) - from David’s collection/recent purchases. 

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.

Thursday, 11 January 2024 - 4:15pm
UBC Research Centre’s Wine Library
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
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Groves of Academe | Jan 8

READING: Georgi Gospodinov, Time Shelter

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.*

Learn more

Monday, 8 January 2024 - 3:30pm
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2