Past Events

E.g., Jun 30, 2022

Travel Group January 20, 2022

Travel in Turkey

Presented by Paul Steinbok (Professor Emeritus of Surgery)

After visiting Istanbul, we will travel to Izmir and the nearby ancient ruins of Ephesus and Pergamon. Then we will go by road to Bodrum and Marmaris, where we will take a gulet cruise on the Mediterranean, ending in Fethiye. We then drive to Pamukkale and Konya, home of the whirling dervishes. Finally, we go to Cappadocia, where we will visit fairy chimneys and underground villages and take a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the spectacular landscape, created by ancient volcanic eruptions.

If you are currently not on the email list of the EC travel interest group and wish to receive our mailings, please contact Paul Steinbok at

A zoom link will be sent out 2 days before each meeting.

Thursday, 20 January 2022 - 3:00pm
Online Zoom Meeting
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Green College Series on Intergenerational Trauma

the immigration transition:  challenges and changes experienced by new canadians and their second-generation implications

Mari Pighini  
UBC Faculty of Education

Alejandra Sánchez Alvarez 
Early Childhood Care and Education, Capilano University

Marvin Westwood - Convenor 
Professor Emeritus of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education (2015)

Topic: The Immigration Transition:  Challenges and Changes Experienced by New Canadians and Their Second-Generation Implications
Time: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 5:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Green College link

Co-sponsors: Emeritus College and Green College

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Zoom through Green College link
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Photo Group

Photo Group January 14, 2022

This meeting will take place on Zoom. you can join to chat at 2:30.

There are two themes:  “Celebrations” and “Street Photography” – you can chose either or both. New photos, or photos from your catalog, are welcome, and you can submit photos on other themes. Please send up to 3 photos, plus (if you wish) a “before” version of one of your photos before processing, to me at

If you would like to join, please contact Richard Spencer for the zoom-link at 

Friday, 14 January 2022 - 3:00pm
Zoom online by request
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

Senior Scholars' Series - January 11, 2022

Senior Scholars' Series: The Passions that Drive Academic Life

Link to Zoom registration

Anne Gorsuch
Professor Emerita of History (2019)

“Life Stories”

Mine has not been a straight path. I happily worked for years as a professor of history, researcher, teacher, and administrator. I wrote and taught Soviet history with particular interest in the cultural histories of youth, tourism, the Soviet 1960s, and the Soviet-Cuban relationship. I served as Head of the History Department and as Deputy to the President for Arvind Gupta. As an administrator, I became curious about how to better support clearer purpose, more perspective, and deeper meaning for myself and others, and I trained as an integral coach. Approaching life with what Buddhists call “don’t know mind,” has helped release certainties and make room for new possibilities, and I took early retirement in 2019 to open a therapeutic coaching practice. Although my clients are diverse, my experiences make me especially sensitive to the opportunities and challenges of faculty life. 

Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe - moderator
Professor Emeritus of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (2015)

Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe graduated from the Courtauld Institute and taught for the Open University, and at London and McGill Universities before joining UBC. He chaired the ISGP and then his home department, Art History Visual Art & Theory before serving as Associate Dean, Awards and Scholarships, in the Faculty of Graduate Studies; a member of Senate for several years he was twice elected co-Chair. He has published extensively on art, architectural and design history with a particular interest in related social and political culture especially of the later modern era; recipient of the Vancouver Book Prize, he was awarded a J.S Guggenheim Fellowship  and a Visiting Fellowship at Clare Hall in Cambridge University. He is currently completing a re-assessment of the architecture and ideology of Arthur Erickson and, also with Michelangelo Sabatino, a multi-perspective anthology on Modernist architecture in the Commonwealth of Nations.

Tuesday, 11 January 2022 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Zoom registration in text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

'All Over the Map" - UVic Retirees Association

What a perfect way to end calendar year 2021 at Elder Academy and to get to know Dr. Kevin Hall who was appointed President and Chancellor of our university a little over 12 months ago. Over the past calendar year, despite the challenges brought about by the COVID19 pandemic, at Elder Academy we have had the opportunity to learn from an array of speakers about various parts of our globe: China, The European Union, The Polar regions. It is fitting that we have a fine opportunity to hear from Kevin who has journeyed throughout over 100 countries…

”All Over The Map”

His presentation will explore a career path that has been altered based on various global social and environmental events and will explore Kevin’s evolution as an engineer, a humanitarian and as an innovator and entrepreneur. From advanced mathematical modelling to the use of photonics in pathogen detection, from low-cost water treatment solutions in the peri-urban slums of Southeast Asia to the restoration of livelihoods following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.


Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Time: 10:00am to Noon. Zoom entry available starting 15 minutes prior to scheduled time
Where: Online via Zoom
Link to join the session: Emailed to registrants via Eventbrite two days before first session
Cost: $5.00 (proceeds donated to the United Way)


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Students attend free but need to register by emailing to secure the Zoom link.
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Biograhpy Kevin Hall, President and Vice Chancellor – University of Victoria

On Nov. 1, 2020, Kevin Hall took office as the eighth president and vice- chancellor in the University of Victoria’s 57-year history.
Throughout his career as a senior leader working for three world-class institutions, Dr. Hall has served at many levels and functions at a university—from faculty member, research centre director and department chair, vice-president and senior deputy vice-chancellor of global engagement and partnerships at the University of Newcastle (UON) in New South Wales, Australia, and now as President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Victoria.

A civil engineer whose research and industry leadership have already made a global impact, Dr. Hall carries out trans-disciplinary research across several major themes including water quality modeling, development of environmental monitoring and pathogen detection systems, syndromic surveillance, and water and health in marginalized communities. Professor Hall holds several international patents and has developed associated start-ups. His research has been incorporated into Engineering Design Manuals both nationally and internationally.

Professor Hall visioned and built entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives at the University of Newcastle, leading the establishment of the Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) hubs and incubators. A highly respected leader in the higher education sector, Professor Hall was appointed by the Minister of Education to the Australia Research Council Advisory Council. He was a founding board member of the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship and a member of the NSW Minister for Health’s China Advisory Committee. Professor Hall has been a board member for over 30 corporations, university organizations, government, and not-for-profit entities including the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, Intersect (Australia), Newcastle Innovation (Australia), Hunter Medical Research Institute (Australia), Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (Australia), Cooperative Research Centre - Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment; TRIUMF (Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics), C4 Network (Technology transfer consortium), Guelph-Waterloo Biotechnology Partnership, Waterloo University Accelerator Centre, SHARCNET (high performance computing network) and several other corporations.

Eventbrite Registration

Saturday, 18 December 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Zoom meeting
Registration link for Eventbrite in text
Zoom, BC V6T 1Z2

Council Meeting - December 8, 2021

The Council will meet online.

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Zoom link available to Council members only
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2