Past Events

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Virtual Common Room Sept 25

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

Photo Group September

Please send 3 photos to Richard Spencer at richard@rhspencer.ca. We have a theme for photos – Light.

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

Senior Scholars' Series - September

Senior Scholars' Series: The Passions that Drive Academic Life

Tony Dawson
Professor Emeritus of English (2006)

"Making Friends with Shakespeare"

Originally from Montreal, Tony Dawson came to UBC in 1970, having completed his doctorate at Harvard the previous year. He has completed scholarly editions of several Shakespeare plays and written extensively on performance, on the cultural and religious contexts of the Elizabethan theatre, and on  editorial and textual theory and practice.  His books include The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England (with Paul Yachnin) (2001) and Hamlet: Shakespeare in performance (1995). He is the recipient of both a Killam teaching award and a Killam research prize, and has served as President of the Shakespeare Association of America. 

Jerry Wasserman - moderator
Professor Emeritus of English and Theatre (2017)

Jerry Wasserman retired in 2016 after 44 years teaching at UBC. Jerry is also an actor and theatre critic with Lifetime Achievement awards from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Association. He is a member of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Zoom Joining Details

Topic: Senior Scholars' Series - Making Friends with Shakespeare - Tony Dawson
Time: Sep 24, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://ubc.zoom.us/j/68291481473

Meeting ID: 682 9148 1473
Passcode: 874334

Co-sponsors: Emeritus College and Green College

Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Zoom online - link in text
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Poetic Odyssey - September

All who are interested in writing, reading or listening to poetry are welcome. 
Contacts:
Philip Resnick (Professor Emeritus, Political Science - philip.resnick@ubc.ca)
and George McWhirter (Professor Emeritus, Creative Writing).
 

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - 2:00pm
Zoom Link per request
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

Virtual Common Room Sept 18

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

UBC Emeritus College Conversations - September 2020

Pandemic: A Conversation

Seeking to encourage and sustain engagement among Emeritus College members and a wider audience, when even moderately-sized in-person gatherings are impossible, the UBC Emeritus College invites you to join one of our upcoming conversations on a topic of broad and current importance. Convened every month, on the Zoom platform, conversations will be interactive and moderated. They will begin with three short presentations from Emeritus colleagues, offering different perspectives on the chosen topic. After a short discussion among panelists, audience members will be invited to join the conversation. 

Our conversation on PANDEMICS, brings together scholars from the disciplines of History, Law, and Pharmaceutical Science.
Chris Friedrichs will contrast the social and economic impact of COVID-19 today and the Bubonic Plague in the past; 
Claire Young will consider the value of the  Income tax system as a tool during the pandemic; 
Marc Levine will reflect on why it takes so long to develop treatments and vaccines.
Our Moderator is Anne Junker, from the Department of Pediatrics and BC Children’s Hospital.

Each of our three presenters offered an extended discussion of their topic in the "One Hour at UBC series" developed by UBC Extended Learning. Links to each of these presentations are below, should you wish to gain additional background, although this is not a requirement for participation in the conversation.

Registration on Event Brite

Speakers:

Chris Friedrichs
Professor Emeritus of History (2018)

Chris Friedrichs is a professor emeritus of history.  He retired in 2018 after teaching European and world history at UBC for 45 years.   His research interests have focused largely on the history of European cities from the 16th to the 19th century, including aspects of demographic history and the impact of warfare and epidemic diseases on urban life.  His publications include The Early Modern City, 1450-1750 and Urban Politics in Early Modern Europe.

Link to "One Hour at UBC series" presentation

Claire Young 
Professor Emerita of Law (2014)

Claire Young is Professor Emerita at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Her research and teaching focus on tax law and policy, with a special interest in the impact of the tax system on women. She is the author of several books and numerous articles. She was the recipient of the UBC Killam teaching award twice in her career and the SSHRCC Therese Casgrain award for her work on women and economic issues.

Link to "One Hour at UBC series" presentation

Marc Levine

Marc Levine
Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2017)

Prof. Levine’s teaching included therapeutics of neurological and psychiatric diseases and disorders, pain management, clinical pharmacology, and methods for design and analysis of clinical and biomedical research.  The latter included the basis for diagnostic and screening tests and their application to research and clinical practice.  His research interests included drug metabolism, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacokinetics and clinical trials.  Since 2009 he has been Chair of the UBC Children’s & Women’s Research Ethics Board.

Link to "One Hour at UBC series" presentation

Moderator

Anne Junker
Associate Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics (2018)

Pediatric immunologist Anne Junker has spent upwards of 45 years learning about the factors that make people more or less susceptible to infectious diseases.  In addition to caring for children with immune deficiency disorders, she has been devoted to improving people-based research.  She helped establish the UBC-CW research ethics board; chaired the Quality Committee of the BC Clinical Trials Network; and led a national network that interacted internationally to develop a global pediatric trials network.

Privacy and Consent to Recording

Please note that this event will be recorded via Zoom and posted publicly. The recording may contain attendees’ names and images. We recognize that this may be undesirable for some participants. If you do not wish for your name or image to be used in the video, please leave your video turned off during the event. You may also change your name to something generic like “Participant” or “Anonymous” in the Zoom meeting room by selecting yourself from the participants list and editing your name. By registering for this event and clicking the Zoom link that will be emailed to you, you consent to being recorded. If you do not want to participate in the live session, the recording will be posted at a later date to our YouTube channel. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Zoom link - once registered on Eventbrite
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Canada

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