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Wine Appreciation Group | Dec 14

Expertise level: all levels.

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, 14 December 2023 - 6:30pm
MCML BLDG room 158 (TBC)
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
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Tapestry Holiday Market | Dec 14

Tapestry's Holiday Market

Live Music, Artworks and Gifts | From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Dec 14th.

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Thursday, 14 December 2023 - 2:00pm
3338 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6S 0A6

Philosophers' Café | Dec 6

The Future of Cars

At the beginning of the 20th century, 40% of American automobiles were powered by steam, 38% by electricity, and 22% by gasoline.  By 1935 electric vehicles had almost disappeared;  cheaper petrol and continuous improvements to the internal combustion engine having cemented the dominance of petrol vehicles.   Now, because of the threat of climate change, we are being exhorted to change back to electric cars.   But there are problems with them, too.   And what about self-driving cars?   What is the future for this central object of our lives?

What do you think?

The Philosopher’s Cafés will be held in the Club Room in Tapestry at Wesbrook Village from 11:00am to 12:30pm. 
Coffee and tea will be offered by Tapestry. You may reserve to have lunch at Tapestry after the Café by calling (604) 225-5000 or by checking in with the front desk before the Café.

Wednesday, 6 December 2023 - 11:00am
3338 Wesbrook Mall
Tapestry at Wesbrook Village
Vancouver, BC V6S 0A5
UBC Rose Garden

Vancouver Institute Lecture | Dec 2

Dr. Jan Zwicky

Thinking as Politics: The Moral Dimensions of Poetry
with Dr. Jan Zwicky, C.M., Professor Emerita in the Department of Philosophy, University of Victoria

Dr. Zwicky is one of Canada’s most respected artists and intellectuals, known equally for her original work in philosophy and her poetry, and translated into a number of European languages. Her writing has covered issues in music, poetry, philosophy, and the environment. She was among the first to offer courses in environmental studies at Canadian universities, as well as interdisciplinary courses in the humanities. Her latest books include Once Upon a Time in the West (2023), and Sixty-Seven Ontological Studies (2022) co-authored with photographer Robert Moody. Dr. Zwicky has published nine book-length poetry collections, including Songs for Relinquishing the Earth, which won the Governor-General’s Award in 1999, Robinson’s Crossing, which won the Dorothy Livesay Prize in 2004, and Forge, short-listed for the Griffin Prize in 2012.

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Saturday, 2 December 2023 - 8:15pm
P. A. Woodward Instructional Resources Centre
2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1
Photo Group

Photo Group | Dec 1

Theme: "Mood"

As always, you can send photos on other themes, and the photos can be recent (preferred!) or from your catalog. 

Please send two photos to Richard Spencer on this theme (or your choice) before the meeting.

If you would like to join, please contact Richard Spencer at for Zoom details

Check out the Photo Group’s Flickr account to view photos from their last meeting.

Friday, 1 December 2023 - 3:00pm
Online and In-Person
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
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U of T Alumni Association Presentation | Dec 1


At the next Temerty Medicine Talks, the Globe and Mail’s André Picard joins a panel of experts to discuss what our health care system can – and must – do now.


Friday, 1 December 2023 - 9:00am
Toronto, ON M5S 1K7