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  • April

    • 28

      • Book of Sands by Karim Alrawi Book Club Spring 2016

        Vancouver, BC

        Facilitated by the author, Karim Alrawi. An atmospheric, multi-layered story of intimate lives, informed by recent events and heightened by touches of magic realism, set against the wider canvas of historic events.
  • May

    • 02

      • UBC Centennial Speaker Series: Victoria

        Victoria, BC

        UBC researchers are leading the world towards a brighter future. To celebrate UBC’s Centennial year, we are holding a series of programs that will bring the best of UBC research to communities across the country. […]
    • 03

      • Writing for Engineers in the Workplace Presented by UBC Continuing Studies

        Online

        Engineers have to be experts not just in engineering, but also in communication. Every memo, progress summary or formal report needs to be clear, concise, and accessible to people at all levels of the decision-making process. In this 100% online course, learn how to manage tone, grammar, style, and the writing process in this online course that offers individualized feedback and practice in all the forms of writing common to the workplace.
    • 04

      • Creative Writing: Introduction Presented by UBC Continuing Studies at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

        Vancouver, BC

        This course is for beginning writers who are interested in learning about some of the different genres of creative writing. The course format involves examining the work of emerging and well-known writers combined with in-class writing exercises to inspire you to write autobiography, short fiction, poetry, and children’s literature.
    • 05

      • Project Management for Digital Communications Presented by UBC Continuing Studies

        Online

        The complexity of digital communications projects such as when creating apps, microsites and web portals, requires strong project management skills and an understanding of the digital context. In this 100% course, learn to develop project requirements and scope to meet business goals and define measures of success. Identify the real story to be told, and by applying stakeholder engagement principles, help clients adopt an effective project approach and plan.
      • Writing Under Pressure Presented by UBC Continuing Studies at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

        Vancouver, BC

        Learn techniques used in the academic environment that help alleviate the stress and pressure that comes with writing timed essay exams and large graded projects with short deadlines. These techniques will be applicable to any type of deadline-based or time sensitive project.
    • 10

      • Scientific Writing Presented by UBC Continuing Studies at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

        Vancouver, BC

        Designed to help you produce clear, concise scientific articles, reports and conference papers, this course teaches you to organize, write and edit your work in a way that makes the whole process clearer and simpler.
    • 12

      • Writing for Graduate Students Presented by UBC Continuing Studies at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

        Vancouver, BC

        Writing at the Master’s or PhD level presents distinct challenges. This course helps you with the specific requirements of graduate-level articles, reports and theses. Topics include problem areas in style and grammar, the development and organization of ideas, writing abstracts, and incorporating sources and quotations.
    • 17

      • Ujjal Dosanjh Journey After Midnight Book Launch Journey After Midnight: India, Canada & the Road Beyond

        Vancouver, BC

        Join the former Premier of British Columbia and former Minister of Health for Canada, Ujjal Dosanjh, LLB’76, as he launches his new evocative memoir. A midnight’s child of poor rural India, Dosanjh’s journey from his […]
      • Alumni Gathering in Dubai

        Dubai

        Stay In touch! It’s our privilege to invite you to our first ever UBC alumni gathering in Dubai! This is a great chance to network and foster new relationships with […]
      • Understanding Wine: An Introduction Presented by UBC Continuing Studies at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

        Vancouver, BC

        Uncork the mysteries of wine and begin to build a strong base for lifelong wine appreciation. Sensory training, an introduction to wine vocabulary, and tasting major varietals help build your ability to discern distinct flavours and nuances from many types of wine. Learn how to shop and read label information, discover how wines age and learn how to choose wines to pair with different foods. The instructor will be available for wine consultation for a half hour after the end of each class.
    • 18

      • Engaging Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations Presented by UBC Continuing Studies

        Online

        Help your organization make the most of diversity through increased creativity and innovation, enhanced employee engagement and better service to clients. Explore systemic barriers and inclusive practices in designing communication strategies with employees, clients and customers in this 100% online course. Learn to develop policy frameworks and best practices; engage in community consultation; lead and supervise staff and volunteers; and plan programs.
      • GRE® Test Preparation Boot Camp Presented by UBC Continuing Studies at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

        Vancouver, BC

        In this hybrid/blended course, self-paced online video instruction is supplemented with classroom sessions. Between classes, students work through lessons and practice questions from Greenlight Test Prep's 31-hour video course. During the 6 scheduled classes, the instructor reviews key concepts, answers questions, and reinforces learning with additional practice questions.
    • 25

      • EBSCO Online Journals Lunch & Learn

        Vancouver, BC

        How to make the most of your free alumni online journals As part of the A-Card program, alumni UBC provides free online access to the EBSCO Academic Search and Business […]
    • 28

      • Grammar Boot Camp Presented by UBC Continuing Studies at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

        Vancouver, BC

        Do you want a quick grammar review or a stronger understanding of how the English language works? Join us Saturday mornings for a condensed, 4-week version of Writing Well: Grammar. This boot camp focuses on the most common questions and grammar concerns, and offers exercises to practise and solidify what you learn. By the end of the 4 weeks, be more comfortable with grammar and write more clearly and confidently.
      • UBC100: What’s Next?

        On May 28th, join us at the Vancouver campus as we close out UBC’s Centennial year. You’ll hear from some great minds providing perspectives on topics of the future and the day will culminate in a talk from William Shatner about the importance of living a life driven by curiosity.
  • June

    • 06

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      • Romeo and Juliet in Paris

        Paris

        Join UBC alumni in France for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare at the open-air Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare, Pré Catelan in the Bois de Boulogne (performance in […]
    • 17

      • alumNIGHTS at Bard on the Beach

        Vancouver, BC

        Looking to get ahead? Your connections matter. Turn your UBC network into personal connections by joining us for alumNIGHTS at Bard on the Beach. Meet and mingle with fellow UBC graduates […]
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  • July

    • 08

    • 11

      • Summer Institute: Academic Writing for High School Students Presented by UBC Continuing Studies at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

        Vancouver, BC

        The writing expectations you encounter at university or college can be quite different than those you find in high school. This knowledge gap can be difficult to deal with because the skills you learn in high school English aren’t always enough to help you succeed in university writing. This academic writing course meant for teens ages 15-18 develops important skills in the areas of academic essay writing, essay organization, test writing, citations, and research. You also learn to evaluate sources – a skill that is important in academic writing and in your daily life. Gain confidence in your writing and prepare yourself for the challenges beyond your high school career.
    • 12

      • Reading and Writing French – Beginner 2 Presented by UBC Continuing Studies

        Online

        Gain an understanding of basic French syntax and grammar in this 100% online course, designed to improve your reading and writing skills. Read a variety of authentic French documents such as agendas, letters and advertisements. Broaden your vocabulary and produce simple and functional writing such as invitation letters, postcards, thank-you notes and small ads. Suitable for beginner French students.
      • Creating Children’s Books Presented by UBC Continuing Studies at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

        Vancouver, BC

        Picture books represent magical worlds to children, and learning how to create those worlds can be a lot of fun for adults too. Designed for anyone interested in the process of book creation and especially for writers, illustrators, and book designers, this course encourages you to begin new projects or to prepare and submit an existing project for publication. A published writer and an illustrator visit the class and bring their expertise and insights to this exploration of making books that excite wonder.
      • Understanding Beer and Whisky: Just a Hop and a Scotch Away Presented by UBC Continuing Studies at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

        Vancouver, BC

        Take a tour around the world of beer and whisky with sommelier and certified spirits specialist Lynn Coulthard. Learn how to distinguish some of the fabulous brews from Belgium, Germany, North America and the British Isles, and focus on all the different nuances and styles that Scotch whisky has to offer. This course covers production methods and flavour profiles with tutored tastings to give you a basic understanding of these two popular beverages.
    • 18

      • Summer Institute: Creative Writing for High School Students Presented by UBC Continuing Studies at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

        Vancouver, BC

        Tired of writing essays? Discover the world of creative writing. Explore various genres -- fiction, poetry, and nonfiction -- as you marvel over the rhythm of words, the acrobatics of communication and expression, and (believe it or not) the magic of punctuation and structure. There are three assignments that you will workshop. You can choose the genres that most interest you. Find out how much fun playing with words can be. Who knows? It might even change your essay writing!