UBC MiniMed Okanagan 2017

UBC MiniMed Okanagan 2017

Raising Generations of Healthier Kids: Live 5-2-1-0 – Dr. Shazan Amed
Please Wait to be Seated – Professor Ali McManus
Healthy Eating and Active Living for Children and Youth – Dr. Tom Warshawski
Raising Children in a Digital World – Deborah MacNamara BA’90, MA’95, PhD’03

Master Mind Master Class with Atom Egoyan

Master Mind Master Class with Atom Egoyan

One of the most respected filmmakers of his generation and a true artist, Atom Egoyan is the director behind modern classics such as Exotica, the Oscar-nominated The Sweet Hereafter, Ararat, and Chloe. A master of visual and verbal storytelling, Egoyan takes bold non-linear routes through complex psychological terrain in his films. Hear from Atom Egoyan as he shares how… Read more

Are Canada’s pipeline approvals at odds with our climate commitments?

Are Canada’s pipeline approvals at odds with our climate commitments?

For years the possibility of new and expanded pipelines running across BC have raised questions related to First Nations land rights, coastal tanker traffic, and the nature of inter-provincial relationships. Underlying these questions, however, has always been the larger question of why we are continuing to invest in fossil fuel infrastructure at all given our… Read more

UBC Scotiabank Gift Announcement & Cybersecurity Panel

UBC Scotiabank Gift Announcement & Cybersecurity Panel

In March 2017, there was a Scotiabank special announcement and panel of experts speaking on the topic of cybersecurity at UBC. Moderator Kyle McNamara – Executive Vice President, Global Retail Banking Technology, Scotiabank Panelists Kosta Beznosov – Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC Sandy Bird – IBM Fellow, CTO for IBM Security Chris Inglis… Read more

Examining Whiteness: What’s at Stake for Canada?

With the rise of populism in the U.S. and Europe, the time is right for a frank discussion on the realities of racism and critical reflection on white privilege in Canada. Recent events make it clear that it can and does happen here. Experts from UBC and the University of Alberta participate in this provocative… Read more

Lind Initiative 2017: Robert Reich on the Rise of the Anti-Establishment

Lind Initiative 2017: Robert Reich on the Rise of the Anti-Establishment

Prof. Robert Reich of UC Berkeley, a former US Labor Secretary and prolific author delivers his Lind Initiative lecture on the Trump Impact and where the US and Canada go from here. Dawna Friesen of Global National interviewed Prof. Reich and moderated the conversation on Mar. 1, 2017 at UBC.

The Power of Creative Thinking

The Power of Creative Thinking

On November 3, 2016, in Toronto, we celebrated the unique and creative contributions UBC’s law and business grads have made to the world around them through a series of Pecha Kucha-style presentations where alumni from the Peter A. Allard School of Law and the UBC Sauder School of Business shared their unique experiences and explored… Read more

Why has Vancouver been so slow to join the sharing economy?

Why has Vancouver been so slow to join the sharing economy?

Around the world, popular app- and web-based services such as Uber and AirBnB have disrupted traditional business models and sparked explosive growth in the sharing economy. Consumers have embraced these services for their convenience and cost savings, but as they enter highly regulated industries, they face friction from both traditional operators and hesitant governments who… Read more

Master Mind Master Class with John Corigliano

Master Mind Master Class with John Corigliano

Architecture and Music From his Oscar-winning score for The Red Violin to his opera The Ghosts of Versailles, his acclaimed Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus, and his Grammy-winning Conjurer: Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra, American composer John Corigliano has built one of the richest, most unusual, and most widely celebrated bodies of work of any composer in the last… Read more