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

William Shatner – The Curious Life

William Shatner – The Curious Life

Curiosity propels both research and learning, the very things that UBC is known for. As students, we have the freedom to indulge our curiosity, but as we head off into the world, we often abandon it in favour of security. What does it mean to live with a spirit of curiosity? At UBC100: What’s Next?… Read more

Elizabeth Croft – Future of Robotics

Elizabeth Croft - Future of Robotics

The topic of ‘human-robot interaction’ will still be a hot one in 100 years. The tools may change but the problems, such as “How do people and robots get along?” will remain the same. Questions surrounding what robots should do; and how we can share, operate safely, communicate, take turns, teach robots, and generally get along together will continue… Read more

Rick Hansen – Future of Accessibility

Rick Hansen - Future of Accessibility

Through the power of his own story and the inspiration he’s found in others, Rick Hansen encourages us all to dream big and make a difference in our own lives and in the world. Rick challenges audiences to check their own attitudes and question the barriers to success that hold them back from reaching their… Read more

Tzeporah Berman – Future of the Planet

Tzeporah Berman - Future of the Planet

We are living a turning point in history, the moment when we are re-envisioning industrial society. We now know that the cumulative impacts of our fossil fuel economy threaten the air we breathe, the water we drink and even a stable economy and climate. The good news is that major advances in technology and the… Read more