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

Meeru Dhalwala – Future of Food Sources

Meeru Dhalwala - Future of Food Sources

What will we eat when we need to feed 11 billion people globally by 2100? With rapid population increase and climate change coupled with the focus on cash crops and loss of food diversity, is a fundamental shift in our diets and the way our food is supplied essential for us to be able to feed… Read more

Master Mind Master Class with Hubert T. Lacroix

Master Mind Master Class with Hubert T. Lacroix

All broadcasters are adapting to revolutionary changes to their business; from the content they provide, to the way Canadians use their services. But how do you transform your organization when you are an iconic public institution, one as revered and sometimes maligned as Canada’s public broadcaster? Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada talks about the challenges… Read more