A Conversation with Dr. Bonnie Henry: How the Invisible Infrastructure of Public Health Offers Hope in a Pandemic

Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer and Clinical Associate Professor at UBC, has been a trusted public presence throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She has delivered daily updates and level-headed leadership, reassuring public concerns and demonstrating her vast experience as a public health expert who has been at the forefront of the Ebola and… Read more

Virtual cooking class in partnership with Fresh Prep

Virtual Cooking Class with alumni UBC Partner Fresh Prep

Are you tired of eating the same meals every day or simply looking to learn a new cooking skill? On May 21, 2020, UBC alumni joined Fresh Prep Co-CEO, Becky Brauer, as she guided us step-by-step through preparing a gourmet meal. Watch the recording to take your cooking to the next level and cook alongside… Read more

Protecting the health of our seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Protecting the health of our seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors have been identified as one of the groups most vulnerable to the virus. In response, special care has been taken to protect them from potential infection. Society-wide measures, including widespread physical distancing and instituting “seniors’ hours” in grocery stores, have been designed, in large part, to protect… Read more

Family Matters: Effective Ways to Learn from Home

Webinar - Family Matters: Effective Ways to Learn from Home

On April 22, 2020, UBC experts from the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education participated in the third webinar in our COVID-19 series. They discussed ways to support families navigating the complexities of living, working, and learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UBC-led study gives hope for COVID-19 treatment

Webinar: UBC-led study that gives hope for COVID-19 treatment

On April 8, 2020, Dr. Josef Penninger participated in our second COVID-19 webinar and shared insights into this cutting-edge research and the hope it offers in the global fight against the virus.

How can we reduce COVID-19 anxiety?

Webinar - How can we reduce COVID-19 anxiety?

On Tuesday, March 31st, UBC alumni, friends, and the community participated in our first webinar in a COVID-19 series. UBC experts answered viewer questions and suggested ways we may be able to address our anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Master Mind Master Class with Naheed Nenshi

Master Mind Master Class with Naheed Nenshi

Throughout his career, including his three terms as mayor of the City of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi has always emphasized the importance of civic engagement. Hear his talk “Creating the Cities and Country We Deserve.” Moderated by Anita Bathe – Reporter, CBC Vancouver The Master Mind Master Class speaker series is an alumni UBC program that offers an unprecedented look into the minds of… Read more

Uncivil discourse: What is everyone so angry about?

Uncivil discourse: What is everyone so angry about?

The world seems more divided than ever. Social media has made it easy to follow like-minded individuals, creating echo chambers where dissenting opinions can be filtered out. As our viewpoints have grown more polarized, conversations between opposing sides – online or in person – have become more heated. This environment has enabled populist movements to… Read more

UBC Connects with Jeremy Rifkin: The Third Industrial Revolution

UBC Connects with Jeremy Rifkin: The Third Industrial Revolution

The global economy is in distress. Economists warn of another two decades of declining productivity, slow growth, steep unemployment, and increasing inequality. Around the world, the economic downturn is fueling growing discontent towards governments, and spawning extreme political movements. And now, after 200 years of industrial activity, scientists report that climate change is ravaging the… Read more