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

Master Mind Master Class with Brad Templeton

Master Mind Master Class with Brad Templeton

Robo-cars are coming. Whether the idea of autonomous vehicles excites or terrifies you, these technologies appear to be the future of transportation and their societal implications will be broad. While there will undoubtedly be many benefits to this ‘robo-car’ driven world, this possibility raises many important social, legal and ethical questions that may serve as barriers to wide adoption of… Read more

Innovation city: Is Vancouver poised to make a quantum leap?

Innovation city: Is Vancouver poised to make a quantum leap?

Entrepreneurs at companies like Slack and Hootsuite have put Vancouver’s $23 billion high tech industry on the map. But building the economy of tomorrow—not to mention a utopian, Star Trek future—means taking a step beyond the digital. We need fundamental leaps in computing power, clean energy, and smart materials. Now a new set of innovators… Read more

The Art of Influence

The Art of Influence

What does it mean to be influential? While some people possess a natural talent to make themselves heard, for others it is a skill that requires years to perfect. However, it’s critical to develop this ability as it can mean the difference between achieving one’s goals and failing to mobilize the support or resources one… Read more

Master Mind Master Class with Mohamed Fahmy

Master Mind Master Class with Mohamed Fahmy

Notable Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has spent his career in conflict zones covering major stories for outlets including New York Times and CNN. However, in December 2013, during his time as Egypt Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera International, Fahmy made international headlines when he and two colleagues were arrested by Egyptian authorities and charged with… Read more

Crossing the Border

Crossing the Border

Every year, thousands of Canadian citizens move to the United States in pursuit of employment opportunities. However, the process is not as simple as finding a job and making the move. There are many steps that you must take and considerations to think about. What job category will you fit into? What are the benefits… Read more