What is ethical investing or responsible investing? Are ethical investments good investments for your portfolio? On this episode of My Financial Life, host Kirk Lapointe speaks to UBC alumnus, Ian Robertson, vice-president, director, and portfolio manager at Odlum Brown Limited.
Barack Obama cited their insights on inequality from The Spirit Level. Now internationally acclaimed health researchers Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett have new lessons to share in their latest offering, The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being. In this talk, Wilkinson and Pickett explain how inequality affects us… Read more
For many people, there is the misconception that their academic discipline must match exactly with the career path they choose or you may have been faced with the question of what you are going to do with your degree by well-intentioned friends and family. While the thought of “choosing the right career” can be exciting,… Read more
Beloved by audiences around the world, The Joy Luck Club (dir. Wayne Wang) has provoked heated debates about race, gender, and representation. Twenty-five years after its release, and on the heels of the recent success of Crazy Rich Asians, actress Tamlyn Tomita joined UBC Assistant Professor JP Catungal (Social Justice Institute) in conversation.
In this era of #metoo, #timesup, #letstalk and #blacklivesmatter, story-telling—individually and collectively—matters more than ever. In this talk, famed novelist Isabel Allende unpacks the power of story to, as she says, “make the world good—not just better.” An unrepentant feminist who exhorts audiences to speak with passion and purpose about what must not be forgotten, Allende explores themes of social justice, female empowerment, and personal and political freedom with hope and good humour.
Building a strong professional network is critical to career success, yet some people find it challenging. Listen to this panel discussion and Q&A with four UBC alumni as they share stories of how they navigated the peaks and valleys of networking in their career journeys. Presented in partnership with the UBC Centre for Student Involvement &… Read more
Did you know that nearly one in five Canadians will experience a mental health or substance use problem each year? Young people age 15 to 24 years are more likely to experience a mental health and/or substance use challenge than any other age group. Yet, many find mental health uncomfortable to discuss, leading them to… Read more
Ensuring sustained economic growth while minimising environmental impact is a global challenge. Access to affordable energy has reduced poverty by more than a half since 1990, and yet approximately 1 billion people still live without access to the most basic energy services. Moreover, the rest of us need to face the mounting evidence on the… Read more
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