Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett On Inequality – Internationally acclaimed health researchers share their latest insights

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

My Career Story: Non-Linear Career Paths

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

UBC Connects with Isabel Allende – The Alchemy of Truth: The power of story to change the world

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.

My Career Story: Making Networking Less Awkward

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

Conversations About Mental Health – In Calgary

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

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.”

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