alumNIGHTS: Leadership Lessons

In December 2019, alumni UBC launched a year-long series that will connect and engage alumni around the theme of leadership. The series kicked off in Vancouver with an evening where UBC alumni gathered to network and learn from high-profile industry leaders. The evening began with a panel discussion where the leaders shared some of their… Read more

My Career Story: Getting a Tech Job without a Tech Degree

There is a common misconception that the only way to get a job in Tech is to have a Computer Science degree. However, as the world of work continues to see an increase in technological advances, so do the opportunities to grow in a Tech career. Whether you’re just exploring what a working in Tech… Read more

Trailblazers at Work – In Calgary

Don’t miss this in-depth conversation with alumnae leaders as they share their career journeys, offer advice and propose new ideas and ways of thinking about the workplace. Discover how they have broken barriers, achieved success and are building a better, stronger, more inclusive workplace.

Is it Time To Wave the Flag?

Canada is widely regarded as a leader in diversity and inclusion, leading the way for LGBTQ2 equality. Major strides including formal legislation have been made toward advancing equality, but more needs to be done. This begs the question – is it time to wave the flag?

Happy Ever After? How Marriage Impacts Our Health and Happiness

Today, like never before, we have choices around marriage—not just in whether or not we will get married but we are freer to have the types of marriages we want. But as the framework of modern relationships changes, who benefits? Four UBC academics converge to tackle these questions from every angle.

A million reasons to care: The biodiversity crisis in Canada

One million species around the world are at risk of extinction—many in the next few decades. Hear from world-class researchers, hosted by 2011 MacArthur Fellow Sarah Otto, as they outline the recent science and pinpoint conservation approaches that work.

Running Free: Documentary Première and Panel

In recent decades we have seen a dramatic decline in the independent mobility of children. A worrying consequence of this shift is that Canadian society is now facing a physical inactivity crisis among children and youth. What is driving these changes and how can we reverse this trend?

Changing My Mind: Margaret Trudeau Speaks on Mental Health

Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon, celebrated both for her role in the public eye and as a respected mental-health issues advocate. From becoming a prime minister’s wife at a young age, to the loss of both her son and her former husband, to living with bipolar disorder, Margaret tirelessly shares her personal stories to remind others of the importance of nurturing the body, mind, and spirit. Recorded June 5, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, BC.

Wildfires: Causes, Consequences and Coexistence (in Victoria)

Wildfire is an essential process in forest ecosystems, but can be incredibly destructive in the wildland-urban interface. Wildfire is driven by climate, weather and fuels that vary among ecosystems and through time. The combination of land-use change, fire exclusion and global warming have made many forests highly susceptible to intense fires that are difficult to… Read more

The Story of American War

Omar El Akkad is a journalist and author of the novel American War which depicts a disturbingly believable future of America at war with itself. The novel was runner up for CBC Canada Reads, shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and described as “masterful” by the Globe and Mail. In this talk El… Read more