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

Launch a Career in Canada

Hear from a panel of alumni provide their insight and expertise as industry professionals, share valuable lessons of career successes and challenges, and share practical tips on making a successful transition from UBC to the Canadian workplace.

My Career Story: Working Globally

For some people, working globally has always been a goal while for others, it is something they are only starting to consider with the world of work becoming increasingly more connected across global boundaries. Working globally provides the opportunity to expand your knowledge about different cultures, develop transferrable skills such as communication and adaptability, or… Read more