Upcoming Events

  • General Meeting with Brett Finlay, Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on Wednesday, February 20

When: Wednesday, February 20 from 1pm to 3:30pm.
Please note new date

1:00pm: Cookies, coffee, tea and conversation
1:30pm: Business Meeting
2:00pm: Speaker Brett Finlay, Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Where: Jack Poole Hall at the Alumni Centre
Please find more information about the speaker by clicking on the link.


  • Travel Group on February 21 at 3pm

DJudith Hall will talk about traveling on the Rocky Mountaineer.
All Emeriti and partners are welcome. If you have a topic or travel experience you would like to discuss or present, please contact Richard Spencer, richard@rhspencer.ca. Also, please contact Richard to be added to the email list. 

When: Thursday, February 21 at 3pm
Where:  Alumni Centre, Polygon Hmes Classroom 224


  • Philosophers’ Café on February 22 at 10:30am

"What is the objective of a university education?"

Do we send students to college or university mainly to grow and learn or strictly to prepare for a future career?
According to polls, the public is somewhat split on this question, with only about 12% saying time spent at university should be dedicated to both pursuits. Even the presidents of universities are themselves divided.  Some would say that the most important role of universities is the production of highly skilled manpower and research output to meet perceived targets. Others see the importance of universities helping to build new institutions of civil society and developing  the inner potential of individuals. How would you answer such a poll? 

When: Friday, February 22 from 10:30-11:30am
Where: Tapestry at Wesbrook Village, 3338 Wesbrook Mall

The Philosopher’s Cafés will be held in the Club Room in Tapestry at Wesbrook Village from 10:30 to 11:30am. Coffee and tea will be offered by Tapestry. You may reserve to have lunch at Tapestry after the Café by calling (604) 225-5000 or by checking in with the front desk before the Café.) 
  • Film Group on February 26 at 2pm

A Simple Life (2012) by Ann Hui focuses on the long-time nanny/mad (Ah Tao) of a well off Hong Kong family. Having served the family for decades, Ah Tao suffers a stroke and Roger (the child she raised from infancy and now a successful film producer) finds himself reversing roles and looking after Ah Tao. This role reversal provides Hui not only with the source for much humour but also a vehicle for exploring long standing Chinese cultural values and examaning current Hong Kong film culture.

To get on the mailing list for meeting announcements, please contact John Leblanc: john.leblanc@ubc.ca

When: Tuesday, February 26 at 2pm
Where: Room 113, Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall



  • Informational Meeting on Extended Health and Travel Insurance on Wednesday, February 27

When: Wednesday, February 27 from 1:30 pm to 4:30pm.

Where: Michael Smith MSL (102) Auditorium

Representatives from UBC/Sunlife, Johnson and RTO will be available to respond to any questions lyou might have about the insurance plans that are available to you.