The film "Dil Se" (1998) by Mani Ratnam will be shown. Many Ratnam controversially uses Bollywood musical style to present political issues concerning Indian unity, specifically within the troubled Assam region of northeast India but also, in the wider sense, across India itself. In this film, an All-India Radio reporter, travelling to far eastern India to report on Indian unity amidst the celebrations of 50 years of Indian independence, becomes infatuated with a mysterious young woman with separatist connections.
When: Tuesday, March 28 at 3pm
Where: Polygon Room, Alumni Centre
Prior to the lecture, books of UBC Emeriti will be displayed in the room.
When: Wednesday, March 29 from 1 to 3:30pm
Neil LeNobel, a renowned photographer, a practicing CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Art) judge and a great speaker will give a talk on attributes of an interesting photo. You can find more information on his website.
When: Monday, April 3 at 1:30pm
Where: room 1001 – Ponderosa Commons: Oak House, 6445 University Boulevard.
Access from Lower Mall, University Blvd, or West Mall
Closest parking: West or Fraser Parkades
- Celebrating UBC Emeriti Research Luncheon, April 4 at noon
More information available on our webpage.
When: Tuesday, April 4 at noon
Where: Peter Wall Institute, 6331 Crescent Road
A group of our members will present a session on the philanthropic work they are doing. They will describe the work they’re involved with, which ranges from local to global and contributes to areas of health and well-being, education, and human and civil rights. There will be time to ask the speakers about their specific work as well as discuss involvement in charitable work in general. The speakers are:
Andy Eisen — The ALS Society of BC
Support for patients and families
Nichola Hall — From Grief to Action
Support for families and friends affected by drug use
Mo Iqbal — The Maria-Helena Foundation
Schools and education for children, especially girls; skills training for women; and health care of children in Pakistan
Sid Katz — Dogwood-25 Society
Mentorship and skills training programs for elementary and high school aboriginal students
Jennifer Wade — Amnesty International
Justice issues; foster care and motivating scholarships
Claire Weeks and Peter Wing — Spinal Cord Injury Collaboration/Nepal
Training of doctors in the care of spinal cord injuries
More information on the program will follow closer to date.
When: Wednesday, April 19 from 3:00-5:00pm