Lifelong Learning

Fall Continuing Studies courses are gearing up, but it’s not too late to find a course to inspire, engage and enlighten you – many of them start in October and November. View the hundreds of learning opportunities currently on offer in our fall 2011 course calendar, available on our website. Continuing Studies offers courses both at the UBC Point Grey campus and in downtown Vancouver at UBC Robson Square.


One Day @ UBC

Saturdays, September 24-December 3, 9:30am-4pm; UBC Point Grey. $85, seniors $75.

Spend a Saturday at the UBC Point Grey campus exploring something you’ve always wanted to know with a one-day Continuing Studies course. Topics range from Celtic mythology to Russian icons, from mystery fiction to the psychology of dreams, and more. Distinguished UBC professors and other experts share their wealth of subject area knowledge.


Monday Music Series at UBC Robson Square

Six Mondays, October 17–November 21, noon-1:00pm, UBC Robson Square. FREE

Chamber ensembles, opera, jazz, solo piano – take a musical mid-day break with this series of free concerts in downtown Vancouver, offered by the UBC School of Music and UBC Continuing Studies.


Professional and Creative Writing Courses

Courses start in October and November, UBC Point Grey , UBC Robson Square and online, $400-450.

Have you always wanted to author a novel or screenplay? Or craft a memoir or travel article? Whatever your writing objective, the UBC Continuing Studies Writing Centre has a professional or creative writing course to help you achieve it, taught by award-winning professional writers. If you have trouble fitting a weekly class into your busy schedule or don’t live in Vancouver, a number of our writing courses are available entirely online.


Lifelong Learning Series: Social Media, Journalism and Politics

Four Mondays, dates to be announced. 7:00-9:00pm; UBC Robson Square. FREE

Join us at UBC Robson Square this fall for a series of free special dialogues on Social Media, Journalism and Politics, presented in partnership with the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.


Demystifying Cancer: What You Need to Know

4 sessions: October 27-November 10, UBC Robson Square. $150+tax

Do you ever wonder why some people get cancer and others don’t? Or why are some tumors more aggressive than others? Join Dr. Timon Buys to explore these questions and learn more about the health issue that affects more than one in three Canadians. Find out where the latest research is heading and how doctors and scientists are working to improve survival rates. For more information, call 604-822-5042.


Vancouver Human Rights Lecture by Ethan Zuckerman: Cute Cats and the Arab Spring: When Social Media Meet Social Change

November 20, 7:00-9:00pm, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. FREE

In this second annual Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, looks at “the cute cat theory” of internet activism, as it helps explain the Arab Spring protests, aggressive internet censorship in countries like China and Vietnam, and the challenges for the corporate owners of social media platforms in an era of online speech. Offered in partnership with the Laurier Institution, Yahoo! and CBC Radio One.

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