Events and Notices




Alumni Weekend 2013

May 25, 2013

  • Lectures
  • Seminars (no quizzes!)
  • Tours
  • Performances
  • Wine Tasting
  • Lots more

Save the date!

UBC Dialogues

Should the arts receive public funding?

January 23 – Toronto

Is sport worth the risks?

February – Calgary

Climate change

February 5 –  Vancouver

In the social media age, can justice be served?

March 13 – Vancouver

The Next Step

The Next Step: Getting Personal

January 23 – Vancouver

The Next Step: Finding Balance in a 24/7 Workplace

March – Vancouver

UBC Desert Days

Join fellow alumni March 10 to March 12, 2013 in Palm Desert, California

With the Seventh Annual Desert Classic Golf Tournament and Luncheon; a tour of Joshua Tree National Park; a cocktail reception; and the opportunity to attend a day of tennis at the BNP Paribas Tournament, UBC Desert Days 2013 offers something for everyone.

For more information, visit

If you have questions about the event, email Nicola Wootton at or call 1.855.427.5767.


Call for Nominations – 2013 UBC Alumni Achievement Awards

On November 14, we celebrated some of UBC’s finest at the 2012 Alumni Achievement Awards. These 10 men and women, from students to seasoned professionals, have made some truly jaw-dropping contributions to the world and you can read about them here. Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Nominate them for a 2013 Alumni Achievement Award so we can make a fuss of them next November. Learn more at

Faculty of Arts UBC Killam Teaching Prizes

Once again the University is recognizing excellence in teaching through the awarding of prizes to faculty members. Up to six (6) prize winners will be selected in the Faculty of Arts for 2013.

Eligibility: Eligibility is open to faculty who have three or more years of teaching at UBC. The three years include 2012-013.

Criteria: The awards will recognize distinguished teaching at all levels; introductory, advanced, graduate courses, graduate supervision, and any combination of levels.

Nomination Process: Members of faculty, students, or alumni may suggest candidates to the Head of the Department, the Director of the School, or Chair of the Program in which the nominee teaches. These suggestions should be in writing and signed by one or more students, alumni or faculty, and they should include a very brief statement of the basis for the nomination. You may write a letter of nomination or pick up a form from the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts, in Buchanan A240.

Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on January 11, 2013. Submit nominations to the Department, School or Program Office in which the nominee teaches.

Winners will be announced mid-April, and they will be identified during Spring convocation in May.

For further information about these awards contact either your Department, School or Program office, or Judy Barry, Dean of Arts Office, at (604) 822.9062.

Creative Writing Alumni

The UBC Creative Writing Program celebrated with 130 alumni, students and faculty at a joint book launch at Heritage Hall on October 3. The event included short readings of The Sweet Girl by Annabel Lyon, MFA’96, assistant professor; Sussex Drive by Linda Svendsen, BA’77, professor, and All Souls by Rhea Tregebov, associate professor. The program will
be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the upcoming year. If you are interested in reconnecting with the Creative Writing Program and other alumni, please contact

Alumni Teacher Award Nominations

This Faculty of Education award was established to highlight the significant impact UBC education graduates are having in schools and communities throughout, BC, Canada and beyond. Do you know a UBC grad who goes above and beyond teaching the curriculum to ensure their students succeed not just academically but personally as well?

To find out more and nominate them, see

Save the date! Pharmaceutical Sciences class of 1953 reunion

On May 3-4, 2013, the Pharmaceutical Sciences class of 1953 will be celebrating 60 years since graduating. For more information contact alumni relations manager, Caely-Ann McNabb, at or 604-827-1411.


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