Lifelong Learning

Hundreds of learning opportunities sure to engage, inspire and enlighten you are open for registration right now at the UBC Point Grey campus and in downtown Vancouver at UBC Robson Square. Go to our website and use our search tool to find the one that’s right for you.


Lunch Hour Series: Creating the Work You Want

FREE. Mondays, March 26 and April 2; Tuesdays, June 12, 19 and 26: noon-1pm; UBC Robson Square. Register online or call 604.822.8585.

Join us for a series of free lunch hour talks featuring individuals with stories of successful career transitions. These events are an opportunity to engage in a supportive community while exploring key themes, decision points and action steps for creating the work you want.


A World of Languages

Four-week and nine-week courses start in April and May; UBC Point Grey and UBC Robson Square.

Develop fluency in a relaxed atmosphere with a conversational language course in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Mandarin or one of 16 other languages, including American Sign Language.


Language and Cultural Immersion Travel Programs

Information Sessions: March 20 (Italy); March 21 (Quebec and France): 6-8pm; UBC Robson Square. Register online or call 604.822.0802.

Immerse yourself in Italian while you explore Sorrento, Italy, this summer on a tour led by one of our Italian language instructors, or embark on a culinary and historical discovery of Quebec City or Southwest France under the guidance of culinary arts instructor and French native Chef Eric Arrouzé. Talk to the instructors and program staff and find out more about these upcoming UBC Continuing Studies travel programs at our free information sessions in March.


Milton K. Wong Lecture: What’s Wrong with Multiculturalism? A European Perspective

FREE. Sunday, June 3, 7-9pm; Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 6pm.

Thirty years ago multiculturalism was seen as the answer to many of Europe’s social problems. Today it is seen as the cause of myriad social ills. Why the change? Are the critics right in saying that multiculturalism has failed? How should European societies respond to the influx of peoples with different traditions, backgrounds and beliefs? What should be the boundaries of tolerance in such societies? And are there any European lessons for Canada? Those are some of the questions at the heart of this talk by writer, lecturer and broadcaster, Kenan Malik.

The Milton K. Wong Lecture is presented by, The Laurier Institution, CBC Radio One and UBC Continuing Studies.


Ageless Pursuits: Summer Lecture Series

Choose from four individual weeks during the period June 4 to 29; UBC Point Grey. $95 per week (age 55+) or $135 per week (under age 55).

This popular summer lecture series provides an opportunity to challenge your mind, expand your understanding and refresh yourself with new ideas for one to four weeks of stimulating lectures, lively discussion and shared enquiry. Students select two morning courses from four options each week (Monday-Friday).


Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership

July 9-13, UBC Point Grey. $1,995 (for registrations received by May 11, 2012)

The Summer Institute in Sustainability Leadership (SISL) is an intensive one-week professional development program designed for those taking a leadership role in establishing policy, creating plans and implementing sustainability projects in businesses, colleges, universities, and across all levels of government. This award-winning program provides you with the opportunity to engage in creative thinking about your role as a sustainability leader and the actions your organization can take to move the sustainability agenda forward.

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