Alumni Events

The Next Step

Give yourself an edge on the competition. The Next Step event series helps recent grads transition successfully from campus to workplace.

The Next Step: Your Okanagan Career

June 12 · Kelowna

The Next Step: Building Your Calgary Network

June 19 · Calgary

The Next Step: Educating your Palate

July 25 · Vancouver

The Next Step: A Great First Impression

September · Toronto

The Next Step: A Great First Impression

October 3 · Vancouver

For more information, or to find out about more The Next Step, visit

UBC Dialogues

Nothing’s black and white when it comes to this event series. Provocative questions attract a multitude of opinions. What’s yours?

Educators, fundraisers, child advocates: Are teachers expected to do it all?

September 18 · Lower Mainland/Vancouver

Are we eating sustainably? Can we afford not to?

September 29 · UBC’s Okanagan campus (part of Community Day events)

For more information, or to find out about more UBC Dialogues, visit

Celebration of Life for Irving K. Barber

The family has issued an open invitation to a ‘Celebration of Life for Irving K Barber’ on Monday, June 11, 2012 in the Old Auditorium from 3-4pm. The memorial will be followed by a reception in the Golden Jubilee Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from 4-5pm. All are welcome to recognize the life of this great Canadian, British Columbian and supporter of UBC. If you are unable to attend in person, the memorial will also be webcast live at

Run for UBC at the Scotiabank Half-Marathon & 5K

Are you a die-hard marathoner or a newbie looking to run (or walk) your first race? This is your chance to lace up your runners (and support your alma mater in the process). Join UBC Alumni Affairs at the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K, taking place on Sunday, June 24, 2012. After the race, stop by our tent along charity row (near the finish line in Stanley Park) and celebrate your accomplishment by receiving a $10.00 UBC Bookstore gift card* (courtesy of Manulife Financial).

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Homecoming 2012

It’s time to crack open the face paints. Homecoming will be taking place on September 15 on the Vancouver campus. Details coming soon.

UBC Alumni Achievement Awards

November 14  · Vancouver

The 2012 UBC Alumni Achievement Awards will be held on November 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. The recipients will be announced this summer.

Ageless Pursuits

Ageless Pursuits is a popular summer lecture series offered by UBC Continuing Studies each June. Participants select two morning courses from four options each week, and sign up for one or more weeks of fascinating lectures on a wide variety of topics, lively discussion and shared enquiry. The 2012 series runs June 4-29, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-noon; UBC Point Grey. $95+tax, (age 55+), $135+tax (under age 55). Classes take place at the UBC Vancouver Point Grey campus. Lectures in this year’s line-up include: The Holocaust Revisited; Cities in Our Time: Moscow; The Voices of Jazz; The New Testament in Western Art; Psychology of Connectedness; The Causes of War; Origin and Function of Superstitions; Centuries of Time Around the Salish Sea; Nine European University Towns; and much more. View the complete 2012 Ageless Pursuits schedule at or inquire by phone at 604.822.1444. UBC Alumni who register for a UBC Continuing Studies summer institute are eligible for an exclusive special offer and other special summer events. View for details.


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