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Events

Canada
Vancouver/Lower Mainland
Toronto

United States
Bellevue, WA
New York, NY

International
Hong Kong

Vancouver/Lower Mainland

2014 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture

September 4, 2014

Renowned human rights expert Payam Akhavan, PhD will present: Beyond Human Rights: Building a World on Empathy

Who’s in charge: Why aren’t there more women in leadership roles? UBC Dialogues: Vancouver

September 9, 2014

For decades women have been fighting for workplace equality, and in many sectors, progress has been made. But in boardrooms and executive offices across the country, there remains a noticeable absence of women in senior leadership positions. What lies behind this gender imbalance? Is it due to deeply-ingrained biases by those making the appointments? Or are some women choosing to forgo leadership opportunities for career paths that offer greater flexibility?

Education: Alumni BBQ at Hycroft Manor

September 10, 2014

Join host Dean Blye Frank and co-host Patricia Shields, BEd ’75 and MEd ’87, for food, mingling, and an update from the Faculty of Education.

Presidential Installation Ceremony for Professor Arvind Gupta

September 12, 2014

You are cordially invited to The Presidential Installation Ceremony of Professor Arvind Gupta as the 13th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Homecoming 2014

September 12-13, 2014

Join fellow UBC students, staff and alumni in kicking off the 2014-15 year. At Homecoming 2014 there will be some amazing giveaways, the 2nd annual Great Thunderbird Trek, a street party and an exciting football game at UBC Thunderbird Stadium.

Zero-year Reunion

September 13, 2014

Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 grads – Join us for the Zero-year Reunion at Homecoming! alumni UBC, in partnership with UBC Food Services, invites you back to campus for your Zero-year Reunion. Cheer on the Thunderbirds and receive a $10 food and drink gift certificate…Our gift to you!

Field Experience: Faculty of Education Alumni & Family Celebration at the UBC Farm

September 13, 2014

Join host Dean Blye Frank for a Faculty of Education alumni and family celebration at the UBC Farm.

2014 UBC Alumni Association AGM

September 16, 2014

Join UBC’s New President and Chancellor at the UBC Alumni Association AGM.

Wesbrook Talks: Building on your Passions – Michael Audain

September 18, 2014

alumni UBC and Wesbrook Village present the second in the series of Wesbrook Talks, featuring arts supporter, Polygon Homes chairman and start an evolution campaign cabinet member, Michael Audain. Find out how he got started in the home building business, and hear about the influences that shaped his long, successful career and inspired his philanthropy.

UBC Dentistry – Fifty Fabulous Years, The Bash! at the Commodore Ballroom

September 20, 2014

Come celebrate UBC Dentistry’s 50th Anniversary. All UBC alumni are welcome!

Fashioning Cancer

September 23, 2014

Jacqueline Firkins, a costume design professor in UBC’s Department of Theatre and Film, has created a collection of 10 exquisite evening gowns inspired by colourful microscopic images of cancer cells. Join business and community leaders for a glittering evening of fashion, music and philanthropy. Bif Naked – a cancer survivor herself – will be performing in support of cancer prevention.

In partnership with alumni UBC, Western Living Magazine (WLM), the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Porsche Vancouver

Agents of Change Research Symposium- The Global Impact of UBC Pharm Sci Alumni

September 26, 2014

The impact our alumni researchers have made in the world of pharmaceuticals, medical science and patient care has been transformational and far-reaching. UBC Pharm will be showcasing their outstanding accomplishments at this full-day symposium.

Faculty of Education Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Stan Kutcher

September 30, 2014

Join Dr. Kutcher for a discussion of mental health literacy as an integral part of health literacy for students in middle and secondary schools.

Social-Cultural-Economic Interconnections: UBC and Business Building a Better British Columbia

October 1, 2014

In his first address to The Vancouver Board of Trade since becoming President and Vice-Chancellor of UBC, Professor Arvind Gupta presents his vision for how BC benefits when UBC and the business community work together to enhance the province’s social, cultural, and economic future.

2014 Alumni Achievement Awards

November 19, 2014

At the alumni UBC Achievement Awards, we will honour seven inspiring members of the UBC community who, through their extraordinary activities, have connected the university with communities both near and far to create positive change. Early bird pricing available until October 13, 2014.

Toronto

Applied Science: Margolese National Design for Living Prize Lecture

September 10, 2014

Join us in Toronto for a special presentation of the UBC Margolese National Design for Living Prize Lecture which will feature a keynote by 2013 winner, Bing Thom (BArch ’66 LLD ’08).

United States

UBC Engineering Alumni Lunch & Learn Puget Sound Area

September 26, 2014

UBC Engineering is coming south of the 49th parallel – and you’re invited!

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole

September 9, 2014

Artistic director and prima ballerina Karen Kain is extending a special invitation to UBC alumni and their friends to join the National Ballet of Canada for its New York premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Hong Kong

Day trip to Macau

August 23, 2014

Come join your fellow UBC alumni for a one-day tour of Macau! The tour begins with a lunch at Sands Cotai, with numerous tours along the way, and ends with a dinner near the Ruins of St. Paul/Senado Square.

Is China becoming the new digital superpower? – UBC Dialogues: Hong Kong

October 6, 2014

As a result of government control over communications technology in China, a tech industry has emerged within China’s regulatory framework. WeChat, Weibo, Alibaba and Baidu are becoming global giants in the social media and e-commerce worlds. Will the Chinese upstarts overtake the established Western leaders, or will language and privacy concerns inhibit mainstream acceptance? Is Hong Kong in a unique position to bridge the gap between these two worlds?

Details coming soon!

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