2021-22 Lecture Series

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2021-22 Interdisciplinary and Cross-Sectoral Lecture and Discussion Series

Series Name Series Description

Distance as a Keeping: Meredith and Peter Quartermain Poet in Residence


Distance as a Keeping is a series curated and hosted by Margaret Christakos, the inaugural Meredith and Peter Quartermain Poet in Residence and the 18th Writer in Residence at Green College. This series features three creative public events featuring talks/performances by special guest artists on themes of mutual attention, solo/polyvocality, embodied apartness and tactical spaciousness.

Event dates: Nov 30Jan 27, Feb 16, Mar 24, Apr 12

Early Music Vancouver at Green College

Event date: Apr 26

Intergenerational Effects of Psychological Trauma
(in partnership with UBC Emeritus College)

Convenor: Marvin Westwood, Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education; Judith Hall, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics; Richard Vedan, School of Social Work

Presentations in this series will reflect a broad range of populations and social cultural contexts in which a traumatic injury is intergenerationally transmitted to descendants of the person(s) originally injured. The aim of the series is to make a broad comparison of cases and perspectives from different settings so that researchers can learn from each other and discover what kinds of support systems are most likely to help recovery and restore resilience for those affected.

Event dates: Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 23, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 12

J.V. Clyne Lectures: Indigenous Resurgence and Colonial Fingerprints in the 21st Century

Hosted for Green College by Michelle Good, author of Five Little Indians (Harper Perennial, 2020), this series brings into sharp focus the structural and systemic colonialism that is slowing but cannot stop the wave of Indigenous resurgence now transforming the Canadian cultural and political landscape. The presenters offer critical perspectives on the challenge of reconciliation and the factors standing in its way.

Event Dates: Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 2, Nov 9

J.V. Clyne Lectures: "That a Beginning Be Made": A Rule of Law for Our New Age of Anxiety

We live in a time when it really does seem that there is an epidemic of anxiety. Three worries stand out: nationalist populism, the impact of globalization, and fear of disruptive technologies. Drawing on a rich heritage of classical, pragmatist and practice-focussed thought, we have the resources to address those anxieties. As part of that effort, we must strengthen a modest version of the rule of law. Current undermining of the rule of law imperils our societies.

Event dates:​ Sep 7, Sep 8, Sep 9

Leading Scholars' Series: Academic Appetizer Hours

In the first year of their appointment, 2021-23 GC Leading Scholars will engage in a series of un-themed panels to be held through January to April, 2022.

Event dates: Jan 26, Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 9, Mar 23, Mar 30, Apr 7

Resident Members' Series

The Green College Members’ Series each week features a different presenter (or presenters) from among the Resident Members of Green College. Graduate students and Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars are encouraged to offer talks on their areas of research or study and, as appropriate, to bring in their research colleagues from outside the College too. Like all academic programming at the College, these talks are open not just to Green College members, but to the community at large both within and beyond UBC.

Event dates: Dec 6, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14Mar 28, Apr 4, Apr 11, Apr 18, Apr 25, May 2, May 9

Special Lectures and Events

Talks and performances by visitors invited to Green College and UBC for the Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professorships Program, the Dal Grauer Memorial Lectureship, the Richard V. Ericson Lectures and other endowed appointments, and by distinguished Visiting Scholars, Writers, Artists, Journalists, etc. in Residence at the College, among others.

Event dates: Oct 14Nov 16Mar 2, Mar 17, Mar 21, Mar 29Apr 6Apr 28, May 23