2021-22 Lecture Series

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

Series Name Series Description
J.V. Clyne Lectures at Green College, UBC: 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 andscape. 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 at Green College, UBC: 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

Writer in Residence

Event dates: TBA (Spring 2022)

Senior Scholars' Series:
Intergenerational Effects of Psychological Trauma
(in partnership with the 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 (TBA)

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: TBA ​

Green College 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 John V. Clyne Lectureship, the Dal Grauer Memorial Lectureship and other endowed appointments, and by distinguished Visiting Scholars, Writers, Artists, Journalists, etc. in Residence at the College, among others.

Event dates: Oct 14, Nov 25