Green College Blog
Literary Forms, Frye and a Farewell: Mark Vessey Gives the Richard V. Ericson Lecture
On the twelfth edition of the Richard V. Ericson Lecture in honour of Green College’s first Principal, Mark Vessey punctuated his fifteen-year stay as the head of the College.
Ten minutes past the start time, chairs were still being brought into the Coach House to accommodate the overflow of guests, including Green College Advisory Board Members, Resident Members, Members of Common Room, former residents, members of the English faculty and those who share an interest in English literature.
On the Fragility of the Shire and All Things Green: An Interview with Colleen Murphy, Green College's Writer in Residence
19th Writer in Residence at Green College, Colleen Murphy, talks about her work and worldview, and how it is increasingly influenced by her concerns about the climate crisis.
Propaganda Old and New: Greg Woolf Compares the Rhetoric of Augustus and Vladimir Putin
There were early signs that Green College was reaching the end of winter on March 7th. The sun was still shining at five in the afternoon as the audience slowly filtered into the Coach House to see Greg Woolf, the Ronald J. Mellor Distinguished Professor of Ancient History at UCLA and Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor at UBC, give his talk, “Fake News is Old News: A Hostile Reading of the Emperor Augustus’ Last Words.”
The Reassertion of Memory: Nataliia Ivchyk Discusses Holocaust Memorials in Ukraine
The path to the Green College Coach House was among Vancouver’s busiest freeways on January 25th for Nataliia Ivchyk’s lecture, “A Bridge over the Chasm of Oblivion: Creating Spaces of Holocaust Remembrance in Modern Day Ukraine.”
Not a seat was empty and the walls found themselves supporting the remaining audience for Green College’s third John Grace Memorial Visitor in Residence, a residency program set up in memory of the founding Dean of Green College and former Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, John Grace.
Law and Philosophy Professor Anita L. Allen Discusses the History of Race, Racial Justice and Privacy Law in the United States
Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor Dr. Anita L. Allen presented her research to a deeply-engaged audience in the Coach House at Green College in early October, 2022.
War, Representation and the Potential of Poetry: The Fighting Words of George Elliott Clarke and Gary Geddes
As the hustle and bustle of September 2022 began to give way to October, Canadian poets George Elliott Clarke and Gary Geddes joined the Green College community in a discussion of anti-war poetry and its pressing relevance today.
An Evening with Sara Barackzay, Afghanistan's First Female Animator and Illustrator
On a sunny day in September 2022, John Grace Memorial Animator in Residence, Sara Barackzay, shared her work and discussed what inspires her during a special event in the Green College Coach House.
On the Patchworks Podcast and Dreaming at Green College
Former Green College Resident Member (and current Society Member) Rodney Stehr discusses the origins of the College’s latest podcast, Patchworks.
Why did you and your fellow organizers Patara McKeen and Jane Willsie decided to launch a College podcast?
Art, Animation and Changing the World: An Interview with Green College Animator in Residence Sara Barackzay
Afghanistan's first female animator and current John Grace Memorial Animator in Residence at Green College reflects on her childhood, early career and the struggles of Afghan women and girls
The most important thing to understand about Afghanistan’s first female animator, Sara Barackzay, is that from an early age, she has known exactly what her purpose in life is.