Green College Blog
As artificial intelligence (AI) tools are becoming widely adopted by professionals and students alike, educators are realizing that they need to better understand text and image generators like ChatGPT and DALL-E.
On a rainy Thursday in October, Vered Shwartz—Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Computer Science—kicked off a lecture series that caters to these needs, called AI in Education: Promises and Pitfalls.
Green College's first public event of 2023-24 began with a splash!
Dr Emma Cunliffe is a Professor in the Allard School of Law and served as the Director of Research and Policy for the joint Federal-Nova Scotia Mass Casualty Commission. She will be the fourth Principal of Green College, starting in that role in 2024 while remaining cross-appointed to the Faculty of Law.
Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li is a Green College Resident Member and MFA student at the UBC School of Creative Writing. She wrote, produced and directed a short film, “In Silence, We Sing,” as part of the 26th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. She sits down with Green College Resident Member Noah Stevens to discuss her work and her time at Green.
What inspired the film? Do you see it as a response to recent events?
Jaeden Izik-Dzurko is an emerging BC-born pianist and Green College Resident Member. He is the First Prize winner at the 2022 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, the 2022 Maria Canals International Music Competition and the 20th Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition. In late March, he took time out of his schedule to sit down with Green College Resident Member Noah Stevens to talk about his life as a pianist and his time at Green.
How did you get started playing the piano?
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 with a lecture on the concept of literature.
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.
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.
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 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.