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How AI Impacts Decision-Making: Ajay Agrawal Explores the Power of Predictions

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Thursday April 29th was not the first time Ajay Agrawal has been to Green College. The Richard V. Ericson lecturer from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto was in fact visiting his old stomping grounds when he attended the Coach House to give a lecture on the economic disruptive capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI).

Philosophy Professor Amber Carpenter Speaks at the College on the Challenge of Seeking Ideal Knowledge

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Imagine a Platonist and a Buddhist discussing the ultimate moral task.

Like most conversations, at least conversations of the academic debate variety, there are many points where people might disagree. Yet, it is Yale-NUS philosopher Amber Carpenter’s task to discover where they might, surprisingly, agree on knowledge, virtue and the goal of living a moral life.

The Multitudes of Margaret: An Interview with Green College’s Poet in Residence

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In early March, 2022, Green College Resident Member Jane Willsie interviewed the College’s current Poet in Residence, Margaret Christakos, about her work, artistic process and residency so far. The following is a transcript of that conversation. It has been edited for length and clarity.

Welcome to Green College!

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From Principal Mark Vessey:

By coming to live here, you join a tradition of communal living on this site that stretches back with the Musqueam people to time out of mind, and in recent years has been carried on by Resident Members of Green College (“Greenies”) like you.

An Ocean of Stories: Kalani Reyes talks about the Deep Pacific Podcast

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Patchworks is a monthly podcast run by a group of resident members at Green College at the University of British Columbia on the unceded and occupied traditional territories of the Musqueam. The goal of the podcast is to amplify stories of IBPoC resistance, organizing, and dreaming by emerging and established Vancouver-based and international scholars, activists and community organizers. The current hosts of the podcast are Patara McKeen, Rodney Stehr, Jane Willsie.

A Farewell to Danny

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Saying goodbye to the man in the navy polo shirt who’s been looking after Green College for 15 years.

The nature of student housing is that there is a very high turnover. Every year, students move in and out, some finished their degrees and off to greater things while others are just beginning to embark on their academic ventures. Through this continual ingress and egress at Green College, one figure has remained a constant for 15 years.