People and Places Seen Through an Artist's Eye

  • Jane Coop, Music, in conversation with Jerry Wasserman
    Online presentation via Zoom (click here to join)

    Thursday, January 21, 5-6:30 pm
    in the series
    Senior Scholars' Series: The Passions that Drive Academic Life
  • Pianist Jane Coop (, one of Canada's most prominent and distinguished artists, has toured extensively throughout North America, Asia and Europe. She has been soloist with the principal orchestras of Canada, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Seattle and Portland Symphonies, the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Radio Orchestras of Bavaria and Holland. Coop has 15 CD releases in repertoire ranging from Bach to recent commissions ( She is a regular artist at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine, and has participated in both summer and winter festivals across Canada, Europe, the USA and Japan. Jane Coop was Professor of Piano and Chamber Music and Head of Piano at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver for over thirty years, the last nine years as Distinguished University Scholar. In 2012 she was awarded the Order of Canada and in 2019 the Order of British Columbia, for her lifetime achievement and contribution to the arts.

    Jerry Wasserman is Emeritus Professor of English and Theatre, having retired in 2016 after 44 years teaching at UBC. Jerry is also an actor and theatre critic with Lifetime Achievement awards from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Association. He is a member of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.
    This ongoing series is offered in association with the UBC Emeritus College. Responding to the necessities of the COVID-19 pandemic we have changed our format this year to present senior UBC academics in conversation with interviewer, theatre critic, and actor Jerry Wasserman. We will hear from colleagues from several academic disciplines whose intellectual interests, personal trajectories and engagement with the university and society differ considerably. Conversations will range widely across personal experiences and academic careers. The conversations will be of interest to early-, mid-, and late- career scholars, as well as members of the general public, as they reveal the diversity and richness of academic lives and the passions that drive them. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions of each speaker.

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January 21st, 2021 from  5:00 PM to  6:30 PM
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