Membership of Common Room at Green College

As a university venue for interdisciplinary conversation, Green College is open to faculty and staff members of UBC and other local universities. We also welcome members of the non-university local community to our public events, which are widely advertised in social media.

UBC faculty and staff, and others, are invited to attend publicly advertised events at the College, to join the College residential community for dinner (with a reservation), and to bring guests—colleagues, graduate students, friends, academic visitors, etc.—with them. They are also invited to propose future academic events and programming for the College, by contacting the Principal in the first instance.

UBC faculty and staff who wish to learn more about the College or to explore opportunities for partnership between the College and their unit or research program are warmly encouraged to contact the Principal, as are members of local organizations outside UBC who see comparable opportunities.

Within the much larger population of regular or occasional visitors to the College, about 100 persons at a time have the status of Members of Common Room at Green College, either as UBC Faculty and Staff Members of Common Room or as Members of Common Room at Large (others). 


Why become a Member of Common Room at Green College?

Unlike some other kinds of college fellowship, Membership of the Common Room at Green College is a purely voluntary commitment, made by individuals who wish to participate in and to advance the intellectual conviviality of the College, both as a partly residential university community and as a public cultural venue (heraldic motto: “Ideas and Friendship”).

As a Member of Common Room at Green College, you will

  • Be notified of all upcoming events at the College, by weekly e-mail listings or other means
  • Be kept up-to-date with important College news and receive a copy of the Green College Annual Report & Society Magazine, published in the spring of each year (for the previous academic year)
  • Be invited to the annual Welcome Dinner, Winter Gala, Founders’ Dinner and Spring Gala, and to other special events
  • Have access to College financial and other support for interdisciplinary, extra- or co-curricular, research and/or community outreach projects / lecture and discussion series / performance series / workshops / conferences / academic hospitality, etc. subject to routine processes of College academic and administrative review
  • Be eligible to have complimentary use of meeting-rooms and standard a/v facilities (with catering by the Green College Dining Society, if required, at standard rates) for suitable non-College academic and/or social events that they wish to host at the College, subject to availability of space and approval by the Principal. (This entitlement includes the option of holding your own wedding wedding ceremony and/or reception at the College!)

Expectations

Members of Common Room are expected to involve themselves directly in the academic and social life of the College by

  • Regularly attending lectures and other public events at the College
  • Attending and, as opportunity arises, presenting their own work and/or co-hosting other presenters in the Tuesday 5 pm (or other) public series at the College
  • Coming to dinner at least once a month, on average, between September and April, not counting invitational gala events
  • Being accessible to Resident Members and other members of the College community, past and present, who may wish to consult them on matters in which they have expertise
  • Being available to serve on College committees, at the invitation of the Principal, President of the Green College Dining Society, or Chair of the Green College Advisory Board
  • Advising the Principal and Green College Staff, upon request

It is also expected that they will assist in

  • Bringing College events and programs to the attention of students, colleagues, and others likely to be interested in them
  • Advertising the College to potential Resident Members (graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars) and guests
  • Introducing other members of the University and wider local community to the College and, where appropriate, recommending them as possible Members of Common Room
  • Promoting the College by word of mouth as a venue for university-sponsored conferences, meetings, catered events, etc.\
  • Sustaining the Green College Society as a network for those with continuing attachments to the College

Eligibility

A Member of Common Room at Green College will normally both

  • be a faculty or staff member of UBC or of another local university, or (in the case of non-university Members of Common Room) a resident of the Lower Mainland of BC or neighbouring island

          and

  • have established some voluntary connection with the College before being invited to become a Member of Common Room (e.g. by organizing an event or lecture-series, by nominating a Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor, by participating in College programs at the invitation of another member of the College.)

The invitation to become a Member of Common Room is made by the Principal.

Membership of Common Room is renewable annually at the pleasure of both parties. Past Members of Common Room continue to be associated with the College as Members of the Green College Society.

Interested in becoming a Member of Common Room at Green College?

Contact one of the current Faculty Members or the Principal to find out how you can become involved in the life of the College


Vice-Principal Members of Common Room

Airini Provost and Vice-President Academic, University of Saskatchewan                     
Nicola Hodges                         School of Kinesiology

Members of Common Room at Large

Guha, Arnie Chair of the Advisory Board    
Bath, Stephen Community member    
Diggens, John Chair Emeritus of the Green College Advisory Board    
Fisher, Donald Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training    
Gilbert, John Professor Emeritus of Audiology and Speech Sciences; Foundation Fellow of Green College    
Glidden-Tracey, Cynthia          Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education    
Grace, Sherrill Professor Emeritus of English    
Hall, Judith Foundation Fellow of Green College and Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics    
Kelsey, Graham Foundation Fellow of Green College    
Kienholz, Joanne Advisory Board Member    
Machulak, Erica Founder, Hikma Strategies    
McIntyre, Scott Distinguished BC Visiting Fellow    
Merivale, Patricia Professor Emeritus of English    
Picherak, Frances President, Petrine Consulting    
Suedfeld, Peter Professor Emeritus of Psychology; Foundation Fellow of Green College    
White, Matthew CEO, Victoria Symphony; Distinguished BC Visiting Fellow    
Wynn, Graeme Department of Geography    
Yazigi, Maya      

 

UBC Faculty and Staff Members of Common Room

Aloni, Erez Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Bain, Kimberly Department of English Language and Literatures  
Bandar, Brenna Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Beswick, Samuel Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Bedi, Robinder Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education  
Blakney, Anna Michael Smith Laboratories- Blakney Lab  
Boley, Aaron Department of Physics and Astronomy  
Bose, Sarika Department of English  
Bouchard, Marie-Eve Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Bowers, Katherine Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies  
Bryce, Benjamin Department of History  
Byers, Michael Department of Political Science  
Byrne, Fionn School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture  
Campbell, Trevor Department of Statistics  
Canuto, Luisa Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Cao, Yankai Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering  
Catungal, John Paul The Social Justice Institute  
Ciernia, Annie Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  
Connolly, James Faculty of Applied Science  
Coulthard, Lisa Department of Theatre and Film  
d'Entremont, Agnes Mechanical Engineering  
Daniels, Megan Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies  
Derksen, Ruth Faculty of Applied Science  
Drljaca, Igor Department of Theater and Film  
Etxabe, Julen Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Flynn, Alexandra Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Fujiwara, Makoto TRIUMF  
Gangon, Olivia Department of Theater and Film  
Gassner, Florian Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies  
Gélinas-Lemaire, Vincent Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Götz, Friedrich  Department of Psychology  
Guerun, Ayasha Department of English and Literatures  
Haase, Kristen School of Nursing  
Hastie, Bethany Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Hedtrich, Sarah Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Hewitt, Nina Department of Geography  
Huddart Kennedy, Emily Department of Sociology  
Huot, Suzanne Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy  
Ilinca Iurascu Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies  
Kwakkel, Eric iSchoo  
Lagresa-González, Elizabeth  Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Leyton-Brown, Kevin Computer Science  
Liston, Mary Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Maier, Harry Vancouver School of Theology  
Georgios Makris Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory  
Madhav, Manu School of Biomedical Engineering  
Malakaj, Ervin Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies  
Margulis, Matias School of Public Policy and Global Affairs  
Marshall, Katie Department of Zoology  
Martin-Matthews, Anne Department of Sociology  
McCormick, Kelly Department of History  
Mitchell, Tamara Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Moran, Patrick Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Morris, Leora Department of Theatre & Film  
Mulder, Tara Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies  
Narayan, Priti Department of Geography  
Nesbitt, Lorien Faculty of Forestry  
Orsi, Anaïs Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences  
Paltin, Judith Department of English  
Patterson, Chris Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice  
Ramana, M.V. Liu Institute for Global Issues  
Reynolds, Graham Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Rizzotti, Patrick Department of Theatre and Film  
Schmidt, Julia Faculty of Medicine, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy  
Shroff, Farah Department of Family Practice  
Stickles, Elise Department of English Language and Literatures  
Stein, Sharon Department of Educational Studies  
Swei, Omar Department of Civil Engineering  
Tate, Bronwen School of Creative Writing  
Tenenboim, Ori School of Journalism, Writing, and Media  
Thomasen, Kristen Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Turin, Mark Department of Anthropology  
Turner, Hannah School of Information  
Upham, Chester Faculty of Applied Science  
VanHandel, Leigh School of Music  
Vigo, Daniel Faculty of Medicine   
Wagner, Katherine Vancouver School of Economics  
Walker, Jude Department of Educational Studies  
Walsh, Shannon Department of Theatre and Film  
Wernicke, Meike Faculty of Education  
Wilbur, Kerry Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Wood, Stepan Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Wylie, Alison Department of Philosophy  
Wytenbroek, Lydia School of Nursing  
Yang, Renren Department of Asian Studies  
Yoshimizu, Ayaka Department of Asian Studies  
Zhang, Gaoheng Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies