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


Members of Common Room at Large

Airini Faculty of Human, Social and Educational Development, Thompson Rivers University    
Bath, Stephen Community member    
Diggens, John Chair of the Green College Advisory Board    
Garrity, Erin      
Grauer, The Hon. Christopher Justice of the BC Supreme Court    
McIntyre, Scott Member of the Green College Advisory Board    
Picherak, Frances President, Petrine Consulting    
Wake, Hal      
Yazigi, Maya      
Yip, Wendy University Ambassador    
       

UBC Faculty and Staff Members of Common Room

Abdul-Mageed, Muhammad iSchool / Department of Linguistics / Department of Computer Science    
Aloni, Erez Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Beasley-Murray, Jonathan Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Bedi, Robinder Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education  
Boley, Aaron Department of Physics and Astronomy  
Bose, Sarika Department of English  
Bowers, Katherine Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies  
Bullard, Julia iSchool  
Byers, Michael Department of Political Science  
Byrne, Fionn School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture  
Carty, Kenneth Department of Political Science  
Catungal, John Paul The Social Justice Institute  
Clough, David Sauder School of Business  
Coulthard, Lisa Department of Theatre and Film  
d'Entremont, Agnes Mechanical Engineering  
Fisher, Donald Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training  
Fu, Hu Department of Computer Science  
Fujiwara, Makoto TRIUMF  
Gaertner, David First Nations and Indigenous Studies  
Gassner, Florian Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies  
Gilbert, Carolyn Professor Emeritus of Audiology and Speech Sciences  
Gilbert, John Professor Emeritus of Audiology and Speech Sciences  
Glidden-Tracey, Cynthia Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education  
Godfrey, Sima Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Goldbach, Toby Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Golovin, Kevin School of Engineering (UBCO)  
Grace, John Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biological Engineering  
Grace, Sherrill Professor Emeritus of English  
Hall, Judith Foundation Fellow of Green College and Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics  
Hastie, Bethany Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Hodges, Nicola School of Kineisology  
Huddart Kennedy, Emily Department of Sociology  
Huot, Suzanne Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy  
Hutton, Tom Centre for Human Settlements, First Nations Studies Program  
Johnston, Richard Department of Political Science  
Karlinsky, Harry Department of Psychiatry  
Keddie, Anthony Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies  
Kunz, Nadja School of Public Policy and Global Affairs  
Kuus, Merje Department of Geography  
Levell, Nicola Department of Anthropology  
Leyton-Brown, Kevin Computer Science  
Macfadyen, Leah Educational Technology Program  
Maier, Harry Vancouver School of Theology  
Malakaj, Ervin Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies  
Martin-Matthews, Anne Department of Sociology  
Matthews, Ralph Department of Sociology  
Mazawi, André Department of Educational Studies  
McCarty, Matthew Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies  
Merivale, Patricia Professor Emeritus of English  
Molina Hutt, Carlos Department of Civil Engineering  
Moran, Patrick Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Morton, David Department of History  
Murphy, Anne Department of Asian Studies  
Paltin, Judith Department of English  
Plewes, Katherine Division of Infectious Disease    
Poudrier, Ève School of Music  
Pryce, Paula Department of Anthropology  
Ramana, M.V. Liu Institute for Global Issues  
Reynolds, Graham Peter A. Allard School of Law  
Sharon, Rena School of Music  
Shroff, Farah Department of Family Practice  
Shelton, Anthony Department of Anthropology and Sociology / Director, Museum of Anthropology  
Singh, Anubhav Pratap Faculty of Land and Food Systems  
Stevens, Sara School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture  
Suedfeld, Peter Professor Emeritus of Psychology  
Swei, Omar Department of Civil Engineering  
Tseng, Michelle Department of Botany / Department of Zoology  
Turin, Mark Department of Anthropology  
Vertinsky, Ilan Sauder School of Business  
Vertinsky, Patricia School of Kinesiology  
Walker, Jude Department of Educational Studies  
Walsh, Shannon Department of Theatre and Film  
White, Matthew Early Music Vancouver  
Wilbur, Kerry Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Williams, Ian Creative Writing Program  
Wylie, Alison Department of Philosophy  
Wynn, Graeme Department of Geography  
Zhang, Gaoheng Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies  
Zhao, Jiaying Department of Psychology