Events

2020 – 2021 Program

All FWC general meetings and guest lectures will be held online via Zoom video conferencing this year, unless noted otherwise.  Invitations will be emailed out to members. (UBC Emeritus College members who are also interested in attending can email FWC to receive the Zoom link.)

The UBC Emeritus College has also invited FWC members to attend their Upcoming Events.  To register for any event, please choose the relevant registration link on their website and identify yourself as a FWC member.

Gathering in the Garden
Date:
  Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
Time: 
12-3pm
Location: 
Cecil Green Park House – Garden

Greet friends and welcome women affiliated with UBC.
Bring your own mask, brown bag lunch and drinks, and your own lawn chair or blanket.
Limit:  50 members by pre-registration, via invitation email

General Meeting via Zoom
Date:
  Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
Time:
  11am
Speaker:  Luke Lewandowski
Topic:
  Foods that Fight Cancer

Business General Meeting to follow at 12pm.

Luke has a Computer Science Degree and his career was in Information Technology. He does an enormous amount of volunteer work helping organizations and charities. Most recently, he has embarked on a new career as a cruise ship speaker.

Gathering on the Terrace
Date:
  Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
Time: 
12-3pm
Location: 
Cecil Green Park House – Terrace

Socialize with friends and new members while staying safely apart outdoors.
Bring your mask, brown bag lunch and drink, your own lawn chair and a blanket to keep warm.
Limit:  35 members by pre-registration – send email to Deirdre Webster.

General Meeting via Zoom
Date: 
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
Time: 
11am
Speaker: 
Professor Alan Mackworth
Topic: 
Are Humans Obsolete? The Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

Alan Mackworth is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at UBC. He has worked on AI applications in vision, robotics, situated agents, assistive technology and sustainability.

Emeritus College Speaker via Zoom
Date: 
Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Time: 
11am
Speaker: 
Professor Michael B. Devereux
Topic: 
Prospects for the Canadian and Global Economy during and after COVID-19

Dr. Michael Devereux is a distinguished economist at the UBC Vancouver School of Economics, specializing in International Macroeconomics and International Finance.

Gathering on the Terrace
Date:
  Tuesday, November 24th, 2020*
Time: 
12-2pm
Location: 
Cecil Green Park House – Terrace

Socialize with friends and new members while staying safely apart outdoors.
Bring your mask, brown bag lunch and drink, and wear layers to keep warm.
Limit:  25 members by pre-registration – send email to Deirdre Webster.

*If the current COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings are extended past Nov. 23, 2020, then this event will be cancelled.

Christmas Luncheons
Date:  Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Luncheons confined to Interest Groups, by each group’s arrangement.

Emeritus College Presentation via Zoom
Date:  Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
Time: 
10am
Speaker: 
Lorraine Heseltine
Topic: 
Retirement Income Options and the UBC Faculty Pension Plan

Lorraine is a Member Services Specialist in the UBC Faculty Pension Plan.  She has over 25 years of experience in the pension industry and provides key services to UBC plan members prior to and throughout their retirement.

General Meeting via Zoom
Date:  Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
Time: 
11am
Speaker: 
Professor Bonny Norton
Topic: 
Global Storybooks: From Arabic to Zulu, free digital tales in 50+ languages

Professor Bonny Norton is a member of the Faculty of Education. She was recently awarded the Ehor Boyanowsky Academic of the Year Award for the Global Storybook initiative.

General Meeting via Zoom
Date:  Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
Time: 
11am
Speaker: 
Professor Thomas Hutton
Topic: 
City on the Edge – Vancouver and Circuits of Capital and Control Within Globalizing Urban Systems

Professor Thomas Hutton is a professor at the Centre for Human Settlements in the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC. His most recent book is “Planning on the Edge” – Vancouver and the challenges of Reconciliation, Social Justice and Sustainable Development.

Annual General Meeting via Zoom
Date:
  Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
Time:  11am

Photos of our events in 2019/2020

The annual membership fee is $55.