Welcome to the Green College Blog! The blog is named after the man who founded our college, Cecil Green. By all accounts, Cecil was a kind man with an impeccable taste in eyewear. We welcome you to his new home on the Internet. Please come in, take off your shoes, and stay a while. Note that the views and opinions expressed on this blog are those of the authors, and do not necessarily state or reflect the official position of Green College.
John Corry, August 25, 2014 at 3:22 PM
Check back later this fall for blog entries from Green College Resident Members.
John Corry, August 25, 2014 at 3:20 PM
Check out new lecture series coming this fall!
John Corry, September 26, 2013 at 3:48 PM
Since September 2012, Green College has partnered with UBC TREK to support Green College residents in volunteering at Lord Strathcona Elementary School. Lord Strathcona is located in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, and is the oldest elementary school in Vancouver.
John Corry, September 20, 2013 at 1:34 PM
On Wednesday, September 18, poetry-slam champion Jillian Christmas was joined by Chris Gilpin for live readings at Green College.
Alexander Martin, June 04, 2013 at 2:35 PM
Photos from the May 2nd Coffeehouse!
John Corry, April 26, 2013 at 1:48 PM
Green College resident Brittany Welsh describes how the daunting task of mounting four shows of Shakespeare's The Tempest helped and inspired her and her colleagues in ways she hadn't envisioned when she started down the Bard's path five months earlier.
John Corry, January 04, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Seven Green College students volunteered at Lord Strathcona Elementary School in East Vancouver as part of UBC’s Community Learning Initiative TREK program, matching UBC students with elementary schools in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, and helping with reading and writing lessons and tutoring students on a one-on-one basis.
Katelyn Verstraten, December 05, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Green College residents discarded their razors, paddled their ping-pong paddles and danced down the runway to raise money for prostate cancer
Stacey Auld, November 09, 2012 at 2:12 PM
Green College gets intense with Ultimate Frisbee!
Christina Turner, November 01, 2012 at 8:58 PM
The Green College Players will perform the Tempest from March 7-9, 2013.
Robert Rivers, October 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM
Green College Society Member Sunday Ibobor founds local community organization Umuebu Neighbourhood House (UN House).
Francis Viel, October 18, 2012 at 2:53 PM
Three teams of passionate paddlers steered their boats to third and fourth places of the male and female championships.
Alexander Martin, September 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Photos from the Sept. 19th Welcome Coffeehouse.
Kyoung Yong (Anton) Lee, August 21, 2012 at 3:23 PM
From the 16th to the 18th August, the very first Arts Night was held on the main floor of Graham House in Green College.
Alexander Martin, August 13, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Photos from the last Coffeehouse, a sneak peak at the Instrument Petting Zoo, and events to look forward to this Fall
Roland Wilhelm, July 10, 2012 at 2:43 PM
Residents now have bikes on-demand
Timothy Shah, May 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Green College residents explore a couple of downtown Vancouver neighbourhoods: Yaletown and the West End. We learned some history, a little bit of urban theory, a got a taste of city planning and how it works in practice.
Benjamin Sylvester, April 23, 2012 at 10:22 AM
The 2012 Vancouver Sun Run was a huge success for Green College. We sent a record number of participants and everyone enjoyed being a part of such a huge community event.
Samuel Johns, April 09, 2012 at 3:31 PM
Green College explore Whistler mountain - a veritable winter wonderland!
Timothy Shah, March 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM
The 2012 Founders' Dinner was an evening to remember with performances from our very own residents, honouring Lily Lefevre and her family, and welcoming specical guests from Massey College.
Kyle Kotowick, March 15, 2012 at 4:46 PM
After an exciting and hilarious opening night, audiences of the Thursday and Saturday shows can expect a performance they'll never forget.
Michael Davis, March 12, 2012 at 8:47 PM
International night is a great opportunity for people from around the world to share a bit of home with all of us in their Green College community through food, story, laughs, and games.
Alexander Martin, February 26, 2012 at 8:53 PM
Green College residents showcase their talent at one of the college's legendary coffee houses!
Michelle Turner, February 08, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Preparations for the Green College Players' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream are well underway!
Benjamin Sylvester, January 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM
The Vancouver Sun Run comes but once a year, sign up and join your fellow greenies as we promote healthy active living within our community.
Michelle Turner, December 12, 2011 at 2:02 PM
A snowshoeing adventure took us to great heights!
Alana Boileau, December 08, 2011 at 9:16 PM
It’s been an exciting and fun-filled month of November here at Green! You guessed it: Movember Madness!
Janny Ke, November 21, 2011 at 10:49 PM
If you could set a bottle adrift in the ocean, what message would you put in there? Who are you? What represents you? What's your story?
Janny Ke, November 01, 2011 at 9:29 AM
Be as much an artist as you are a viewer at this crowd installation art at Green College, Wednesday Nov. 9 - Friday Dec. 9!
MattheW Badali, October 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM
A Green College longboat team takes fourth place in the co-recreational final Oct. 2, 2011 with a time of 13 minutes 27 seconds.
Michelle Turner, October 11, 2011 at 7:38 PM
Green College is fortunate to have award-winning playwright and novelist Don Hannah living and working among us as Green College’s 2011 Writer-in-Residence. As a developing theatre practitioner and writer myself, I was eager to learn more about Don’s experience working as an artist in this country and about his current projects here at Green. We recently sat down together to chat in the cozy book-laden Graham House Reading Room.
Lewis Kelly, April 27, 2011 at 3:58 PM
Green College sent six runners to the 2011 Vancouver Sun Run. Resident Eleanor Dean was one of them, and she argues here that completing the Run is required for true Vancouverite status.
Lewis Kelly, April 04, 2011 at 3:21 PM
No one lives at Green College forever, but time spent here can change lives. Darlene Seto, who moved out last December, reflects here on what living at Green meant to her.
Marc Schutzbank, March 08, 2011 at 12:20 AM
Climactic action drives a story home.
Lewis Kelly, March 07, 2011 at 7:40 PM
The Green College Players' production of The Importance of Being Earnest is less than a month away from its debut on April 6th
Fabiola Carletti, March 06, 2011 at 7:17 PM
When we know we're going to miss Green College's sit-down dinner, we sign up for a meal box. The trouble is: there are far more of us than there are of them. And when communal resources get scarce, people get crazy.
Lewis Kelly, February 01, 2011 at 1:19 PM
Green Chat weighs in on a recent parenting controversy
Fabiola Carletti, January 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM
How a Green College time management experiment led me closer to productivity, one tomato at a time.