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Members are the backbone of the College community. Members dine together regularly and are individually and collectively responsible for hosting visiting speakers, interdisciplinary groups, performing artists and all other visitors to the College.

However, participation in the academic and artistic programs of the College is not restricted to members of the College. In keeping with our founding motto of “Ideas and Friendship,” we welcome all members of the University and wider Vancouver community to attend our advertised events, to join in the discussion afterwards, and to carry on the conversation over dinner.

Green College offers resident membership to graduate students enrolled in UBC programs, to accredited visiting graduate students from other institutions, to postdoctoral scholars with UBC appointments, and to visiting scholars affiliated with UBC departments who wish to reside at the College during a period of leave from their home institutions. The College also offers faculty membership to UBC faculty members who are committed to interdisciplinary scholarship and who wish to play a role in the intellectual and social life of the community. Former residents and former faculty members of the College are known as “society members.”

All members are expected to participate in the common academic and social life of the College during the period of their residence or (in the case of faculty members) of active membership. Members are chosen for their academic excellence, their interest in and receptiveness to interdisciplinary academic endeavours, and their willingness to involve themselves in the activities of the College. The College is committed to maintaining a diverse community and welcomes applications from suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds and with every kind of previous experience.

For information on applying for resident membership, see Apply for Residence. For information on faculty membership, see the Faculty Member section.