- May 07, 2013The Global Civic Policy Society presents a Public Salon on Wednesday, June 5 from 7:30-9pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. A diverse range of speakers from very different walks of life will each spend 7 minutes speaking about something they are passionate about.
- May 01, 2013Applicant Paul Yachnin (McGill University) and fifteen co-applicants including Green College Principal Mark Vessey received funding to begin their multi-disciplinary project entitled "Forms of conversion: religion, culture, and cognitive ecologies in early modern Europe and its worlds."
- April 26, 2013Green 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.
- January 04, 2013Seven Green College students volunteered at Lord Strathcona Elementary School in East Vancouver as part of UBC’s Community Learning Initiative TREK program, matching groups 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.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Matt Bedke, Department of Philosophy, UBCCoach House, Green College, UBCSeptember 12, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
If you ask Matt Bedke, ethical thoughts and statements are largely expressions of sentiment. If we say lying is wrong, we’re disapproving of it, or expressing a negative emotional reaction to it, or some such. So he disagrees with moral realists, who think that we are reporting a fact. "Lying is wrong" is more like "Boo Boston!" than it is like "Grass is green." > Read More
- Larry Walker, Department of Psychology, UBCCoach House, Green College, UBCOctober 03, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
How can we best explain the motivation to be moral? What instigates and sustains the actions of highly moral people who promote the well-being of others at apparent cost to themselves? In this talk, Larry Walker contends that extant notions of self-denial and of altruism lack explanatory “oomph,” and, in contrast, proffer the hypothesis that moral exemplars have integrated their personal interests with their moral concerns—a form of enlightened self-interest. > Read More
- Kiley Hamlin, Department of Psychology, UBCCoach House, Green College, UBCNovember 07, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
How do humans come to have a “moral sense”? Are adults’ conceptions of which actions are right and which are wrong, of who is good and who is bad, who deserves praise and who deserves blame the result of experiences, such as observing and interacting with others in one’s cultural environment and explicit teaching from parents, teachers, and religious leaders? > Read More
- Joan Silk, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los AngelesCoach House, Green College, UBCDecember 05, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that humans are remarkably altruistic primates. Food sharing and division of labor play an important role in all human societies, and cooperation extends beyond the bounds of close kinship and networks of reciprocating partners. In humans, altruism is motivated at least in part by empathy and concern for the welfare of others. > Read More
- Dave Pizarro, Psychology, Cornell UniversityRoom A104, Buchanan Building, 1866 Main Mall, UBCJanuary 16, 2012 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
There is growing evidence that the emotion of disgust—an emotion that likely evolved to protect individuals from physical contamination—plays a central role in moral and political judgment. > Read More
- Mark Vessey has been invited to the University of Bristol to give the Blackwell-Bristol Lectures 2013 at the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition.
- Dame Anne Salmond will give three talks on how different cultures define and communicate ways of being.