- August 28, 2014Vessey, the third Principal since the College’s inception, will oversee a new leading scholars program, pilot projects on the Arctic and world urbanism, and expanded public engagement in collaboration with the Vancouver Institute and Alumni UBC during the coming year.
- July 18, 2014PhD student Jake Wall ('09-'11) uses GPS collars, Google Earth and algorithms he developed to help rangers protect elephants
- August 25, 2014Check back later this fall for blog entries from Green College Resident Members.
- September 26, 2013Since 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.
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
- Green Visiting Professors Christine Chambers and Michael Sullivan rethink a chronic problem
- Michael Byers and Rob Huebert discuss sovereignty and security in the first in a series of cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral presentations on changing realities and understandings of the Arctic