- April 15, 2014Astrobiologist Haley Sapers' ('12-'13) research paper "Enigmatic tubular features in impact glass" is published in Geology. A related article in Science asks: could early life on Earth have been fostered in meteorite impact craters?
- March 13, 2014Ann Jones is interviewed in The Tyee by Deborah Campbell on the impact that the war in Afghanistan has had, citing the "militarized economic/political system" in the US and changes to development aid (in both US and Canada) as key issues impacting some of the hopeful changes occurring for women and children in Afghanistan.
- 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.
- Audio recording of Jillian Christmas and Chris Gilpin (Play Chthonics: New Canadian Readings series)September 20, 2013On Wednesday, September 18, poetry-slam champion Jillian Christmas was joined by Chris Gilpin for live readings at Green College.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Thematic Series: Bringing the Collective Together: Nonhuman Animals, Humans and Practice at the UniversityRod Preece, Professor Emeritus of Political Philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier University; Jodey Castricano, Critical Studies, UBC-O; Willard Woody Sparrow, environmentalist, Musqueam Nation; Moderator: David Fraser, Zoologist, Animal Welfare ProgramCoach House, Green College, UBCOctober 27, 2011 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This presentation will focus on questions of ethics that interrogate habits of thought in the humanities and sciences. > Read More
- Thematic Series: Bringing the Collective Together: Nonhuman Animals, Humans and Practice at the UniversityFabio Rossi, Canada Research Chair in Regenerative Medicine, Medical Genetics, UBC; Bill Milsom, Zoology, UBC; Nelly Auersperg, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UBC; Dan Weary, Animal Welfare Program, UBCCoach House, Green College, UBCFebruary 01, 2012 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This series probes the questions of the value for humans of medical research on nonhuman animals, the value for nonhuman animals, and the role of culture and corporate interests in discourses on human disease and security > Read More
- Thematic Series: Bringing the Collective Together: Nonhuman Animals, Humans and Practice at the UniversityGovernance of Nonhuman Animals at the University in a Democratic Society: Part 1 Cultivating Practical WisdomAmber Prince, Legal Advocate, Vancouver; Elisabeth Ormandy, Animal Welfare Program, UBC, Canadian Council on Animal Care Research Fellow in Animal Policy Development; Laura Janara, Political Science, UBC; Michael McDonald, Maurice YoungCoach House, Green College, UBCMarch 07, 2012 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
These talks will explore issues of practical wisdom and deliberation, including the problem of how, in the context of democratic deliberation and inclusive democracy, humans might attend to the needs and standpoints of nonhuman animals.> Read More
- Thematic Series: Bringing the Collective Together: Nonhuman Animals, Humans and Practice at the University, Thematic Series: Between Rules and Practice: Why We Need Practical Wisdom in PoliticsFrans de Waal, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Living Links Centre, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, AtlantaFrederic Wood Theatre, UBCMarch 08, 2012 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In this lecture, the acclaimed author of The Age of Empathy (2009) shows how empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans. In his work with monkeys and apes, Frans de Waal has found many cases of one individual coming to another's rescue in a fight. By studying social behaviors in animals, de Waal demonstrates that animals—and humans—are preprogrammed to reach out, questioning the assumption that humans are inherently selfish. >Read More
- Governance of Nonhuman Animals at the University in a Democratic Society: Part 2 - Cultivating Practical WisdomKenneth Sharpe, Political Science, Swarthmore College; Max Cameron, Political Science, UBC; Maneesha Deckha, Law, University of Victoria; Michael Burgess, College for Interdisciplinary Studies, UBC; Moderated by Ken Carty, Political Science, UBCCoach House, Green College, UBCMarch 29, 2012 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
These talks will explore issues of practical wisdom and deliberation, including the problem of how, in the context of democratic deliberation and inclusive democracy, humans might attend to the needs and standpoints of nonhuman animals. > Read More
- This series, co-sponsored by Green College UBC and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan, presents innovative artists and scholars from across North America who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary creative and critical practice.