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UBC alumni regularly gather to engage in dialogue about complex social issues. Join us in your community and hear how UBC’s interdisciplinary research and teaching are addressing these issues.
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Past Events in the UBC Dialogues Series
In the wake of the pandemic and the social reckoning of the last 18 months, there’s a growing expectation for senior leaders to become more human-centered in their values, policies, and decision-making. On issues as varied as climate change, sustainability, social justice, and diversity and inclusion, we’re seeing the progress that can be made when… Read more
Unpaid caregivers have long been undervalued and have historically been women. Today, people of all genders fill these roles, yet the majority of caregiving continues to fall on women and is placed on top of their professional responsibilities. There are costs to this work, and they are not borne equally. Whether they are caring for… Read more
As public health and medical research continues to find answers to our individual and social needs, our health care systems are also changing. New technology in medical research and practice disrupt what is familiar and innovate what is to come. Medical testing and records are being digitized, new techniques are using augmented reality, and there… Read more
Canada has a reputation for being a welcoming destination for new immigrants and refugees. However, this reputation is not always reflected in the reality these newcomers face in British Columbia. Gaps exist in terms of education, healthcare, employment and social services, and new immigrants often face real struggles accessing the support they require. Hear from… Read more