UBC Dialogues

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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.

Upcoming Events in the UBC Dialogues Series

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Past Events in the UBC Dialogues Series

Responsible Leadership: How should we face the future? What can I do?

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

What is the cost of care?

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

Medical Innovations: Where is technology leading us?

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

How can BC become more welcoming for new immigrants and refugees?

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

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