Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | March 21, 2016 | What are the key workplace trends that individuals should be aware of? How is the culture of the modern workplace changing?
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. March 2, 2016 | Robo-cars are coming. Whether the idea of autonomous vehicles excites or terrifies you, these technologies appear to be the future of transportation and their societal implications will be broad. While there will undoubtedly be many benefits to this ‘robo-car’ driven world, this possibility raises many important social, legal and ethical questions that may serve as barriers to wide adoption of these technologies.
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. March 9, Wednesday 2016 | 6:30-9:00pm | Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC | Cost: $10 (Class of 2015 free) | Registration required News travels fast online. However, so do rumours, shocking photos, veiled advertisements and outright lies. With the rise of social media and citizen journalism, we’ve never had so many messages, from so many sources, available at our fingertips.
February 10, Wednesday 2016 | What does it mean to be influential? While some people possess a natural talent to make themselves heard, for others it is a skill that requires years to perfect. However, it’s critical to develop this ability as it can mean the difference between achieving one’s goals and failing to mobilize the support or resources one requires. Hear from a panel of business and community leaders who have leveraged their mastery of the art of influence to achieve impressive results.
February 3, 2016 | Entrepreneurs at companies like Slack and Hootsuite have put Vancouver’s $23 billion high tech industry on the map. But building the economy of tomorrow—not to mention a utopian, Star Trek future—means taking a step beyond the digital. We need fundamental leaps in computing power, clean energy, and smart materials.
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | January 19, Tuesday 2016 | Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre | Notable Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has spent his career in conflict zones covering major stories for outlets including New York Times and CNN. However, in December 2013, during his time as Egypt Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera International, Fahmy made international headlines when he and two colleagues were arrested by Egyptian authorities and charged with falsifying news and conspiring with the banned fundamentalist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | February 2, 2016 Canada has been lauded for its generosity in striving to welcome and resettle some 25,000 Syrian refugees over the coming months, a stark contrast to our neighbours south of the border. However, critics have expressed concern about whether such a large scale resettlement project can be undertaken in a safe and responsible way within such a short timeline.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:30-9:00 pm, The Fairmont Waterfront | 900 Canada Place Way | Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning CEntre
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Back in the ‘80s when the Vancouver Canucks were searching for wins in a tough Smythe Division, Victor de Bonis could be found parking cars at the Pacific Coliseum. After a detour through accounting firm KPMG, de Bonis joined the Canucks operation in 1994, and has […]
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre as part of the Wesbrook Talks event at MBA House in Wesbrook Village. On March 3rd, alumni UBC and Wesbrook Village presented the third in the series of Wesbrook Talks, featuring former UBC Law professor and honorary UBC alumna, The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., LLD’90, […]