Ageless Pursuits

UBC Vancouver Point Grey Campus

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Summer Institute

June 5-23, 2017

Offered over three weeks in June, this popular series provides an opportunity to challenge your mind, expand your understanding, refresh yourself with new ideas, join with friends old and new, and, of course, have fun!

Participants meet on the UBC Point Grey campus for one to three individual weeks of stimulating lectures, lively discussion and shared enquiry. You select two morning courses from four options each week, and sign up for one week or more. The courses take place each morning, Monday to Friday.

Registration for Ageless Pursuits 2017 is now open!

See below for weekly course options and registration links.

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Details and Fees

The fee is $150/week and includes free refreshments, special events and door prizes. Space is limited and popular classes often fill quickly, so we suggest you register early to avoid disappointment.

Classes are held in the Frederic Lasserre Building, 6333 Memorial Road (view map). As the classrooms can be chilly, we suggest that you bring a sweater or light jacket.

Daily pay parking is available in the Fraser River Parkade, located at 6440 Memorial Road. Information about summer parking rates for Ageless Pursuits will accompany your course confirmation letter. Further information is also available by calling the UBC Parking and Access Control Services at 604.822.6786.

For public transit information and schedules, call Translink at 604.953.3333 or view translink.bc.ca. The UBC bus loops are approximately a 10 to 15 minute walk to the Frederic Lasserre Building. Note that the bus loops have recently moved to new locations (view map).

View Weekly Course Options

Choose two morning courses from four options each week, and sign up for one week or more. Courses take place each morning, Monday to Friday, leaving your afternoons free to enjoy some of the many other facilities and attractions available on the UBC campus.

Click on the links below to view the full course descriptions and to register online for the options you prefer. You may also register by phone at 604.822.1444 or download the PDF registration form to register by mail or fax.

Week One: June 5-9

Option A: UT406S17A  The Sonic Boom of the Baby Boom: How the Boomers Changed Music (Ken Morrison, PhD) + The Philosophy of Donald Trump: Plato Meets the President (Michael Griffin, PhD)

Option B: UT407S17A  The Sonic Boom of the Baby Boom: How the Boomers Changed Music (Ken Morrison, PhD) + The Psychology of Successful Aging (David King, PhD)

Option C: UT408S17A  The Islamic Republic: Politics and Religion in the Modern History of Iran (Parmida Esmaeilpour, MA candidate) + The Philosophy of Donald Trump: Plato Meets the President (Michael Griffin, PhD)

Option D: UT409S17A  The Islamic Republic: Politics and Religion in the Modern History of Iran (Parmida Esmaeilpour, MA candidate) + The Psychology of Successful Aging (David King, PhD)

Week Two: June 12-16

Option A: UT410S17A  The Bauhaus and Its Legacy (Christopher Pearson, PhD) + The Meaning of Life: Death, Love and the Absurd (Madeleine Ransom, PhD candidate)

Option B: UT411S17A  The Bauhaus and Its Legacy (Christopher Pearson, PhD) + Armed Conflict in the 21st Century (Will Plowright, PhD candidate)

Option C: UT412S17A  A Matter of Life and Death: Mortality in Art, Music and Literature (Donald Brackett) + The Meaning of Life: Death, Love and the Absurd (Madeleine Ransom, PhD candidate)

Option D: UT413S17A  A Matter of Life and Death: Mortality in Art, Music and Literature (Donald Brackett) + Armed Conflict in the 21st Century (Will Plowright, PhD candidate)

Week Three: June 19-23

Option A:  UT414S17A  A Taste of Paradise: Celebrating Persian Heritage (Paula Swart, PhD) + Artifice and Sophistication: The Art of the Italian Mannerists (Efrat El-Hanany, PhD)

Option B:  UT415S17A  A Taste of Paradise: Celebrating Persian Heritage (Paula Swart, PhD) + Varieties of Populism: A Brief International History (Eric Nellis, PhD)

Option C:  UT416S17A  Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Alan Matheson) + Artifice and Sophistication: The Art of the Italian Mannerists (Efrat El-Hanany, PhD)

Option D:  UT417S17A  Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Alan Matheson) + Varieties of Populism: A Brief International History (Eric Nellis, PhD)