May 30-June 24, 2016
Offered over four weeks each 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 four 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. Ageless Pursuits courses can be applied to the UBC Certificate in Liberal Studies.
Registration for Ageless Pursuits 2016 is now open!
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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 West Mall Swing Space Building located at 2175 West Mall, about a half block from the intersection of University Blvd and West Mall (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 West Parkade, located at 2140 Lower Mall, adjacent to the West Mall Swing Space Building. At the north end of the parkade on level three, there is a walkway from the parkade to the side door of the Swing Space Building. Handicapped parking for those with the appropriate SPARC pass, is also located on the third level of the parkade for easy access to the Swing Space. 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 Loop is a ten-fifteen walk to the West Mall Swing Space Building. Translink also runs two regular community shuttle buses (the C18 and the C20) on the UBC campus, both of which will take you close to the Swing Space Building.
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.
Week One: May 30-June 3
Week Two: June 6-10
Option A: UT394S16A The Treasures of the Past, the Pulse of the Present: Moscow, St. Petersburg and Pskov (Marina Sonkina, PhD) + The Black Sea – An Alternative Perspective on Modern European History (Florian Gassner, PhD)