UBC 2050: The Future of Higher Education – Panel Discussion

Date & Time

Thursday May 5th, 2:00-4:00pm


UBC Point Grey – Irving Barber Learning Centre, Victoria Lecture Theatre (182)


Higher education, both at UBC and more broadly, has changed dramatically over the past one hundred years. These changes have influenced everything from who pursues higher education to how faculty teach and how students learn. To celebrate one hundred years of teaching and learning at UBC and to build on UBC’s Place and Promise commitment of creating an exceptional learning environment, this event brings together academic decision makers along with key faculty, alumni and students, to review the major changes that have occurred in the past one hundred years, discuss breakthroughs and innovations poised to have significant influences on the future, and to chart the near-term future of teaching and learning at UBC. CTLT will then work with academic units interested in pioneering the course, thus allowing UBC to define the future rather than respond to it.


Dr. Angela Redish, Provost and Vice-President Academic pro tem

Dr. David Farrar, Advisor to the President

Annie Murphy Paul, Book Author, Magazine Journalist, Consultant & Speaker

Daniel Munro, Associate Vice President, Academic and University Affairs

Janet Giltrow, Professor, English Department

Dr. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Live Stream

This event is being live streamed. The live stream can be found here: UBC 2050: The Future of Higher Education – Panel Discussion Livecast