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Join Santa J. Ono for UBC Connects, a public lecture series featuring the world’s most esteemed thought leaders. UBC connects the dots — and people — to shed light on the world’s most pressing issues.

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Featured Talk

Helen
LOVE

Helen Fisher

Swipe, Right?: The Future of Romantic Relationships in the Digital Age

Event Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Venue: Vancouver Playhouse, (Map)

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Helen

Love

September 10, 2019

Helen Fisher

Swipe, Right?: The Future of Romantic Relationships in the Digital Age

Ziya

Science

November 4, 2019

Ziya Tong

Blind Spots: Rethinking Your Reality

Donna

Physics

November 25, 2019

Donna Strickland

Laser Focus: Insight from a Nobel Laureate

Coming soon Spring 2020

TBA

Spring 2020

Coming Soon…

To be announced.

Chimamanda

Author

March 13, 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an award-winning Nigerian author whose work has been translated into over thirty languages.

Tarana

Activist

March 6, 2019

Tarana Burke

A movement that empowers: “Me too” and the role of empathy in healing and change

John Kasich

Politician

February 26, 2019

John Kasich

Two-term former Ohio Governor John R. Kasich is a politician, a New York Times best-selling author, and a Senior Political Commentator for CNN.

Michael

Plants

February 11, 2019

Michael Pollan

Food, plants and psychedelics: Revolutionary approaches to human health and well-being

Isabel Allende

Literature

November 20, 2018

Isabel Allende

The Alchemy of Truth: The power of story to change the world

Michio Kaku

Physics

September 26, 2018

Michio Kaku

The Universe in a Nutshell: Why physics is the key to pretty much everything

Waneek Horn-Miller

Society

April 19, 2018

Waneek Horn-Miller

The Wisdom of Reconciliation: A roadmap for multiculturalism

Jeremy Rifkin

Economics

March 8, 2018

Jeremy Rifkin

The Third Industrial Revolution: Can we prevent the next mass extinction of life on Earth?