UBC’s emeriti are an under-utilized resource. Many contribute to the academic work and reputation of UBC through lecturing and mentoring, research and publishing, and participation in foundational university committees. UBC’s Emeritus College will significantly strengthen these important bonds and increase UBC’s research capacity. The college will also provide emeriti with a supportive retirement pathway to an active UBC community, allowing them to retire when it is right for them while also maintaining their desired level of activity and connection. In addition, the college will enable emeriti to retain their academic identities and continue to pursue their academic and creative interests.
The Emeritus College at UBC will support UBC emeriti to continue their contributions to the academic mission of the university. It will also ensure emeriti remain an integral part of the UBC community, with links to their academic departments and faculties that are mutually beneficial. In addition, the culture and environment of the college provides a natural growth opportunity for interdisciplinary projects. In the college, emeriti will form and strengthen intellectual, social, and community volunteer networks.
Please make a donation to the UBC Emeritus College. Your gift will help to create a robust college, encourage UBC emeriti participation, and further the missions of the college and UBC.