Liberal Arts and 55+ Program
Courses and Events
The liberal arts provide you an opportunity to learn for the joy of learning, enhance your creativity, and sharpen your critical thinking skills. We offer a number of options for adults of any age to discover something new.
Registration for our summer 2017 courses opens Wednesday, April 19 at 10 a.m.
History of Ideas
- Megory Anderson
- Wendy Bancroft
- Janice Bannister
- Michael Bourne
- Robert Conrad
- Heather Duff
- Tom Durrie
- William Ellis
- Graham Forst
- David J. Gossen
- Sebastian Huebel
- Jean Kares
- Nicolas Krusek
- Dan Levitt
- Robb Lucy
- Neil Ritchie
- Joe Ronsley
- Lealle Ruhl
- Amyn B Sajoo
- James Sexton
- Annie Smith
- Roberta Staley
- Rob Wilson
- Robert Wilson
- Pohsuan Zaide
- Drawing for Brain Health (55+) PLUS164
- James Joyce’s Ulysses: Reading and Commentary (Part 3 of 4) (55+) PLUS165
- James Joyce’s Ulysses: Reading and Commentary (Part 4 of 4) (55+) PLUS177
- Story Catching: Learning from Life (55+) PLUS142
- The Second World War in Europe: The Human Actors (55+) PLUS166
- Who Are We? Populism, Religion and Citizenship LIB123
- 20th-Century Western Political Thought (55+) PLUS172
- Aldous Huxley and Graham Greene: Dystopia, Crime and War LIB124
- Canada Seen Through Our Playwrights: 1967 to 2017 (55+) PLUS173
- Free Forum | Spirituality, Individualism and “Doing It My Way”: How Boomers Are Reinventing Death and Dying
- Medieval European Art: The Legacy of Rome and Constantinople (55+) PLUS171
- Robots and Machine Intelligences (55+) PLUS170
- Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal LIB127
- He, She, We: The Psychology of Romantic Love and Personality Development LIB125
- Saturday Forum | Mightier than the Sword Documentary Screening and Discussion
- Saturday Forum | Nation-Building in North America: Canadian Confederation and the American Civil War
- The Art and Science of Observational Astronomy LIB126
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- Vancouver Magazine and Ms. Magazine: Read about instructor Roberta Staley's new documentary on Afghanistan women, Mightier Than the Sword.
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- Global BC: Meet instructor Robb Lucy from our Sharing Your Legacy Through Digital Storytelling course
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