Master Mind Master Class featuring Dr. Samantha Nutt, LLD’10   Student Event

On Monday, November 16th, join fellow UBC students and award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker, Dr. Samantha Nutt, LLD’10, in a moderated conversation about the impact of war – the truth, the lies, and the reality on the ground – and the major events currently shaping our world.

Master Mind Master Class is a new alumni UBC event series, offering both alumni and students an unprecedented look into the minds of modern masters making a unique impact on the world, and the lessons they’ve learned.

Event Details

Monday, November 16, 2015
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Jack Poole Hall

6163 University Blvd.
UBC’s Vancouver campus

This event is free of charge.


Dr. Nutt is a medical doctor and a founder of the renowned international humanitarian organization War Child, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. A leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid and foreign policy, Dr. Nutt is one of the most intrepid and recognized voices in the humanitarian arena and is amongst the most sought-after public speakers in North America. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited hundreds of thousands of war-affected children globally.


Moderator – Professor Kathryn Gretsinger, UBC School of Journalism
Kathryn is the lead instructor in the School’s Integrated Journalism program. She also contributes to the International Reporting program and the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course. She also runs the School’s Internship program. Kathryn’s career in journalism began in the late 80s when she joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Canada’s public broadcaster. Kathryn is committed to public service journalism and she has worked to develop her journalistic skills to reflect the technological change in the industry. Kathryn’s commitment to the industry is reflected in her approach to the internship program. She has helped to place students in professional practicums across the country and around the world.

Event Coordinator: Karolin Konig

Fall Hours 2015

For the 4th consecutive year, The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning are pleased to offer funding to instructors teaching courses that include remote community based experiential learning (CBEL) opportunities for their students. This funding is intended to support collaborations between UBC students and organizations located in communities outside of the Lower Mainland.

Faculty members are invited to apply online for up to $5,000 per course for the 2015/2016 academic year.

For more information, please visit the Student services website or click here for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on our site.

Apply online today!

LorraineTitled Which Self? The Rationalities of Self-Interest from the Enlightenment to the Cold War, this year’s Stephen M. Straker Memorial Lecture will be presented by Lorraine J. Daston, one of the world’s leading historians of science. Drawing from her own work on the history of conceptions of reason and rationality, Prof. Daston will explore the complex interaction between rationality and interestedness. Join us as she addresses important questions such as how reason can be, at one time, conceived as intrinsically disinterested and, at another, necessarily directed toward the rational agent’s self-interest.Speaker


Lorraine J. Daston is one of the world’s leading historians of science, is Executive Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Daston has held visiting or continuing appointments with institutions such as Harvard, Princeton, Brandeis, Göttingen, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She has also held fellowships in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung in Bielefeld, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Institut des études avancées in Paris. In 2012, Daston was awarded the History of Science Society’s George Sarton Medal, a lifetime achievement award that is given annually to an outstanding historian of science from the international community.  Daston’s Straker Lecture will be drawn from her continuing work on the history of rationality.

Information About the Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture

Stephen Straker (1942-2004) was an historian of science at UBC for thirty years and the chief inspiration for the creation of the STS program. We honour his memory with an annual distinguished lecture. Stephen was an award-winning teacher; some of his own undergraduate lectures in history of science have been preserved here:

***To attend this year’s Straker Lecture, click here.***

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