UBC Academic Explorations

Program

UBC Academic Explorations

Feel Inspired, Stimulated and Connected

UBC Academic Explorations are engaging and informative non-credit courses offered online in the fall and winter and in-person in the summer at the UBC Vancouver campus. Whether it’s been a few years since you’ve gone to school – or 50 years – UBC Academic Explorations offers a university experience for learners of all ages.

Fall & Winter Online

UBC Academic Explorations Online courses are six weeks long and are offered in the fall and winter. Participate once a week in a live online class delivered by your instructor using video conferencing. Watch your instructor’s lecture in real time, and ask questions in interactive Q&As. All lectures are recorded and shared with students for later viewing. All times are in the Pacific Time zone.

Course & Instructor Date Day & Time
Learning and Memory Across the Lifespan
Dr. NATASHA PESTONJI-DIXON, PhD

Sept 12–Oct 24, 2022
(no class Oct 10)

Mondays
10–11:30am

View & Register

The History of Capitalism
Dr. SEBASTIAN PRANGE, PhD
Sept 20–Oct 25, 2022 Tuesdays
10–11:30am
View & Register
Latin American Culture Through History: From Columbus to Despacito, 1492-2017
DANIEL ORIZAGA, PhD Student
Sept 21–Oct 26, 2022

Wednesdays
7–8:30pm

View & Register
Ukraine and Russia: A Cultural History
Dr. FLORIAN GASSNER, PhD

Oct 31–Dec 5, 2022

Mondays
10–11:30am
View & Register
Great Revolutions That Shaped the Modern World
DR. CHRIS FRIEDRICHS, PhD
Nov 1–Dec 6, 2022 Tuesdays
10–11:30am

View & Register

Geographies of Landscape Painting in British Columbia
ALEC BLAIR, PhD Candidate
Nov 2–Dec 7, 2022 Wednesdays
7–8:30pm
View & Register

Summer On-Campus

UBC Academic Explorations On-Campus (formerly One Week @ UBC) features in-person morning lectures at the UBC Vancouver campus. Engage in stimulating discussions and connect with new people in-person in welcoming, relaxed classes.

Make it a day on campus. Spend the day on campus, and enjoy all that UBC Vancouver has to offer. With its many museums, galleries, parks and restaurants, UBC is a must-see destination for locals and tourists alike. If you're driving to campus, take advantage of special weekly parking rates just for Academic Explorations students.

Stay a while. We have negotiated a reduced rate with UBC Accommodations for Academic Explorations students who wish to stay on campus. Spend a night (or more), and enjoy a short walk to class in the morning. Space is limited, and accommodations must be booked no later than one month before the start of your class to receive the special rate.

Our next offering of UBC Academic Explorations On-Campus is June 2023. Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about future offerings.