Learning Opportunities for Seniors

Engage with others who share your love of learning. Our non-credit liberal arts and science courses are designed to enrich your life with exploration, discussion and discovery.

UBC Elder Scholar

UBC Elder Scholar courses are designed to meet the needs of retired and semi-retired adults, but are open to all adult learners. Course formats include lectures and walking tours. UBC Elder Scholar courses are offered in the fall and winter terms at the UBC Vancouver campus.  Registration is open for Winter 2020.

Lectures are offered in the daytime at Tapestry Wesbrook Village, in classes ranging from 20 to 60 students. Walking tours take learning to the streets of Vancouver to delve into specific aspects of local history with an expert guide. LEARN MORE.

One Day @ UBC

Offered on Saturdays in the fall and winter terms at the UBC Vancouver campus, these single-day courses provide easy and affordable access to top experts in their field and the small class size ensures ample opportunities for discussion. Registration is open for Winter 2020.  LEARN MORE.

Ageless Pursuits Summer Institute

Offered yearly in June, participants meet on the UBC Vancouver campus for one, two or three individual weeks of stimulating lectures, lively discussion and shared enquiry. Courses take place each morning, Monday to Friday, and are open to adult learners of all ages. LEARN MORE.

Languages Courses

Conversational courses in nine languages for adult learners of all ages. LEARN MORE.

UBC Credit Courses

The University of British Columbia currently offers seniors (65 and older) the opportunity to take most UBC credit (degree related) courses for general interest, free of application, tuition or student fees. Some conditions apply. Find out more about these UBC credit courses by viewing the Access Studies section of the UBC Student Services website. Note that this is not applicable to UBC Extended Learning non-credit courses.