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Musical March

It is an especially merry month with amazing musicals happening on campus throughout March! Travel to all corners of UBC this month to enjoy some talented shows by students.

Rent – A Place Vanier Musical Production

When: March 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 PM

Where: Place Vanier Residence Ballroom

Tickets: $8

Rent is a rock musical that follows a group of Bohemians in East Village New York in the mid-90s. Set over a year, watch this group deal with love, loss, AIDS, and life itself.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/421342148021863

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Seussical the Musical – A Totem Park Musical Committee Production

When: March 12, 13, 14 at 7:00 PM

Where: Totem Park Residence Ballroom

Tickets: $8

Seussical is based on Dr. Seuss’ most famous books including Horton Hears a Who!, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat. The stories are creatively interwoven in a comedic fashion.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/808073442575386

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Happy Days – A UBC Musical Theatre Troupe Production

When: March 26, 27 at 7:00 PM and March 28 matinee 3:00 PM, evening show 7:00 PM

Where: Student Union Building Ballroom

Tickets: $10, sold at the door

The New Musical of Happy Days features all your favourite characters such as Richie Cunningham and Pinky Tuscadero doing all they can to save Arnold’s malt shop. They go through a series of adventures, dance-offs, and even a wrestling match!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/364281177089141

Connect with us on Twitter at @UBCevents if you attend any if these musicals!

-Written and prepared by Vivien Lee, UBCevents Communications Assistant

What’s happening at UBC?- March 2015

With the arrival of spring comes a fantastic slate of on-campus events at UBC. We’ve highlighted a selection of some of the many fantastic events which are being run on campus this month!

March 3rd: 27th Annual CHSPR Health Policy Conference: Sticker Shock: Finding value in an era of high-price drugs

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The UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research is hosting its annual conference on Tuesday March 3rd. With a focus on the rising prices of medical treatments and drugs, the conference will feature conversation with top experts in the field in order to shed light on this controversial subject. Interested delegates can register online at: http://www.chspr.ubc.ca/hpc/overview.

 

March 5th: International Students: Returning home? Essential Job Search Strategies before going back.

Are you an International Student returning home to work after graduation? If so, the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers is hosting a workshop on Thursday March 5th which will provide you with tips on how to leverage the skills you developed in Canada and start your job search. You will also learn how to start building your network. Interested students can register online via UBC CareersOnline.

March 6th: UBC Relay for Life 2015

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On Friday March 6th, UBC is hosting its 4th Annual Relay for Life event at the Student Recreation Centre. A 12-hour, non-competitive relay, the Relay for Life aims to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society, while also raising awareness. With food, live performances, guest speakers and much more to look forward to, the UBC Relay for Life is a must-attend event this March. For more information, please visit: www.relayforlife.ca/UBC

March 9th-13th: Vote in the AMS Elections

It’s that time of year again! It is time for the UBC student body to elect a new team of representatives for the Alma Mater Society. Students are encouraged to attend the numerous debates and special events being hosted from March 2nd-13th in order to meet the candidates, before casting their vote in the week of March 9th-13th. Make your vote count! http://www.ams.ubc.ca/studentsociety/elections-2/important-dates/

March 21st: Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference

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Coming up on Saturday March 21st, MURC is a conference for UBC undergraduate students to showcase their research in front of their fellow UBC students, family, and friends. Researchers may choose one of two formats to showcase their research: presentation or poster. MURC presenters are any UBC undergraduate student who is participating in, or has completed, their own Faculty-supervised research project. All Faculties and Schools are welcome.

http://students.ubc.ca/career/murc

March 22nd-26th: UBC Intramurals’ “Storm the Wall”

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A UBC tradition, “Storm the Wall” will be held on campus from March 22nd-26th. A four-part relay featuring a swim, sprint, run and bike, the event culminates in each team tackling the infamous 12-ft wall. Whether you join a team, or come out to watch, you won’t want to miss this event! Registration is ongoing until Friday March 13th. http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/intramurals/events/storm-the-wall/

For more events, be sure to check out UBCevents at www.events.ubc.ca and on Twitter @UBCevents.

 

-Written and prepared by Ian Schultz, UBCevents Communications Assistant.

 

 

What’s Happening at UBC? – February

There are many great events to check out in February from dancing to movies to improv!

UBC Dance Club: Dance Convention – Sunday February 1st

Get ready for the annual UBC Gala Ball 2015! Come out to learn new dances, strengthen your technique, and have a taste of what a dance competition may be like. Buy your tickets at the UBCDC office in Sub Room 241J!

Where: SUB Ballroom
When: February 1st, 3:30pm – 9:30pm
Price: $15 each or $20 for two

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Mean Girl’s Movie Night – Wednesday February 4th

On Wednesday February 4th, UBC Sociology Students’ Association, Feminist Club – UBC Campus, UBC Political Science Student Association, UBC English Students’ Association, and Psychology Students’ Association of UBC are showcasing your favourite Hollywood film with a little twist. Join for some laughter as they dissect this nostalgic film into different academic perspectives. What does Political Science say about the power dynamics between young girls in high schools? How does Sociology relate preteen cliques to racism in adulthood? Why is Mean Girls considered a Feminist movie?

$2 Admission for non-members. Free popcorn & drinks provided. Doors open at 4:30pm.

(Hot) Chocolate n Chuckles: Improv ShowThursday February 5th

The Chinese Varsity Club presents (Hot) Chocolate n Chuckles. Never been to an improv show? Or do you love them already? Customize your very own special hot chocolate and enjoy a night of fun improv performed by professionals at the SUB Partyroom.

Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

UBC REC: Gladiator – Thursday February 5th

Looking for a challenge of mind, body and team? Prefer “unconventional” activities? Then go join Gladiator! This event is filled with non-stop action, guaranteed laughter and the crowning of UBC’s very own Gladiator. Teams of 6-10 compete in different Gladiator style activities. Get ready for lots of inflatable action!

Registration ends Monday February 2nd.

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FutureFest! 2015 – Friday February 6th

This family day long weekend, Party Well and friends will be creating a festival atmosphere in the SUB Ballroom with a futuristic theme! Go experience their professional music festival projection mapping and PK Sound and all for a great cause because 100% of proceeds go directly towards building a well in Kipsongol Kenya through Free the Children.

Tickets – Early Bird: $10; First Tier: $15; Second Tier: $20

UBC Reads Sustainability presents Professor Wade Davis – Thursday February 12th

Now, against the wishes of First Nations, the British Columbia government has opened the Sacred Headwaters to industrial development. Imperial Metals is building an open-pit copper and gold mine called the Red Chris mine. Professor Wade Davis describes the beauty of the Sacred Headwaters, the threats to it, and the response of native groups and concerned citizens as part of UBC Reads Sustainability.

Registration is required.

Conversation Series at the Belkin Gallery – Friday February 27th

Join leading UBC scholars, artists, curators and critics in a series of midday conversations. In this series, guests will address Tom Burrows, an exhibition of works by the Vancouver/Hornby Island artist from his early career to the present. The exhibition is a timely refocusing of attention on an artist who has made an immense contribution to the development of art in Vancouver.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Follow us on Twitter @UBCevents and check back on our website events.ubc.ca for updates on events!

-Written and prepared by Vivien Lee, UBCevents Communications Assistant

Re-Blog: Extending the Reach of the SLC

The 2015 UBC Student Leadership Conference was held on Saturday January 10th on UBC’s Vancouver campus. Featuring over 100+ presenters (including students, staff, alumni and community members) and reaching an audience of 1100+ delegates, the conference proved to be a fantastic success!

As part of their On-Going Programs, the SLC invited student attendees to review and comment on the conference’s two keynote speakers. Check out their reviews below, all re-blogged from http://students.ubc.ca/slc/extending-reach-slc.

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The Opening Keynote for the 2015 SLC was Shaifali Puri, Executive Director of Global Innovation at NIKE Foundation. Check out what these students had to say:

Katie Tissington-Turner, 4th year Psychology

Residence Life, National Residence Hall Honorary, Library Student Advisory Committee, UBC HerCampus

“Shaifali Puri’s presentation outlined five careers she has had in life so far, four of which were unexpected ones that she neither planned for nor anticipated. The unexpectedness of her career opportunities resonated with me, because she accepted each offer without knowing exactly what would come from it. I am at a point in my university career where I feel that every decision is crucial because my degree is almost complete, and I want to maximize what I get out of the time I have left. Shaifali’s story of boldness in stepping into new territory with each career move came at just the right time for me, as I try to take a step that will lead me down a path that honours my values and provides me with experiences I desire, and experiences I may not know about yet. Her presentation left me with this thought: Even if the next step I take does not seem to fit with my “plan”, it could lead me to my destination in a different way, or take me somewhere even better.”

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Laura Lu, 3rd year Developmental Psychology

Residence Hall Association, Arts Undergraduate Society, Peer Program (Centre for Community-Engaged Learning), Orientations

“At this year’s Student Leadership Conference, I had the pleasure to listen to Shaifali Puri, a keynote speaker, give a speech about her life experiences and how the theme “The Next Step” was represented in her life. Throughout her speech, she took us on a journey through her various different past careers: ranging from being a journalist, lawyer, working in a government position, reinventing a project for Scientists Without Borders, and finally, now working for the NIKE Foundation. She taught us a valuable lesson: through it all, she didn’t expect what the next step was. Opportunities presented themselves to her, and as she opened doors, more doors were being revealed to her. Often times, we get so caught up in planning out our futures and knowing every step to come. However, she taught us to remember to improvise, and advised us to navigate life by taking one step at a time. Terming this the “adjacent possible”, she recognized that the next big breakthrough rarely comes from “Eureka!” moments, but it depends on incremental steps that lead us to opening many doors. Her speech was valuable to me because it taught me that the next step is about taking a chance.”

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Scott Henry, 2nd year Commerce and Computer Science

Residence Life, Best Buddies, Sauder Philanthropy Program

“Shaifali is an inspirational, innovative, and determined leader who is the perfect example of taking the next step. Her life has been a series of staircases: from journalism, law, economic development, innovation management, and now her current position, the executive director of the Nike Foundation. Shaifali has done it all, learned from it, and now acts as a constant inspiration to everyone on their leadership journey.

Shaifali proposes that “If the terrain and the map do not agree, follow the terrain.” When starting a new job, entering university, or at the beginning of virtually anything—all too often we have a preconceived notion of how things will advance and what we want to get out of them. Usually though, it doesn’t go this way. We need to let go of the life that we have pinned down so that we can accept the one that is waiting for us. Throughout her career, Shaifali demonstrates this trait by changing her industry, adapting, and being realistic that you can’t expect to walk in the front door and be at the back of the house.

It is important to learn that as we move forward with life, we need to be adaptive and open to pivoting ourselves no matter the direction. People make maps, life makes terrain. Let go of that map, and follow the terrain!”

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The Closing Keynote for the conference was Derreck Kayongo, founder of The Global Soap Project. Check out what these delegates thought of Derreck’s presention!

Winnie Ho, 5th year Science and Music

Orientations, MUSA (Music Undergraduate Students Association)

“Derreck Kayongo’s fun-filled and inspirational retelling of his experience growing up as a child refugee with a teacher-turned-dressmaker mother provides a plausible explanation for his impeccable but fun sense of style. However, it was growing up with a teacher-turned-soapmaker father who contributed to his heightened sensitivity towards soap and set the stage for his NEXT STEP: a serendipitous vision for the present Global Soap Project.

Kayongo believes that all the events and experiences we accumulate—whether good or bad—have a purpose behind them. Each new experience shows us our true strengths and weaknesses. Should we fall, we need to remember that we are human and pick ourselves up again. In this way, each new experience gradually builds and shapes us to become a more exceptional and remarkable human being. Kayongo further encourages us to take time to realize and develop our unique set of skills and talents as they will become undoubtedly be an integral part to our NEXT STEP.”

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Emily Neufeld, 3rd year, Integrated Science

Peer Programs (Centre for Community-Engaged Learning), UBC Sororities

“There is nothing as beautiful as being consistently, consistent. Derreck Kayongo’s words profoundly resonated with me, not because I necessarily fully grasp them, but because of his passion and authenticity behind them. I am currently embarking on a new journey of leadership and the SLC could not have come at more necessary time. I emphasize necessity because the days leading up the SLC, I had never been so whole-heartedly exhausted and starting to question why.

Often times we associate certain titles with shiny crowns and perpetually smiling faces, but there’s a truth behind them that we are too afraid to expose because it may show that we are weak, vulnerable or worse yet, human. Being a student leader has unique demands of academic excellence, time management, and consistent performance, and I’m going to be real with you—I don’t always know what I’m doing, I often don’t have the right answer, and I’m not always doing good. What Derreck reminded me was that it’s ok to be and feel all these things, and to embrace them. Derreck’s humility and vigor reminded me to not take myself so seriously and to never forget the value of passion.

“Be present.” Life can get so hectic and it’s so easy to get caught up in that never-ending list of to-dos. I have now made it my goal to be present, to connect with my experience and the experience of others, and to not be so focused on the next step that I am blind to right now. I believe in living in the why, but sometimes it’s all too easy to forget and just do. I don’t know what my next step is going to be, and maybe that’s a good thing because now that I come to think of it, I’m really darn happy in the step that I’m in right now.”

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Although the 2015 SLC may have come to a close, the Planning Committee still has many more programs coming up to continue to promote leadership development on campus. Keep checking http://students.ubc.ca/slc/extending-reach-slc for more information on upcoming events, including a Pecha Kucha presentation on March 19th, 2015.

 

-Written and prepared by Ian Schultz, UBCevents Communciations Assistant, in partnership with the UBC Student Leadership Conference Planning Committee.

 

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What’s happening at UBC?- January 2015

January marks the start of a new term at UBC and the month will be filled with some incredible events for you to start your winter off right!

Opening Reception, Tom Burrows Exhibition- Thursday January 8th

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is officially launching its Tom Burrows Exhibition on Friday January 9th. To honour this occasion, they are hosting an Opening Reception for the exhibition on Thursday January 8th from 8-10 PM. Admission is free and all are welcome! Further to that, there will also be an Artist Talk coinciding with the opening of the exhibition on Saturday January 10th at 1:30 PM. The Tom Burrows Exhibition at the Belkin Art Gallery will run until April 12th, 2015.

Tom Burrows Exhibit

UBC Student Leadership Conference- Saturday January 10th

UBC Vancouver is home to the largest student-led conference in North America and the 2015 UBC Student Leadership Conference (SLC) will be held on Saturday January 10th. Featuring two outstanding keynote speakers, 70+ workshops and interest sessions and a delicious lunch, the SLC is a must-do experience for everyone at UBC. Find out where your “next-step” will take you by registering online at www.slc.ubc.ca. Register ASAP to ensure you get into your preferred sessions!

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Work in Canada Workshop- Friday January 16th

UBC’s International House is hosting a “Work in Canada” Workshop on Friday January 16th from 12Pm-1PM at the International House Lower Lounge. International students and / or their spouses are encouraged to check out this session to learn tips and procedures for seeking employment in Canada. Interested attendees can contact international.house@ubc.ca.

UBC Arts Career Xploration- Thursday January 22nd

On Thursday January 22nd, the annual Arts Career Xploration (ACX) event is being held at UBC. This event is targeted at undergraduate students studying in the Faculty of Arts and aims to demonstrate to students the endless career opportunities available to students with an Arts education. Students will be able to attend two industry-focused panels featuring UBC Arts alumni, as well as have a chance to mingle and network with 40+ graduates from the Faculty of Arts over hor’ dourves. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers and cost $5.00 ($10.00 at the door).

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UBC Continuing Studies presents “Build your Linkedin Profile”Saturday January 24th

UBC Continuing Studies is hosting a “Build your Linkedin Profile” introductory course on Saturday January 24th from 9AM-12PM at UBC Robson Square. If you are interested in getting an introduction to the Linkedin site and get an understanding of how you can use the site to your professional benefit, then this course is for you! Those interested can register online and the course fee is $90.00+ tax.

UBC Music presents “Brassfest”- Sunday January 25th

On Sunday January 25th, UBC and the UBC School of Music are inviting brass-enthusiasts of all ages to attend “Brassfest!” Running from 11AM-6PM, this special event will feature workshops, performances and equipment & sheet music displays. As well, “Brassfest” will featured guest artist and horn player, Jeff Nelson. Interested attendees should pre-register online by January 23rd.

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UBC Suicide Awareness Day- Wednesday January 28th

On Wednesday January 28th, UBC is hosting its annual UBC Suicide Awareness Day. This day is held to bring awareness to the UBC campus community regarding suicide prevention by educating students, staff and faculty on the resources available to them on campus. There will be on-campus promotion at various units across UBC with educational resources available and all members of the UBC community are encouraged to wear orange in support of the day!

 

January will be a very fun & informative month at UBC! Don’t miss out on these wonderful events and be sure to check out UBCevents (www.events.ubc.ca) and @UBCevents for daily updates on all that is happening at UBC!

-Written and prepared by Ian Schultz, UBCevents Communications Assistant

What’s Happening at UBC? – December

Even through the December exam season there are many ongoing events. Let’s see what’s in store this month!

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November 25 – April 5: Piga Picha! 100 Years of Studio Photography in Nairobi – 10:00am-5:00pm

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC takes a profound look at Kenya’s popular culture through an illuminating collection of studio photography, from the 1910s to the present day, in the North American premiere of Piga Picha!, November 25, 2014 through April 5, 2015. Including more than 180 photographs spanning a century, this deeply moving exhibition showcases portraits that are carefully staged in the studio as well as those quickly taken on the streets of Nairobi. The exhibition documents the customs of modern Kenyan urban culture while supporting an East African history of photography.

December 3: In the House with Kate Hammett-Vaughan – 7:00pm

Back by popular demand, join alumni for a private performance featuring Vancouver’s own Kate Hammett-Vaughan at Cecil Green Park House. Kate will be accompanied by three of Canada’s outstanding musical talents: keyboardist Jillian Lebeck, bassist Darren Radtke, and saxophonist Jon Bentley. This enchanting musical evening was a special highlight last year and sold out in days!

December 5: Candle Vigil – 10:00am-4:00pm

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was established following the tragic events at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6th, 1989 where 14 women were killed simply because they were women. This day serves as a reminder of the gender-based violence that women in Canada and around the world still experience. Stop by the table at the SUB and light a candle to remember the event.

December 7: 11th Annual Faraday Science Show – 2:00-3:30pm

The theme this year is Physics in the Kitchen! Will you sink when you run across a pool of corn starch water (oobleck)? Why do toasts land on the floor butter-side down? This show is suitable for children of ALL AGES, and for adults who are young at heart! Bring a non-perishable food item for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank to the Hebb Building to attend this show free of charge.

December 11: Laptop Orchestra- Seafood in an uncertain future: from scenarios to policies – 6:00-7:30pm

This performance is presented by the Peter Wall Institute’s International Research Round Table entitled “Seafood in an uncertain future: From scenarios to policies.” One of the objectives of the Roundtable is to extend beyond academics, and to experiment with innovative ideas for communicating the subjective aspects of future oceans in a non-verbal fashion to the general public. This is being done in collaboration with the UBC School of Music’s Laptop Orchestra, which will present the more abstract components of the Roundtable theme through the use of sound and visual imagery.

December 24: Jump Start’s Rockies Ultimate Tour- 8:15am

Looking for something to do over Winter Break with the closure of Totem Park and Place Vanier? Jump Start invites you to explore Canada’s beautiful scenery and enjoy a four day trip to the extraordinary Rocky Mountains in Banff, Alberta! Customize your own tour by choosing to ski for 1 full day in the Rockies and Night Skiing in the Okanagan or going snow tubing & ice skating with your friends. You will stay at three different hotels along the way, including the Sandman in Vernon, Banff International in the heart of Banff, and Days Inn in Golden. The total cost for the trip is $345 and includes travel costs, three breakfasts, snow tubing & Ice skating OR Night skiing with Lift Ticket & Rentals at Silverstar in Vernon!

Hope everyone had a great 2014 and we look forward to more amazing events in 2015!

-Written by Vivien Lee, UBCevents Communications Assistant

Explore UBC through the Beaty’s Campus Walk Series!

While many of us spend a lot of time walking around campus on our way to class, work or otherwise, how many of us truly stop and appreciate the rich natural history which populates our campus?

On Saturday November 15th, I took part in the UBC Arboretum Walk, hosted by the Beaty Bidoversity Museum as part of their “Campus Walk” series. Through this unique event, I gained an incredible amount of knowledge about UBC’s history, biodiversity and the fun stories behind some of UBC’s most striking trees!

 

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Held on a sunny Saturday morning, the walk was led by Shona Ellis, the Associate Head of Biology at UBC and a Professor of Botany at the university. With decades of experience living and working on UBC campus, Ellis was a fantastic tour guide, who kept our intimate group engaged (and laughing!) throughout the morning.

Exploring on a route that extended from the Beaty Museum and ended at the historic “Old Arboretum” on UBC’s campus, our group was able to learn an immense amount about how biodiversity has been maintained on campus throughout the last century, as well as get a snap-shot of how the campus has grown and changed over the years. In addition, we had the opportunity to take a step back and really look and learn about at the amazing trees found on our campus, which I know I easily must have walked by a hundred times during my time studying at UBC.

 

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While I learned many, many facts about UBC’s living history on the Walk, here are some fun facts for you to keep an eye out for next time you are walking around campus. For example, I learned that many of the trees on campus have informational plate attached to them which denotes their species, name and historical information. Some trees even have “QR” codes attached to them so that community members can learn more information about them via their phones! As well, you’ll find that most trees on campus have been planted by species, so that certain areas on campus have a distinct biodiversity!

Overall, I found my “Campus Walk” experience to be incredibly refreshing, informative and very, very fun! Held every third Saturday of each month (with the next one coming up in January), I would recommend these events to anyone wanting to learn a bit more about our community’s rich history. As well, anyone with a valid UBC card can attend free of charge!

 

For more information about upcoming events at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, you can visit the museum’s website and follow UBCevents. For those interested, there will be a Geology-themed Campus Walk on January 17th. Plant and animal-themed walks will continue in February. Additionally, be sure to check out next month’s “Ask an Expert” table on December 7th to get answers to all of your burning questions about fossils!

 

-Written and prepared by Ian Schultz, UBCevents Communications Assistant

What’s Happening at UBC?- November

With work, school and life ramping up as we get closer to the holidays, it’s important to take some time for to enjoy yourself. UBC is offering numerous fun and informative events this month that you should definitely check out!

Saturday November 1st: Family Math and Science Day

10:00 AM-12:30 PM.

The UBC Faculty of Education is hosting this free, all-ages event for anybody who is looking to learn more about science and mathematics through fun, hands-on activities. A hit every year, this event is a perfect way to spend a Saturday morning with your friends & family!

Monday November 3rd to Friday November 7th: Thrive

“Try something new” during the 5th Annual UBC Thrive! Thrive is both a mindset and a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for UBC students, faculty, and staff. With events ranging from yoga sessions, craft workshops, lectures and UBC’s largest Zumba Class, there is something for everyone as we work towards building positive mental health in ourselves and in our community!

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Photo Credit: UBC Thrive

Tuesday November 11th: Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at UBC

10:45 AM-12:00 PM

While the University will be closed for Remembrance Day, it is highly encouraged for all members of the UBC community to attend the Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11th, now celebrating its 63rd year. This special ceremony is an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and members of the on and off-campus community to honour and remember all those who served in times of war, military conflict and peace. Held at the War Memorial Gym, the ceremony will commence at 10:45 a.m., and will include short readings, remarks and music. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony and all are welcome to stay.

Thursday November 13th: Pure Beauty: Science and Your Inner Artist

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Can art help the public to better understand science? How concerned should scientists be about public outreach? How can scientists nurture their inner artist? Or should they, at all? These questions and more will be explored during this lunch-time lecture presented by the UBC Faculty of Science. Admission to the event is free, but interested attendees will need to RSVP!

Thursday November 13th- Sunday November 16th: UBC Opera Ensemble- Smetana: The Bartered Bride

Love, marriage, bargaining and more are to be found in this comic opera presented by UBC’s Opera Ensemble. Directed by Nancy Hermiston and  set against the backdrop of a Bohemian village, this performance promises to deliver laughs, joy and beautiful voices. UBC Students can enjoy the performance for just $15.00 and tickets are on sale online, by telephone or in-person at the Old Auditorium Box Office.

Photo Credit: UBC Opera

Photo Credit: UBC Opera

Wednesday November 19th: Alumni UBC Achievement Awards

6:00-9:00 PM

Join Alumni UBC as they honour seven inspiring members of the UBC community, who have done prominent work in connecting the university to communities near and far to create positive change! The gala evening will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and will feature a reception and a dinner. Tickets can still be purchased, starting at $175.00.

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Photo Credit: alumniUBC

Wednesday November 26th: FIREtalk: The Digital Universe

4:00-6:00 PM

Run by graduate students, for graduate students, this interdisciplinary discussion will focus on the impact the digital sphere has had on research, academic work and knowledge preservation. The discussion will be held in Koerner Library, RM. 216 and will feature presenters chosen from a variety of disciplines. Come out to hear the engaging discussion or apply to be present and share your research and ideas!

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Photo Credit: Koerner Library Research Commons

These are only a few of the many exciting events which are being hosted in the UBC community this month! For a full list of events, keep your eye on www.events.ubc.ca and the always entertaining This Week @ UBC video series!

Have a great month!

-Written and prepared by Ian Schultz, UBCevents Communications Assistant

 

 

Your Next Event at UBC: 4 Spaces to Book

At UBC there are many free resources for students to rent space for events. Feel free to tweet us at @UBCevents with any more suggestions!

Buildings and Classrooms

  • Space available: IKBLC, Buchanan, Henry Angus, etc.
  • Booking requirements: AMS-constituted club activities and faculty-sponsored student group activities can rent non-restricted classrooms at UBC for no charge through Scheduling Services.
  • Contact: 604-822-9292
IKBLC Room 182. Source: www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca

IKBLC Room 182. Source: www.ikebarberlearningcentre.ubc.ca

Student Union Building (SUB)

  • Space available: ballroom, party room, 207/209, 214/216, etc. More info here.
  • Booking requirements: AMS Clubs are entitled to free bookings at the SUB for club-related activities. Each club may book four major rooms and eight minor rooms per term. Visit the AMS website on club bookings here.
  • Contact: 604-822-3966

SUB. Source: ubyssey.ca

International House (IHouse)

  • Space available: upper lounge, lower lounge, conference room
  • Booking requirements: UBC affiliated groups and faculties will not be charged for room use. Request a booking here.
  • Contact: international.house@ubc.ca
International House. Source: forestry.ubc.ca

International House. Source: forestry.ubc.ca

Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre (GLRC)

  • Space available: media centre, resource centre, entire GLRC (including kitchen complete with a fridge, microwave and dishwasher)
  • Booking requirements: Space rental is free for Global Lounge Network members. Student groups or organizations with a global focus can apply to be members here. For existing members, booking can be done easily online here.
  • Contact: global.lounge@ubc.ca
GLRC Media Centre. Source: students.ubc.ca

GLRC Media Centre. Source: students.ubc.ca

Booth option: Residences

  • If you are looking to host a booth for promotional purposes you can try the SUB, IKBLC and various UBC residences
  • Space available: Marine Drive, Place Vanier, Totem Park, etc.
  • Booking requirements: Email the Residence Life Manager of the residence area you’re interested in hosting a booth in.
  • Contact: Visit this site for Residence contacts and mailing addresses.
Totem Park. Source: utown.ubc.ca

Place Vanier. Source: utown.ubc.ca

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