Looking to get more involved in the campus community and find students who share your interests? Then AMS Clubs Days is the opportunity for you! On January 25th to 29th, explore the virtual fair through AMS CampusBase for opportunities to engage with club leaders and learn more about what they have to offer. Here are 10 clubs operating virtually that you should check out!
1. UBC Photographic Society
Membership: $5–40 (multiple tiers)
PhotoSoc aims to foster an interest in photography as well as provide services for photographers within the UBC community. Their office is now open for a wide range of services including scanning, equipment rentals, studio bookings, and dark room access! Events and workshops are suited to photographers at all levels. Check out the Winter Break Memories contest happening now and a portrait photography workshop next week!
2. UBC Cooking Club
The UBC Cooking Club is a community for cooking enthusiasts. Members will be able to develop their cooking skill in a fun and safe environment under the guidance of friendly cooking coordinators. Look out for The Great Ramen-Off contest on January 29th, as well as monthly Zoom workshops, and socials throughout the term!
3. UBC Black Student Union (BSU)
BSU is a Black-centered organization that aims to further the representation, education, and empowerment of UBC’s Black community. This group is a fantastic resource for Black students on campus. They are committed to fostering Black culture and Black leaders at UBC through advocacy, outreach opportunities, social, political, and academic focused events and initiatives. This includes creating a safe-space where the successes of Black individuals can be celebrated.
4. UBC UX Hub
The UX Hub is first of its kind at UBC. If you are interested in user experience, AI, prototyping, the UX Hub offers virtual workshops and panels with industry professionals that can help you learn about design and make new connections along the way.
5. Blank Vinyl Project (BVP)
BVP is a student-run music organization at UBC. Becoming a member will grant you access to numerous virtual events, such as Build-a-Band, open mics, socials, and workshops. Most importantly, you’ll have the chance to meet other members and make meaningful connections with students who are passionate about music!
6. AMS Signs @ UBC
Their purpose is to to provide a safe space for students to learn and practice American Sign Language (ASL) while emphasizing the needs of the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing community. AMS Signs @ UBC offers weekly virtual lessons throughout the school year as well as panel events to foster a Deaf-friendly environment at UBC.
7. UBC Knitting and Sewing Club
The UBC Knitting and Sewing club is focused on providing a fun and creative environment where knitters, sewers, crocheters, and all fiber artists alike come together and share the joy of crafting. Members gather on Zoom three times per week (on Tuesday 6-7 PM PST, Thursdays 6-8 PM PST, and Saturdays 5-6 PM PST). Come learn something new or bring your own project to work on!
Additionally, they are hosting 2 raffles during AMS Clubs Days; one open to anyone who attends a meeting (which will be free), and a bonus one for club members as well. Come learn something new or bring your own project to work on!
8. UBC Marketing Association (UBCMA)
UBCMA strives to provide students with events that help them further their skills and passion in marketing. This year, UBCMA is operating virtually and hosting events from networking events to panel events. Check out UBC’s largest marketing hiring fair at Company Showcase on January 28th and their Facebook page for more events!
9. AMS Sustainability
If you are eager to make a difference on your campus, AMS Sustainability might be the perfect match for you. Their goal is to lead locally and globally in environmental, social, and economic sustainability by supporting students through initiatives and projects across UBC. To get involved, AMS Sustainability is hosting monthly symposiums for students to engage in discussions regarding sustainability on campus.
10. UBC Red Cross Club
The UBC Red Cross Club is a non-political and non-religious humanitarian club. They serve as the liaison between UBC students and the Canadian Red Cross Lower Mainland Office and to a greater extent, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. Notably, they raised thousands of dollars for their appeals, which include the Sudan Crisis, the Southeast Asia Earthquake and Tsunami and the Africa Sahel Food Crisis. Check out their speaker events, awareness workshops, and panel discussions!
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more stand-out clubs to check out at AMS Clubs Days! It is an amazing opportunity for you to meet new people, explore your interests, and move out of your comfort zone.
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