Spotlight

PhDs Go Public: Health and People

PhDs Go Public: Health and People

How can research contribute to societal health? In the fifth event of the 2018 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, five doctoral students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes each to talk about how their research into matters of health may lead to healthier societies.


Café Scientifique Vancouver: Medical Myths

Café Scientifique Vancouver: Medical Myths

Café Scientifique Vancouver is proud to present Prof. James McCormack from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Services as part of our free monthly lecture series. Dr. McCormack will lead a discussion debunking common medical myths. All are welcome.


Wondrous Worlds

Wondrous Worlds

Enjoy an afternoon of spectacular music with a symphonic tribute to the world renowned film composer John Williams. Featuring his best works from Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Jurassic Park. Also, treat yourself to a special performance of Disney music by the VPOPS Choir, singing all your favourites from Lion King and Aladdin.


Persistence of Vision Film Festival

Persistence of Vision Film Festival

A festival showcasing and celebrating the work of UBC Film Production students through 21 films. Additionally, an award ceremony will be held at the Great Hall at UBC’s AMS Nest (free access with screening ticket).


A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC

A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC

British Columbia’s political arena has always been the site of dramatic rises and falls, infighting, scandal, and come-from-behind victories. However, no one was prepared for the historic events of spring 2017. Authors Richard Zussman and Robert Shaw join us to discuss their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC.


Bang! Fest

Bang! Fest

Come for Bang! Festival hosted by the UBC School of Music. Featuring special performances such as Interactive Computer Music, Capstone Presentations, and Interactive Music and Dance with the UBC Laptop Orchestra! The UBC Laptop Orchestra is an ensemble in which students code their own computer instruments or audio/video processes.


UBC Climate Town Hall

UBC Climate Town Hall

Come by the UBC Climate Town Hall in the Nest to participate with staff, faculty and students in a cross-campus dialogue on climate solutions. Presented by the UBC Sustainability Collective, the event focuses around themes of urgency, hope, and justice to brainstorm strategies for future climate action at UBC.


Indigenous Dance Artist Panel

Indigenous Dance Artist Panel

Visit MOA for an in-depth panel discussion presented by the Dancers of Damelahamid in conjunction with the 2018 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival. In this fascinating two-hour discussion, dance artists and performers featured in the annual festival discuss their art and offer insights into the state of Indigenous dance today.


Lunar New Year Celebration 2018

Lunar New Year Celebration 2018

Xin nian kuai le (Happy new year)! Celebrate the year of the dog with and come to the annual lunar new year celebration in Wesbrook Village. There will be special performances and activities such as a traditional lion dance, fortune telling, Chinese knot tying, and much more!


Heathers: The Musical

Heathers: The Musical

Based on the 1989 cult classic, ‘Heathers: The Musical’ follows the unholy trinity of Westerberg High: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime – then she meets J.D., the darkly charismatic new kid who plans to put the Heathers in their place: six feet under.


UBC History Department’s 8th Annual Burge Lecture

UBC History Department’s 8th Annual Burge Lecture

The UBC Department of History is pleased to invite you to this year’s 8th Annual Burge Lecture “Illumination and its Discontents: Electricity Theft and the Political Economy of Japanese Energy” with guest lecturer Dr. Ian Miller, Professor of History at Harvard University.


TEDxUBC

TEDxUBC

TEDxUBC is a conference for UBC’s most fascinating students to share their ideas and visions with the university and with the world. Held in the Life Sciences Institute on the UBC Point Grey Campus, TEDxUBC provides eight student speakers, from a wide range of interests and backgrounds, with the opportunity to address an audience of over 400.


Storm the Wall

Storm the Wall

Embrace Tradition. Embrace the Spirit. Embrace the Storm. Join UBC Recreation for one of UBC’s most iconic experiences! Participate as a competitive or just for fun team and complete the course as a relay, or challenge yourself to do the whole course on your own as an Iron Person. You will swim, sprint, bike, run, and Storm The Wall!


Mates & Dates

Mates & Dates

UBC Music Initiative, UBC Chinese Students’ Association, and UBC Jazz Café Club are proud to present the 3rd annual Mates & Dates. Come join for an evening of delicious food, games, prizes, and musical performances with your fellow UBC students and friends.


The Chan Turns 20

The Chan Turns 20

As a sign of the deep gratitude we feel towards the Chan family who made this facility possible, on April 3 UBC Opera celebrates twenty years at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The UBC Opera Ensemble will present an evening of excerpts featuring many of the operas that we have presented on this stage. Come and join the celebration!


The Best Talk of Your Life: How to Communicate Your Research in a Memorable Way

The Best Talk of Your Life: How to Communicate Your Research in a Memorable Way

How can you give a talk that people will remember? This workshop covers the basics of scientific storytelling – how to craft a talk, how to hook them with an exciting narrative, and how to leave them with a clear impression of your research and why it matters.


Kids Takeover UBC

Kids Takeover UBC

Celebrate Family Day weekend by bringing your entire family to UBC. Kids and youth will take on adult-sized roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate and promote arts and culture at UBC.


Development for WebVR Workshop

Development for WebVR Workshop

Ever heard of WebVR but was never sure what it was? Here’s your chance to learn about creating your own WebVR experiences! The Emerging Media Lab presents the WebVR workshop – WebVR is an experimental JavaScript API that provides support for a range of virtual reality devices, such as Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, or the HTC Vive in a web browser.


Biodiversity for Resilient Communities

Biodiversity for Resilient Communities

Campus Biodiversity Initiative – Research & Demonstration is hosting its second-annual Biodiversity Showcase, an evening of dialogue and learning to showcase efforts towards enhancing biodiversity for resilient communities at UBC and beyond.


UBC Courtside 2018

UBC Courtside 2018

Hot on the heels of the epic annual Winter Classic hockey event, UBC Thunderbirds hosts another UBC tradition, the Courtside Basketball festival. Grab your ticket and pack War Memorial Gym with screaming fans, and show our UVIC opponents how much school pride we have in our Thunderbird Basketball teams.


Modern Slavery 101

Modern Slavery 101

Join Liu Institute Visiting Fellow, Dr. Karen Snyder at her talk about modern slavery. The human trafficking business affects the global economy, national policies, vulnerable communities and resilient survivors. This presentation will describe the scope of the problem around the world and here in Canada.


2018 EDGE Film Festival

2018 EDGE Film Festival

The UBC School of Nursing is pleased to present their second annual film festival. This special evening features short films made in collaboration with nursing researchers and community partners that explore the socio-cultural contexts of health as points of transformation.


Official Opening: Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Official Opening: Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

The official opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and a Statement of Apology for UBC’s involvement in the system that supported the operation of the Indian Residential Schools.


Million Dollar Med$: Exploring Canadians’ Access to Life-saving Medicines

Million Dollar Med$: Exploring Canadians’ Access to Life-saving Medicines

What if you couldn’t get medicine for yourself or someone you love? Join Global Reporting Centre founder and journalist Peter Klein as he discusses the Million Dollar Med$ project and its investigation of the impact of rare diseases on Canadian families and how Canada can increase access to treatments that could save lives.


2018 Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Dog

2018 Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Dog

The Department of Asian Studies will be presenting their annual Lunar New Year Celebration! To celebrate this important holiday in Asian cultures, you’re invited to come and enjoy wonderful performances, great food, interesting hands-on activities, and a meaningful seminar.