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MUNSA Presents: Crisis & Conflict 2016

MUNSA Presents: Crisis & Conflict 2016

MUNSA is back with our Spring One-Day Conference! Come join us to talk about issues surrounding emergency response and relief efforts.


Alpha Phi Omega UBC Presents: Cocoa Chats 3.0

Alpha Phi Omega UBC Presents: Cocoa Chats 3.0

The monthly Cocoa Chats series is an Alpha Phi Omega UBC initiative that believes in the power of dialogue and discussion in furthering personal leadership skills and fostering growth in youth.


The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Partners and Rivals

The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Partners and Rivals

The Prisoner’s Dilemma game, the working horse for studying social traps, has recently undergone a remarkable rejuvenation.


Ecological Responses to Climate Change in a Complex Ocean

Ecological Responses to Climate Change in a Complex Ocean

We have entered a period of rapid environmental change, and ecological responses to this change are beginning to outpace our ability to understand and predict them.


Climate Change Denial: Where do we go from here?

Climate Change Denial: Where do we go from here?

Polls show that citizens around the globe overwhelmingly accept the scientific evidence that our climate is changing for reasons that are largely human-caused, but our political leadership lags behind. On the national level, neither the U.S. nor Canada has made substantial headway in controlling the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change, nor to accelerate the transition to non-carbon based sources of energy. Yet there is good news on the horizon: many provinces, states and cities are moving forward with carbon-reduction policies. Can action on this level make a difference?


A small fence separates densely populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector.  Construction is underway to extend a secondary fence over the top of this hill and eventually to the Pacific Ocean.

The Double life of Infrastructures in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

An analysis of the way smugglers working in the lowest ranks of the drug economy in northern Mexico engage with and manipulate the built environment. In order to move and temporarily store drugs and drug-money, they use warehouses, indigenous trade routes, clandestine landing sites, environmental reserves and other structures and pathways.


Alpha Phi Omega UBC Presents: The Wild B(r)unch

Alpha Phi Omega UBC Presents: The Wild B(r)unch

Whats better than brunch in your jammies? Brunch in animal onesies with friends as you munch of foods from an array of specialty cuisines while making valuable networking connections with fellow UBC students! Yes, you read right…brunch + onesies + networking all in one sentence. Come out and join us for a Wild B(r)unch with […]


Alpha Phi UBC Presents: The Dating Game

Alpha Phi UBC Presents: The Dating Game

The ladies of Alpha Phi will be hosting our annual DATING GAME, based on the hit show from the 60s which will have a series of bachelors and bachelorettes ask contestants questions in order to select one to go on a real date with conveniently before Valentines Day! All proceeds will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC.


OUTweek 2016: Art & Performance Night

OUTweek 2016: Art & Performance Night

Join us this Thursday Evening for a night full of performances and pondering! Come lounge and mingle over some hot chocolate and coffee, and eat the finest of store-brand fruit & cookies. Anyone & everyone will chance to perform at our open mic and show off their queer talents, all while enjoying some featured performances.


OUTweek 2016: Concourse Fair

OUTweek 2016: Concourse Fair

Come by and learn about resources that are available to you! YouthCo, SASC, and more will be tabling at this fair! Come on by and check out the booths.


OUTweek 2016: Anti-Heteronormative Relationships Workshop & Discussion

OUTweek 2016: Anti-Heteronormative Relationships Workshop & Discussion

A facilitated discussion and sharing and learning -based space, to talk about the ways in which queer relationships can still reproduce heteronormativity and how we can work to resist the pulls of this oppressive and limiting system in our personal lives and communities as queer folks. Snacks provided! All our workshop and discussion spaces will […]


OUTweek 2016: Writing Workshop

OUTweek 2016: Writing Workshop

This workshop will be a space to explore styles of writing particularly tailored to the queer community, with tips for writing for different identities in any medium, from poetry to prose. The workshop will be facilitated by the wonderfully talented Claire Robson. The workshop will look into how we write to make space for narratives outside of the cis heteronormative ones so commonly found. Snacks provided!


OUTweek 2016: Queering Sexuality Workshop

OUTweek 2016: Queering Sexuality Workshop

This interactive workshop will discuss ways to connect with sex and sexual relationships in ways that don’t rely on binaries, while envisioning more expansive notions of sex and intimacy


OUTweek 2016: Queer U Academic Conference

OUTweek 2016: Queer U Academic Conference

Queer U is an interdisciplinary student academic conference happening during OUTweek! Taking place on Saturday, Feb 6th, Queer U will be followed by a short reception in the same space. It is a space in which students and all academics can present their work on queer and trans subjects in relation to other disciplines and studies and to our communities.


OUTweek 2016: Opening Ceremony

OUTweek 2016: Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony for this year’s OUTweek will take place at the flagpole in front of the old SUB’s main entrance. The event will start with a welcome speech and a land acknowledgement, followed by the flag raising to celebrate the official start of OUTweek! Celebratory cake and cupcakes will be provided!


“How to Love a Child”: Social Paediatrics in Canada and Vancouver

“How to Love a Child”: Social Paediatrics in Canada and Vancouver

“How to Love a Child”, the Janusz Korczak Lecture Series, is devoted to key issues crucial to the well-being and rights of children and young people today, with the hope that the lectures and panel discussions will provide fertile ground for a fruitful exchange of ideas and approaches to improving the situation of young people in all spheres of society.


Sustainability Fair

Sustainability Fair

The Annual Sustainability Fair is a celebration of student initiatives in sustainability. By highlighting sustainability groups on campus and showcasing achievements, the fair aims to inspire students, faculty and staff to get involved with sustainability in their own personal way. Through engaging activities and informative displays, participants will explore involvement opportunities and learn how to incorporate sustainability into their studies, work and lifestyle.


Eurydice

Eurydice

Haunting, evocative, and minimalist; this contemporary American retelling of the Ancient Greek Orpheus and Eurydice myth is a fairytale for those who still believe in them. Eurydice’s father has been writing her letters from Hades, but when a dangerous stranger tempts Eurydice with the details, she is soon sent tumbling after him. Orpheus goes to get his girl but both must follow the underworld’s rules in order to find their way home.


UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival

UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the largest Lunar New Year event in UBC history! The UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival takes place Feb 5 at the Nest. #LunarUBC


Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference 2016

Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference 2016

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.


Talk with Dr. Erica Frank

Talk with Dr. Erica Frank

Erica Frank, MD, MPH has been internationally recognized for her work as a health educator, physician and activist. Dr. Frank is a Canada Research Chair in Preventive Medicine and Population Health at UBC, and the Founder of NextGenU.org. NextGenU.org is the first place in the world where anyone can take courses for credit for free thru collaboration with leading universities, professional societies, and government organizations. Dr. Frank will talk about the work of NextGenU.org and the possibility of expanding the course offerings and research conducted on them to include topics in education.


How Will The World Eat In The Future

How Will The World Eat In The Future

Award winning author, activist, and academic Raj Patel shares some of the best and most surprising innovations to address the future of food. With stories from the world’s poorest people – from Peru to Malawi, there’s a great deal of innovation to help us imagine how the world can feed itself by 2050.


UBC Recreation: Storm the Wall

UBC Recreation: Storm the Wall

Storm The Wall is THE #iconic event essential to the UBC experience. From Just For Fun teams, competitive teams or individual competitive participation, to spectating and attending the festivals – everyone can get over it! Registration ends by March 11.


UK Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times: A Roundtable Discussion with British Consul General, Rupert Potter, and Julia Nolan, Head of the Foreign Policy Team at the British High Commission in Ottawa

UK Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times: A Roundtable Discussion with British Consul General, Rupert Potter, and Julia Nolan, Head of the Foreign Policy Team at the British High Commission in Ottawa

As the global community tackles challenges from terrorism and weapons proliferation to climate change and energy security, Canada and the UK will need to work together. How do we do that? What issues should we focus on?  And to what effect? Rupert Potter, British Consul General in Vancouver, and Julia Nolan, Head of the UK Foreign Policy Team […]


Peace Process Architectures: Critical Lessons from the Northern Ireland Conflict

Peace Process Architectures: Critical Lessons from the Northern Ireland Conflict

On January 27th, the Peter Wall Institute is presenting a public talk by International Visiting Research Scholar Geoffrey Corry.