Walk for Joy

Neville Scarfe Building 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Walk for Joy (formerly Walkabout) is a 9 week walking, rolling and physical activity challenge designed to get people moving and reduce sedentary time. This challenge is open to all UBC students, staff, faculty, and community members. A large emphasis is placed on being social while completing physical activity, so find a friend to get […]

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Anti-Inequity and the Blue Economy

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Speaker: Dr. Andres Cisneros Montemayor, Assistant Professor, SFU The "Blue Economy" is the most widely used term throughout ocean policy and development, but what does it actually mean? (Spoiler: whatever you need it to.) In this talk, I'll go through some of the history and current narratives about the Blue Economy, especially as it relates […]

Discussion of Maya Wind’s New Book, Towers of Ivory and Steel: How Israeli Universities Deny Palestinian Freedom

Geography Building 1984 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Please join us for a discussion of Dr. Maya Wind’s new book, Towers of Ivory and Steel: How Israeli Universities Deny Palestinian Freedom (Verso Press), exploring how Israeli institutions of higher education are enlisted in Israel’s settler-colonial project. From campuses strategically built to anchor Israeli territorial expansion and Palestinian dispossession, through tailored degree programs for the military […]

Rowing the Atlantic — Four marine scientists row 5000km for ocean conservation

Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory (AERL) 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

In December 2023, four women marine scientists set out from La Gomera, Canary Islands, on an 8.5m row boat. They were participating in the World’s Toughest Row, a grueling, unsupported, 5,000km race across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera to Antigua. Their team, Salty Science, encountered a swath of challenges, including heavy weather, equipment failures, […]

Knowledge Circles 知識界 in Colonial Hong Kong 1945-1997: From Offshore Publics to Civic Communities

C. K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Speaker: Prof. Sebastian Veg, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris Monday, 11 March 2024, 17:30-19:00 PDT Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, UBC 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada Map | Parking Join us for this in-person talk by Prof. Sebastian Veg, Professor of Intellectual History of 20th Century China at […]

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