February: What’s Happening at UBC?

It’s that time of the year again, where all you’ll find in the air is LOVE. Right? Or are you pulling your hair out and cramming like crazy because you’ve been swamped by midterm season? Whether you’re feeling overworked and looking to treat yourself or scrambling for last minute Valentine’s day gifts for your loved ones, fear not, UBC events has you covered. With candygrams, acapella grams, dance-o-grams, and even bacon broquets there are all sorts of things to chose from.

Looking for things to do on Valentine’s day? UBC has a wide range of activities for you to make this the best Valentine’s day yet. In addition to our featured Valentine’s day events we have listed some other great events in February to look out for like FestEVOLVE hosted by the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the 11th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration.

A Capella Grams: Love Song Delivery

Visit UBC Acapella’s SUB booth from Feb. 3rd – 7th to pick a song to serenade your loved ones either on Feb 12th, 13th or 14th to have your A Capella Gram to be delivered.

Dance O Grams

Send your loved ones their very own entourage! A dancing flash mob brought to you by UBC Dance Horizons.

UBC CVC: Romances & Bromances

Woo your loved ones with either these Bacon Bro-quets ($5 min. donation) or Ferrero Roche-quets ($10 min donation). All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Agora Valentine’s Day Grams

A goody bag filled with treats, candy, and of course a card for your loved ones! Order forms are available at Agora Café from Feb 3rd – Feb 7th. Deliveries are only made in the McMillan building on February 14th.

The Indigenous Law Student’s Association: Candygram’s for Sale

On Sale at the Allard Cafeteria from 12:30pm – 2pm. Candygrams will be distributed on February 14th.

Valentine’s Day Card’s for Sale!

Purchase your set of cards filled with images, myths, and tales of eternal love. Visit the Circulation desks at the Irving K Barber Learning Centre and Koerner Library.


February 7th: UBC CVC presents SUPASKILLZ

For the past eleven years, talents from all around metro Vancouver have come to compete in UBC CVC’s annual talent show, SUPASKILLZ. From singers to dancers, comedians to poets, contortionists to yo-yo’ers, eleven acts have come together to compete for the grand prize of $400. Tickets: 15$. Norman Rothstein Theatre, 7pm.

February 11th – 15th: UBC VDAY: A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer

A groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. These pieces on oppression in the world, particularly against women, are performed as a series of monologues. Student pricing: 15$. Frederic Wood Theatre, 7pm.

February 14th: Paris Je T’aime

Treat yourself to a free serenade on Valentine’s day by UBC’s very own Wind Ensemble. The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 8pm.

February 15th: UBC ANIME CLUB: Valentine’s Cosplay Social

Single for Valentine’s Day? That doesn’t mean you have to spend it alone! Come out to our event to meet some new people and see amazing cosplays! Not single? Bring your sweetheart along for the ride! Tickets 5$. SUB Partyroom, 6pm – 10pm.

February 7th : The 11th Annual Celebration for Lunar New Year

An eventful afternoon filled with tea presentations, lion dancers, music, and food to celebrate the Year of the Horse! C.K Choi Building for the institute of Asian Research, 10am – 4pm.

February 6th: UBC YOURS: Krispy Kreme Fundraiser for Breast Cancer

Outside SUB North Entrance, 11am – 4pm.

February 12th– 23rd: FestEVOLVE 2014

A week-long event celebrating Charles Darwin and Evolution! Events include: Museum tours, crafts, create your own fossil, DNA extraction demos, a tour at the Pacific Museum of Earth. Included with museum admission. Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 10am – 5pm.

February 18th: Future Forestry Leaders Symposium

A networking event hosted by the UBC Faculty of Forestry and University of Washington focusing on connecting professionals who work in the forest and environment to students researching forest-related issues. Forest Sciences Centre, Fletcher Challenge Theatre #1005, 8am – 4pm.


Vivian C.