What’s Happening at UBC? – May

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Finished with exams? Stay connected with UBC and check out some of the events happening in the month of May.

May 1: Preserving Scrapbooks Webinar11am – 3:30pm

Scrapbooks can be challenging to preserve since they often contain a diversity of materials. Anyone with an interest in preserving scrapbooks or creating new scrapbooks that are more easily preserved is welcome to attend.

May 1: The Megacity of Jakarta: Problems, Challenges, and Planning Efforts – 12pm – 1:30pm

This presentation will describe the transformation of Jakarta and discuss the problems and challenges of Jakarta and its peripheries. The megaprojects and the planning efforts to address the problems and challenges in Jakarta and its peripheries will also be discussed.

May 3: “i Will Be Myself” Conference –  8am – 5pm

The conference will be a one-day event that will bring together both
graduate students and professionals to explore the various aspects and themes of identity in children’s and young adult literature, media and culture. We invite you to join us for a day dedicated to children’s and youngadult literature, a day when wild things may roam and wizards may fly. Student tickets $18.

May 3: Performing the KOMAGATA MARU ~ Theatre and Work of Memory- 7:15pm – 10:30pm

A fully bilingual event featuring the performance of selections of plays by Sadhu Binning, Sukhwant Hundal, Sharon Pollock, and Ajmer Rode. Join Theatre at UBC for an intellectual and theatrical commemoration of the centenary of The Komagata Maru Incident to explore how and why it has been remembered by Canadian playwrights in Punjabi and English. Tickets $10.

May 6:  Arts, Well-being and Resilience: Ideas and Music– 8pm – 10pm

A Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies International Visiting Research Scholar public talk. Dr. Cynthia Cohen will report on her research into resilience, peacebuilding and the arts, focusing particularly on her collaboration with the distinguished musician, activist, educator and cultural worker Jane Wilburn Sapp. Leaders of local justice-seeking efforts will link the presentation to local initiatives and concerns.

May 10: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn–  8pm

Two of America’s finest banjo players start a bold new chapter, as the husband and wife team tour together for the first time. The duo will present music developed together, featuring an eclectic mix of traditional and original compositions. Tickets $10-$72.

 May 17: Royal Opera House Live Cinema at UBC 1pm 4pm

High Definition opera performances from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The Royal Opera presents Verdi’s grand opera Les Vepres siciliennes for the very first time – and in a major new production. Antonio Pappano conducts a star cast that includes Bryan Hymel, Marina Polavskaya, Erwin Schrott and Michael Volle. Student tickets $18.