May: What’s Happening @ UBC?

Rick Mercer's hilarious talk will be one of the many activities happening during this month's Alumni Weekend!

Hey UBC!  Now that finals are done, take a breather and check out these awesome events happening on campus this month:

May 2 – UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition (Opening Reception): The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery presents an exhibition of work by the 2013 graduates of UBC’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program. Free admission

May 4 – Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference – Infect: CUTC is Canada’s largest and longest running undergraduate technology conference. Over 14 years, the conference reached 4000 students, worked with 150 industry leaders and helped hundreds of students find jobs.

May 9 – August 23 – [a]drift: The Beaty Biodiversity Museum launches [a]drift, a visual art exhibition by Edith Krause that features human life-sized images of tiny marine creatures.

May 11 A Growing Affair: Spring is here and so is UBC Botanical Garden’s annual plant sale!  There will also be activities, informative displays, and demonstrations for both new and experienced gardeners. Free admission

May 14 – Career Crash Course – Arts: Not sure what to do with your Arts degree? Work with alumni, industry professionals and Centre for Student Involvement and Career advisors on networking, resume and interview skills.

May 15 – Rising to the challenge – Advanced bread making at home: This advanced bread baking workshop is designed for home bakers who are aiming to further improve their baking skills and their home-baked loaves. Cost: $35 (+ $1.87 registration fee)

May 17 – Spring Fling Doubles Mixer: Join the UBC Tennis staff in celebrating the start of spring with a night of great doubles tennis at the tennis centre! Cost: $35 (includes – 2 hours of nonstop doubles tennis, food, beverages, prizes!)

May 22 – Baccalaureate Concert: This concert is a part of UBC’s graduation week celebrations and will feature students graduating from the UBC School of Music. Free admission

May 22-24 & May 27-29 UBC Spring Graduation ceremonies:  Find the schedule and all relevant UBC graduation info here. Don’t forget to join the conversation with #UBCGrad2013.

May 25 UBC Alumni Weekend! With more than 60 activities to choose from, Alumni Weekend is open to everybody, but registration is required, RSVP today!

Know any upcoming events happening in UBC?  Email us at or tweet us @UBCevents we’ll add them to the list or feature them in the next events blog post!

Have a good summer everyone,