November: What’s Happening at UBC?

November is here UBC, and we know it’s a busy time for everyone. We also know how easy it is to get stuck inside as the weather gets chillier and more dreary. So this month UBCevents is asking you to brave the weather, get out there and beat those end of term blues. And if you do, we have something special in store for you.

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For now here are some great ways to unwind this November.

November 4-8: Thrive Week

Thrive is both a mindset and a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for UBC students, faculty, and staff.

November 4-15: Ripple Effect UBC

Fun (and sometimes surprising) pop-up Ripple Labs are being held across campus to showcase sustainability in action at UBC.

November 1-7: New Wave in African Cinema Film Series

This weeklong film series will screen ten feature films and ten shorts celebrating a new wave of African filmmaking. Throughout the week there will be workshops and panel discussion on the engagement of cinema with pressing social, historical, economic and political concerns. Tickets $10.

November 4: Thrive Week Stress Ball Installation– 8:30am – 12:30pm

Embrace Thrive’s theme of ‘Trying Something New’ and stop by the Stress Ball Installation. Interact with the installation by picking up a stress ball for yourself. Learning to reduce your stress can help build resiliency and positive mental health.

November 6: Smart Rides to Class 9am – 10am

In a hurry? Catch a ride in an electric car to get you to class on time and in style. While being chauffeured, find out how UBC operations are helping reach our 2050 GHG emission reduction targets.

November 6: Take a Break! Thrive with JumpStart– 3pm5pm

With finals fast approaching, come and pamper yourselves with delicious free food and unwind with your friends. Featuring healthy pancake options, tasty snacks, and trivia. Free event.

November 7: UBC REC Water Wars

Escape from the cold for a night of wild and wet fun in the warmth of the UBC Aquatic Centre. Teams compete in a variety of challenges including the always popular inflatable obstacle course, so grab some friends and dive in!

November 7: Thrive Self-Care Workshop– 4pm – 6pm

Join AMS student services Speakeasy and The Sexual Assault Support Centre for an afternoon of interactive well being exercises, whilst exploring your vision for a fresh perspective on self-care. The event has been sponsored by David’s tea and Lush, and participants will leave with a self-care package. Free event.

November 8: Zumba: Thrive Wrap-Up Celebration– 12pm – 1pm

This year, to celebrate Thrive, UBC Rec will be hosting a large scale Zumba class to wrap up the week of activities. The event will include free snacks. Free event.

November 9: Last One Stands 2013: Vancouver Biggest Street Dance Battle– 4pm

The 2013 edition of Last One Stands will once again be one of the biggest street dance competitions in North America. Come and share this incredible experience as this event features the highest caliber of international talent flown in from all over the world. First 200 UBC students get in free.

November 11: Remembrance Day Ceremony10:45am – 11:45am

This year, the Remembrance Day ceremony at UBC will be held in the War Memorial Gym.This special ceremony is an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and members of the on and off-campus community to honour and remember all those who served in times of war, military conflict and peace.

November 13: Tap Water Taste Test– 11am – 2pm

Judge for yourself: can you tell the difference between bottled water and tap water in a taste test?

November 14: Cows on Campus– 8am – 10am

Mooo! Come nose-to-nose with a live cow as the BC Dairy Association Mobile Classroom comes to UBC. Talk to our students and researchers about our sustainable farming practices and research at our Dairy Centre in Agassiz.

November 15: UBC ELI International Night– 7pm

International Night is a chance for UBC and English Language Institute students to present something unique about their native country. With more than 30 countries represented at the ELI and many more at UBC, the event is a chance to discover the world all in one place, and to learn more about ourselves and each other. Tickets $5 at the door.

November 17: Rokia Traoré– 7pm

Africa’s most adventurous songstress makes a long-awaited return to the Chan Centre. Playfully integrating elements of blues, rock and pop with traditional African instruments and sounds, Rokia Traoré has been referred to as Africa’s most inventive singer-songwriter. Limited amount of student tickets priced at $10 available one week before the show. Regular tickets priced $40.75-$76.75.

November 23: Steve Aoki with Waka Flocka Flame– 6pm – 7pm

Steve Aoki featuring Waka Flocka Flame is coming to Vancouver as part of the Aokify America Tour. Tickets $41-$83.10, student pricing available.

November 21: UBC REC Lace Up for Kids– 6pm – 2am

Lace Up for Kids is UBC REC’s student driven charity event that is a great opportunity for individuals or teams to give back to the community. On the night of Lace Up, teams/individuals can come to the event and skate laps in support of these on-of-a-kind kids.

November 29: Tandem End of Term Showcase Party– 6pm – 8:30pm

Join Tandem for a night of cultural celebration. Fill up on great food, and get a chance to participate in some cultural trivia games and other activities. Free event.