Top 10 Events To Attend in April 2021

Though the school year is almost over, there are no shortage of events to check out this month. Learn about ways to take climate action, join the first UBC Giving Day, or watch music performances from the comfort of home.

UBC Climate Action Plan

When: Now–April 12, 2021 

UBC is developing an ambitious Climate Action Plan (CAP 2030) for each campus to accelerate emission reductions from our core operations by 2030. The plans will also identify new ways to reduce emissions from how we travel to campus, our food choices, the amount of waste we produce, and how much business air travel we do. Join the university-wide CAP 2030 engagement process from March 29 – April 16, 2021 to learn about the emerging CAP 2030, ask questions, and share perspectives.  

Let’s Get Quizzical: UBC Giving Day Edition 

When: April 7, 2021

Join Alumni UBC for the first university-wide UBC Giving Day over a friendly – yet competitive – night of trivia! UBC donors, alumni and friends will come together and face-off in a battle of wits to compete for first place over four rounds of high-stakes trivia. In honour of UBC, the game will feature special UBC-themed rounds so be prepared to show off your UBC mastery with pride.

Climate Justice Webinar Series

When: April 8 & 21, 2021

The Climate Justice Series features sessions that examine climate justice from various perspectives, locally and globally. Learn about “What Is UBC’s Responsibility to Climate Justice?” on April 8th and a conversation on “Take Nature As The Measure: Search for Sustainability” on April 21st.

Through the Lens: Being Muslim in Higher Education

When: April 8, 2021

What does it mean to be Muslim in higher education? Drawing from personal experience, storytelling, and research, this workshop explores how religious identity impacts the experience of students, staff and faculty, the interventions that help, and how we might creatively imagine a campus that meets the needs of all.

UBC Global Engagement Strategy Launch

When: April 12, 2021

Join the UBC President and Vice-Chancellor, Santa J. Ono, for the launch of UBC’s global engagement strategy. The program features local and global speakers in conversation on what it means to be a university in service to the world through equitable collaboration – from research on issues of global relevance to capacity development work and global educational experiences.

Black Women in STEM

When: April 16, 2021

“Where are all the Black People?” speaker series foregrounds Black voices in fields where Blackness is particularly underrepresented, and provide actionable and measurable strategies to UBC to increase Black representation and Black excellence in these fields. Join Dr. Anderson and Dr. Andrade to learn about “Black Women in Stem” as they speak from personal experience and expertise to share insights about the underrepresentation of Black women in STEM fields.

Panic to Power: Build Your Confidence

When: April 21, 2021

If your stress or nervousness is getting in your way, this workshop will offer useful information and effective coping strategies to turn your unease into motivated, productive energy that will help you approach your goals with increased comfort and confidence.

UQ-UBC Global Impact Series: Clean Energy Innovations in Australia and Canada

When: April 21, 2021

The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia and the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada share a powerful vision to deliver world-class teaching and research outcomes that will create lasting positive change. This webinar will bring together experts in their respective fields to identify positive action and sustainable practices applicable within and across Australia, Canada, and the Globe.

Silkroad Ensemble: Home Within

When: April 23, 2021

Founded by Yo-Yo Ma and now led by Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, Silkroad Ensemble is a broad-ranging collective of instrumentalists on the leading edge of radical cultural collaboration. Appearing in many configurations and settings in a wide range of projects, the musicians of Silkroad Ensemble hail from more than 20 countries, drawing on a rich tapestry of traditions to create a new musical language. Watch this digital production online, presented by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

The Great Chernobyl Mystery: How Ignorance became Policy and Politics

When: April 27, 2021

Join SPPGA for this seminar with historian Kate Brown on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, marking its 35th anniversary. Working through newly disclosed Soviet health archives, Brown discovered that Soviet doctors reported a public health disaster in the Chernobyl-contaminated territories in the late 1980s. The archives shows a death toll of not 35, but 35,000 and tens of thousands hospitalized after the disaster–what happened to this story?

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