Top 10 Events to Attend in December 2020

December is just around the corner! Check out these virtual events including everything from wreath making to global music performances.

Intrapreneurship: Taking Charge and Making Change During Times of Adversity

When: December 1, 2020

During times of adversity, there are often great opportunities to face challenges, build skills, and make pivots that lead to future career success. In this webinar, Cybele Negris, BA’91, will share insights from her remarkable career path as she evolved from a UBC Commerce student, to a tech entrepreneur, to a Board Member of prominent Canadian organizations.

Mental Health Moments Series: Positive Coping Skills and Finding Joy

When: December 1, 2020

Join UBC Mental Health Nurses, for a discussion about how positive coping skills and finding joy can benefit your mental health! The session will include vital information, the chance to ask the nurses your questions about positive coping and joy, as well as a short-skill builder lead by Peer Health Educators. As a participant, you are welcome to listen and learn, or ask questions, depending on how you would like join! All students are welcome.

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop

When: December 1, 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2020

If you are a UBC graduate student, this online 5-day workshop will consists of teaching practice, theory application, and topical sessions specifically relevant to you! During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to teach 3 short lessons and receive feedback from your peers. 

Matriarch Illuminations – A 5-Part Series

When: December 2–3, 2020

Jessica Wood, known as Si Sityaawks (Woman who creates change), from the Gitxsan and Tsimshian First Nations with roots among the Tahltan and Nisga’a Nations, is engaging in dialogue for a 5-part series called Matriarch Illuminations in November and December 2020. Jessica Wood is the current Policy Practitioner Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia and she will host fellow Matriarchs from across Turtle Island.

Children’s Winter Wreaths: Kits to Build Your Own at Home

When: December 5, 2020

Want to learn how to make a wreath with plants from the UBC Botanical Garden? This adapted online workshop will provide children and their guardians with everything they need to design their own holiday wreaths.

Live: Study with Me Session!

When: December 10, 2020

Looking for someone to keep you company while you study? The Chapman Learning Commons will be holding an open session so students can study together and keep each other accountable. Student CLC member Tiffany will also be around to help if you have any questions about your finals prep.

2020 CTLT Winter Institute

When: December 14–17, 2020

Calling all UBC educators (including postdocs and graduate students!) to come together during the mid-academic year and reflect on the impact of their teaching practices on student learning and experiences! This year’s Winter Institute will focus on the changing landscape of teaching and learning, and student wellbeing in online environments.

Black Artistic Expressions in BC: Dawn Pemberton

When: December 16, 2020

 Join Dawn Pemberton for the last virtual series of events centred on joy and resilience, fun, and activism that bears witness to what it means to be Black in BC.

Vibrant, genuine and soulful, Dawn has deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music. She has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene and can often be found “tearin’” it up as a vocalist, pianist, teacher, adjudicator, choir director and “go to girl” for live performances and studio sessions.

Chan Centre Dot Com Series

When: Now–December 21, 2020

This series features five all-new performances which will be delivered online and recorded around the globe—from Spain to Montreal to the UK, as well as our very own Chan Centre stage.

ReCollections at Beaty Biodiversity Museum

When: Ongoing

Museums are places of memory and each specimen in our 100-year-old collection holds a history. ReCollections showcases artwork by our community to celebrate the Museum’s first ten public years. Visit this new exhibit in-person or online!

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