Top 10 Events to Attend in January 2020

Start the new year by attending a student leadership conference, UBC’s biggest hockey game or UBC’s newest game-tech conference.

January 9: David Wojnarowicz: Photography & Film 1978 – 1992 Opening Reception

David Wojnarowicz came to prominence in the East Village art world of 1980s’ New York and embraced all different types of media, both political and personal. This exhibition is the first to solely concentrate on the artist’s photographic and filmic practice, presenting over 100 of his works, including test prints, photographs, and silkscreens. It runs from January 10 to April 5 at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.

January 10: UBC Tennis Centre Open House

The state-of-the art UBC Tennis Centre hosts its annual open house and welcomes tennis enthusiasts of all skill levels. This is a good chance to meet the coaching staff and ask questions.

January 11: Student Leadership Conference – (un)filtered

The Student Leadership Conference is an opportunity to explore your abilities and inspire others. This year’s SLC will feature speakers, keynotes and workshops on the theme (un)filtered, deconstructing self-imposed and societal impediments.

January 16 – February 1: UBC Theatre – The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

UBC Theatre & Film present The Changeling, a tale of hidden sexual desires, bloody deeds and characters who realize their intentions are less than pure. This is one of the darkest and most sensual of the 17th-century English tragedies.

January 16: Yoga Rave

Start your year off strong by participating in this unique UBC event. Bring your yoga mat and wear bright clothes to this free yoga dance party on campus, accompanied by glow-in-the-dark paint and black lights. Space and extra mats are limited, so arrive early to secure your spot.

January 17: Winter Classic 2020

UBC’s biggest hockey game is back for its sixth year. Start the festivities early at the pre-game festival located on the arena concourse, which will be filled with live music and DJs, hockey skill games, face painting and more.

Photo Credit: Bob Frid/UBC Thunderbirds

January 19: UBC GameTech Conference

Vancouver’s largest gaming and technology conference is conveniently located at UBC. GameTech brings together major Vancouver gaming studios; learn more about game development and network with industry professionals. Whether you’re a gamer, developer or artist, this event is an excellent way to gain insight into the fast-growing gaming world.

January 22: Learning in Place

As part of the Indigenous Initiatives series, this event explores resources to support learning about Musqueam history, governance, laws and ongoing leadership on campus. Facilitator Lorna Brown will also highlight how art and culture can provide pathways for the UBC community to consider the campus location on Musqueam territory in compelling and profound ways.

January 24: Howl at the Moon Volleyball

This UBC Rec event is an all-nighter you won’t dread. It features a CoRec reverse 4s format in an all-nighter volleyball tournament. Teams of four to six can register for various time slots; playoffs start at 1 am.

January 30 – February 2: The Passenger

UBC Opera presents Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera The Passenger, in honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and remembrance of those who lost their lives at Auschwitz and in other oppressive regimes. Composed in the 1960s, The Passenger tells the moving tale of a German and an ex-Nazi, Lisa, alternating between the past and present to showcase Lisa’s life.

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