Top 10 Events To Attend in June 2021

Looking to fill up your summer schedule? This June, celebrate the graduating class of 2021, learn how to start out in tech without being ‘techy’ or explore the changing landscape of medicine and technology.

UBC Virtual Spring Graduation Ceremony

When: June 2, 2021

Cheer on the Class of 2021 in UBC’s virtual spring graduation ceremony! This virtual ceremony celebrates the very real accomplishments of UBC graduates. While we may not be gathering in person, we stand with our graduates in spirit, take pride in their achievements and share their joy.

Examining Anti-Blackness and Anti-Black Racism

When: June 5, 2021 

Listen to the experiences of alumni in different fields as they provide their insight on how anti-Blackness and anti-Black racism manifest in our culture and society, as well as how that drives their own lives and the work that they do in the Vancouver and Okanagan communities. Learn from and reflect on the lived experiences shared in this conversation and examine the active role that we each need to play in dismantling oppressive systems and practices.

Vetta Chamber Music presents Jane Coop and Friends

When: June 10, 2021

Enjoy an enchanting music performance from the comfort of your own home! This fitting finale features Vancouver’s own Jane Coop and the Vetta Chamber Players with elegant, effervescent Mozart and the dark broodiness of Franck. Filmed in the Chan Shun Concert Hall, the virtual concert will be available for viewing anytime between Thursday, June 10th at 2 p.m. PDT until midnight PDT, Sunday, June 13th, 2021. 

The National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism

When: June 10–11, 2021

This June, we want to hear from you. Join the National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism and help shape the fight against racism! Through open conversations with key figures in education, health care, media, the corporate world, the not-for-profit sector and government, we’ll produce bold actions and key priorities to be implemented across the country. Together, we’ll share stories and create productive solidarities for change.

alumNIGHTS Pride 2021

When: June 17, 2021

Join the 2nd annual alumNIGHTS Pride! This year, this virtual celebration will feature an iconic drag lip sync, a stunning operatic performance by a UBC alum, and a fun-filled battle of wits in a Pride Trivia Extravaganza. Come mix, mingle and kick-off the Pride Season with fellow alumni, students, faculty, emeriti, staff, and the LGBTQ2SIA+ community.

Connecting with Confidence: Networking & Career Conversations with UBC Alumni

When: June 22, 2021

Building a strong professional network is essential to successfully establishing yourself in your early career, however, In today’s virtual world, it can be challenging to make new connections. Your Next Step: Connecting with Confidence focuses on helping you proactively build your network by connecting with established UBC alumni. In this session, learn networking tips to help build your confidence before meeting UBC alumni from across a wide range of fields.

COVID-19 and its Impact on the Labour Market 

When: June 22, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has led to great uncertainty around the job market and the availability of work for advanced degree holders from across multiple sectors. Join Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist for the Conference Board of Canada, for a webinar on the current state of the labour market in Canada and beyond and how COVID-19 may continue to impact the labour market and economy in the weeks, months and years to come.

How to Start Out in Tech, Without Being Techy?

When: June 22, 2021

Interested in a career in tech? Connect with UBC Alumna Mareike Entzian in this virtual mentorship and networking opportunity!  A previous international student from UBC, Mareike works as a Product Specialist at Google, covering topics around Search & Automation. Her core work focuses on managing performance marketing programs with global agency networks. For this Alumni Office Hour, Mareike is excited to share her (non-linear) path to Google and what she has learned along the way.

Black Women in the Academy

When: May 23, 2021

The presence of Blackness in Canadian academia exists on a continuum of underrepresented, significantly underrepresented, to negligible. In this session of “Where are all the Black People?”, Dr. Fynn Bruey and Dr. Daniel will speak from their journey and rich experiences in the academy, offer their insights about the challenges, and share their wisdom on the important topic.

Medical Innovations: Where is technology leading us?

When: June 23, 2021

New technology in medical research and practice disrupt what is familiar and innovate what is to come. And, as technology evolves, so do our conversations on ethics, care provision and research. Join this panel of experts online as they discuss the changing landscape of medicine and technology, and how it impacts us all.

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