Top 10 Events to Attend in June

From attending Congress 2019 to making sauerkraut, here are ten events to check out this month.

June 1 – 7: Congress 2019

This year, UBC will be hosting the 88th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is the largest interdisciplinary conference in Canada, and one of the largest in the world. This year’s theme for Congress 2019 is “Circles of Conversation,” which recognizes a need for dialogue among scholars, educators, members of the public, and activists.

June 2: Way Cool 100 Series

Beaty Museum invites you to celebrate the 100th Way Cool Talk, where you will learn from scientists, researchers and educators exploring the natural world. Expect short talks from the guests, and some surprises too!

June 3 – 6: Women Deliver Conference – UBC Related Events

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will be the largest conference on gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women. More than 7,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will come to Vancouver to achieve a more gender equal world.

June 6: Round Table on Memory

This roundtable brings together a diverse and cross-disciplinary collection of scholars to engage over the questions of how, why, and when memory matters. This event is part of Congress, hosted at UBC and Canada’s largest gathering of scholars.

June 9: BlockChain@UBC

The Annual Conference at UBC Robson Square will feature presentations by expert academics on various topics in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. This full day event brings students who have been participating in the Blockchain@UBC Summer Institute together with local and international industry partners for networking around jobs and internship opportunities.

June 10 – 28: UBC Extended Learning – Ageless Pursuits

Ageless Pursuits is a dynamic lecture series held annually. Attend one, two or three weeks of stimulating lectures taught by UBC professors and instructors at the Vancouver campus. Explore your creativity, enjoy lively discussions and sharpen your thinking with like-minded peers.

June 13: Fermentation Fundamentals: Sauerkraut and Pickled Vegetables

In this hands-on workshop, participants will get to make a batch of probiotic ‘rainbow’ sauerkraut together, including instructions on making traditional sauerkraut and variations using spices, herbs and other garden veggies.

June 15: Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchell

Written and performed by Alanna Mitchell, Sea Sick takes us on a journey that unravels the story of the crisis facing our oceans.

June 19: UBC Medical Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament

Join us for a great day of golf, contests, dinner, prizes, and relaxation. All proceeds will go toward supporting the activities and spaces of current UBC medical students throughout the province.

June 20 – 23: UBC Opera Don Giovanni

This operatic classic by seminal French Canadian playwright, Michel Tremblay, shines light on the fear of change, identity, and the reluctance to release the illusion of self. A powerful tale combined with thrilling music.

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