Top 10 Events To Attend in March 2021

This month, take part in events celebrating International Women’s Day, explore what climate justice means, or learn more about Indigenous authors.

International Women’s Day

When: March 8, 2021

International Women’s Day takes place annually on March 8 to recognize and celebrate women’s achievements, challenge biases, and reflect on and advance efforts towards greater gender equality. Explore stories of achievement, events, and community resources. 

West Coast Virtual Fairs: Jobs & Volunteer Expo

When: March 2–3, 2021

Are you looking to connect with employers and recruiters? Take part in this virtual job fair hosted in collaboration with Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria, open to both students and alumni!

How To Make Chai – Indian Spiced Tea 

When: March 4, 2021

Learn how to make authentic Indian chai in the comfort of your own kitchen! In this workshop, you will explore different chai variations from various parts of India, learn about the drink’s history and the spices’ medical properties. Leave with a recipe sheet and the skills to concoct the perfect chai for your unique mind-body according to the principles of Ayurveda.

The Phil Lind Initiative: The Anti-Democratic Turn

When: March 4 & 18, 2021

This March, join the two final sessions of the 2021 Phil Lind Initiative series on The Anti-Democratic Turn hosted by UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. The free events will feature Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University, and Daniella Allen, political theorist and the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University.

“Just Is”≠ Justice

When: March 5, 2021

Countries and peoples that are least responsible for causing climate change are the ones suffering most from its effects. On March 5, join UBC faculty, students, staff, and community leaders for an exploration of what climate justice means and why it is so critical to climate solutions. Learn about climate justice in Africa, climate justice as a threat to Indigenous sovereignty, BC’s oil tanker and pipeline projects and climate justice, and the global policy framework for acting on climate.

Honouring Indigenous Writers

When: March 4–28, 2021

This March, join UBC Library in Honouring Indigenous Writers and participate in weekly Wikipedia activities to make contributions (both large and small) to raise the profiles of Indigenous writers.

Communities of Care Speaker Series

When: March 11 & 25, 2021

Take part in the Communities of Care Speaker Series on Hidden Histories and Imagining New Stories, hosted by the Centre for Community Engaged Learning’s! On March 11, Hidden Histories will discuss how understandings of our personal and collective identities are shaped by the stories we’re told and the stories we tell.  On March 25, Imagining New Stories will speak on the power of imagination to articulate, envision, and create transformative futures.

UBC Connects: Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard

When: March 12, 2021

Grounded firmly in the urgencies of the present, Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard will discuss the limitation of reform and the necessity of creating abolitionist futures on March 12.

Parasakti: The Flame Within

When: March 19, 2021

Parāśakti—the Mother Goddess, the Absolute Divinity—plays a timeless, archetypal role across geographic and socio-cultural barriers in Hindu traditions, acting as a reflection on the human condition and presenting paths for attaining enlightenment. This brand new production explores the Goddess’ many narratives and iconographies through sublime classical Indian music and dance.

Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency with Seth Klein

When: March 29, 2021

Join us for a discussion on mobilizing Canada for the climate emergency with Seth Klein, founding British Columbia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, as part of the annual Richard B. Splane Lecture in Social Policy. Seth Klein’s talk will highlight key ideas and lessons from his 2020 book A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency. The book explores how we can align our politics and economy in Canada with what the science says we must urgently do to address the climate crisis.

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