Top 10 Events To Attend in May 2021

Looking for things to do this month? Engage in Asian Heritage Month events, enjoy music performances virtually, or learn how networking can accelerate your career.

Small Rain

When: May 5, 2021

Join Isaiah Bell, one of Canada’s most promising young tenors, on a musical exploration of the self. This program transcends eras with music that includes traditional folk songs, works by Handel and Schubert, as well as Isaiah’s own philosophically minded poetry. This thoughtfully crafted concert examines our relationship with nature, our own personhood, and the existential questions in between.

Roadmap to Resilience in Graduate School and Beyond

When: May 5, 2021 

Have you ever wondered how to tap into your resilience during challenging times? Imagine a situation where you face a critique of your writing from a supervisor, do not get the grant you were counting on, or have to shift your academic focus because of the realities of the job market. With scenarios such as these in mind, the goal of the workshop is to decrease stress levels and optimize well-being as you pursue academic success and career aspirations.

Exploring Asian Heritage in Vancouver

When: May 6, 2021

This panel explores the significance of Asian Heritage Month to Asian-Canadians today living in Vancouver. It will feature a moderator and four panelists who will respond to various pre-recorded audio, video, and written submissions from UBC and Vancouver community members who have self-recorded responses to a series of questions.

Bike Route Planning Made Simple

When: May 6, 2021

Ideal for new bikers and returning cyclists alike, this lunchtime webinar combines research findings and practical tools and resources for planning safe and enjoyable routes for your next ride. You will learn about important factors to consider for route planning, route characteristics associated with safety, tips for riding in urban versus rural areas, and multimodal trip planning. Discover HUB Cycling’s favourite apps, route planning sites, and a list of recreational destinations and rides in the Metro Vancouver region accessible for all ages and abilities.

Community Connection Series: Career Stories with Indigenous Professionals 

When: May 13, 2021

This event will provide a spotlight for panelists to share the tools they have used to leverage their lived experiences, and discuss strategies for building one’s network in order to gain access to career information, professional opportunities, and future mentors.

Celebrate Learning Week

When: May 17–23, 2021

Celebrate teaching and learning at the 12th annual Celebrate Learning Week! This year’s showcase will feature a week of exciting events, including workshops, poster sessions, special guest speakers, and more.

Anti-Racist Teaching Series: Identity Matters: Connecting Power, Privilege and Bias to Anti-Racism Work 

When: May 12, 2021

This workshop has been designed for instructors who are interested in joining conversations about anti-racism and looking for an entry point to their learning journey. It introduces fundamental concepts such as power, privilege, and positionally, and builds a strong foundation to support your learning in anti-racism and its application to teaching and learning.

Future for Memory: Art and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake 

When: Now–September 5, 2021

In the 10th anniversary year of the Great East Japan Earthquake, or 3.11, A Future for Memory addresses how we deal with memory when our physical surroundings are drastically altered. Events such as 3.11 force us to rethink our ways of life in relation to nature. Even in the midst of disasters, people have the desire to create and to express themselves—as does nature.

Black Underrepresentation in Business 

When: May 19, 2021

Dr. Francis and Ms. Ahmed Omer bring extensive experiences that span from the private sector, civil movement, to academic to speak about the underrepresentation of Black people in Business. This is part of the “Where is All the Black People” speaker series to foreground Black voices in fields where Blackness is particularly underrepresented, and provide actionable and measurable strategies to UBC to increase Black representation and Black excellence in these fields.

How to be a Savvy Networker 

When: May 26, 2021

No matter where you are in your career, networking is an invaluable essential skill if we want to accelerate our careers, expand our horizons, and succeed. This webinar explores what networking is and isn’t and why it is still a valuable investment in your future. Come away with actionable tips and strategies that will help you be a more confident networker.

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