With the holidays fast approaching, there are plenty of events to fit in before the term ends! Take part in some self-development initiatives, join some interactive talks and enjoy a theatre show.
November 1–30: Thrive Month
Thrive is celebrating 10 years at UBC. This year, we’re dedicating an entire month for events and initiatives focused on building mental health. Events are structured around the Thrive 5 and aim to create a campus culture where people can talk freely about mental health.
November 4: UBC Connects
Blind Spots: Rethinking Your Reality – Ziya Tong
UBC Connects for Students is a free interactive lecture event. On November 4, award-winning broadcaster Ziya Tong will host an interactive Q&A on topics related to her book, which focuses on how science and curiosity can open our eyes to see what is beyond our reality.
November 4–8: Midterm De-stress Week
Take a break from all that midterm stress and give yourself some time to recharge. The UBC Aquatic Centre will be hosting a variety of aquatic fitness classes throughout November 4–8, ranging from a Britney Spears aqua boot camp to Friday Night Disco tunes. The sauna room is also open to those who want to relax between classes.
November 5: DIY Media – Intro to Podcasting
Ever wondered how to start a podcast? Or wanted to see how you could improve your current one? If either of those questions has crossed your mind then this workshop is for you! This workshop will cover podcasting basics and highlight resources available on campus to get you started on your podcast journey.
November 7–29: Timothy Findley’s The Wars
Based on Timothy Findley’s 1977’s novel and adapted by Dennis Garnhum, The Wars tells the story of Robert Moss, who trades his comfortable Canadian life for trenches in World War One. The play plunges the audience into the mind of the soldier battling the reality of war.
November 11: Remembrance Day Ceremony
This year, 2019 will mark 68 years that UBC has hosted a Remembrance Day ceremony. This special ceremony is an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and members of the UBC community to honour and remember all those who served in times of war, military conflict and peace. The program will include short readings, remarks from special guests and musical performances by the UBC Opera Ensemble. Everyone is welcome to attend.
November 14: Student Leaders Thrive: Live Well to Lead Well
Student leaders play an important role on campus, but sometimes it’s difficult to prioritize wellbeing as a leader. Join fellow student leaders and learn how to reflect on your own wellness to empower you to be better role models for student wellbeing.
November 21: Gutterball Bowling
It doesn’t matter if you roll strikes or misses, because this event will be a ball regardless! Grab a group of friends and battle it out against others in this glow in the dark bowling event. Sign up fast – registration closes November 18.
November 24: UBC Connects
Laser Focus: Insight from a Nobel Laureate – Donna Strickland
Donna Strickland takes the stage as another speaker in the UBC Connects series. Donna was a Nobel Prize recipient for physics in 2018 and is currently a professor at the University of Waterloo. In her talk, Donna will discuss how laser light can help make great scientific advances.
November 26 – December 10: Wreath Sale
The annual holiday wreath sale is back for another year, with an array of beautiful wreaths for sale at the UBC Botanical Gardens. Handcrafted by the Friends of the Garden, the wreaths were made from unusual evergreens, colourful berries and exotic foliage collected in the UBC Botanical Garden. Wreaths are sure to sell out so don’t miss out on buying one this holiday season!