Top 10 Events to Attend in October 2020

Pumpkin spice, please! Fall has arrived on campus and we couldn’t be more excited. No matter where you are, tune into these virtual events to help you kickstart October.

Career Day

When: October 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST

Career Day is a one-day virtual event where you can connect with leading companies and organizations to explore your career and post-graduation options! Network with over 45 employers looking to recruit from various academic disciplines and learn about all the job opportunities available – from summer programs to full-time positions. RSVP on CareersOnline.

Privacy Matters @ UBC Symposium 2020

When: October 5–29, 2020

UBC Cybersecurity, Safety & Risk Services, and Office of the University Counsel is proud to present the Privacy Matters @ UBC Symposium 2020. A month-long series of special events customized for the UBC community, focusing on privacy and security education through collaboration.

Events include interactive workshops and keynote speakers, addressing topics and issues chosen by you!

Chinatown Dumpling Master Class

When: October 6, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST

You’ll learn to make authentic Chinese dumplings with Judy, also known as the Dumpling Diva. Judy will discuss the ingredients used for Cantonese-style home cooking and show you how to make dumplings. In this workshop, participants will be welcomed and encouraged (but not required) to make the product(s) during the workshop. An ingredient list will be sent in advance.

Virtual Escape Room

When: October 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST

The Escape Room that everyone knows and loves is coming virtually to UBC! Come test out your wit over a series of six weeks against cleverly designed games, riddles, puzzles and other online games that move through a story narrative that will keep you coming back for more. This will be a great opportunity to connect with friends no matter where they are to engage in some team work. Maybe challenge some old friends and see who can get through it fastest. Anyway you decide to do it, this is going to be a great time for all who participate.

UBC Virtual ShakeOut Drill

When: October 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. PST

Each year thousands of people across BC take part in the ShakeOut earthquake drill to get ready for seismic activity, and this year is no different. Join the virtual ShakeOut drill on October 15th between 10:00 am and 10:20 am to learn how to get your home ready, and what you should do during an earthquake.

Curating Continuity in Sq’ewlets: A Stó:lō-Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley

When: October 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST

Sq’éwlets: A Stó:lō-Coast Salish Community in the Fraser River Valley is an online virtual exhibit produced by the Stó:lo Research and Resource Management Centre in British Columbia, Canada, and the Sqéwlets Indian Band, a First Nations community located in the heart of the Fraser River Valley. In this presentation, explore how this project came into being; how it came to focus on communicating a distinct Sq’éwlets worldview; how community members conceived the nature, structure, content of the website; how it mobilizes digital collections data from the Reciprocal Research Network; and, how this Sq’éwlets worldview is translated for outside audiences.


When: October 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

PIQSIQ is the acclaimed Inuit throat-singing duo perform both ancient songs and new compositions infused with haunting beauty and entrancing melodies. This virtual event is presented in collaboration with UBC’s Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the UBC School of Music.

Black Artistic Expressions in BC: Tonye Aganaba

When: October 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST

Join UBC Equity and Inclusion in welcoming Tonye Aganaba as their second guest performer in a virtual series of events centred on joy and resilience, fun, and activism that bears witness to what it means to be Black in BC.

Black Artistic Expressions in B.C. is a community-university collaboration developed in partnership between local Black artists, IBPOC Connections: Staff and Faculty, and the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education at the University of British Columbia. Join them at the heart of each month for a celebration of Black lives, Black culture and activism, and Black musical and poetic expression.

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Debiasing Your Workplace

When: October 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST

In this webinar, explore different types of bias, how they contribute to systemic barriers that many historically and persistently marginalized groups face in the Canadian workforce, and strategies to support ‘debiasing’. By the end of the session you will have a deeper understanding of biases; how they work, how they an limit diversity and inclusion and what to do to interrupt these beliefs, attitudes, and stereotyped ways of thinking that impact our behaviours and decision making.

2020 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium

When: October 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST

The Vancouver Gairdner High School & National Symposium is held each fall to give students, teachers, and the academic community the opportunity to hear from two Gairdner award-winning scientists and learn about the BC Children’s Hospital’s research facilities.

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