Top 10 Events to Attend in October

The leaves are changing, it’s getting colder and midterms are creeping up. Kick-off the fall season by checking out the various events October has to offer. Ranging from the classic Apple Festival to the celebration of Diwali, October is sure to be exciting.

Oct 2: Wednesday Bookstore Market

Buy an assortment of fresh vegetables, flowers, fruits and herbs from the UBC Farm, right in front of the UBC Bookstore. The opportunity to support local producers and eat healthier has never been easier. On top of that, UBC students also get a 20 per cent discount off all produce! 

Oct 7: Student Voices for Politics: Support Vancouver City to Develop an Online Engagement Platform

Interested in politics? Want your voice to be heard? Come join other passionate individuals who want to shape the future of Vancouver. Former Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer will be facilitating the discussion and her expertise on how to make a real impact on the city.

Oct 8: Fall Pies from Scratch 

With October in full swing, that means fall flavours are back. If you’re wanting to impress your family on Thanksgiving, then this workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to make three different pies from scratch. What’s more, you can eat anything you make and bring any leftovers home. 

Oct 8 & 9: Career Days

Bring a handful of resumes because Career Days are back! You’ll get the chance to network with employers and learn about organizations looking to recruit. With around 100 employers, there is bound to be something for everyone.  

Oct 10: Gladiator

Another UBC Fall Classic that challenges even the toughest of opponents. Challengers will compete in a variety of Gladiator-style activities and fight against other teams to see who stands victorious. Grab a group of friends and join the fun! Registration closes Monday, October 7 at 5 p.m.

Oct 19: Diwali at MOA

Join the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) this October to celebrate Diwali. They will be hosting various activities, such as rangoli art-making, sari tying and temporary henna tattoos This is an opportunity for all of those who celebrate Diwali to come together as a community.

Oct 19 & 20: Apple Festival

UBC’s Apple Festival is back and ready to showcase the various apples B.C. has to offer. This weekend-long festival is jam-packed with activities and food that will surely leave a smile on every food lover’s face.  

Oct 21: 2019 International Gairdner Symposium

This annual Symposium is an opportunity for students, teachers, and researchers to hear from award-winning scientists and attend a luncheon with them. Meet researchers from various fields and learn more about potential research opportunities. 

Oct 29: DIY Media: Post Production Part 1

Making videos can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. This workshop will focus on the importance of post-production and taking the proper steps to improve your workflow. Overcome that fear of post-production and learn tips and tricks on how you can take your video to the next level.

Oct 30: Go Global 101

Interested in studying abroad? Drop by the UBC Life Building Centre between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. to learn more about doing an exchange program as part of your degree. There will be an advisor there to answer all your questions and point you in the right direction. 

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