Top 10 UBC Events to Attend in February 2019

Keep up the school spirit with the UBC women’s volleyball festival, Thunderstruck, and partake in stimulating experiences from International Development Week to UBC Connects.

February 3: Corallines are Way Cool because…

Described as abundant, diverse and charismatic seaweeds, no matter which form they take, corallines are key sources of food and habitat for may organisms. Join the Beaty Biodiversity team in a family-friendly talk led by biodiversity researcher, Dr. Kyra Janot, to learn more about the challenges corallines face and the interesting ways the challenges are overcome.

February 4 – 8: International Development Week 2019

The UBC Global Lounge is hosting the 28th International Development Week to inspire the UBC community to engage in challenges and opportunities surrounding international development at local and international levels. Events throughout the week include a panel discussion on ending food waste to watching the finals of the World’s Challenge Challenge.

February 5: UBC Sustainability Fair

Visit the UBC Sustainability Fair over at the AMS Student Nest to explore the economically, socially and environmentally sustainable businesses and charities located within the campus community and beyond. The fair will include 30+ booths from pop-up shops to organizations working to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as a raffle and free snacks.

February 7: UBC Yoga Rave

A free yoga dance party complete with bright clothes, glow-in-the-dark body paint and provided mats will be sure to spice up the usual yoga session. Designed to be suitable for all abilities, arrive early to the Totem Park Ballroom to secure your spot as space and mats are limited.

February 8: 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Pig

Join the Department of Asian Studies on Lunar New Year at the AMS Nest Atrium for an event of spectacular performances including Korean drumming and lion dances, as well as hands-on activities such as Chinese calligraphy and cantonese mahjong.

February 8: Thunderstruck

This annual event highlights women in sports to celebrate their achievements and to continue the dialogue of gender equality in the competitive sports community. This year, Thunderstruck will feature the UBC Women’s Volleyball team as they fight for seeding in the Canada West 2019 Championships. The pre-game festival comes complete with prizes, live DJs and entertainment.

February 11: UBC Connects with Michael Pollan (Livestream)

Join President Santa J. Ono, esteemed moderators and Michael Pollan in a thought-provoking and enlightening discussion on the interactions of humans and nature. Pollan’s influence on North America’s eating habits has sparked a revolution in our attitudes towards food and his work cannot be overstated. The event is sold out but a livestream will be available at 6:30pm.

February 12: The Phil Lind Initiative Presents Elizabeth Kolbert

In this event of the Phil Lind series, join Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Elizabeth Kolbert as she speaks about the rapidly changing world and the possibility of a sixth extinction. What does it mean for people and for the millions of other species on our planet?

February 23: Chan Centre Connects – Telling Stories with Shadows: A Workshop with Manual Cinema

Manual Cinema, an award-winning Chicago performance collective brings to you immersive visual stories created through handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques and innovative sound and music. Join them at the Vancouver Art Gallery in an intimate two-hour hands-on workshop to learn how they tell stories from idea to production.

February 28: Master Mind Master Class with Gabor Maté

Hear from internationally renowned UBC alumnus, author and leading expert on addictions and trauma, Dr. Gabor Maté, CM, BA’68, MD’77 as he presents “The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism”. The presentation will follow at Q&A session and networking reception. Canapés and a complimentary beverage will be provided

There’s more to check out at UBC in February. To stay up-to-date with all the campus events, follow @UBCevents.