Top 10 UBC Events to Attend in March

This month, check out UBC Theatre and Film’s GOLDRAUSCH, two exciting UBC Connects events, Storm the Wall, and much more!

March 6: UBC Farm – Making Leather from Salmon Skin

Fish leather has been made traditionally by coastal and river people around the world and still continues to be special industry today. In this beginner-friendly workshop, participants will get the opportunity to learn how to select, scrape, tan and soften fish skins into leather.

March 6: UBC Connects with Tarana Burke

In this instalment of the UBC Connects Series, we hear from Tarana Burke, a civil rights activist with more than 25 years of experience and founder of the “Me Too” movement. Since the viral outbreak of the #MeToo hashtag, she has emerged as a global leader in the evolving conversation surrounding sexual violence and survivor-centred solutions. The event will be hosted in Kelowna but livestream will be available at 7:00 p.m.

March 7 – 9: Turn it Up and Disrupt

In celebration of International Women’s Day, partake in a festival celebrating gender equity, creative mobilization and positive change through art. Events include a special edition of MOA’s monthly music series, Sound House, art installations and booths, and an array of panels, workshops and performances at various Arts and Culture District venues.

March 13: UBC Connects with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Livestream)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an award-winning Nigerian author whose work has been translated into over thirty languages earning her the title of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2015. Her talk will be on a surprise theme. The event is sold out but a livestream will be available at 6:30pm.

March 14 – 30: GOLDRAUSCH

Based on Swiss modernist, Blaise Cendrars’ novel, Gold, renowned Chilean playwright, Guillermo Calderón creates a comedy with music that journeys through film director Oskar’s efforts to make a film about the man who started the Gold Rush fever of 1848. Mixed with classic country and Mexican banda songs, this play choc full of jealousy, greed, and ambition as dueling actors fight for close-ups in Oskar’s masterpiece.

March 16: Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference 2019

The Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC) is a chance for UBC undergraduate students of all faculties and schools to showcase their research in front of fellow UBC students, family and friends in the form of presentations and posters.

March 22 – 23: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Otto Tausk

As a part of the Classical Traditions series at the Chan Centre, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Otto Tausk, presents a unique concert of Mozart’s final three symphonies performed together in a transcendent music experience.

March 24 – 27: Storm the Wall

As the biggest intramural event in North America, Storm the Wall combines the three essential elements of a triathlon – swimming, running and biking – but with a special twist in the form of a 12-foot wall. As a must-try event, choose to conquer the storm in a team of five or take it on solo in a shot at becoming a UBC Iron Legend. The deadline to register online is March 15.

March 25: Barry Lopez in Conversation with Wade Davis

Barry Lopez, a National Book Award winner, humanitarian, and environmentalist shares eight decades of wilderness exploration in his work, Horizon. Joined by UBC Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Wade Davis, Lopez discusses his bold vision of our relationship with nature.

March 30: Hunting Girls – Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape

Professor Kelly Oliver from Vanderbilt University comes to speak to us about her works including her 2016 publication, Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape, which centres on a variety of feminist themes including reproductive technologies, affirmative action and family values.

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