Top 10 UBC Events to Attend in March 2020

Celebrate International Women’s Day on campus, participate in an iconic UBC event and share your thoughts on shaping UBC’s climate emergency response.

March 2: Engage 4 Change

Learn about how different aspects of business can be utilized to create an impact in your community. There will be a variety of social enterprises, entrepreneurs, corporations and nonprofits at this event to share their experiences with social impact, and the opportunity to network with community leaders.

March 3: Distinguished Speaker Series: Sharon Sassler

The Distinguished Speaker Series is a set of seminars that features scholars from around the world who showcase their sociological research. Sharon Sassler, a Cornell professor, discusses her findings on the relationship between gender and STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) majors/careers. She provides a unique perspective on the differences found between males and females upon graduation and their transition into the workforce. She also highlights the Millennial generation’s view on the importance of work-life balance and how it shapes their commitment to the STEM workforce.

March 5: International Women’s Day at MOA

This year’s International Women’s Day event at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) highlights an intergenerational and intercultural celebration of women supporting women. Through the voices of women from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, the event explores what it means to be a woman. The night features dance, rap, song, poetry, improvisation and powerful words by Vancouver’s emerging and established women artists, all of whom have a story to tell.

March 9: VIFF Ignite: The World Is Bright

VIFF Ignite is a free campus screening series that inspires university students by showcasing British Columbian cinema. This screening features “The World Is Bright”, which is a docu-thriller-style short that tugs on emotions. There will be a chance for a Q&A with the director and other members of the team.

March 11: UBC Campus-Wide Forum – Climate Emergency

Share your thoughts and opinions in person on the Vancouver campus in a safe and respectful space. Gather with students, faculty, staff and the broader UBC community to learn, engage and discuss bold actions about how UBC can combat the climate emergency. This is a drop-in event with a featured speaker during the first hour.

March 13: UBC Relay For Life 2020

Relay For Life is a festival-like event in which teams participate in a relay to fundraise for the fight against cancer. Money raised goes to the Canadian Cancer Society. Join the UBC community in making a difference.

March 14: TEDxUBC 2020 Conference

The TEDx conference is coming to UBC for the 11th time, hosting live speakers to spark deep discussion. Using the original TED conference as a guide, this independent TEDx event provides attendees a TED-like experience.

March 19: Map the System UBC Final

Map the System is a global competition that challenges people to think differently about social or environmental change. Students research a social or environmental problem that matters to them, and students, faculty and the community can see that research at this event. The evening includes networking with professionals from around Vancouver.

March 21 – 24: Storm The Wall

Participate in one of UBC’s most iconic experiences! You can tackle this challenge as a competitive team or just for fun. Complete the course as a relay or challenge yourself to do the whole thing on your own as an Iron Person. You have the chance to swim, sprint, bike, run and eventually Storm The Wall! Make sure to register by March 13 to secure a spot.

March 26: UBC Science & Tech Expo: STEMulating Change

Various undergraduate societies have partnered with Centre for Community Engaged Learning to host UBC’s first Science & Tech Expo. This Expo showcases projects related to science or tech that are making a change in our community. This year’s theme, STEMulating Change, offers students the opportunity to engage with like-minded peers.

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