Top 10 UBC Events to Attend in November 2018

This November, stay out of the cold and the rain by attending some events! Check out Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing by UBC Theatre and Film, attend a memorial service for Remembrance Day, and more.

November 3 – 9: Silent Night – UBC Opera

The UBC Opera Ensemble joins forces with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra under the baton of Guest Conductor Robert Wood and the stage direction of Nancy Hermiston, for a presentation of Puts’s opera Silent Night for four performances. The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Award-winning Silent Night, composed in 2011, is an opera in two acts recounting the remarkable true story of the 1914 Christmas Truce: a spontaneous cease-fire experienced by Scottish, French, and German soldiers during World War I.

November 8: UBC Tennis Smash

UBC Students of all playing levels are welcome to participate in the UBC Tennis Smash tournament. This unique tournament will feature a brand new modified match format where time is of the essence! These shortened matches will be packed with action and are perfectly designed for all skill levels. Be sure to register early as space is limited. Food and beverages will be provided. Prizes will be given away throughout the night.

November 8 – 11: Men’s Soccer Nationals

UBC is proud to be hosting the 2018 U SPORTS National Men’s Soccer Championships. Teams will be competing for the Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy which goes to the top men’s soccer team in the nation. Games will be played at Thunderbird Stadium and Ken Woods Field. Please check the above link regularly for full event details, including teams competing and location updates.

November 8 – 24: Much Ado About Nothing

Set in the Carnevale di Venezia, this vibrant Much Ado About Nothing casts the lovers Benedick and Beatrice in a witty war of words while the young Claudio is tricked into believing his love, Hero, has been unfaithful. Shakespeare’s comedy combines robust humour with explorations on honour and shame bringing back BFA Acting and MFA Directing alumna Lois Anderson to direct.

November 11: Remembrance Day Ceremony

2018 will mark sixty-seven years that UBC has hosted a Remembrance Day ceremony. This special ceremony is an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and members of the on and off-campus community to honour and remember all those who served in times of war, military conflict and peace. The ceremony will include short readings, remarks from special guests and musical performances by the UBC Opera Ensemble. Everyone is welcome to attend this annual ceremony. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony and all are welcome to stay.

November 15: Lace Up For Kids

Join us to lace up, skate and celebrate at the 11th annual Lace Up for Kids. Help us support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Funds raised from this year’s event will support rare disease research.

November 20: Food Insecurity through Indigenous Perspectives

This webinar will overview food insecurity through Indigenous perspectives. Melanie Kurrein from the BC Centre for Disease Control will open the dialogue by providing the latest research on household food insecurity and discussing how household food insecurity is framed in Canada. She will look at how the current discourse of household food insecurity may/may not apply to the Indigenous context and will ask some questions that are yet to be answered.

November 21: Indigenous Storytelling in Cyberspace: IM4, the First Indigenous Virtual Reality Lab in Canada

Loretta Todd is a Métis Cree filmmaker, producer, activist, storyteller and writer from Edmonton. Her work seeks to shift the narrative about aboriginal peoples from a discourse of victim-hood and suffering, to resiliency and the ways in which individuals and communities are working to overcome the pain that is a result of systemic and continuous violence perpetrated against them. As a pioneer of the industry, Loretta has influenced the evolution of Vancouver as a hub of aboriginal film production. She is also a cultural scholar, writing scholarly articles and chapters for books, lecturing at educational institutions and contributing to art shows.

November 28: 14 Not Forgotten Memorial

On December 6, 1989, an armed man walked into an engineering class at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. After forcing the men to leave, he stated that he hated feminists and began to shoot the women in the class. By the end of the shooting, he had killed 14 women and injured ten more. In response to this tragedy, Canada established December 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. This day serves as a reminder of the gender-based violence against women in Canada and around the world that persists today.

November 28 – 30: Fall Convocation

Congratulations to all who are graduating this fall! The link above has resources to help you learn about your graduation day including how to get to the venue, the schedule of the day and reception details. Use these resources as your roadmap to your monumental day shared with classmates, friends, family and the faculty that helped you get here.

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