What’s Happening at UBC – March

March is a BUSY month at UBC. Here is a look at some of the things happening this month, including MURC, Storm the Wall, International Women’s Day, and slam poet Shane Koyczan performing at the Telus Studio. And don’t forget to follow us on twitter @UBCevents and keep an eye on the calendar for the most up-to-date information.

March 6thEnvironmental Science Student Association Career Fair

ESSA hosts their annual career fair on March 6th, 2014 from 5-7pm in the Earth Sciences Building. This event is an excellent opportunity for anyone curious about working in jobs related to environmental science. Get the chance to meet scientists working in environmental science related fields and get to know how their degree and experiences have helped them get to where they are today. They will be over 20 guests, including WWF Canada, BC Ministry of Environment, Living Oceans Society, The Dogwood Initiative, and much more! The event is FREE for ESSA members and $5 for non-members

March 6thMina Shum Retrospective at the Norm Theatre.

The UBC Film Society will be having a free screening of Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity (2002), a film directed and directed by award-winning filmmaker and UBC graduate Mina Shum.

March 7thUBC Relay for Life

Part of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, UBC Relay for Life is a 12-hour overnight event to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. In the past two years UBC Relay for Life has raised over $100,000. Sign up with friends to make a team of 8 to 15 people and participate by walking, jogging, running, and dancing around a track for the duration of the event. A fantastic way to have fun and raise money for a great cause, there we will be live music, food, entertainment, yoga, zumba, and guest appearances by UBC Improv and UBC Acapella.

March 7thCelebrating Women at UBC Booth in Irving K. Barber

Celebrating Women at UBC is a blog started by the Equity Ambassadors dedicated to the promotion and visibility of some of the interesting, intelligent, creative and passionate women-identified bodies at UBC. They will have a booth in Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on March 7th between 9am and 4pm.

March 8thUBC REC Tri Du

Cheer racers on at one of BCs largest, and longest running triathlons. Professional organization, friendly volunteers, and a beautiful course through the UBC Campus have all made this event a favorite for both those new to the sport and pros.

March 8thRegent College exhibit “Women of Substance”

Regent College presents work from Vancouver artist Sharalee Regehr.  Dedicated to honouring women who have made incredible contributions to society and history, Regehr’s body of work contains hundreds of paintings and represents over ten years of exploration. Using modern images, she juxtaposes colours and text reminiscent of medieval manuscripts and tapestries while addressing current issues. The exhibit runs until March 27th.

March 11thLiu Institute talk: South Sudan: What went wrong?

Come to this talk to learn about the world’s newest nation, and the current conflict that has claimed over 10,000 lives and displaced over 1 million people. Joseph Bartel will talk about this situation, and discuss some of the ways to restore peace and once again align South Sudan to a trajectory of stability and development.

March 12th – 14thBrain Matters

Brain Matters! Vancouver is an exciting venue for researchers, thinkers and members of the public to come together and explore the implications of brain science and social responsibility. Join in expanding the conversation about the ethical, legal and social implications of brain science for promoting brain health and enabling wellbeing.

March 18thDialogues on our City’s Future: Urban Indigenous Planning in Canada

How does the increasing presence of urban indigenous peoples impact community and regional planning? Join the University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft Mansion for this talk by Leonie Sandercock, professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning.

March 22ndMultidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC)

Want to know more about getting involved with research? Come to MURC and see what’s happening in the world of undergraduate research at UBC. Undergraduate researchers will be presenting on their work and keynote speakers will share their exceptional and exciting research experiences with you. There will also be information booths with research and funding opportunities. Come check out what your colleagues are doing, and get connected so you can do it too.

March 23rd to March 27th UBC REC Storm the Wall

Register by March 14th. This is one event that every UBC student needs to experience. Swim, sprint, bike, run and Storm the Wall! Participate as a Competitive or Just-for-Fun team, or challenge yourself to do the whole course on your own as an Iron Person. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of UBC’s longest standing campus tradition.

March 26thPresident Toope Open House

Come out to enjoy a snack, mingle with the President and sign the guestbook. Join the UBC community at this open house to thank Professor Stephen Toope for his eight years of service at the university. The celebration will be held between 1:30 – 3:30 at the Richard S. Hallisey Atrium, EME Building.

March 26thChan Centre Presents: Shane Koyczan

Get your tickets for this one quick. Shane Koyczan is an award-winning Canadian spoken word artist, poet, and writer known for tackling loaded social and political issues with furious honesty and tender humanity. In the intimate setting of the Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre as part of the Beyond Words series, Shane will present, among others, his spoken word poem “To This Day.” This anti-bullying manifesto performed as part of TED Talks went viral on YouTube and now has over 12 million views.