What’s Happening at UBC? – May

There are a number of great events in store for the month of May. Check out what we have compiled for you.

Big Brothers at UBC Spring Formal – Friday May 1st

Big Brothers at UBC is hosting its annual Spring Formal with proceeds going to Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. The evening is Titanic themed and will include delicious food and great music.

Location: John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse


From 2015 MDGs to SDGs – Wednesday May 6th

From 2015 Millennium Development Goals to 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, this lecture will explore the economic road map for universal health coverage. The French Scholars Series are English lectures by notable French academics.

Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues

UBC Staff and Faculty Sports Day – Friday May 8th

This is the 5th annual Sports Day and is a free event for all staff and faculty members. Take the chance to do some team building! Do not forget to enter in the photo contest as well!


Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet – Saturday May 9th

Wu Man has been called “a force of nature” and the Shanghai Quartet is one of the world’s foremost chamber music ensembles. This performance melds the Chinese sound of the pipa with a western string quartet.

Location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

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Your Heart, Your Health – Tuesday May 12th

Attend a free health talk on women and heart disease. Get the facts and research you need to make heart healthy changes in your life! If you cannot attend the event in person, there is a live web stream option.

Location: UBC Robson Square

Graduation 2015 Alumni Welcome Luncheon – Wednesday May 20th to Wednesday May 27th

In addition to graduation ceremonies this May is the opening of the new Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. During this period, the centre will welcome the Class of 2015 with a pop-up restaurant and entertainment.

Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre


Written and prepared by Vivien Lee, UBCevents Communications Assistant