What’s Happening at UBC?- November

With work, school and life ramping up as we get closer to the holidays, it’s important to take some time for to enjoy yourself. UBC is offering numerous fun and informative events this month that you should definitely check out!

Saturday November 1st: Family Math and Science Day

10:00 AM-12:30 PM.

The UBC Faculty of Education is hosting this free, all-ages event for anybody who is looking to learn more about science and mathematics through fun, hands-on activities. A hit every year, this event is a perfect way to spend a Saturday morning with your friends & family!

Monday November 3rd to Friday November 7th: Thrive

“Try something new” during the 5th Annual UBC Thrive! Thrive is both a mindset and a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for UBC students, faculty, and staff. With events ranging from yoga sessions, craft workshops, lectures and UBC’s largest Zumba Class, there is something for everyone as we work towards building positive mental health in ourselves and in our community!


Photo Credit: UBC Thrive

Tuesday November 11th: Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at UBC

10:45 AM-12:00 PM

While the University will be closed for Remembrance Day, it is highly encouraged for all members of the UBC community to attend the Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11th, now celebrating its 63rd year. 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. Held at the War Memorial Gym, the ceremony will commence at 10:45 a.m., and will include short readings, remarks and music. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony and all are welcome to stay.

Thursday November 13th: Pure Beauty: Science and Your Inner Artist

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Can art help the public to better understand science? How concerned should scientists be about public outreach? How can scientists nurture their inner artist? Or should they, at all? These questions and more will be explored during this lunch-time lecture presented by the UBC Faculty of Science. Admission to the event is free, but interested attendees will need to RSVP!

Thursday November 13th- Sunday November 16th: UBC Opera Ensemble- Smetana: The Bartered Bride

Love, marriage, bargaining and more are to be found in this comic opera presented by UBC’s Opera Ensemble. Directed by Nancy Hermiston and  set against the backdrop of a Bohemian village, this performance promises to deliver laughs, joy and beautiful voices. UBC Students can enjoy the performance for just $15.00 and tickets are on sale online, by telephone or in-person at the Old Auditorium Box Office.

Photo Credit: UBC Opera

Photo Credit: UBC Opera

Wednesday November 19th: Alumni UBC Achievement Awards

6:00-9:00 PM

Join Alumni UBC as they honour seven inspiring members of the UBC community, who have done prominent work in connecting the university to communities near and far to create positive change! The gala evening will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and will feature a reception and a dinner. Tickets can still be purchased, starting at $175.00.


Photo Credit: alumniUBC

Wednesday November 26th: FIREtalk: The Digital Universe

4:00-6:00 PM

Run by graduate students, for graduate students, this interdisciplinary discussion will focus on the impact the digital sphere has had on research, academic work and knowledge preservation. The discussion will be held in Koerner Library, RM. 216 and will feature presenters chosen from a variety of disciplines. Come out to hear the engaging discussion or apply to be present and share your research and ideas!


Photo Credit: Koerner Library Research Commons

These are only a few of the many exciting events which are being hosted in the UBC community this month! For a full list of events, keep your eye on www.events.ubc.ca and the always entertaining This Week @ UBC video series!

Have a great month!

-Written and prepared by Ian Schultz, UBCevents Communications Assistant