UBC Based Activities and Events:
Summer in the Square – Wesbrook Village: Aug. 2-30
The Summer in the Square series features local artists who will regale and entertain you in Norman MacKenzie Square through the warm summer months. Performances are every Tuesday and Sunday at 12pm or 4:30pm.
Summer on the Mall: Aug. 15-19
Sun, Fun, Everyone, on Main Mall! You’re invited to a week-long outdoor celebration of our beautiful Campus! Take a break, socialize, get active, or just relax in the sun. Campus is the place to be to savour the summer and to enjoy culture, fun, and physical activity. From yoga, to bikes, to museums, to popsicles, you won’t be short of things to do alongside your fellow UBC friends and colleagues.
Welcome to Teaching at UBC: Aug. 22
At this welcome session, new faculty will be introduced to what you need to know to teach your first course at UBC, including an overview of UBC students’ demographics, discuss UBC’s teaching and learning related strategic priorities and funding opportunities, find out what resources are available for you and how to access them, and hear about what your fellow faculty members consider to be the main challenges and enablers for their teaching at UBC.
With Appreciative Inquiry, we start to shift our approach to change by focusing on creating what we want rather than eliminating what we don’t want. We learn to ask questions (to inquire) in order to explore creative possibilities (appreciative).
University Wide Orientation: Aug. 31
The day’s events include an optional guided tour at the Museum of Anthropology before the main event, as well as a welcome from Larry Grant, Musqueam Elder in Residence at the First Nations House of Learning; Angela Redish,