This Month’s Feature:
April 12 & 23: Gardening Workshops
Get active, get outside and participate in one of two free gardening workshops.
April 12: This workshop will be facilitated by one of the Roots on the Roof gardeners and will be hosted at the rooftop garden at the Nest. Be ready to get your hands dirty during this beginner-friendly workshop open to all levels of gardening ability.
April 23: This family-friendly workshop will enable parents and tots to learn about the joys of gardening together. Come with your little one, nurture a joint love for getting your hands dirty and grow beautiful plants! Hosted at the Old Barn Community Centre.
Other Events and Activities
The UBC School of Nursing is pleased to present a stunning series of short films reflecting people’s lived experiences and the research-informed programs that have made a meaningful difference for them and their families. The screening will take place at the UBC Chan Centre, 7:00–9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
April 8: Westbrook Village Easter Celebration
Celebrate Easter with a true egg-stravaganza. Festivities include an Easter egg scavenger hunt, little bunnies friendly walk & run, and a meet and greet with a life-sized Easter bunny. It’s sure to be a hare-raising event!
April 10: Contract Faculty Marking Party
Join fellow contract faculty members in a quiet and collegial space to focus on grading in preparation for returning term papers and final assignments to students. Come for the whole day, or drop in! Coffee and snacks will be provided.
Come on out to the Frederic Wood Theatre and enjoy a free slam poetry show. Poets from all around town are coming to this special first annual show hosted by the UBC Slam club.
In this Learning Circle series, offered through the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, you’ll learn from the individual journeys of distinguished leaders in indigenous health. Presenters may cover topics such as: self-care, work-life balance, navigating mainstream systems, shaping policy from within the system, working with communities and more.
April 18: Pop Up Egg Market
The UBC Farm Harvest Hut will be open at 4:30 p.m. for everyone to drop by and pick up some fabulous farm-fresh organic eggs ($7 per dozen). They will also be selling seasonal produce, seeds and herbs. Pop-up markets run every other Tuesday evening until the regular summer markets begin.
Want to take part in the seventh Annual Staff and Faculty Sports Day? Be sure to register by April 26 – last year’s event sold out so teams are encouraged to register as early as possible. Register online now!
One Day @ UBC single-day courses provide easy and affordable access to top experts in their field. Join Evgeniy Panzhinskiy, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, to learn about the latest advances in the field of diabetes research, our current understanding of the mechanism of the disease and the most promising strategies to cure diabetes.
Ongoing: Yoga and Pilates for Staff and Faculty at the Alumni Centre
Get stronger this spring by attending free yoga and Pilates classes with your colleagues.
Drop in on Wednesday mornings (7:30–8:20 a.m.) for Pilates stretching and strengthening.
Yoga classes are held on Fridays (12:05–12:50 p.m.). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the attendance list.
These classes are free for all UBC faculty and staff. Please bring your own yoga mat. Classes are held on the 2nd floor in the Bill & Risa Levine Classroom.