This Month’s Feature
July 20: Fourth Annual UBC Chef Challenge: Summer Suds n’ Grub (5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
Chef Challenge is back! See what the chefs from your favourite campus food outlets are cooking up this year. There are five competing chefs, including a special faculty/student team, who will prepare the tastiest bites perfectly paired with local craft beer. Enjoy three live bands, lawn games and plenty of fun in the summer sun. Staff and faculty tickets are only $25 each, so grab yours now before they sell out!
Other Events and Activities
June 29: Rehearsing Conflict Performance (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Performed by UBC employees, this presentation draws on real-life experiences to inspire insight, explore conflict and create change. Watch how forum theatre is used to explore conflict at work and gain new insights into yourself and others that can shift how you engage in conflict. RSVP here.
July 1 – August 30: Aboriginal (Un)History Month Exhibit
The fifth annual Aboriginal (Un)History Month exhibit is now on display at UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. This exhibit asks the question, “Whose 150?” and explores the rich Indigenous history and culture in Canada.
July 5 – August 13: Free Yoga on the Mall (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Grab your mat and take a break! Every Wednesday, attend a free flow yoga class that will reset your day. Find your breath, open your hips and improve your core strength. Each practice will be tailored for all levels and ages, and beginners are most welcome.
July 12: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health Lecture (5:00 p.m.)
Individuals with autism often struggle with managing anxiety, anger or depression, and increasingly, interventions are being used to help address these difficulties. Treatments are best provided within a context of supporting families and healthy environments. This public lecture will review the evidence for individual, family and community supports and is suitable for parents, professionals and students. Part of the UBC Faculty of Education’s Summer Noted Scholar Series, this event takes place in Richmond, BC at the Pacific Autism Family Centre.
July 18 & 19: Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan
Join this informative workshop session designed for both potential and current members of the UBC Staff Pension Plan. If you are already a Plan member, regardless of age, this workshop will help you learn more about the Plan, pensions in general, and related retirement considerations. If you are not yet a member, receive enrolment information and an opportunity to have all of your pension-related questions answered.
An internationally recognized expert in the area of sport for development, John Lambert from the University of Brighton, UK will deliver two presentations as part of UBC’s School of Kinesiology Distinguished Speaker Series: “Football for Peace: a values-based approach to coaching sport in a divided society” and “Identifying and developing elite athletes”.
July 26, 27, 28: UBC Blueberry Fest (9:00am-1:00pm)
Don’t miss the annual UBC Blueberry Fest at the UBC Bookstore Plaza featuring BC blueberries, pancake breakfasts, Ethical Bean Coffee and chef demos (each day at 12pm). Visit food.ubc.ca for more info.