arts and culture
By Miranda Massie on July 1, 2017
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.
By Miranda Massie on May 4, 2017
This Month’s Feature
May 23-29: UBC Recreation Free Week
You are invited to try as many classes as you want, for free!
Drop in to fitness, yoga, Pilates, dance, martial arts, boot camps and aquatics classes for free from May 23-29. No experience is required. Try as many classes as you like, and then register for your favourites!
Others Events and Activities
May 5 – June 4: Candle: UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the 2017 graduates of the Master of Fine Arts program.
May 9: Weight Watchers at Work (UBC)
Join the upcoming 20-week Weight Watchers at Work program at the UBC Bookstore. Drop by on May 9 to register between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. with no starter fees (other participant fees apply). See the program flyer for details.
May 13: Wesbrook Village Run for Women
Join the Wesbrook Village Running Room and Wesbrook Village in community, celebration and fun – supporting BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre in its initiatives to help women in our community who bravely face mental health issues. Choose from 5K, 10K and walk/run options. Registration required.
The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in grand style, with a full program of Canadian works and guest artists at the Chan Centre. This is a family-friendly event. Please join our celebration and show your Canadian pride!
May 29 – June 4: Bike to Work Week
From May 29 – June 4, UBC will defend its title as reigning champion of the “Best Workplace (1000+ employees)” and “Best in Higher Education” categories during Bike to Work Week! Grab some co-workers, put together a team and get ready to ride. Make sure to visit our celebration event on June 1st from 4pm to 6pm to grab some treats, cycling resources, get a free tune up and register your bike with Project 529’s anti-bike theft system. For more information, and to register, visit the HUB website.
May 31: UBC Forward Food Summit
The Forward Food Summit brings together food-service professionals, industry leaders and others in a peer-to-peer environment to share insights into the latest trends for implementing and marketing plant-based menus. Click here for more details or to RSVP.
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