Alumni UBC Reception
December 1, 2017
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Events: Dec 4 to 10

It’s that time of year again - exam season. If you’re looking for a study break while you’re on campus, check out some of these events.

Wreath Sale 2017

Why you should go

Pick up some fresh holiday foliage to liven up your study space.

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Head out to the UBC Botanical Garden for some fresh air and to check our their handcrafted, one-of-a-kind wreaths made from evergreens, colourful berries, and exotic foliage collected within the gardens. Head out before they run out!

  • When: Now to Fri, Dec 8 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Price: Free to enter

  • Where: UBC Botanical Gardens

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Book Launch: The Hundred-Year Trek: A History of Student Life at UBC

Why you should go

Hear what it was like putting together a book to represent over 100 years of student life at UBC.

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Author Sheldon Goldfarb and notable UBC folks including Nestor Korchinksy and Ava Nasiri will discuss how they dug through the AMS archives to compile hundreds of photos and illustrations showing the struggles and achievements of UBC students. Stay for the reception and bring along a memento for the Spring 2018 time capsule!

  • When: Mon, Dec 4 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

  • Price: Free for students (email execprojects@ams.ubc.ca for a student ticket)

  • Where: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

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UBC Bookstore: Games Night

Why you should go

Take a break from studying for a night of games, food, and friends.

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You won’t want to pass up the chance to enjoy free snacks while playing board games with friends. You could even win a game of your choice - just hit ‘going’ on Facebook, and you’ll be entered in the draw. Need to get a gift? Pick up a board game for 15% off while you’re there.

  • When: Wed, Dec 6 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: UBC Bookstore

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Yahauudangang: The Act of Paying Respect

Why you should go

Find out how Haida museum curators are taking on responsibility to affect societal change by bringing Canada’s dark history with Indigenous peoples into the mainstream.

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Nika Collison, Associate Curator for the Haida Gwaii Museum, will be discussing how the path towards conciliation in the Haida–Museum world has been shaped by Yahguudangang—the act of paying respect. For over 20 years the Haida Nation has used it to locate and repatriate over 500 ancestors with honour and respect.

  • When: Wed, Dec 6 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Green College - Coach House

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MOA Night Shift: Supernatural Vibes

Why you should go

Get empowered with a night of spoken word and hip-hop by Indigenous artists across the Northwest Coast.

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Supernatural Vibes is a celebration of female voices in honour of women’s stories, talents, and histories. Enjoy the music over some drinks with friends. And hey, while you’re there, check out the new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks’ inaugural exhibit, In A Different Light.

  • When: Thu, Dec 7 | 7:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Museum of Anthropology

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Ice Drop-In: Public Skating

Why you should go

What’s a Canadian winter without some ice skating?

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Take advantage of your ice access at Thunderbird Arena. There are rink times on the weekends dedicated for public skating so you can lace up your skates with friends. If you want to try out hockey, there are drop-in times for that too - just check the full schedule!

  • When: Sat, Dec 9 | 5:45 - 7:00 pm and 8:15 - 9:30 pm

  • Price: Free with UBC Student Card (Skate rentals - $3.50)

  • Where: Thunderbird Arena

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