Indigenous Dance Artist Panel
February 26, 2018
3 mins read

Events: Feb 26 to Mar 4

Reading Week is over, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still find time to do things that make you happy. Here are some fun, educational, and informative events that you can attend this week.

Making Art with AI - Lecture

Why you should go

Advances in Artificial Intelligence are emerging in all aspects of our world - including art.

DETAILS

This lecture from Steve DiPaolo will explore how humans express themselves in systems and the applications for AI in education, health, entertainment, and fine art. It will feature demos from DiPaolo’s research lab, iVizLab, using computational and AI techniques.

  • When: Tues, Feb 27 | 4:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Orchard Commons, Room 4074

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Filing Taxes - Why it’s a Good Idea

Why you should go

Finally get that all-important tax education that was sorely lacking in high school!

DETAILS

Reading break is done, which means it’s time to start thinking about taxes (or maybe you’ve already figured your taxes out, in which case, bravo). If you’re looking for information on income taxes, what resources are available to you, and why it’s important to file during tax season, then register for this free workshop presented by ESPs and the Each One, Teach One program. More info.

  • When: Thurs, Mar 1 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Woodward Library, room 3

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Indigenous Dance Artist Panel

Why you should go

This panel will discuss the state of Indigenous dance today.

DETAILS

This free, in-depth panel is presented in conjunction with the 2018 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival and the Dances of Damelahamid. Dance artists and performers from the festival will be discussing their art and engaging in dialogue on the state of Indigenous dance.

  • When: Thurs, Mar 1 | 7:00-9:00 pm

  • Price: Free for UBC students (bring your UBC card)

  • Where: Museum of Anthropology

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“Grazed and Confused”: Panel on meat production, climate change, and sustainability

Why you should go

If the pun isn’t enough to get you to come to this event, then come for the interesting discussion on climate change.

DETAILS

The format of this event includes three 10-15 minute presentations and opportunity for open dialogue on some very relevant and pressing issues. Learn about the water footprint of cattle in Southern Amazonia, how reduced consumption of livestock could help us achieve Sustainable Development Goals, and how the welfare of animals, quality of life for farmers, and quality of food for the public are all interrelated.

  • When: Fri, Mar 2 | 10:00 - 11:30 am

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, Room 107

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Science in the Service of Canadian Freshwater Fish Species-at-risk

Why you should go

Learn about the conservation efforts to protect Canada’s freshwater fishes.

DETAILS

You probably know about the amazing salmon who live off our coast, and the myriad of saltwater fish that call Canada home, but we also have a rich and often underappreciated diversity of freshwater fishes. Many of these species are at risk, with efforts being taken to protect their habitats. Zoology professor Eric Taylor will summarize this topic and delve into his own research projects in aid of conservation.

  • When: Fri, Mar 2 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, Room 120 (Theatre)

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Howl at the Moon Volleyball

Why you should go

Pull an all-nighter for this REC event.

DETAILS

The Olympics might be over, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of the games has to die. Howl at the Moon with your peers at this v-ball event and cheer on your friends and fellow students! Registration closes February 26th at 5:00 pm, but if you don’t make the deadline you can still enjoy the event as a spectator.

  • When: Fri, Mar 2 | 5:00 pm - 1:00 am (Mar 3)

  • Price: Free to watch

  • Where: Student Recreation Centre

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Header photo by Chris Randle.