Stretching at the UBC Aquatic Centre
January 8, 2018
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Events: Jan 8 to 14

With syllabus week behind us, the first full week of classes is here. Keep your mind and body active with these events happening this week.

Winter Free Week - UBC Rec

Why you should go

You can try out as many UBC Rec classes as you want - for free.

DETAILS

From Zumba to Power Cycle, and everything in between, you can try out dozens of free classes to find your fit. No registration required.

  • When: Mon, Jan 8 - Sun, Jan 14

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Various locations around campus

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UBC Aquatic Centre Open House

Why you should go

Live out your Wipeout dreams on an Inflatable Obstacle Course set up in the competition pool.

DETAILS

Sure, you have free access to the pool as a UBC student anyway, but this open house has lots of fun activities that make it a worthy visit, including: coffee, snacks, the obstacle course, sample aquasize classes, and a facility tour.

  • When: Tues, Jan 9 | 11:45 am - 2:45 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: UBC Aquatic Centre

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Taking Chances: A Political Scientist at Large Inside and Outside the University

Why you should go

This talk focuses on how saying “Yes” to opportunities can lead to unexpected results.

DETAILS

Kenneth Carty started out as a Forestry student in New Brunswick, but found his way to Ireland through his studies in Economics and Politics. He will draw upon his wealth of knowledge and experience in academic research to show how being open to opportunities can create new possibilities for professional growth, and more. Registration not required.

  • When: Tues, Jan 9 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm, reception to follow

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Coach House, Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road

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Learning Technology Drop-in Session

Why you should go

This is your chance to try out a Virtual Reality system.

DETAILS

Get to know various emerging technologies with a quick demo session at the UBC Emerging Media Lab. These sessions happen twice a week (Tuesday and Thursdays) and are open to the whole UBC Community - just bring your student card!

  • When: Tues, Jan 9 & Thurs, Jan 11 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm (recurring every Tues and Thurs)

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Neville Scarfe 1 (basement)

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Lind Initiative: Edward Luce on The Unravelling of the Liberal Order

Why you should go

Speaker Edward Luce, chief U.S. columnist and commentator for The Financial Times, has been described as “one of the finest journalists of our time”.

DETAILS

This event kicks off the Lind Initiative’s spring series that will run from now until March. “The Unravelling of the Liberal Order” series asks, “What kinds of global order(s) does the future hold?”, among other questions, and will feature world-renowned leaders and intellectuals on this subject.

  • When: Thurs, Jan 11 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: UBC Old Auditorium, 6344 Memorial Road

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Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT

Why you should go

This is the first of four exhibitions in the “Beginning with the Seventies” series, which will investigate topics from LGBTQ rights to environmentalism, and all aspects of social activism.

DETAILS

The Beginning with the Seventies exhibition series starts off this week with GLUT, an examination of feminism, language, and the “potential of reading as performed resistance”. During this time, the Belkin Art Gallery will feature Rereading Room, a reconstruction of the now-defunct Vancouver Women’s Bookstore.

  • When: Fri, Jan 12 - Sun, Apr 8

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

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