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March 5, 2018
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Events: Mar 5 to 11

This week, get educated about current issues such as climate change, poverty, and modern slavery. Also, find out about your options for summer funding, and dip your toe into the world of VR.

Modern Slavery 101 with Dr. Karen Snyder

Why you should go

Learn about the issue of modern slavery, which generates US$150 billion per year for human traffickers.

DETAILS

The human trafficking business affects the global economy, national policies, vulnerable communities, and resilient survivors. This presentation will describe the scope of the problem around the world and here in Canada.

  • When: Tues, Mar 6 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues

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UBC Climate Town Hall

Why you should go

Join the conversation about climate change at UBC.

DETAILS

Led by a dozen UBC student clubs, this town hall invites anyone and everyone to join the conversation and brainstorm strategies for UBC to lead the fight against climate change and for climate justice. Come for a moment and leave your thoughts, or stay for some in-depth discussions.

  • When: Tues, Mar 6 | 3:30 - 7:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Lower Atrium, AMS Student Nest

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Student Consultation on BC’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

Why you should go

Add your voice to an active dialogue on reducing poverty in BC.

DETAILS

The BC government is asking for input on what to include in an upcoming poverty reduction plan. Come out to this dialogue for free food and refreshments and to contribute your experience on issues and solutions that matter to you and your community—the student voice is crucial to this process. Feedback from this dialogue will be recorded, compiled, and submitted to the BC government, all anonymously.

  • When: Wed, Mar 7 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), BC Hydro Theatre

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Development for WebVR Workshop

Why you should go

This is your chance to create an interactive tour of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

DETAILS

WebVR is an experimental JavaScript API that provides support for a range of virtual reality devices, such as Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, or the HTC Vive in a web browser. In this free workshop, learn how to develop for WebVR, add audio and photos in the experience, and more!

  • When: Wed, Mar 7 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Orchard Commons, Room 3074

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UBC Connects presents Jeremy Rifkin

Why you should go

We are potentially facing the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth. This talk will touch on this, and other pressing issues.

DETAILS

With the global economy in distress and climate change ravaging the planet, American economist Jeremy Rifkin presents a new vision of a Smart Third Industrial Revolution. Physical tickets to this event are all sold out, but the talk in its entirety will be available live on the UBC Connects page, so don’t miss out. And if you’re one of those lucky students who nabbed the free UBC student tickets, don’t forget to attend!

  • When: Thu, Mar 8 | 6:30 - 9:00 pm

  • Price: Free live-stream

  • Where: Online

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Summer Funding (webinar)

Why you should go

If you want to get a job this summer, or are curious about summer student loans, get your questions answered at this webinar.

DETAILS

Summer is almost upon us, which means some time off to work and earn some extra cash, or a chance to complete some courses before September. This webinar will help you understand what your summer funding options are, from student loans and bursaries, to various job opportunities. More info.

  • When: Fri, Mar 9 | 10:00 - 11:00 am

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Online

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