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January 6, 2020
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Events: Jan 6 to 12

This week, ease back into school by attending an art exhibition, checking out some free UBC Recreation events, and more.  

UBC Recreation Free Week

Why you should go

Come try out various fitness classes and activities for free this week!


Start your year off strong by taking part in a variety of free activities. From Open Houses in UBC Recreation's facilities to over 100 different types of unique fitness classes that you can try, there is no shortage of new experiences and ways to fit movement into your day during the academic year. Drop by to see all that UBC Recreation has to offer.

  • When: Mon, Jan 6 - Sun, Jan 12 | Various times

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Dependent on activity

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Distinguished Speaker Series: Bernice Pescosolido - “Is the Tide Turning on the Stigma of Mental Illness?” 

Why you should go

Learn more about the stigma that surrounds mental illness—and what can be done about it—from an expert in the field. 


Part of the annual Distinguished Speaker Series, this talk led by Dr. Bernice Pescosolido focuses on the topic of mental illness stigma and its evolution in recent years. This talk will cover some unique findings and their implications on stigma reduction efforts and public policy debates moving forward.

  • When: Tue, Jan 7 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Price: Free

  • Where: Anthropology & Sociology Building, Room 134 

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David Wojnarowicz: Photography & Film 1978–1992 (Exhibition)

Why you should go

Check out Wojnarowicz’s work and view his perspective of life through his art. 


David Wojnarowicz came to prominence in the East Village art world of 1980s' New York and embraced all different types of media, both political and personal. This exhibition is the first to solely concentrate on the artist's photographic and filmic practice, presenting over 100 of his works, including test prints, photographs, and silkscreens. 

  • When: Jan 10 to Apr 5

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

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Student Leadership Conference: (un)filtered

Why you should go

Learn how to deconstruct the filters that shape our community and narrative. 


As one of the largest student-run conferences in Canada, the Student Leadership Conference (SLC) is an opportunity to explore your abilities, a hub for amazing individuals in the community, and a platform that inspires action. The (un)filtered theme this year focuses on affirming diverse perspectives, overcoming setbacks, and conquering challenges. Register by Jan 6 to attend the conference!

  • When: Sat, Jan 11 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Price: $63

  • Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

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