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Students skating at Lace Up for Kids event
November 13, 2018
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Events: Nov 13 to 18

There are some great fundraising events this week, including Lace Up for Kids, where you can have fun on the ice and help raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Baking Up Local Love!

Why you should go

What’s better than one bake sale? TWO bake sales!


To raise money for the United Way, there will be two bake sales on Thursday. The first is at TEF III from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and the second will be from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at CIRS. Stop by for some baked treats and help raise money for a good cause!

  • When: Thu, Nov 15 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm & 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Price: Various prices

  • Where: TEF III Main Lobby & CIRS Building Lobby

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The Expanding Universe: Historical, Theoretical, and Aesthetic Observations

Why you should go

Learn about whether the beginning of the universe was “the birth from nothing” or “the birth from everything”.


This talk will discuss how the continued expansion of the universe has been accompanied in recent times by the expansion of cosmological ideas and concepts. Specifically, these ideas came from the Soviet Union in its final years to the rest of the world from East to West. Dr. Andrei Barvinsky, scientific researcher at the Theory Department of the Lebedev Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, will survey the history of quantum gravity and cosmology since the final years of the Soviet Union.

  • When: Thu, Nov 15 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Green College, Coach House

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Lace Up for Kids

Why you should go

This event raises money for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.


Enjoy a fun and carefree Thursday evening with this event on ice! Bring a group of friends by and check out the silent auction, get your skate on, grab some food, and enjoy live performances.

  • When: Thu, Nov 15 | 6:00 - 11:00 pm

  • Price: $10

  • Where: UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena

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Women’s Basketball: Shoot for the Cure

Why you should go

This special basketball game raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society.


For the 12th straight year, the U SPORTS Women’s Basketball Shoot for the Cure fundraising campaign is up and running. All 47 Canadian U SPORTS women’s basketball schools participate in this event by hosting a fundraising game at their school. This year, UBC’s game is on November 16th, when we take on Thompson Rivers University. Come cheer on your T-Birds and enjoy a game for a good cause.

  • When: Fri, Nov 16 | 6:00 - 10:00 pm

  • Price: $12

  • Where: War Memorial Gym

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UBC Farm Winter Markets

Why you should go

These farmer’s markets are almost done for the season—so get some fresh local veg while you can!


It might seem a bit late in the year for a farmer’s market, but the UBC Farm Winter Market is still going strong! With vendors like A Bread Affair, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, and, of course, in season produce from the UBC Farm, this market is keeping the spirit of summer and fall markets alive!

  • When:  Sat, Nov 17 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Frederic Wood Theatre

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