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Polar Bear Swim 2017
November 26, 2018
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Events: Nov 26 to Dec 2

Classes are winding down, exam season is creeping up, and winter break is so close you can taste it. Enjoy these great events this week, including the Polar Bear Swim on Friday, and much more.

Find Your Study Groove

Why you should go

These events can help you destress before exam season starts.


The last week of classes can be stressful, which is why there are a number of events happening this week to help reduce stress and make the week more enjoyable. You can do some knitting with a prof on Thursday, pick up a study kit from the Wellness Centre in the Life Building from Monday to Friday, and more!

  • When: Mon, Nov 26 - Fri, Nov 30

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Various locations

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Sounds for Syria

Why you should go

Proceeds from this fun event go to the Inter-Culture Association of Greater Victoria to help enable them to privately sponsor refugees to come to Canada.


Come hang out in the Nest and enjoy live performances and snacks—all for a good cause! Performers include Blank Vinyl Club, UBC Slam, UBC Improv, and more!

  • When:  Mon, Nov 26 | 7:00 - 10:00 pm

  • Price: By donation

  • Where: AMS Nest, Inside the Egg

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14 Not Forgotten

Why you should go

This ceremony is in remembrance and solidarity with the terrible tragedy that happened at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989.


On Dec 6, 1989, an armed man walked into an engineering class at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. After forcing the men to leave, he stated that he was “fighting feminism” and began to shoot the women in the class, killing 14 women and injuring 10 more. In response to this tragedy, Canada established Dec 6 to serve as a reminder of the gender-based violence against women in Canada and around the world that persists today. This is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.

  • When: Wed, Nov 28 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Engineering Student Centre

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Film Screening: “In Pursuit of Silence”

Why you should go

You can stick around after this free film screening for a Q&A with the film’s director and co-producer.


“In Pursuit of Silence” is a meditative exploration of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. The film takes the audience on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe—from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of Mumbai, the loudest city on the planet—and inspires viewers to both experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world.

  • When: Wed, Nov 28 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Green College, Coach House

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Last Day of Classes: The 6th Annual UBC Polar Bear Swim

Why you should go

There’s no better way to reward yourself at the end of the term than a quick dip into the icy Pacific.


Take part in this classic UBC tradition that you’ll either love and want to do every year, or immediately regret. Regardless, it’s something that every UBC student should do at least once during their time here, to celebrate the end of classes and be a part of UBC history. Trek down to Wreck Beach with hundreds of your closest friends, run into the ocean, and then head to Loafe Cafe for a free coffee!

  • When: Fri, Nov 30 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Wreck Beach