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October 1, 2018
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Events: Oct 1 to 7

Check out the Global Experience Fair to learn about your options for studying abroad, attend some academic talks, and learn how to respond to a cardiac arrest with a CPR training session.
 

Big Food ‘Feeding’ the Hungry Poor? Economic Democracy, Food Justice and Human Rights

Why you should go

If you want to learn more about the politics of hunger, come out to this triple book launch.

DETAILS

This event is a triple book launch featuring authors that all tackle the intersections between public policy and hunger. Speakers include Andy Fisher, a founding director of the Community Food Security Coalition in the USA; Annette Aurélie Desmarais, CRC in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty, University of Manitoba; and Graham Riches, UBC emeritus professor of social work.

  • When: Tue, Oct 2 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: C.K. Choi Building, Room 120

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Strong Men from Mussolini to Trump

Why you should go

This talk will look at the rise of Trump in the context of a century of authoritarian rulers.

DETAILS

There has been lots of talk in the past few years about understanding Donald Trump using a psychiatric diagnosis. Speaker Ruth Ben-Ghiat will examine Donald Trump through a different lens: by seeing him as a continuation of the strongman trope, starting with Mussolini onward. This talk will look at the character and appeal of these authoritarian rulers.

  • When: Tue, Oct 2 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Green College, Coach House

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Global Experience Fair

Why you should go

If you’re considering a term abroad, this is an opportunity to get your questions answered.

DETAILS

This fair is your opportunity to talk with students who have studied abroad and learn about your options. There will also be a number of info sessions held throughout the day that explore specific topics and will provide you with practical tips.

  • When: Wed, Oct 3 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: UBC Life Building

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UBC Farm Wednesday Pop Up Markets

Why you should go

It doesn’t get better than fresh fruits and veggies straight from the UBC Farm.

DETAILS

If you’ve been reluctant to trek out to the UBC farm for your fill of fruits and veggies, fear not! The Farm sets up in front of the bookstore every Wednesday mid-morning with a convenient stall (until October 31st). Plus, students get 20% off with their student card!

  • When: Wed, Oct 3 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: UBC Bookstore

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Games Night

Why you should go

Take a mid-week break with some wholesome board games.

DETAILS

There’s nothing more relaxing during a busy week of classes than an evening of Catan, card games, and Code Names. Try out some new board games (Kittens in a Blender..?), binge free snacks, and enter to win a board game of your choice!

  • When: Wed, Oct 3 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: UBC Bookstore

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Helping Hearts CPR & AED Training

Why you should go

You never know when CPR & AED training might be needed, so be prepared for when it is.

DETAILS

In Canada, someone goes into cardiac arrest every 13 minutes. In support of this statistic, UBC and AMS are partnering with Heart and Stroke to deliver CPR and AED training sessions. Register for a 30-minute training session below, and learn how to respond to a cardiac arrest or heart attack quickly and confidently. More info.

  • When: Thu, Oct 4 | 5:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: AMS Nest, Great Hall