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October 22, 2018
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Events: Oct 22 to 28

It’s election season! This week, attend some talks on elections and electoral reform, cheer on your Thunderbirds, and try out a brand new UBC Rec event: The Amazing Chase.

The Rules We Vote By: Rationales for Electoral Reform in BC and Beyond

Why you should go

There’s a referendum coming up. This talk will tell you what you need to know.


Fresh off the heels of the Vancouver municipal election, BC is having a referendum on electoral reform. If you’re curious about what the electoral system could look like in BC, this talk will show you some options by exploring the global landscape of electoral systems and electoral system reform.

  • When: Mon, Oct 22 | 8:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Green College, Coach House

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Who wants a hug from a bug? Get your free flu shot!

Why you should go

Tell flu season to beat it with the best protection out there—the flu shot!


This flu shot clinic is free, convenient (it’s in the Nest!), and it could save you from days stuck at home with the flu. Plus, even if you’re healthy, you can get the flu and spread it to others who may not be as healthy. Getting your flu shot is the best way to stay safe and help ensure a healthy campus.

  • When: Wed, Oct 24 - Fri, Oct 26 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: AMS Nest, Atrium

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The Amazing Chase UBC

Why you should go

It’s like the Amazing Race—but at UBC.


This brand new UBC Rec event is part scavenger hunt, part problem-solving competition. Teams of two compete for prizes and to be the inaugural Amazing Chase champs! Registration ends on October 22, so register your team before it’s too late. More info.

  • When: Thu, Oct 25 | 3:00 - 6:00 pm  

  • Price: $40 per team of two

  • Where: Around campus

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Turning Point? American Views on the Midterm Elections

Why you should go

The outcomes of the midterm elections have implications that go beyond the American border.


The upcoming midterm elections in the U.S. are important ones, for a variety of reasons. American viewpoints on socio-economic issues are complex and divisive, and will heavily impact the election outcomes in November. This talk will offer an in-depth look into the issues motivating voters as they head to the polls. Moderated by UBC Political Science professor Paul J. Quirk, this talk features experts in U.S. political affairs, Marc Hetherington and Nicolee Ambrose.

  • When: Thu, Oct 25 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Liu Institute for Global Issues, Multipurpose Room


Courtside 2018

Why you should go

Ball is life.


Courtside is the biggest basketball festival at UBC, with two back-to-back games from the Women’s and Men’s teams. Come for the ball, stay for contests, live halftime shows, your chance to meet the T-Birds mascot Thunder (swoon), face-painting, and more! More info.

  • When: Fri, Oct 26 | 6:00 pm (Women’s game), 8:00 pm (Men’s game)

  • Price: $7

  • Where: War Memorial Gym

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