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October 29, 2018
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Events: Oct 29 to Nov 4

It may be the scariest time of the year…but it’s also Thrive Week, and Bike to Work Week!

Thrive UBC

Why you should go

With events every day from Monday to Friday, there will definitely be something that speaks to you.


Thrive is a mindset and a week-long series of events focused on helping everyone at UBC explore their path to mental health. Event highlights include: Zen Meditation (to help you relax), special Thrive recipes at Agora Cafe (to nourish the body), and UBC’s Largest Zumba (for some fun and wholesome exercise).

  • When: Mon, Oct 29 - Fri, Nov 2

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Various locations across campus

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Bike to Work (+ School) Week

Why you should go

There’s a celebration station on Oct 30 with music, snacks, and coffee!


Ride your 2-wheeled stallion to campus this week to feel good about yourself, spare yourself a trip on the 99, and…free snacks! The whole week is bike to work/school week, but bring your bike by Lee Square (outside the UBC Bookstore) on Oct 30 for some treats.

  • When: Mon, Oct 29 - Sun, Nov 4

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Campus

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Irrationality in Law and Life: Heuristics and Biases in Legal Decision Making

Why you should go

Learn about the fascinating world of subconscious decision making.


This talk will discuss questions such as: Do judges really round murderers’ sentences to the nearest even-numbered year? Do parole decisions turn on the timing of judges’ meals? Are taller people really considered to be more truthful in court? Craig Jones, professor of law at Thompson Rivers University, will address those questions through a discussion on unconscious decision-making processes known as “heuristics”.

  • When: Tue, Oct 30 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Green College, Coach House

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AMS Comedy Club Presents: Comedy Night: Spooky Edition!

Why you should go

What’s spOokier than comedy?


Celebrate the scary season with some chillingly funny comedy presented by the AMS Comedy Club! This event features a Halloween drink draw, where you can win a $15 drink comp. The comedy line-up is headlined by Larke Miller, Late Late Show and Comedy Now alum, and hosted by Rory Dunn.

  • When: Tue, Oct 30 | 8:00 - 10:00 pm

  • Price: Free for members, $5 general (no one turned away for lack of funds)

  • Where: AMS Nest, The Pit Pub

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Knit & Knatter – Wellness Blanket Project

Why you should go

This Thrive event deserves its own spot on this list.


If you’re not a regular knitter, or have never tried it before, this is your chance! Knitting is a relaxing and creative activity that is a great way to take a break. This event is a chance to improve your knitting skills, connect with others, and contribute to creating a wellness blanket.

  • When: Thu, Nov 1 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm

  • Price: Free

  • Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Learning Commons, Room 300

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Floorball Championship

Why you should go

You don’t need mad skills to participate.


This 3-on-3 tournament is a mix of floor and field hockey, with just a hint of lacrosse. The event starts with a 10-minute learn-to-play session to teach you the specifics, followed by 3 games of round robin play and then playoffs! Register your team by 5:00 pm, Oct 29! More info.

  • When: Fri, Nov 2 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm; 7:00 - 9:00 pm; 9:00 - 11:00 pm

  • Price: $100 per team

  • Where: UBC Student Recreation Centre

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