Spring 2011 Community Grants

In Spring 2011 the first-ever UTown@UBC Community Grants were awarded to oustanding community-building projects on campus. Since then the program has continued to grow, with more and more campus residents helping us achieve our goal of creating a vibrant, sustainable campus community.

The 2011 Global Indigenous Conference - $1000

The First Annual Global Indigenous Conference took place April 1-2, 2011 at UBC’s First Nations House of Learning. The conference was organized by UBC students and brought together UBC’s indigenous and non-indigenous community, international activists as well as academics, and featured discussion panels and presentations on sustainability, land and resource rights, and cross cultural dialogue. To learn more click here

The Importance of Being Earnest at Green College, Green College Players - $1000

The Green College Players, a student theatrical troupe comprised of students living in Green College, produced and performed Oscar Wilde’s play “The Importance of Being Earnest” from April 6-9, 2011. The performances raised over $400 for the Red Cross Japan Relief Fund and collected donations of non-perishable food items which were donated to the AMS food bank. To learn more click here  

Positive Discipline Parenting Workshop, Jason Schroder - $1000

The Positive Discipline Parenting Workshop was a bilingual parenting workshop organised by a graduate student living in Acadia Park. The workshop was offered in English and Chinese and promoted intercultural dialogue around different parenting practices. To learn more click here

Adobe Earth Building Seminar, Lisa Schroder - $1000

The Adobe Earth Building Seminar featured a presentation about adobe brick building techniques from around the world. The seminar was organized by a resident of Acadia Park and took place at the UBC Farm. Participants made mud bricks from a mixture of sand, clay and straw, ate homemade pizza cooked in a real mud brick oven and learned about working with natural resources.  To learn more click here

Musical Production “Guys and Dolls”, Suite Style Musical - $1000

Suite Style Musical, a theatrical troupe comprised of students living in suite-style residences on campus, produced and performed the Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls” in the Marine Drive ballroom from March 24-26, 2011. To learn more click here