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Turn it Up and Disrupt this International Women's Day

March 04, 2019

This International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019, join us for Turn it Up and Disrupt, a new UBC arts festival that will inspire, educate and mobilize our community to creatively tackle gender-based inequities, and bring about positive change. Explore creative expression through three dynamic days of...

November 02, 2017

Stepping into Fall with Walk 'n Roll to School

Throughout the week of October 23-27, we celebrated the much-loved Walk 'n Roll to School with young students, parents and volunteers. Together, our community had fun participating in walking school buses and bike trains from different UBC neighbourhoods to both Norma Rose Point and...

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October 18, 2017

Rain Graffiti is Coming to UBC

Something whimsical, quirky and fun is soon to hit pavements at UBC – rain grafitti – which is sure to make you want to play and splash around in the rain. We will keep the locations a secret for now, but if you spot one of the installations, be sure to share on social...

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October 13, 2017

Music on the Point

Welcome to intimate acoustics and comfortable seats of the Roy Barnett Recital Hall to experience music and enjoy the artists’ perspective. Afterwards, join the performers in the lobby for light refreshments and conversation. All concerts take place on select Friday evenings at 7:30 pm at...

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October 03, 2017

Apply for a UTown@UBC Community Grant before October 22

Do you have a great idea for a community project? Want to hold a canning workshop, an intergenerational storytelling project, a street party, or a book exchange? Need the funds to make it happen? Apply for a UTown@UBC Community Grant by October 22. The program awards up to $1,000 for projects...

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August 31, 2017

Outdoor Feast, Community, Arts & Culture, & More at Harvest Feastival

Welcome fall in style at Harvest Feastival surrounded by 1000 friends, for an evening of feasting, arts & culture. Chef David Speight's amazing menu, featuring not one but two desserts, will indulge your senses with fall flavours sourced from the UBC Farm. After dinner, head over to...

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August 04, 2017

Pride in Style

On August 3, we transformed Lee Square into a colourful and happening place as we kicked off Vancouver Pride Week with UBC’s first-ever Pride Picnic to celebrate 15 years of Positive Space campaign on campus. This free, fun and inclusive party at Lee Square showcased UBC’s commitment to providing...

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August 04, 2017

A Savoury Recipe for Summer Fun

The weather forecast on July 20 was calling for possible showers but by the time Chef Challenge was underway, the sun was beaming over the amphitheatre at Thunderbird Commons. This was the fourth year for the event which sees competitors from across the campus create delicious locally-...

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July 04, 2017

Volunteer with us!

We are looking for a group of enthusiastic individuals to help make our UBC Chef Challenge event on July 20th a great success. If you have experience with events, organization, or are simply a hard-working and outgoing person, then we would love if you could join us to help! The volunteer...

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June 27, 2017

Take the Connections & Engagement Survey

How easy do you find it to make friends in Metro Vancouver? Do you know your neighbours well enough to ask for help? How would you describe your sense of belonging? In 2012, Vancouver Foundation released their first Connections & Engagement report. The survey revealed that Metro Vancouver...

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June 14, 2017

Celebrating Chronicles of our Community!

Last week, the Community Development team held a gathering to appreciate the efforts of people behind some awesome community projects made possible through a little financial help from UTown@UBC Community Grants , UTown @ UBC Animation Grants and UTown @ UBC Wellbeing Grants. Over 45 people...

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