Category Archives: Socials

PDA Social Event: Kayaking

Join us for our upcoming 2-hours kayaking trip at Deep Cove in North Vancouver on Saturday, August 12 from 3-5pm (rain or shine). We have booked some double kayaks. Rental rates include equipment and a short introduction to the equipment and safety features.

Cost: $30.80 per person (including GST and PST). Please note that payment is required to secure your place. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, refunds will not be possible.

RSVP by Wednesday, August 9. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Some infos from the Deep Cove Kayak Centre:

What to Wear

  • We simply recommend that you dress for the weather in comfortable, athletic clothing that you don’t mind getting a little bit wet
  • More specifically, we suggest non-cotton layers and a wind/rain shell is nice to bring along if conditions change
  • If it is hot and sunny we strongly encourage sunscreen, hats and sunglasses (with a strap)

 What to Bring

  • Government issued Photo ID
  • Waterproof watch
  • Cell phones and cameras (brought at user’s own risk, we sell great waterproof cases at our shop)
  • Change of clothes for after paddling
  • Water Bottle and snack

PDA Social Event: Ice Cream, Beer & Bingo

Join us for some of the best ice cream in Kits on Thursday, July 13, half a block from the beach, followed by Beer & Bingo. We will get some ice cream from Paradiso Italian Gelato at 6:15pm and relax at the beach. Then we head for the Bimini Public House for Beer & Bingo at 7:30pm. RSVP to Jessica if you plan to come.

PDA Social Event: Joint UBC/SFU Social

Let’s meet with SFU postdocs for a bar tour on Thursday, July 6. We start in Steamworks Brew Pub at 6:30pm. RSVP to Jessica if you plan to come.

PDA Social Event: Karaoke & Beer

Join us for a karaoke night on Wednesday, May 24 at 8:30pm in Darby’s Public House.

You don’t have to be a great singer – even you don’t have to sing at all! Just come and join in the fun!

RSVP to Jessica if you plan to come.

PDA Social Event: Kits Beach BBQ

Bring along your own food and drinks and celebrate summer with a beach BBQ on Saturday, June 3, at 1 PM on the grass at the intersection of Maple St & McNicoll Ave. Children and partners are welcome.

Sign up here. Contact Jessica if you have any questions.

Please note that this event will depend on the weather, so stay in touch for any changes to the plan!

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PDA Social Event: Curling

Join us for some Canadian Curling on Friday, 28 April at 6:00 pm at the Vancouver Curling Club.


Cost: We share the total cost of about $195 plus GST by the number of participants. We need 8-10 people. It includes:

  • One sheet of ice for two hours
  • All necessary equipment for curling (please wear running shoes)
  • A coach for the first hour

RSVP to Jessica by Friday, 21 April. Places will be based on a first come first serve basis. Please note that payment is required to secure your place. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, refunds will not be possible.

PDA Social Event: UBC Botanical Garden

Enjoy a two hour guided Garden and TreeWalk tour on Wednesday, 4 May at 2:00 pm in the UBC Botanical Garden. The tour focuses on Biodiversity, First Peoples and local plants, Cultural components, and Medicinal Plants.
Cost: $23 per person (incl. taxes)
Please note that payment is required to secure your place. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, refunds will not be possible.
RSVP to Jessica by Wednesday, 26 April.

PDA Social: Mouth watering poutine – 38 varieties to choose from!

Join us for poutine on Friday, 17 March at 6:30 pm in the La Belle Patate, a restuarant that serves authentic Québécois cuisine, including 38 varieties of poutine. Poutine is a Canadian dish, originating in the province of Québec.

RSVP to Jessica  by Wednesday, 15 March.

PDA Social: Live Ice Hockey (Canucks vs Kings)

Let’s watch a live ice hockey game on Friday, 31 March at 7:00 pm in the Rogers Arena. Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings are playing.

Cost per ticket: $61

Please note that payment is required to secure your place. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, refunds will not be possible.

RSVP to Jessica by Monday, 27 March.

UBC PDA Annual General Meeting 2017 (March 9th)

Your vote counts! Join us as we elect the new PDA Executive Committee for the upcoming year, and vote on any amendments to the PDA Constitution on Thursday 9 March at 5:00 pm at the Life Sciences Institute (LSI), Room 1510. No RSVP required.

The event will commence with reports from the past PDA Executive Committee members followed by short introductions of the new nominees, after which you can place your vote. We will then vote on any proposed amendments to the PDA constitution, and will conclude the event with a light reception furnished with complimentary snacks and refreshments to welcome the new committee members.

Please contact us if you have any questions. You can add this event to your Google Calendar by clicking on the button below. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the entire calendar, with all our events, here!