Category Archives: Socials

PDA Social Event: Weekly Lunch

Bring your lunch and let’s get together every Wednesday at 12:30 pm. The plan is to change the location monthly (with every newsletter). Let’s start our get-together in the 8th floor lounge of the Department of Computer Science, located in ICICS X860, which has a pretty nice view! If the weather is nice, we can spontaneously decide to go out!

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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!

PDA January Social: Joint UBC/SFU Social

Let’s meet with SFU postdocs and have a beer together on Monday, 23 January at 6:30 pm in the CRAFT Beer Market!

Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.

PDA February Social: Ice Skating

Join us for ice skating on Friday, 10 February at 10:00 pm in the Thunderbird Arena at UBC! Come out and try the public session – even if you’re new to skating.

Cost for UBC Faculty/Staff: $3.75 per person for admission, $3.50 per person for skate rental

RSVP by Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017.

Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.

PDA Social: Escape Room

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Join us for a real life escape game on Friday, 20 January at 6:10 pm at Locked Canada! Escape Room Experiences are 5D team games wherein you are locked in a room and forced to solve a mystery within 45 minutes. We’ve booked the theme “Crimson Room” for 6 players.

Cost: $18.70 per person (including tax). Please note that payment is required to secure your place. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, refunds will not be possible.

RSVP by Monday, 16 Jan. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Be on time, otherwise it will be deducted from our gaming time!

Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.

PDA Social: Ice skating – all levels welcome!

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Join us for ice skating on Sunday, 8 January at 5:45 pm in the Thunderbird Arena at UBC! Come out and try the public session – even if you’re new to skating.

Cost for UBC Faculty/Staff: $3.75 per person for admission, $3.50 per person for skate rental

RSVP by Wednesday, 4 Jan 2017.

Please contact Jessica, if you have any questions.