Remember back in October, when I applied to be a part of the KIN Week committee and got it?
Well, KIN Week is here! I’m super excited to see how our events pan out, because this is the first ever KIN Week. This week will set the stage for future KIN Week events! So here’s the breakdown:
Today we have a free KIN BBQ and dodgeball. We challenged Science to come out and play with us, but I’m a little doubtful that they will. In any case, we have lots of teams ready to play a round-robin tournament! My favourite team name? Kinner Kinner Chicken Dinner. Bahaha.
Tomorrow’s event is one of the bigger highlights of the week— The K-Factor. It’s sort of like a beauty pageant, except the judging isn’t based on your physical attractiveness, but rather how well you answer the questions and perform. Besides, everyone in KIN is good looking 😉
On Wednesday is the Kinesiology Career Fair. If you’re stuck on what to do with your life career-wise (I’m sure we’ll all hit that point one day or another), I recommend you go to this one. I heard there’ll be firefighters there. Firefighters.
Thursday evening is devoted to a Dinners For Kinners Potluck! I was in charge of coordinating this event (mostly, anyways), so I really hope it goes well! We’ve got lots of fun games lined up, thanks to our DFK team 🙂
On Friday there’s a bar event at Lola’s, but since I’m underage I’m not going 😛 So no comment from me on that.
You can find all these events on Facebook. Here is the main event page!
I have to go set up for the barbecue now. See you there!
Here in UBC KIN, we’re like a ginormous extended family! It’s one of the perks of being a small school within the university. Everyone’s pretty friendly, and it’s easy to get close with each other because we pretty much all go to the same classes at the same times.
Anyways, the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society(KUS) thrives on the enthusiasm of KIN students and puts on a lot of different social events throughout the year. Regrettably, a couple of them (such as the annual Halloween Boat Cruise) require you to be 19+ in order to go. Dinners for Kinners, however, is all ages! D4K is (in the words of the coordinators) “one of the marquee traditions for UBC kinesiology students“. Everyone in the faculty is invited to go out to eat at a restaurant together, and have a good time! Can any other faculty boast that amount of inclusion?
This past Thursday was Round 1 of D4K! We went out to The Eatery, which is a Japanese food restaurant with some really funky sushi combos. I had a Green Hornet Roll (yep, like the superhero) and ohmygod it was delicious! Definitely one of best sushi rolls I’ve ever had.
Huffah, my table group! They are cool people.
Even better than the food, though, was that I got to hang out with new friends—without the pressure of exams hanging over us. The overall mood was great, despite the drizzly weather! About 80-ish people went, and we took up practically the whole restaurant. There were a couple of games played, and prizes given out. The combination of post-exam relief, sanctuary from bad weather, and great noshes made for some good times! 🙂
It was a great way to end what was a horrible week for me. I can’t wait for the next one!
PS. Anyone have any suggestions on where we could go? 🙂