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.
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? 🙂