Awesome October Events
We’ve got tons of great events for you over the next few weeks. Coming up this weekend our wine tour of the beautiful Fraser Valley and an academic writing boot-camp. Then later this month join the GSS for an evening of murder and mystery or find inner peace with our free Thrive yoga.
A fantastic half day touring the beautiful Fraser Valley in the comfort of a limo. Along the way you’ll stop to try delectable wines at locations such as Township 7, Backyard Vineyard, Vista D’Oro Farms & Winery and Krause Berry Farm & Estate Winery. Only $55 for graduate students
Separate yourself from distractions and non-research responsibilities, and surround yourself with a community of writers at the GSS’s first one-day academic bootcamp on October 13th, hosted by the award-winning instructor and editor Dr. Letitia Henville. This bootcamp is open to all UBC graduate students.
GRAD STUDENT NIGHT OUT
Science World After Dark Murdercon!
Join fellow graduate students and the GSS for this special edition of After Dark: Murder Con at Science World, just in time for Halloween!
MurderCon is an interactive murder mystery event set at a Sci-Fi fan convention where YOU solve a grisly crime using science! Cocky actors, greedy executives and obsessive fans are sure to ignite some dramatic clashes.
SIGN UP. ..for an evening of murder and mystery
THRIVE WITH THE GSS
Free yoga for grad students
Did you know? 9 in 10 graduate students report that mental health is very important and that it impacts them directly.*
Give yourself a break from the books or labs! Come out for a FREE 1 hour yoga session as part of UBC’s Thrive Week. BOOK YOUR SLOT
Are you a Graduate Student with disability?
The GSS is hosting focus groups on October 19th to collect qualitative data on the needs of graduate students and how we at the Graduate Student Society can best support them at UBC.
These will be held at Thea Koerner House.
The kind of issues we hope to gauge opinions on include:
• On-campus job opportunities
• On-campus housing
• Required equipment and technologies
• Recreation facilities
• Libraries accessibility
• sense of belonging on campus.
To join a group email: email@example.com with your name and list what time would be most convenient to speak to us.
The Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Diversity and Inclusion was struck last spring to examine and report back to the UBC Vancouver Senate on the current academic environment and its impact on student and faculty diversity and inclusion. It works to develop a framework for incorporating considerations of diversity and inclusion into academic decision making; and where appropriate provide recommendations to changes in Senate policies to better support students and faculty in fulfilling their full potential.
If you would like to be the student representative, please send an email that includes your name, degree, department and 1 paragraph explaining why you would like to serve as representative to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, October 17th.
TAKE PART IN A UBC STUDY ABOUT MOVEMENT AND HEALTH
This project aims to better understand the health and well-being consequences of moving to a new community. We are especially interested in studying how people rebuild their social network after relocating and whether building a solid social network helps to mitigate any negative health consequences of moving.
You can participate in this study if you:
• Are between the ages of 19 – 55
• Have moved to Vancouver within the last 6 weeks OR have lived in Vancouver for 5 years or more
• If you moved to Vancouver within the last 6 weeks, you moved without your spouse or family and you plan on staying for at least 2 years
• Do not suffer from any chronic (long term) health conditions
• Can read, understand, and speak English
• Do not take any hormone replacement therapies (e.g., birth control pills)
THE VANCOUVER INSTITUTE
The Vancouver institute has an exciting program of lectures over the next few months covering topics from contemporary politics to evidence in medicine and global economics.
Program – Fall 2018
Register for Bike to Work (& School) Week: October 29 to November 4
Here at UBC, you can commute by bike year round. And there’s no better time to start than Bike to Work (& School) Week. Join your cycling colleagues October 29 to November 4 and log your rides at btww.ca for a chance to win bikes, trips and other fantastic prizes.
5 tips for year-round riding:
1. Plan your route in advance
2. Dress for the weather
3. Keep a change of clothes at work
4. Be visible
5. Use UBC’s secure bike parking and facilities
For more tips visit planning.ubc.ca/cyclingtips
Register for Bike to Work Week now! You can join a team or start a new team for your department. Encourage your colleagues to join your team and help you win prizes!