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First Friday (Oct 4) Queer Grad Student Social @ The Wolf and Hound

Friday Oct. 4, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Wolf and Hound (3617 W. Broadway St. @ Alma)

Join us for our second pub night of the new school year this Friday at the Wolf and Hound. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow queer grad students, post-docs, and recent grads, or to reconnect with friendly faces! Everyone is welcome. Look for us at the back of the pub in the area with the sofas, with rainbow flags set out. Come out, bring your friends, and get your Friday night started off right!

First Friday queer grad student social – Friday September 6, 2013

[The Network] is hosting our first “Friday Friday” event of the new school year this Friday.  These events are held on the first Friday of each month at pubs around the city and offer an opportunity to meet your fellow queer grad students, post-docs and professional students.

Friday, September 6, 2013
6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Wolf and Hound
3617 W Broadway at Alma

There is always a good mix of new and returning students from all faculties.  It’s a great way to unwind from a tough first week. See you there!

Queer Grad Student Retreat on Bowen Island

The Network Steering Committee has organized an exciting and relaxing retreat for queer grad students, professional students and post-docs for the weekend of September 27-29, 2013. We will be going to Bowen Island (a short and scenic boat trip from Vancouver) full of natural beauty and amazing views.

The retreat will include fun activities such as:
a 2-hour guided sea kayaking trip (included in price)
a social reception with activities and prizes
an easy hike around the lake OR an optional mountain excursion
an evening around the campfire
tasty group meals, including a BBQ
time to hang out and get to know each other
Additionally, we’ll spend a little time planning where we would like this group to go in the coming year. The cost will include food, 2 drink tickets, lodging, all activities, and a chartered ferry to the island. Shared accommodations are in cozy cabins and yurts.

The retreat will be held at the Xenia Centre, a dynamic, gorgeous, and peaceful place featuring a sauna, a labyrinth, a giant old growth tree, and a friendly pig, among other charms.

Space is limited to 22 guests, which will include both current and new Network members. All LGBTQA grad students and allies are welcome. If you’ve never made it to a Network event before this is a great time to get to know a diverse group of fabulous and friendly folks.

The total cost for the 2-night, all inclusive retreat is $190 and the time to sign up is now! Space is limited. To reserve a spot, click here. Thanks to our sponsors, the Graduate Student Society and the Office of the Vice President [Students], for helping to subsidize the costs.

Of course feel free to contact us with any questions or for info on accessibility.


Bowne Island, Killarney Lake