Category Archives: (see you at) first fridays

Location for November First Friday

See you at The Speakeasy downtown (on Davie between Bute and Jervis) for our next First Friday!

We will meet there on November 2 from 6-8pm.

Hello, school year 2012-13

An another school year has officially started… welcome to everyone who’s starting at UBC, and welcome back to everyone else!

Don’t miss our first First Friday of the year next month; it’s a great way to meet new people and/or catch up on what everyone’s been doing this summer. See you at the Wolf and Hound at 6pm on Oct 5.

Also, we have a new brochure for you that you check out and/or circulate freely.


No First Friday in April – see you in May!

We have decided not to organize a First Friday in April since we didn’t have enough people from the organizing committee who could commit this month. So we will be celebrating the end of the school year at our next get-together in May, at The Wolf and Hound in Kitsilano.  See you there!

PS. If you would like to get involved in the organizing committee, email us at queergrads.ubc [at] We can always use some help. 🙂

February 1st Friday + Games Night

We have two events coming up!

The February First Friday is happening this Friday at the Speakeasy bar downtown (at Davie and Bute). See you there between 6 and 8!

And next week we will be getting together for a board games night at Ruth’s house. All are welcome! RSVP to for directions.


There is also a graduate conference (Queer U) being organized at UBC on February 15. For more information, visit their website or check out the poster below.

April First Friday

I’ve had the date, time and location for our next First Friday up for a while (see the column to the right!) so this is just a quick, friendly reminder that our April First Friday is coming up. We will be meeting at 6 as usual, but this time we’re heading to east Van and having drinks at Toby’s on Commercial Drive!

Location / time for March’s First Friday

For the upcoming First Friday (March 4), we will be meeting at The Fountainhead on Davie. (We’re having trouble thinking of other queer-friendly places that welcome big groups on Friday evenings, so if you have any ideas, please share them with us!)

Be there at 4:30pm for an ‘admin meeting’ if you’re interested in being part of helping out with this group, deciding what to do next, where we’re going, etc.

If you’d just like to get a drink and chat, the social portion of the evening will start at 6. Show up anytime between 6 and 8 and we’ll be there. This time we will even have a rainbow flag to help everyone find the group!

January First Friday coming up

Happy New Year (at least to those of you who go by the Gregorian calendar)!

Our monthly meeting, First Friday, will happen as scheduled on this Friday, January 7. We will meet at 6:30pm at the Fountainhead on Davie St.

If you have any suggestions for the group, the website, where we could meet in February, or anything else, feel free to email us your ideas. We are hoping to organize a more administrative meeting in the coming weeks, to set out some guidelines for the group and figure out what people would like this group to be and what other activities we can start organizing. We’ll want your input so don’t worry, you’ll be invited to join us. We just need a date and location first…

See you Friday!

Thank you!

The end of the term has caught up with me so I haven’t had a chance to post this yet, but I wanted to extend a big thank you to all who came out for our December get-together. It was wonderful to see everyone!

We’re still trying to figure out how this group is going to function – expect some updates between now and the next First Friday, on Jan 7 (this time the location will be advertised here). To make sure you don’t miss anything, join the mailing list (on the right) and keep an eye on this website.

In the meanwhile – happy holidays!

This is starting to look vaguely organized!

Our second meeting is fast approaching (it is this Friday at 6pm – email us for the location), I hope to see a lot of new faces there! 🙂

We’re still working on getting the word out and setting up effective communication (we’re still working on getting the GSS to send out an email to all grad secretaries), but hopefully the following tools will help:

1) A listserv! Use the text box below to add your email to our listserv, and we’ll make sure to email you about events and meetings so you can stay in touch. I’ve also added this subscription box to the far-right column so that people can easily sign up when they visit the website.

Google Groups
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Visit this group

2) A Facebook page. Same idea as the listserv, but some of us prefer to stay in touch with Facebook, so we want to give you that option.

If you have suggestions on how to help us get the word out about The Network, drop us a line or come join us on Friday!