I will be at the University of British Colombia (UBC) 21 to 26 August 2014 to speak at ICCSE 2014 Conference, So I thought I would see what is on at UBC while I am there. Last year I spent a month around UWA, considering "Where is the University Headed?", dining at St Catherine’s College (which was about to become co-ed), gave a Seminar on Green Computing, attended concerts and gallery openings.
UBC is a much bigger place than UWA, but August is holiday time (which may be why the conference organisers chose it (available venues and accommodation). Even so I have found the UBC Eevents Calendar has some things on. Some are a little specialised, such as Menus from the Canadian Pacific Railway's Ships, Trains, Planes, and Hotels at the Barber Learning Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, 1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC. A little more unusual is "The Metaphysics of Love Pilot Workshop", asking such questions as : "can you love a computer operating system?" (25 August 2014, D324 Buchanan Building).
A web search found more events:
Creating the Future- Partnerships for Inclusive Learning Conference, August 25-27, 2014 at UBC
It is frustrating that some event announcemtns provide little explanation of what they are about, for exmaple, what is Slackline UBC?
Looking outside UBC in Vancouver, there is the "Transition Regional Workshop for Central & Western Canada", 23 -24 August, but what is it? Apparently it is "proactive transition to a low-carbon society, requiring resilient communities, ‘re-skilling’ for a low-carbon future, and re-localizing the production of basic needs, while emphasizing opportunities for greater connectedness and celebration.".
Walking Tour: The Cardero Street Heritage Stroll,
Heritage Vancouver Society, 10am to 12 noon, 23 August 201.
Vancouver Craft Brew Cruise, August 23rd at 3:30pm and 8:00pm.
Tiny House Workshops (building an off grid Tiny Community Center), Vancouver Community Laboratory, 1907 Triumph Street, Vancouve