Saturday, July 26, 2014

Events at the University of British Colombia in August

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?

From Eventbrite:

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

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