August arrives this week leaving just over one month until the start of the next semester at the University of British Columbia. The new semester marks a new beginning for many, be it a recent high-school grad, a college transfer, a professional returning for a Master's Degree, or even an entire household having relocated to the UBC area to support their young student's academic career in a better place. No matter the scenario, most of these individuals have already found their home in the UBC area and are using the month of August to settle in and integrate themselves within the community before September kicks in.
While much of the month ahead may be dedicated to unpacking and preparing for the semester (bargain hunting for class books, etc...) it's important to remember to stop and smell the flora - because it's still summer and you've arrived in one of the most lively communities in the city! That's right, as a UBC Realtor representing the area I want to remind everyone forget about counting the days until lecture hall 101 and to instead enjoy the events and gatherings taking place around UBC through the month of August.
Recommended UBC Events in August
1. ELI International Night: A Great Gatsby Soirée - Student Union Building Ballroom (August 2, 7PM)
This celebration of international culture leaps onto the stage of the SUB Ballroom this Friday evening. In addition to the early night performances and subsequent dance party the evening will be seasoned with booths allowing culinary talented students to present delectable dishes from their home country. This international mingle is not to be missed!
2. Paradise Lost? Contemporary Works from the Pacific - MOA & Satellite Gallery (Until September 29 @ MOA / Until August 31 @ Satellite Gallery)
UBC's Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is hosting Paradise Lost? Contemporary Works from the Pacific which features artisan works curated from islands such as Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and other islands you likely have seen on Survivor. The exhibit combines sculpture, painting, photography, and paintings to showcase the Pacific Islands. The purpose of the ongoing affair is to demonstrate insight that the Pacific Islands are more than tikis and Mai Tai's. MOA's Satellite gallery is holding an Opening Reception on August 6.
3. UBC Poetry Slam - Simply French Cafe (August 15, 7:30PM)
The fringe famed UBC Poetry Slam was touched on within this UBC real estate blog a few months ago and back by popular demand it makes an appearance here in our August UBC event recommendations. This casual event at Simply French Cafe on West 10th near UBC offers the perfect gathering where you can mingle amongst local talent and those simply looking for a hip atmosphere to chill on a warm summer evening.
4. UBC Farm Market - UBC Farm Point Grey Campus (August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 9AM - 1PM)
Every Saturday through August those with a penchant for locally sourced produce and associated goods will converge upon on of the most unique farmers markets in Vancouver. In addition to the produce there will be a bevy of baked goods, coffees, teas, prepared foods, and even artisan crafts. The UBC Farm Market offers a great place to spend a sunny Saturday morning/afternoon.