Cool Event: UBC World AIDS Day Events Dec 1st-3rd

When I’m looking for inspiration to dig deep and persevere through final exam study sessions, final project intensity and long paper writing sessions, I take a break and attend awesome events.  Like the UBC World AIDS Day Events. They sound like an incredible way to kick December off. Hosted by a number of student groups at UBC in recognition of World AIDS Day, December 1st, and held from Dec 1st-3rd, these events  are meant to raise awareness and educate students, staff, faculty and the greater Vancouver community about the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

All proceeds from ribbon sales will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Little Travelers will be sold from November 25th to December 3rd.

World AIDS Day Events

Wednesday, November 25th and Friday, November 30th

Red Scarf Sale

Woodward Resource Centre

All Day

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

AIDS March*

Life Sciences Centre to Student Union Building


Red ribbons given out.

“HIV, AIDS, CAMR, UAEM: Capital Letters, Capital Issues”

Life Sciences Centre Lecture Hall 3


HIV Documentary Screening: “For Mimi, Seid, and Amelezewd”, featuring commentary by Spencer Freeman

Life Sciences Centre Lecture Hall 3


Guest Speaker – Dr. Mel Krajden, BCCDC

Impact of HIV on Vancouver communities

Life Sciences Centre Lecture Hall 3


Film night – “A Closer Walk”

Performance by UBC Acapella Group

UBC Walter Gage Residence: Fire Side Lounge


Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Coffee house

Global Lounge, Marine Drive Residence Building #1


Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Panel Discussion


5:00- 6:30pm

Organizing groups- AIDS Community Action Network, Africa Awareness, Caribbean- African Association, Little Travelers, UBC Médecins sans Frontière, UBC Acapella, UBC Medical Students, UBC Microbiology and Immunology Students Association, UBC Red Cross, UBC World University Services Canada, UBC Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

* On Tuesday December 1st UBC medical students plan on gathering in the Life Sciences Center at 12pm dressed in red in support of World AIDS Day. Then, led by the medical student Acapella group the Auscultations and the UBC medicine choir, the students will march to the UBC SUB while singing John Lennon’s “Imagine”. This event is planned in hopes of showing how the UBC medical school community hopes to bring awareness to World AIDS day and support the Stephen Lewis campaign, “A Dare to Remember”. During this event students will be passing out Red Ribbons in exchange for donations. The Red Ribbon is a powerful force in the fight to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS as well as an international symbol of support towards the lobbying efforts to increase funding for AIDS services and research. All funds raised will go towards the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Please join the UBC medical school for this event.

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Shagufta is a UBC Political Science graduate with a passion for interdisciplinary thinking, writing, travel, reading, tea, and interesting conversations. She hopes to combine all of these things in her life work someday. For now though, she studies social policy and planning at the University of Toronto and shares her adventures in and out of the classroom at