Deans Message for LFS Community Connects: July 2021
Summer is well underway and I hope that everyone is staying safe, especially in this record-breaking hot and dry weather.
As UBC campus attractions are open (some with restrictions), I invite those of you in the Lower Mainland – and those of you who may in town this summer – to come by and visit! We welcome you to return with your family and friends, and explore the special places on campus that can help you unwind and escape.
• UBC Farm is running its Saturday Farmer’s Markets selling certified organic produce and free-range eggs. Local vendors join the Saturday market, so you can support local artisans. UBC Farm also runs a smaller Tuesday evening market.
• UBC Botanical Garden provides a view into plants from every corner of the world. If you’re not afraid of heights, you can trek along the tree canopies via the Greenheart TreeWalk.
• Museum of Anthropology (MOA)’s current exhibit marks the 10th anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and ensuring tsunami that caused damage to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Titled A Future for Memory: Art and Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake, this exhibit will be at the UBC MOA until September 19.
• Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver’s only natural history museum and, especially for young kids, it can offer a treasure trove of fish, fossils, birds and bugs.
• The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is a nationally acclaimed contemporary art gallery offering free admission and more than 4,500 artworks.
These are some of the attractions at UBC. If you want to view more, I invite you to visit this page: visit.ubc.ca/.
In the meantime, I wish you the best for summer. Take care and stay well.
Professor and Dean