2017 AAPS Summer Networking Series

Have you ever wanted to check out some of UBC’s unique places, but just can’t “find the time”? Now’s your opportunity to learn a bit more about the Point Grey Campus while building your professional network. Get connected with your colleagues and community and join AAPS for the 5th Anniversary of the Summer Networking Series.

Along with our sessions at Point Grey Campus, we are pleased to offer a series of events designed  for members located downtown and at the hospital sites. Register for any session you like, regardless of your location.

Each session provides the opportunity for networking, a guided tour, and lunch. We hope that you will make the time to join us this summer!


3 Indigenous Poles and Posts
Outside Walking Tour 
Tuesday, June 27
FULL!Wednesday, July 26
FULL!Friday, August 11

The Belkin Art Gallery Public Programs has put together this special, outdoor walking tour just for AAPS Members. With the recent installation of the Reconciliation Pole, we thought it would be a good time to talk about the artists and stories of three of the poles and posts at Point Grey Campus. We’ll start outside of Brock Hall with the Victory Through Honour Pole by distinguished Kwakwaka’wakw carver Ellen Neel.  The gift of the original pole was made in 1948. Next, near the UBC Bookstore is the Musqueam Post by carver Brent Sparrow Jr of the Musqueam First Nation. We’ll end our tour near the Forest Sciences Centre at the Reconciliation Pole by master carver and hereditary chief, 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James Hart of the Haida Nation This is a great opportunity for members to deepen their understanding of how artistic practices can be used to address urgent, contemporary social and political concerns.

UBC Farm
Outside Walking Tour 
Thursday, June 29
Wednesday, July 12
FULL! Wednesday, August 23

The UBC Farm has been an integral part of UBC’s South Campus and one of the early examples of the impact a Living Laboratory can have on teaching, learning, and community engagement. If you have never had the opportunity to visit the farm for a meeting, workshop, or the market, now is your chance! We’ll tour the grounds and see sustainable food systems research in action. The UBC Farm is certified organic and grows over 200 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The Farm is also home to honey bees and egg-laying, open-pasture hens.

Asian Centre and Library
Centre Tour 
Thursday, July 6
Tuesday, August 29

The Asian Centre has been a part of Point Grey Campus since 1981 supporting Asian heritage research, learning, and teaching. Learn more about the history of this special place.  We’ll tour the Asian Library and see some of their unique Asian-language collections and cultural exhibits. We’ll talk about the building and look at some of the outdoor pieces that surround the Asian Centre.

Greenheart TreeWalk
Suspension Walkway Tour
FULL! Friday, July 7
FULL! Tuesday, July 25
FULL! Thursday, August 17
FULL!Tuesday, August 22

Back by popular demand! Join us at the UBC Botanical Gardens at Point Grey Campus for this guided tour. Reaching a height of nearly 20 metres above the forest floor, the walkway will give us a bird’s eye view of Vancouver’s magnificent coastal temperate rainforest. We’ll learn about the diverse and unique ecosystems, sustainable eco-tourism, tree identification and First Nations culture and heritage.


FULL!The William Boyd Museum of Pathology (VGH)
Learning Centre Tour
Tuesday, June 20

The David Hardwick Pathology Learning Centre and William Boyd Museum of Pathology are located at the Diamond Health Care Centre. The collections consist of hundreds of anonymized specimens representing the gamut of macroscopic pathological conditions, along with descriptive case histories. This unique educational resource enables students, researchers, and health professionals to learn about the causes and mechanisms of human disease, and study clinicopathologic correlations. We’ll be given a guided tour of this facility and learn about it how supports the important medical research at UBC.

VanDusen Botanical Garden (Children’s and Women’s Hospitals)
Outdoor Walking Tour
Wednesday, June 28

Just up the street from Children’s and Women’s Hospitals site, the VanDusen Botanical Garden is in full bloom. Step out of from the office and spend some time in nature. We’ll have a guided walking tour of the garden and learn about how the garden supports plant conversation, biodiversity, and sustainability. Check out the Summer Bloom calendar to see what’s growing.

Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson Square)
Gallery Tour
Wednesday, August 30
10:45am–12:30pm or FULL!3:45pm–5:30pm

Join us for a lunch time or after work guided tour of Claude Monet’s Secret Garden. This exhibition surveys the diversity of subjects in his art, from the portrayal of modern life in his early figure studies to the inventive treatment of light in his scenes of the Parisian countryside and views of the River Thames. These works attest to Monet’s dedicated experimentation toward a novel approach to painting, which sought to capture the fleeting appearances and colours conjured by variable light.

To Register

  •  Please note the Summer Networking series is only open to AAPS members
  • Please be sure you have received an actual Confirmation Email, one that says you have been confirmed in the event on that specific day before showing up or you might be turned away
  • Please send only send in one registration form
  • You will be asked to give two choices. You can pick two different events or two different dates of the same event and we will do our best to place you in one of your choices
  • Typically we only have room for members to attend one session each due to space limitations
  • If you have any questions Sarah Muff will be happy to answer them

2017 AAPS Summer Networking Series Registration Form


Photography and Media: Please be advised that photos/videos may be taken at this event for use in AAPS communications materials.

Confirmation: Please note that this series is open to AAPS Members only and is at no cost. All registered attendees will receive a confirmation email.

Cancellations: Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you do not anticipate attending the session to registered for, please cancel in a timely manner by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca.