AAPS After Work is Back for 2018


AAPS After Work 2018

Dear AAPS Members,

The AAPS Member Engagement Committee is pleased to bring back another season of AAPS After Work for the month of June.

Join one of seven events happening after work at UBC Farm, Biercraft in Wesbrook Village, and Open Kitchen. Take this opportunity to connect and socialize with your AAPS colleagues from across campus.

You can RSVP by following this link.


Here is the line-up of this year’s events

We have three fantastic workshops scheduled at UBC Farm:

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walks
Tuesday June 5, 2018
Friday June 8, 2018

Join a guided tour presenting proper identification and uses of numerous plants growing at UBC Farm. An easy stroll will lead to identification of wild plants, which parts are edible and which parts are medicinal. See and taste some commonly grown garden herbs and learn how they can be applied for medicinal usage. Wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. This session will be led by Sarah Orlowski. Sarah is a Master Herbalist, artist and also has her Permaculture Design Certificate.

Vertical Gardening for Beginners
Tuesday June 26, 2018

As Vancouver densifies and large gardens become scarce, vertical surfaces can be used for gardening. In this workshop we will explore what living walls and green facades are, and the systems used to implement them. We will discuss the principles of setting up a successful vertical garden in common locations such as fences, walls or patio banisters, and the plants that are most suitable. This session will be led by Yael Stav. Yael is a sustainable design professional, with expertise in vertical vegetation and urban agriculture, from Israel, Australia and Canada. Her PhD work focused on designing sustainable vertical gardens.

We will be returning to Biercraft in Wesbrook Village for another Craft Beer Appreciation Series:

Wednesday June 6, 2018
Wednesday June 20, 2018
Wednesday June 27, 2018

Get ready for summertime beers. Biercraft’s Benjamin Fredrickson has put together a summer beer flight and food pairing menu. You will try four small tasters of different kinds of beer and learn to appreciate their different qualities as well as some of the history or lore around each beer.

BBQ Tips with Executive Chef and Culinary Director David Speight:

Thursday, June 14, 2018
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Point Grey Campus
The Secret Patio Garden at
Open Kitchen

Join UBC’s Executive Chef and your AAPS colleague David Speight as he shares his tips for summer grilling. You’ll enjoy a custom BBQ tasting menu as Chef David talks you through how to perfectly prepare a variety of food on the BBQ. Not only will you be treated to great food and a great learning experience, you can relax with a beer or glass of wine on the on the hidden patio at above Open Kitchen. Relax, network, and get ready for summer cooking.


Please follow this link to register.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email. The AAPS Member Engagement Program is exclusively for members of AAPS and offered at no cost.

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.