What: World Water Day 2015
When: March 17 to March 20
Where: UBC Okanagan, various locations
When: Kick-off ceremonies starting at noon Thursday, March 19, central courtyard
World Water Day will be celebrated at UBC Okanagan on Thursday, March 19, with a host of campus activities the week of March 17 to 20, to raise sustainability and water conservation awareness. World Water Day is a global event, supported by the United Nations, to raise awareness of the lack of clean drinking water around the world.
- A panel discussion and film showing of The Paddler is on Tuesday, March 17, 5 p.m. at the University Centre Theatre UNC 106. Panel members include Clayton McCann, Curtis Volkle, Bob Purdy, Carey Missler, and Eileen Delehanty Pearkes.
- Hundreds of political ecology posters by Assoc. Prof. John Wagner’s students will be on display in the Arts building foyer on Wednesday, March 18.
- On Thursday, March 19, day-long events kick off at noon, with ceremonies in the UBC central courtyard with live music, a talk by Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, remarks by UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal Deborah Buszard, performance by Okanagan Nation drummers and singer, and student presentations.
- At 2 p.m. Thursday in the University Centre ballroom UNC200, a keynote address will be given by renowned novelist and natural history advocate Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, who recently completed a history of the upper Columbia River’s natural systems and water policy.
- The Splashdown Research Event in the University Centre theatre UNC 106 starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, with students making three-minute research presentations.
- The Bluedrinks social event at the Well student pub starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
- On Friday, March 20, the Water Wars Student Games will be held in the central courtyard at 1 p.m.
More information: worldwaterday.ok.ubc.ca