UBC World AIDS Week 2010

Hi everyone,

We hope to see many of you at the upcoming UBC World AIDS Week events!  The Week this year promises to be better than ever, uniting efforts from a truly interdisciplinary mix of student groups including UAEM, committed to raising awareness and funds to alleviate the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

During this coming week, November 22nd to 26th, you can stop by the SUB and Buchanan MASS from 11am-2pm to contribute to a giant campus community art project!  You can paint what AIDS means to you on a collaborative canvas, as well as have your photo taken with a statement of support to all those affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

As if that wasn’t enticing enough, there will also be free food, cupcakes and condoms at the two sites, so be sure to give them a visit!

We are also very excited to welcome Dr. Julio Montaner to campus on November 29th.  Dr. Montaner is world-renowned for his research that utilizes HIV treatment as an HIV prevention strategy.  We are also lucky to have with us Jo Gorton, a long-time UAEMer from the UBC School of Nursing, who will be speaking on the politics/economics of HIV.  Sonja Babovic will also give an overview of current work being done at universities to make HIV treatment accessible worldwide.  This speaker series will happen on November 29th, 5-7pm in WOOD 5, and is a free event!  Bring your friends!

Other most excellent events happening on campus in the near future are:

Rubber Soul: Rock for AIDS Concert, with all proceeds benefiting Little Travellers

Great Strides for AIDS (organized by WUSC) – Run through the heart of campus to promote HIV/AIDS awareness

World AIDS Day Coffeehouse (organized by Friends of MSF-UBC) – featuring a screening of “The Positive Ladies’ Soccer Club”, inspiring speakers, coffee, treats, wine and more!

Keep The Light Shining (organized by UBC’s Africa Awareness Initiative) – Candlelight vigil to remember and honor lives lost to AIDS.

We hope to see you there!

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