Events Calendar

MSA UBC Presents: International Food Expo (IHFEX)

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu (May the peace, mercy, and blessings of God be with you),

The Muslim Student Association at UBC is cordially inviting you to our very first International Halal Food Expo or otherwise known as IHFEX, being held March 20-24, 2017 during Islam Awareness Week! IHFEX will be the first of it’s kind on campus, where we will be showcasing cuisines from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. Muslims come from all walks of life, and from different regions of the world. It is our hope that you will come and take part in experiencing culture and cuisine from a few selected countries we have chosen for this year. Our aim is to show that even though we all come from different backgrounds and countries we all share a common belief on how food should be prepared. The word “halal” means permissible in the arabic language. To be permissible meat is prepared in the most humane way possible. Halal food also is any food that is naturally grown or obtained naturally from the water. Also did we mention it is completely FREE! So what are you waiting for!

Come experience a fun-filled IHFEX and try Afghani, Bangladeshi, Malaysian, Pakistani and Persian cuisine.

UBC MSA’s International Halal Food Expo 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

First level of The UBC Nest
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MSA UBC Presents: Yasmin Mogahed

For this year’s MSA UBC’s Islam Awareness Week 2017 we have invited Yasmin Mogahed to give a discussion based lecture on our campus.

Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed will be discussing Islam in modern times, and how Islamic character and conduct would is conducive to a healthy living and student life balance.

Yasmin Mogahed received her B.S. Degree in Psychology and her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing her graduate work, she taught Islamic Studies and served as a youth coordinator. She also worked as a writing instructor at Cardinal Stritch University and a staff columnist for the Islam section of InFocus News. Currently she’s an Islamic course instructor, a writer for the Huffington Post, an international speaker, and author, where she focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development.

Yasmin recently released her new book, Reclaim Your Heart, which we will be selling at our event.
Visit her website, yasminmogahed.com, where you can find a collection of her articles, poetry, and lectures.

UBC MSA looks forward to seeing you all, inshAllah!

We also have a Islam Awareness Week Booth, every day in the Nest! Please visit us!

Friday, March 24, 2017
5:00-6:00pm

MSA UBC Room 4302-C
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MSA UBC Presents: Islam Awareness Week 2017

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu (May the peace, mercy, and blessings of God be with you),

UBC’s Muslim Students’ Association is proud to announce its annual Islam Awareness Week, being held March 20-24, 2017! This highly anticipated, annual week-long event brought to you by UBC’s University’s Muslim Students’ Association provides everyone a chance to explore one of the biggest and fastest growing religions.
Heard a few things from the media about Islam? Confused about what the Muslims follow? In our ever growing multicultural society, it is crucial to truly understand each other and it is important to get the correct information from the right sources. Islam Awareness Week aims to bring you an exhibition by your fellow classmates to make Islam easy to understand. The week will feature dynamic booths and activities across the Student Nest. A perfect opportunity for curious minds to come together, learn and ask questions.
Islam Awareness Week (IAW) has been taking place in many cities across the world since the 1980s, each year with a different theme. The main aim of IAW is to promote social cohesion rather than dwelling on differences, aimed at opening dialogues about their way of life, developing contact with individuals and institutions, promoting social interaction and celebrating art and culture.

Our theme for 2017 is #fiVe, the Five Pillars of Islam.
Different sections of the exhibition include calligraphy booth, games, try on the hijab stand, listen to the Quran booth, a question and answer booth, and a #fiVe pillars booth, with a different pillar each day. Plus, there will be a lot of ethnic food (yes, free food!), attire, activities, and all the cultural diversity you can absorb in one day!
We will also be hosting a world-renowned speaker, Yasmin Mogahed, on February, March 24, 2017, to end off IAW and to answer any questions you may have.

UBC MSA’s Islam Awareness Week 2017
Come join us on March 20th – 24th
University of British Columbia, first level of NEST.
9:00am to 4:00pm everyday.

Again, we warmly invite UBC students, faculty, staff, and neighbors to join us for IAW 2017, and we look forward to seeing you March 20-24!
If you would like to volunteer, we will be having a IAW meeting on March 9, 2017, along with Dawah workshops.

Questions? E-mail us at askmsaubc@gmail.com

Muslim Students’ Association, University of British Columbia

Mar 20-24 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

MSA UBC Room 4302-C
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MSA UBC collaboration with Seri Malaysia Club (IHFEX)

Missing the amazing lifestyle where you get to eat lots of Southeast Asian cuisine? Craving for some halal food? Want to experience the cultural festivity in Malaysia and Singapore?

Look no further! This year’s Malaysia Singapore night is everything you need to de-stress before Finals, bring lots of family members and friends in to enjoy the fun, and mostly, indulge yourself with authentic Hainanese Chicken, or Ginger Garlic Halibut Fish (just a few items from our menu)!

Malaysia Singapore night is the biggest annual collaboration between UBC Seri Malaysia Club and UBC Singapore Students’ Association.
Click here for ticket sales!

Saturday, March 25, 2017
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Great Hall at the UBC Nest
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MSA UBC’s General Meeting

Assalamu Alaikum and peace be upon you!

The MSA is pleased to launch its General Meeting! Join us next Thursday to learn about MSA positions, learn about the amazing events we have planned this semester, and find out how you can be active and involved with your UBC Muslim community! This is also a chance to make new Muslim friends.

This event is open to everyone. If you’re interested in learning more about Islam or meeting Muslims, we welcome you to join us!

Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you 🙂

Mar 9: 5:00 – 6:30 pm

AMS Student Next – Michael Kingsmill Forum 4th floor
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SASC Workshop

This workshop will include topics such as:
-Increasing awarness (of underdiscussed topics)
-Responding to disclosures
-Resources on & off campus
-Action plan for survivors’ friends & family

Mar 3: 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Angus Building Room 039 located in Sauder building
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MSA Boy’s Night

It’s the week before Reading week. It’s been brutal, Midterms on your mind and so much lovey dovey stuff in the air you practically had to a astaghfirullah your way through it all.

But that Benedictine-monk like discipline won’t last very long–and the only thing keeping you together is your mom’s food. We get it. The struggle real. Which is why we’re going to get seriously fun this Friday and make it all up to you.

JOIN US! For a (halal as much as possible) night even Valentine himself would wish he could name himself after.
Refreshments, Improv and a chance to be featured in MSA’s awesome photo collection!

Feb 17: 5:00 – 8:30 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Center (IKB) Room 182
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MSA Girls Night

Assalamu alaikum y’all!

We are so excited to invite you guys to the first girl’s night this semester! MSA would like to warmly welcome you an evening of fun and games!

We will have our social from 5:00 – 7:30 pm. We will be having free dinner (yes, we said free food), a discussion with Hafsa Dean and your friends, and a ton of games!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at askmsaubc@gmail.com. For more information about the MSA, feel free to visit our website: msaubc.org.

Hope to see you at our girls night, InshaAllah,

MSA UBC Sisters Social Team

Feb 17: 5:00 – 7:30 pm

Buchanan A201
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MSA World Hijab Day

Asalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,

On February 1st of every year, International Hijab Day is celebrated around 140 countries. This symbolic event encourages women of all religions and backgrounds to try on hijab – the Islamic headscarf- and experience it for a day! With recent waves of Islamophobia, this is also an opportunity to stand in solidarity with Muslim women and Muslim victims of hate crimes. The UBC Muslim Student’s Association invites you to join us this year in celebrating the hijab and uplifting Muslim women!

With the goal of spreading awareness of identity and unifying the UBC community through a shared experience of culture and connection, we invite you to our booth on the ground floor of the Nest this Wednesday from 10 am- 3pm to talk to some friendly Muslims, try on one of our colourful headscarves (for free!), or to learn more about the hijab and what it stands for. We look forward to greeting you!

MSA UBC

Wednesday, February 1 1:00 – 3:00 pm

The Nest at UBC level 0


Summer BBQ

Assalamualaikum Waramatullahi Wabarakatuhu,

MSA UBC is ending off Summer ’16 with our annual Summer BBQ.

The BBQ is the perfect event if you’re new to campus, Vancouver or Islam. Come on out and meet the community, make new friends and catch up with old ones at beautiful Jericho Beach Park, conveniently near campus!

We’ve got something for all ages so no one from the youngest child to the oldest uncle will be bored! There will sporting events such as soccer, badminton and ultimate frisbee for brothers and sisters. In addition, we are preparing a children’s program to make sure the kids are entertained!

Good food and good company are guaranteed regardless of weather, so bring your family and friends for this memorable summer day!

Sunday, August 28 4-9:00 pm

Jericho Beach Park – Picnic Site (next to the concession stand)


Lace Up For Kids

The MSA is excited to be participating in Lace Up for Kids once again this year! We have raised hundreds of dollars this year and invite you to celebrate with us. Join us tomorrow for some festive ice skating, games and overall fun! If you would like to donate to BC Children’s Hospital, please message us or sign up at laceup.ca (our team name is MSA UBC)
Also, skates go fast- so come early to get your pair!

November 24
6:00 pm-11:00 pm

Doug Mitchel Thunderbird Sports Center


Pink Hijab Day

The MSA would like to warmly thank you for your contributions during Breast Care Awareness season and helping us raise $301.75 (yes, every cent counts) towards research! Here are some snippets from our “rosy* afternoon. 🙂 Stay tuned for more events to come on giving back to the community.

Friday, November 15

UBC Nest