CONFERENCE WEEK 2017 : African Identities & Pan-Africanism in the age of Globalization

 This year we are expanding beyond conventional discussions about economic development in Africa, AAI Conference Week 2017 is designed to be an interactive gallery of African culture and intellectual exchange. This event will be held between January 17 and January 20, 2017. Each day is designed with a unique flavor and you don’t want to miss this!





January 17th -Opening Ceremony

January 18th – MUN-Style Debate

January 19th – Exhibitions & Presentations

January 20th – Closing Ceremony


For more details, visit our Conference Week 2017 website


DIOKO 2016 – 26th November 2016


Thank you to those who came out to our Africa Awareness Initiative (AAI) dance party. It was definitely a night to remember as we took over Koerner’s Pub! Our theme this year was Énjaillement, which is French for ‘A State of Happiness.’ We all had the rare opportunity to showcase our best moves to the African Beat!  

We would like to express our appreciation on the incredible job done by our DJ’s:  Jason x Shamil , Dora Wachira and Chibuzo Okonkwo.


First Members Meeting – October 2nd 2016


This was an informative and interactive session. Our members were introduced to the executive team and got a chance to test their knowledge about Africa through a trivia game. Lastly, members got to talk and learn about each other during our speed dating activity.

Welcome BBQ – September 18th 2016 


This year, the AAI Welcome BBQ was hosted at the Marine Drive Residence Field. Our members came out for some sunshine, food and entertainment.

Imagine UBC Day – September 6th  2016


Incoming students had the opportunity to learn about what AAI offers as a clubs. The lovely notes about “What does Africa mean to you?”, were the highlight of the event. Here are some of the things people had to share:

“Music & Dance!” – Irene (China)

“Home and amazing food” – Fisayo (Nigeria)

“Africa is Home” – Diane (Peru)

“Africa is my life, my vision and my future” – Joshua (Malawi)

“Great music with SUPER friendly people” – Ronald Lee (Hong Kong)

"Involving Africa in the creation of global citizens"