Community walks, health and transit panel discussion, TED Talks streaming at UBC, spring break activities for the family, Continuing Studies courses and more! Find out what is happening in and around the community this month.
UBC’s 4th Annual Relay for Life, March 6
Join the UBC Community and the Canadian Cancer Society for a 12-hour community event to raise funds and awareness for cancer prevention in Canada.
Storm the Wall Festivals, March 22 and 26
Join the inaugural community and youth festival on March 22 featuring food trucks, interactive games, inflatables and a free Bobs and Lolo concert for the kids!
Then, celebrate the end of the semester on March 26 at Storm the Wall’s last day. This festival day will feature races such as the super-iron races, a staff and faculty heat, a fan zone with games and prizes, food trucks, and more.
Defeat Depression 5K Walk/Run, March 29
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada along with the UBC Mental Health Awareness Club are hosting a charity run/walk to raise awareness about the stigma of mental health issues and to raise funds for local mental health organizations.
UBC Staff and Faculty Camp Discount: Vancouver campus Summer Camp reg. opens March 2
For the first time ever, UBC Staff Faculty can get a discount for their child’s participation in UBC Summer Camps! Simply register your child at www.camps.ubc.ca, and after making payment in full, apply for your 5% discount by completing this online form. Note that some restrictions do apply.
Explore the critical link between transit and health. You are invited to an expert panel discussion on transit’s role in building a livable healthy region, promoting walking and biking, reducing sedentary time in cars, and improving air quality.
Mindfulness, Neuroscience and Coaching, March 20
Explore the science of mindfulness and its application to a coaching practice and organizational culture. Offered through UBC Continuing Studies.
Discover the art and heart of balancing caring for the self while caring for others. Offered through UBC Continuing Studies.
President’s Awards for Staff: Call for Nominations, Deadline March 13
Do you know UBC staff who make outstanding contributions to UBC? We invite you to recognize them and their achievements by nominating them for the 2015 President’s Service Award for Excellence and President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus).
Off campus events
Vandusen Botanical Garden (Vancouver)- Free Kids Admission, March 1-31
Kids are free for the month of March! Bring your children 12 years and under to explore the 55 acres at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.
Pick up your scavenger clues and start the hunt! Explore the Village searching for the answers. When you think you’re done, stop in at the General Store to see if you have earned a prize.
Celtic Fest-Surrey, March 14
Get your Irish on and celebrate the wearin’ o’ the green at the Surrey Museum’s annual Celtic Fest.
Playdome-Vancouver, March 14-22
Come and play at Canada’s largest indoor carnival with over 45 rides and attractions at BC Place.
Walk Richmond, March 14 & 28
Free, fun and safe guided walks are for people of all ages and are coordinated by the Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association.