Staff and Faculty Sports Day, Brain Talks, Healthy Workplace Funding, Family festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, Earth Day events and more! Find out what is happening on and off campus this month!
On campus events
This event on May 8, 2015 is FREE for all UBC Staff & Faculty members. It’s a great way to get physically active and a good opportunity to do team building through physical, mental, and spiritual activities.
The results of the 2014 UBC Workplace Experiences Survey are now available. See the overall results for the University and how they compare to previous years.
Have you ever had an idea about how to do things better at UBC? Members of the UBC community are invited to submit suggestions for how the university can find more efficient and cost-effective ways of working
The Museum of Anthropology, the Musqueam First Nation, and the Museum of Vancouver have partnered on a groundbreaking exploration of an ancient landscape and living culture. Don’t miss the cultural exchange and guided tours.
UBC Meditation Conference, April 11
Get ready for a full-day immersive experience into the wonderful practice of meditation. Includes a presentation focused on the scientific research exploring the neurological effects of meditation on the brain and moves through a series of practical workshops ($14 cost).
Men’s Health Works Conference, April 14
Men’s Health Works (Vancouver) is a free one-day workshop that will bring together a diverse group of attendees to discuss strategies for improving men’s wellness.
BrainTalks is a series presented by the Faculty of Medicine inviting you to contemplate emerging research about the brain. Researchers studying the brain, from various disciplines gather to discuss current leading edge topics on the mind.
Healthy Workplace Initiatives Funding-APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 23
Have a great idea but need some seed money to get it off the ground? Already running programming but want to take it to the next level? Apply for UBC’s Healthy Workplace funding! This program provides start-up funds to UBC units for kick-starting health related, sustainable initiatives.
Off campus events
Alive Interactive Magazine-April Issue
Five quick and easy exercises, Fit-cations, what your body language is saying, and more!
Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Spring Festival-Vancouver: April 10-18
The 2015 VSO Spring Festival focuses on the music of the greatest composer who ever lived, and one of history’s greatest creative geniuses: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Canucks Autism Network Family Festival-Vancouver: April 12
Join the Canucks Autism Network for a fun-filled day in celebration of World Autism Awareness Month. Live entertainment, food and fun!
Clean Sweep Week-Surrey: April 18
Participate in Surrey Clean Sweep Week to show pride in your city and contribute to the beautification of parks, neighbourhoods and streets. Residents, businesses and school groups welcome.
My Watershed Moment, Coquitlam: April 22
Come celebrate Earth Day in the Coquitlam River watershed, to share a moment of mindfulness around the fact that we all live, work and play in a watershed.
Party for the Planet-Surrey: April 25
Join BC’s largest Earth Day celebration and show your commitment to the community and the environment.
Workout to Conquer Cancer, Richmond Olympic Oval: April 25
Workout to Conquer Cancer is a fun fitness challenge featuring a full day of upbeat group exercise classes. Get ready to lunge, stretch, and sweat your way toward a world free from cancer.
Celebrate Earth Day-North Vancouver: April 26
Join the City of North Vancouver, Evergreen and other community groups for an Earth Day celebration. There will be a variety of community displays, a scavenger hunt and great prizes to win.