UBC Events and Activities
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Yoga at MOA: Starts Jan 11
Looking for an on-campus yoga class with flexible hours, affordable costs and a beautiful location? Try MOGA. Yoga in the Great Hal of the Museum of Anthropology returns again this spring.
Fit Mix Challenge: Jan 15
Come back down to earth after the winter holidays and compete against yourself in a series of fun fitness challenges! Hosted by professional Bird Coop staff and the UBC Recreation Events Team. Register now!
10th Annual Walkabout: Jan 18-March 20
Walkabout is an annual nine-week health and wellbeing challenge that promotes regular exercise in social settings. All community members (staff, faculty, students, alumni, and the community) are encouraged to walk a virtual journey to improve their wellbeing!
UBC Suicide Awareness Day: Jan 27
Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires everyone’s help. Show your support for suicide awareness and prevention: Attend an event and wear orange on Suicide Awareness Day.
On the Button Curling Bonspiel: Jan 31
Sweep those winter blues away with a fun night of curling. Whether it’s your first time on the ice or you’re a seasoned sweeper, this tournament is a great way to try a national pastime. Register now!
30 Day Online Mindfulness Challenge: Registration open
Now is your chance to participate in an innovative online training focused on reducing stress, while increasing joy and peak performance in all areas of life including leadership, interpersonal communication, conflict management, and decision-making in the workplace. Click here for more info.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: January 2016
Sexual assault affects people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations. Join the conversation, keep learning, and stand up against sexual assault. You can help end the violence.
- Wear denim and a Denim Day sticker (January 20) to show that you’re standing up against sexual assault.
- Attend an event
‘Step It Up’ Walking Programs: Ongoing
Join the movement! The Step it Up campaign highlights walking programs that are free or inexpensive, and designed for all students, staff, faculty and community members. Check out upcoming guided walks including a Dog Walkers Stroll and an Art Lovers walk!
Toonie Swims at the Aquatic Centre: Ongoing
Get your swim on and join in for Toonie Swims on Saturday and Sunday evenings, 6:30pm – 9:00pm. $2 admission for everyone!
Off-Campus Events and Activities
Run to Quit-smoking cessation program: Register from Jan 6-March 31
Try a new 10-week smoking cessation program of the Canadian Cancer Society and Running Room Ltd. Smokers who join (in-person/on-line) are coached in a step-by-step way to use running to help quit. Use of running while quitting increases the likelihood of success by helping smokers cope with discomfort, cravings and establish new habits.
Monthly Birding Walks: Jan 16 (Surrey)
Join a local naturalist for a series of free monthly walks to discover how these amazing creatures are adapted to their habitat and why our local urban parks are so important for their survival. A great way to get out and explore Surrey’s parks! Get the Free Birding Walks Brochure here.
Steveston Icebreaker 8KM Run/Walk: Jan 17 (Richmond)
Join this fun, flat and fast 8k to kick off the year on a scenic course along the river. Hot soup, pizza and door prizes headline the indoor post-race festivities at the Steveston Community Centre.
Arthritis and You – Understanding Arthritis: Jan 17 (Richmond)
Get a clear picture of what is really happening in your body when we talk about Arthritis. This will aid you in understanding the importance of self-management (pain management, medications, exercise and complementary therapies, etc.) and learn about the tools and aids to make life easier.
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival: Jan 19-Feb 7 (Vancouver)
This festival features groundbreaking work in live performing arts and is a broker of international partnerships, a meeting place for creative minds, and an incubator of brilliant new work.
Personal, Family & Community Emergency Preparedness Training: Jan 20 (Coquitlam)
This session uses an earthquake scenario to help you become better prepared at home. Topics include, earthquake damage/hazards, how to protect the inside and outside of your home/place of business, family communication and reunification and assembling emergency supplies.
Alive@Work Online Magazine: January 2016
Cold and flu myths, winter skin care secrets, how to pick a personal trainer, brown bag lunch ideas and more!
The Wellness Show: Feb 12-14 (Vancouver)
Attend the 24th Annual Wellness Show. Cooking stage, fitness demos, organic market, Healthy Families Area, lots of exhibitors and more! View a 2016 event poster here. Entry Fee is $12.50 per person.