UBC Based Events and Activities
UBC Thrive Week: Oct 31-Nov 4
Happy Thrive! Participate in Thrive 2016 by attending an event, trying a new activity, or by learning a new skill. There are over 40 ways to engage with Thrive this year, including:
- joining the Kick-Off Celebration with Prof. Santa Ono
- attending a relaxation technique workshop
- touring the Botanical and Nitobe Gardens
- learning more about positive mental health
- attending UBC’s largest Zumba class!
UBC Thrive is a university-wide initiative designed to promote building positive mental health for all students, faculty and staff.
#Thrive365 Photo Challenge: Oct 31-Nov 4
Unable to attend a Thrive event? Participate virtually in the #Thrive365 Photo Challenge by sharing the ways that you thrive every day. Draw prizes to be won!
Join Simran Sethi for this UBC Reads Sustainability talk to find out more about the loss of agricultural biodiversity, efforts to conserve endangered foods and ways we can help save the foods we love. Tickets are $5-$10 and the event will be held at 12pm in the UBC Alumni Centre.
Team UBC Ride to Conquer Cancer Information Session, Nov 16
Learn more about Team UBC and the Ride to Conquer Cancer next August 26-27, 2017. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a two-day cycling event from Vancouver to Seattle to raise funds and awareness for cancer research in British Columbia. When you join Team UBC, you will be well supported with training rides and fundraising events leading up to this epic weekend. All cycling levels and abilities are welcome! Please join us for an information session and Q&A with past and current team members and team captains:
Details: Wednesday, Nov 16, 4:00pm in Brock Hall, Room 2071 (1874 East Mall, 2nd floor)
For more information contact one of the Team UBC Co-Captains (Joel Kobylka: 7-0108 or Stephanie Oldford: 7-0003)
Lace Up for Kids: Nov 24
UBC Recreation, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Rare Disease Foundation are teaming up to transform the world of rare disease care. Lace Up for Kids is fundraiser supporting important, life-changing rare disease research, culminating in a community skating celebration at the UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena on Thursday, November 24, 6-11pm.
Join UBC students, staff, faculty, and community members to help make a difference in a child’s life.
Free Flu Shot Clinics: Nov 2016
Boost your wellbeing and promote a healthy campus by getting your free flu shot—it’s your best protection against the flu. Drop in at a clinic of your choice until November 10.
Free Yoga at Bodyworks: Nov 2016
UBC Bodyworks is offering a series of yoga classes this month including Yoga Power and Biomechanics and Yoga Stretch and Recover, free for UBC staff and faculty. Conveniently scheduled during lunch and after work!