This Month’s Feature
September 14: Welcome Back Staff BBQ (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
This annual event is an opportunity for UBC staff to enjoy a complimentary lunch, live entertainment, information booths, and the camaraderie of colleagues. Registration has closed, but if you would like to attend, bring your UBC Card to the registration table on the day of the event. A limited number of wristbands are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Other Events and Activities
September 1-October 31: UBC Campus Challenge
Discover the Vancouver campus, complete the fun challenges and enter for a chance to win great prizes! Open to staff, faculty, students and alumni.
September 5-22: Still Here Photo Exhibit
Still Here is a collection of photographs and art from queer people affected by suicide. Through their experience and willingness to tell their stories, Still Here participants are helping to raise awareness about depression and suicide in the queer community. Still Here is a project from the Men’s Health Research program at UBC’s School of Nursing with support from community organizations and donors.
September 11-16: UBC Bodyworks Free Class Trial
Staff, faculty and community members new to Bodyworks are invited to try any class at UBC Bodyworks Fitness Centre for free during the start of this month.
September 11-17: UBC Recreation Free Week
New and returning staff and faculty: this is your chance to try any instructor-led classes with UBC Recreation for free. Drop-in to fitness, yoga, Pilates, dance, martial arts, boot camps and aquatics classes . Try as many classes as you like, and register for your favourites!
September 14: Urban Green Spaces & Health Webinar (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Trees and green spaces promote health, but why is this so and how do we use this knowledge? Hosted by and featuring the research of UBC assistant professor Matilda van den Bosch, this presentation will outline pathways and mechanisms behind the health effects from urban natural environments.
September 16: UBC Homecoming
This year’s Homecoming starts with fun activities around campus and concludes with the big game at Thunderbird Stadium. Break out the blue, get out your gold, celebrate the Thunderbirds and show your UBC pride with 10,000 of your closest friends.
September 19-December 19: Tuesday Yoga at MOA (5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.)
Take part in a weekly, all levels Hatha/Flow yoga class in the beautiful grand hall of the Museum of Anthropology. Pay for the program, a 10-class pass or drop in. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org at the hosting department (MOA) or payments to email@example.com.
September 28: Harvest Feastival
Get your friends and colleagues together for a night of food, art and culture. Enjoy a feast featuring fall favourites from the UBC Farm, followed by after-dinner entertainment at one of the many special shows and exhibits planned just for you at UBC’s world-class Arts and Culture District.
Next Month: United Way Community Campaign
October 10: The Great Pancake Race IX
The Great Pancake Race is a community-building, awareness-raising, kick-off event for UBC’s United Way campaign that promises flip-tastic fun for all. Gather your team of four together and vie for the coveted Pan Trophy.
October 11: Turkey 2K Trot
Come out and support UBC’s annual United Way campaign. Enjoy a 2km run or walk + BBQ, bake sale and live music. Door prizes to be awarded as well as prizes for top finishers.. Who will take home the Turkey Trophy this year? If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email Indiana Letkemann.