This Month’s Feature
September 25-October 9: Thrive Recipe Contest
Cook your way to UBC Food Services fame! Submit your favourite healthy (thriving) snack recipe for a chance to win a $50 UBC Food Services Gift Card. The winner and two friends will also work with UBC Executive Chef David Speight to perfect their recipe and have it featured at a UBC Food Services outlet for the whole campus to enjoy. It will also be the feature snack at the University-wide Thrive Kick-off party on October 30.
Other Events and Activities
October 4: UBC Outdoor Art Walking Tour (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
See UBC’s beautiful outdoor art while getting moving! Since the late 1950s, UBC’s Outdoor Art Collection has captured the imagination of visitors from around the world. No need to sign up or register: just meet at the Belkin Art Gallery and bring your friends and coworkers.
October 10-13: United Way Week of Caring
The 2017 UBC Community United Way Campaign kicks off with a Week of Caring. Visit one or all of the amazing events this week and have your passport stamped for a chance to win at the Campus Culture Challenge. Events include the Pancake Race IX (Oct. 10), Turkey 2K Trot (Oct. 11), Arts Food Truck Festival (Oct. 12), and Campus-wide 50/50 ticket sale (Oct. 13).
October 11: Fall and Winter Cycling Workshop (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
This intermediate-level workshop is a great way to encourage warmer weather riders to try biking in the fall. Participants will learn more advanced tips and tricks about biking to work in winter riding conditions, including dressing for the weather; advanced cycling safety and use of your gears; cold weather care for your bike, lights, and visibility; and more. Lunch is included.
October 14-15: UBC Apple Festival
A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of BC’s favourite fruits. From learning about the diversity of apples to tasting rare and unusual varieties, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to discover more about this delicious fruit.
October 18: Kids Bike Library
Need a bigger bike? Come to the Kids Bike Library at the Bike Kitchen to exchange old kids’ bikes for a better fitting ride. Free kids bike tune-ups from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 19: ShakeOut BC (10:19 a.m.)
British Columbia is located in one of the most seismically-active regions in the world with more than 1,200 earthquakes recorded each year. While most are too small to be felt, the risk of a major one causing significant damage is real. Take part in UBC’s annual earthquake preparedness drill.
October 23-29: Bike to Work Week
Get more out of your commute while enjoying fresh air, improved health and a lower carbon footprint. Jump on a bike and invite a friend or colleague to join. You’ll feel great being active, get to where you want to go faster, and save money. Plus you have a chance to win some great prizes, including a cycling tour in Italy or new bikes!
October 27: The Pumpkin Run (2:00 p.m.)
Want to increase your daily step count with a scenic walk outside? Looking to fit a bit of fitness into your day? No problem – take part in this 6km Pumpkin Run (or walk) on the Point Grey Campus. Take part in the event as an individual or as part of a relay team.
October 30-November 3: Thrive Week 2017
Get ready to find new ways to build your positive mental health each and every day. Thrive is an annual, University-wide initiative for all students, faculty and staff. Join the UBC community, including campus partners and volunteers, by participating in a series of engaging and diverse events, activities and experiences.
October 31- November 9: Get Your Flu Shot
Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Getting the flu shot is your best protection against the flu bug. Book the 2017 clinic dates into your calendar now. The clinics will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Weight Watchers at Work (Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m.)
Join the UBC Weight Watchers at Work group today. Conveniently located at the UBC Bookstore, meetings take place upstairs. Program includes personalized food and fitness tracking, 24/7 chat and more.
Photo credit: UBC Food Services