By Miranda Massie on September 9, 2014
UBC Recreation Open House-Sept. 8-14
Join UBC Recreation for a free week of programming and open houses at all of its sport facilities. Throughout the week, there will be free classes, including yoga, martial arts, aquatic fitness, dance, pilates, cycle fit, boot camps, and more.
President’s Installation-Sept. 12
Attend the installation of Professor Arvind Gupta as the 13th President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of British Columbia. Join UBC students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community for a full day of events on the Vancouver campus.
UBC Homecoming-Sept. 13
This year’s Homecoming will feature a ton of fun activities, concluding with the big game on Saturday, Sept. 13 against the University of Calgary Dinos. Come out and show your UBC pride!
UBC is proud to welcome Vivek Shraya to UBC’s Vancouver campus on Sept 24 to screen his film, What I LOVE about being QUEER. Join a lively discussion about language, identity and being queer at UBC and in today’s society.
Main Mall Harvest Feast–Sept. 25
Share a sustainable, family style, long table dinner. White linens, tableware, glassware & candles will be set where old & new friends share in food, drink, & share stories. In collaboration between chefs from UBC & the AMS with some UBC Farm items. Purchase tickets here. View the Harvest Feast Menu
Thrive is both a mindset and a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for UBC students, faculty, and staff. The campus community is invited to partner in hosting an event or promoting the initiative. By partnering with Thrive, your group can contribute to this dialogue and support positive mental health at UBC. Are you a faculty member? You are invited to bring Thrive into the classroom.
The Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP) is a fund available to UBC departments and units to support healthy activities in the workplace. The program provides start-up funds for kick starting health related, sustainable initiatives. 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 Healthy Workplace funding! New funding criteria. Deadline to apply is November 22, 2014.
UBC’s updated iPhone and Android app is available for download. Students, faculty, staff and prospective students can access up-to-date event information and news from around campus. The app can also help users find their way around using a list of locations and maps.
Hot Box Yoga-UBC Corporate Discount
UBC’s newest yoga studio, located in Westbrook Village, is offering a corporate discount to staff and faculty.
Yoga classes at International House are starting up again for the fall!
Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival, Steveston-Sept. 14
This free community event promotes the value of making ocean-friendly seafood choices.The Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival features live cooking demonstrations, food tastings, live music, and more!
Surrey Youth Fest, Sept. 20
An outdoor concert, live performances, an exhibitor’s expo and more. All geared towards youth!
Vancouver International Film Festival– Starts Sept. 25
As one of the largest film festivals in North America, the 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival brings Vancouver audiences some of the best films from around the globe.
Richmond Culture Days-Sept. 26-28
This year, Richmond is pleased to present the 5th annual Culture Days, a Canada-wide program featuring free arts and culture activities that showcase creativity in the community. From backstage tours to pottery demos to hands-on Chinese calligraphy workshops, there is something for all ages and interests.
Alive interactive-September Issue
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By Miranda Massie on June 3, 2014
The Equity and Inclusion Office, along with a working group of diverse stakeholders is conducting a review of the UBC Vancouver Positive Space Campaign. Take the online survey and share your views. Deadline is June 8, 2014.
Celebrate UBC! June 6, 2014
Join UBC Campus and Community Planning as they launch the university community into a summer of fun and celebration. Staff, faculty, students and residents are invited to a FREE BBQ to launch the pop rocks installation at Koerner Plaza.
New series starts June 3, 2014 at the newly renovated UBC Bookstore.
The Museum of Anthropology’s yoga program has started a new summer session. Take in the beauty of the museum atrium while you practice. Classes are on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 5:15 p.m.
Join your colleagues for on campus yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays. Enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that come from regular yoga practice. Drop-in is $10 and discounts are available with pre-registration.
Man-up Against Suicide exhibition – May 29 – June 28
The exhibit draws attention to the stigma of depression, mental illness, and suicide by placing cameras in the hands of people who have been affected by male suicide.
Thank you for participating in Moving Minds 2014. It was a fantastically successful event with over 250 participants and far more partners and activities than ever before. Please help us continue Moving Minds by participating in our evaluation survey. You can win a free Personal Training session from UBC BodyWorks Fitness Centre. Check out the great photos from Moving Minds 2014 here.
In Canada there are less than 20% female engineering undergrads. Be Like Ada’s goal is to help reach 50% female engineering grads and double the number of engineers in Canada. 500 female teens, 8 hours of fun and lots of opportunity to meet relevant role models. Find out more here.
2014 City of Bhangra Festival, Vancouver– May 29-June 7
An exciting ten-day all-out dance party and music-fest showcasing the music and dance of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan.
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver-June 20-July 1
A community event to celebrate the world’s oceans. Plenty of family fun and lots of inspiration for ways to enjoy and care for the coastline.
Doors Open Richmond-June 7 & 8
Richmond’s 7th annual celebration of arts, culture and heritage. This free event allows visitors of all ages to explore Richmond’s arts, culture and heritage with at 42 partner sites across the city.
This survey is an exciting opportunity to learn how our lifestyle, our environment, neighbourhood characteristics and daily interactions affect our health over time.
By Miranda Massie on May 6, 2014
Weight Watchers@Work UBC Open House-May 13, 2014
The UBC Bookstore will be hosting a Weight Watchers at Work open house to kick of the latest series of sessions. Register to attend if you are interested in participating. A new series will begin on June 3.
UBC Tennis Centre-Spring Programs
Moving Minds Walk- May 15, 2014
Moving Minds is an annual free event promoting the use of breaks from work to support one’s health and wellbeing. This walk/run offers education as well as a community atmosphere to enable UBC community members to create healthy habits that promote vitality. For more information click here.
Diversity and Inclusion: Spring Symposium– May 16, 2014
This one-day symposium focuses on creative pathways to move communities, campuses and organizations into inclusion. presentations and discussions include practices in Aboriginal recruitment and inclusion, transgender and gender variant inclusion, and mental health inclusion in the work place.
UBC’s Bike to Work Week– May 26-30, 2014
The UBC community can support healthy workplaces and sustainable transportation by hopping on their bikes for one week, starting Monday May 26. To help get you ready, UBC and HUB are offering a Lunch-Hour Primer on May 13!
UBC Breastfeeding Cafe–May 28, 12pm-1pm
Are you a UBC mom with questions on latching or pumping? Looking for a welcoming place to meet others and nurse your baby or toddler? Ask questions, share your experiences with other moms in a non-judgmental environment. Click here for more information.
National Mental Health Week-May 5-11, 2014
The Canadian Mental Health Association is holding its annual Mental Health Week in May. Participate in local community events, donate to the cause and join the conversation around mental health.
When you shop at Vancouver Farmers Markets, you help keep BC farmers farming. Yaletown location opens May 1, while the Trout Lake and Kitsilano locations open May 10 and 11.
A two-month long series of free events and programs throughout Surrey that include storm drain marking, bird watching, hatchery tours and more!
The Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard Street Vancouver) has offered all UBC Staff, Faculty and non UBC Hospital staff a free two-week trial for the month of May (classes included) – For more information contact email@example.com.
Cloverdale Rodeo-May 16-19 2014
This year marks the 126th year of this local country fair. The event includes family friendly entertainment, BBQ competitions, the West Coast Lumberjack show and lots of rodeo action.
Richmond Move for Health Festival-May 10, 2014
Enjoy main stage entertainment, “Discover your Sport” with Richmond Sports Council, explore interactive community booths, walk with the Mayor and meet Active Jack. Fun for the whole family!
Community Meditation-North Vancouver
Meditation can be incorporated in to daily life. Join the Kadampa Meditation Centre for weekly community classes at the John Braithwaite Community Centre Wednesdays from 7pm-8pm. Registration required.
Alive Interactive Magazine-May issue
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By Miranda Massie on April 3, 2014
Registration is now open! Join UBC REC and UBC Human Resources for the 4th Annual UBC Staff & Faculty Sports Day. It is a free event for all UBC staff and faculty, and a great opportunity for team-building through physical and mental activity.
A large variety of camps tailored to engage children on all levels. From arts and music camps to exciting sports camps to thrilling sailing camps, inspiring adventures await every child in 2014.
Join your colleagues on campus for yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays. Enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that come from regular yoga practice. Drop-in is $10 and discounts are available with pre-registration.
Did you know that there is a Weight Watchers group that meets weekly on the UBC Point Grey Campus? Find support and work towards improving and maintaining your health goals.
- Title: Living Pain Free with Osteoarthritis
- When: 11am-12pm on April 16th Room 203, Osborne Centre, 1608 Thunderbird Boulevard
- Presenter: Evin Kuyer, Registered Physiotherapist
- Cost: Free
- For more information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-822-0207
The eHealth Strategy Office with UBC’s Faculty of Medicine is looking for people with Type-2 diabetes to take part in a study exploring how mobile technology (text messaging, websites and biosensors) can support disease management. Participants do not have to be part of the UBC community and will be compensated for their participation. – Information is available at http://ehealth.med.ubc.ca/2013/09/06/mdawn-recruit or by contacting project manager Alison Booth at Allison.email@example.com
Take a tour through UBC’s online health fair and check out over 20 different screenings, tools and resources to help assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self.
Corporate Open House for UBC Staff and Faculty-April 21 to May 2
Show your UBC business card at the downtown Vancouver YWCA to get unlimited access to swimming, group fitness, cardio, weights, and more.
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival-April 3 to 28
It is an annual celebration that marks the reawakening in the community of all that makes us alive and human. Celebrate with poetry, dance, music and laughter.
North Shore Writers Festival-April 11and 12
Back for its 15th year, the North Shore Writers festival invites the community to participate in a fantastic literary weekend.
Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade-April 19
This event bring together over 200,000 members of the community to celebrate the creation of the Khalsa- one of the most important days in the Sikh Calendar. The event will feature live music, performances floats along with food and drinks. The community is welcome!
G Day: A Day for Girls-April 28
G Day is a global social movement marked by day-long events that celebrate, inspire and empower girls around the world. The inaugural event for girls ages 10-12 takes place in Vancouver on April 28, 2014.
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By Miranda Massie on January 7, 2014
January 29th is UBC’s annual Suicide Awareness Day. Join us as outreach/awareness booths and street teams are situated across campus to promote the message of “Reach Out”, both to those seeking support, and those who recognize someone in need. Wear orange on January 29th to show your support for those people whose lives have been affected by the suicide of friends, family members, students or colleagues, and to show that you want to reach out to those who are considering suicide.
Don’t have any orange? We can send you and your colleagues Suicide Awareness Day buttons. Contact Miranda Massie for more information.
UBC’s Bodyworks Fitness Centre has released its programming for 2014. Check out their Active Kids Programs!
UBC staff and faculty can enjoy one-year and two-year memberships at reduced prices at Gold’s Gym. One-year memberships are $34 per month, and two-year memberships are $30 per month, with no registration or hold fees. Show your UBC staff and faculty card to receive the discount.
A wide range of events will be held from January 6-January 29, 2014 with the aim of raising awareness and understanding of issues surrounding sexual assault and campus security.
Health, Wellbing and Benefits is collaborating with Sauder School of Business to offer Mindfulness@Work as part of a research study to better understand the association between mindfulness practice and workplace performance. Learn more here.
Complimentary intro session, and 10%, 20% and 25% discounts off of the CrossFit101 course. Learn more about Cross Fit West 10 here.
Every Saturday, 10am-2pm, at Nat Baily Stadium (November to April). Bonus: In January, they are doubling the number of food trucks!
Enjoy articles on ways to live healthier & feel better in 2014, including delicious winter recipes.
Lunar New Year Celebrations
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By Miranda Massie on September 3, 2013
Try out free yoga, dance, pilates, martial arts, health, and fitness classes at the SRC from September 9-15. Classes fill up fast so make a reservation to save your spot in a class.
View works by artists from New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.
Join your UBC staff colleagues for a BBQ and resource fair to celebrate the start of the new school year.
Register now to attend three available presentations at VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Presented by the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care.
This harvest festival brings together the best of BC chefs, farmers, ranchers, artisans and beverage producers to highlight sustainable local food systems.
The Positive Living Society of BC is hosting an all-ages walk on September 22nd to raise proceeds to help people living with HIV/AIDS pay for health related costs.
The September issue of the Alive interactive online magazine is available for UBC Faculty and Staff.
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