By Miranda Massie on March 1, 2016
UBC Events and Activities
Healthy Workplace Initiatives Funding Applications: Registration now open
UBC’s favourite staff and faculty healthy activity funding program is back! Apply today to bring healthy activities and initiatives into your department. Applications close on April 22, 2016.
Staff and Faculty Sports Day: Registration open
Sports Day returns on May 6, 2016! This free event is designed for staff and faculty to build teamwork and celebrate the end of the school year. With your team of 4-6 people, you will take part in four physical or intellectual challenges and enjoy a free lunch!
UBC Ripple Effect 2016: March 14-18
Participate in the UBC Ripple Effect campaign and ignite learning, conversation, and action on sustainability. This year, events include Grounds for Change, and Love Your Leftovers at the a Zero Waste Food Truck Festival.
CIS Men’s Basketball National Championships: March 17-20
The UBC Thunderbirds will welcome the country’s best teams when UBC hosts the CIS Men’s Basketball National Championship. This marks the first time in 33 years that UBC has hosted Canada’s national basketball championships.
Storm The Wall is one of UBC’s biggest and most iconic events! Celebrate a UBC tradition at the second annual Community & Kids Festival! Race, watch, or simply enjoy as the festival has something for everyone.
This year’s festival is a celebration of UBC’s 100th anniversary and will feature a performance stage with local performing artists. There will be lots of fun activities for kids, including face painting, crafts, and games.
Make sure not to miss Storm The Wall either! From March 20-23 experience Storm The Wall through individual and team participation, spectating or attending festivals!
Did you know that there are many steps you can take to lower your risk factors of getting some cancers? “It’s My Life” is an online tool from the Canadian Cancer Society that aims to make cancer prevention information more engaging. The Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention’s March blog post looks the tool’s effectiveness.
Off Campus Events and Activities
alive@work: March 2016
Another great healthy learning tool geared toward the workplace. This month’s issue features men’s health, kidney care, the benefits of crying, healthy dinner loaves, and more!
Vancouver Celtic Festival: March 10-17
Western Canada’s largest Celtic celebration offers the best of traditional and contemporary Celtic culture in all its diversity and vitality –everyone is invited to join in!
Museum Spring Break – Surrey 911: March 15-24
Drop everything to celebrate the firefighters, police and paramedics who come to our rescue. Make your own ambulance or police cruiser and flex your firefighter muscles as you put out a mock fire.
Celebrate Earth Hour: March 19, 8:30-9:30pm
Celebrate your commitment to the planet with your friends, family, community or at work – in your own way. A simple event can be just turning off all non-essential lights from 8:30pm-9:30pm.
Pop Up Medicine-Sugar Coated: March 20
This is not a clinic, this is pop up medicine! Join Stretch Vancouver and local health care professionals for a screening of Sugar Coated, a documentary on the food industry. The film will be followed by a Q & A to explore the impacts of refined sugar on our diets, our hormones, our waistlines & our brains. Register here.
Workout to Conquer Cancer: April 2
Join the most meaningful workout of your life. Hundreds of participants will come together a full day of upbeat group exercise classes to raise funds for breakthrough cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency.
Walk Richmond-London Farm: April 2
Begin at the historic London Farm House, which includes a fully restored heritage house, barn and old farm equipment that illustrates Richmond’s rural history, and continue on towards and through the Britannia Shipyards. For all ages.
The Spring 2016 Wall Exchange lecture features Naomi Oreskes, climate change activist and historian of science. Admission is free, but space is limited so register early.
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By Miranda Massie on February 3, 2016
UBC Events and Activities
UBC Travelling Health Fair: Registration open now
The fair is back for another year! Sign up while spots last to receive your free, individual lung health assessment. Take a breather while you have a lung health check-up, to learn about risk factors and more!
Lunar New Year Festival: Feb 5, 2016
The UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival is an intercultural celebration of Lunar New Year traditions, for all members of the UBC community. It is a great opportunity to get involved in one of the campus’ largest cultural events
UBC Step It Up Guided Walks: Feb 11 & 17, 2016
Interested in a Glow in the Dark Park Walk? Perhaps Nitobe Memorial Garden is more your speed? Join UBC Recreation for upcoming guided groups walks around campus!
TED 2016 Livestream Sessions: Feb 16-19, 2016
The Faculty of Education is pleased to provide a free live stream of this year’s TED talks in the Scarfe Building. Join in and learn about ideas worth spreading!
TEAM UBC Ride to Conquer Cancer Orientation: March 2, 2016
TEAM UBC is a group of UBC staff, faculty, students and alumni who have come together to participate in the BC Ride to Conquer Cancer event benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. Join TEAM UBC in August 2016 as they make the 250 kilometer journey from Cloverdale to Seattle, either as a rider or a crew member. To learn more attend the orientation:
- Wednesday, March 2 from 12 pm to 1 pm
- Michael Smith Labs, Auditorium (Room 102) 2185 East Mall, UBC Vancouver Campus
- Please RSVP to email@example.com
CIS Men’s Basketball National Championships: March 17-20, 2016
The UBC Thunderbirds will welcome the country’s best teams when UBC hosts the CIS Men’s Basketball National Championship. This marks the first time in 33 years that UBC has had the opportunity to host Canada’s national basketball championships.
Storm The Wall: March 20-23, 2016
Storm The Wall is an iconic UBC event. There any many ways to experience Storm The Wall from individual and team participation to spectating and attending festivals!
Off Campus Events and Activities
Alive @ Work: Feb 2016
Another great healthy learning tool geared toward the workplace. This month features communications tops, popular exercises, creative recipes and more!
Family Boat Building at Britannia: Feb 6, 2016
Come explore Britannia Shipyard’s West Coast Maritime Heritage by building your own hand-held wooden boat with the Britannia staff and Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society boat building experts.
Recreation Surrey Family Day: Feb 8, 2016
There is something for everyone to do – Join us for free activities, music, crafts and more for the whole family. Multiple locations participating!
Emergency Preparedness Workshops-Burnaby: Feb 9-16, 2016
Ensure that you, your family and your neighbourhood are prepared before a disaster strikes. Learn how to minimize home hazards, assemble emergency supplies and develop a family reunion plan.
Lunar Fest Vancouver: Feb 12-14, 2016
Celebrate the year of the monkey with a weekend full of cultural events including dance and drumming performances, community festivals, fortune telling, arts and crafts, and more!
Year of the Monkey Temple Fair: Feb 14, 2016
To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents a one-day community festival based on the largest and most important festival of the year in Chinese tradition.
Wild About Vancouver: April 16-22 2016
WAV is an outdoor education festival aimed at showcasing fun and learning across the city. They are currently looking for community partners to host events for the upcoming Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival.
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