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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By Miranda Massie on February 4, 2015
UBC’s Travelling Health Fair, UBC Rec open house, Lunar New Year celebrations, family day activities, Ideas Lunch and Wine bar discount, President’s Awards nominations and more! Find out what is happening in and around the community this month.
2015 Travelling Health Fair-Feb 12, 24, 25
The Travelling Health Fair is a free mobile health clinic offered once a year to UBC staff and faculty, that offers individualized health assessments. This year’s Traveling Health Fair will focus on bone health for men and women of all ages.
UBC Rec Winter Open House-Feb 18, 20
Reading Week is around the corner. Book some FREE fitness time into your calendar by visiting one of the UBC Recreation open houses! The open house on Feb 20 will feature great prizes including Davis cup tickets, Wesbrook Village gift certificates, private tennis lessons and more!
UBC Reads Sustainability is an exciting program that brings well-known sustainability authors to our campus to engage in a campus-wide discussion.
A joyous opportunity for the UBC community to demonstrate their Chinese language skills through songs, stories and comical performances.
Ideas Lunch and Wine Bar *discount* – until Feb 13
Have you visited the UBC Ideas Lunch and Wine Bar for Staff and Faculty? Located in a peaceful corner of the Peter Wall Institute, this on campus oasis offers self-serve salads, soups, sharable snacks and drinks. Help out by filling in a 5 minute user survey. Respondents will be entered into a draw to win a FREE LUNCH at Ideas!
Do you know UBC staff who make outstanding contributions to UBC? We invite you to recognize them and their achievements by nominating them for the 2015 President’s Service Award for Excellence and President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus).
Looking for an opportunity to give back to the UBC community? The Equity and Inclusion Office is looking for volunteers to be on call to support events, and help promote their organization and resources to both the campus and greater community.
Red Mitten Weekend at the BC Sports Hall of Fame-Feb 7, 8, 9
Find your 2010 Olympic red mittens and wear them for FREE admission to the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the games: view medals, stand on the podium and more!
Wear red and try Zumba, Latin Funk and fitness dance moves along with a 30-minute yoga stretch. Suitable for all fitness levels.
Talking Stick Festival: Vancouver-Feb 17-March 1
Experience, Explore, enjoy aboriginal culture through the arts. All areas of the performing arts are represented at the Talking Stick Festival from theatre, dance, drumming, and music to spoken word, and multimedia performance.
Coldest Night of the Year Walk: Surrey – Feb 21
The Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in over 80 communities across Canada.
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By Miranda Massie on February 4, 2014
A free and safe way to dispose of your expired medication right here on campus.
The Seagull, one of the greatest plays of the modern era, onstage at UBC’s exquisite TELUS Studio Theatre in the Chan Centre for the Arts until February 8th.
This free one-day workshop will bring together a diverse group of attendees to discuss strategies for successfully implementing workplace wellness programs.
This challenge invites men who had suicidal thoughts in the past, as well as family and friends who have lost a male partner, peer or family member to suicide to take part in the Man Up Against Suicide study.
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.
Not able to make this year’s Travelling Health Fair? Visit our virtual health fair instead. Access over 20 different screenings, tools and resources to help you assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self.
Explore Aboriginal Culture through the Arts-runs from February 18 to March 2 2014. This vibrant citywide festival provides a stage for extraordinary Aboriginal artists; established and emerging, national and international, performing live theatre, music, dance and storytelling.
On February 10th bring the entire family and get active by participating in these great activities: Zumba, I AM Game Obstacle Course, Floorball, Pickle Ball. $3 per family member.
On February 10th, enjoy breakfasts, activities, discounts and more at facilities across the city.
February 19-23, The BC Home + Garden Show will visit Vancouver bringing in over 425 exhibitors and a slew of exciting new features for every home improvement project, inside and out.