Lunar New Year
By Miranda Massie on February 2, 2017
This month’s feature:
With the demands we all have on our time from teaching, work, research and family needs, UBC knows it’s not easy to hit the gym every day. There are lots of different ways you can exercise instead! Whatever you can fit into your day is a great start to get moving: long walks, short sprints, commuting by bike – but most importantly, getting up from your desk and sitting less is a great start.
Research shows that moving more and sitting less can improve your mental and physical health, which helps you feel good and reduces the risk factors for preventable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and mental illness.
Find out why it’s important to start tackling the ‘sitting disease’ and explore how you can stay committed to moving more with #MoveUBC this month and don’t forget to Wear Your Active Wear on February 28!
Other Events and Activities
Join the annual Lunar New Year Celebration at Wesbrook Village. Experience a traditional lion dance and cultural performances, tea tasting, calligraphy, crafts, and leave with a red envelope!
Yoga and Pilates for Staff and Faculty at the Alumni Centre: Starting Feb 8
Start the New Year off with free yoga and Pilates with your colleagues.
Join us on Wednesday mornings in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre for some Pilates stretching and strengthening 7:30-8:20am.
Visit on Fridays (starting Feb. 3) for yoga classes from 12:05-12:50pm in the Bill & Risa Levine Classroom on the 2nd floor.
Free – open to UBC faculty and staff. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Join Dr. Eli Puterman, Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology, to explore the damaging impact chronic stress can have on the aging of our minds and bodies, deep into our cells, and learn how movement can mitigate these effects.
Pink Shirt Day: Feb. 22
Take a stand against bullying and wear a pink in support of kindness and acceptance in schools, at work and in your communities.
UBC Recreation Open House: Feb. 24, 12-2pm
UBC staff, faculty and community members are invited to attend an open house! This interactive afternoon will include a tour of the new aquatic centre, games, free fitness classes, food, prizes, and an exclusive opportunity to register children for UBC Summer Camps. Click here for full details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the last day of MoveUBC, you are invited to wear clothes that encourage you to move throughout your entire day. We want to see your lulu’s or your bright running shoes– anything that encourages you to move! Leave behind those high heels, restrictive ties, skirts and tight pants that can keep you from maintaining your wellbeing!
Pick up a sticker at any of the MoveUBC events and sport it on February 28th to help explain why you’re in your active wear.
For those staff with required uniforms, safety clothing or shoes/boots, we encourage you to have a discussion with your supervisors and colleagues to see how you might be able to adapt these requirements, so that you can move easily throughout your day, while still maintaining safety protocol and professionalism.
Immerse yourself in a classic Northwest Legend featuring incredible and original illustrations by world-renowned printmaker, painter, carver, author, Roy Henry Vickers.
In Peace Dancer, Vickers shares the Legend from his village of Kitkatla, BC; it is the story of The Flood. Sharing this story is more relevant to the world right now than ever before. Click here to register.
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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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