By Miranda Massie on March 2, 2017
This Month’s Feature:
Grand opening of the UBC Aquatic Centre
To celebrate the grand opening of the UBC Aquatic Centre, UBC Athletics and Recreation is making a big splash with special events from March 1-5, 2017. Join in for fun, food, giveaways and aquatics programming in this bright, inclusive facility.
Free UBC Staff & Faculty swim, March 2 (12 – 2pm) with Aquafit class (12:05 – 12:50pm).
Other Events and Activities
Ongoing: Yoga and Pilates for Staff and Faculty at the Alumni Centre
Get stronger this spring by attending free yoga and Pilates classes with your colleagues.
Join us on Wednesday mornings (from 7:30-8:20 am) for some Pilates stretching and strengthening.
Visit on Fridays (from 12:05-12:50 pm) for yoga classes.
These classes will increase your strength and flexibility, and they are free for all UBC faculty and staff. Please bring your own yoga mat. Both classes are held on the 2nd floor in the Bill & Risa Levine Classroom. See you there!
March 6-17: Limited Number of Diabetes Assessments
Were you unable to attend the Travelling Health Fair? The UBC Pharmacists Clinic will be offering a limited number of additional Diabetes Assessments. Contact the Pharmacists Clinic at 604-827-2584 to reserve your spot today!
Enjoy free admission & join the opening celebration of The Museum of Anthropology’s thought provoking, socially and environmentally conscious new exhibition Amazonia: The Rights of Nature. On display March 10, 2017 – January 28, 2018.
March 10: Exercise, Omics, and Health Symposium
Explore Exercise, Omics (fields of study such as genomics, proteomics or metabolomics) and Health with leading experts, featuring presentations and an all-presenter panel. Topics include: Exercise and health promotion, personalized medicine, nutrigenomics and health, exercise omics models for health promotion, nutrigenomics and health and big data.
March 11: UBC Triathlon/Duathlon
Get your 2017 race season up and running with one of BC’s largest and longest-running triathlons. With a wide variety of distances – Olympic, Sprint and Short – as well as a Duathlon, Relay, Kids/Youth Aquathlon and Kids “Splash, Peddle and Dash,” there really is something for everyone! Learn more and register here.
Save the Date and Ready Your Team for Staff & Faculty Sports Day on May 5, 2017. This is a free event for all staff and faculty members, as well as graduate students. Come and enjoy a Free Lunch, some fun teamwork games and celebrate the end of the school year!
Check out the Sports Day webpage for all information and updates.
March 15: PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series
PhDs Go Public events spotlight PhD students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative, who use the PechaKucha format to share how their research is contributing to the public good and making a change in the world. This year’s themes include education, environment, culture, social justice and health. Mark your calendars, and stay tuned for updates!
Michel Tremblay’s two-act play, first produced in 1968, against the backdrop of Quebec’s quiet revolution, changed Quebec theatre, with its kitchen-sink representation of ordinary women speaking in their own dialect.
March 26: Storm the Wall Community Festival
Come celebrate the 39-year-old UBC tradition that is Storm the Wall at the third annual Community Festival. This year’s theme: Superheroes! The popular event includes UBC Summer Camps prizes and giveaways with a chance at a free week at camp, live in-person superheroes, a European Bungee, face painting, games and activities, balloon art and so much more! Check out the Facebook Event for more information.