By Miranda Massie on August 5, 2015
UBC Movement co. call for captains, public lecture on youth eMental health, volunteer at the indigenous health garden, Alive @ Work magazine, PNE family discounts, outdoor movie nights and more. Find out what is happening on and off campus this month!
UBC-based events (Vancouver campus)
Call for Movement Co. Captains! (Point Grey Campus only)
Do you want to help others become healthier and more active? Do you aspire to be healthier and more active yourself? Join our Movement Co. team to help us influence behaviors and make a healthier UBC community! Movement Co. Captains will be the guiding leaders of a new program designed to create a supportive environment and lower the barriers to individuals accessing physical activity.
Volunteer opportunity: UBC Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm– Aug 6-25
Much of the work done at the UBC Farm is made possible with the help of an amazing team of volunteers. They have lots of upcoming opportunities, including in the Indigenous Health Garden
Join the UBC Mood Disorders clinic for a session on youth eMental Health. The lecture is free to the public, but registration is recommended.
Aboriginal History Month exhibit-ends Aug 25
As part of the celebrations of Aboriginal History Month at UBC Library, a satellite exhibit was developed at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre featuring belongings, replicas, images, maps and video looking at Musqueam ways of knowing, especially connections to their, and ancient belongings.
Part of what makes UBC such a great place to work is our sense of community. New faculty and staff at UBC are invited to settle into your new job and explore the UBC community in a positive way through participating in this important and informative event.
Are you looking for a quiet place to relax and take a moment for yourself? Interested in a new meditation spot on campus? Check out Roots on the Roof, the new rooftop garden at the new UBC Nest.
Regular physical activity and overall fitness is part of a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle, but it can be challenging to fit this in to our busy schedules. UBC Recreation has a variety of programs designed around you. With classes offered throughout the day and across campus, they can help fit activity into your day.
Off campus events
Alive @ work-August 2015
Now mobile responsive! This month, discover how to become a morning person; eat better in seven easy steps and detox your relationships.
Enjoy an entertainment-filled day in Deer Lake Park at the 16th Annual Blues and Roots music festival.
Visit the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival for a fabulous day of fun. Enjoy entertainment on the World Beat Stage, kid’s arts and crafts, great vendors, food, and of course exciting dragon boat races. Cheer your favourite team on to victory!
Head Talks: Conversation for Change-Aug 25 (By donation)
This public event is designed to unravel the intricate topic of mental health by exploring it through first person perspectives, practicing clinicians and support systems. All proceeds will go to the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation. Keynote speakers: Christine Yu, M.A., Registered Clinical Counsellor and Ali Eberhardt, Registered Dietitian
PNE Summer Family discount-Back for 2015
Enjoy summer fun at the PNE without breaking the bank! The Pacific National Exhibition is one of UBC’s staff and faculty corporate discount partners offering discounts on online purchases for individual and groups.
Surrey Summer movies:
Saturday Nights-Holland Park
Bring your family and friends, blankets and lawn chairs out each week in August to enjoy a free movie outdoors. Live entertainment and family games starting at 7:30pm. Sponsored by the City of Surrey.
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By Miranda Massie on October 30, 2013
Join the campus community from November 4-8th in a week dedicated to promoting and celebrating positive mental health. Staff, faculty and students can participate in over 35 events that highlight ways to thrive, resources and tools to feel great!
The University is offering free influenza (flu) immunizations to UBC students, faculty and staff at clinics throughout UBC Vancouver this November. Visit the Risk Management Services website at to reserve your spot at a clinic near you.
Screening Mammography Program (SMP) mobile services will be visiting UBC Building Operations November 13th and 14th and providing FREE screening mammograms to UBC staff, faculty and students ages 40 to 79.
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.
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 health.
Burnaby Celebrates: Sports Day in Canada-November 25-30th
Sports Day in Canada is a nation-wide community project encouraging Canadians healthy living. Participate in a variety of events, classes and community building activities.
Enjoy family favourite movies each weekend for only $2.50.
Participate in one of the many events that are part of the 10th Annual South Asian arts & culture festival celebrating the universal light that exists in everyone. Runs October 28-November 8th .
The Health Show: Vancouver, November 9-10th
Discover up-to-date, reliable and practical diet, supplement, exercise and lifestyle tips that promote healthier living.
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