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.
By Miranda Massie on September 15, 2015
Free recreation and fitness, UBC’s Movement Co., Weight Watchers @ Work, Continuing Studies programs, Alive @ Work Magazine, YWCA open house, U.Sask sedentary study, and lots more! Find out what is happening in and around the community this month.
UBC-based events (Vancouver campus)
Free Trial Period- at UBC BodyWorks Fitness Centre: Sept. 8 – 18
Visit Bodyworks for free group fitness classes and access to the fitness centre. Meet the knowledgeable and friendly Kinesiology undergraduate and graduate student staff who provide a unique and positive environment for making lifestyle changes. View programs and services here.
Free Week at UBC Recreation: Sept. 14-20
Take advantage of UBC Recreation’s Free Week, and try out any instructor-led classes in the SRC Studio, SRC Dojo, Ponderosa Studio, Aquatic Centre, and the Tennis Centre. Or, check out the NEW Movement Co.
It’s a new social club designed to help UBC community members find new ways to move their bodies. It’s about fun, not being the fittest or the fastest. It’s an inclusive, encouraging and motivational environment to try out new opportunities to build on our wellbeing. All staff, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students and members of the University Neighbourhoods Association* are welcome to join this free social club. Find out more!
New Session-Weight Watchers @ Work: Sept. 22
The UBC At Work Weight Watchers group is set to start a new series on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Take part in an Information & Sign-up Session on Tuesday Sept. 15. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions and/or come to the Information Session.
Share a meal, share a story and join 1,000 other guests in celebrating 100 years of UBC at this outdoor community feast! Chefs from UBC Food Services and AMS Conferences and Catering will be preparing a three-course meal that is inspired by everything UBC, including fresh, local produce from the UBC Farm. All staff, faculty, students and community members welcome. After dinner, the fun continues with Arts Night Out! Feast guests are invited to enjoy free shows and exhibits in UBC’s Arts and Culture District.
Tickets are $20-$30 and can be purchased at www.planning.ubc.ca/harvestfeast. Last year’s event sold out so be sure to get your tickets soon!
Join the Men’s Depression and Suicide Network, in partnerships with the Movember Foundations, UBC Speakeasy and the Crisis Centre for a free, public documentary film screening. The screening will be followed by a discussion panel. For more information or to reserve tickets, click here.
UBC Continuing Studies Life and Career Programs help you take charge of your career and personal success, and gain the knowledge and skills you need to embark on a new path.
- Learn more about personalized and individual one-on-one career development and testing.
- Learn core counselling and interpersonal communication skills. Peer Counselling Certificate Program (Apply now. Starts Oct 16th)
- Learn to use coaching skills to influence positive change for individuals, group and teams. Organizational Coaching
UBC staff and faculty can use their tuition waiver s for these courses.
Connect with Respect Conversations (UBC Equity and Inclusion): Sept 30-Dec. 16
Connect with Respect Conversations are a series of four informative and interactive discussions about how we can all contribute to a respectful environment at UBC. These free, lunchtime sessions, facilitated by Equity and Inclusion Office staff address concerns you may have working or studying at UBC – come prepared to ask questions! Join us for one conversation or for all four. Click here to register or learn more.
A world of arts and culture is happening at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus. Everything from theatre, film, contemporary and fine art, to music, opera, live performances and a world-renowned Museum of Anthropology are right at your doorstep. Pick your path and discover unique and innovative programming.
Human Resources is excited to open a limited number of spaces to the Managing@UBC Program for any management and professional staff who have direct reports. There are currently three options for management and professional staff to enter the Managing@UBC Program:
1) Managing@UBC Onboarding and Orientation: if you have been in your management role for less than 1 year and are directly responsible for 1 or more staff member.
2) Managing@UBC Evolving Your Leadership: If you have been in your management role for more than 1 year and are directly responsible for 1 or more staff member.
3) Managing@UBC Intercultural Certificate: If you have been in your management role for any length of time and are interested in an intercultural focus and developing the University’s capacity to talk about diversity.
For more information: Contact Chantal Duke
Alive @ work-September 2015
Now mobile responsive! This month, discover cost saving back to school ideas; ways to revamp your work life and yoga for commuters.
YWCA Corporate Open House: Sept. 8-18
Visit the UBC’s corporate fitness discount partner, the downtown YWCA, for free! Over 70 different classes are available, in addition to pool and gym facilities.
Vancouver International Film Festival: Sept 24-Oct 9
The 34th annual Vancouver International Film Festival will once again welcome some of the world’s finest films to one of the most beautiful cities on the planet.
City Centre Block Party-Surrey: Sept 25
The main goal of the event is to bring together residents of the City Centre community, both Canadian-born and newcomers, to have fun and improve a sense of belonging and inclusion to the community.
Culture Days-Lower Mainland: Sept 25-27
Culture Days is a collaborative Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise awareness, accessibility, participation, and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and culture life of their communities.
The University of Saskatchewan needs your help! The purpose of this research is to understand sedentary behaviour (sitting) in office workers. Participants will be asked to complete four online questionnaires within an approximately two-week period. Click here to participate in the study.
We are interested in studying the effects of exercise on brain health and function. Volunteers between the ages of 19 and 45 who are interested in participating in a 12-week exercise program should contact the researchers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.