By Miranda Massie on March 4, 2019
Ready to celebrate the end of the school term? Be sure to sign up early when Sports Day returns for its ninth year! UBC’s annual Staff & Faculty Sports Day will take place on Friday, May 3, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. An “Apres” Sports Day social and beer garden follows from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Open to UBC faculty, staff and grad students, this free event is an exciting team-building afternoon that encourages inclusivity, accessibility, mental and physical wellbeing, and fun! Participate in what your time allows.
The event sells out every year so mark your calendars for March 18 and be sure to sign up!
Full details available on the Staff & Faculty Sports Day page.
Looking for UBC Okanagan information?
You’re in luck! Staff & Faculty Sports Day is also happening on May 3. Visit the UBCO Sports Day website for more details in the coming weeks.
Photo credit: UBC Recreation
By Miranda Massie on May 3, 2018
Staff and faculty at UBC’s Vancouver campus are invited to join the 4th annual Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge. This four-week challenge is a fun and inclusive way to encourage our community to keep fit by taking the stairs.
Stair climbing is a great way to boost cardiovascular health, build muscle and strengthen the core. The best part? It’s free!
The challenge will include weekly participant prizes, photo challenges, and an overall prize for both the top team and top individual.
Everyone, of all ability levels, is invited to participate. Visit the website for accessible participation options.
How it works
- Register as a team or as an individual (team rankings are scored based on an average of all team members’ achievements, so a larger team won’t have an advantage over an individual)
- Select the peak you’re aiming for – from Diamond Head (232 metres) to Mount Everest (8,848 metres)
- Log your flights of stairs climbed on the Daily Step Tracker for a chance to win participation prizes
- Submit your grand totals at the end of four weeks
Your steps to success
Last year’s participants stepped up to better health!
Over 60% of last year’s participants reported that the challenge had a positive impact on their overall wellbeing as well as their physical health, while 66% reported that their relationships with colleagues improved. 69% of participants took the stairs once a day or less before the challenge, with some reporting a 30% increase in their stair climbing/physical activity after the challenge.
By Miranda Massie on May 4, 2017
Staff and Faculty at UBC Vancouver are invited to join the 3rd annual Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge. This four-week challenge is a fun and inclusive way to encourage our community to take the stairs.
Stair climbing is a great way to boost cardiovascular health, build muscle and strengthen the core. And the best part is – it’s free!
The challenge will include weekly participant prizes, weekly photo challenges and an overall prize for both the top team and top individual. The top team prize is awarded based on the highest average point total per participant.
All abilities are welcome to participate. Visit our website for accessible participation options.
How it works:
- Register as a team or as an individual
- Select the peak that you want to strive for – whether it’s climbing the equivalent of Grouse Mountain or Mount Everest
- Log your daily flights of stairs
- Submit your totals at the end of four weeks
- Participate for a chance to win great prizes!
Take steps for success
Here’s the information you need to get started:
Check out a list of the top stairs to climb across the city, as voted by last year’s participants.
Last year’s participants step up to health!
Over 50% of last year’s participants noticed positive impacts on their overall wellbeing.
Before the challenge, 48% of participants took the stairs once a day or less. After the challenge, 91% said they were committed to continuing to use stairs once a day or more.