Ride to Conquer Cancer
By Miranda Massie on October 25, 2016
UBC Based Events and Activities
UBC Thrive Week: Oct 31-Nov 4
Happy Thrive! Participate in Thrive 2016 by attending an event, trying a new activity, or by learning a new skill. There are over 40 ways to engage with Thrive this year, including:
- joining the Kick-Off Celebration with Prof. Santa Ono
- attending a relaxation technique workshop
- touring the Botanical and Nitobe Gardens
- learning more about positive mental health
- attending UBC’s largest Zumba class!
UBC Thrive is a university-wide initiative designed to promote building positive mental health for all students, faculty and staff.
#Thrive365 Photo Challenge: Oct 31-Nov 4
Unable to attend a Thrive event? Participate virtually in the #Thrive365 Photo Challenge by sharing the ways that you thrive every day. Draw prizes to be won!
Join Simran Sethi for this UBC Reads Sustainability talk to find out more about the loss of agricultural biodiversity, efforts to conserve endangered foods and ways we can help save the foods we love. Tickets are $5-$10 and the event will be held at 12pm in the UBC Alumni Centre.
Team UBC Ride to Conquer Cancer Information Session, Nov 16
Learn more about Team UBC and the Ride to Conquer Cancer next August 26-27, 2017. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a two-day cycling event from Vancouver to Seattle to raise funds and awareness for cancer research in British Columbia. When you join Team UBC, you will be well supported with training rides and fundraising events leading up to this epic weekend. All cycling levels and abilities are welcome! Please join us for an information session and Q&A with past and current team members and team captains:
Details: Wednesday, Nov 16, 4:00pm in Brock Hall, Room 2071 (1874 East Mall, 2nd floor)
For more information contact one of the Team UBC Co-Captains (Joel Kobylka: 7-0108 or Stephanie Oldford: 7-0003)
Lace Up for Kids: Nov 24
UBC Recreation, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Rare Disease Foundation are teaming up to transform the world of rare disease care. Lace Up for Kids is fundraiser supporting important, life-changing rare disease research, culminating in a community skating celebration at the UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena on Thursday, November 24, 6-11pm.
Join UBC students, staff, faculty, and community members to help make a difference in a child’s life.
Free Flu Shot Clinics: Nov 2016
Boost your wellbeing and promote a healthy campus by getting your free flu shot—it’s your best protection against the flu. Drop in at a clinic of your choice until November 10.
Free Yoga at Bodyworks: Nov 2016
UBC Bodyworks is offering a series of yoga classes this month including Yoga Power and Biomechanics and Yoga Stretch and Recover, free for UBC staff and faculty. Conveniently scheduled during lunch and after work!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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