By Miranda Massie on March 1, 2016
UBC Events and Activities
Healthy Workplace Initiatives Funding Applications: Registration now open
UBC’s favourite staff and faculty healthy activity funding program is back! Apply today to bring healthy activities and initiatives into your department. Applications close on April 22, 2016.
Staff and Faculty Sports Day: Registration open
Sports Day returns on May 6, 2016! This free event is designed for staff and faculty to build teamwork and celebrate the end of the school year. With your team of 4-6 people, you will take part in four physical or intellectual challenges and enjoy a free lunch!
UBC Ripple Effect 2016: March 14-18
Participate in the UBC Ripple Effect campaign and ignite learning, conversation, and action on sustainability. This year, events include Grounds for Change, and Love Your Leftovers at the a Zero Waste Food Truck Festival.
CIS Men’s Basketball National Championships: March 17-20
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 hosted Canada’s national basketball championships.
Storm The Wall is one of UBC’s biggest and most iconic events! Celebrate a UBC tradition at the second annual Community & Kids Festival! Race, watch, or simply enjoy as the festival has something for everyone.
This year’s festival is a celebration of UBC’s 100th anniversary and will feature a performance stage with local performing artists. There will be lots of fun activities for kids, including face painting, crafts, and games.
Make sure not to miss Storm The Wall either! From March 20-23 experience Storm The Wall through individual and team participation, spectating or attending festivals!
Did you know that there are many steps you can take to lower your risk factors of getting some cancers? “It’s My Life” is an online tool from the Canadian Cancer Society that aims to make cancer prevention information more engaging. The Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention’s March blog post looks the tool’s effectiveness.
Off Campus Events and Activities
alive@work: March 2016
Another great healthy learning tool geared toward the workplace. This month’s issue features men’s health, kidney care, the benefits of crying, healthy dinner loaves, and more!
Vancouver Celtic Festival: March 10-17
Western Canada’s largest Celtic celebration offers the best of traditional and contemporary Celtic culture in all its diversity and vitality –everyone is invited to join in!
Museum Spring Break – Surrey 911: March 15-24
Drop everything to celebrate the firefighters, police and paramedics who come to our rescue. Make your own ambulance or police cruiser and flex your firefighter muscles as you put out a mock fire.
Celebrate Earth Hour: March 19, 8:30-9:30pm
Celebrate your commitment to the planet with your friends, family, community or at work – in your own way. A simple event can be just turning off all non-essential lights from 8:30pm-9:30pm.
Pop Up Medicine-Sugar Coated: March 20
This is not a clinic, this is pop up medicine! Join Stretch Vancouver and local health care professionals for a screening of Sugar Coated, a documentary on the food industry. The film will be followed by a Q & A to explore the impacts of refined sugar on our diets, our hormones, our waistlines & our brains. Register here.
Workout to Conquer Cancer: April 2
Join the most meaningful workout of your life. Hundreds of participants will come together a full day of upbeat group exercise classes to raise funds for breakthrough cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency.
Walk Richmond-London Farm: April 2
Begin at the historic London Farm House, which includes a fully restored heritage house, barn and old farm equipment that illustrates Richmond’s rural history, and continue on towards and through the Britannia Shipyards. For all ages.
The Spring 2016 Wall Exchange lecture features Naomi Oreskes, climate change activist and historian of science. Admission is free, but space is limited so register early.
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By Miranda Massie on March 3, 2015
Community walks, health and transit panel discussion, TED Talks streaming at UBC, spring break activities for the family, Continuing Studies courses and more! Find out what is happening in and around the community this month.
UBC’s 4th Annual Relay for Life, March 6
Join the UBC Community and the Canadian Cancer Society for a 12-hour community event to raise funds and awareness for cancer prevention in Canada.
Storm the Wall Festivals, March 22 and 26
Join the inaugural community and youth festival on March 22 featuring food trucks, interactive games, inflatables and a free Bobs and Lolo concert for the kids!
Then, celebrate the end of the semester on March 26 at Storm the Wall’s last day. This festival day will feature races such as the super-iron races, a staff and faculty heat, a fan zone with games and prizes, food trucks, and more.
Defeat Depression 5K Walk/Run, March 29
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada along with the UBC Mental Health Awareness Club are hosting a charity run/walk to raise awareness about the stigma of mental health issues and to raise funds for local mental health organizations.
UBC Staff and Faculty Camp Discount: Vancouver campus Summer Camp reg. opens March 2
For the first time ever, UBC Staff Faculty can get a discount for their child’s participation in UBC Summer Camps! Simply register your child at www.camps.ubc.ca, and after making payment in full, apply for your 5% discount by completing this online form. Note that some restrictions do apply.
Explore the critical link between transit and health. You are invited to an expert panel discussion on transit’s role in building a livable healthy region, promoting walking and biking, reducing sedentary time in cars, and improving air quality.
Mindfulness, Neuroscience and Coaching, March 20
Explore the science of mindfulness and its application to a coaching practice and organizational culture. Offered through UBC Continuing Studies.
Discover the art and heart of balancing caring for the self while caring for others. Offered through UBC Continuing Studies.
President’s Awards for Staff: Call for Nominations, Deadline March 13
Do you know UBC staff who make outstanding contributions to UBC? We invite you to recognize them and their achievements by nominating them for the 2015 President’s Service Award for Excellence and President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver campus).
Off campus events
Vandusen Botanical Garden (Vancouver)- Free Kids Admission, March 1-31
Kids are free for the month of March! Bring your children 12 years and under to explore the 55 acres at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.
Pick up your scavenger clues and start the hunt! Explore the Village searching for the answers. When you think you’re done, stop in at the General Store to see if you have earned a prize.
Celtic Fest-Surrey, March 14
Get your Irish on and celebrate the wearin’ o’ the green at the Surrey Museum’s annual Celtic Fest.
Playdome-Vancouver, March 14-22
Come and play at Canada’s largest indoor carnival with over 45 rides and attractions at BC Place.
Walk Richmond, March 14 & 28
Free, fun and safe guided walks are for people of all ages and are coordinated by the Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association.
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