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.
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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