By Miranda Massie on May 4, 2017
This Month’s Feature
May 23-29: UBC Recreation Free Week
You are invited to try as many classes as you want, for free!
Drop in to fitness, yoga, Pilates, dance, martial arts, boot camps and aquatics classes for free from May 23-29. No experience is required. Try as many classes as you like, and then register for your favourites!
Others Events and Activities
May 5 – June 4: Candle: UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the 2017 graduates of the Master of Fine Arts program.
May 9: Weight Watchers at Work (UBC)
Join the upcoming 20-week Weight Watchers at Work program at the UBC Bookstore. Drop by on May 9 to register between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. with no starter fees (other participant fees apply). See the program flyer for details.
May 13: Wesbrook Village Run for Women
Join the Wesbrook Village Running Room and Wesbrook Village in community, celebration and fun – supporting BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre in its initiatives to help women in our community who bravely face mental health issues. Choose from 5K, 10K and walk/run options. Registration required.
The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in grand style, with a full program of Canadian works and guest artists at the Chan Centre. This is a family-friendly event. Please join our celebration and show your Canadian pride!
May 29 – June 4: Bike to Work Week
From May 29 – June 4, UBC will defend its title as reigning champion of the “Best Workplace (1000+ employees)” and “Best in Higher Education” categories during Bike to Work Week! Grab some co-workers, put together a team and get ready to ride. Make sure to visit our celebration event on June 1st from 4pm to 6pm to grab some treats, cycling resources, get a free tune up and register your bike with Project 529’s anti-bike theft system. For more information, and to register, visit the HUB website.
May 31: UBC Forward Food Summit
The Forward Food Summit brings together food-service professionals, industry leaders and others in a peer-to-peer environment to share insights into the latest trends for implementing and marketing plant-based menus. Click here for more details or to RSVP.
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By Miranda Massie on January 10, 2017
UBC Based Events and Activities
This month’s feature:
Yoga & Cardio Fit Classes: Jan. 11 – Feb. 16
UBC REC, in partnership with UBC IT, is extending an invitation to all staff and faculty! You can take part in yoga and cardio fit classes in Ponderosa Commons Studio in the new year.
||Cardio Fit Thursdays
Ready to sign up? Register for the classes here!
Bodyworks Fitness Centre $2 Drop-in: January
UBC Bodyworks Fitness Centre will be offering a new $2 drop-in rate to all staff and faculty! This offer is available starting Jan. 4, Monday to Friday 1pm – 4pm. Drop by and check out their facilities, or take part in their Free Weeks: Jan. 9- 21, 2017.
On January 11th Whole Foods Markets across Vancouver will be donating 5% of their daily net sales to the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm!
Purchases will go towards supporting the amazing innovative food systems research and community programming taking place at the UBC Farm. Be sure to save your grocery shopping for this special community giving day, and enjoy the added benefits of supporting the UBC Farm while stocking up on beautiful groceries.
Weight Watchers at UBC: Jan. 17
A Weight Watchers group will be meeting at the UBC bookstore every Tuesday 12-1pm starting Jan. 24 for a 20-week series. Learn more and register at an information session on January 17 12-1pm. To register, contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by the UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, this food and sustainability symposium brings together students, faculty, and staff for a dialogue about what it takes to create and manage a just and sustainable food system.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: January
Sexual assault affects people of all ages, gender identities and expressions, racial identities, abilities and sexual orientations. It doesn’t just have an impact on the individual, but on a whole community. Join the conversation – because sexual assault is everyone’s issue.
Click here for ways to get involved.
Winter Yoga at MOA: Now until May 2017
You can take yoga classes this winter in the Museum of Anthropology’s Great Hall. Cost is $150 for 20 classes, $90 for 10 classes, $55 for 5 classes, or $14 for a drop-in session.
Join us each week:
- Mondays 12:30-1:30pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday 5:15pm-6:15pm
UBC Continuing Studies’ One Day @ UBC presents an interactive session that explores the role of stress in our everyday lives, including its impact on our bodies, minds, and spirits. Learn simple but scientifically supported strategies for coping with stress on a daily basis while also improving your sense of meaning and purpose in life.
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By Miranda Massie on October 1, 2014
Whether you plan an event, promote Thrive, volunteer, or bring Thrive into the classroom, you’ll be building positive mental health on campus. Register now to become a Thrive Partner and start planning your group’s involvement for Thrive 2014, Nov. 3-7.
UBC Community United Way Campaign-starts October 6th
The UBC Community United Way Campaign has been a part of our campus culture for over 30 years. Last year you helped UBC raise over $500,000 to prevent child poverty, help kids realize their potential and build stronger communities for seniors. Thank you for making a difference! This year, our campaign kicks off with 5 Days of Caring, a full week of events including the Great Pancake Race, Spelling Bee and the Turkey 2K Trot. Visit www.unitedway.ubc.ca for more info, and to register!
Weight Watchers at Work at the UBC Bookstore will be hosting 2 complementary meetings in October for new members interested in joining.
UBC ShakeOut-Oct 16
2014 will mark UBC’s fifth year participating in the province-wide ShakeOut BC earthquake preparedness exercise. At 10:16 a.m. do a DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON drill so you can react quickly in an earthquake. Practicing helps you be ready to respond.
UBC Continuing Studies presents a two day session that will explore the science of stress, mindfulness and wellbeing, and its impact on helping professionals, patients, clients and inter-professional teams.
MOA YOGA-Oct.20 start
The Museum of Anthropology’s yoga program (MOGA) is starting a new fall session on Monday, Oct 20th. MOGA runs Monday 12:30pm-1:30pm and Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5:15pm-6:15pm. This session will run until Dec 20th and costs $45 for 5 classes, $80 for unlimited classes.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! UBC faculty, staff, students, and members of the campus community are invited to learn how to prevent breast cancer through healthy lifestyle changes and to have your breast cancer risk status objectively assessed. Registration required.
Ergonomics is about designing for people to ensure that products, systems or processes complement the people’s capabilities, rather than forcing people to adapt to their work environments/tasks or tools. Find out how to get involved!
The Mental Health Needs Assessment: Take Action Project is investigating opportunities to improve student mental health at UBC. Faculty and staff are invited to share their perspectives on improving student mental health in a series of focus groups (October 2014). If you are interested in participating, please register for a focus group or request an interview online.
Homewood Health (UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance provider) has created a Healthy Workplace Month toolkit. The package contains information on the importance of getting outside; mental illness myth busters; the important link between workplace involvement and employee engagement.
Provincial not for profit, Arts Health BC is leading a province-wide survey of arts & health activity within health care, research, education and community settings in BC. The results will be used to create a report and directory of BC-based programs to increase networking and resource sharing.
Click here for more information or to participate.
This Italian community market provides the opportunity to bring home a taste of Italy every month, complete with local produce, live Italian music and children’s activities.
Cirque Musica makes its Vancouver debut! A thrilling concert that blends the world’s greatest Cirque performers with live symphonic music, it will mesmerize and transport you with its dazzling and mysterious beauty.
Stock up on fresh cranberries at the Richmond Nature Park Society’s annual cranberry sale. Proceeds support educational and public programs in the park.
Diwali Fest: Vancouver and Surrey–Oct. 17-26
“Unity in Diversity” is the theme at the lower mainland’s 11th annual Diwali Festival. The events making up this year’s festival will range in size, and spread through the cities of Vancouver and Surrey. Participate in community workshops, delicious cooking classes and plenty of arts and entertainment!
Family Day: Surrey–Oct. 26
Explore, enjoy and create art together! Engage in interactive family-friendly activities inspired by the exhibition Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature.
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By Miranda Massie on October 30, 2013
Join the campus community from November 4-8th in a week dedicated to promoting and celebrating positive mental health. Staff, faculty and students can participate in over 35 events that highlight ways to thrive, resources and tools to feel great!
The University is offering free influenza (flu) immunizations to UBC students, faculty and staff at clinics throughout UBC Vancouver this November. Visit the Risk Management Services website at to reserve your spot at a clinic near you.
Screening Mammography Program (SMP) mobile services will be visiting UBC Building Operations November 13th and 14th and providing FREE screening mammograms to UBC staff, faculty and students ages 40 to 79.
Join your colleagues for on campus yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays. Enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that come from regular yoga practice. Drop-in is $10 and discounts are available with pre-registration.
Did you know that there is a Weight Watchers group that meets weekly on the UBC Point Grey Campus? Find support and work towards improving and maintaining health.
Burnaby Celebrates: Sports Day in Canada-November 25-30th
Sports Day in Canada is a nation-wide community project encouraging Canadians healthy living. Participate in a variety of events, classes and community building activities.
Enjoy family favourite movies each weekend for only $2.50.
Participate in one of the many events that are part of the 10th Annual South Asian arts & culture festival celebrating the universal light that exists in everyone. Runs October 28-November 8th .
The Health Show: Vancouver, November 9-10th
Discover up-to-date, reliable and practical diet, supplement, exercise and lifestyle tips that promote healthier living.
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