Program Updates

With updates from the current program, this section is where you can catch up on the latest and greatest.  Read up on some of the new and upcoming programs, the staff and other interesting tidbits.

Latest Program Updates

Gameplan Strategy Enters Next Phase

In September 2017, the Board of Governors approved in principle GamePlan: UBC’s 20 Year Recreation and Athletics Facilities Strategy, including concepts for the following capital projects: Rebuilt Thunderbird Stadium New recreation fitness centre Renewed or rebuilt varsity War Memorial Gym Academic space New baseball stadium   GamePlan was developed between late 2015 and early 2017 […]


Day of the LongBoat – A 2017 Recap

The 2017 Day of the LongBoat not only marked the 30th anniversary but officially went into the books as the one of the largest attended events held on record. With over 3500 participants this year, the weather was only a little bit challenging on Day 2 with recorded wind speeds of over 20 knots on […]


Truth and Reconcilation

  What is the relationship between the raising of the Reconciliation Totem Pole and the 30th Anniversary of The UBC Day of the LongBoat? Well, the Day of the LongBoat event was first introduced as a means to focus attention on the role the First Nations Communities have played in the evolution of our distinct […]


New UBC Aquatic Centre Now Open

On January 23, 2017, the new UBC Aquatic Centre officially opened. The facility is a state-of-the-art facility that serves athletic training, competition, and neighbourhood leisure needs. The new facility’s natatorium can accommodate nearly 1,000 bathers, and the viewing area in the mezzanine can host up to 460 spectators. The new facility features include: 25 metre recreational […]


UBC GamePlan – Recreation and Athletics Facilities Public Consultation

Over the course of the past few months, the University Community has been engaged in quite an extensive review of the current and anticipated needs for both the athletic and recreation programs at UBC.  This has been spurred on by the ever changing dynamics of the campus as it continues to grow and embrace both […]


What’s new with UBC Sport Facilities?

For anyone who hasn’t had the chance to venture to UBC recently, there are some exciting sport facility developments in the works.  In addition to the updating of ThunderbirdPark, three brand new facilities have opened or will be opening their doors in the next 8 months: Baseball Indoor Training Centre National Soccer Development Centre New Aquatic […]