Welcome!

We want every individual at UBC, whether student, faculty, staff or community resident, to find ways to move more and sit less. Let us help you find a way to move at UBC, through free and low barrier programs, designed to be fun for all abilities, backgrounds and fitness levels.

What’s Your Movement Goal?

Getting moving isn’t always just about “how you should for your health.” We believe in using recreation to help you meet other life goals.  Knowing why you want to move helps you to determine the best option. Click below on some of the movement goals to discover ideas of programs or events at UBC that might be of interest:

How Can We Help You Move at UBC?

There are so many options to move at UBC but unfortunately sometimes it's hard to find a way to fit it in among all the classes, work, family responsibilities or friend responsibilities.  We want everyone to find a way to move as part of their life at UBC, so if you're having trouble or concerns about whether a program or event is right for you because of age, health, clothing, fitness level, gender, special facility needs or other reasons, please let us discuss these with you!

Please call or send us an email at the Student Recreation Centre Operations desk to start the conversation and you will be directed to the appropriate program manager:
Tel: 604-822-6000 (SRC Operations Centre)
Email: src.operations@ubc.ca

We want every person to find a way to participate in our programs.  Wherever possible, we strive to adapt programs and events, and integrate participants of all abilities into our programs.  You would be surprised to know what we have accomplished in order to ensure all our participants have an amazing experience! Let us see what we can do to help you also have a great time with UBC Recreation.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Recreation Centre Operations desk and you will be directed to the appropriate program manager:
Tel: 604-822-6000 (SRC Operations Centre)
Email: src.operations@ubc.ca

UBC Recreation has joined other service providers, academic researchers and other partners across the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses to aid in the development of a plan to help UBC community members move more and sit less.  Looking at campus-wide strategies to create a culture that supports wellbeing through movement, we will be sharing the strategy with the broader community in late Fall 2016.

 

Physical Activity News & Upcoming Events

Meet Andy: MoveU Crew’s ParaNordic Athlete Extraordinaire!

Meet Andy…ParaNordic athlete, sports enthusiast and MoveU Crew member. Andy joined the MoveU Crew in 2017 to share with UBC his passion for sports and movement.

Favourite sports? Nordic skiing, playing soccer, or badminton.

Approach to health? Eat well, sleep lots, and get outside moving regularly!

Favorite place on campus? Sauder building. I enjoy hanging out in the library when I do my readings.

Book the MoveU Crew to lead a movement break in your class, lecture, meeting or event, and join the MoveU Crew on a walk around campus!

Meet Doris: MoveU Crew Yoga Enthusiast

Meet Doris, MoveU Crew Team Member, fourth year Commerce student and unsuspecting yoga enthusiast. We got to know Doris a bit more during our MoveU Crew weekly meetings.

Inspiration? Movement. Music. Food. Travel.

Favorite sports? Yoga & swimming

Favorite Coffee? Iced latte

Favorite place on campus? Nitobe Garden. This beautiful garden welcomes visitors with different views in all four season. Be sure to catch the miss cherry blossoms in the spring, irises in summer, and maples in autumn!

Book the MoveU Crew to lead a movement break in your class, lecture, meeting or event.

Join the MoveU Crew on a walk around campus.

Meet the MoveU Crew ‘Passion Specialist’

Meet our ‘Passion Specialist’ Kirk. Kirk joined the MoveU Crew this winter and provides charm and wit as he guides weekly walks around campus. We found out more about Kirk during this week’s Dog Walk.

“We guide walks around our beautiful campus and bring ideas from strangers which will inspire you and help you escape from the stressful life.”

Inspiration? Sports, sleeping and food.

Favorite way to move? Night jogging with my favorite music on, around the beautiful UBC campus.

Favorite movie? Forrest Gump. Run! Run! Run Forrest run!

Food? Tacos and my granny’s special Miso Soup!

Approach to health? Tennis and karate. Imagine the final is the ball, hit it as hard as I can.

Parting words? Hi there, I love meeting new friends during our walks and talking with them.

I have a very diverse background. Want to get inspired? Find me via the MoveU Crew and join our guided walks. We will “moveU” to where you want to be. The sky is our limit!

Book the MoveU Crew to lead a movement break in your class, lecture, meeting or event.

Join the MoveU Crew on a walk around campus.

 

NEW Physical Activity Manager

 

Hiking the Howe Sound Crest Trail

Meet Lyz. Physical Activity Manager, former athlete, current movement specialist and lover of the outdoors. We caught up with Lyz on her running work commute to learn a bit more (between breaths) about this newest addition to the Athletics & Recreation team.

Inspiration? Movement. Nature. Passionate people. Music.

Favorite way to move? Hiking in the woods. The Juan de Fuca trail on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is my favorite hike in the world!

Approach to health? Holistic and focused on body and mind. I set intentions around my health and plan to make positive choices every day.

Breakfast? Peanut butter and banana on toast. Not reserved for breakfast only though.

Parting words? If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life it would be my mom’s chocolate cake. Or tacos.

When Lyz is not in the woods she can be found in her office at the Student Rec Center.