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

UBC Walkabout 2017 | January 16 – March 19

Join the 11th Walkabout, a 9-week health & wellbeing challenge! We encourage all community members (staff, faculty, students, alumni and the community) to walk a virtual journey to improve their wellbeing.

Movement Co. | Beat Your Stress!

Self-defense for everyone! Take part in a Krav Maga workshop followed by a discussion on safety on campus and in society. Movement Co. is hosting this event on Friday, Jan. 27th from 4-6pm!

Step It Up: Walk with the Whale | Tuesday, Jan 24

Join this free Tales of Treasure Tour at Beaty Biodiversity Museum that highlights the curators' favorite specimens, and tales of founding scientists. Make sure to arrive early as space is limited to 30 participants!

Movement Co. Kick-Off Party | Friday, Jan 13th!

Movement Co. is a social club designed to allow people to opt into trying different activities on campus together. Come out on Friday, January 13th to find ways to get moving on campus and make new friends.

Learn about programs specifically suited to you