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

Join the 9 Week UBC Walkabout Challenge

Walkabout is an annual 9-week health and wellbeing challenge promoting regular exercise in social settings. Everyone is welcome to create teams of five and compete in walking the distance of the virtual route. Join us for the Kick-Off Event on January 17!

UBC creates new Physical Activity office

UBC Kinesiology, Athletics and Recreation, and UBC Wellbeing are partnering to establish the Physical Activity Office for the UBC Point Grey Campus. The new group’s primary mission will be to change behaviors, improve health, advance and translate research, and positively impact our campus and broader community through physical activity. Canada is facing a public health epidemic with recent research revealing that more than 90% of Canadian children are not meeting currently physical activity guidelines in Canada*. Canada also ranks amongst the worst of OECD countries for adult obesity rates*.



Through the Physical Activity Office, UBC has the potential to be a global leader in the study and programming of physical activity to improve individual health, wellbeing, and quality of life. This new resource will lead and coordinate programming, research, and education in physical activity and health promotion across the UBC Point Grey campus. The Physical Activity Office will also institute best practices and apply key learnings. Specific focus will be provided to translate research into practice through the application of research outcomes to improve the lives of the UBC community.

To advance the work of the Physical Activity Office, two new positions will be hired:

  1. Physical Activity and Wellbeing Strategist housed in the School of Kinesiology
  2. Physical Activity Manager housed in UBC Recreation

The postings can be found through UBC Human Resources job postings.

*Public Health Agency of Canada report on healthy living and chronic disease

Book the MoveU Crew for an event or meeting!

Book the Move U Crew to bring a movement break to your classroom, conferences, and meetings this fall! The MoveU Crew also hosts monthly guided walks and aids the coordination of walking challenges involving students, staff & faculty.

Check out our 2017 Fall Recreation Guide!

Get moving with UBC Recreation! We are proud to offer various recreational programs and to participants of all ages. If you’re new to UBC or aren’t sure how to find ways to move more and sit less, check out the programs we offer specifically for UBC students, UBC Staff and Faculty, the community, and youth.

Download your own copy of UBC Recreation’s 2017 Fall Guide or stop by one of our facilities to pick up a hard copy!

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.