UBC is dedicated to fostering a healthy workplace and providing staff and faculty with opportunities to pursue options that build health and wellbeing. Regular physical activity and overall fitness is part of a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle, but it can be challenging to fit this into our busy schedules. UBC Recreation has a variety of programs designed around you. With classes offered throughout the day and across campus, we can help fit activity into your day.

Did you know that discounts are available for all UBC Staff & Faculty members?

 

Please Note: To enjoy your free and discounted opportunities, please be prepared to provide a valid UBC Staff ID card.
1To get your Staff & Faculty discount for UBC Camps you must first register your child at the regular price and then submit the Discount Form for a reimbursement.


Features for Staff & Faculty

Free Week

September 11 – 17, 2017

Get moving with us in new and exciting ways! Try out instructional, fitness, and aquatics classes for free from September 11-17. Try out as many as you’d like to find the class right for you! Then be sure to register for your favourite classes to be guaranteed a spot. No experience is required for any of the classes and all abilities are welcomed. Check out the online schedule to pick which classes you’ll try this fall. When you go to register for your favourites, did we mention there’s a UBC staff & faculty discount?

Explore UBC: Join a Step It Up Walk

These free 45-60 minute guided walks/wheels allow you to learn from experts while exploring our campus. Discover the meaning and stories of the various public art exhibits on campus with the Belkin Art Gallery on October 4 and explore the trails of Pacific Spirit Park with a nature guide on Wednesday September 20. Themes, accessibility and starting points will vary. All walks are free and no registration is necessary, just come out and join us on the day! Check out our upcoming walks and mark them in your calendar!

Take a dip in the UBC Aquatic Centre

Swim lengths during your lunch break, bring your family to public swim on the evenings or weekend, take an Aquacize class, or if you’re brand new to aquatics – learn to swim! This brand-new facility offers discounts for all UBC Staff & Faculty members. To use your discount, simply bring your UBC Staff & Faculty Card at the Operations Desk when you check in or have your ID information available for when you sign-up online. Check out the online drop-in schedules, or browse our Fall Adult Programs for all specialty aquacize classes and swimming lessons offerings.

MoveU Crew

Sit Less, Move More

Movement is beneficial to your wellbeing, so the MoveU Crew is coming to a class or meeting near you! The MoveU Crew is a group of students who offer interactive breaks such as stretching, dancing, cheering, or other fun ways to give your body a break after long bouts of sitting. Book us (free-of-charge!) to break up your sitting.

Learn to Play Tennis!

The UBC Tennis Centre offers Adult 1.0 Clinics that are perfect for those looking to start a tennis journey. You’ll learn the rules, scoring, positioning, and all strokes of the game. These clinics also have no more than a 8:1 participant to coach ratio which ensures you get the attention you need with our world-class coaching staff. With sessions starting in September, October, and November and multiple days and times to choose from, sign up for a clinic that suits your busy schedule.

Lunchtime Staff & Faculty Drop-In Volleyball

Wednesdays at 12 – 1 pm at the Student Recreation Centre

Get moving during your lunch break! Register for our staff & faculty lunchtime volleyball league. The perfect balance between drop-in and competitive leagues, join in on casual weekly games. Teams are adjustable, so you don’t need to put up together a whole team – show up on your own, or bring your colleagues! There’s no cost to participate, but sign up online to reserve your spot. Meet new people, and play the sport you love without the commitment of a regular team.

UBC Camps

Fall Pro-D Camps

With UBC Camps, it’s easy to build a day of fun centred around your child’s interests! Join us for a day of fun and engaging Pro-D Day activities, such as sports and games, arts and crafts, and exciting attractions on UBC campus. Discounts are available for all UBC Staff & Faculty members who sign up their little-ones! Space is limited so book your fall Pro-D day camps before they fill up! To use your discount, simply register your child for camps and then fill out our Staff & Faculty Reimbursement Form.


Not a UBC Staff or Faculty member?

Don’t worry, we have something for everyone!