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

Personal Training Promo

To celebrate the opening of the ARC, we are offering three personal training sessions for $99. See the desk staff at the ARC to sign-up for this great offer!

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Staff Faculty Sports Day

May 4, 2018

Staff Faculty Sports Day is a free event for all staff and faculty members and graduate students. Come and join in, enjoy some fun teamwork games and celebrate the end of the school year! Registration opens March 15, 2018.

Spring Thunderbird Adult Hockey League

Spring Thunderbird Adult Hockey League registration is open now! The Spring League begins May 14 2018 to end of July 2018 (Dates are subject to change), and consists of 14 regular season games. Games are played Monday through Saturday with weeknight games ranging from 6:30, 8:00, 9:30PM, and weekend games ranging from 4:30, 6:00, 7:30, 9:00PM. Registration for teams and individuals players now includes CARHA Accident and Liability Insurance.

Summer Soccer Leagues

Mid-Semester Registration Deadline

7-on-7 adult soccer leagues are hosted at UBC’s beautiful Thunderbird park. All games are played on Wednesday Evenings between 6:00pm and 10:00pm. There is room for 24 teams, so with limited space, make sure you register early! Registration deadline closes Friday, May 18 2018, and discounts are available for students.

UBC Summer Camps

Summer Savings

Receive 15% off on select pre-determined camp combinations provided on the UBC Camps website. With hundreds of programs to choose from, it can be hard to know which combinations work best; so we’ve compiled a list of unique camp combinations that will save you time and money! Registration for all Summer Savings camp combinations must take place in-person or over the phone. If you need additional guidance on creating a customized camp experience, contact us by phone at 604-822-1540, or email at ubc.camps@ubc.ca.


Spring & Summer Schedule

The ARC (Activities & Recreation Centre) at the Life Building will be open throughout April with the same hours as the BirdCoop Fitness Centre, but may be subject to reduced hours during April Exam periods. The ARC will remain open throughout the summer of 2018, for information on hours of operation check out the ARC webpage. Day locks are available free of charge from the front desk in exchange for a piece of ID, and term-based rental lockers for Spring & Summer are available. 

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