International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day! The perfect time to spotlight the year-round programs UBC offers to Women. These catered activities help to create an accessible and respectful environment for Women to engage in physical activity on our campus. Especially since the realm of sports and recreation has been historically exclusive, UBC Recreation is committed to challenging and changing these marginalizing conventions by creating equitable, diverse, and inclusive spaces. 


Here are five ways that UBC Rec breaks down the barriers to your wellbeing and physical activity:

1) Women’s Only Fitness Hours

It can be intimidating to enter a packed gym so whether you’re looking for more space, confidence, or guidance: using Women’s Only Fitness Hours is a great place to start!  Click here for the schedule and sign up by searching “Women’s Only”


2) Move More, Learn More

This 7-week program covers all the basics and more whenit comes to health, wellbeing, and physical activity. It’s a beautiful taste-tester of all the things UBC Rec has to offer! Besides some awesome prizes that can be won by participating, this program aims to foster a sense of community that caters to our Asian women student population. Click here to learn more about all this abundant course has to offer!

Move More, Learn More


3) UBC Intramurals W2STGN Category

Some of our most popular events hosted by Intramurals such as Storm the Wall and Day of The Longboat include the W2STGN category (Women, Two-Spirit, Trans, Gender Non-Conforming). Interested in participating in these events and leagues? Click here to learn more about which category compliments you best!


4) Women’s TSC

The UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs (UBC TSC) are Athletics & Recreation’s newer option for competitive UBC student-athletes. They offer many different competitive sports that range from co-ed to women’s only such as Tennis and Ultimate



5) Women on Weights

Open to all students who self-identify as a woman, this program covers all the ground when it comes to weights. From proper lifting techniques to core strengthening to stretching to nutrition, you don’t want to miss Women on Weights. Click here to sign up. 


Starting new things or venturing into the world of recreation can be a daunting and exciting task for anyone. I hope you enjoyed browsing the different programs offered to help make UBC Recreation a safe and inclusive space for Women! Looking for more offerings that encourage low barrier access to movement? Check out the Move U Crew and their services like Movement Breaks or Wellbeing Walks!