Program Updates

With updates from the current program, this section is where you can catch up on the latest and greatest.  Read up on some of the new and upcoming programs, the staff and other interesting tidbits.

Latest Program Updates

Intramural Program Update – August 2018

Happy August everyone! September is only a few weeks away and we are once again gearing up to welcome back the Intramural team. Staff will be treated to the amazing experience of heading to Camp Potlatch in Howe Sound for the Full Staff Retreat and then be right into the planning and preparation of September […]


New Fitness Centre – The ARC

Gone is the SUB  – replaced with the UBC Life Building. The UBC Life Building project scope includes renewal of the existing Student Union Building and its conversion into the UBC Life Building. The new renovated building will be a home to a mixture of users: interim Physics and Astronomy flex space (top floor), student […]


Gameplan Strategy Enters Next Phase

In September 2017, the Board of Governors approved in principle GamePlan: UBC’s 20 Year Recreation and Athletics Facilities Strategy, including concepts for the following capital projects: Rebuilt Thunderbird Stadium New recreation fitness centre Renewed or rebuilt varsity War Memorial Gym Academic space New baseball stadium   GamePlan was developed between late 2015 and early 2017 […]


Day of the LongBoat – A 2017 Recap

The 2017 Day of the LongBoat not only marked the 30th anniversary but officially went into the books as the one of the largest attended events held on record. With over 3500 participants this year, the weather was only a little bit challenging on Day 2 with recorded wind speeds of over 20 knots on […]


Truth and Reconcilation

  What is the relationship between the raising of the Reconciliation Totem Pole and the 30th Anniversary of The UBC Day of the LongBoat? Well, the Day of the LongBoat event was first introduced as a means to focus attention on the role the First Nations Communities have played in the evolution of our distinct […]


New UBC Aquatic Centre Now Open

On January 23, 2017, the new UBC Aquatic Centre officially opened. The facility is a state-of-the-art facility that serves athletic training, competition, and neighbourhood leisure needs. The new facility’s natatorium can accommodate nearly 1,000 bathers, and the viewing area in the mezzanine can host up to 460 spectators. The new facility features include: 25 metre recreational […]