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. To 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

Facility Announcements

Wesbrook Mall Closure

Access to the Student Recreation Centre, UBC Aquatic Centre, ARC at the UBC Life Building, and War Memorial Gym has been impacted by a closure on Wesbrook Mall between Student Union Boulevard and University Boulevard. This closure is expected to extend through May 2019 and the route is fully closed to all vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians. For more details, please view the online map. 

UBC Aquatic Centre Closure | Feb 18 – 23

The UBC Aquatic Centre is proud to host the 2019 U Sports Nationals. Please note that the drop-in schedule will be varied from its normal operations from February 18-20, and the entire facility will be closed to public swim from February 21-23. However, you can still come by and cheer on our UBC Thunderbirds as they compete!

February is Move UBC Month!

Events for Staff and Faculty

Move UBC is an annual initiative to encourage staff, faculty, and students at UBC to MOVE MORE throughout the month of February. Made with Staff and Faculty in mind, move more this month with some of these events:

  • Lunchtime Volleyball for Staff & Faculty | Feb 6
  • Travelling Health Fair for Staff & Faculty | Feb 13
  • Ergo Your Office Training | Feb 13
  • FREE Staff & Faculty Access to BirdCoop & ARC During Reading Break | Feb 17 – 23
  • Guided Walk to Wreck Beach | Feb 27

Free Beginner Tennis Workshops

Tuesday February 26 | 6PM-8PM

Our Beginner Workshops are 1-hour sessions where you will spend 30 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court. On-court we’ll give you a racquet to try and you can go through some beginner drills with one of our coaches. Off-court we’ll be discussing how to get involved in tennis, where to start with lessons, what equipment to use, and so much more! These free workshops are in partnership with Move UBC, a wellbeing initiative dedicated to get the UBC community moving and keep you active. Register today!

Spring Break and Summer Camps

Sign Your Child Up for an Unforgettable Experience!

UBC Camps offers a huge array of different types of camps to give your child the best possible experience for both skill development, learning, and enjoyment. Did you know UBC Staff and Faculty also get a discount on all camps? Be sure to check out the 165+ types of camps we offer and register today!

Friday Night Doubles Tennis

Spend the Night Playing Tennis with Great People!

If you love playing doubles, having fun and meeting new people, then the following mixers are for you! Each mixer consists of 2 hours of match play followed by a social. Food and beverage is provided after the on-court activities during the social. The Mixer also includes prizes throughout the evening. Come enjoy a night of celebration with UBC’’s friendly staff and tennis professionals. Register today!

Reach Your Fitness Goals

Discounted Personal Training in February

Keep up your momentum from the beginning of the year, and let our knowledgeable and friendly staff help you reach your goals. Whether you are new to fitness or an avid activity participant, UBC Recreation’s Personal Trainers tailor their programming so you see the results you are looking for! Don’t miss out on the February special, $25 off on all 3-package sessions. Get started today!

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