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At UBC Recreation we aspire to include everyone in our programs and facilities. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us at physical.activity@ubc.ca.

Workshop Details

Did you know that spending small amounts of time in or near nature adds up to large health benefits? With the abundance of greenery at the UBC Point Grey campus, and the city of Vancouver in general, in this session, you will learn evidence-based strategies that you can apply on campus or in the city to maximize your urban green exposure and overall wellness!

Sara Barron (she/her)

M. Landscape Architecture

Sara is the Program Director for the Master of Urban Forestry Leadership program at the University of British Columbia. Prior to this role, she was a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Sara's research interests bridge landscape architecture and urban forestry. Her dissertation explored the design and assessment of future urban forest scenarios in compact communities. She has expertise in large-scale sustainable community planning and climate change research projects. 

Attend our "How to Focus" workshop and change the way you think about focus. You'll learn the benefits of becoming more focused, which parts of your life are damaging to your focus, and what you can do to increase your ability to focus.

Join us to learn about:

  • Task Prioritization
  • Time Management

The Chapman Learning Commons

Through an emphasis on peer-led, student-driven initiatives and shared decision making, The Chapman Learning Commons strives to enrich academic support and enhance the experience of all UBC students. 

Join us for a 30 minute pilates class, followed by a 30 minute workshop on how to get stronger! 

This is a beginner session, and no prior knowledge is required. In this session, you will learn about some foundational principles of exercise, the difference between strength and hypertrophy, some common fitness myths, as well as ways to make exercise more accessible. 

Gabriella Goodger (she/her)

4th year Kinesiology student

Gabriella is graduating this may, intending on pursuing a career in medicine. She has been heavily involved in sports from a young age and played volleyball for 12 years along with tennis, badminton, and swimming. Gabriella began strength and conditioning training when she was 15 years old and has always been very passionate about exercise and well-being, leading her to pursue a degree in Kinesiology. She has also been an avid volunteer at the UBC Varsity Strength & Conditioning Gym for the past 3 years.