Welcome to Move UBC Events

Move UBC is a university-wide annual initiative to increase physical activity and reduce the time students, staff, faculty and the UBC community spend sitting. Small changes can add up to big impacts—moving more and sitting less can improve both mental and physical health, impact academic and professional success, and contribute to wellbeing in meaningful ways. This February, make movement apart of your day by getting involved with Move UBC.

Explore different ways to get involved with Move UBC during the month of February! 

Lunch + Lift Workshop: Recovery & Rehabilitation 

February 15 | Free Virtual Event

Rest and recovery following exercise is often overlooked but are just as important as exercise itself. Learn about why recovery and rehabilitation can be beneficial to your health and performance with a Thunderbirds Strength & Conditioning Coach! By the end of this session, you will be able to apply strategies to re-energize your body post-exercise in time for your next workout.


Intro to Gardening with Roots on the Roof

February 17 | Free In-Person Event

On February 17th, from 2-3:30pm, UBC Rec and Roots on the Roof are partnering on an introductory gardening class! Join us and get your hands dirty potting your very own strawberry plant! Strawberries are the perfect roommates, and you can move them outside in the spring in a pot or in the ground for some fresh summer fruit! All materials needed will be provided. Registration is required.


Research Roundtable: Anti-Racism & Lateral Allyship in Physical Activity & Sport 

February 23 | Free In-Person & Virtual Event

In celebration of Move UBC, join us Thursday, February 23 for the Research Roundtable! This event seeks to bring together diverse perspectives to discuss anti-racism and lateral allyship (support across BIPOC identities) in physical activity and sport in Canada. 


The event will be composed of two parts, a virtual webinar from 9-11am and an in-person working session from 11-12:30pm. Attend virtually and listen to presentations from researchers followed by a short Q&A session. Following the virtual session, an in-person working lunch session will be held on both campuses to discuss the research and develop recommendations for physical activity on campus. Learn more about the event here. 

Move UBC Cha Cha Slide

February 28 | Free In-Person Event

Side to the left. Slide to the right. Criss Cross! We are bringing back a Move UBC beloved tradition; the Cha Cha Slide! Swing by Martha Piper Plaza at 12:20pm on Tuesday, February 28 and the UBC Move U Crew  will guide you through the Cha Cha Slide!

Please note: due to weather the Cha Cha Slide is cancelled. To learn more, visit here.


Active Wear Wednesdays

Every Wednesday in February

Show off your best active wear every Wednesday! You are more likely to find movement in your day if you are already in your active wear! So wear your active wear on Wednesdays in February and encourage your friends or co-workers to do so too!


Throw on your most comfortable active wear and sneakers for Active Wear Wednesday! If you take a picture, post on your IG story, tag @ubcrec and @ubcwellbeing, and include the hashtag #activewearwednesday and #moveubc, you will be entered in a draw to win a FitBit. If your Instagram account is private, you will need to screenshot your story and DM @ubcrec with the photo. Every Wednesday we will be giving out one FitBit so we encourage you to enter every week! Each Wednesday will have a different theme that you are asked to take a picture of:

  • February 1st: Moving with a friend! 
  • February 8th: Taking active transportation!
  • February 15th: Breaking up your day with a walk!
  • February 22nd: Your favourite type of movement!

Winners will be announced every Thursday!

Move UBC Recess 

February 1 | Free In-Person Event

To kick off Move UBC Month, join us for Recess with the Move U Crew at MacInnes Field on February 1st from 12:00-2:00pm! We’ll have all your favourite games from soccer, jump rope, hula hoop, jenga, arts & crafts and more! In addition to fun activities, we will also have lots of partners in attendance giving out free prizes and snacks!

Register here, or drop by on the day of!


Yoga Rave 

February 2 | Free In-Person Event

Wear your brightest clothes, bring your yoga mat (or borrow one for free) and join us for this free yoga dance party with glow in the dark paint and backlights at Yoga Rave on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00pm & 7:30pm! It’s going to be an event to remember, and designed for fun and all abilities. 


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