The Future of Recreation at UBC

In early 2017, UBC Recreation with support from Campus & Community Planning began the development of a draft strategic framework around a new vision of recreation at UBC. The work on this framework originates from student and community feedback and the desire to:

  • Enable better collaboration across the University on recreation and improve program diversity
  • Increase awareness of recreational opportunities available and the associated health benefits
  • Build support and opportunities for informal recreation in the workplace and on campus
  • Enable individuals to build and develop community through recreation

Working towards the new vision of recreation at UBC

Development – January 2017

Development of the Recreation Strategic Framework was initiated in January 2017.

Development is being led by UBC’s Wellbeing Operations Committee, as well as through input with campus partners during engagement sessions.

Stakeholder & Partner Engagement – July – August 2017

During the summer of 2017, the draft framework was shared with  key community stakeholders for input on further development. Groups involved in this engagement include, but are not limited to:

  • UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS)
  • UBC Grad Students Society (GSS)
  • UBC Undergraduate Societies
  • University Neighbourhood Association (UNA)
  • First Nations House of Learning
  • Recreation programming staff
  • Corpus Christi, St. Mark’s College and Regent College
  • Campus Experience
  • Equity & Inclusion Office
  • Various UBC academic faculties
  • UBC Human Resources
  • UBC Wellbeing

Community Consultation – October 2017

The first version of the framework is currently being shared with students, staff, and community groups for consultation.

Implementation – Fall 2018

Based on feedback from the public consultation phase, further revisions will be made to the recreation strategic framework.

To review a draft of the recreation strategic framework, please click here.

A final version of the recreation strategic framework will be presented to and approved by UBC’s Board of Governors.

Upon approval, the recreation strategic framework will be shared publicly and implemented across campus.