About the Event 

What is UBC Faculty & Staff Sports Day? 

This event is designed for faculty and staff members of UBC to have fun and get moving with their colleagues. Aligned with the UBC People and Places Plan as well as the UBC Wellbeing Strategic Framework, this event seeks to foster wellbeing and thriving communities through physical activity and social connection. This event is perfect for colleagues looking for an afternoon of activities that facilitate teamwork, communication, and getting to know one another.  

Join us with a team of 4-6 for an afternoon of fun on the UBC Point Grey Campus on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Teams will participate in various games and activities followed by an “apres” social time with snacks and beverages. 

Event Details 

The event is divided into two time slots. Each time slot will offer an hour and a half for activities followed by a 30 min. “apres” option. Teams can spend up to the full hour and a half participating in activities, or head to the “apres” area to enjoy snacks and beverages.  

How Can I Participate? 

Faculty and staff members can register as an individual or a team. If you register as an individual, you will be placed with others to make a team of 4-6 members.  

You can also register as a team of 4-6 team members. A designated Team Captain will register on behalf of the team. The Team Captain will be able to add their team members to their roster once registered. 

What if I am not sporty? 

Faculty and staff sports day is for everyone! A wide range of activities will be offered to accommodate varying levels of experience, fitness and ability.  Every activity will have a physical activity level rating. Teams will be able to choose which activities they want to participate in as well as how many. 

Event Registration

Virtual – Individual Registration 

The virtual stream of activities will offer synchronous and asynchronous options. 

Registration is on an individual basis but we encourage you to participate and interact with other folks from your department and unit. This can be in the form of discussing what activities you will be completing throughout the week, creating a Microsoft Teams chat, or attending virtual synchronous events together!  

The virtual events schedule will be posted by Wednesday, April 3 so you can plan out your week ahead of time!   

In-Person – Team & Individual Registration 

In-person activities will be taking place on the UBC Point Grey Campus on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. The event will be separated into two time slots (12:00pm and 2:00pm starts) with up to 1.5 hours of activity time followed by a 30 minute social period for team to connect over free snacks and beverages.   

Teams of 4-6 people or individuals can sign-up to participate for the in-person event. Individuals signing up for the in-person event will be placed on teams with other registered individuals. Please note that all parties registering for the in-person will also be signed-up to receive information about the virtual activities but are not required to complete them. 

Teams can register as Just for Fun or Competitive.   

  • Just for Fun Teams Objective: Have fun!  
  • Competitive Teams Objective: Complete as many activities as possible within the 1.5-hour timeslot. Teams must hand in their passport at the finish line before 1:30pm/3:30pm (respective of timeslots) to be eligible to win.   

In-Person Event Schedule 

The in-person events on Friday, May 3 are broken into two time slots: 

Group #1 – 12:00 – 2:00 PM

11:00 AM – Pre-race check-in available

12:00-1:30 PM – Activity time

1:30-2:00 PM – Social Time (with snacks & beverages)

Group #2 – 2:00 – 4:00 PM

1:30 PM – Pre-race check-in available

2:00-3:30 PM – Activity Time

3:30 – 4:00 PM – Social Time (with snacks & beverages)

Awards Ceremonies 

Winners will be awarded for each timeslot. A small awards ceremony will be held during the respective social times to announce the sports day winners and other fun awards and prizes!