UBC-V Sports Day

This year UBC-Vancouver’s Staff & Faculty Sports Day is returning with both virtual and in-person options. Virtual activities will occur from May 2-5 with an in-person event happening on May 6. Folks can participate in one or both streams of activities. 

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 Monday, April 25 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 (although doing so may help with in-person activities).

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. A surprise activity will be provided for any potential tie breakers!  

In-Person Event Schedule 

The in-person events on May 6 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)

Closing Ceremonies 

A joint UBC-V & UBC-O virtual closing ceremonies will be held over zoom starting at 4pm PST. Special guest speakers will join to close out the week!  


COVID-19 Safety

We recognize everyone has varying levels of comfort when it comes to returning to in-person activities. To help ease any concerns, safety precautions will be in place and will continue to be adapted in accordance with public health guidance.  

  • Two time slots with reduced capacities in each grouping
  • Activities have limited, distanced, or no contact with other teams
  • Outdoor activities are available to groups choosing to only participate outside
  • Shared equipment or high contact touch points will be sanitized between uses regularly

Additionally, all event volunteers and staff members will be wearing face masks. Subject to change, at present participants will be required to wear masks while indoors and not participating in physical activity.