Move UBC is a university-wide annual initiative to increase physical activity and reduce the time students, faculty, staff, and the UBC community spend being inactive. Small changes can add up to big impacts—moving more and breaking up bouts of sedentary behaviour can improve both mental and physical health, impact academic and professional success, and contribute to wellbeing and sustainability in meaningful ways.
Get moving this month by checking out the many events happening on the Okanagan campus (and virtually) below!
Active wear wednesday
Every Wednesday in February!
Wear your Active Wear on Active Wear Wednesday and receive complimentary access to all group fitness classes.
*Vaccine Passport required
Active Wear Day is an annual initiative with the goal of increasing physical activity in our community. The aim of this initiative is to break down the barrier associated with fitting in exercise in your work or school schedule and bringing exercise clothing in order to encourage exercise before, after, or even during work. Active Wear Day occurs every Wednesday in February.
Location: Hangar Fitness Centre (Studios)
staff & faculty movement break challenge
February 1 to 28
The Move UBC Movement Break Challenge is a fun and inclusive way to break up our sedentary time during our days for Staff and Faculty! Small changes can have a big impact when it comes to reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity. This challenge invites you to plan for, implement and engage with movement during your day to increase your faculty, department or unit’s total movement breaks. The best part? It’s free, simple and you’ll have a chance to win great prizes! Let’s get our campus and the communities we impact moving! Congratulations for last year’s winner, Faculty of Management with a total of 2387 reported movement breaks!
glow run with recreation
Tuesday, February 1 at 6:00pm
Join UBCO Recreation for a ‘Glow’ Run with Rec to celebrate the kick-off of Move UBC Month!
Register online and meet us outside the Hangar Fitness Centre at 6:00pm for a 3km run/walk on campus. You will be provided with glow sticks at the start of the run. Stay active with UBCO Recreation and share your achievements with your friends and tag us @ubco_recreation!
Location: Hangar Fitness Centre
move ubc challenge
Challenge starts February 1 and ends on February 28
Join us in a challenge to learn more about physical activity, exercise, what they both mean and how you can lead a more active lifestyle. Getting more movement in your day doesn’t have to be a daunting task! This challenge will guide you through the 24-hour movement guidelines, important factors contributing to your overall health, and more.
Friday, February 18 at 12:00pm
Join us for the Move UBC Research Roundtable!
The theme of this year’s event is discussing the intersections of physical activity, climate action, and social justice. This event is part of Move UBC, a month-long campaign to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior. UBC is working to create environments where movement is supported and celebrated for all our community members.
pit stop on the go: Move ubc wrap up walk
Monday, February 28 from 12:00-1:00pm
Join us for a warm beverage, snacks, door prizes and a walk around campus connecting with others! Walk will leave at 12:15pm. Please bring a donation for the United Way British Columbia” ($2 suggested donation).