Physical Wellbeing

Evidence shows that increasing physical activity by moving more and sitting less leads to many health benefits including improved physical and mental health, a greater sense of social wellbeing, and reduced risk of many preventable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and mental illness.

We offer various programs and services that can help you get started and stay motivated. You’ll find everything from guided exercises to improve your core strength, to on-campus fitness facilities that offer discounted membership rates to UBC employees.

Move UBC

Each February UBC aims to increase physical activity and reduce the time students, faculty, staff, and the UBC community spend being inactive.

Faculty and Staff Sports Day

An annual event where teams compete in a variety of inclusive physical and intellectual activities, team building, and fun.

Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge

An annual, fun and inclusive way to encourage faculty and staff to move throughout the day. All abilities are welcome to participate.

Commuting Options

Public transit, cycling, car-sharing and parking options are available for getting to and from campus.

UBC Okanagan Recreation

Sweat during an online yoga class, meet your new bestie at an upcoming event, or take a break from classes with a movement break.

Get Active

Have fun and enjoy being physically active while participating in low barrier activities suitable for all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels.