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A Week of Car-Free Fun at UBC

May 24, 2017

From May 15-19, Walk ‘n Roll to School returned and encouraged kids (and parents) to leave their car at home and get walking, biking or rollerblading to school. This annual program is designed to promote healthy, safe and sustainable transportation—and encourages students to experience all that is...

May 15, 2017

Reduce Bike Theft at UBC!

Help us reduce bike theft at UBC. Take this short 3-minute survey to share your thoughts about bike theft on campus. By filling the survey, you will be entered to win two carbon wheelsets or two high-end locks for your beloved bike. Our goal is to collect and share as much information as...

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May 03, 2017

May is Safe & Sustainable Transportation Month at UBC

Consider the arrival of sunny weather an extra incentive to get out of the cars and start commuting on two feet or two wheels! Campus and Community Planning is promoting Safe and  Sustainable Transportation Month all throughout May, with a series of events and activities centered around...

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April 24, 2017

Join us for a Jane's Walk

Join us for a Jane's Walk this year with Campus & Community Planning Landscape Architect, Dean Gregory and Manager of Community Planning, Joanne Proft. Jane's Walks are held annually around the world including at UBC to celebrate and honour urbanist Jane Jacobs, an advocate for sustainable and...

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April 13, 2017

Earth Day is April 22! Check out these UBC events

This year's Earth Day Network theme is Environmental Climate Literacy and, in Canada, Earth Day Canada theme is Earth Play. There are a number of events you can attend to engage in conversations revolving Earth Day.  UBC's Climate Action Plan: What's next? April 19, 2017...

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March 30, 2017

Register now for Kids Fit!

Kids are happiest when they are running, jumping and playing!  Registration is now open for Kids Fit, a 6-week program that helps kids aged 7-12 develop physical literacy through fun games, sports and activities all over UBC campus. Program fee is only $40 for UTown@UBC and UNA residents....

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March 15, 2017

We are Hiring!

Passionate about building community on campus? You could be Community Development's newest team member as Community Animator. We're looking for a dynamic, creative, engaged student who is interested in developing project coordination and event management skills, as well as flexing their...

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March 14, 2017

Join us at the Reconciliation Pole Installation Ceremony

Honouring a Time Before, During and After Canada’s Indian Residential Schools The University of British Columbia invites you to join in the raising of Reconciliation Pole. Reconciliation Pole will be installed in the manner of a traditional Haida pole raising. All are welcome to...

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March 13, 2017

Spring Break at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

During Spring Break, join the Beaty Biodiversity Museum every day at 12:00 pm for a different hands-on activity, brought to you by volunteers, staff, curators, and special guests! Meet new friends while exploring different aspects of the biodiversity around us. From identifying incredible insects,...

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February 27, 2017

Lee Square Pop Up Playground

Drop by after school or work and don't miss the special light display that will transform Lee Square into a Pop Up Playground. Move your way through games like hopscotch and four squares, dance around to the beat of our DJ, and enjoy some street eats. More info: http://planning.ubc.ca/news-...

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February 03, 2017

February is the Month to Get Moving

This February, break up with your chair and fall in love with moving more and sitting less! Move UBC is a month-long campaign focused on encouraging our community members to reduce sedentary behaviour and fit movement into their day in fun and easy ways—this campaign exemplifies UBC’s vision for...

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