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April 2021

Virtual Run with Rec!

April 19 at 12:00 am - April 25 at 11:30 pm

Enjoy the outdoors with our Virtual Run with Rec! You choose your distance of 3km, 5km or 10km. Sign-up online and simply choose your own starting line, whether its inside on a treadmill or outside in your neighborhood. You can complete this run in multiple parts or all at once. Put on your running shoes and set off on the course of your choosing. Share your achievements with your friends and tag us @ubco_recreation! The dates to complete this race…

DIY Wood Sign Painting

April 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sign painting nights are back for the spring! UBCO Recreation is sponsoring a wood painting event that will instruct participants via Zoom. The 4” x 16” Wood Sign Kit includes everything you need to complete the project. You will learn how to apply stencil, paint and remove stencil while using colours of your choosing to create your wonderful personalized wood sign. Join UBCO Rec & Rustic Chalk Decor for a fun night of painting! REGISTER NOW

Tech Connect Drop-In

April 23 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Do you have technology-related questions? Are you having difficulty accessing and using UBC software and programs for online learning? Wondering about what technology is available to you as a student?  Come to a Tech Connect Drop-In session with your Peer Technology Assistant! Bring your questions about: technical assistance Canvas and other UBC learning technologies access to UBC programs and software troubleshooting software issues information on online learning resources available to you When? Every Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 pm PDT/PST and every…

Intercultural Competencies: an introduction to Intercultural Development and cross-cultural skills

April 23 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join International Programs and Services for a facilitated discussion on the core themes of intercultural development, such as cross-cultural skills and intercultural fluency, and the opportunity to explore the relationship between culture, language, identity, politics and communication. Please be prepared to participate in this discussion. REGISTER NOW

Badminton Ladder

Join us January 25 until April 26 for the Winter Badminton Ladder. This will provide you with friendly competition to improve your skills and meet new people. Open to UBCO Staff & Faculty and Students. Ladder Play: You will be responsible for challenging your opponents to matches. You schedule the date and time. You may challenge up to 2 spots up. Games are 1 vs 1 and best of 3 matches. All players MUST use their own birdie to serve…

Badminton Ladder

Join us January 25 until April 26 for the Winter Badminton Ladder. This will provide you with friendly competition to improve your skills and meet new people. Open to UBCO Staff & Faculty and Students. Ladder Play: You will be responsible for challenging your opponents to matches. You schedule the date and time. You may challenge up to 2 spots up. Games are 1 vs 1 and best of 3 matches. All players MUST use their own birdie to serve…

Golf Lessons

Group golf lessons are being offered at the Okanagan Golf Club this spring! Group lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of the game with friends in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Group lessons include 4, 1-hour sessions. Session 1: April 19, April 26, May 3 & May 10 Session 2: May 17, May 24, May 31 & June 7 Session 3: June 14, June 21, June 28 & July 5 Session 4: July 12, July 19, July…

CANCELLED – Growth and Success for International Students

April 28 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This is a support group to facilitate international students’ adjustment, academic success and personal growth.  This group is run as a closed group.  To participate, please email group facilitator, Liz Jonas at liz.jonas@ubc.ca. There is a maximum of 20 participants so make sure you register.

Virtual Job Search Strategies

April 28 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join our Career Educator to learn some tips, tricks and strategies for navigating your virtual job search. Register in advance using the link below. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. REGISTER HERE

CANCELLED – Maximizing Motivation, Focus and Wellness

April 28 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

CANCELLED – Many students are struggling with motivation and concentration more than ever during the pandemic.  This drop-in group is a combination of discussion, mutual support and learning from one another. Students will explore reasons behind excessive procrastination and discuss the costs involved through this structured and supportive group. Learn and practice specific tools to create  realistic goals. Please note that discussion groups are not therapy groups. There is a maximum of 20 participants so please email Liz Jonas at…

Tech Connect Drop-In

April 28 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you have technology-related questions? Are you having difficulty accessing and using UBC software and programs for online learning? Wondering about what technology is available to you as a student?  Come to a Tech Connect Drop-In session with your Peer Technology Assistant! Bring your questions about: technical assistance Canvas and other UBC learning technologies access to UBC programs and software troubleshooting software issues information on online learning resources available to you When? Every Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 pm PDT/PST and every…

CANCELLED – Journey Together

April 28 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This group will explore and discuss the emotional health, social health, role expectations, relationship with others and self as a member of the Black and African Diaspora community on campus while facing the challenges of anti-Blackness/Racism. This group is run by a UBCO counsellor who is a person of colour, and aims to create a safe and healing space to share lived experiences with race-related stress.  Together in sharing our common lived experiences, we draw a collective voice to: not…

May 2021

Staff & Faculty Sports Week

May 3 at 12:00 am - May 7 at 11:30 pm

Your favourite event is back and better than ever! This FREE event for faculty and staff will be held virtually for both UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan campuses.  To accommodate for our diverse staff, and different working and living situations, Staff & Faculty Sports Week will host a variety of synchronous and asynchronous activities, as well as Just for Fun and Competitive options. Check the website for more information here! Act fast, because registration ends on April 16 at 5 pm. REGISTER NOW

5km Running Program

May 3 at 8:00 am - May 28 at 5:00 pm

Join Rachel Garrett, former Heat Cross Country Athlete for a 4-week long ‘virtual’ 5 km training program starting May 3rd for only $10! You will have a group call with Rachel at the beginning of the program where she will outline the training for the program, options for cross-training and an accountability check-in to make sure you are progressing through the training. The goal is to have you completing a 5km Run with Rec the week of May 30 –…

Golf Lessons

Group golf lessons are being offered at the Okanagan Golf Club this spring! Group lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of the game with friends in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Group lessons include 4, 1-hour sessions. Session 1: April 19, April 26, May 3 & May 10 Session 2: May 17, May 24, May 31 & June 7 Session 3: June 14, June 21, June 28 & July 5 Session 4: July 12, July 19, July…

5km Running Program

May 4 at 8:00 am - May 25 at 5:00 pm

Join Rachel Garrett, former Heat Cross Country Athlete for a 3-week long ‘virtual’ 5 km training program starting May 4th for only $10! You will have a group call with Rachel at the beginning of the program where she will outline the training for the program, options for cross-training and an accountability check-in to make sure you are progressing through the training. The goal is to have you completing a 5km Run with Rec the week of May 30 –…

Resume Building Workshop

May 4 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Make sure your resume is competitive and up to date. Join our career educator for some tips to build or update your resume. Register using the link below. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with more information about how to join the workshop. Register Here

Rock Your LinkedIn Profile

May 5 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Do you need to brush up your LinkedIn profile? Need tips for virtual networking? Whether you are a beginner just starting out on LinkedIn, or you’re an expert, this workshop is for you. Join us for this interactive workshop to help elevate your profile and get the most out of your virtual network.  No account required – we can help you set it up! Register in advance using the link below. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email…

Interview Skill Building

May 6 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Online interviewing is becoming the new norm. Make sure you know what to expect and how to best present yourself in the virtual environment. Register in advance using the link below. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. REGISTER HERE

Stand-up Paddle Boarding Lessons

Paddle boarding lessons at Kelowna Paddle Centre available from May – September! Learn a new summer activity, or improve your paddle boarding skills so you can be more comfortable on the water this year! Each session will consist of 3 lessons that occur each Sunday from 1 – 2:30 pm. Cost is $45.00 for students and $65.00 for staff. Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from Kelowna Paddle Centre on Abbott Street. REGISTER NOW Session 1: May 9,…

Golf Lessons

Group golf lessons are being offered at the Okanagan Golf Club this spring! Group lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of the game with friends in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Group lessons include 4, 1-hour sessions. Session 1: April 19, April 26, May 3 & May 10 Session 2: May 17, May 24, May 31 & June 7 Session 3: June 14, June 21, June 28 & July 5 Session 4: July 12, July 19, July…

DIY Wood Sign Painting

May 12 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sign painting nights are back for the spring! UBCO Recreation is sponsoring a wood painting event that will instruct participants via Zoom. The 4” x 16” Wood Sign Kit includes everything you need to complete the project. You will learn how to apply stencil, paint and remove stencil while using colours of your choosing to create your wonderful personalized wood sign. Join UBCO Rec & Rustic Chalk Decor for a fun night of painting! REGISTER NOW

Stand-up Paddle Boarding Lessons

Paddle boarding lessons at Kelowna Paddle Centre available from May – September! Learn a new summer activity, or improve your paddle boarding skills so you can be more comfortable on the water this year! Each session will consist of 3 lessons that occur each Sunday from 1 – 2:30 pm. Cost is $45.00 for students and $65.00 for staff. Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from Kelowna Paddle Centre on Abbott Street. REGISTER NOW Session 1: May 9,…

Golf Lessons

Group golf lessons are being offered at the Okanagan Golf Club this spring! Group lessons are a great way to learn all aspects of the game with friends in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Group lessons include 4, 1-hour sessions. Session 1: April 19, April 26, May 3 & May 10 Session 2: May 17, May 24, May 31 & June 7 Session 3: June 14, June 21, June 28 & July 5 Session 4: July 12, July 19, July…

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