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Apply for a Move UBC Grant

Have a great idea to get people moving more? Need some funds to make it happen? 

Move UBC Grants provide funding of up to $300 for student groups, departments or units who would like to host an event during Move UBC month. If you share our commitment to helping our community move more, move well, and move anywhere, we encourage you to apply for a grant to kick-start your project and make it happen! 

Move UBC Grant applications are due January 23, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by January 28, 2022. 

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  • All current UBC students, faculty, and staff and community members (UNA) are eligible to apply.  
  • Preference will be given to student groups and clubs/organizations who demonstrate a commitment to building community and sparking behavioural change through health-promoting activities. 
  • Events can be open to the entire UBC community, or may target a specific population.
  • Additional consideration will be given to unique program, activities and events that are inclusive and reduce barriers to physical activity.
  • Funds may not be used for individual benefit, and should support broader engagement in physical activity (ie: cannot allocate funds for personal fitness equipment). 
  • All events/initiatives must adhere to current provincial COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.

Please note, if you are requesting funds for an instructor, we may be able to provide one to you through UBC Recreation. Let us know! 

Looking for a little inspiration? Check out these great Move UBC projects from previous years:

Fit Happens

Project Lead: Science Undergraduate Society, Health & Wellness Committee

SUS HeWe hosted a FREE fitness class for science students to get moving and get connected! Held in the Abdul Ladha Science Centre, students participated in a full body work out class. Funds were used to compensate an instructor and to rent yoga mats for participants. 


Take a Stand for your health and academic success

Project Lead: Dr. Sally Willis-Stewart

We spend 50-70% of our time sitting, or on average about 9 – 11 hours a day which equates to a 19% increase in all- cause mortality. This is especially true of our students in multiple classes each day and hours of sitting while studying. Moving more and sitting less is crucial to improving health, supporting academic and professional success, improving mental and physical health and increasing overall wellbeing.

This project involved purchase of standard cardboard file boxes, assembling them and distributing them to numerous classrooms across campus. With accompanying instructions and signage of encouragement for their use during classes, the goal was to provide students with the opportunity to stand more during classes.

Pilates Rave

Project Lead: UBC Pilates Club

This event incorporated “Glow in the Dark” Pilates with EDM themed music, to create a Pilates Rave event that aimed to get people excited about exercising through Pilates! Attendees were encouraged to wear white and were given the option to wear glow paint or glow tape for their mats.



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Add your event to the Move UBC Calendar to let everyone know about it. 

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We all have a hand in shaping campus environments that support health, wellbeing, and sustainability. By championing wellbeing, we can build stronger and more inclusive communities at UBC and beyond.