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Move UBC

Move UBC is a university-wide initiative every February aiming 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 stationary (or sedentary) behaviour can improve both mental and physical health, impact academic and professional success, and contribute to wellbeing and sustainability in meaningful ways. 

But for many, fitting physical activity into our day, whether working and learning remotely or from campus, can be a challenge. We hope that Move UBC is an opportunity for you to learn about and explore ways to move that feel empowering, comfortable, and motivating for you – throughout February and beyond!

Want to stay up-to-date on Move UBC? Follow @ubcwellbeing@ubcrec, and @ubco_recreation for free events, swag, and more!



  • Check out what's happening during Move UBC month!  
  • Add your event or program to the calendar to be featured

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  • Learn about the benefits of moving more and breaking up sedentary behaviour
  • Explore Canada's 24-hour Movement Guidelines

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  • Explore ways to move that work for you
  • Tips for fitting physical activity into your day
  • Tips for moving in sustainable ways that support our mind, bodies and environment

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  • Help promote Move UBC
  • Host an event
  • Share physical activity resources 

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This whole of university initiative is jointly supported by students, faculty, and staff on the Physical Activity Committee and seeks to advance the physical activity milestones and targets outlined in UBC’s Wellbeing Strategic Framework:  

  • Move More: 10% increase in the prevalence of physical activity for UBC community members by 2025  
  • Diverse Community, Diverse Programming: 10% increase in UBC community members' satisfaction with recreation facilities and programs by 2025  

Move UBC supports these goals by celebrating the many ways to move more, move well, and keep moving— wherever you may be! 

Physical Activity at UBC

Move UBC is a collaborative initiative, jointly supported by students, faculty, and staff on the UBC Wellbeing Physical Activity Committee and beyond.

The campaign also supports UBC's broader health and wellbeing goals outlined in the Wellbeing Strategic Framework, Student Strategic Plan, and Focus on People 2025.








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.