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A physically active campus enables all members of our community to move more and sit less in order to support their wellbeing, help them achieve their full potential and create a thriving UBC community.

We spend 50-70% of our time sitting, and these long bouts of sedentary behaviour can have negative health outcomes. However, small changes can add up to big impacts—moving more and sitting less can improve both mental and physical health, impact academic and professional success, and contribute to wellbeing in meaningful ways.

As UBC strives to become a health-promoting university, we are working to create environments where movement is supported and celebrated for all of our community members. Collaborating across departments and portfolios to make physical activity more accessible to our community and creating programs and policies that support it, is key to realizing our vision for a thriving, physically active campus. 

Frameworks and Strategies

Wellbeing Strategic Framework Physical Activity Targets and Indicators 


Move More: 10% increase in the prevalence of physical activity for UBC community members by 2025.


% students, staff, & faculty meeting Canadian physical activity guidelines


Diverse Community, Diverse Programming: 10% increase in UBC community members' satisfaction with recreation facilities and programs by 2025*


% students satisfied with availability of recreation programs on campus

% students satisfied with quality of recreation facilities and programs on campus

Learn more about Targets & Indicators 

Read the Wellbeing Strategic Framework

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.