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Move UBC




Move UBC is a university-wide initiative each 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 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 from home or campus, can be a challenge. It's crucial that we follow all Provincial Health Orders around safe recreation when we look for ways to move more, but there are still many ways we can be physically active. We hope that Move UBC will be an opportunity for you to explore ways to Move More, Move Well, Move Anywhere and Move for the Planet. 

Keep up to date on Move UBC events and initiatives by following @ubcwellbeing, @ubcowellbeing, @ubcrec, and @ubco_recreation on Instagram. 



  • 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
  • Check Provincial Health Guidelines during COVID-19

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  • Check out what's happening during Move UBC month!  
  • Add your own events and programs

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

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The Wellbeing Strategic Framework. outlines a target to reduce the prevalence of physical inactivity for UBC community members by 10% by 2025. Move UBC supports this goal by celebrating the many ways to move more, move well, and keep moving— wherever you may be! 



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.