Campus Life

Campus Life

UBC is yours to create.

Student life at UBC is created by enthusiasm, curiosity, and a willingness to discover. In other words, it is yours to create. The Vancouver and Okanagan campuses provide a diverse range of cultural, recreational and social activities for students at UBC. With so many choices, students can learn new skills or sports; discover talents they never knew they had and make friendships that will create memories for a lifetime. Tuum Est. It is yours.

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UBC Events

Make time to see a show, cheer on the UBC Thunderbirds, dance outside at a concert, or attend an interesting lecture. At UBC, there is always an event that will suit your mood and give you a chance to discover new things to do (and new people to meet) every day of the week.

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Museum of Anthropology

Arts and Culture

The eclectic is celebrated at UBC. Exploring and broadening your horizons through the diverse cultural offerings on both campuses is an important part of a rewarding student life. Cultural expression shows up in different ways for everyone so try seeing a show, stepping into a gallery for a student art show or joining a friend for a walk through one of our world-famous gardens. Quiet or bombastic, sitting in audience or enjoying a solo experience, the choice is up to you to discover.

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Jump, dive, run, or leap into Varsity sports at UBC and join a rich tradition of athletic dedication that has been core to UBC’s spirit since the university opened its doors. The UBC Thunderbirds and the Okanagan’s Heat Varsity programs offer a wide range of sports to participate in or attend at any of the seven Varsity facilities on the Vancouver campus or three on the Okanagan campus including the new Hangar Fitness and Wellness centre.

Go Thunderbirds! | Go Heat!

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Clubs and Recreation

Student clubs at UBC have been growing strong since the first Glee club was started in 1915. There are now 370 clubs available to students, so there is a club for nearly everyone’s interests. Getting involved in clubs or recreation gives you a sense of community and offers a place for new friendships and connections you can take with you long after you’re done with final exams. Check out exciting events like Storm the Wall, discover intramural sports, a lunchtime workout at the Bird Coop or find a friend to go for a training run for the Great Trek 10K.

Clubs: AMS Student Clubs (Vancouver) | UBCSUO Clubs (Okanagan)
Recreation: UBC Recreation (Vancouver) | Campus Recreation (Okanagan)