Top Virtual Events for Every New Year’s Resolution

Like for many, your plans for the new year may look different from how they have looked in previous years, and so may your resolutions. Maybe they involve a new fitness goal, meeting new people, or exploring a new hobby? Regardless of what you chose to focus on, here is a list of events that can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.

Getting Involved With The UBC Community

Did you know that UBC is home to over 350 clubs? AMS Clubs Days is an amazing way to connect with many different students of similar interest and explore your niche. There are also ongoing UBC Rec events for you and your friends happening throughout Term 2, such as a virtual yoga rave, escape rooms, and more!

Jan 25–29: AMS Clubs Days

Ongoing: UBC Rec Term 2 Intramurals

Jan 25–30: UBC AUS Arts Week

Focus On Your Health & Wellness

Sign off Zoom, close the laptop, and stay active! UBC Rec offers a variety of virtual fitness programs from dance to martial arts. In addition, UBC Rec is offering a virtual Run/Roll/Walk series over the course of 10 weeks where you can participate no matter where you are in the world.

Jan 18–Mar 29: Virtual Run/Roll/Walk Series

Ongoing: UBC Rec Fitness Classes

Ongoing: UBC Rec Winter Programs

Explore Career Options and Academic Support 

Are you looking to expand your network or need tips on how to build your career? Centre for Student Involvement and Careers is here to help with career building opportunities with career educators, alumni and employers. At the moment, all programs, events and activities are being offered virtually. The Centre of Teaching and Learning (CTLT) also offers workshops intended to support pre-graduate students, TAs, and faculty.

Jan 21: Arts Career Conversations: The Art of Communications

Ongoing: Centre for Student Involvement & Careers Events

Ongoing: CTLT Workshops

Ongoing: Pre-Graduate School Online Program: Free Information Session

Learn Something New

Learn how to make kombucha with the UBC Farm, or a new language with UBC tandem! You can find a wide range of events offered by UBC in the links below or explore new hobbies through AMS Clubs Campusbase.

Ongoing: UBC Farm Workshops

Ongoing: UBC tandem Language Learning Program

Jan 21–Mar 18: The Phil Lind Initiative 2021: The Anti-Democratic Turn

Jan 25–29: Data Privacy Week @ UBC

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Try to step outside of your comfort zone this year with these events! The Student Leadership Conference is one of Canada’s largest student-led conferences and a chance for your to get to know other amazing individuals in the community. Other competitive opportunities include the UBC Map The System. Lastly, if you are a first-gen student, the GenOne Conference is a great way to meet other students and representatives from universities in Canada to discuss the availability of support for first-gen students at university.

Jan 23: Student Leadership Conference

Ongoing: UBC Map The System

Feb 20: GenOne Conference

UBC has no shortage of virtual opportunities for you to explore your goals and passions. It’s never too late to get started on your New Year’s resolutions!

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