Nutrition and Fitness

Sustainable and Affordable Food Options

UBC Sprouts (Sept- April)– Sprouts is a 100% volunteer and student-run organization at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Through many initiatives, they endeavor to make healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food accessible to everyone on campus. Learn more about their initiatives such as Community Eats, Sprouts Boxes , Seedlings Café and Bulk Buying Club; http://www.ubcsprouts.ca/

Agora Café (Sept- April) – Agora Café is a student volunteer-run, non-for-profit café at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus. Our goal is to provide affordable, accessible, healthy, local and organic food choices to students and faculty members while training volunteers in food service and business management. This is done to promote the values of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and to aid in UBC’s movement towards sustainability. Learn more at http://blogs.ubc.ca/agora/

UBC Farm Markets (June – October) – The UBC Farm Wednesday Campus Market features an assortment of fresh UBC Farm produce and flowers. This mid-week market in front of the UBC Bookstore offers students, staff and faculty members a convenient opportunity to purchase UBC Farm produce. Cash is the preferred method of payment. Interac and credit card are also accepted. Customers are asked to bring their own bags. More information about UBC Farm Markets at http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/food-production/farm-markets/

More Resources:

UBC Sustainable Campus Food Guide – https://sustain.ubc.ca/sites/sustain.ubc.ca/files/uploads/CampusSustainability/CS_PDFs/Food/UBCSustainableCampusFoodGuide.pdf

Learn More About Campus Gardens – https://sustain.ubc.ca/campus-initiatives/food/campus-gardens

AMS Food Bank
The AMS Food Bank is an emergency food relief service for UBC students in need. We offer various non-perishable foods, personal hygiene supplies, and information about additional resources on and off campus.

https://www.ams.ubc.ca/services/food-bank/

Fitness

Free Weeks – Free Week is a chance for new and returning students, staff & faculty, and the general public to try out any instructor-led classes with UBC Recreation. Next Free Week: September 11th – 17th. Find out more at http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/home-page/free-week/

Join a Recreational or Athletic Club – Ubc has many fitness clubs and associations that will help you get motivated and find new friends for activities! Search fitness clubs here.

Aquatics Centre – Students can enjoy free drop-in swims and free use of the small gym with weights, a treadmill and a few machines.

Join Intramurals! – Check out intramural leagues to join here and events to join here.

Step It Up – Free one hour guided walks regularly. Take an hour to take care of yourself and meet new people! More information about Walking Programs; http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/get-moving/walking/