Leisure/Hobby/Special Interest

Leisure/Hobby/Special Interest

AKA Fun/Cool/Random clubs.

Clubs Contacts:

Vice Chair, SAC sacvc@ams.ubc.ca
Clubs Administrator sacadmin@ams.ubc.ca

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AIESEC UBC (President: Alex Woo)
AIESEC is a global not-for-profit organization that empowers students by providing them with a platform to take ownership of their global and local leadership experience. AIESEC members develop core leadership and management skills through AIESEC’s leadership and global internship programs.
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Alpha Project (President: Emma Ramsden)
Alpha Project is a UBC organization in which members collectively work together to create a single open source software engineering project.
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Archaeology Club (President: Emma Ramsden)
Our club organizes archaeology related events, including lectures, workshops, and pub nights! Everyone is welcome!
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Best Buddies UBC (President: Aman Parhar)
Best Buddies is a friendship group for UBC students and adults in the lower mainland with intellectual disabilities.
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Big Brothers at UBC (President: Jacqueline Sze)
Big Brothers at UBC is a club organized by UBC students. The purposes of the club include: 1. Raising on-campus awareness of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver (BBGV) and its programs; 2. Providing social and networking events for Bigs, in-school mentors, and other students who volunteer/ wants to volunteer with BBGV; and 3. Raise funds for BBGV so they can continue their programs.
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Bike Co-op (President: Will Bailey)
The primary purpose of the Co-op is to encourage more people to use bicycles as their primary mode of transportation at UBC and for commuting to UBC. Bicycling as transportation has many benefits such as physical fitness, low cost, lower environmental impact, and versatility when compared with alternatives such as driving cars or taking public transit. A greater cycling mode-share would be beneficial to the individual cyclists and to the community as a whole.
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Billiards Club of UBC (University Billiards Club of UBC) (President: Jerry Chen)
University Billiards Club was founded in 2011 to bring together pool/billiard players at UBC and provide an opportunity for them to meet, improve, and compete in a welcoming environment. Since then, the Club has grown to encompass many different post-secondary institutions (e.g. SFU, UVIC, Langara), bringing them together annually for a multi-university 8-Ball tournament.
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Brewing Club (UBC Brewing Club) (President: Cynthia Ni)
Founded in 2010 by students of the University of British Columbia (UBC) as an organization for students who are lovers of beer, we wish to spread the magic of beer brewing. Located at the beautiful UBC Vancouver campus, we are not only scholars and gentlepeople, but great admirers of the great craft of brewing and we wish to deepen our knowledge of the great power of brewing! Our membership is growing, and a large number of students are interested in our club. Please feel free to join one of our weekly beer brewing demonstrations to become a member. All you have to do is show up! Membership is $10. Members have access to all of our expert(ish) knowledge and equipment. We access to over 20 carboys, 15 primary fermenters, kegging equipment and all the necessary widgets and gizmos! Save yourself blood, sweat, tears and your hard earned cash and learn how to brew the cheap, safe and delicious way!
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Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (President: Kevin Sin)
The Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) is an association of pharmacy students, pharmacy interns, and undergraduate pharmacy organizations across Canada. The Association was developed to promote and advocate the interests of Canadian pharmacy students before organized bodies in pharmacy, other professions, government, industry, hospital and the community. CAPSI also serves to prepare Pharmacy students as professionals ready and willing to provide the best health care possible within pharmacy’s realm of expertise, and to enhance the profession of pharmacy by providing guidance and information to all members.
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Chinese Students and Scholars Association (President: Yiou Zhai)
UBC Chinese Students and Scholars Association is a non-political, non-profit, independent organization composed of mainly Chinese students and scholars studying and working at UBC.
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Chinese Students’ Association (President: Jason Cheung)
1. Promote the Chinese culture through organizing a wide variety of events 2. Promote multiculturalism through building a positive relationship between the Chinese and Canadian community 3. Provide community services to various charity organizations 4. Organize internal, inter-club, and external events for our executives and members.
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Club de Espanol (President: Astghik Hairapetian)
A club for lovers and learners of the Spanish language to practice and celebrate the language!
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Cooking Club (UBC Cooking Club) (President: Felix Doucet)
We aim to foster a community of cooking enthusiasts through the promotion of food preparation skills and the enjoyment of delicious food.
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Debate Society (UBC Debate Society) (President: Vivian Dong)
The UBC Debate Society has a long and esteemed history, with its origin dating back prior to UBC itself  we were formally established in 1906 as part of the McGill University College of B.C. In the past century, the UBCDS has evolved into a respected institution with a large and vibrant community. UBCDS goal is twofold: to compete in national and global competitions so as to bring recognition and prestige to our school, while also spreading our love and knowledge of debate to the community.
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Exchange Student Club (President: Luana Yeung)
The UBC Exchange Student club is a project aimed to bring together local, international and incoming exchange students through local events and weekend trips. We aim to be at the center of a vibrant exchange student community on campus.
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Formation DanceSport of UBC (President: Min Khant)
The formation team began its humble existence as a part of UBC Dance Club more than a decade ago, starting with just a few members who were passionate about dancing and wanted to try something new. In 2004, we were officially constituted as an independent club by the Alma Mater Society as, Formation Dancesport of UBC, (or FDSUBC). We still have very close ties to UBC Dance Club with which we continue to have a healthy working relationship. The formation team typically consists of 10 couples, with 6 to 8 dance couples that perform a synchronized dance routine to music, with 2 or more couples being spares. We perform as well as compete at various in local competitions.
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Formation Dancesport UBC (President: Elizabeth Leung)
The formation team began its humble existence as a part of UBC Dance Club more than a decade ago, starting with just a few members who were passionate about dancing and wanted to try something new. In 2004, we were officially constituted as an independent club by the Alma Mater Society as, Formation Dancesport of UBC, (or FDSUBC). We still have very close ties to UBC Dance Club with which we continue to have a healthy working relationship. The formation team typically consists of 10 couples, with 6 to 8 dance couples that perform a synchronized dance routine to music, with 2 or more couples being spares. We perform as well as compete at various in local competitions.
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Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières (President: Himani Bhatnagar)
The Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières (FoMSF) UBC club is part of a national network of university clubs coordinated by Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). Médecins Sans Frontières is one of the world’s leading independent international medical relief organization, working in close to 70 countries worldwide and with operation centres and national offices in 19 countries. FoMSF UBC is a community of students who are passionate about global health and strongly support the missions and aims of Médecins Sans Frontières. Throughout the year we organize fundraisers and awareness events to raise the profile of the organization on the UBC campus. We also organize documentary screenings and internal events to bring our club members together and learn more about the health issues facing many around the world.
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Fun Run (UBC Fun Run) (President: Grace Miura)
Social running group
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Hula Hooping Club (President: Navpreet Ganda)
Our group gets together to hula hoop and have fun casually and non competitively! Hula hooping is both good for fitness and fun! It’s an opportunity to learn a new way to dance and a new way to be creative with an awesome group of people. Everyone’s at different levels and it’s ok to have never hula hooped before! We’re supportive and learn from each other.
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Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School UBC (President: Jenna Smith-Forrester)
Are you interested in Healthcare? Do you want to work with patients? Ever wonder how or why medical errors occur? Want to learn how YOU can make change in the current healthcare system? IHI UBC is an interdisciplinary community of students and healthcare professionals striving for a more efficient, effective and safe healthcare system that provides the best possible care for all patients. We have numerous opportunities for students to learn practical skills that can be applied in any healthcare setting! Attend our ongoing events, workshops, observership projects and watch out for scholarships! Join us to become an agent of change, and take the first steps to improving our healthcare system!
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InterFraternity Council (President: Troy Occhipinti)
Our organization upholds and enforces the bylaws that govern interfraternity relations on the UBC campus.
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Japan Career Network (UBC Japan Career Network) (President: Rachael Ayano Smith)
The UBC Japan Career Network is a club for all students interested in working in Japan or for a Japanese company. We invite various companies from Japan to hold events designed to inform students of expectations, interview processes and application instructions for working in Japan. Knowledge of Japanese is not required.
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Literature Etcetera (UBC Literature Etcetera) (President: Yuyu Lee)
UBC Literature Etc. is a non-profit student organization focusing on music, photography, film, literature, and fine arts. The unique publication of our annual Chinese magazine, leMook, showcases our passion in arts through illustrative and literary works. Members have the opportunity to experience Vancouver and its culture through a contemporary perspective. Some past events include collaboration with the Vancouver International Film Festival, portrait photography in a studio environment with our own set creation, music and dance workshops, including an introduction to jazz/stomp/latino themes, and outdoor adventures at Bowen Island and Whytecliff Park. Our focus is to develop a stronger appreciation of the arts and bring this artistic flavour into everyday life.
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Loves Vaginas (UBC Loves Vaginas) (President: Lauren La Prairie)
UBC VDAY is the local chapter of the international VDAY movement. We raise money for local groups that seek to end violence against women and other marginalized peoples. Each year we stage and put on “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” and “The Vagina Monologues.”
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Meal Exchange (UBC Meal Exchange) (President: Purujeet Monga)
The UBC Meal Exchange is nonprofit organization that works to engage and empower members to think about food security issues in their local community and take action. We strive to create food security on campus and address local food security and poverty. We are part of a national charity that has organizations on campuses across the country. Meal Exchange national has been supporting students to develop innovative solutions to address hunger, food insecurity and sustainability on their campuses and with communities.
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Meditation Community (UBC Meditation Community) (President: Manesh Girn)
Through various weekly sittings, the Meditation Community aims to provide a welcoming environment, starting point, and support for UBC students, faculty, staff, and community members for learning, practicing, exploring, and discussing meditation. Meditation is a great way to relax, focus your mind, and reduce stress levels. Join the UBC Meditation Community for daily meditation sessions at the SUB. The meditation sessions are open to people from all backgrounds and religious traditions, and all levels of experience and interest in meditation. Attending more than 1 session requires a yearly registration fee of $5 for UBC students and $8 for non-UBC students good from September 1 to August 31. This non-refundable fee is required by the UBC Alma Mater Society and goes towards the group s operating costs (e.g., cushions, events).
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MusicBox Children’s Charity UBC Chapter (President: Jen Yong)
MusicBox Children s Charity was started and run by students to promote musical education. We at MusicBox believe that a formal education in music should not be a privilege limited to those who can support it. We feel that music is an integral part of a child s early development, with benefits reaching far beyond the child s developmental stage. Disadvantaged children should be granted the same opportunities for growth and development that are available to their peers, and this is what we set out to achieve. Through our programs we bring music to young children who need it most. We fully subscribe to the concept of music as a developmental tool, and to its beneficial effects on a child’s social, academic and emotional development. We believe that the context in which music is taught has an added benefit, and as such we strive to provide our participants with positive role models in the form of their youth instructors.
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Nerdfighter Club (UBC Nerdfighter Club) (President: Miriam Mortimer)
The UBC Nerdfighter club is all about creating a social space on campus for nerdfighters and non-nerdfighters alike to meet, chat, and geek out together. Whether you’re into Harry Potter, Pokemon, or breaking out into Les Mis songs on your way to class, this is the place for you!
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Parks Canada Club (President: Nick Lai)
Inspiring youth across Canada to get outdoors, have fun and promote healthy lifestyles through the exploration of Canadian parks.
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Rick Hansen Difference Makers Club
Our goal is to create a local UBC support network for individuals with disabilities and raise awareness about accessibility issues, through our own initiatives and those of the Rick Hansen Foundation. We want to provide a platform for UBC students to make a difference in their community and develop the tools to become the leaders of tomorrow.
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Right to Play UBC (President: Tess Davies)
We work to support Right to Play, the organization, through fundraising and spreading awareness of their mission. We also strive to create community outreach programs that reflect the values of Right to Play. After all “when children play, the world wins”.
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Shine On Music at UBC (President: Jacqueline Siu)
Shine On Music is a non-profit student-run organization consisting of a group of students brought together by our passion for musical improvisation and a common desire to motivate the next generation. Our goal is to promote the joys of music and provide quality music education to children in a fun environment. When our team first envisioned a music school, we believed imagination, innovation, and improvisation were important cornerstones to the success of our program. Our teaching model is a combination of group and private lessons that all emphasize creativity while still teaching the essential basics.
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Ski and Board Club (UBC Ski and Board Club) (President: Peter Craigen)
As the largest club on campus, The Ski and Board Club is known for its legendary parties and incredibly cheap ski trips. We stand for good times, inclusivity, and environmental responsibility. Come shred with us!
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Slackline UBC (President: Krista Cawley)
We are SlacklineUBC! What we do is set up, teach, and help people learn how to slackline! The sport of slacklining is a new and interesting activity. The goal is to walk across a length of tubular webbing that is anchored between two points, most often trees. We’re the people who appear to be tightrope walking outside the SUB on nice days. Come and and have some fun, meet new people, get the blood flowing, and slack!
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Sororities (UBC Sororities) (President: Emily Neufeld)
Imagine. Lead. Connect. Grow. UBC Sororities is proud to represent eight different women s organizations that inspire a diverse group of women to achieve success in all aspects of student life throughout the duration of their undergraduate degree. As an organization, UBC Sororities encourages its members to lead a healthy, engaged and balanced university life. Fostering avid participation in athletics, community service, and leadership roles within UBC Sororities and within the greater UBC campus community is important for the growth and development of strong and ambitious women. The UBC Sororities community is a unique space where women can find all of these opportunities in addition to making meaningful connections with others and establishing a strong support and motivational network. We invite women to imagine a well-rounded undergraduate experience, to be a confident leaders in their communities, to foster worthwhile and fulfilling connections, and to grow personally and professionally throughout their time with UBC Sororities. #ConnectWithUs.
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Sponsor a Child UBC (President: Rhoda Philip)
Sponsor a Child -UBC (SCU) is an educational capacity building initiative formed by Students that are sponsored by the Student Refugee Program (SRP) at UBC. These students, in collaboration with other UBC students are working towards giving back to the community. The initiative aims to sponsor South Sudanese high school refugee children in Kenya. In addition, this initiative (SCU) will create dialogue and round-table discussions to engage the community, UBC students, and faculty members to enhance their understanding of refugee education and related challenges
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Sprouts (UBC Sprouts) (President: Carlee Cater)
Sprouts is a 100% volunteer and student-run organization at UBC. Through our many initiatives we endeavor to make healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food accessible to everyone on campus.
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Surf Club (UBC Surf Club) (President: Adam Tory)
Want to surf? Whether you’ve never been in the water before or are a seasoned gnar shredder this is an epic place to go surfing and discover the awesome waves the BC coastline has to offer. We organize trips throughout the year and cater for all ability levels of surfers even if you’re friggin Dane Reynolds whuppaaaaaawwwww as well as sweet music events and parties in the local Vancouver area.
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TABLE TENNIS CLUB (UBC TABLE TENNIS CLUB) (President: Humaid Khan)
Looking for something to do during the school year? Join the UBC Table Tennis Club and come to our playing sessions for some excitement. Whether you are a serious player or a recreational player, you are more than welcome to drop by our playing sessions to have some fun!
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Taichi club at UBC (President: Sunnie Tang)
Taichi club aims to provide convenient exercise, meditation and recreation for students at UBC.
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Tomorrow’s Leaders (President: Justin Brokop)
Tomorrow’s Leaders exists to bring students together of common interests who want to further their leadership and accountability skills. We take each mastermind group through a curriculum that promotes self-awareness, teaches accountability, and most of all, brings people together. We use Stephen Covey’s book, The 8th Habit, to help all our members find their voice. What is your unique combination of passion, talent, conscience and vision?
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Unicef Club of UBC (President: Kerman Kooner)
UNICEF UBC is a recognized and leading branch of UNICEF Canada that continues to help on a national and international level. Affiliated with UNICEF, we strive to bring students of UBC awareness of various situations involving children of the world. We aim to raise money to help UNICEF in its effort to help alleviate various problems children all over the world are facing. We are dedicated to improve the well-being of children worldwide and strive to raise awareness for critical issues that impact children on a daily basis. The task of improving the lives of children worldwide is rewarding, but definitely a huge undertaking. As a club, we organize various events that raise funds to ensure that children get the food, shelter, and education they deserve. The executive team work closely with the general members to create a unity at UBC and to underline the important goal of UNICEF. Throughout the year, events are organized and held for university students to take part in. Each month, there is a different cause that receives 100% of the club’s earnings.
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Unlimited Dance Club (President: Carson Shi)
Unlimited Dance Club is a club that focuses on expanding the street dance community at UBC. We have a variety of events, classes and workshops for students to learn and improve their dance skills. Come be apart of our community!
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Varsity Outdoor Club (President: Artem Babaian)
We re a member-run student club with members interested in hiking, camping, climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, canoeing, and many more outdoor activities. While some of our trips are fairly challenging, we welcome everyone to participate. Enthusiasm – but no experience – required. We have several “teaching” events throughout the year. To join the VOC check out our website: http://www.ubc-voc.com/members/join and pop by to the club room during gear hours.
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Wargamers (UBC Wargamers) (President: Mark Egelhoff)
UBC Wargamers facilitates gaming in all forms  board games, card games, online games, and roleplaying  and we welcome both veterans and beginners alike.
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World University Service of Canada (President: Kuol Biong)
WUSC  World University Service of Canada  is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. It works with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world. WUSC-UBC is one of WUSC’s student funded organizations in over 80 Canadian universities and colleges that sponsor refugee students from the developing world. We provide scholarship to FOUR students every year and give them academic, financial, and social support in their entire program. We believe in a world that supports and fosters human development through education and training. Please refer to our website at wuscubc.ca or wusc.ca for more details. What we do: – Promoting and participating in unique overseas learning opportunities in developing countries – Sponsoring student refugees through our Student Refugee Program (SRP) to pursue their studies at UBC – Educating and advocating for social change through activities and events while reaching out the entire UBC community and beyond.
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World Vision (President: Johnathan Tam)
World Vision UBC is a Vancouver-based AMS club made up of dedicated, proactive, and compassionate students who make a difference in our communities through volunteering, fundraising, and social events. Join our family of like-minded Visionites! Change a life, change your own!
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Yoga Club (UBC Yoga Club) (President: Dana Chan)
We offer high quality, accessible yoga classes to the UBC community. Classes are just $2 drop-in, and we offer many styles of yoga, times, and levels. We also have special yoga-related events and workshops.
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Young Women in Business UBC (President: Lyndan Lam)
The Young Women in Business [YWiB] network is a non-profit society for emerging female leaders in Western Canada. The network acts as the central forum to connect ambitious young women from a variety of careers, industries, and backgrounds. YWiB hosts a variety of events that provide our members with opportunities to develop relevant skills and knowledge, so that they have the insight, support, and capability to reach their fullest personal and professional potential. YWiB has university chapters at UBC, SFU, KPU and UVic, as well as the Greater Vancouver Area to serve the needs of young women who are still in school, teaching them valuable skills and sharing invaluable experiences through workshops, panel sessions & other events. Our annual conferenceBeyond P!nk brings together all our members to celebrate inspiration, learning and sharing each others stories.
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