November 30, 2015
9 Week Health & Wellbeing Challenge
Walkabout 2016 – January 18 – March 20
In 2016, Walkabout partners with the Faculty of Education’s Year of Alumni and UBC Recreation to encourage all community members (staff, faculty, students, alumni, and the community) to walk a virtual journey to improve their wellbeing.
To mark UBC’s Centennial, the virtual route will be the Great Trek route.
What is Walkabout?
Walkabout is an annual 9-week health and wellbeing challenge that promotes regular exercise in social settings. ‘Walkabout’ is named for the spiritual quest of the Aboriginal peoples from the outback in Australia’s Northern Territories. Designed and launched in 2005 by Dr. Joy Butler (Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy), the Walkabout challenge is held each spring in the Faculty of Education. Staff, faculty, students, alumni, and community members create teams of five and compete to cover the distance of a new virtual route each year – everyone is welcome to join the challenge.
2016 Walkabout Kick-Off Event
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 | 12:00-1:30pm | Neville Scarfe Building, Room 310
2016 Walkabout Awards Celebration
Wednesday, March 31, 2016 | 12:00-1:30pm | Neville Scarfe Building, Room 310
Sign-up before Sunday, January 10, 2016. Include an alumni member for bonus steps!
Space is limited to 100 teams, so register early.
|Registration:||$10 per person|
2016 Walkabout Fundraising – Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Its investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, CBCF has been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community.
One in 9 Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. With your support, CBCF is driving real change by funding leading edge breast cancer research, education, and advocacy programs. Today the Foundation is proud to be the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada, with more than $300 million invested in grants and fellowships.
For more information about the Foundation, check out the 2015 National Community Report.
CBCF thanks participants of the University of British Columbia’s Walkabout – you too are helping create a future without breast cancer.