UBC Undergraduate Research

Recreation Programming Toolkit Hutton, Jodi; Siddoo, Ashna; Oser, Shawna; Mosher, Brent; Geise, Max

Abstract

There is no single cohesive guide to help student run clubs and groups get the information and resources they need with ease and in timely manner when planning their respective events. The creation and implementation of a Recreation Programming Toolkit would provide a comprehensive guideline on how to navigate UBC’s supportive services and resources that student groups can use when wanting to organize recreation programming for their constituent. The purpose of the toolkit will be to empower these student groups, improve access to recreation for UBC community members, and to advance wellbeing at UBC. Our specific research goal was to identify barriers that AMS and non-AMS campus groups face when organizing recreation programming, so that our recommendations for the tool kit reflect the needs of both of these groups. We conducted qualitative semi-structured interviews with current and past leaders from student-run organizations that have experience running and promoting events on and off campus. After conducting a thematic analysis on the results, we concluded 3 major recommendations that should be considered when creating the toolkit. (1) Implementation and promotion of an interactive database to student clubs, (2) A campus wide directory of all the types of clubs on campus in one central spot that is easy to access by all UBC students, (3) Changing the platform for shared calendars amongst campus groups. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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