UBC perks for faculty and staff

As UBC faculty and staff, you and your family are eligible for perks and discounts that are exclusive to UBC employees.

The offers available on campus through UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, as well as your Extended Health benefits provider Sun Life, are part of UBC’s overall commitment to workplace health and wellbeing. From recreational options to arts and culture activities to professional development and learning opportunities, both UBC campuses provide a variety of events, programs, activities and options to explore. All you need is your UBCcard to get started.

See below for a list of perks for UBC faculty and staff at the Vancouver campus.

On-campus UBC perks

The following on-campus offers are available to current UBC faculty and staff. They can range from free admission and reduced entry/membership rates to special tours and events. Please visit the individual websites to learn more about each unique offer, or contact the facility directly to ask about special offers for UBC employees.

Please contact us if there are any errors or updates to these on-campus perks.

Other affiliated offers available to UBC employees

Please visit each of the following websites to learn more about their offers:

If you are a UBC alumni, visit the UBC Alumni Benefits and Services site to access their offers.

Professional development and learning opportunities

There are many learning opportunities available to UBC faculty and staff, from leadership programs and professional development funding to in-person workshops and online training. Visit the following websites to learn more:

Corporate discounts through TELUS Health and Sun Life

TELUS Health

Eligible UBC faculty and staff can access Exclusive Offers through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP): TELUS Health. Head over to TELUS Health and log in using your Campus-Wide Login, then use the top navigation to find the Exclusive Offers section. Here you will find a range of discounts for health and wellbeing products, consumer goods, travel, and other great offers exclusively for UBC faculty and staff. 

TELUS Health also offers short-term clinical counselling and work-life consultations, as well as an ever-growing library of wellbeing articles, videos, and podcasts for you and your eligible dependents. For more details about TELUS Health, and instructions for logging in, take a look at our EFAP page.

Sun Life

As a UBC faculty and staff member enrolled in Extended Health benefits, you and your eligible dependents can access third-party corporate discounts provided through Sun Life’s Marketplace and Lumino Health.

Log in to Sun Life using your member details and look for the Marketplace and Lumino Health Community options on the main page. You’ll find special offers sorted by a variety of categories, making it easy for you to access the discounts that are most relevant to you and your family. In addition to corporate discounts, Lumino provides health information with articles and podcasts on specific topics, such as mental health, diet and nutrition, and aging and caregiving.

Best of all, because you need to log in to Marketplace and Lumino, you can access local, regional and nationwide offers that are exclusive to Sun Life and available through a secure online platform. Sun Life also reviews, approves and maintains the corporate discount providers.

Looking for off-campus discounts?

Please note that UBC HR no longer maintains third-party service providers who are not affiliated with UBC because there are more discounts than we could ever manage and maintain. We also wish to honour that UBC employees support their health and wellbeing in different ways and leave it to each employee to choose the types of services that best fit with their goals and interests.

Third-party service providers

If you are a third-party service provider and offer non-UBC-affiliated corporate discounts, we encourage you to consider posting discounts for UBC employees to your website or extending your special promotions to UBC employees who enquire in person.

For more information

Does your UBC department or facility offer perks for UBC staff and faculty? Tell us more at communications@hr.ubc.ca.

Disclaimer: Any services and/or products purchased through UBC providers or third-party providers are between the employee and the facility or company offering the perk or discount. As such, any agreements made are the sole responsibility of the individual employee. It is the responsibility of the employee to carefully check the goods and services offered related to a specific service or product.

Health & Wellbeing Disclaimer

The wellbeing information on this website is provided as information only and should not serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, or treatment from qualified physicians, mental health care providers, or other health care providers. External resources have been carefully selected but are not produced by UBC and UBC is not responsible for the content nor does UBC endorse products or services mentioned on these sites. Suggested links and resources are intended to educate but not to replace UBC policies, procedures or advice from health professionals.

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