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Sports & Healthy Living

Following the Okanagan Charter  , we have a commitment to our students’ physical, mental and social well-being and embedding health and wellness in all aspects of campus culture. To become leaders in health promotion and action—locally and globally.

Check out how to get involved in sports and healthy living at UofGH below.

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Varsity Athletics

You can either play for the Humber Hawks or the Guelph Gryphons.

Julie playing baseball

Photo courtesy of Humber Athletics.

Meet Julie K.

  • Kinesiology, graduated 2023
  • Played softball for Humber Hawks

Humber Hawks

The Hawks Nest is our home base. Become a Humber Hawk for one of these championship teams:

M W Sport
Soccer, Indoor
Soccer, Outdoor
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Hunter playing for Guelph Gryphons

Photo courtesy of Laurel Jarvis/Gryphon Athletics.

Meet Hunter A.

  • Kinesiology, graduated 2023
  • Played lacrosse for Guelph Gryphons

Guelph Gryphons

Join the Gryphons on the University of Guelph's campus. Play for one of these championship teams:  

M W Sport
  Field Hockey
Figure Skating
Nordic Skiing
Track & Field
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Whether it’s team sports you’re after or doing stuff on your own, you can find your fit for active recreation. The Athletic Centre is where you’ll head for fitness classes, intramural and extramural leagues and other recreational activities. You’ll meet students from both UofGH and Humber.

Extramural sports

Looking to play sports, but don’t have the time commitment for varsity athletics? Extramural sports are a level below varsity, allowing you to compete on a team against other schools without the rigorous time commitment that varsity athletes face. You must tryout to play on an extramural team.

  • Co-ed Dodgeball
  • Co-ed Flag Football
  • Co-ed Indoor Soccer
  • Co-ed Powerlifting
  • Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee
  • Co-ed Unified Basketball
  • Co-ed Volleyball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Men's Hockey
  • Men's Indoor Cricket
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Hockey
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Intramural leagues

Looking to burn some energy, meet new people and play a favourite sport? Join an intramural league.

Intramural leagues keep the action on campus. All players come from Humber and/or UofGH. Meet new people, learn new skills and earn recreational rewards regardless of skill level and experience.


  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Dodgeball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Indoor Cricket
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Pickleball
  • Volleyball


  • Cricket
  • Cornhole
  • Crossnet
  • Flag Football
  • Garden Games
  • Soccer
  • Spikeball
  • Ultimate Frisbee

“I counted on weekly intramural volleyball games to help break up my classes and appreciated weekly Residence Nights in the gym where sports like cricket and ball hockey allowed me to connect with other students in res."

—Brandon Ferguson, Media Studies

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Adaptive & inclusive recreation

By removing attitudinal, administrative, architectural and programmatic barriers to participation, Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber provide an inclusive environment for all students who are interested in recreational sports.

  • Audible Indoor Soccer/Goalball
  • Floor Curling
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Wheelchair Sport/Boccia

Other activities

If team sports isn't an interest, there are other things to get involved with. Look into what the Athletic Centre has to offer each year, which can include:

  • Aerobic Studios
  • Pool
  • Gymnasiums
  • Weight Room
  • Cardio Room
  • Fitness classes
  • Certified Personal Trainers
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Treetop Trekking
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Humber Arboretum and Centre for Urban Ecology

Take a break from class and city life by stepping into Toronto’s hidden gem, the Humber Arboretum.

Explore more than 100 hectares of walking trails, forests and gardens. Discover stunning horticultural designs, rivers, ponds and wildlife a two-minute walk from the UofGH building.

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Students in Arboretum