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Sports & Healthy Living

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.

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Varsity Athletics

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

Rebecca playing soccer

Meet Rebecca S.

  • Early Childhood Studies, graduated 2020
  • Played soccer for Humber Hawks
  • Currently completing a post-graduate certificate in Human Resource Management

“Being a student and an athlete worked in tandem to better my school experience. Being a part of a team is so special, and there is nothing more important than the relationships I have built over the years with my teammates.”

Humber Hawks

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

M W Sport
Badminton
  Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country
Curling
Golf
Rugby
Soccer, Indoor
Soccer, Outdoor
  Softball
Volleyball
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Riley playing rugby

Meet Riley D.

  • Kinesiology, graduated 2020
  • Played rugby for Guelph Gryphons
  • Currently working on his Bachelor of Education and playing for the Toronto Arrows

“Playing a varsity sport is not only a great way to make close friends and compete, but it also strengthens your resume. Competing at the varsity level while managing a course load—whatever the size—is proof of strong organizational and time management skills!”

Guelph Gryphons

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

M W Sport
  Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country
Curling
  Field Hockey
Figure Skating
  Football
Golf
Hockey
Lacrosse
Nordic Skiing
Rowing
Rugby
Soccer
Swimming
Track & Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Recreation

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 Dodge Ball
  • Co-ed Indoor Soccer
  • Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee
  • 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
  • Floor Hockey
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Volleyball

“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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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
  • Nutritional Consultants
  • Mood Walks
  • Urban Pole Walking
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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