Kindness Challenge


Kindness makes the world a better place. That’s why the Counsellors in Residence are bringing you the Kindness Challenge. From February 19–29, do small acts of kindness in your community—for someone you know or a complete stranger—then enter into the draw to win two tickets to THE INFINITE Space Explorers, a virtual journey to space inspired by the NASA Missions.

Who can participate?

This challenge is open for all UBC Vancouver residents.

Why participate?

From sharing a smile with a fellow student to offering a helping hand to someone in need, every gesture contributes to weaving the strong fabric of our community. Participate in the Kindness Challenge to foster connection, understanding and a culture of compassion among students who have made UBC their home.

Not to mention, kindness is simply contagious—and science has shown that random acts of kindness improve mental health!

How to participate

Step 1

Start by thinking about who you would like to give your random act of kindness to—maybe it’s a stranger, a neighbour, a friend, or someone you see daily (a classmate, a person working at the store nearby, you name it!). Then, decide on what acts of kindness you feel comfortable doing for that person (or a few of those people).

Need some inspiration?
Here are some ideas for random acts of kindness:

  • Leave a kind note
  • Hold the door open for someone behind you
  • Share snacks with a friend
  • Offer to lend someone a book or movie
  • Help someone clean their room
  • Donate unused items to those in need
  • Offer to help someone with homework
  • Leave a small treat on someone’s desk
  • Write a thank you e-mail or note to someone you know

Step 2

From February 19–29, experiment with a few random acts of kindness for different people.

Upcoming Event
If you want to take the Kindness Challenge a step further, come to the Planting Seeds of Kindness event on February 22 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in the Walter Gage Fort Camp Lounge. Participants will receive a pot and plant a seed that can be used as an act of kindness gift! Visit the events calendar for more info.

Step 3

Once you’ve finished your random acts of kindness, submit a reflection to be entered into the prize draw.

Option A: Submit a reflection about how being kind felt.

Option B: Submit a reflection about someone else’s kindness towards you and nominate them for a chance to win the prize. Note: If you choose this option, include their name and e-mail address so we can contact them if your reflection is selected.

One submission will be randomly drawn on March 1, and the winner will be contacted directly to claim their prize.

Submit a reflection >>

The prize

The winner of this challenge will get two tickets to an immersive virtual and augmented reality adventure to the International Space Station, THE INFINITE Space Explorers.