UBC Residence Social Bubble Meme Contest

Want to win a $50 UBC Bookstore gift card—and show off your killer meme-making skills on @ubcresidence?

Create a meme or TikTok-style video for your chance!

Here’s how it works

Step 1: Make your meme

Make a meme, TikTok video or Instagram Reel that promotes good social bubble practices.

Memes/videos should be funny and informative, but appropriate for a general audience (and meet residence standards). Any submissions deemed inappropriate will not be considered in the contest.

What is a social bubble?

Since residence is your home away from home, we know that you may choose to establish a new social bubble while living in residence this year. Your social bubble may include members of your immediate household (see below for more detail on households) and can be carefully expanded to include a few others.

  • Try to limit the number of people in your bubble.
  • Every time you add someone to your bubble, you are also connecting with everybody in their bubble.
  • Inside your bubble you can hug and kiss and not need to wear a mask or stay 2 metres apart.
  • Learn more about social bubbles in the BC Government’s Phase 3 Restart Plan.
Who can be part of my social bubble?

Because our communities in residence are much larger than a typical household, it is very important to consider who in residence might be part of your social bubble. Think carefully about who the few people are that you are likely to come in closest contact with while living in residence. Examples may include your assigned roommate, someone who you are in a romantic relationship with, or a very close friend.

Am I allowed to interact with others outside of my social bubble?

Yes, it possible to be social with others outside of your bubble. When interacting with others outside of your social bubble you should:

  • Limit interactions to small groups of 2–⁠6 people.
  • Maintain physical distance of 2 meters from others and limit the time you spend together.
  • Practice good hygiene: regularly wash your hands, avoid touching your face, and cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue.

Step 2: Submit!

Submit it as a DM to @ubcresidence on Instagram or email it to shcs.communications@ubc.ca. (If file size is an issue, email us a link to it using Dropbox, WeTransfer, or other file transfer service.)

  • Include your full name.
  • Include your student number.
  • Let us know if you want to be tagged on Instagram when we announce the winners. (Provide your Instagram handle if emailing your submission.)

Note: Maximum 1 submission per person!

What’s the deadline?

Submit by 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 8.

When will winners be announced?

Winners announced by mid-October!

Who is eligible?

Only students living in a residence operated by UBC Student Housing and Community Services are eligible to submit.


If you have any questions about the contest, DM us at @ubcresidence on Instagram.