Support Healthy Workplace Initiatives at UBC
The Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program fund is available to UBC departments, units and operational committees to support healthy workplace initiatives and share examples of good practice.
The fund is part of the Focus on People Framework strategy “to develop a sustainable, healthy workplace.”
This competition typically funds applications less than $5,000. Applications in excess of this amount are considered if highly adherent to the criteria. Review previous recipients.
Please also take note of our service provider criteria, new as of Spring 2013.
Individualized coaching is available for departments/units interested in applying for funding. Please contact Miranda Massie, Health Promotions Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.822.8762) to book a meeting.
Or, speak to one of our mentors (past applicants that have volunteered) for tips on the application process.
Congratulations to the Fall 2013 Recipients
In the Fall 2013 round, we received a total of 19 applications. We awarded 11 departments/units a total of $32, 711.
There were numerous applications that were encouraged to resubmit for the Spring 2014 round with minor adaptations.
|Campus||Department/Unit||Planed Initiatives||Amount Awarded|
|Vancouver||Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL)||Wellness Library expansion||$3,240|
|Vancouver||Asian Studies||Weekly yoga classes||$4,000|
|Vancouver||Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies||Weekly yoga and meditation classes||$1,200|
|Okanagan||Faculty of Medicine||Group personal training program||$1,875|
|Vancouver||Childcare||Yoga and stress management program||$4,300|
|Vancouver||Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE)||Weekly soup group lunch program||$2,406|
|Vancouver||University Industrial Liaison Office (UILO)||Self defense class program||$1,800|
|Vancouver||Alumni Affairs-Faculty of Medicine||Weekly SunRun Running Clinic||$1,040|
|Okanagan||Student Services and Financial Support||Happiness Initiative (meditation, workshops, surveys and education)||$6,400|
|Vancouver||Mechanical Engineering||Stress management initiative||$3,450|
|Vancouver||Department of Anthropology and Sociology||Patio vegetable garden||$3,000|
Everyone has a role in creating a healthy workplace. We encourage all UBC staff and faculty to motivate their departments/units to partake in this opportunity.
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Health Promotions Coordinator