This month, UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of sessions focused on a wide variety of topics from suicide prevention training to parenting skills and time management. Join us and take a few moments to build new skills, boost your health and to reflect on how you face the day. (Courses are at the Point Grey campus unless otherwise indicated)
To gear up for spring, UBC is hosting a Total Health Challenge – a fitness and nutrition challenge focused on improving your overall health. This opportunity offers an exciting and competitive means of taking control of your total health and wellbeing; and the option of participating on your own or with your colleagues! Registration here or for more information click here.
Depression & Arthritis: Self-management Techniques That Work-March 13th @ 12-1pm
Over 7.1 million Canadians suffer from either depression or arthritis, and in many cases suffer from both. This workshop aims to help Canadians living with either depression and/or arthritis by providing self-management tools to help them lead healthier lives and fully engage in work. For more information or to register, click here.
Hypertension, or High Blood Pressure, is when the pressure from the blood in your arteries is elevated and your heart has to work harder than normal to pump blood through the blood vessels. It is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Join Jason Min from the UBC Pharmacists Clinic in this one-hour workshop and learn how to take control of your blood pressure through lifestyle intervention and learn new healthy tips to keep it that way. For more information or to register, click here.
The Ergonomics program at UBC strives to have an Office Ergonomics Representative for each unit. The training will help representatives promote, educate and ensure musculoskeletal health in all UBC units. Office Ergo Reps are trained by the Ergonomics Coordinator in simple computer workstation set-up, and to recognize signs and symptoms of injuries from poor ergonomic set-up and control strategies to reduce or prevent symptoms. For more information or to register, click here.
Take a time-out from work for your mental and physical health! Join your campus colleagues for a lunch -hour walk on Mondays and Fridays. Monday’s group leaves at 12:30 p.m., while Friday’s leaves at 12:10 p.m. outside the General Services Administration Building (GSAB). All abilities welcome. For more information, call 604.827.3047, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
Join the UBC Meditation Community, which holds weekly sessions from September through May. Click here for more information.