This month, UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of sessions focused on a wide variety of topics from hypertension, financial management, breast cancer and more. 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)
Join UBC REC and UBC Human Resources for the 4th Annual UBC Staff & Faculty Sports Day. It is a free event for all UBC staff and faculty, and a great opportunity for team-building through physical and mental activity. Register 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 and to register, click here.
Creating a plan to manage your money is a sound way to achieve the goals you want in life, whether it be a house, travel, education or retirement. The quote “Failing to plan is planning to fail” does apply to personal finances. Join Melanie Buffel, a money coaching, entrepreneurship, small business financing and nonprofit management expert in this workshop to help you plan for your future by providing tips on how to create a budget, decrease debt, and increase your savings. For more information and to register, click here.
Join Breast Cancer Prevention Lifestyle Counselor Bonnie McCoy in this Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment session – an interactive 45 minute education session that provides recent evidence about how to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. For more information and 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 TEF111 building on Agronomy – location here. All abilities welcome. For more information, call 604.827.3047, email email@example.com.
Join the UBC Meditation Community, which holds weekly sessions from September through May. Click here for more information.