This month, UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of sessions focused on a wide variety of topics from Zumba, breast cancer prevention, nutrition to optimize performance, ergonomics 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)
Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind dance/fitness program. Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in an exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate. Running shoes and comfortable clothing suggested. 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.
You can’t expect your body to train at a high level without providing the best possible fuel at least most of the time. This session is designed to motivate participants to improve their eating habits and optimize their health, energy, and performance; the session will also focus on prevention and management of stress through balanced meals /snacks and tips on specific foods that induce or reduce stress. For more information and to register, click here.
UBC Ergonomics is offering free computer workstation set-up tutorials, on the last Thursday of every month. These one-hour tutorial combines a presentation and a practical session giving you hands-on experience adjusting typical office equipment. Learn how to optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. By the end of the tutorial, you will know how to set up your chair, keyboard/mouse and monitor to promote neutral working postures. Training is located on the sixth floor of TEF3 (6190 Agronomy Rd). Register online for these sessions now.
The Ergonomics program at UBC strives to have an Office Ergonomics Representative for each department. We provide the training (usually three hours) and material required for reps to promote, educate and ensure musculoskeletal health in their departments. Office Ergo Reps are trained by the Ergonomics Coordinator in simple computer workstation set-up, signs and symptoms of injuries from poor ergonomic set-up and control strategies to reduce or prevent symptoms. Register Online Here. Session will be held on the sixth floor of TEF3 (6190 Agronomy Rd).
The goal of Mental Health First Aid training is to improve mental health literacy. This workshop, in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association, provides participants with the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. This training is 12 hours in length, to be completed in two sessions over a two-day period. If you are not able to attend both sessions, you will not be eligible for the course completion certificate. 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 meets out front of the UBC Bookstore and leaves at 12:10 p.m. and Friday’s leaves at 12:10 p.m. outside the TEF3 building on Agronomy – location here. All abilities welcome. For more information, call 604.827.3047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the UBC Meditation Community, which holds weekly sessions from September through May. Click here for more information.