This month, UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of sessions focused on a wide variety of topics that include stress management, breast cancer prevention, mental health training, workstation ergonomics, mens health 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)
A Thrive 2014 Event – Join UBCs Career Navigation & Transition Consultant Pooja Khandelwal in this one-hour interactive and open discussion on how our careers impact our mental and total wellbeing, and what can we do about it. This session will provide you with access to thought-provoking questions, links to resources, tools, and websites at UBC that will support you in your career planning process. For more information or to register click here.
A Thrive 2014 Event – In today’s society, there still remains a lack of awareness and even sometimes bias related to mental health problems. This wellness session will allow participants to enhance their understanding of the personal and environmental factors that can have an impact on mental health, as well as the most appropriate prevention and intervention strategies available. For more information or to register, click here.
A Thrive 2014 Event – UBC celebrates Thrive Week and Movember’s mighty moustache growing season by bringing six amazing experts (listed below) together to each speak for 10 minutes on practical approaches to keeping guys healthy. Free snacks and refreshments provided. For more information or to register, click here.
- Dr. John Ogrodniczuk – Professor, UBC Medicine
- Dr. Paul Gross- Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Medicine
- Alistair Gordon – Masters student, UBC Counselling Psychology
- Tim Laidler – UBC alumni, Director, Veterans Transition Network
- Dr. Gen Creighton – Post-doctoral fellow, UBC Medicine
- Douglas Todd – Journalist, Vancouver Sun
A Thrive 2014 Event – Part 3 of Healthy UBC’s Fall Stress-Busting series with Dr. Thara Vayali. Depending on the stressor, the person and the situation, the way we dissipate our stress varies. Learn the healthy and not-so-healthy ways to manage stressors as they arise, and leave with three simple at home lifestyle & work style changes that can help you streamline your stressors. For more information or to register, click here.
A Thrive 2014 Event – This year, to celebrate Thrive, we will be hosting our second annual ‘mega’ Zumba class with UBC Rec to wrap up the week of activities. Join us to have fun and get a bit of exercise while spending time with friends and colleagues. Please wear comfortable clothing. Wear yellow to support Thrive! Free healthy snacks will be provided. For more information or to register, click here.
A Thrive 2014 Event – Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Pat Solitano has lost everything – his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he’ll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them. (There will be with FREE POPCORN provided by the Lazy Gourmet) For more information, or to register, click here.
UBC Ergonomics strives to have an Office Ergonomics Representative for each department. We provide the training (one three-hour session) and material required for reps to promote, educate and ensure musculoskeletal health for employees in their departments. Office Ergo Reps are trained by the Ergonomics Coordinator in simple computer workstation set-up, how to notice signs and symptoms of injuries from poor ergonomic set-up, and to control strategies to reduce or prevent symptoms. Session will be held on the sixth floor of TEF3 (6190 Agronomy Rd). . Register online for this session.
Join Bonnie McCoy from the UBC Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic in a Breast Cancer Prevention Education Session to learn how to prevent breast cancer. This interactive session will provide evidence-based information to help participants understand how to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer through lifestyle changes. For more information or to register, click here.
UBC Ergonomics offers free computer workstation set-up tutorials on the last Thursday of every month. These one-hour tutorials combine a presentation with 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 .
Join Breast Cancer Prevention Lifestyle Counselor, Bonnie McCoy, in this Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment session with information about how to modify and decrease breast cancer risk via lifestyle changes. For more information or to register, click here.
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. Attendees must complete both sessions to qualify for course completion. 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 Wednesdays. Monday’s group meets out front of the UBC Bookstore at 12:10 p.m., while Wednesday’s group meets at 12:10 p.m. outside the TEF3 building on Agronomy Road – location here. All abilities welcome. For more information, or to register, click here.