UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of FREE activities and events coming up in May. Sign up today for topics including Naturopathic Cleanse, Manage Your Money, Ergo Your Office training, and more. Look out for upcoming sessions being offered through the summer as well!
Join Dr. Thara Vayali, Naturopathic Doctor, Yoga Teacher, UBC alumnus, and Healthy UBC Newsletter contributor, to kickstart your cleanse in this three-part workshop series this May. In this series, mindfulness, eating and movement goals, supported with health education, discussion and community will support you to become empowered, inspired and informed. Cost: $10 (Payable by Cash, JV to KPGK or by cheque to UBC Human Resources). Spaces are limited. Click here to register and for more information.
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 UBC Ergonomics Advisor Abigail Overduin 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. For more information or 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 saying “failing to plan is planning to fail” does apply to personal finances. Join money coach Melanie Buffel 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.
The Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge is a fun and inclusive way to encourage staff & faculty to take the stairs. Stair climbing is a great way to boost cardiovascular health, build muscle and strengthen the core – and the best part about it? It’s FREE! Click here for more information
Pension plans are complex. This informative workshop is designed for both new and current members of the UBC Staff Pension Plan, and will answer any questions you may have regarding your pension benefits and how they work. You will also learn how the UBC Pensions Administration Office can help you with your financial and retirement planning. For more information and to register click here.
Join UBC Ergonomics Advisor Abigail Overduin in this one-hour tutorial combining a presentation and a practical session giving you the skills to optimize your office environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. For more information, or to register, click here.
Upcoming Healthy UBC Workshops-Summer 2015
Take this opportunity to meet our new EFAP provider and learn about how to access the new range of services for UBC staff and their enrolled dependents. Find out about:
- new ways to access counselling services
- new Naturopathic, Elder care and Legal Advisory services
- the extensive new Family Support programming available to you.
Shepell will be available to answer any questions you may have. For more information, or to register, click here.
Join UBC’s Career Navigation & Transition Consultant Pooja Khandelwal in this three-part series to help UBC employees navigate possible career opportunities and create a personalized career development plan. These sessions will provide you with access to thought-provoking questions, links to resources, tools, and web sites within UBC that may support you in your career planning process. For more information, or to register, click here
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.
Whether caring for aging parents in the home, or managing elder care plans from a distance, most of us don’t know where to go for reliable answers. Join Home-to Home, seniors advisory and assistance business based in Vancouver, in this one-hour session to learn how to develop an elder care roadmap to plan for your parents’ housing and care needs as they age, and much more. For more information or to register, click here.
This four-session course is designed for both beginners and experienced practitioners of mindfulness meditation. It will introduce participants to the basic concepts of meditation and mindfulness techniques and is specifically tuned to the working environment. Sessions will include instruction, discussion, guided meditation and visualization in a non-religious context. Participants will be provided with handouts, homework practice, and follow up emails and access to downloadable recordings. Cost: $35, payable by cash, JV to KPGK, or by cheque to UBC Human Resources. Payment must be received before registration is confirmed) Click here for more information.