UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of FREE activities and events coming up in July. Sign up today for topics including a four-week Learn to Meditate course, a three-part Summer Career Series, Getting to Know Lynda.com, Ergo Your Office training, and more!
Learn to Meditate –July 13, 20, 27, Aug 10, 2015 @ 12-1pm – ($35/person)
This four-session series 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.
Healthy UBC Summer Career Series- July 16 & August 20, 2015 @12-1pm
Join UBC’s Career Navigation & Transition Consultant Pooja Khandelwal in the final two sessions of 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 click here.
Office Ergo Rep Training: July 21, 2015 @ 1-4pm
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.
Ergo Your Workspace – July 29, 2015 @12-1pm
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.
Getting to Know Lynda.com – August 19, 2015 @ 12-1pm (Location: Diamond Health Care Centre)
Are you interested in learning Photoshop, how to edit a video with iMovie; or are you simply interested in creating professional presentations? UBC employees have FREE access to lynda.com, a leading online learning resource that helps anyone learn software, technology; and creative and workplace business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Join Stephanie Thorpe and Cathy Faulconer from UBC Human Resources in this workshop and discover how lynda.com’s features and online tutorials can support your ongoing learning goals. For more information click here.