We held our second annual 4 week Learn to Meditate Program with Wendy Quan; we began our very first 3 week Healthy UBC Summer Career Series with Pooja Khandelwal; we welcomed over 80 attendees at our Know Before you Go: Travel Benefits at UBC presentation with Stephanie Mah!
By far, however our biggest achievement was something we have been working towards for quite some time – a Healthy UBC Community of Practice for UBCs Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and Diamond Health Care Centre (DHCC) sites.
With a large portion of UBC staff and faculty working out of these satellite locations, and a historical gap in ongoing localized programming, we held a town hall type ‘Health Discussion’ on June 17 from 11.30-1pm to listen and to offer a forum for thoughts, ideas and suggestions for how we can work to ensure that our programs reach our off-site colleagues. It was fantastic!
The engagement, support and proactive atmosphere was eye opening, and the flow of ideas was exciting. This initial meeting has led to the development of an online forum through Basecamp, a leading web-based project management and collaboration tool, called DHCC & VGH Staff and Faculty Health Happenings. As it stands we currently have 36 members engaging on a daily basis – and we have scheduled the following workshops as a result:
- Launch into Lynda – Aug 19 2015
- Learn to Meditate – Orientation & Registration – Sept 17 2015
- HealthyUBC Career Navigation Series Part 1 – Sept 23 2015
- Healthy UBC Career Navigation Series Part 2 – Nov 5 2015
- Healthy UBC Career Navigation Series Part 3 – Dec 3 2015
Let’s keep the Momentum Going!
Are you located in the Diamond Health Care Centre, VGH or the surrounding areas? Want to get involved in DHCC & VGH Staff and Faculty Health Happenings? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.