July and August were awesome, September was vibrant, October was autumnal and now we’re onto November. With its drizzly rain, cold weather, and short, darker days, sometimes it seems like November is the cruelest month, or at least the most disliked. But although summer days are now long past, there are plenty of reasons to love November! Here are eight of them:
Daylight Saving Time Ends – Nov 1 2015
November brings an end to Day Light Saving, which means that we all get an extra hour of sleep! Can anyone argue with that?
That’s not a moustache, that’s a mous-take!
Movember, the month formerly known as November, is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health. Each year, brave and selfless individuals from around the world come together as one and stand side by side, united in a commitment to fine moustachery and to changing the face of men’s health. Click here to get involved!
Fuzzy Socks and Warm sweaters
November is cold enough to wear all your favorite warm clothing. Bury yourself in knit sweaters and stock up on fuzzy socks and scarves – or knit them yourself! Did you know that UBC has a knitting and sewing club?
Thrive is here!
Thrive is a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for UBC students, faculty, and staff. Thrive is also a mindset. We all have mental health, and we can each strengthen our mental health by learning about it, thinking about it, talking about it, and discovering new skills and resources to help us Thrive all year long. For more information, visit thrive.ubc.ca
Cold Crisp Mornings
Stanley Park glazed with frost, hedgerows draped in rose hips hanging motionless in the breathless early morning light; and glistening spiders webs woven throughout the Pacific Spirit Park. Get outside and love this beautiful month! Click here for a list of active walking groups and walking related activities at UBC’s Point Grey Campus. All groups and activities welcome newcomers and participants of all abilities.
November means the start of ice skating season! Did you know UBC Recreation’s ice based programs include hockey and skating lessons for youth and adults? They also offer drop-in sessions of public skating, figure skating, hockey, and stick & puck. Their dynamic range of hockey and skating programming can accommodate people of all ages and skill levels. Whether it’s your first time on the ice, or you’re looking to refresh your hockey skills, they have a program for you! Click here for more information.
October means pumpkin-flavored everything, but November means the “winter flavors” come out! It seems like everywhere you go is tempting your taste buds with peppermint, cinnamon, or gingerbread-flavored coffee, tea, cookies, cereal, and, well, everything! Click here for a list of winter hot drinks to make at home!
New Professional D Offerings
The Winter 2015/2016 catalogue of Professional Development workshops is available and registration is now open. Offerings include: Practical Project Management, Customer Service Excellence, Moving from Peer to Leader, and much more. To view the catalogue of offerings, or for information on funding opportunities, click here
Need more reasons to love November?
Join us for Thriving in the Workplace – The Importance of Mental Health to Overall Wellbeing and Academic and Professional Success: Nov. 18, 2015, 12-1pm
Join Emily Rugel, a PhD candidate and research fellow in the School of Population and Public Health, as she highlights some of the most interesting findings from her field of study (the association between health and place); discuss the importance of mental health to overall well-being and academic and professional success; and describe ways busy people can integrate nature into their day, both at work and at home. For more information or to register for this free session, click here.