UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of free activities and events coming your way this fall. Sign up today for topics including Ergo Your Office, Digestive Health, Career Navigation, Thrive Workshops, and plenty more!
Bacteria & Bowels-Digestive Health Series, Part 2: Oct. 29, 2015 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Part 2 of Healthy UBC’s Fall Digestive Health Series with Dr. Thara Vayali. In this session, attendees will learn the real deal behind bacterial balance, what probiotics can do (and can’t do) and whether probiotics are appropriate for you. Leave with four easy food ideas that promote bacterial health to incorporate into your diet over the next four weeks. Click here for more information.
Course is currently full. Email Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
Thrive 2015: Seasonal Stress – Nov. 2, 2015 @ 1:15-2:15pm (Location: Robson Square)
This workshop is being offered as part of Thrive at Robson Square. This workshop will explore ways to stay energized and mentally healthy during stressful times. Participants will learn about seasonal changes on physiology and the human response and how to practice gentle stress-relieving mental and physical exercises to improve their energy and outlook. Click here for more information and to register.
Thrive 2015: Lighten Up Your Day – Nov. 3, 2015 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
This workshop is being offered as part of Thrive. This lunch and learn will highlight the benefits of adding humour into your life and discuss appropriate ways of incorporating it into the workplace. By the end of the session, participants will be able to: understand their sense of humour, recognize the physical and psychological benefits of humour, and develop techniques to professionally communicate using humour. Click here for more information and to register.
Thrive 2015: Healthy UBC Career Navigation Series: Part 2 & 3– Nov. 5 and Dec. 3, 2015 @ 12-1pm (Location: Diamond Health Care Centre)
Join UBC’s Career Navigation & Transition Consultant Pooja Khandelwal in the second and third sessions of this three-part series to help UBC employees navigate possible career opportunities and create a personalized career development plan. Register for Session 2 and Register for Session 3.
Are you Heart Healthy? Say Yes with CAMMPUS and Sign Up for A Free Assessment or Attend an Information Session
Information Sessions: Nov. 12, 2015 @ 12:15-1pm (Location: DHCC/VGH) & Dec. 1, 2015 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
UBC Health, Wellbeing and Benefits in the Department of Human Resources, in collaboration with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, invite UBC faculty and staff extended health plan members to participate in a unique project called CAMMPUS (Cardiovascular Assessment and Medication Management by Pharmacists at the UBC Site). CAMMPUS features confidential, expertly guided services provided by the UBC Pharmacists Clinic to help you find out your current level of heart health and take steps to keep this risk as low as possible.
To learn more about CAMMPUS, please join us for this short presentation and discussion. Click here for more information and to register to the information sessions.
Feelings & Fibre-Digestive Health Series, Part 3: Nov. 19, 2015 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Part 3 of Healthy UBC’s Fall Digestive Health Series with Dr. Thara Vayali. Learn the reasons behind how mood, food and digestion can affect each other, and how different types of fibre can assist with full-body health, with four simple diet and lifestyle ideas to achieve a blissful belly. Click here for more information. Course is currently full. Email Melissa.email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.
Mental Health First Aid Training – Nov. 25-26 2015 @ 9am – 4:30pm (Location: Point Grey)
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. Gain the skills to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health problems, provide initial support and be prepared to guide a person towards appropriate assistance.
Please note: This training is 12 hours in length to be completed in two sessions over a two-day period. If you are not able to attend both sessions, you will not be eligible for the course completion certificate.
Ergo Your Office: Nov. 25, 2015 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. This one-hour tutorial combines a presentation and a practical session, giving you hands-on experience adjusting typical office equipment.
By the end of the tutorial you will know how to set up your chair, keyboard/mouse and monitor to promote neutral working postures. Click here for more information and to register.
Stay tuned for 2016 offerings…