Creating Balance in Your Life – Feb. 10, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: VGH/DHCC)
This session will help you explore how your current choices impact your work-life satisfaction and help you develop strategies to achieve a greater balance in life. Gain a better understanding of what balance means, recognize what you can and cannot control, and identify priorities in your life. For more information and to register, click here.
Debunking Diet Series – Part 1: The Toxin Myth – Feb. 11, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
The terms “toxin” and “detox” are commonly used in natural health and wellbeing lingo. Find out what it all really means, and understand the body’s actual detoxification mechanisms. Learn what to look for in a safe “detox” plan and leave with three valid and useful diet and lifestyle changes that help you step into a cleaner, clearer new year. For more information and to register, click here.
Office Ergo Rep Training – Feb. 16, 2016 @ 1-4pm (Location: Point Grey)
If your department is looking for more efficient response and support in regards to ergonomic issues for staff, consider taking the three-hour Ergo Rep Training. Learn basic ergonomic risk factors and assessments, proper computer workstation set-up, and resources to take back to your unit. For more information and to register, click here.
Are you Heart Healthy? Say Yes with CAMMPUS and Sign Up for A Free Assessment or Attend an Information Session – Feb. 23, 2016 @ 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 (located at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vancouver campus) to help you find out your current level of heart health (and cardiovascular disease risk) and take steps to keep this risk as low as possible.
Participating in CAMMPUS is your chance to make long-lasting changes to your health and is available at no cost to you. For more information and to register, click here.
You can also book an appointment for a free cardiovascular assessment by contacting the UBC Pharmacists Clinic at (604) 827-2584 or by secure email: https://medinetmail.ca/cgi-bin/pharmclinic/pc_signup.cgi?appttype=CU. You do not need to attend an information session in order to book an assessment.
Ergo Your Office – Feb. 24, 2016 @ 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. For more information and to register, click here.
Power Vinyasa Yoga – Feb. 24, 2016 @ 11am-12pm (Location: Point Grey)
This intense workout is based on traditional yoga postures. Participants will enjoy a challenging workout while practicing a continuous flow of postures to create internal heat and develop strength and concentration. All UBC staff & faculty are welcome to register and attend this free Power Vinyasa Yoga class. For more information and to register, click here.
Debunking Diet Series Part 2: Salt, Sugar, Fat – Mar. 10, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Every diet since the industrial age has demonized or glorified one nutrient over another. Join a discussion on diet trends throughout the ages, and what elements of these diets work (or don’t). Develop an understanding of the macronutrient balance required for a healthy body, so that you can better evaluate new diets. Leave with three dietary shifts you can make to find balance. For more information and to register, click here.