UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of free activities and events coming your way this spring. Sign up today for programs including CAMMPUS, Group Fitness Classes, Dr. Thara Vayali’s Debunking Diet Series, Ergonomics, Mindfulness@Work, Self-Care Workshops, Communications Lecture, and plenty more!
Living Well With Stress – Mar. 8, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Workplace stress can be triggered by many sources: heavy workloads with tight timelines, layoffs or restructurings, or difficult co-workers. When combined with our pressures and responsibilities outside of work, it is no wonder that many of us experience high levels of stress in daily routines. Left unaddressed, stress can lead to absenteeism and has the potential to turn into a major mental or physical health concern. This session will teach participants how to effectively manage stress for optimal health, wellbeing, and workplace productivity. 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 work). 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, click here. The session is currently full; email Melissa.email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.
Healthy Workplace Initiatives Funding Applications: Registration now open
UBC’s favourite staff and faculty healthy activity funding program is back! The Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP) is a fund available to UBC departments and units in both Vancouver and the Okanagan campus to support grass-roots activities that promote wellbeing in the workplace.
The program provides start-up funds and support for health related, sustainable initiatives. Apply today to bring healthy activities and initiatives into your department. Applications close on April 22, 2016.
Staff and Faculty Sports Day: Registration open
Sports Day returns on May 6, 2016! This free event is designed for staff and faculty to build teamwork and celebrate the end of the school year. With your team of 4-6 people, you will take part in four physical or intellectual challenges and enjoy a free lunch! Find out what’s new this year, and register now.
Mindfulness@Work 2016 – Orientation & Registration Sessions
Mar. 16 & Mar. 31, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
This orientation session is an opportunity to learn more about the Mindfulness@Work Six-Week Program and have an opportunity to register for the programs beginning in April 2016. Mindfulness@Work is an educational program modelling off Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Mindfulness@Work specifically focuses on integrating the practice of mindfulness in the workplace to promote effectiveness, teamwork, and communication. For more information and to register, click here.
Getting a Restful Sleep – Mar. 15, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Sleep is critical to ensure maximum productivity. It increases your ability to concentrate and focus, allows you to approach challenges with a more positive attitude, and can have positive effects on your memory and health. In this session, participants will learn about circadian rhythms and the impact that disrupting these key biological processes can have on their day-to-day activities and work. This session will also describe sleep’s vital role in maintaining health along with valuable and practical tips and strategies that participants can apply to get quality, restful sleep and stay alert. 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 – Mar. 22, 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 to help you find out your current level of heart health and take steps to keep this risk as low as possible. The deadline to receive a free cardiovascular assessment has been extended until May 31, 2016. Be sure to book before the deadline! To learn more, please join us for this short presentation and discussion. For more information and to register, click here.
50/50 Pilates Yoga – Mar. 23, 2016 @ 11am-12pm (Location: Point Grey)
50/50 Yoga Pilates presents a cutting-edge Pilates workout that is designed to sculpt the body and strengthen the core. A 50/50 Yoga Pilates class consists of 50% standing Pilates work, which integrates Pilates principles into lower-body work, and 50% yoga mat work to strengthen the core with complementary exercises. Discover the unique combination of Pilates and yoga sequences to help sculpt, strengthen and stretch the body.
All UBC staff & faculty are welcome to register and attend this free 50/50 Yoga Pilates class. For more information and to register, click here.
Making Time Work for You – Mar. 30, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Most of us are often under some kind of pressure to produce results; however, it may feel as though the day is not long enough to be able to meet all of our commitments and deadlines. This session will teach you that you cannot control time but can control your actions and priorities. By understanding and applying the principles of personal management around time, you’ll be able to transform an overwhelming day into a productive and satisfying one. For more information and to register, click here.
Ergo Your Office – Mar. 30, 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.
Communication through the Senses – Apr. 12, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Learn how changing communication can shift the world around you. Presented by Melissa Ruckmick, Communications Specialist and Professional Speaker, participants will learn how her fascinating and current research can connect you to your senses through higher levels of communication. Find out how your internal dialogue can shift to become more positive, offering new perspectives and insights about the world around you. For more information and to register, click here.