Our Healthy UBC team had a very eventful few months to kick off the start of the year. Check out some of our Out and About photos below!
Suicide Awareness Day 2016
What a successful day! With the help of staff, faculty, student volunteers, we were able to hand out over 3,000 Suicide Awareness pens and resource cards in addition to hosting two QPR Suicide Prevention workshops. We truly are making progress in creating a caring campus by increasing awareness and decreasing stigma around suicide.
Travelling Health Fair 2016
If you thought you saw us out and about more often this past month, you are probably right! We hosted our annual staff and faculty Health Fair in six different locations, including Childcare Services and the Diamond Health Care Centre. Once again we partnered with the knowledgeable staff and clinicians from the UBC Pharmacists Clinic to provide free lung health screenings to over 250 people.
Not only are we helping to promote the 10th Annual UBC Walkabout program but we are participating in it. Meet our team-the Skywalkers! We are just past the halfway mark, so keep up the hard work and the friendly competition.
UBC Wins Mental Health in the Workplace Award
We were so honoured to accept the 2016 CM Hincks national award for outstanding workplace mental health programming from the Canadian Mental Health Association. It would not be possible without the amazing support from colleagues like you. Read more here.
New Staff Orientation
We helped welcome 55 new staff to UBC at the most recent orientation in February, and teamed up with our benefits colleagues to make we started them off right!
We hosted information sessions over Reading Week for the 10th Annual Sauder Health and Safety Day and the 2016 UBC Advising Conference.
See you around!
-Melissa and Miranda
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