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 Staff & Faculty Sports Day, CAMMPUS, Group Fitness Classes, Dr. Thara Vayali’s Debunking Diet Series, Ergonomics, Communications Lecture, and plenty more!
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 Melissa’s 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.
Debunking Diet Series Part 3: Nutrition vs. Nourishment – Apr. 14, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Join us for Part 3 of Healthy UBC’s Diet Health series with Dr. Thara Vayali. Superfoods are everywhere. Eat this, for that… But how much? For how long? To what end? Find out the components of nourishment, and learn the merits of 10 superfoods. Join us to learn three tools that will help you shift from counting calories and nutrients, into feeling nourished and making the most out of your food choices. For more information and to register, click here.
Zumba Class – Apr. 20, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind dance/fitness program. Achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in an exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate. All UBC staff & faculty are welcome to register and attend this free Zumba class. For more information and to register, click here.
Ergo Your Office – Apr. 27, 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.
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 15, 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.
Are You Heart Healthy? Say yes with CAMMPUS: sign up for a free assessment – Available until May 31, 2016
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. The deadline to receive a free cardiovascular assessment has been extended until May 31, 2016. Be sure to book before the deadline!
Participating in CAMMPUS is your chance to make long-lasting changes to your health and is available at no cost to you. You can 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.