UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of free activities and events coming your way this summer. Sign up today for programs including Breast Cancer Prevention, Understanding your Travel Benefits, CAMMPUS, Healthy Eating, Office Stretches & Workouts and plenty more!
Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Management Workshop – June 14, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
This interactive educational session will provide participants with the latest research evidence regarding ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer through lifestyle modifications pertaining to alcohol intake, physical activity, nutrition, weight management, exposures, as well as myths and misconceptions in this area.
The facilitator of the session is Bonnie McCoy, a Clinic Evaluation Assistant and Lifestyle Counsellor for the Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic. All staff and faculty are welcome to attend.
Understanding Your Travel Benefits – June 21, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey & UBC Okanagan)
The summer is here and you may be preparing for vacations both at home and abroad. This information session will be useful for anyone wanting to know more about UBC’s travel benefits and be prepared in a medical emergency. Join UBC Benefits Specialist, Stephanie Mah, in this one-hour session on understanding your travel benefits and ensure that your well-earned vacation is as stress free as possible.
Are You Heart Healthy? Say Yes with CAMMPUS, and Attend an Info Session: June 22, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Join us to learn about participating in a unique project called CAMMPUS (Cardiovascular Assessment and Medication Management by Pharmacists at the UBC Site).
CAMMPUS offers UBC faculty and staff a free 30-minute assessment with a registered pharmacist (or student under pharmacist supervision) from the UBC Pharmacists Clinic. During the assessment, you will find out your current level of heart health and what steps you can take to keep your cardiovascular system healthy.
For more information and to register, click here.– Available until September 30, 2016
Healthy Eating: Strategies to Stay Motivated & Overcome Challenges – June 29, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Join Dr. Zahra Ezzat-Zadeh, Registered Dietitian and UBC Postdoctoral Fellow, to learn practical tips for overcoming common challenges and motivational tips that will keep you on the wining track to achieve your healthy eating goals.
This session will help you gain insight and strategies to set healthy eating goals and behaviours as well as ways to build motivation to maintain these habits! For more information and to register, click here.
Office Stretches & Workouts – July 5, 2016 @12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
This interactive presentation will teach you a series of stretches and strengthening exercises that can be done at the office or while travelling and does not include any equipment. This makes them easy and convenient to do to increase activity and counter the specific problems that arise from excess sitting. For more information and to register, click here.
Celiac Disease & Gluten-free Diet: Myths vs. Facts – July 7, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Are you thinking about going gluten-free? What do you think of the new gluten-free craze – is going gluten-free actually healthier for you? This workshop will focus on the myths and truths of what the gluten-free diet is and what celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are.
The facilitators of the session are Val Vaartnou, President of the Canadian Celiac Association (Vancouver Chapter) & Nicole Fetterly, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition & Wellness Manager in UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services. All staff and faculty are welcome to attend.
For more information and to register, click here.
Coming up later in July…
Learn to Meditate (three sessions) – July 11, 18, 25, 2016 (Point Grey)
Not Myself Today Information Session – July 12, 2016 (Point Grey)