Debunking the Diet Series with Dr. Thara Vayali (Location: Point Grey)
Part 3: Nutrition vs. Nourishment – Apr. 5, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Superfoods are everywhere. Eat this, for that. How much? How long? For what end? Find out the components of nourishment, and learn the merits of 10 superfoods. Join us to learn about three tools that will help you shift from counting calories and nutrients to feeling nourished and making the most of your food choices. Find out more and register now.
Mindfulness@Work Program – Apr. 10 – May 15 (Location: Point Grey)
Mindfulness@Work is a six-week, in-person, evidence-based training program that focuses on integrating the practice of mindfulness in the workplace to promote effectiveness, teamwork and communication. This training has been shown to reduce stress and improve physical and mental health and overall wellbeing.
You can expect:
- Expert-led and evidence-based programming and classes
- A half-day weekend retreat and homework including a 10-minute daily meditation
- A supportive small group setting
- Practical learnings and interactive practices
- A $100 registration fee (eligible for PD funding)
Debt Freedom & Finances – Apr. 12, 12:00–1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Creating a plan to manage your money is a sound way to achieve the goals you want in life, whether it be a house, travel, education or retirement. Sometimes, this comes as a cost and results in financial debt. Join Money Coach, Melanie Buffel, to gain power over your money. You will learn how to pay down your consumer debt quicker than you thought possible, manage and control finances and build good habits. Find out more and register now.
Office Ergo Rep Training – Apr. 18, 1:00–4:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
If your department is looking for more efficient response and support with regards to ergonomic issues for staff, consider taking the three-hour Ergo Rep Training. Learn basic ergonomic risk factors and assessments, proper computer workstation setup, and about resources to take back to your unit. Find out more and register now.
Sit-Stand Desks & Platforms – Apr. 20, 10:00–11:00 a.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Learn about the different types of sit-stand desks and platforms available on the market. Understanding the pros and cons of each option will help departments, staff and faculty decide which option is most suitable. Find out more and register now.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial – Apr. 26, 12:00–1:00 p.m. (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. Find out more and register now.
Coming up in May…
Mental Health First Aid Training (for Faculty) – May 2 & 3, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Mental Health First Aid, a two-day in-person workshop, aims to improve mental health literacy by providing participants with the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, be able to provide initial support to a person who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a crisis, and be prepared to guide a person towards professional help. Find out more and register now.
Creating Balance in Your Life – May 3, 12:00–1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
In today’s environment of competing demands, relentless commitments and a consistent feeling of a shortage of time, balance often does not come easily or naturally. Join us for a session to help you explore how your current choices impact work-life satisfaction and develop strategies to achieve a greater balance in life by identifying your priorities and the things you may not be able to control. Find out more and register now.
QPR Suicide Prevention Training (for Faculty) – May 4, 3:00–5:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
QPR Training is an internationally recognized suicide prevention program designed to help you question, persuade and refer. QPR acts as an emergency mental health intervention that is designed to save lives – much like CPR or other methods of emergency medical intervention. Learn to recognize suicide warning signs, approach someone who may be at risk, persuade the person to seek appropriate health services and connect the person to resources that will help resolve crises. Suicide is preventable. Find out more and register now.
Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge – May 15 – June 9 (Location: Point Grey)
The Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge is a fun and inclusive way to encourage staff and faculty to take the stairs. Stair climbing is a great way to boost cardiovascular health, build muscle and strengthen the core. All abilities are welcome to participate. Click here to find out more, registration opens April 13.
Parenting Tips: How to Talk to Your Kids about Sexual Health – May 17, 12:00–1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Parents of children pre-school age and up will learn how to speak with your children about body science and sexual health, and get answers to many of the questions that children can ask about this sometimes awkward subject.
Join UBC HR’s very own Health Promotion Coordinator Miranda Massie, a Certified Sexual Health Educator, and arm yourself with knowledge, age-appropriate information and fantastic resources! Find out more and register now.