Sit-Stand Desks & Platforms – June 12, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Learn about the different types of sit-stand desks and platforms available. Understanding the pros and cons of each will help departments, staff and faculty decide which option is most suitable. Product samples will be available for participants to try out – experiencing first-hand how the different models impact positioning and workflow. Find out more and register now.
Understanding Your Travel Benefits – June 20, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey & DHCC)
Planning a vacation in Canada or abroad? This information session will be useful for anyone wanting to know more about UBC’s travel benefits and how to be prepared in a medical emergency. Join UBC Benefits Specialist Stephanie Mah for a one-hour session to deepen your understanding of your travel benefits and ensure that your well-earned vacation is as stress-free as possible. Find out more and register now.
Self-Care 101 – June 22, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
This session will focus on increasing mental health literacy through self-care. You will learn about the body’s stress response and how to identify these responses in yourself, assess your stress levels, explore the meaning of personal self-care, and discover the many resources available for UBC staff and faculty. Find out more and register now.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial – June 28, 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 July…
Learn to Meditate Series | July 12, 19 and 26; 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
The three-part Learn to Meditate series is back by popular demand this summer! Wendy Quan will introduce you to the basic concepts of meditation and mindfulness techniques. This three-session course, tuned for the working environment, is designed for those both new and experienced in the world of mindfulness meditation.
For only $35, you can learn to cultivate personal resilience, discover techniques to reduce and manage stress and gain confidence to practice meditation and mindfulness. Sessions will take place in the TEF 3 building from 12:00–1:00 p.m. on July 12, 19 and 25. Find out more and register now.
Outdoor Explore Boot Camp – July 13, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
This boot camp will show you simple exercises and movements you can do to increase your cardio, core strength, flexibility and overall wellbeing. Find out more and register now.
Understanding Mental Health Challenges – July 27, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Understanding mental health challenges can be difficult and knowing how to interact with someone who might be in a mental health crisis can be even more challenging. The goal of this session is to increase mental health literacy while providing tools and skills to respond effectively in a caring and respectful way. Participants will learn skills and knowledge to help better manage mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Find out more and register now.