Creating Balance in Your Life | January 16 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Location: Robson Square)
In today’s environment of competing demands, relentless commitments and a consistent feeling there’s a shortage of time, balance does not often seem to come easily or naturally. Join us for a session that aims 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.
Sit-Stand Desks & Platforms | January 18 | 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (Location: Point Grey)
This workshop will provide important information about different types of sit-stand desks and platforms available on the market. Understanding the pros and cons of each will assist departments, staff and faculty in deciding which option is most suitable. Product samples will be available for participants to try out in order to get an idea of how the different models impact positioning and workflow. Find out more and register now.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial | January 24 | 12:00 p.m. – 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.
Parenting Tips: How to Talk to Your Kids about Sexual Health | January 25 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
The prospect of talking to your children about sex and sexual health can be a difficult one,but these conversations do not need to be feared or avoided. Why not arm yourself with knowledge, age-appropriate information and fantastic resources? Learn how to speak to your children about comprehensive body science and sexual health information. You will also take away a helpful formula for answering questions and discover some fantastic resources for both parents and children of any age. Help provide your children with the tools to keep themselves safe and to make healthy and informed decisions. Find out more and register now.
UBC Suicide Awareness Day | January 31 (Location: all UBC campuses)
Wednesday, January 31 marks UBC’s 8th annual Suicide Awareness Day. Suicide Awareness Day is held to raise awareness of suicide prevention by educating UBC students, staff and faculty on the resources available. Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires everyone’s help. Show your support on the day and every day. Visit the UBC Suicide Awareness Day website for more info, including how to request free Suicide Awareness Day stickers for your group, department or faculty.
Coming in February 2018:
QPR Suicide Prevention Training | February 6 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 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 designed to save lives, much like CPR or other methods of emergency medical intervention. Learn to recognize suicide warning signs, how to 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.
Travelling Health Fair | February 13 – 23 (Location: Point Grey)
The much-anticipated Travelling Health Fair is coming up February 13-23! The fair is open to all UBC staff and faculty. This year, we are focusing on heart health, so sign up to get assessed and learn how to maintain heart health and prevent heart disease.
Registration is now open. Visit the Travelling Health Fair page to reserve your appointment, check out the available dates and times, and find more information.
30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge | Starting February 19 (Location: Online)
Learn the core skills of mindfulness through evidence-based online training. The 30-Day Challenge teaches mindfulness-in-action for everyday life, takes less than 10 minutes a day, and is now free for UBC staff and faculty at both Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Learn more and register now.
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