Sit-Stand Desks & Platforms | February 13 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This workshop will provide important information about different types of sit-stand desks and platforms available for the workplace. Understanding the pros and cons of each will assist departments, staff and faculty in deciding which option may be most suitable. Product samples will be available for participants to try in order to understand how the different models impact physical positioning and workflow. Find out more and register now.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial | February 13 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. This one-hour tutorial combines a presentation with 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.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) | February 20 and 21 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
UBC Okanagan is hosting a free, two-day workshop on suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop. Note: You must attend both days in full to get the certificate of completion. To register, please email Sam Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15.
Beginner Boot Camp | February 21 | 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
This bootcamp is designed to guide you through a variety of core, stability, and functional strength training for a safe and effective workout. Suitable for both beginner and experienced bootcampers. Find out more and register now.
The Working Mind – Mental Health Training for Employees | February 25 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Working Mind is a Mental Health Commission of Canada, evidence-based, solution-focused workplace training program aimed at increasing mental health literacy for employees. Designed to address and promote mental health in a workplace setting, participants will enhance their awareness to reduce stigma and negative attitudes around mental health challenges. Employees will acquire a better understanding of mental health and wellbeing, be able to promote mental health in the workplace, and enhance personal mental health and resilience. Find out more and register now.
50/50 Yoga Pilates Class | February 26 | 1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
This class presents a cutting-edge Pilates workout designed to sculpt the body and strengthen the core. A 50/50 Yoga Pilates class is a unique combination of 50% standing Pilates work, which integrates Pilates principles into lower-body work, and 50% yoga mat work to strengthen the core with complementary exercises. Find out more and register now.
Office Ergo Rep Training | February 26 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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 about basic ergonomic risk factors and assessments, proper computer workstation set-up, and resources to take back to your unit. Find out more and register now.
30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge | Begins Every Monday
This free, innovative, evidence-based training is for all UBC staff and faculty looking to incorporate mindfulness into the workplace and in their everyday lives. Content is delivered online via any device, and focuses on simple yet powerful and achievable learning objectives. After just 10 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days, participants will be healthier, more productive and better able to problem-solve and work in a team. Learn more and register for the challenge now.
Community Health News
2019 UBC President’s Staff Awards for Wellbeing
Open to all staff on the Vancouver campus with three or more years of service, the President’s Staff Award for Wellbeing recognizes outstanding contributions to the university community, especially the important role staff play in promoting workplace health. Consider nominating a colleague or team. Deadline for nominations is March 15.
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