Appointments Available at the Travelling Health Fair | March 12 | Diamond Health Care Centre (VGH)
The Travelling Health Fair is visiting the Diamond Health Care Centre and there are a few appointments left! The fair is open to all UBC staff and faculty. This year, we are focusing on kidney health, so sign up to get assessed and learn how to maintain your kidney health.
Visit the Travelling Health Fair page to reserve your appointment and find out more information.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial | March 13 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.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.
Sit-Stand Desks & Platforms | March 13 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 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.
Boosting Your Positive Outlook | March 14 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Focusing on the negative side of challenges or issues can greatly affect overall wellbeing and affect performance. Join us for a session that will help you understand this seemingly automatic negative thinking and learn how to tackle negative thoughts effectively and increase your positive outlook. Find out more and register now.
Creating Balance in Your Life | March 20 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In today’s environment of competing demands, relentless commitments and feelings of being short on time, balance doesn’t often 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.
Welcoming Change in Your Life | March 27 | 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Change is a natural part of life. You may be aware that a change is imminent, but are uncertain about what it will involve and how it will affect your life. Join us for a session that will address the emotional reactions involved with change and help you learn the coping skills to manage change more effectively. You will understand the different types of change, develop management strategies and learn to view change in a more positive manner. Find out more and register now.
30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge | Begins Every Tuesday
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.
Coming in April:
Office Ergo Rep Training | April 4 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 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.
Community Health News
Ongoing: Register now for UBC Camps (discounts for UBC staff and faculty)
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