Stress & Resilience Three-Part Series
Join Dr. Thara Vayali in a three-part Stress & Resilience Series to explore the stress response, recognize your stress levels, build resilience, and discover the connection between empathy and stress. Click on the links below for workshop descriptions. Sign up for one event or register for the whole series.
- Part 1: Bounding Forward | September 19 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Find out more and register now.
- Part 2: Empathy & Stress | October 10 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Find out more and register now.
- Part 3: The Stress Inventory | October 24 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Find out more and register now.
The Working Mind: Workplace Mental Health Training
Established by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Working Mind is an evidence-based training program designed to address and promote mental health, and to reduce stigma in a workplace setting. It includes scenario-based practical applications, videos of people with lived experience of mental illness, participant reference guides, and related handouts. The program is available in two versions: one for employees and one for managers. Click on the links below for workshop descriptions.
- For Faculty & Staff | September 23 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Find out more and register.
- For Managers | October 8 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Find out more and register.
Partner Information Session: Thrive and Not Myself Today | September 25 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thrive is an annual mental health literacy campaign that offers UBC students, staff and faculty opportunities to explore pathways to mental health and find strategies that will help them thrive. As part of Thrive 2019, departments, units and faculties are also invited to participate in Not Myself Today (NMT), an evidence-informed workplace mental health initiative that helps to build greater awareness, reduce stigma and foster safe and supportive cultures.
This session will give you all the information you need to host a successful Thrive event or to champion the NMT initiative in your workplace. You’ll meet other partners and get lots of ideas and inspiration! Register for the partner information session now.
QPR Suicide Intervention Training | October 15 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
QPR Suicide Intervention Training is an internationally-recognized suicide intervention program designed to help you question, persuade and refer. This free QPR Training offered by UBC for students, staff and faculty will help you 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. Find out more and register now.
Sit-Stand Desks & Platforms | October 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 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.
Office Ergo Rep Training | October 24 | 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 this 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.
Ergo Chair Fit | Available Every Month
The UBC Workplace Ergonomics Program has equipment available for testing, including chairs. If you are looking to purchase a new chair and want to test out some options, book an appointment with the ergo team to learn more, including how to adjust the chairs properly and purchasing options. (Note: A chair fit session does not necessarily mean that your department will purchase a new chair for you. Please talk to your manager before booking a chair fit session.) Learn more and register for a session 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.
Community News: September 2019
New Weekly Walks organized by UBC Recreation | Starts September 11
Join the Move U Crew every Wednesday at noon for a free 45-minute guided walk starting September 11, 2019. It’s a great way to recharge midday and refocus for the afternoon. Look for our Move U Crew in their turquoise t-shirts! Check the schedule for a full year of walks to enjoy.
Current Meet-up Location: TEF 3, Outside Starbucks on Agronomy & East Mall
Attend UBC’s Annual Harvest Feastival | September 26
September 26 will mark the sixth annual Harvest Feastival: UBC’s biggest outdoor long table dinner featuring fresh food from UBC Farm. Spend a cozy fall evening surrounded by students, faculty, staff and friends. Don’t miss the early opening before dinner, where you can find an exclusive Dueling Pianos set and cash bar. Also, keep your after-dinner schedule clear so you can take in the amazing shows and exhibits planned at UBC’s world-class Arts & Culture District. To see the menu and entertainment line-up or to purchase your tickets (or table) today, click here.
Orange Shirt Day: every child matters| September 30
This is an annual day to recognize and raise awareness about the residential school system in Canada. Join together in the spirit of reconciliation and honour the experiences of Indigenous Peoples. Learn more.
Invitation: Pharmacist-led Migraine Group Appointments
The UBC Pharmacists Clinic (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences) is leading a study that surveys and evaluates the experiences of people living with migraine. Open to UBC staff, faculty and their families, the study consists of three in-person pharmacist-led evening sessions that will take place at the UBC Vancouver campus on October 23, 2019, November 27, 2019 and January 29, 2020. If you are interested in learning more about the causes, treatment options and management of migraines, please contact the research coordinator Anita Kapanen by October 9. Learn more.