Ergo Your Office Tutorial │ December 3, 2019 │3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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. Register here.
Sit-Stand Desks & Platforms │ December 3, 2019 │1:30 p.m. – 2:30 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. Register here
Relaxation Techniques to Help You Thrive │ December 3, 2019 │12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Our minds and bodies need rest and recovery breaks to allow us to relax and reduce the effects of stress. While everyone has days that are hectic and unfocused, consistently feeling stressed out, rushed, or on-the-go can have a detrimental impact on a person, increasing their risk of experiencing a serious physical concern. This workshop will show participants how to make time to calm down and reduce stress using both proactive and reactive relaxation techniques. Register here
Understanding Your Travel Benefits │ December 11, 2019 │12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
With the winter months fast approaching, many staff and faculty are preparing for vacations both at home and abroad. Medical emergencies while travelling can be a frightening and also a costly experience. Attend this free, one-hour session and Q & A on understanding your travel benefits to ensure that your well-earned vacation is as stress-free as possible.
Coming in January 2020:
Mental Health First Aid Training │ January 22 and 29 │9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mental Health First Aid is a two-day, evidence-based workshop that aims to improve mental health literacy by providing the skills and knowledge to help better manage potential or developing mental health problems in the self, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, be able to provide initial support to a person who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a crisis, and be prepared to guide a person towards professional help. Register here.
Community Health News: December 2019 and January 2020
- December 5 or 10: Try a free lunchtime fitness class at Blusson Spinal Cord Centre (UBC Faculty of Medicine and VCH Research Institute)
- December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
- December 10: BIPOC Connection Lunch (Equity & Inclusion Office)
- January 20-March 22: UBC Walkabout – register before January 28 (Faculty of Education)
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