Sit-Stand Desks and Platforms │ January 9 │1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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. Learn more and register now.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial │ January 9 │3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. This one-hour tutorial combines a presentation and 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. Learn more and register now.
Office Ergo Rep Training │ January 15 │1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If your department is looking for more efficient response and support to ergonomic issues for staff, consider taking this three-hour Ergo Rep Training. Learn about basic ergonomic risk factors and assessments, proper computer workstation setup, and additional resources to take back to your unit. Learn more and register now.
QPR Suicide Intervention Training │ January 20 │10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This training is an internationally recognized suicide intervention program designed to help you question, persuade and refer. These free sessions are open to UBC students, faculty and staff, and are aimed at helping them recognize 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. QPR is designed to act as an emergency mental health intervention in crisis situations. Check it out and register now.
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 an issue or is experiencing a crisis, and be prepared to guide a person towards professional help. Learn more and register now.
Search Inside Yourself Training │ January 28 and 29 │8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
In support of UBC’s commitment to workplace health and wellbeing, HR is bringing back a unique professional development opportunity for UBC Vancouver faculty and staff. Developed at Google and founded in neuroscience, Search Inside Yourself (SIY) is a two day training program that uses emotional intelligence and mindfulness to optimize performance, build leadership skills and increase wellbeing. Learn more and register now – spots are limited.
Community Health News
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)
For 10 years, SAAM has raised awareness and encouraged people to take action to prevent sexualized violence. The effort is rooted in student leadership and activism, and events are put on by different UBC groups including clubs, student associations and support services. Check out the full list of events and join the multiple campus partners in contributing to build a culture of accountability.
Through the Lens | Jan. 15 – May 26
Presented by UBC Equity & Inclusion Office, Through the Lens is a series of interactive workshops exploring how different identities navigate and experience the university while offering practical ideas on creating a more inclusive campus. Learn more.
UBC Walkabout | Jan. 20 – March 22
Walkabout is an annual, nine-week walking challenge to promote physical activity and social connection. Anyone is welcome to participate individually or by creating teams of five people and walking the distance suggested by a virtual route. Learn more and register now.
Bell Let’s Talk Day | January 29
The national Bell Let’s Talk Day is an opportunity to start a conversation in your community, with a friend or colleague, and help decrease the stigma surrounding mental health. Access the project’s website for more information, as well as resources to help you support someone close to you.
Move UBC Month | February 1 to 28 (UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan)
Get ready to move more this February! Move UBC is an annual university-wide initiative to encourage physical activity and reduce the time students, staff, faculty and the wider UBC community spend being sedentary. By inspiring people to move more through inclusive and accessible activities, Move UBC aims to improve everyone’s overall wellbeing.