By Colin Hearne on October 1, 2013
Apply Now: Healthy Workplace Initiative Program Funding.
This fund is available to UBC departments, units and operational committees to support healthy workplace initiatives. Application deadline is November 22nd at 4:30pm. Individualized coaching is available for departments/units interested in applying for funding. Find out more.
Join UBC Professor Dr. Carolyn Gotay as she discusses her research, which examines if improved sleep habits can reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who work night shifts, such as nurses, ambulance paramedics, and casino workers. Recently featured in UBC News the findings in this study will give workplaces and individuals ways to improve breast health. Click here to sign up.
Join Stephanie Mah (UBC Benefits Analyst) and Miranda Massie (UBC Staff and Faculty Health Promotion Coordinator) in this one-hour workshop to find out how UBC can help you become healthier. Featuring Benefits information, Q&A session, information on health promotion initiatives, corporate discounts, and health events on Campus, this workshop is a perfect opportunity to learn how to use your benefits and become the healthiest you while working at UBC. Click here to sign up.
Research shows that increases in mindfulness are associated with increased creativity and decreased in the workplace. Some of the health benefits include lower blood pressure, a reduction of insomnia and improved memory. Mindfulness Meditation not only reduces the harmful effects of stress but can increase your energy, productivity and enjoyment of everyday life. Join UBCs Health and Wellness Specialist Geoffrey Soloway for this intriguing workshop, and explore how you can adopt mindfulness in the workplace. Click here to sign up.
Forget apples – lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away (available here). Join Teresa Liu-Ambrose, an Associate Professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine and a member of the Brain Research Centre at UBC, as she explains some interesting findings from a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and learn how a healthy body can lead to a healthy mind. Click here to sign up.
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Join representatives from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (BINM), Western Canada’s only naturopathic medical school accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, and learn about the fundamentals of naturopathic medicine and how you can expand your knowledge through courses available at the BINM. Click here to sign up.
Join your campus colleagues for a lunch-hour walk on Mondays and Fridays. All abilities welcome. Mondays at 12:30pm and Fridays at 12:10pm outside the General Services Administration Building (GSAB). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
The rest in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep that you can ever have. When the mind becomes free from agitation, is calm and serene and at peace, meditation happens. Join the UBC Meditation Community, which holds weekly sessions from September until May. Click here for more information.
By Miranda Massie on October 1, 2013
Visit UBC’s Botanical Gardens on Oct 19-20, 2013 for the annual Apple Festival and sample more than 70 varieties.
Bodyworks is UBC’s only fitness centre for adults and older adults. Memberships are as low as $35/month. This accessible, fun-filled fitness centre offers opportunities to develop new relationships and achieve health goals, for all bodies and abilities. View the brochure or contact the Registration Office for more info: 604-822-0207 or email@example.com.
Did you know that there is a Weight Watchers group that meets weekly on the UBC Point Grey Campus? Find support and work towards improving and maintaining health.
The fall tennis programs are up and running at the UBC Tennis Centre. Check out their new TGIF league! Sign up now as spaces are filling up fast.
UBC’s Robson Square campus will be hosting weekly Pilates sessions this fall on Wednesdays from 12-1pm. Receive 10 sessions for $90. Registration closes October 2nd.
Get involved in a study exploring how Mobile Technology can support the management of Type-2 Diabetes. Hosted by the UBC eHealth Strategy Office and the UBC Faculty of Medicine – participants will be compensated.
Vancouver’s first annual city-wide photography festival is dedicated to celebrating local and international photography and lens-based art.
Drop in with your family and friends throughout the month of October to help enhance wildlife habitats and community parks through tree planting.
This is the largest year ever for this festival, with more than 80 events including readings, panel discussions, performances and interviews for all ages.
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