By Miranda Massie on February 2, 2017
The UBC Staff & Faculty Travelling Health Fair is here!
The Travelling Health Fair is a free annual mobile health clinic offering one-on-one health assessments and consultations. The 2017 Travelling Health Fair is dedicated to helping you learn about diabetes and how to manage your blood sugar to keep your risk as low as possible.
11 million Canadians live with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Chances are you or someone you know is affected; however, many people do not even know they are affected. Awareness and knowledge are critical.
The Fair is open to everyone, with and without diabetes or pre-diabetes.
What to expect
As part of this free health assessment you will receive:
- Measurement of weight, body dimensions, blood pressure and blood sugars (a small pin prick of blood will be drawn)
- A personalized risk assessment and information about risk factors
- Education about blood sugars, diabetes and what it all means
- Interpretation of results & an individualized action plan
Appointments are available every 15 minutes, in multiple locations across campus and our hospital site locations. Total appointment time runs between 20 and 30 minutes.
UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team will also be on hand to provide resources, info and freebies!
Dates and Locations
Feb. 21 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Henry Angus room 292 (Point Grey)
Feb. 22 | 9:00am – 12:15pm
Location: Diamond Health Care Centre (DHCC) at VGH room 9299
Feb. 23 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Brock Hall Main Concourse (Point Grey)
Feb. 28 | 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Centre for Integrative Research on Sustainability (CIRS) Hydro Theatre (Point Grey)
March 1 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Alumni Centre rooms 222 & 224 (Point Grey)
All screenings are free for UBC faculty and staff, but you must pre-register. Click here to make your appointment.
All services are provided by registered pharmacists and pharmacy students from the Pharmacists Clinic, UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The Fair is part of Move UBC Month!
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By Colin Hearne on March 3, 2015
February 2015 was an extremely busy month for us at Healthy UBC. In particular we welcomed, and spread the healthy UBC message, to many brand new post-doctoral fellows as well as all of the attendees at the campus wide new staff orientation. It was also a month where we delivered Self Care for the Caretaker: Managing Wellbeing and Preventing Burnout – a presentation highlighting the importance of self-care and maintenance of wellbeing for those staff working in front facing positions with students- at the 2015 UBC Advising Conference and had over 160 staff and faculty attend two wellbeing empowering workshops (Salt Sugar Fat and Mindfulness@Work Orientation).
By far our busiest event this month was the 2015 Travelling Health Fair which spanned 6 days in 5 locations both at the Point Grey campus and at the Diamond Health Care Centre site. Titled ‘Bone Up on your Health’ the 6th annual Travelling Health Fair focused on bone health for men and women of all ages and was made possible by a partnership with UBC Human Resources and the Pharmacists Clinic at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
See you next month!
Miss the 2015 Travelling Health Fair?
Visit our Healthy UBC Virtual Health Fair & Online Assessment where you will find over 20 different screenings, tools and resources to help you assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self.
For more information on our services, presentations and information booths, please contact Health Promotions Coordinator, Miranda Massie, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2-8762.