By Miranda Massie on February 5, 2018
Back by popular demand, the UBC Travelling Health Fair offers heart health assessments for staff and faculty this year.
The bad news: The fair is fully booked with waitlist in effect.
The good news: There are two ways you can still sign up to receive a screening!
1. From February 26-March 9, the UBC Pharmacists Clinic will offer the same heart health assessment for those who didn’t have a chance to sign up for the fair. To book your free, personalized and confidential heart health screening, call the UBC Pharmacists Clinic at 604-827-2584 and request the Travelling Health Fair assessment.
2. If you prefer to try an online health screening, visit our Virtual Health Fair. With over 20 different screenings, tools and resources, you can assess your current health status from the comfort of your home or office. Learn how to make improvements towards a healthier self or print your results to share with your healthcare professional.
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 Miranda Massie on February 3, 2016
Highlighting heart health in February always seems appropriate. Hearts and love are top of mind at this time of year, and it’s a nice reminder to keep the ol’ ticker in tip-top shape. Heart health check-ups available this month on campus:
- UBC’s Travelling Health Fair: Sign up for a free personalized health screening
- The CAAMPUS project: Sign up for a free heart health assessment
I’d like to say, however, that heart health doesn’t end there. We are keen to focus a lot of time and attention in ensuring that we are physically well, but what about our emotional health? Is it possible to have a physically healthy heart and yet it still be unwell? February can also be a great time to check-in emotionally with an aspect of our health that is often overlooked.
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Acknowledge Achievement: Recognizing others is beneficial to their health as well
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Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. –William Wordsworth
This month I invite you to explore what heart health means to you. Finding the right balance between its physical and emotional care can be the best Valentine’s Day gift around!
All my best,