community health news
By Miranda Massie on June 5, 2018
This Month’s Feature:
June 21: UBC Staff Pension Fair
Other Events and Activities:
Now-June 13: Call for QPR Instructors – Applications Open
Now-July 4: Yoga on the Mall
June 6: Doughgirls Summer Harvest Baking
June 12: Leading with Emotional Intelligence (for Postdocs and Grad students)
June 16: Garden Days Grow Green Guide Tour (UBC Botanical Garden)
June 21: Special Solstice Opening – Beginning with the Seventies Radial Change (Belkin Art Gallery)
Photo Credit: Community Development (UBC Campus and Community Planning)
By Miranda Massie on March 7, 2018
This Month’s Feature:
UBC Wellbeing: Healthy Beverage Initiatives Survey & Impromptu Rock Choir
March 9: UBC Wellbeing is exploring a healthy beverage initiative at UBC and would like to get your feedback on non-alcoholic beverage consumption on campus. Complete the Vancouver survey or Okanagan survey by March 9 for a chance to win one of five $25 UBC Food Services gift cards. Find out more about this initiative here.
March 21: Lift your spirits with a song! UBC Wellbeing and the UBC Arts and Culture District are bringing Vancouver’s Impromptu Rock Choir to campus each month for a fun and inclusive singing experience. All voices welcome; no experience required. Find out more and register here.
Other Events and Activities:
March 8: Structural Oppression – Male Privilege (UBC Learning Circle)
March 10: UBC Recreation Triathlon Duathlon
March 15: 3 Minutes Thesis 2018 @UBC – Finals
March 22: March Break Nitobe Garden Tour
March 25-28: UBC Recreation Storm the Wall
Photo credit: UBC Communications & Marketing
By Miranda Massie on January 11, 2018
This Month’s Feature:
Jan 22-March 25: Join the 12th Annual UBC Walkabout
Walkabout is an annual nine-week health and wellbeing challenge that promotes regular exercise in social settings. Everyone at UBC is welcome to create teams of five or register as an individual. Cost is only $10 per person, and registration is now open. This is a great opportunity to achieve a personal or team fitness goal at the start of a new year! For more details, visit the UBC Walkabout website.
Other Events and Activities:
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is filled with events and messages that aim to raise awareness and understanding about sexual assault, and what we, as individuals and the UBC community, can do to help prevent it. Join the conversation and explore ways to become involved.
Participate in a Standing Desk Study
Many office workers spend a high proportion of their work day sitting, often in prolonged unbroken bouts. The Population Physical Activity Lab in the School of Kinesiology at UBC is conducting a workplace intervention aimed at reducing employee sitting time through the provision of a low-cost standing desk.
If you are interested in trying out a standing desk, aged 18-65 years old, and sit at a desk at least three days a week, then you are invited to participate.
This study involves wearing an activity monitor and completing a few surveys – three times over a six-month period. You will receive $60 for your participation and be offered the standing desk to keep.
Click here for more information or if you’d like to sign up for this study, please email Dr. Guy Faulkner, CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health, or Katie Weatherson, the Research Assistant at email@example.com.
January 8-14: UBC Recreation Free Week
It’s that wonderful time of the year when you can check out UBC Recreation classes – for free! Drop in for a fitness, yoga, Pilates, dance, martial arts, boot camp or aquatics class. No experience required. Try as many classes as you like, and register for your favourites!
January 14: UBC Opera Tea Series
Enjoy a concert of opera arias and song favourites in a casual setting. Coffee, tea and light refreshments served. Advanced reservation required.
January 18: Reawakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry
Participate in an inspirational evening with Suquamish Elder and Master Basketmaker Ed Carriere and wet site archaeologist and ancient basketry researcher Dr. Dale R. Croes. Ed and Dale will present a richly illustrated talk about ancient basket making and invite visitors to interact with the ancient basket replicas they make.
January 19: UBC Winter Classic Hockey Game
This popular annual event sold out last year, so get your tickets to watch the UBC Thunderbirds Men’s Hockey before they’re gone! Family pack and student rate tickets available.
January 20: First-Year Educators’ Symposium
This free symposium will provide opportunities to network and share research and resources related to teaching, learning and community building with a focus on first-year students at UBC. This event is supported by Student Development & Services, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology.
January 26: Arts in Health Research Community of Practice
The Arts in Health Research community of practice aims to be a vibrant collegial space in which members share their work, engage with and learn from the approaches of others, discuss challenges and successes of their research, and explore emerging trends and innovations in arts-based methodologies. All researchers who are currently working at the intersection between the arts and health research are welcome to attend.
January 31: Suicide Awareness Day
Reach out. Help is available. Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires everyone’s support. On Suicide Awareness Day, January 31, show your support for awareness and prevention. Visit ow.ly/bDae30gVnx4
To request free Suicide Awareness Day stickers for your group, department or faculty, please click here to place your order.
February 1: Wear Your Active Wear Day
On the first day of Move UBC month, you are invited to wear clothes that encourage you to move throughout your entire day. We want to see your lulu’s or your bright running shoes– anything that encourages you to move!
PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series returns in 2018 with the first of six dynamic events, where doctoral students tell their community-engaged research stories in just under seven minutes.
Save the Date: May 4, 2018 – Staff and Faculty Sports Day
Mark your calendars now to ensure that you are available to participate in this year’s event.
Photo credit: Martin Dee/UBC Communications and Marketing
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By Miranda Massie on February 3, 2016
UBC Events and Activities
UBC Travelling Health Fair: Registration open now
The fair is back for another year! Sign up while spots last to receive your free, individual lung health assessment. Take a breather while you have a lung health check-up, to learn about risk factors and more!
Lunar New Year Festival: Feb 5, 2016
The UBC Centennial Lunar New Year Festival is an intercultural celebration of Lunar New Year traditions, for all members of the UBC community. It is a great opportunity to get involved in one of the campus’ largest cultural events
UBC Step It Up Guided Walks: Feb 11 & 17, 2016
Interested in a Glow in the Dark Park Walk? Perhaps Nitobe Memorial Garden is more your speed? Join UBC Recreation for upcoming guided groups walks around campus!
TED 2016 Livestream Sessions: Feb 16-19, 2016
The Faculty of Education is pleased to provide a free live stream of this year’s TED talks in the Scarfe Building. Join in and learn about ideas worth spreading!
TEAM UBC Ride to Conquer Cancer Orientation: March 2, 2016
TEAM UBC is a group of UBC staff, faculty, students and alumni who have come together to participate in the BC Ride to Conquer Cancer event benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. Join TEAM UBC in August 2016 as they make the 250 kilometer journey from Cloverdale to Seattle, either as a rider or a crew member. To learn more attend the orientation:
- Wednesday, March 2 from 12 pm to 1 pm
- Michael Smith Labs, Auditorium (Room 102) 2185 East Mall, UBC Vancouver Campus
- Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
CIS Men’s Basketball National Championships: March 17-20, 2016
The UBC Thunderbirds will welcome the country’s best teams when UBC hosts the CIS Men’s Basketball National Championship. This marks the first time in 33 years that UBC has had the opportunity to host Canada’s national basketball championships.
Storm The Wall: March 20-23, 2016
Storm The Wall is an iconic UBC event. There any many ways to experience Storm The Wall from individual and team participation to spectating and attending festivals!
Off Campus Events and Activities
Alive @ Work: Feb 2016
Another great healthy learning tool geared toward the workplace. This month features communications tops, popular exercises, creative recipes and more!
Family Boat Building at Britannia: Feb 6, 2016
Come explore Britannia Shipyard’s West Coast Maritime Heritage by building your own hand-held wooden boat with the Britannia staff and Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society boat building experts.
Recreation Surrey Family Day: Feb 8, 2016
There is something for everyone to do – Join us for free activities, music, crafts and more for the whole family. Multiple locations participating!
Emergency Preparedness Workshops-Burnaby: Feb 9-16, 2016
Ensure that you, your family and your neighbourhood are prepared before a disaster strikes. Learn how to minimize home hazards, assemble emergency supplies and develop a family reunion plan.
Lunar Fest Vancouver: Feb 12-14, 2016
Celebrate the year of the monkey with a weekend full of cultural events including dance and drumming performances, community festivals, fortune telling, arts and crafts, and more!
Year of the Monkey Temple Fair: Feb 14, 2016
To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents a one-day community festival based on the largest and most important festival of the year in Chinese tradition.
Wild About Vancouver: April 16-22 2016
WAV is an outdoor education festival aimed at showcasing fun and learning across the city. They are currently looking for community partners to host events for the upcoming Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival.
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