By Melissa Lafrance on August 3, 2017
Office Ergo Rep Training | August 15 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
If your department is looking for more efficient response and support with regards to ergonomic issues for staff, consider taking the three-hour Office Ergo Rep Training. Learn basic ergonomic risk factors and assessments as well as proper computer workstation set-up, and get resources to take back to your unit. Find out more and register now.
Seasonal Health Series at DHCC (Location: Diamond Health Care Centre)
Part 1 – Seasonal Nutrition: Diet & Stress | August 16 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Explore ways you can eat to beat stress. Learn how diet and dietary habits affect your reaction to stressors and how stress affects food cravings. Discover how simple diet shifts can assist with stress management. Find out more and register now.
Part 2 – Seasonal Nutrition: Summer (and beyond) Health Tips | August 23 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This session expands on how stress affects food cravings and how to navigate summer festivities with ease. Learn about the simple dietary choices you can make to assist you this summer. Find out more and register now.
Not Myself Today Info Session | August 22 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Not Myself Today is a national campaign focusing on helping workplaces achieve better understanding of mental health and to reduce stigma. As part of Thrive 2017, the Not Myself Today campaign will be implemented within numerous departments for the third year. UBC departments can easily take part in the campaign during Thrive Week (October 30 – November 3) using tools and resources to educate and engage their staff and faculty.
Join us to learn about the campaign: how your department can get involved, discover support tools and resources, and learn about mental health. Find out more and register for the info session now.
UBC Nitobe Memorial Garden Guided Walk | August 24 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Join us for a guided tour of the Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese tea and stroll garden located at UBC Vancouver. Enjoy nature while socializing and learning about the many unique features of the garden. Limited spots available. Find out more and register now.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial | August 30 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Location: Point Grey)
Optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. This one-hour tutorial combines a presentation and a 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. Find out more and register now.
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By Miranda Massie on August 5, 2015
We held our second annual 4 week Learn to Meditate Program with Wendy Quan; we began our very first 3 week Healthy UBC Summer Career Series with Pooja Khandelwal; we welcomed over 80 attendees at our Know Before you Go: Travel Benefits at UBC presentation with Stephanie Mah!
By far, however our biggest achievement was something we have been working towards for quite some time – a Healthy UBC Community of Practice for UBCs Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and Diamond Health Care Centre (DHCC) sites.
With a large portion of UBC staff and faculty working out of these satellite locations, and a historical gap in ongoing localized programming, we held a town hall type ‘Health Discussion’ on June 17 from 11.30-1pm to listen and to offer a forum for thoughts, ideas and suggestions for how we can work to ensure that our programs reach our off-site colleagues. It was fantastic!
The engagement, support and proactive atmosphere was eye opening, and the flow of ideas was exciting. This initial meeting has led to the development of an online forum through Basecamp, a leading web-based project management and collaboration tool, called DHCC & VGH Staff and Faculty Health Happenings. As it stands we currently have 36 members engaging on a daily basis – and we have scheduled the following workshops as a result:
- Launch into Lynda – Aug 19 2015
- Learn to Meditate – Orientation & Registration – Sept 17 2015
- HealthyUBC Career Navigation Series Part 1 – Sept 23 2015
- Healthy UBC Career Navigation Series Part 2 – Nov 5 2015
- Healthy UBC Career Navigation Series Part 3 – Dec 3 2015
Let’s keep the Momentum Going!
Are you located in the Diamond Health Care Centre, VGH or the surrounding areas? Want to get involved in DHCC & VGH Staff and Faculty Health Happenings? Email email@example.com for more information.