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 April 3, 2014
Registration is now open! Join UBC REC and UBC Human Resources for the 4th Annual UBC Staff & Faculty Sports Day. It is a free event for all UBC staff and faculty, and a great opportunity for team-building through physical and mental activity.
A large variety of camps tailored to engage children on all levels. From arts and music camps to exciting sports camps to thrilling sailing camps, inspiring adventures await every child in 2014.
Join your colleagues on campus for yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays. Enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that come from regular yoga practice. Drop-in is $10 and discounts are available with pre-registration.
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 your health goals.
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- When: 11am-12pm on April 16th Room 203, Osborne Centre, 1608 Thunderbird Boulevard
- Presenter: Evin Kuyer, Registered Physiotherapist
- Cost: Free
- For more information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-822-0207
The eHealth Strategy Office with UBC’s Faculty of Medicine is looking for people with Type-2 diabetes to take part in a study exploring how mobile technology (text messaging, websites and biosensors) can support disease management. Participants do not have to be part of the UBC community and will be compensated for their participation. – Information is available at http://ehealth.med.ubc.ca/2013/09/06/mdawn-recruit or by contacting project manager Alison Booth at Allison.email@example.com
Take a tour through UBC’s online health fair and check out over 20 different screenings, tools and resources to help assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self.
Corporate Open House for UBC Staff and Faculty-April 21 to May 2
Show your UBC business card at the downtown Vancouver YWCA to get unlimited access to swimming, group fitness, cardio, weights, and more.
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival-April 3 to 28
It is an annual celebration that marks the reawakening in the community of all that makes us alive and human. Celebrate with poetry, dance, music and laughter.
North Shore Writers Festival-April 11and 12
Back for its 15th year, the North Shore Writers festival invites the community to participate in a fantastic literary weekend.
Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade-April 19
This event bring together over 200,000 members of the community to celebrate the creation of the Khalsa- one of the most important days in the Sikh Calendar. The event will feature live music, performances floats along with food and drinks. The community is welcome!
G Day: A Day for Girls-April 28
G Day is a global social movement marked by day-long events that celebrate, inspire and empower girls around the world. The inaugural event for girls ages 10-12 takes place in Vancouver on April 28, 2014.
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