By Melissa Lafrance on June 4, 2019
Outdoor cooking and eating is much more inviting when the weather warms up. This month, let’s see what’s cooking when it comes to picnics, grilling, markets and farms.
Week 1: Picnic Ideas & Areas
How many of you have to work indoors but enjoy getting your vitamin D too? Incorporate some outdoor time during your workday by stepping away from your desk/office/workplace and eating lunch outside in nature. Here are some ideas to try:
- Check out our July 2018 Healthy Recipes & Tips article for picnic tips and recipes.
- Discover UBC Vancouver’s outdoor spaces – great for eating out or hanging out with colleagues.
- Additional spots at UBC Vancouver include the tables, benches or green spaces outside the Pharmaceutical Sciences building, the Nest, along Main Mall, and near the Forestry building and Reconciliation Pole.
- Discover UBC Okanagan’s outdoor spaces, including the Amphitheatre, Commons, and the Courtyard.
Week 2: Grilling 101
There are many benefits to grilling: it’s a simple, fast and low-fat cooking method that uses fresh ingredients and best of all, it’ll mean fewer dishes! Our June 2018 Healthy Recipes & Tips article offers a number of tasty ideas and options.
Week 3: Farmers’ Markets
Farmers’ markets are venues that increase food accessibility and where consumers have access to local, fresh and readily available produce. It’s also a great way to learn what foods are in season and connect with your community, nearby farmers and food providers. Whether you’re in Vancouver or the Okanagan, visit one of BC’s many farmers’ markets using the BC Farmers’ Market Trail resource.
Week 4: Explore the UBC Farm
The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm in Vancouver is a research centre and local-to-global food hub working towards a more sustainable, food-secure future.
Throughout the growing season, the UBC Farm hosts three markets each week, including their Farm Gate Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and their farm markets outside the UBC Bookstore on Wednesdays. Check out the 2019 market calendar and visit a market for an opportunity to purchase fresh food right from the source.
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By Miranda Massie on January 7, 2014
January 29th is UBC’s annual Suicide Awareness Day. Join us as outreach/awareness booths and street teams are situated across campus to promote the message of “Reach Out”, both to those seeking support, and those who recognize someone in need. Wear orange on January 29th to show your support for those people whose lives have been affected by the suicide of friends, family members, students or colleagues, and to show that you want to reach out to those who are considering suicide.
Don’t have any orange? We can send you and your colleagues Suicide Awareness Day buttons. Contact Miranda Massie for more information.
UBC’s Bodyworks Fitness Centre has released its programming for 2014. Check out their Active Kids Programs!
UBC staff and faculty can enjoy one-year and two-year memberships at reduced prices at Gold’s Gym. One-year memberships are $34 per month, and two-year memberships are $30 per month, with no registration or hold fees. Show your UBC staff and faculty card to receive the discount.
A wide range of events will be held from January 6-January 29, 2014 with the aim of raising awareness and understanding of issues surrounding sexual assault and campus security.
Health, Wellbing and Benefits is collaborating with Sauder School of Business to offer Mindfulness@Work as part of a research study to better understand the association between mindfulness practice and workplace performance. Learn more here.
Complimentary intro session, and 10%, 20% and 25% discounts off of the CrossFit101 course. Learn more about Cross Fit West 10 here.
Every Saturday, 10am-2pm, at Nat Baily Stadium (November to April). Bonus: In January, they are doubling the number of food trucks!
Enjoy articles on ways to live healthier & feel better in 2014, including delicious winter recipes.
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