By Colin Hearne on August 6, 2014
This month, UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of sessions focused on a wide variety of topics that include travel benefits, digestive health, a Nitobe Garden guided walk,workstation ergonomics, meditation and more. Join us and take a few moments to build new skills, boost your health and to reflect on how you face the day. (Courses are at the Point Grey campus unless otherwise indicated)
The summer is nearly here and lots of us and getting ready for vacations both at home and abroad. A medical emergency while travelling can be a frightening and costly experience. Join UBC Benefits Analyst Stephanie Mah in this one-hour session on Understanding Your Sun Life Travel Benefits and ensure that your well-earned break is as stress-free as possible. This session will also include a Q & A, so be sure to come with questions. Click here for information.
Part 3 of Healthy UBC’s ‘Summer Digestive Health’ series with Dr. Thara Vayali. Learn the reasons behind how mood, food & digestion affect each other, and how different types of fibre can assist with full-body health, with four simple diet & lifestyle ideas to achieve a blissful belly. Click here for information.
Join Healthy UBC for a guided tour of the Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese Tea and Stroll garden located here at our very own University of British Columbia .Nitobe Garden is considered to be the one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in North America and among the top five Japanese gardens outside of Japan; and includes a rare authentic Tea Garden with a ceremonial Tea House. Click here for information.
UBC Ergonomics offers free computer workstation set-up tutorials, on the last Thursday of every month. These one-hour tutorials combine a presentation and a practical session giving you hands-on experience adjusting typical office equipment. Learn how to optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. By the end of the tutorial, you will know how to set up your chair, keyboard/mouse and monitor to promote neutral working postures. Training is located on the sixth floor of TEF3 (6190 Agronomy Rd). Register online for these sessions now.
This two-hour session is designed to prepare participants with a foundation in mindfulness so they are equipped to facilitate ongoing mindful meditation practice sessions in their units. Such facilitation can range from settling a group in and listening to a recording to conducting guided meditations. Participants will be provided with best practices, printed meditation scripts, and audio recordings. Participation pre-requisite: To ensure a proper foundation in the content and course material, all facilitator training participants must have completed at least one of the following:
The Ergonomics Program at UBC strives to have an Office Ergonomics Representative for each department. We provide the training (a three-hour session) and material required for reps to promote, educate and ensure musculoskeletal health for employees in their departments. Office Ergo Reps are trained by the Ergonomics Coordinator in simple computer workstation set-up, to notice signs and symptoms of injuries from poor ergonomic set-up, and to control strategies to reduce or prevent symptoms. Register Online Here. Session will be held on the sixth floor of TEF3 (6190 Agronomy Rd).
(Note: There will be no guided walking groups on Mondays Aug. 11 and 18)
Take a time-out from work for your mental and physical health! Join your campus colleagues for a lunch-hour walk on Mondays and Wednesdays. Monday’s group meets out front of the UBC Bookstore and leaves at 12:10 p.m., while Wednesday’s group leaves at 12:10 p.m. outside the TEF3 building on Agronomy Road – location here. All abilities welcome. For more information click here.
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