By Miranda Massie on October 25, 2017
This month’s feature:
October 30-November 3: Thrive Week 2017
Thrive is an annual, University-wide initiative for all students, faculty and staff. Join the UBC community by participating in a series of engaging and diverse events, activities and experiences. Visit the full events calendar for details and find new ways to build your positive mental health each and every day.
Highlights in Vancouver include:
- Thrive Kick-off (Oct. 30)
- #LetsThriveUBC social media challenge (Oct. 30-Nov. 3)
- Natural Wellness Garden Tours (Oct. 30-Nov. 3)
- Staff & Faculty Pop-up Wellness Lounge (Nov. 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
- Relaxation Techniques to Help you Thrive (Nov. 2, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
- UBC’s Largest Zumba (Nov. 3)
Click here for a list of Okanagan events.
Other Events and Activities
October 31- November 9: Flu Clinics
Even healthy people can get sick from the flu and spread it to others. Getting the flu shot is your best protection against the flu bug. Mark the 2017 clinic dates into your calendar now. The clinics operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.
November 3: United Way Stretch for a Cause
Support UBC’s United Way Campaign by attending this noon-hour yoga class. Entry is by donation with all proceeds going to the United Way. Don’t miss out on door prizes provided by HotBox Yoga!
November 8: Kinesiology Distinguished Speaker Series
This session entitled, “Action, perception and cognition: a movement psychological perspective”, features Professor Rouwen Cañal-Bruland of Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany.
November 9: Psychology Colloquium with Dr. Sue Frantz
Dr. Sue Frantz discusses learning enhancement, particularly the role that educational technologies play in the classroom.
November 17: UBC Choir Fest
Presented by the UBC School of Music, this aural presentation features the University Singers and the UBC Choral Union and culminates in a finale of 400+ voices.
November 19: The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving (Exhibition Opening)
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the unique design of Salish blankets up close, and to learn the rich history and significance of weaving in this region. Runs through April 2018.
November 25: 20 Years of Brain Health – An Anniversary Symposium
Commemorate 20 years of neuroscience research and brain health discovery at UBC. Meet and mingle with the UBC neuroscience community, including our fascinating faculty, students, staff and alumni, and enjoy special presentations from keynote speakers Dr. Karl Deisseroth and Dr. Catherine Malabou.
Photo credit: UBC Thrive
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By Miranda Massie on October 30, 2013
Join the campus community from November 4-8th in a week dedicated to promoting and celebrating positive mental health. Staff, faculty and students can participate in over 35 events that highlight ways to thrive, resources and tools to feel great!
The University is offering free influenza (flu) immunizations to UBC students, faculty and staff at clinics throughout UBC Vancouver this November. Visit the Risk Management Services website at to reserve your spot at a clinic near you.
Screening Mammography Program (SMP) mobile services will be visiting UBC Building Operations November 13th and 14th and providing FREE screening mammograms to UBC staff, faculty and students ages 40 to 79.
Join your colleagues for on campus 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 health.
Burnaby Celebrates: Sports Day in Canada-November 25-30th
Sports Day in Canada is a nation-wide community project encouraging Canadians healthy living. Participate in a variety of events, classes and community building activities.
Enjoy family favourite movies each weekend for only $2.50.
Participate in one of the many events that are part of the 10th Annual South Asian arts & culture festival celebrating the universal light that exists in everyone. Runs October 28-November 8th .
The Health Show: Vancouver, November 9-10th
Discover up-to-date, reliable and practical diet, supplement, exercise and lifestyle tips that promote healthier living.
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