By Melissa Lafrance on October 5, 2016
Stress Release Three-part Series
Part 3: Stress Relief Techniques – October 5, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
The way we handle our stress depends on the stressor, the person and the situation,. Learn how to identify healthy and not-so-healthy ways to manage stressors as they arise, and leave with three simple at home lifestyle and workstyle changes that can help you streamline your stressors. For more information and to register, click here.
Positive Space Workshop – October 11, 2016 @ 12-2pm (Location: Robson Square)
The Positive Space Campaign is a campus-wide awareness and visibility initiative to make UBC more welcoming to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Queer students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies in all our working, learning and living environments. The facilitator of this workshop will review issues and resources for students, staff and faculty. Once they successfully complete the workshop, participants may choose to volunteer as Resource Persons. For more information and to register, click here.
Coaching@UBC Information Session – October 17, 2016 @ 12-1pm
Coaching@UBC is accepting applications for the 2017 Coaching Internship Program. Coaching@UBC’s one-on-one professional coaching services is now 14 years old and over 1,500 UBC employees have accessed this award winning program. To meet increasing demand for coaching, UBC employees have an opportunity to become Credentialed Coaches with support from a Coaching Internship Award. For more information and to register, click here.
Career Navigation Three-part Series (Location: Point Grey)
Join UBCs Career Navigation & Transition Consultant Pooja Khandelwal, in this three-part Career Navigation Series, to discover and design opportunities for your professional success to enhance your UBC career experience.
Part 1: Leading from Self to Success – October 20, 2016 @ 12-1pm
The Career Navigation at UBC approach will be discussed to enhance professional success. Participants will learn approaches to discover their career strengths and thereby enrich their career wellbeing and professional success. For more information and to register, click here.
Part 2: Making Meaningful Connections – January 12, 2017 @ 12-1pm
Part 3: Steps to Move Forward – February 9, 2017 @ 12-1pm
50/50 Yoga Pilates Class – October 25, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
All UBC staff & faculty are welcome to register and attend this free 50/50 Yoga Pilates class!
50/50 Yoga Pilates presents a cutting-edge Pilates workout that is designed to sculpt the body and strengthen the core. A 50/50 Yoga Pilates class consists of 50% standing Pilates work, which integrates Pilates principles into lower-body work, and 50% yoga mat work to strengthen the core with complementary exercises. Discover the unique combination of Pilates and yoga sequences to help sculpt, strengthen and stretch the body. For more information and to register, click here.
Understanding Your UBC Staff Pension Plan – October 25, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Robson Square)
This session is designed for both potential and current members of the UBC Staff Pension Plan. Attend this session at Robson Square to learn about the Plan, pensions, and retirement considerations and options. For information and to register, click here.
Back by popular demand! Managing Your Money – October 26, 2016 @ 12-1pm (Location: Point Grey)
Creating a plan to manage your money is a sound way to achieve the goals you want in life, whether it be a house, travel, education or retirement. The quote, “failing to plan is planning to fail,” does apply to the process of managing personal finances. In this session, join Money Coach Melanie Buffel to learn to manage and control finances, reinforce good habits, build new ones and create a manageable budget. There will be additional information on saving to meet your financial needs and investing these savings. For information and to register, click here.
Ergo Your Office Tutorial – October 26, 2016 @ 12-1pm (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. For more information and to register, click here.
Coming up this Fall…
Thrive Week (Oct 31-Nov 4)
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.
By Miranda Massie on June 3, 2015
The Healthy UBC Team has had a fantastically busy few months! Check out some of our out-and-about photos below – you may even spot yourself!
Thrive Committee 2015
Breaking news! UBC has been invited to celebrate Thrive on both the national and international stage this month. Thrive committee members will be presenting at the 2015 Annual CAUBO conference in Saint John and at the 2015 International Conference of Health Promoting Universities in Kelowna. Thrive will be presented as an innovative and collaborative community based model of positive mental health promotion.
Conference organizers wanted a committee group photo – so here’s what they got.
Swings on Main Mall
Have you spotted any of the new additions to Main Mall on UBC’s Vancouver campus that are helping to make us all a bit more relaxed? The installation of three bentwood swings, each one a unique design, are one of the many ways that Campus and Community Planning (C+CP) is helping to create a fun and vibrant public space for the campus community to enjoy. Check out some ‘swing selfies’ that you sent us!
Staff and Faculty Sports Day – May 2015
A big thank you to all who were able to participate in this year’s Staff and Faculty Sports Day! It was a massively enjoyable day with over 400 participant sand 50 departments getting involved! We can’t wait until next year! Check out our photos here.
Woman2Warrior – May 2015
A big shout out to three ‘warriors’ working alongside us at Healthy UBC – Benefits Associate Florence Lum, Ergonomics Advisor Abigail Overduin; and Retirement & Survivor Benefits Associate Janet Poupart raised over $1,200 for the BC Easter Seals Camps by participating in Woman2Warror on May 24. W2W is a 5km obstacle course of trails, track, and grass aimed to push your strength, agility, balance, and sense of adventure to the limit! Check out their photos here.
Bike to Work Week – May, 2015
A big shout out to all the peddlers who participated in the Spring 2015 Bike to Work Week .A special shout out to Healthy UBC’s Janet Poupart who biked to work for the very first time – when asked about the famously difficult ‘hill on 8th’ she replied “It was a breeze!” Check out her photo with peloton partner Miranda Massie here.
Peak your Peak Stair Challenge – May/June2015
The Pick Your Peak Star Challenge 2015 kicked off on May 25 with a bang! If you are one of the 500 who have signed up, congratulations: you are now on your way to a healthier you!! With lots of prizes up for grabs we asked all participants for their stair selfies during week 1. All entries won free passes to Hot Box Yoga in Wesbrook Village for themselves or their team. Check out some of our favourites here.
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