By Melissa Lafrance on April 2, 2019
Office Ergo Rep Training | April 4 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
If your department is looking for more efficient response and support with regards to ergonomic issues for staff, consider taking the three-hour Ergo Rep Training. Learn about basic ergonomic risk factors and assessments, proper computer workstation set-up, and resources to take back to your unit. Find out more and register now.
Debunking the Diet Series with Dr. Thara Vayali
Part 1: The Detox Equation | April 10 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
“Detoxes” can be nebulous and controversial. Find out more about toxins and cleanses and whether or not we really need them. You will also learn how to use this information to improve your own health, as well as three simple dietary and lifestyle changes to support your “detox” equation. Find out more and register now.
Part 2: The Superfood Showdown | April 25 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In stories about superheroes, villains play a role too. Let’s define what makes a food “super” and uncover misconceptions around “villainous” foods. Learn how to evaluate a superfood and pick up three dietary suggestions to nourish yourself and improve your nutritional health. Find out more and register now.
Part 3: Diet, Hormones & Health | May 1 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In this final session, let’s put superfoods and myths aside and explore the impact of diets on metabolism and health. We will cover the dos and don’ts of dietary changes and learn how diets impact hormones. You will leave with three tangible steps for balancing food choices, metabolism and overall health. Find out more and register now.
Group 30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge Starts April 15
This free, innovative, evidence-based training is for all UBC staff and faculty looking to incorporate mindfulness into the workplace and in their everyday lives. Content is delivered online via any device, and focuses on simple yet powerful and achievable learning objectives. Just 10 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days, will help participants to be healthier, more productive and better able to problem-solve and work in a team.
Mindfulness has many positive effects for individuals and can also help your team by easing conflict and enhancing collaboration, performance, communication and creativity. It also allows teams to focus on tasks and priorities and fosters emotional intelligence. Learn more and register for the challenge now.
Mental Health First Aid Training for UBC Faculty & Instructors | April 29 – 30 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
UBC faculty and instructors who interact regularly with students and peers may find this two-day training session helpful for building awareness and skills related to mental health challenges. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a Canadian, evidence-based program that aims to improve mental health literacy and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Find out more and register now.
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