By Melissa Lafrance on April 3, 2018
The April edition of Healthy UBC is all about financial wellbeing, and as UBC staff and faculty, there’s no better way to save money than by taking advantage of the free and discounted perks that make it a little less cost-prohibitive to develop our health, wellbeing and professional growth.
As a UBC staff and faculty member, you and your family are eligible for discounts at many local organizations both on and off campus, from fitness, yoga and recreation programs to community arts and culture offerings.
Programs and Professional Development
We have a wealth of workshops, trainings and programs to increase and promote your wellbeing and develop healthy work environments at UBC. Funding is also available to several employee groups and covers external learning activities such as professional membership fees, workshops, conferences and courses.
Here’s a selection of our upcoming health and wellbeing programs, including links to additional PD information:
- Register for an upcoming workshop, including Debt Freedom & Finances and The Psychology of Money
- Learn about the annual Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program available to UBC departments to support grassroots activities that promote wellbeing in the workplace
- Visit the PD Funding page to learn about eligibility criteria and how to apply
- Attend an upcoming course like Time Management and Thriving in Change
Through Healthy UBC, we offer free, ongoing, university-wide educational opportunities that focus on promoting positive mental health and physical wellbeing for staff, faculty and departments.
Here are some upcoming events you and your colleagues can take part in at UBC Vancouver:
Did you know that you and your dependent family members could be eligible to take UBC courses without paying the tuition fee? Learning and development opportunities range from in-person, multi-day programs to on-demand online courses. Click on the Tuition Waivers link to learn about eligibility and qualifying courses.
All UBC staff and faculty receive free, premium-level access to the lynda.com library of high-quality digital tutorials, courses and curated learning paths. Learn about in-demand tech and creative and workplace business skills taught by industry experts, including Arianna Huffington’s six-course series.