staff and faculty
By Miranda Massie on April 5, 2017
Celebrate the end of another school year with some fun! Register now for UBC’s seventh annual Staff and Faculty Sports Day on Friday, May 5, 2017.
Open to UBC faculty, staff and grad students, this free event is an exciting team-building day that encourages inclusivity, accessibility, mental and physical wellbeing, and fun!
Why take part?
Make connections: 90% of survey respondents from last year’s event reported that it positively impacted their sense of belonging within their team.
Improve your health: Last year’s participants reported positive increases in mental health (90%) and physical wellbeing (84%) after participating in Sports Day.
2017 Highlights include:
- New spaces and places: Events will take place in Brock Hall, War Memorial Gym, the Student Recreation Centre, the UBC Alumni Centre and more!
- A Recognition Wall: Help recognize the personal and professional achievements of your colleagues. Submissions can be made in three ways:
- Special guests: VPs Lisa Castle (HR) and Louise Cowin (VPS) will be in attendance to present trophies and prizes at the Awards Ceremony.
- Free lunch and social: All participants are invited to socialize and celebrate while grabbing a free lunch. Check out the booths, watch the awards ceremony and add to the recognition wall.
Last year’s event sold out and spots are already filling up fast, so teams are encouraged to register as early as possible to secure a space. Registration is first come, first served and closes on April 26.
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By Colin Hearne on March 3, 2015
February 2015 was an extremely busy month for us at Healthy UBC. In particular we welcomed, and spread the healthy UBC message, to many brand new post-doctoral fellows as well as all of the attendees at the campus wide new staff orientation. It was also a month where we delivered Self Care for the Caretaker: Managing Wellbeing and Preventing Burnout – a presentation highlighting the importance of self-care and maintenance of wellbeing for those staff working in front facing positions with students- at the 2015 UBC Advising Conference and had over 160 staff and faculty attend two wellbeing empowering workshops (Salt Sugar Fat and Mindfulness@Work Orientation).
By far our busiest event this month was the 2015 Travelling Health Fair which spanned 6 days in 5 locations both at the Point Grey campus and at the Diamond Health Care Centre site. Titled ‘Bone Up on your Health’ the 6th annual Travelling Health Fair focused on bone health for men and women of all ages and was made possible by a partnership with UBC Human Resources and the Pharmacists Clinic at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
See you next month!
Miss the 2015 Travelling Health Fair?
Visit our Healthy UBC Virtual Health Fair & Online Assessment where you will find over 20 different screenings, tools and resources to help you assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self.
For more information on our services, presentations and information booths, please contact Health Promotions Coordinator, Miranda Massie, at email@example.com or 2-8762.