By Miranda Massie on December 7, 2017
This Month’s Feature:
Participate in a Standing Desk Study
Many office workers spend a high proportion of their work day sitting, often in prolonged unbroken bouts. The Population Physical Activity Lab in the School of Kinesiology at UBC is conducting a workplace intervention aimed at reducing employee sitting time through the provision of a low-cost standing desk.
If you are interested in trying out a standing desk, aged 18-65 years old, and sit at a desk at least three days a week, then you are invited to participate.
This study involves wearing an activity monitor and completing a few surveys – three times over a six-month period. You will receive $60 for your participation and be offered the standing desk to keep.
Click here for more information or if you’d like to sign up for this study, please email Dr. Guy Faulkner, CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health, or Katie Weatherson, the Research Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Events and Activities:
December 7: Night Shift – Supernatural Vibes
Emcee Suzette Amaya curates an all-female line-up of Indigenous spoken word and hip-hop performers from around the Northwest Coast. Supernatural Vibes celebrates Northwest Coast matriarch voices to honour women’s stories, talents and histories.
December 12: UBC Undergraduate Admissions Information Session
Do you have a dependent child thinking of attending UBC? When your dependent child progresses from high school to post-secondary education, it can be an exciting, overwhelming and confusing time for you and your child. Staff and faculty who are parents of children thinking of attending UBC are invited to learn more about UBC’s student application process and timelines.
December 13: Winter Bang! Festival
Enjoy electroacoustic music, student capstone presentations and an interactive music and dance concert as part of this free UBC School of Music celebration. Additional event details available here.
Coming in 2018:
- January – Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- Save the Date: January 31 – UBC Suicide Awareness Day
- February – Annual Travelling Health Fair
- Save the Date: February 15 and 16 – Annual Health Assessments, UBC Okanagan
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