UBC Botanical Gardens
By Melissa Lafrance on October 25, 2016
Back by popular demand: Managing Your Money – Oct. 26, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (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 – Oct. 26 & Nov. 30, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (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.
Thrive: Kick-Off Celebration – Oct. 31, 8:30 – 11:30 am (Location: Point Grey)
All staff, faculty and students are invited to join in celebrating the Thrive week 2016 kick-off event. Grab a healthy snack and hot drink, grab a yellow Thrive stress ball, enjoy live music by the Fireside Quintet and chat with UBC President Prof. Santa Ono! The event will take place at the corner of East Mall and University Boulevard (near the Bookstore). For more information, click here.
Thrive: UBC Botanical Garden Tours – Daily between Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Location: Point Grey)
Join a Garden Guide in a walk through our significant plant collection at the UBC Botanical Garden. Take in the natural beauty, fresh air and camaraderie and enjoy one of UBC’s treasures on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. This tour is part of UBC HR’s Thrive Initiative to support UBC staff, students and faculty in getting active. For more information and to register, click here.
Thrive: Stress Relaxation Techniques – Nov. 1, 12:00 – 2: 00 pm (Location: Point Grey)
Make time to calm down and reduce stress, using both proactive and reactive relaxation techniques. You will leave this workshop with an understanding of your stress response, discuss the importance of managing stress, and practice stress reducing exercises. For more information and to register, click here.
Thrive: UBC’s Largest Zumba Class – Nov. 4, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Location: Point Grey)
Join UBC Recreation and your fellow colleagues, students, and friends for UBC’s annual Largest Zumba class. The event will include a Zumba session, refreshments, info booths, and other fun activities. Get moving and celebrate the end of Thrive week! For more information and to register, click here.
Mindfulness@Work – Nov. 7 – Dec. 12(Location: Point Grey)
Mindfulness@Work is a six-week, in-person, evidence-based training that will let you reduce stress, cultivate physical and mental health, and promote your wellbeing. Mindfulness@Work specifically focuses on integrating the practice of mindfulness in the workplace to promote effectiveness, teamwork, and improved communication. The program will run Nov. 7 – Dec. 12, 2016 and again April 10 – May 15, 2017. Registration is now open for the Fall and Spring programs!
You can expect:
- Expert-led and evidence-based programming and classes
- A half-day weekend retreat & homework including 10-minute daily meditation
- Supportive small group setting
- Practical learnings and interactive practices
- $100 registration fee
Mental Health First Aid Training – Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 9: 00 am – 4:30 pm (Location: Point Grey)
Mental Health First Aid, a two-day in-person workshops, aims to improve mental health literacy by providing participants with 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. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, be able to provide initial support to a person who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a crisis, and be prepared to guide a person towards professional help. For more information and to register, click here.
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By Colin Hearne on July 3, 2014
This month, UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of sessions focused on a wide variety of topics from digestive health, career navigation, healthy eating, a botanical garden walk, workstation ergonomics and more. Join us and take a few moments to build new skills, boost your health and to reflect on how you face the day. (Courses are at the Point Grey campus unless otherwise indicated)
Part 2 of Healthy UBC’s ‘Summer Digestive Health’ series with Dr. Thara Vayali. In this session, attendees will learn the real deal behind bacterial balance, what probiotics do (and don’t do) and whether probiotics are appropriate for you. Leave with 4 easy food ideas that promote bacterial health to incorporate into your diet over the next 4 weeks. Click here for information.
Join UBCs resident walking tour expert Arlene Decaire for this FREE lunchtime guided tour of UBCs famed Botanical Gardens. UBC Botanical Garden is a hidden gem where visitors can expect a quiet visit away from crowds whilst also getting a learning experience rich with interesting plants and informative signs. A group will be meeting at 12.30pm outside the main entrance the Gardens. To enroll in this walk call 604-827-3047 or email email@example.com. For more information click here.
Join UBC’s Career Navigation & Transition Consultant Pooja Khandelwal in this one hour session to promote the supports available for UBC employees to navigate possible career opportunities, and create a personalized career development plan. This session will provide you with access to thought-provoking questions, links to resources, tools, and web sites within UBC that may support you in your career planning process. Click here to sign up.
For more information visit www.hr.ubc.ca/career-navigation.
You’ve probably heard that your body is like a car – give it the right fuel, add extras like quality protein sources; antioxidants, healthy fats, and fluids – and you are no different than keeping a high-performance car engine going strong. Join dietitian Melissa LeBlanc in this session designed to motivate participants to improve their eating habits and optimize their health, energy, and performance; the session will also focus on prevention and management of stress through balanced meals /snacks and tips on specific foods that induce or reduce stress. Click here for more information.
This 4 session course is designed for both beginners and experienced practitioners of mindfulness meditation. It will introduce participants to the basic concepts of meditation and mindfulness techniques and is specifically tuned to the working environment. Sessions will include instruction, discussion, guided meditation and visualization in a non-religious context. Participants will be provided with handouts, homework practice, and follow up emails and access to downloadable recordings. Cost: $35 (Payable by JV to KPGK or by cheque to UBC Human Resources. Payment must be received before registration is confirmed.) Click here for more information.
UBC Ergonomics is offering free computer workstation set-up tutorials, on the last Thursday of every month. These one-hour tutorials combine a presentation and a practical session giving you hands-on experience adjusting typical office equipment. Learn how to optimize your computer work environment to improve comfort and reduce the risk of injury. By the end of the tutorial, you will know how to set up your chair, keyboard/mouse and monitor to promote neutral working postures. Training is located on the sixth floor of TEF3 (6190 Agronomy Rd). Register online for these sessions now.
The Ergonomics program at UBC strives to have an Office Ergonomics Representative for each department. We provide the training (usually three hours) and material required for reps to promote, educate and ensure musculoskeletal health for employees in their departments. Office Ergo Reps are trained by the Ergonomics Coordinator in simple computer workstation set-up, signs and symptoms of injuries from poor ergonomic set-up and control strategies to reduce or prevent symptoms. Register Online Here. Session will be held on the sixth floor of TEF3 (6190 Agronomy Rd).
Take a time-out from work for your mental and physical health! Join your campus colleagues for a lunch-hour walk on Mondays and Wednesdays. Monday’s group meets out front of the UBC Bookstore and leaves at 12:10 p.m., while Wednesday’s group leaves at 12:10 p.m. outside the TEF3 building on Agronomy – location here. All abilities welcome. For more information click here.
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