Understanding Your Travel Benefits Information Session: Dec. 11

With the winter months and the holidays fast approaching, many faculty and staff are preparing for vacations both at home and abroad. Sometimes, medical emergencies while travelling can happen – and it can end up being a frightening and costly experience.

Staff and faculty who are enrolled in the UBC extended health benefits plan are invited to attend an information session to understand their travel benefits.

Date: Dec. 11, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Centre for Brain Health, Room 101 (lower level), 2215 Wesbrook Mall
RSVP: Register now

Mental health supports for faculty and staff over the holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time of year. Some faculty and staff may struggle with mental health challenges related to substance use, being away from family and/or trying to support a vulnerable member in their community. In your human resources role, you may encounter situation this season where some staff or faculty in your unit could use some support. UBC has resources available for faculty and staff, as well as their family members.

Please access and share the following:

It’s important to know that you, as well as faculty and staff, are not alone – that anyone can reach out and that help is available.

Funding for Wellbeing Scholars: Call for proposals by Nov. 15

UBC staff or faculty are invited to submit a proposal to UBC Wellbeing, which is once again providing co-funding support for up to five wellbeing projects that support the health, wellbeing and social sustainability priorities at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.

Since 2017, UBC Wellbeing has co-funded a number of UBC Sustainability Scholars Program projects that support UBC’s various wellbeing strategies, from the Wellbeing Strategic Framework to UBC’s Strategic Plan.

If you have an applied research project that a sustainability scholar student can complete within 250 hours during the May 4 to Aug. 14, 2020, program period, please submit a proposal by Nov. 15, 2019.

Proposed topics will be evaluated based on how they further the goals and principles outlined in the Okanagan Charter and UBC’s 20-Year Sustainability Strategy.

For more information about the funding program or to apply using the proposal template, visit the Wellbeing Scholars website.

To learn more about the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program, visit their website.

Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge begins June 17

Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge begins June 17

All UBC staff and faculty are invited to participate in the annual Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge (June 17 – July 12). This four-week challenge is a free, easy, accessible way to get active or keep fit – no matter the level of motivation or ability. Register as an individual, or make it social and participate as a team.

There will be weekly random prize draws, photo challenges, meet-up events, and an overall prize for both the top team and top individual.

The registration deadline is June 12, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Stair Challenge website  to learn more and to register.