Health & Wellbeing

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.

Understanding Your Travel Benefits Information Session: May 7, 12-1pm

Understanding Your Travel Benefits Information Session: May 7, 12-1pm

UBC staff and faculty who are enrolled in the UBC extended health benefits plan are invited to attend this free, upcoming information session to understand your travel benefits. This session is an great opportunity to hear about such topics as:

  • Should I purchase additional travel insurance?
  • What is my UBC coverage while travelling?
  • What is the maximum amount I can claim?
  • Am I covered by other plans?
  • What if I am pregnant or have a pre-existing medical condition?
  • What are the exclusions and limitations?

Date: May 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Vancouver: Centre for Brain Health, Room 101 (lower level), 2215 Wesbrook Mall. Register now.

Okanagan: Reichwald Health Sciences Centre (RHS), Room 257, 1088 Discovery Ave (via videoconference). Register now.

Wellbeing workshop: Parenting Tips: How to Talk to Your Kids about Sexual Health (Jan. 23, 2019)

On Jan. 23, we are holding a noon-hour session for parents on How to talk to your kids about sexual health.

About this workshop

The prospect of talking to your children about sex and sexual health can be a difficult one, but these conversations do not need to be feared or avoided. Why not arm yourself with knowledge, age-appropriate information and fantastic resources? Learn how to speak to your children about comprehensive body science and sexual health information. You will also take away a helpful formula for answering questions and discover some fantastic resources for both parents and children of any age. Help provide your children with the tools to keep themselves safe and to make healthy and informed decisions.

Course Information

Date: Jan. 23, 2019, 12:00  – 1:00 p.m.
Location: CEME Room 1215, 6250 Applied Science Lane  [map]
Register online

Wellbeing workshop: Working Mind for Managers (Jan. 31, 2019)

We present Working Mind for Managers, to be held on Jan. 31 (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). All supervisors, managers, and members of the distributed UBC’s HR community of practice in Vancouver are invited to attend.

About this workshop

The Working Mind is a Mental Health Commission of Canada, evidence-based, workplace training program aimed at increasing mental health literacy for supervisors/managers.

Program goals

  • To provide supervisors and managers with the confidence, tools and resources to support employees who may be experiencing mental health challenges
  • To reduce stigma and negative attitudes towards those struggling with poor mental health
  • To provide learners with a broad understanding of mental health and wellbeing
  • To promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Course information

Date: Jan. 31, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: TEF III, Room 610  [map]
Cost: Free
Register online

Walkabout Challenge begins Jan. 21, 2019

Walkabout is an annual nine-week health and wellbeing challenge that promotes regular exercise in social settings. Everyone is welcome to participate, either individually or by creating teams of five and walking the distance of the virtual route. The challenge runs Jan. 21 to March 24, 2019.

Register your team before Jan. 27 at http://walkabout.educ.ubc.ca/.

Walkabout was designed and launched in 2005 by Dr. Joy Butler and is a partnership initiative between the Faculty of Education, UBC Recreation and UBC Human Resources.