Health & Wellbeing

Get Comfy & Help Kick Off Move UBC (Feb. 1-28)

Get Comfy & Help Kick Off Move UBC (Feb. 1-28)

Next Thursday, Feb. 1, you’re invited to reach for your go-to active wear, lace up your favourite sneakers, and join your comfortably-attired colleagues in kicking off Move UBC.

Move UBC is an annual, month-long initiative that encourages the entire UBC community to find ways to move more. By sitting less and moving more, we can help to improve our mental and physical health. When your colleagues move along with you, you’ll also enjoy social health benefits.

For more info about Active Wear Day (Feb. 1) and Move UBC events (Feb. 1-28), visit www.move.ubc.ca.

12th Annual Walkabout Challenge Begins Jan. 22

12th Annual Walkabout Challenge Begins Jan. 22

Jan. 22 marks the beginning of the 12th annual Walkabout challenge, a partnership between the Faculty of Education, UBC Rec, and Human Resources.

Walkabout is an annual nine-week health and wellbeing challenge promoting regular exercise in social settings. Everyone at UBC is welcome to join a team or register as an individual ($10/person).

Learn more about the challenge at http://walkabout.educ.ubc.ca.

Reminder: Search Inside Yourself Training Program: Jan. 15-16, 2018

In support of UBC’s commitment to workplace health and wellbeing, we are offering a unique professional development opportunity to UBC staff and faculty at the Vancouver campus.

Developed at Google and founded in neuroscience, Search Inside Yourself (SIY) is a unique training program that uses emotional intelligence and mindfulness to optimize performance, build leadership skills and increase wellbeing.

Program Details

  • Two-day in-person cohort-based training taught by SIY-certified instructors (Jan. 15-16, 2018, at the Vancouver campus)
  • Four weeks of follow-up exercises, content and cohort conversations via email (approx. mid-January to mid-February)
  • One-hour debrief session via webinar to integrate learning, answer questions and provide direction going forward (approx. late February)

Registration Information

For more information, including program benefits and what’s included in the program, visit the Search Inside Yourself webpage.

Search Inside Yourself Training Program (starting January 2018)

Search Inside Yourself Training Program (starting January 2018)

In support of UBC’s commitment to workplace health and wellbeing, HR is offering a unique professional development opportunity to UBC faculty and staff at the Vancouver campus.

Developed at Google and founded in neuroscience, Search Inside Yourself (SIY) is a unique training program that uses emotional intelligence and mindfulness to optimize performance, build leadership skills and increase wellbeing. The SIY program consists of:

  • Two-day in-person cohort-based training taught by SIY-certified instructors (Jan. 15-16, 2018, at the Vancouver campus)
  • Four weeks of follow-up exercises, content and cohort conversations via email (approx. mid-January to mid-February)
  • One-hour debrief session via webinar to integrate learning, answer questions and provide direction going forward (approx. late February)

Cost: $50 per person (eligible for PD funding). Registration deadline: Jan. 5, 2018.

Spots are limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis. Register now!

For more information, including program benefits and what’s included in the cost of the program, visit the Search Inside Yourself webpage.