Travelling Health Fair

The Travelling Health Fair is a free mobile health clinic put on once a year for  UBC staff and faculty.  It offers one-on-one health assessments and consultations every February.

February 2017: Diabetes Awareness

The Travelling Health Fair is back and partnering  with the UBC Pharmacists clinic to offer Diabetes Awareness Assessments.

Eleven million Canadians live with diabetes or pre diabetes. Chances are you or someone you know is affected, however many people may not even know they are affected. Awareness and knowledge are critical. The 2017 Travelling Health Fair is dedicated to helping you learn about diabetes and how to manage your blood sugar to keep your risk as low as possible.

The Fair is open to those with and without diabetes or pre diabetes.

Participants will receive:

  • Education about blood sugars, diabetes and what it all means
  • Measurement of weight, waist, blood pressure and blood sugars
  • Education about diabetes risk factors and a personalized risk assessment
  • Interpretation of results with an individualized action plan for preventing or reducing diabetes risk

All services are provided by pharmacists from the UBC Pharmacists Clinic and students from the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Upcoming Health Fair & Registrations

Feb. 21 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Henry Angus room 292 (Point Grey)

Feb. 22 | 9:00am – 12:15pm
Location: Diamond Health Care Centre (DHCC) at VGH room 9299

Feb. 23 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Brock Hall Main Concourse (Point Grey)

Feb. 28 | 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Centre for Integrative Research on Sustainability (CIRS) Hydro Theatre (Point Grey)

March 1 | 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Alumni Centre rooms 222 & 224 (Point Grey)

Registrations are now open! Appointments take approximately 20 minutes, are limited and must be reserved ahead of time. Click here to reserve your appointment.

Can’t make the fair?

The UBC Pharmacists Clinic will be offering the same Diabetes Awareness Assessments for two weeks in March.  Book an appointment between March 6-March 17 and receive the same screening as the Travelling Health Fair, FREE!  Call the UBC Pharmacists Clinic at 604-827-2584.

You can also visit our Virtual Health Fair.  It includes over 20 different screenings, tools and resources to help you assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self.


2016: Lung Health

Do you notice your breathing? Are you slumped forward, tensed up or taking shallow breaths?  Do you have a lung condition?  We take approximately 22,000 breaths each day, usually without even realizing it, and in some situations our health can be compromised if we are not breathing properly.

Effective breathing and healthy lungs starts with knowledge!

This year, participants received:

  • A lung health check-up.
  • Information about breathing and the lungs.
  • Lung health risk factor information.
  • A personalized action plan for optimal lung health.

2015: Bone up on your Health

Bones truly are the backbone of your body.  They support you, allow you to move, and protect the body from injury.  Bones also store and release much needed minerals within the body.  Your bone health is largely determined by how well you understand and look after your bones.  We are here to help!

As part of the fair, participants received the following services: 

Bone fracture risk assessment; height and weight measurement; personalized action plan for bone health and bone disease prevention; information on calcium, vitamin D intake and lifestyle factors; counselling & interpretation of results.

View photos from the fair.

Services  provided by licensed pharmacists and pharmacy students from the Pharmacists Clinic at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.


2014: Heart Health

UBC’s Travelling Health Fair focused on heart health and cardiovascular risk.  Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death for Canadians and understanding risk factors and prevention strategies is key.

As part of the fair, participants received the following services: 

Blood pressure measurement; Body Mass Index; Cholesterol measurement; Calculation of heart disease risk (Framingham score); Counselling & interpretation of results; Recommendations to optimize your heart health

Services  provided by licensed pharmacists and pharmacy students from the Pharmacists Clinic at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

For more information, please contact Miranda Massie, Health Promotions Coordinator, at miranda.massie@ubc.ca.