Living Well

The Workplace Wellbeing team would like to acknowledge that UBC is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam (UBC Vancouver) and Syilx (UBC Okanagan) peoples and that we are uninvited guests on this land. As a participant in this course, we’d like to extend this acknowledgement to the territory on which you currently reside and its caretakers since time immemorial. We are grateful to have the opportunity to share this knowledge with you and we acknowledge our mentors and learning communities, who passed on this knowledge to us.

We believe that every individual can be active in caring for their own wellbeing as well as the health of their communities. It is important to acknowledge that a universal set of essential needs underpin wellbeing. These include safe, healthy, supportive and enabling systems and environments as well as equity and human rights. It is our responsibility as an institution to provide and contribute to these environments, which will in turn contribute to our community’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Community wellbeing is the cornerstone of our work, and we appreciate you taking this time to engage.

Physical Wellbeing

Increasing physical activity by moving more and sitting less leads to many health benefits.  Check out our resources and get inspired to move more or ramp up your fitness.

Mental Health

UBC recognizes the key role that positive mental health plays in the workplace, as well as its impact on professional performance, productivity and respectful environments.  Discover programs and trainings aimed at increasing mental health literacy and decreasing stigma.

Nutritional Health

Eating well is as important to your overall health as taking the time to be physically active and engage in activities that support your mental wellbeing.  Explore healthy and nutritious recipes, tips and more.