A bi-monthly roundup of wellbeing updates and initiatives on our campuses and in the community.
UBC Okanagan hosts Healthy Measures event
On February 14, UBC Okanagan will host Healthy Measures, a free and confidential service for faculty and staff.
We Care Home Health Services will conduct health assessments with the assistance of nursing students, and human kinetics students will offer BMI and fitness testing.
UBC units and faculties: Apply now for Sustainability Scholars program
UBC Wellbeing and the UBC Sustainability Scholars Program have announced funding support for 10 living laboratory projects for the summer 2018 UBC Sustainability Scholars program. Scholars on both campuses complete applied research projects within 250 hours between April 30 and August 10.
Deadline for applications is January 22. To find out more, contact Karen.Selby@ubc.ca.
Partner registration for Move UBC now open
In February 2018, both UBC campuses will host Move UBC, a month-long initiative to encourage the campus communities to reduce sedentary behaviour.
Registration for Move UBC partners is now open. Submissions for events, online content, and other ideas are welcome.
Join in the conversation on sexual assault
January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) at UBC, and everyone is encouraged to join in the conversation that is happening in the media, in our communities, and around the world.
Through a variety of events, SAAM raises awareness and understanding about sexual assault and how we can help prevent it.
Thriving faculty: how UBC Psychology’s Benjamin Cheung champions student wellbeing
Psychology lecturer Benjamin Cheung believes social connectedness can help support student learning and mental health, as well as his own wellbeing. It’s what inspired him to host #bagelswithben, a weekly meet-up that enables his students to engage with each other over bagels and conversation.
January 31 marks Suicide Awareness Day
On January 31, UBC staff, students, and faculty on both campuses will raise awareness, share supportive resources, and help reduce the stigma surrounding suicide. Find out how to help prevent suicide at interactive booths and workshops, through roaming street teams on campus, and online.
UBC Wellbeing featured in UK case study
UK-based professors Mark Dooris and Sue Powell have been leading a research project on Healthy Universities: Whole University Leadership for Health, Wellbeing, and Sustainability across the globe. They recently profiled UBC in an in-depth case study.
Keep Thriving all year
Thrive 2017 was a huge success! From October 30 to November 3, both UBC campuses hosted over 100 events.
Read the Thrive Week recap and to learn how you can continue to thrive all year long.
30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge: Starts February 19
UBC’s next 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge begins on February 19. Register now for this free online training program that aims to help UBC staff and faculty across both campuses incorporate mindfulness into the workplace.