Workplace Health & Wellbeing

The UBC Okanagan Human Resources Workplace Health and Wellbeing team is actively involved in the creation of a safe community that encourages employee health and wellbeing. Our commitment to employee health is part of the large university goal to create an outstanding work environment as outlined in the UBC Strategic Plan, as well as the UBC Focus on People strategy to develop a sustainable, healthy workplace. In addition, our work is informed by the Wellbeing Strategic Framework and the Okanagan Charter. Our benefits plans are designed with the continuing health and wellbeing of our staff, faculty, and their families in mind. In addition, UBC is proud to offer a wide range of workshops and programs to help keep you working and living well.

NEW & UPCOMING

Healthy Measures: February 23, 2023 – Free, no cost event to get baseline fitness health assessment information and resources to support health and wellbeing goals

Movement Break Challenge

Workplace Wellbeing Ambassador Program: Now accepting applications

Enhancing Couple Relationships February 14, 2023 WEBINAR

Move UBC – A university-wide initiative each February aiming to increase physical activity and reduce the time the UBC community spend being inactive.

ProPass – Discounted transit pass for Faculty & Staff (Summer pass enrollment OPENS April 1, 2023)

 

QUICK LINKS

UBC Benefits

Assisting staff & faculty in distress

Planning for a child: Information for new and expecting parents

Elder care resources

Personal safety on campus

Health, Fitness & Family Discounts

UBC Mental Health and Workplace Wellbeing

Subscribe to Healthy UBC newsletter

Supports for those experiencing domestic violence

Physical health resources

Ergonomics

ALAViDA

Tools and Resources to Support Managers, Heads and Deans


IMMEDIATE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Call the LifeWorks Care Access Centre at 1-866-424-0770 to chat with a counselor at any time or use the chat function on the app. Learn more about Employee & Family Assistance Program resources and services.

EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS

Access registered/licensed clinical psychologist and social workers, or clinical counselors through the psychological services provision under your Extended Benefits Plan


MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Our training and educational programs aim to support UBC faculty and staff with tools and resources to improve mental health, resiliency and coping skills.

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Find resources to support you in the workplace for injury, illness, disability and substance use, and more.

HEALTHY WORKPLACE INITIATIVES

Learn more about initiatives, resources and programs to support healthy workplace culture.

 

 


Crisis Support for Residential School Survivors

Please see the below resources dedicated to assisting Residential School Survivors: