UBC requires COVID-19 rapid testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Find out more about the required COVID-19 Rapid Testing Program.

We offer resources to foster your wellbeing as an individual, opportunities to champion healthy workplace initiatives, and services to support a healthy work environment.  

We strive to create safe communities that encourage employee health and wellbeing.

If you’re a manager, learn about the resources available to provide a healthy and safe work environment.

Occupational and Preventive Health (OPH)

UBC’s Occupational & Preventive Health unit provides confidential and free programs and services to help protect the health and safety of staff, faculty, and paid students.


Ergonomics play an important role in our safety and well-being. The proper ergonomic design of our workspaces can minimize the risk of a wide range of injuries.

Physical Wellbeing

We offer various programs and services that can help you get started and stay motivated. You’ll find everything from guided exercises to improve your core strength, to on-campus fitness facilities that offer discounts to UBC employees and their families.

Mental Health

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

Workplace Wellbeing Ambassador program

A pilot program that plays a key strategic role at UBC, supporting the Human Resources – Health, Wellbeing, & Benefits team in their effort to embed wellbeing and wellbeing practices within UBC workplaces.

Breastfeeding-friendly spaces at UBC

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive workplace for all who work, research and teach at UBC, we also recognize the importance of supporting faculty and staff in bringing their whole selves to work.

Personal safety on campus

UBC is committed to fostering a safe, healthy and respectful environment for everyone in the campus community. We have programs and services in place to minimize risks and help you stay safe.

Extended Health & Dental Provider: Sun Life

Phone: 1-800-661-7334 or 1-800-361-6212
Web: mysunlife.ca

Active Plan Group Number: 025205
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number

Retirement & Survivor Benefits Plan Group Number: 020605
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number

Need crisis counselling?

Call the LifeWorks Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor.

Health & Wellbeing Disclaimer

The wellbeing information on this website is provided as information only and should not serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, or treatment from qualified physicians, mental health care providers, or other health care providers.  External resources have been carefully selected but are not produced by UBC and UBC is not responsible for the content nor does UBC endorse products or services mentioned on these sites.  Suggested links and resources are intended to educate but not to replace UBC policies, procedures or advice from health professionals.

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