Living well

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.

Physical Wellbeing

We offer various programs and services that can help you get started and stay motivated.

Mental Health

UBC recognizes the key role that mental health plays in the workplace. Mental health impacts everyone at UBC, not just those with a mental illness.


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.

Healthy Workplace Initiative Fund

The Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP) is an annual fund available to UBC departments and units to support wellbeing grassroots activities.

UBC Thrive

UBC Thrive is a mindset and a week-long series of events focused on helping everyone at UBC explore their path to mental health.

Breastfeeding-Friendly Spaces at UBC

For breastfeeding mothers, UBC has established a number of spaces on campus where you can breastfeed your child, pump milk and tend to your child’s needs.

Personal Safety on Campus

UBC is committed to fostering a safe, healthy and respectful environment for everyone in the campus community.

Extended Health & Dental Provider: Sun Life

Phone: 1-800-661-7334 or 1-800-361-6212

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 Morneau Shepell Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor.


The benefits information on this website is provided as a descriptive summary only. While the University has endeavored to accurately reflect its benefit programs, policies and plans, the information on this website does not create any contractual or other rights between the University and its faculty and staff members. To the extent that there are any conflicts or discrepancies between the benefits information on this website and the benefit plan documents (including group insurance contracts and benefit booklets) or any applicable collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy, the benefit plan documents and collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy will govern in all cases.

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