We are currently experiencing technical problems. If you are applying for credit-course Tuition Waivers for yourself or your dependent(s), you will need to use a manual process until the issue is resolved. If you’ve made an application using the manual process on or after January 12, 2021, Enrolment Services will be automatically applying a deferral for all credit-course tuition waivers until the technical issue is resolved. If you have already contacted Enrolment Services to request a deferral, your request will continue to be processed until January 25, 2021. For details and to learn more please visit the Tuition Waivers page. 

Physical wellbeing

Evidence shows that increasing physical activity by moving more and sitting less leads to many health benefits including improved physical and mental health, a greater sense of social wellbeing, and reduced risk of many preventable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and mental illness.

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.

As a UBC employee, you have access to UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program, which offers fitness coaching and support on health and wellness.

To increase physical activity on campus UBC created UBC Action Framework to Increase Physical Activity and Reduce Sedentary Behaviour, and identified it as a priority are in the Wellbeing Strategic Framework.

CAMMPUS Cardiovascular Health Assessment Program

The CAMMPUS project focuses on improving the cardiovascular heart health of UBC Vancouver faculty and staff. 

Pick your peak stair challenge

The Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge is an annual fun and inclusive way to encourage staff and faculty to take the stairs. 

Travelling health fair

The Travelling Health Fair is a free mobile health clinic put on once a year for UBC staff, faculty and postdoctoral fellows.  

UBC perks for faculty and staff 

On-campus perks to support your physical wellbeing year-round.

Virtual health fair and online resources

Over 20 different screenings, tools and resources to help you assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self.

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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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