Travelling Health Fair

Once a year the Travelling Health Fair provides you with information, awareness, self-assessment, and personalized consultation on health topics of importance to you.  

The Travelling Health Fair has wrapped up for 2024. We thank everyone for their participation!

Brought to you by the Health, Wellbeing, and Benefits team in partnership with the UBC Pharmacists Clinic, the event is available at no cost to UBC faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and student staff. 

February 20-28 2024: Heart Health

For the 2024 Travelling Health Fair, we will take a comprehensive approach to heart health and the health and wellbeing of UBC faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and student staff.

Cardiovascular disease is a term used to describe a variety of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. It is a chronic disease that can lead to heart attack or stroke, and is one of the leading causes of death in Canada. Nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke. 

The good news is that most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented through healthy behaviors. Prevention starts with knowing your risk, and the 2024 UBC Travelling Health Fair is dedicated to helping you learn about your cardiovascular disease risk and provide information on ways to keep your risk as low as possible. 

The UBC Traveling Health Fair is an annual free mobile health clinic offering one-on-one health assessments. In February, the 2024 fair will take a comprehensive cardiovascular disease prevention approach to the health and wellbeing of UBC staff, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows. As part of this health fair, you will receive the following confidential services:

  • Measurement of height, weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure
  • Cholesterol level measurement (a small finger prick)
  • Education about cardiovascular risk factors
  • Calculation of cardiovascular disease risk (Framingham score)
  • Interpretation of results and an individualized action plan to optimize your cardiovascular health

Who should attend: everyone!  Whether you are currently living with a chronic condition such as heart disease or want to learn about your risk factors, there is something for everyone at this fair. It is never too early to think about prevention. Total appointment time: 30 minutes per participant.

Come join us and let’s talk about heart health! Spaces are limited



Clinic hours

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

<FULLY BOOKED> Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Lecture Hall, 1st floor

Blusson Spinal Cord Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, 818 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver

9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

<FULLY BOOKED> The Nest, Room 2301

6133 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Neville Scarfe Building, 2nd floor, SCRF 203

2125 Main Mall

9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

<FULLY BOOKED> Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS): Policy Lab A and B

2260 West Mall

9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

<FULLY BOOKED> Robert H Lee Alumni Centre: Polygon and the Bill & Lisa Classrooms

6163 University Boulevard

12:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Can't attend in-person? Attend the Heart Health Webinar

Learn more about the importance of good cardiovascular health and ways you can identify and modify common risk factors. 

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024

Time: 2 - 3 pm

Facilitator: Adrien Ziemczonek, UBC Pharmacists Clinic

Register here.

Help share the Travelling Health Care with your colleagues

Please use this poster, to print out and display at your location. 

Travelling health fair poster 2024

All health care services are provided by licensed pharmacists and pharmacy students from the Pharmacists Clinic – UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

For more information, please contact Truelove Twumasi, Workplace Wellbeing Programs Specialist.


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