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Guest Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccines

A Q&A on COVID-19 vaccines with Dr. Maria Tokuyama from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, to help prepare us for a safe return to campus.

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September 30 - Orange Shirt Day & National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

2021 is the first year that September 30, a day we know as Orange Shirt Day, will be recognized as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and be observed as a holiday in BC. Orange Shirt Day is a day when we wear orange shirts to honour residential school survivors and Phyllis Webstad’s story. 

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Join the for Not Myself Today community

UBC is committed to building mentally healthy workplaces where all employees can thrive. We encourage you and your departments to attend our upcoming information sessions to find out more about our community of Not Myself Today® ambassadors and to champion this initiative.

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Highlights of the Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge

The Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge is a fun and inclusive way to encourage staff and faculty to engage in movement. After a year hiatus, the challenge was back on this year from July 5 to August 2, 2021.

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Editorial: Managing stress and building resilience

As the UBC community greets the start of a new academic year, one thing is certain: this will be a September like no other. There will be additional stressors to navigate in what continues to be uncertain and challenging times.

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Our favourite walks around UBCV and UBCO

Now that we’re returning back to our in-person work and learning environments, here's a list of some of our favourite places to walk around UBC’s beautiful campuses.

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Try a free two-minute total wellbeing assessment with LifeWorks 

Do you want a quick way to see how you are doing in key areas of your life such as physical, financial, mental and social health? Take a two-minute assessment with UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider LifeWorks. 

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Editorial: Rebuilding community

The pandemic taught us how to come together virtually, but we also lost a sense of community and social connection. This month we take a look at things we can do to rebuild our community and connect again. 

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