Now that it’s officially two weeks into 2018, it’s time to really make or break those pesky New Year resolutions. If you were hoping to find an opportunity to practice your first aid skills, to promote health and wellbeing around campus, to make new friends and to take on new challenges though, you’re in luck! The Emergency Medical Aid Team (EMAT) at UBC is currently hiring for the 2018-2019 academic year.
EMAT is a team of student volunteers that seek to promote student wellbeing around campus by providing first aid coverage at a number of events both on and off campus, including sporting events and parties. As a part of UBC Student Health Services, we are devoted to working with our partners to ensure injury prevention and all aspects of emergency care on campus. In addition, we hold a number of outreach events and training sessions throughout the year to educate UBC as a whole about alcohol intoxication, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), safer partying, and more.
Not to mention, throughout the school year, we meet every Tuesday from 4 to 6 pm for weekly training sessions, which allow us to further develop our Standard First Aid certification as well as other crucial leadership and interpersonal skills.
Applications close January 31, so don’t wait and apply now! Check out the following link for the application and position description: https://students.ubc.ca/emergency-medical-aid-team.
Written by Veena and Geoffrey