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March Health Hero: The Health Advocates

Posted by: | February 28, 2011

Right now, I am running the UBC Travelling Health Fair.  Last month, we asked for people to invite us into their departments to help us host the fair at the various workplaces around UBC Vancouver.   So each day over a two week period, accompanied by a team of health consultants, I spend the day promoting […]

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Creativity Corner: Keeping Your Head Above Water

Posted by: | February 28, 2011

A regular feature by Anna Lidstone We hear a lot about “creative blocks” – you know, when you want to work on a creative project but you’re just, well, stuck. We hear a lot less about suffering from “creative floods,” but in my experience this is actually a more common complaint. Here’s what happens: You’ve […]

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Creativity Corner: The Time Audit

Posted by: | January 31, 2011

A new regular feature by Anna Lidstone Want to nurture your creative health, but don’t have time? If your creative projects are getting neglected in the busy-ness of everyday life, a time audit can help you prioritize. For one week, write down everything you do in the day. Include the little things: 10 minutes waiting […]

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February Health Heroes: Up for the Challenge

Posted by: | January 31, 2011

The need to reconnect with nature and push herself physically and emotionally led Shakeela to seek a local challenge.  She joined five friends to hike the West Coast Trail on the Southwestern edge of Vancouver Island (often rated as one of the world’s top hiking tails), carrying a 40 pound backpack over 100 KM. With […]

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January UBC Health Heroes: The Creatives

Posted by: | December 23, 2010

by Anna Lidstone Anna Lidstone has written extensively on creativity and has presented numerous workshops on ‘Protecting Your Creativity’ and ‘Finding Time for Creativity’. She is also a Senior Writer in the Development Office. They sidle up to me in the corridor. “I just wanted to tell you,” they whisper, “about my new book/song/painting/quilt…” Their […]

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December’s Health Heroes: The Helpers

Posted by: | November 30, 2010

“The opposite of morality is indifference.” Maxine Greene I recently had the privilege of drinking coffee with Lynn Newman, Chair of the UBC United Way Steering Committee. Other folks at UBC will know her as the Assistant Dean of Land and Food Systems.  Lynn’s dedication to UBC and the wider community is inspiring.  Although she […]

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Health Hero: Finding a Healthy Balance

Posted by: | October 27, 2010

by Jennifer St.Onge The graduate student life can be an amazing, rewarding experience, but it can also be very stressful, so finding a healthy balance is a challenge. Like many grad students, in addition to conducting research I’m also an employee of UBC as a Teaching Assistant (TA). My role as both student and UBC […]

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October’s Health Hero: Setting the Wheels in Motion

Posted by: | October 5, 2010

By Nicci Bartley I work in cancer prevention research at the School of Population and Public Health, which means that I spend my days researching ways to encourage people to be healthier. The Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program funding offered through the Department of Health, Safety and Environment provided me with a great opportunity to practice […]

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Making Time To Be Mindful

Posted by: | June 30, 2010

By Thea Treahy-Geofreda As I counted the days to my summer vacation, I found myself yearning more and more for that well deserved break. Finally having the time to just sit back and relax will be amazing. Ironically, it wasn’t until the day before this trip I realized I could achieve this desired sense of […]

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