Posts by 'Suzanne Jolly'

Navigating Eldercare

Posted by: | December 1, 2011

Over the last six months or so, I’ve become responsible for my Dad as his health declines.  I called our Employee Family Assistance Program Provider (Homewood Human Solutions) to ask if they could help me to better understand care facilities for my Dad’s future care a few months ago.  It was helpful, but merely a […]

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I am Leaving for Change!

Posted by: | November 2, 2011

I don’t have all the details yet, but I’m so excited to announce that for 3 weeks next spring I will be going on the UBC Leave for Change program.  It looks like I’ll be doing organizational change in Africa, but that’s yet to be confirmed. A really important part of health is intellectual health.  […]

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Thriving at UBC

Posted by: | October 18, 2011

This week is our busiest of the year: UBC Thrive.  Lots of you hear me talk about it, see me tweet about it and so many of you are kind enough to support it. We are releasing videos this week, featuring faculty and staff (including our wonderful UBC President, Professor Stephen Toope) talking about how […]

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October Health Hero: UBC Food for the Soul

Posted by: | October 5, 2011

“Food is medicine. People say healthy food is expensive. So which would you rather do? Pay upfront now for your food, or pay later when you end up in the hospital bed? Healthy foods give healthy minds. If you give someone greasy dull food, their minds will also be greasy and dull.” -Steve Golob, Residence […]

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The Health Benefits of My Stogie

Posted by: | September 30, 2011

I love the title of this blog post- I hope you get the joke! Last Saturday, if you were at the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology Conference, Creating Connections 2.0, you would have seen me presenting. I also hope that you wouldn’t have known that I was in emotional turmoil.  I think I […]

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Sleep and Your Mental Health

Posted by: | September 19, 2011

  This time last year, I was feeling really horrible and that is honestly a grave understatement.  For my 30th birthday, I had been given an interesting present: I developed some form of lung infection.  The lung issue meant that I was up all night long coughing because I couldn’t clear my lungs.  As part […]

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September Health Hero: The Newcomers

Posted by: | August 31, 2011

Jayde Lee is new to UBC. Like so many other staff and faculty at UBC, Jayde will soon be experiencing her first September on campus (what we old-timers often refer to as “the busiest time of the year”). Jayde joined UBC just over a month ago, as the Doctoral Exams Assistant in the Faculty of […]

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A Lesson About Knees and Injury Prevention

Posted by: | August 23, 2011

In amongst the Tofino waves, my right knee was ruined.  I was on a surf trip for my vacation, and whilst swimming through the waves in order to surf, I overextended my knee.  It made a very loud popping sound, which made me stop and consider how it felt. It didn’t hurt, until a few […]

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Analyzing My Vacation for My Health

Posted by: | August 9, 2011

Last week was my birthday and I try to celebrate every thing I can in my life, so I took a little vacation to surf and camp in Tofino, then mountain bike and camp on Hornby Island.  It was an amazing trip: I saw both the sunset and sunrise on 2 our of the four […]

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Health Hero: The Form Fillers

Posted by: | August 2, 2011

This month is dedicated to all of you who have filled out an Incident/Accident Report Form. I know it may seem like a silly thing to celebrate, but these forms mean a lot to the health and wellness of ourselves and our colleagues.  Last year alone, the University had 609 Staff and Faculty Incident/Accident Report […]

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About: Suzanne Jolly

When I’m not at work, I spend my time rock climbing (sport and traditional) or backcountry skiing (alpine touring), walking my mutt (he’s a 45 lb Heinz 57), and being outside in nature as much as possible (spending time in the Sea to Sky Corridor).

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