2019 ES Wellness Afternoon Wrap-Up

Another Wellness Afternoon has come and gone. Check out the
ES Events page on ES Connected, which is the new home for all our ES Vancouver event photos (including Wellness Afternoon), dating back to 2014.

2019 ES Wellness Afternoon might have been our best yet, thanks to a record number of ES-lead sessions. We are fortunate to have had so many talented and generous colleagues volunteer their time to lead a wide variety of fun activities.

A huge thank you goes to:

  • Jessika Baroi
  • Oana Toma
  • Jason Kwok
  • Adrian Lee Chuy
  • Cassie Dominic
  • Joseph Dubec
  • Jon Tsang
  • Stephanie Oldford
  • Tara Drage
  • Christoper Eaton
  • Alana Shramm
  • Katja Clark
  • Alex Lau
  • Annie Yim
  • Stephanie LePage
  • Selene Buendia
  • Cara Low
  • Jin Lee
  • Ariel Lee
  • Verina Zhang
  • Cicy Guimond

We’d also like to express our sincere thanks to the many individuals who offered to help set-up, clean-up, move tables, and provide general assistance to Ashley and Coby during the event. We apologize if we’ve missed anyone in the following list, which only includes those we asked to help. Many others volunteered, but the number of volunteers exceeded our need for assistance.

Thank you for volunteering to help ES Wellness Afternoon run smoothly:

  • Shawn Chang
  • John Bryant
  • Richard Ho
  • Paul Poole
  • Scottford Price
  • Claudio Storelli
  • Christine Williams
  • Judy McGuigan
  • Alvin Oh
  • Raymond Kaan
  • Andrew Arida
  • Paola Baca
  • Defne Corbacioglu
  • Zenia Ferreira
  • Melissa Carr
  • Lena Ignatovich
  • Natasha Latter
  • Debbie Lin
  • Xin Lu
  • Heather Mitchell
  • Erica Shimizu
  • Cheryl Tyler

Donate to support Period Promise

Nobody should have to pick between feeding their family and being able to afford basic hygiene products.

But nearly 1 in 4 Canadian women have struggled to buy period products for themselves or their children. Period Promise is a United Way Campaign to help vulnerable people live with the dignity we all deserve.

Join us between March 7 and April 4, 2019 by taking action and helping to provide period products to those in need throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

How can you help?

If you would like to personally donate menstrual products or give financial support to the Period Promise campaign, you can:

1. Donate to the campaign or purchase product online: click here

2. Drop off products in the collection boxes around Brock hall or at any of these collections points on the UBC Vancouver Campus:

  • UBC United Way Office,  Monday to Friday between 8:00am – 4:30pm, located at 2029 West Mall – Ponderosa B, 2nd Floor [MAP]
  • AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC)at the AMS Nest, everyday betwen 8:00am-10:00 pm, located on the 3rd floor in room 3127 [MAP]

Did you know that the SASC provides free menstrual products to students who need them?

Questions? Please contact us at united.way@ubc.ca or 604 822 8929 or speak to our very own, United Way champion, Paola Baca.

Paola is currently recruiting members for this year’s United Way Campaign Committee. Let her know if you are interested in joining the team!


UBCO: Register for Staff & Faculty Sports Day 2019

Reposted from HR Health Promotions

Whether you want to participate as an office, department, group of colleagues or an individual, there’s an activity designed for everyone.  Teams to consist of 4-6 individuals will be asked to complete a minimum number of challenges. If you are registering as an individual you will be placed on a team to complete the challenges.

Register for Sports Day 2019

Get Involved and Volunteer!

Volunteers are an essential part of Sports Day, and critical to the event’s success. If you would like to sign up as a volunteer, please email Lyndsay Arnot at lyndsay.arnot@ubc.ca.  We appreciate your support!

UBCV: Register for Staff & Faculty Sports Day 2019

Reposted from UBC Rec

Staff & Faculty Sports Day, hosted by UBC Recreation in collaboration with UBC Human Resources, is one of the largest events for staff on campus. Teams from departments across campus compete in a variety of fun recreational challenges that can only be accomplished through teamwork and collaboration. (and team spirit of course!)

It’s a great way to get to know your colleagues outside of the office and get your daily dose of laughter, we promise it will not disappoint! Registration is now open, so rally your coworkers and get register for Staff & Faculty Sports Day 2019!

Event Details

Date & Time: Friday May 3, 2019 at 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Ceremonies & Refreshments: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Awards at 4:15 PM.
Registration: Teams must be between 4-6 members. Those registering as an “individual” will be placed on a team closer to the event date.
Cost: Free for all Staff & Faculty.

Register for Sports Day 2019