Health and Wellness Events throughout November

Join the UBC and SFU PDAs all November long for Postdoc Health and Wellness Month!

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, it can be difficult to prioritize our health and wellness. That’s why we are teaming up with the SFU PDA to bring you a series of virtual workouts and wellness sessions.

Building Resilience as a Postdoctoral Fellow

What does it mean to have resilience? How do you cope with challenging times? Join us for a workshop on Mental Health & Wellbeing for Postdocs, focusing on:

– Encouraging dialogue on postdoctoral mental health
– Looking at the definition of resilience
– Sharing strategies and resources for building resilience

This workshop will be facilitated by Crystal Hutchinson (Workplace Wellbeing Strategist with UBC Human Resources) and Dr. Karen Ross (Graduate & Postdoctoral Wellbeing Support Coordinator, UBC Faculty of Medicine).

Tuesday November 24 from 11am-12pmOnline via Zoom: those that register will receive the Zoom link prior to the workshop.

Please register in advance: register here!

Virtual Mindfulness and Meditation Sessions

Join us for two upcoming Mindfulness & Meditation sessions. Guided by a mediation and mindfulness coach, these will focus on attention and breath work.

Thursday, November 12 at 6-7pm
Thursday, November 26 at 12:30-1:30pm

Please register in advance: register here!

 Register here!

Virtual workouts focusing on shoulder, neck and back health

These weekly sessions will focus on neck, shoulder and back health to help overcome the postural and mobility issues that we may be facing due to sitting at a desk for longer periods of time during the pandemic. So join us on Zoom for some workouts targeting postural health, lead by a Pilates and Yoga instructor. All fitness levels welcome!

There is no need to register in advance. Below is the meeting information:

Tuesday, November 3th at 6-7pm
Tuesday, November 10th at 12:30-1:30pm
Tuesday, November 17th at 6-7pm
Tuesday, November 24th at 12:30-1:30pm

Zoom meeting link (will be the same for each week):

Meeting ID: 878 8630 0705
Password: wellness

We hope to see you at these great health and wellness events!