At UBC, wellbeing is a deeply held value. A priority that helps guide our daily interactions, decisions, policy planning and program development. An essential building block to achieving our full potential in teaching, learning, research and engagement.
We all have a hand in shaping campus environments that support health and wellbeing. By championing wellbeing for all of our communities, together we can create happier, healthier, more sustainable communities at UBC and beyond.
Wellbeing at UBC
All across UBC, wellbeing work is in action—threaded throughout strategic plans, in research projects across diverse disciplines, and embedded across a broad range of programs, services and initiatives across the university.
Supporting wellbeing for our entire UBC community has many benefits—people who are well are more productive, able to engage in deeper learning, have higher retention rates, a stronger sense of community and are more likely to recommend UBC to others.
UBC students, faculty, and staff report high levels of stress and anxiety, sedentary behaviour, unhealthy food intake, and barriers to inclusion that affect their academic performance and productivity. It is important that we address these issues by working proactively together—embedding wellbeing into our campus culture, championing wellbeing in both large and small ways, and supporting one another in addressing challenges.
Our community has identified these emerging areas to promote health and wellbeing at UBC:
|Mental Health & Resilience||Built & Natural Environments|
|Food & Nutrition||Inclusion & Connectivity|
|Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour||What is important to you?|
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