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Living well

We believe that every individual can be active in caring for their own wellbeing as well as the health of their communities.

The Workplace Wellbeing team would like to acknowledge that UBC is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam (UBC Vancouver) and Syilx (UBC Okanagan) peoples and that we are uninvited guests on this land. We’d like to extend this acknowledgement to the territory on which you reside and its caretakers since time immemorial.

We believe that every individual can be active in caring for their own wellbeing as well as the health of their communities. It is important to acknowledge that a universal set of essential needs underpin wellbeing. These include safe, healthy, supportive and empowering systems and environments as well as equity and human rights. It is our responsibility as an institution to provide and contribute to these environments, which will in turn contribute to our community’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Community wellbeing is the cornerstone of our work, and we appreciate you taking the time to engage.

Physical Wellbeing

We offer various programs and services that can help you get started and stay motivated.

Mental Health

UBC recognizes the key role that mental health plays in the workplace. Mental health impacts everyone at UBC, not just those with a mental illness.


Eating well is as important to your overall health as taking the time to be physically active and engage in activities that support your mental wellbeing.

Healthy Workplace Initiative Fund

The Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP) is an annual fund available to UBC departments and units to support wellbeing grassroots activities.

UBC Thrive

UBC Thrive is a mindset and a week-long series of events focused on helping everyone at UBC explore their path to mental health.

Breastfeeding-Friendly Spaces at UBC

For breastfeeding mothers, UBC has established a number of spaces on campus where you can breastfeed your child, pump milk and tend to your child’s needs.

Personal Safety on Campus

UBC is committed to fostering a safe, healthy and respectful environment for everyone in the campus community.

Extended Health & Dental Provider: Sun Life

Phone: 1-800-661-7334 or 1-800-361-6212
Web: mysunlife.ca

Active Plan Group Number: 025205
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number

Retirement & Survivor Benefits Plan Group Number: 020605
Member ID: your 7-digit UBC employee ID number

Need crisis counselling?

Call the Morneau Shepell Care Access Centre at 1-800-387-4765 to chat with a counsellor.

Health & Wellbeing Disclaimer

The wellbeing information on this website is provided as information only and should not serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, or treatment from qualified physicians, mental health care providers, or other health care providers.  External resources have been carefully selected but are not produced by UBC and UBC is not responsible for the content nor does UBC endorse products or services mentioned on these sites.  Suggested links and resources are intended to educate but not to replace UBC policies, procedures or advice from health professionals.

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