The start of a new academic year is a busy time for students, faculty, and staff. Our Self-Care September initiative aims to keep us healthy, focused, and connected with each other throughout the year.
Self-Care September is a Faculty-wide initiative with a special focus on building community as we boost our own wellness. Self-care is not selfish. Nurture yourself, so you will have the mental and emotional energy for all aspects of your life. This month, we are following the Thrive 5 model: move more, sleep more, eat well, give back, and connect socially.
During the month of September, we’re also implementing practices that support workplace wellness. Download our Health Workplace Practices document.
Apply the Thrive 5
There are many ways to foster and maintain good mental health. As we navigate the ongoing reality of living through a pandemic, you may feel stressed, isolated or worried. Practising self-care can help alleviate these feelings.
UBC’s Thrive 5 program identifies five simple, easy-to-implement ways to support your mental health. Each week of our Self-Care September will focus on a different aspect of the Thrive 5.
Join Our Self-Care Collective
Education Crosses Canada
Join the Faculty of Education’s Self-Care Collective as we figuratively make our way from Vancouver to Halifax during the month of September! By participating in and tracking Thrive 5-based activities, our collective will accumulate points. Points convert into virtual kilometres, so we can “travel” across Canada together as we journey toward wellness.
How can I participate?
Simple! Just use the Scavify app to log activities such as:
- Share a photo of an extra serving of vegetables you added to a meal.
- Share a photo of you in nature.
- List some ways you have kept “in touch” with others.
- Share a playlist or podcast that you helps you wind down.
What do I do next?
- Download scavify.
- Create an account.
- Search “Self-Care September” and join for free.
- Take part in fun activities that will help you explore wellbeing!
Who can participate?
We encourage everyone to participate! Students, staff, faculty, and community members are all invited to join.
Whom do I contact if I have questions?
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
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UBC uses Scavify, a mobile device application, to create and manage Scavify activities to promote physical activity and wellbeing. UBC collects your personal information, including your full name and e-mail address, in order to create an account and provide you access to Scavify. UBC collects and uses this information under authority of section 26(c) of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
Scavify is hosted on servers located outside of Canada (in the USA). UBC requires your consent to disclose the information it collects from you in order to create your account and provide you access to Scavify‘s services.
Scavify provides functions that allow you to upload photos and videos, and to check-in using your mobile device’s geo-location capabilities, all as part of tasks participants may be required to be complete when participating in a Scavify activity. Use of these functions is optional and may not be required for specific Scavify activities.
Note: It is solely your responsibility to ensure the necessary consents have been obtained from all other individuals who may appear in any images (photographs, video/audio recordings, or other likenesses) that you chose to upload to Scavify.
UBC uses information you enter into Scavify for the purposes of recording completion of Scavify activities and identifying participants of particular tasks. Aggregated information is used to identify tasks with high participant rates. The information will not be shared with anyone outside of the Faculty of Education’s DNSO team, except as noted below.
Consent to Disclose Information
By creating an account and accessing the Scavify application, you are indicating:
- that you have read and understand the above privacy notification; and
- that you are granting your consent for storage, disclosure, and access of your personal information outside of Canada; and
- that you understand and accept that you are solely responsible for ensuring you have obtained the appropriate consent of any others who may appear in images you upload to Scavify; and
If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use, and/or disclosure of your personal information or the use of Scavify, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to creating an account or accessing UBC’s Scavify service.
|Updated on:||Friday, September 18, 2020|
|Location:||Thunder Bay, ON|
|Distance travelled:||3,004 km|