Staff Development Resources

This page gathers various wellness and development courses for staff both at UBC and at the Health Authorities.


UBC Workplace Learning

This course is a set of resources for learning to use the Workplace Learning site as a UBC employee (you will need a CWL to login). This hub is a centralized, searchable digital catalogue of learning offered by UBC.

This platform is intended to serve UBC employees and support UBC training, wellbeing and professional development.  UBC employees can

  • Discover new learning opportunities available at UBC
  • Register for free or paid workshops or courses offered by units across campus
  • Learn in-person, online, or using a mixed of both
  • Track completed training records and any expiry dates

Linkedin Learning

Professional Development Video courses in Time Management, Communication, Personal Effectiveness.

Healthy Workplace Initiative Fund

 Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge – June July

Visit our Virtual Health Fair. It includes over 20 different screenings, tools and resources to help you assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self.

30-Day Online Mindfulness Challenge │ Begins every Tuesday

 This free, innovative, evidence-based training is for all UBC staff and faculty looking to incorporate mindfulness into the workplace and in their everyday lives. Content is delivered online via any device, and focuses on simple yet powerful and achievable learning objectives. After just 10 minutes a day for 30 consecutive days, participants will be healthier, more productive and better able to problem-solve and work in a team. Learn more and register now.


Learn about the importance of breaking up sedentary episodes and moving more at work, strategies for incorporating more movement into your workday, and information on how to adjust your workstation for proper ergonomics and better comfort.

Fire, flood, earthquake…do you know what you would do if one of these happened? This course will help you to be more resilient – at work, at home, and in your community. – no date but maybe we can contact Bob Manson

Five topics are covered including Stress, Low Mood, Depression, Suicide and finally Treatment and Stigma.

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of stress, low mood and depression
  • Identify the workplace risk factors that can contribute to these conditions
  • Explain the impact of stigma
  • Gain an awareness of the resources and support available to PHSA employees
  • Take the in-class workshop to further build on the knowledge gained during this module.

Women’s Self-Defence at Elements Academy is a comprehensive system of simple and realistic self-defence techniques that are highly useful and effective. Our instruction prioritizes skill rather than strength to immobilize and subdue an aggressor while minimizing danger and damage to yourself. We simulate scenarios from standing and ground positions that include grabs and holds from behind, take-downs, and common chokes. Feel confident that the skills you learn with us will make you a prepared, more empowered, formidable woman.


Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Please email Andi Martin if you have any other resources you would like to include.