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Call for Performers and Artists at Resident Talent Night 2019!

August 9, 2019

The 12th Annual Resident Talent Night will take place on Thursday September 26th at the Medical Student and Alumni Centre. Perform at Resident Talent Night We are calling all singers, dancers, musicians, poets, comedians, gymnasts, magicians, and more, to perform at Resident Talent Night in front of our warm and supportive audience.  Interested residents (and […]

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Aim. Focus. Release: The RWO is launching a support group for residents on leave

July 30, 2019

Drawing on the evidence based approach of mindful self-compassion, the Resident Wellness Office is launching a support group for residents on leave on leave starting September 17th!

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Chocolate Banana Muffins

July 24, 2019

Enjoy this healthy and delicious recipe for Chocolate Banana Muffins!

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Join us at Resident Talent Night 2019!

July 22, 2019

Resident Talent Night, the UBC Resident Wellness Office’s most anticipated event of the year, will be taking place on Thurs. Sept. 26! Resident Talent Night celebrates the resident community’s many talents beyond medicine, including musicians, spoken word poets, singer-songwriters, dancers, martial artists, magicians, acrobats, comedians, and more. It’s also a chance to showcase resident photography, painting and […]

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Fitness and mental health: ultrarunners share how running helps them overcome past trauma and mental health disorders

July 4, 2019

Many people use fitness as a means to help manage their own mental health. Ultrarunners Amanda Basham, Meredith Edwards, and Kaci Lickteig discuss how they use their running to help battle their own experiences with eating disorders and past trauma. Jim Walmsley, one of the top ultrarunners in the world and winner of the recent […]

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Celebration of Canadian accomplishments in medicine

July 2, 2019

Happy Canada Day! Take a minute to reflect and celebrate valuable contributions Canadians have made to the medical field.

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Redefining impossible

June 17, 2019

Often residency training can feel daunting, overwhelming, and impossible. Running 100 miles can seem impossible too- until it isn’t. Watch Brendan Leonard and Jayson Sime, two normal guys, train and conquer Run Rabbit Run, a 100 mile endurance race in Colorado with over 20,000 feet of elevation gain. As narrator Brendan Leonard suggests, the mental […]

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Stinging Nettle Ice Tea Recipe!

June 7, 2019

Enjoy some Stinging Nettle Ice Tea as the heat and hot weather come!

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What is empathy?

June 3, 2019

Learn the difference between empathy and sympathy, and why empathy is important in creating a meaningful connection with others.

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Yay fitness!

May 24, 2019

Looking for ways to keep fit during residency? Fitin30 is offering a discount on personal training to residents! Have a look at other Health and Lifestyle Discounts available to you as residents. Feel free to have a look at the RWO Community Events page, which outlines different community fitness activities available in locations around the […]

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How to minimize sleep dept and fatigue after night shifts

May 16, 2019

After a night shift, workers are generally highly fatigued and have and can accumulated a huge amount of sleep dept. Read ways that you can help mitigate negative effects of working night shifts on your sleep patterns and how to optimize your daily schedule to accommodate sleep deprivation from night shifts. This information guide, designed […]

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What to do when worry keeps you awake

May 14, 2019

Read about specific skills you can use to soothe nighttime anxiety.

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Radical Acceptance

May 3, 2019

Often challenging events happen in our life that are beyond our control, and can cause us to experience strong emotions such as anger, frustration, hurt, and sadness. I recently injured my knee in an acute running accident. Running is more than fitness for me; ultra running is an adrenaline rush, a meditation, a coping mechanism […]

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Launch of Peer-Led Ice Cream Rounds Toolkit!

April 30, 2019

The RWO Peer-Led Ice Cream Rounds Toolkit provides resources for a resident to facilitate Ice Cream Rounds sessions with their peers. The RWO strongly recommends connecting with our office via email (resident.wellness@ubc.ca) for support as you plan a peer-led Ice Cream Round session with your program.

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Sometimes we freak out!

April 18, 2019

Counselor Elana Sures shares why sometimes we freak out and provides skills to help manage strong emotions to help you act in challenging situations in ways that help you get your needs met!

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Raspberry Hemp Smoothie

April 12, 2019

Enjoy this easy, healthy, and delicious Raspberry Hemp Smoothie recipe! Visit the Run Fast Eat Slow blog, written by elite marathoner Shalane Flanagan and runner/ chef Elyse Kopecky, for more healthy and filling recipes to keep you fueled throughout your busy day.

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RDOC’s Plan Your Own Social Fund

March 28, 2019

Are you interested in planning a social event for your program? Resident Doctors of BC offers a funding program to help fun events to build community within your program. Visit their website for more details and how to apply!

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Morning Glory Muffins!

March 18, 2019

Enjoy this Morning Glory Muffins Recipe for a tasty and healthy snack (to be enjoyed at any time of the day!)

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Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrating Inspirational Women in Canadian Health Care

March 8, 2019

As today is International Women’s Day, take a minute to read about the many highly respected Canadian female doctors and other inspirational female medical professionals who have benefited Canadian health care over the years!  

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Self-Criticism: What it is and how to address it

March 8, 2019

Self criticism can be a challenging mindset to manage, particularly for medical students and residents as they progress through their training. Learning about what emotions are and why they are helpful can be a great start in becoming aware of and addressing self-criticism.     

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Spending Time Outside!

March 1, 2019

Spending time outside, even for just 20 minutes, can be beneficial to promote wellness. Brent Seal certainly agrees- after being diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2007, Brent sought solstice outside. Alongside rock climbing partner James Frysak, the pair started a web series depicting their adventures and challenges as they prepared to summit Everest. If you are […]

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What does holistic wellness mean to you?

February 22, 2019

Dr. Amy Barnhorst discusses the importance of figuring out what wellness means to you, how to take a step back from a ‘perfectionist’ mindset, and how personal wellness contributes greatly to the wellness of patients.

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Compassion and Self-Compassion: Important Pieces in Patient Care

February 14, 2019

It’s been suggested that many people decide to work in the medical profession out of compassion for others. A panel of leaders in the medical community at Stanford discuss the importance of self-compassion in maintaining compassion for patients. Read more about the concept of self-compassion as a tool for success and mental well being. Test […]

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Blushing Latte Recipe

February 8, 2019

Enjoy this Blushing Latte Recipe to share with your loved ones!

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Six Mindfulness Techniques for Physicians

February 1, 2019

Dr. Epstien, a professor at the University of Rochester, advocates for mindfulness as a powerful tool for medical professionals in dealing with personal stress, being more compassionate, and reducing clinical errors. Read about his Six Mindfulness Practices for Physicians. If you are interested in continuing to practice mindfulness, please visit the RWO’s resources on Mindfulness […]

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