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Choose Wonder

November 21, 2019

Brendan Leonard just wrote a piece for his blog about how and why we can make an active choice to choose wonder in our daily lives over that voice in our heads that suggests disappointment, pessimism, and being generally unimpressed. Brendan Leonard is a writer, blogger, climber, ultrarunner, general outdoor adventurer, and recovered alcoholic. His […]

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Call for proposals to Creating Space 10, a National Health Humanities Conference

November 15, 2019

Call for proposals to Creating Space 10, a National Health Humanities Conference in Vancouver April 17-18, 2020. The theme is What’s in a Word: Exploring the Multiple Meanings of Humanism in Contemporary Healthcare and Health Professions Education.   All residents are warmly invited by the Canadian Association for Health Humanities (CAHH). Please consider submitting! Or […]

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Remembering Medicine in War

November 8, 2019

On Monday November 11th at 11am, which marks the anniversary of the end of the First World War, we traditionally take a minute of silence to reflect and give respect to the many Canadians who have made sacrifices in armed conflicts around the world. The impacts of war have had affects on the medical profession- […]

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Understanding Depression

November 6, 2019

Depression can be scary and very challenging to live with, and affects millions of people worldwide. The Word Health Organization explains depression and advocates for getting help when needed.

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Announcing the Award Recipients of the 4th Annual Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Wellness Awards

October 25, 2019

We are very pleased to announce the recipients of the 4th Annual UBC Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Wellness Award that was presented at the 12th Annual Resident Talent Night that took place on September 26th, 2019.   The UBC Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Wellness Award honours faculty and staff members in Postgraduate Medical Education who demonstrate leadership in resident […]

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Resident Talent Night 2019

October 4, 2019

The 12th Annual Resident Talent Night took place last week at the Medical Student and Alumni Centre! A great time was had by all, enjoying some beautiful photos and paintings in the artwork display before watching a large display of talent from residents, alumni, and even the Executive Associate Dean of Education, Dr. Roger Wong. […]

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Imposter Syndrome: what it is and how to manage it

September 6, 2019

Many people experience imposter syndrome during their residency training. The way Imposter Syndrome is experienced can differ based on a number of different factors, including gender. This gendered experience of Imposter Syndrome is not specific to medicine; other communities such as female endurance athletes experience Imposter Syndrome as a result of factors on both on […]

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Call for Nominations: 4th Annual UBC PGME Faculty and Staff Wellness Award

August 22, 2019

The 4th Annual UBC Postgraduate Faculty and Staff Wellness Award honours faculty and staff members in Postgraduate Medical Education who demonstrate leadership in resident wellness. This award recognizes faculty and staff members located at any site across the province. Do you know a faculty and/or staff member whose leadership and advocacy has helped to create […]

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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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