Below are some resources that you can access to help you stay well this year in residence.
H1N1 Flu Update
What to include in your personal Flu and Cold Kit:
Digital thermometer, Kleenex, Fever-reducing medication (acetiminophen or ibuprofen), Decongestant medication, cougy syrup, lozenges, plastic liners for your trash can, soup packages, gingerale and juice packages.
Nurse in Rez
Our “Nurses in Residence” are present in Totem Park, Place Vanier and Walter Gage one night per week throughout the academic year. They are available to answer your questions about health and wellness and also work with the residence life staff to support related programming initiatives in residence. To learn more about the program...
Student Health 101
As a student, you can receive Student Health 101 each month, the online health and wellness magazine. Each issue contains valuable information that will help you make the most of your time at UBC – from reducing stress to succeeding in your classes to relationships and getting involved, Student Health 101 covers it all. Make sure you receive each issue of Student Health 101 by registering online. To read the current issue, click here.
Chaplains in Rez
"Chaplains in Rez" are available in Gage on Mondays from 5-7, Place Vanier on Tuesdays from 5-7pm and Totem Park on Wednesdays 5-7pm every week throughout the academic year. They are available to answer your questions about spirituality and religion. The chaplains will also be able to provide information about and referrals to different faith groups, churches and places of worship around campus and nearby. Stop by, say hi and look for weekly fun activities with prizes!! The chaplains in Rez also work with the residence life staff and the nurses to support related program initiatives in residence. Check out the Top Tips for Spiritual Wellness. Visit their web page...
Need someone to talk to? Counselling Services offers a wide-range of counselling services for UBC students. Visit their web page...
International Peer Advisors in Rez
International Peer Advisors (IPAs) in Rez are student staff trained to provide basic information and assistance to international students in the areas of immigration (study permit, entry visa, etc.), health insurance (iMED, MSP application), employment (work permits and related information) and cultural transition. Drop by their table in your residence Commonsblock to say hi, get your questions answered, or find out about other available resources. They’ll be available weekly throughout the academic year at
- Totem Park: Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
- Place Vanier: Tuesday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
For more info about IPAs and what they can help with please check out their website.
Student Health Services
Find hours and contact information for the Student Health Services clinic. Take the self-assessment test to review your own health and lifestyle. Learn more by registering for one of our upcoming workshops or review our online wellness guide, it offers plenty of options to increase your well being and care for your body and brain! Have a question? Review the top ten health questions or ask your own. Visit the Student Health site...
Wellness Outreach - Wellness Centre
Room 56B, SUB
The Wellness Centre is a health promotion program of the Student Health Service. The Coordinator works with volunteer Wellness Peer Educators who assist in the Wellness Centre and organize a variety of programs: wellness fairs, workshops/discussions, and displays. Come to the Centre for free weekly drop-in sessions, to pick up information or safer sex products, or talk to a Wellness Peer Educator.
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 - 5:00 and Friday, 9:00 - 2:00 (or later depending on volunteer availability).
Safeguarding against Meningococcal Meningitis
Meningococcal meningitis has been found to be a risk for young people in residence settings such as military barracks and college residences. The disease is rare, but can be serious, resulting in amputations, kidney failure and death in about ten percent of cases. UBC residences have not had a case of meningitis, and we wish to avoid this serious and preventable disease. To find out more about vaccines, contact the UBC Student Health Nurse line at 604.822.7390.
Tips for you – and your neighbours – to help you stay well in a shared living environment. Read on...