Health & Wellness

health and wellness committeeThe Centre for Blood Research has formed its Health and Wellness Committee. Their vision is to create an inclusive, supportive and connected community by engaging in social and physical activities. Based on interviews with some of the CBR members, it was noted that the biggest challenges in working at a laboratory setting were high levels of isolation, stress and lack of opportunities to connect with CBR member’s outside of one’s lab.

Maintaining a work/life balance is difficult especially, if one plays many roles.  Taking that into consideration, the Health and Wellness Committee is planning events that are family-friendly and will target various interests and commitment levels. This will also help our members’ mental health as they are exposed to new skills, physical activity, team building activities to help elevate stress and expand their social networks.

For pictures visit our Facebook page:

Take part in the Health and Wellness Committee Photo Contest! Did you attend an H&W event? Post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #lifeatcbr .

If you are interested in joining the committee, send an email to Anna at

Upcoming Events:

  • Yoga & Meditation classes
    • Yoga Classes from 12:00PM to 12:50PM, LSC Room 1330
      January 19, February 2, February 16
    • Meditation Classes from 12:00PM to 12:50PM
      January 12 (Room 1330), January 26 (Room 4307), February 9 (Room 1330), February 23 (Room 4307)
  • Mental Health Workshops, January to March 2017
  • Sun Run. April 2017

Annual Challenges:

CBR Sun Run Team. The CBR forms an annual Sun Run Team to run the 10k Vancouver Sun Run! In 2016, 19 individuals from the CBR participated in the Sun Run on April 17, 2016. Read about it in the CBR News.

Bike to Work Week. The CBR participates in an annual Bike to Work Week competition – a great way to maintain personal health and help the environment! Read about our recent win in the CBR News.

UBC Stair Challenge. The CBR Stair Masters climb their way to good fitness by joining the UBC Pick Your Peak Challenge. It is an annual competition, where staff and faculty are encouraged to take the stairs for 4 weeks for a chance to win a prize. More information.

Past events:

December 13, 2016 CBR Curling Pictures Read about it
December 8, 2016 Holiday Potluck & Gift Exchange Pictures Read about it
October 31, 2016 Halloween Potluck & Apple Carving Pictures Read about it
October 6, 2016 Museum of Anthropology tour & Koerner’s Pub Pictures Read about it
August 26, 2016 Hawaiian Staycation Pictures Read about it
July 24, 2016 Lynn Valley Hike Pictures Read about it
June 29, 2016 Bubble Soccer Pictures Read about it
Stairs Challenge Pictures Read about it
Vancouver Sun Run Pictures Read about it
June 18, 2015 Dragonboating Pictures Read about it