Health and wellness opportunities for October

Health News from Health, Safety & Wellness in Human Resources

UFV Wellness Program

The Health, Safety & Wellness office in the Human Resources department will soon be launching a new wellness program for UFV employees. The current theme is Stress and Time Management. Over the course of October and November we will be offering workshops in support of providing a healthy work-life balance and teaching mechanisms to reduce and deal with stress related issues. Wellness Workshop information can be found on our website:–development/wellness-workshops/

UFV employees can look forward to receiving information and resources on relevant health, safety & wellness topics. Please direct any questions or comments to Amanda vanTilborg at or local 4343.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is essential that we take the time to find out more about Breast Cancer. According to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is a complex disease that affects as many as 1 in 9 Canadian women during their lifetime. To find out more information and resources about breast cancer including risk factors, screening, and prevention please take a moment to visit the following websites:

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation:

Canadian Cancer Society:

BC Cancer Agency: Care + Research:

Screening Mammography Program

In support of bringing awareness to the importance of prevention and screening, there are many free screening clinics available in BC for women between the ages 40-79. Visit the website below to find a clinic near you today!

BC Cancer Agency: Clinic Locator:

Amanda van Tilborg